77 posts tagged with house by Anonymous.
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What to do with my home now?

Designed and built my home about forty years ago. Submitted plans to city that were approved. Started building and had several inspections that passed. Got a job offer I couldn't refuse. Took it and moved into home without finals and occupancy permit. Been living there since, working slowly on it in spare time and as health permitted. Getting to the end of my life, what do I do now? No money to finish, health won't allow much activity, don't want to be evicted, fined, jailed.
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2016 - 12 answers

Neighbor wants to replace wall separating our gardens, what do I do?

My NYC townhouse has a garden in the back. The garden has a wall around it, which has been there for decades. Two nearby trees has caused it to bow out of alignment toward my neighbor's garden, though not dramatically so. My neighbor claims in a letter to me that the wall will one day collapse into her garden, and wants us to share the cost of replacing the wall, before that happens, with a fence. She also said that if I don't agree to do this, I better make sure that my insurance covers the possible damage to her property that a collapse could cause. I think my neighbor (who is wealthy) just wants a new fence for aesthetic reasons so it matches other fencing on her property, and that the wall is fine -- and I have some questions for the hive-mind... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2016 - 7 answers

Considering buying in Toronto -- what would you do?

I’m single, in my late 20s, living in Toronto. My family thinks it’s time for me to buy property and has generously offered to give me enough money to put down a 25% down payment. I’m feeling slightly overwhelmed and hesitant, for a few reasons. I'm at the very beginning of thinking about this so I'm probably missing some fairly obvious things. Please help me think through this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2016 - 32 answers

Pregnant! Should we step back from buying this house we've dreamed of?

We were getting close to making an offer on a home — but the house was a lifestyle upgrade, not a necessity. This month we found out a kid is on the way (whoo!), and we're trying to decide if the house is still doable, or if we should save our pennies for the little person-to-be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2015 - 22 answers

How to get a loan in this scenario?

We own a lot in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Its value has tripled since we bought it; at this point we could sell it for $100k if we wanted to. We don't want to sell it. We want to build a 500 square foot house on it. We already paid for the permits, saved up the money, and now it's looking like we might fall $10k-$20k short on the total cost to build. Neither of us is employed. Given our extended explanation, how do we make this happen? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2015 - 9 answers

This house stinks. Help us keep it anyway.

We are trying to avoid foreclosure on a house that we love, but has significant issues that we may not be able to afford to fix. Namely, moisture damage/mold. Are there risks in asking the mortgage company to help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2015 - 11 answers

Need a trustworthy realtor in Austin TX

My family has decided we're relocating to Austin. We need help finding a trustworthy real estate agent to help us buy a home there, since we currently live in a different part of the country. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2015 - 4 answers

First time homebuyer loan

First time home buyer. Totally confused and stressed out! I was pre-approved for a loan that includes a CalHFA down payment assistance loan. (I'm in California, natch, Alameda County). We went into contract last week and now my mortgage broker is asking me to collect a bunch of paperwork and she told me I need to do an educational class for my CalHFA loan. So I start researching these loans a little more closely, and I think I'm over the income limit. Now... What? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2015 - 3 answers

Considering putting an offer on a house but need input

Please advise if this house mught be a good investment. I saw it a while back and liked a lot about it but certain factors turned me off from it. Now that it's had a price reduction i'm reconsidering if it's a worthwhile investment. I plan to live in it but resale value is important to me as I don't know how long I plan to stay and want to be able to sell it quickly without losing money. Details below [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2015 - 15 answers

My husband wants to build a house. I don't. Help.

My husband and I are at an impasse and I need help either figuring out how to make my case more clearly or ideas how to get myself on board. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2015 - 40 answers

How much home can I really afford?

My partner and I want to buy a house in DC this fall but are having some difficulty understanding how much house we can actually afford. We haven't applied for pre-approval yet because we're likely won't start looking until September or October. (Though if there is a reasoning for why we should get pre-approved and buy a house in the next few months, we're open to hearing it. But we currently live in NYC and it would be logistically complicated). Financial details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2015 - 23 answers

Responding to an assessor questionnaire

It's been a few months since I bought my house, and I've received a questionnaire from the local assessor asking for details about the property. I plan to answer all the questions truthfully to the best of my knowledge and ability. Beyond that, do you have any advice on responding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2014 - 6 answers

Can we have the house we want near Boston on our budget?

We like the modern amenities, but hate the lack of charm of nearby tear-downs. Could we get what we want in a custom build within our budget? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2014 - 14 answers

Paid off mortgage -- how would new house purchase financing work?

Me and my SO completely paid off our mortgage a couple years ago. So, we have full equity. That's great, we're happy w/the situation. Now, if for whatever reason we decide to uproot and move to an entirely new city and/or state, how would the financing work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2014 - 8 answers

Can I buy my parents' house in a way that makes financial sense?

My parents have always struggled financially, living under crippling debt and never able to have an income able to match the bills, the biggest of which is their mortgage. I hate to see how difficult this situation is for my dad, and I want to help out for the sake of his stress level, and also because once he retires in a few years the math truly does not work out in their favor. I've been thinking of buying some land anyway, so I'm wondering if there is any feasible way to make this work for both my parents and me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2013 - 20 answers

Well Crap

I live in Brooklyn with my wife. We were planning on moving to New Jersey to buy a house, and we found a lovely place, made an offer that was accepted, and started visualizing ourselves in this beautiful new house...and then the other shoe dropped. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2013 - 46 answers

Everyone in me is a bird, but landlords won't rent to any of us.

