How can I sell surplus stock in North America? [more inside]
Pimp My House: We bought a house, but we're not moving into it for another month. It's currently empty. What cool projects should I undertake before we move in? [more inside]
I am thinking of installing a metal roof. I am in central New England. My present shingled roof has a 3½" to 12 pitch and is rated for up to 30 pounds per square foot. This winter The roof had to be shoveled on a regular basis. I am both worried that with heavy repeated snows my home is at risk for structural damage and I suspect that this 30 PSF rating is not a real world figure. I also have a problem with heavy snow blocking the combustion air for my furnace which is built into the furnace stack. Would a dark colored metal roof with such a shallow pitch be self clearing under heavy snow?
Please point me in the direction of some outstanding house music mixes. I'm looking for full-set live mixes by DJs of various artists. [more inside]
I'm going to be building a modest split-level home this spring – 1900 sqft – in Madison, WI. Should I expect the cost of materials to be lower or higher than it was to build the exact same house 6 months ago? [more inside]
What is a young couple supposed to do when 6 months after purchasing their first home a landslide occurs in their back yard? [more inside]
[GrownupFilter] Many credit threads on here, but I couldn't find one that really helped: I have shit credit, and I hate throwing money away with renting. In the next 12-18 months, what can I do to help me buy a house? [more inside]
Landlords are selling the house we are in and we would like to know what to expect from the coming months. [more inside]
I'm trying to help a friend clean up a bad situation with cats and wood floors; I'm looking for suggestions (Icky cat-related stuff inside) [more inside]
I am looking for tips on how to move house with a cat (I'm moving tomorrow!). It's going to be a 4 hour journey in a car, with a cat who hates traveling (she breaks out of a her secure cat-box) and gets very stressed (cries and pants). Also, I want to try to address her behaviour issue, if anyone has the time to look inside and read her background info (sorry for the lengthy notes). [more inside]
Who owns the White House in Washington D.C.? [more inside]
My parents are looking for a place to retire in NE North Carolina (i.e. home). Mom asked me to help her search with internet (they have traveled down there several times) so they can narrow things down and get a better feel for the market. I have little idea where to even began searching. Suggestions?
Good blogs about house remodeling? [more inside]
Is it okay to paint over sandy stucco-like exterior house wall? Is there another method or preparation to refinish an exterior wall make of this substance? [more inside]
I want to buy my first house AND not owe any Federal taxes for 2007...Traditional IRA Perhaps? [more inside]
Buying through Redfin - does anyone have first-hand experiences they could share? [more inside]
What's the most economical way to make your house/apartment smell good? [more inside]
My wife paints with oils. We're buying a house with a septic system. Will cleaning brushes in the sink be a problem? [more inside]
What can I do with a VERY LARGE mesh satellite dish on my roof? [more inside]
Can you recommend an architect in the Seattle area? I'm hoping to have a second story put on my ranch house, and need professional advice. (I'll also happily take recommendations for contractors.)
Can anyone tell me the percentage of children of illegal immigrants who attend college? Specifically in Texas. We are arguing the HB 104 (in state tuition bill) in my government class and I need to know how many children of illegal immigrants who were not born in the US actually attend institutions of higher education....
Are there any agencies to help people exchange properties / relocate in the US (i.e. from one state to another)? Do large organizations HR help their employees? Is it something the Government does