My current rental house is too small, so I'm looking for a larger house or apartment to rent when my lease is up next month. I have excellent income and strong credit and good references, with roots in the area. I'm friendly and professional. But I have a feeling that potential landlords may be refusing to rent to me because they suspect I am pregnant. (I am not.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2013 - 27 answers

Engagement didn't work out - but she's still on the mortgage

So I got engaged and bought a house with my fiancee. We lived together for a couple of years but it did not go well and she moved out. So I'd like to keep the house but do that I'll need to get her off the mortgage and off the deed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2013 - 23 answers

Buy a house without a spouse?

Buying a house while married but physically separated -- what are the possible issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Best practices for cash house purchase?

Best practices for a cash house purchase please? UK specific. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Help us get rid of this house!

We have an old, unlived in house that is disintegrating. We need help fixing it up, emptying the junk out of it and selling it. We are overwhelmed and find it hard to face this problem. Advice needed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Modifications for house

Modifications to house to walker/wheelchair... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2012 - 8 answers

What is the happy medium?

How do I come to terms with the fact that my apartment will never be as neat as I would like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2012 - 21 answers

Cleaning in Minneapolis?

I have a need for a one time deep-cleaning service in the Minneapolis area. Does anybody have any recommendations? Further, does anybody have tips for getting family members to try and be less cluttered? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2012 - 7 answers


My boyfriend wants to buy a house. I don't. How do we work through this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 - 48 answers

I don't want to be buried in my own backyard

Underwater mortgage + growing family in small house = terror. How can we plan to get out of this situation in three years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2012 - 29 answers

How bad is owning half a house?

What's the legal liability ramifications of owning half a house? (I already have a lawyer. I wanted a second/English opinion.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 - 17 answers

The Mystery of the Man with the U-Haul Truck

My mother had an unsettling experience at her home this evening between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Does this person who came to her door sound like a scammer or a criminal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2011 - 25 answers

Same-sex Split

My same-sex partner and I have separated (to my shock and opposition) after a few years of hard financial times. While I am holding out hope that she will come to her senses, I need help deciding on what to do (especially regarding our house) in case we can't resolve our issues. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2011 - 9 answers

I'll probably just end up leaving a crumpled wad of 20s on the nightstand.

After being nickel-and-dimed to death throughout the process of buying a home in NYC, I have learned from our real estate lawyer that we will be expected-but-not-required to tip the Title Closer about $150 at the closing. Really? I mean... really? Homebuyers, what is your experience with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2011 - 49 answers

Free house in small town or high rent in big town?

In-laws want to give us a house. For free. But is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 - 29 answers

Should I pay off all of my loans before I try to buy a house?

I need some house buying help, and advice about whether to pay off my loans now or save more for the down payment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Should I gamble with love or the property market?

I would like to buy a home. I am currently single, in my early 30s, and would like to meet someone special and have a family. Right now, I could buy something that would suit one person, a couple, and maybe a couple with a kid - but not really a "family" home. Should I buy or wait? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2010 - 13 answers

Living with dirty landlords, and need to broach the subject of cleaning or leaving.

Currently renting a room in a couple's house-- they are my housemates and landlords. I am not liking the situation-- it's extremely dirty. How can I make the situation better, or broach the subject of leaving after I just moved in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 21 answers

I took my obamabux, but I need to run...

I bought a house and used the recovery plan tax credit, but now I might have to relocate for my relationship. How do I make this work without losing my shirt? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2010 - 4 answers

To ReFi or not to ReFi?

Is it smart to refinance my house now? Very Special Snowflake details on the other side. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Should I hurry up and get a mortgage while I still have a 'good' job?

Should I try to get a mortgage and buy a house before I leave my corporate-type job for a low and unreliably-paying creative one? Or is it possible I'll be able to do those things afterwards? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 - 15 answers

Should I pay cash for a house?

Under 30 with a 16-month-old. Getting $750k from insurance settlement. Have $65k in a money market from previous settlement, $10k in my Roth IRA, and $13k in my 16-month-old's 529. Should I pay cash for a house? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2010 - 19 answers

Is our home a hostel?

Is it fair to ask our room mate to cut back on the weekend house guests? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2010 - 35 answers

Condo Foreclosure

My wife and I own one unit in a large condominium complex. Four of the units were owned by a man who died earlier this year. Now his units are in foreclosure. How will this affect our property values? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Renting a house 101

How do I rent a house (in Madison, WI)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 - 8 answers


[lock filter] Tonight I found out that the key that works in all of my house locks also works in my friend's front door. Is this common? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2010 - 23 answers

Choose the form of the (real estate / finance) Destructor!

Our house in the Chicago suburbs has been on the market for a year, and isn't selling. Should we drop the price till it hurts even more, or try to rent it out and hope the housing market doesn't fall even more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Want to buy a house even though we are in lots of debt.

My wife and I have a LOT of credit card debt and no savings. We can now afford to start paying off the debt. We'd like to buy a house as quickly as possible, what can we do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2010 - 38 answers

Yep, I hate burglars.

Our house was broken into. But nothing was taken. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2010 - 35 answers

fewer rooms = better house? am I missing anything?

What are the implications of remodeling away bedrooms? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2010 - 14 answers

If my mom lets her house be foreclosed and leaves the country, can I get in trouble?

If my mom puts her money in my bank account, lets her house be foreclosed and leaves the country, can I get in trouble? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2010 - 33 answers

Should we not buy a house right now?

Should we not buy a house right now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2010 - 23 answers

Is a short sale of my house a viable option?

I need to get out of my house, and it's not all due to financial reasons. Is short sale a viable option? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2010 - 10 answers

He wants to move I don't.

He wants to move I don't. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2010 - 25 answers

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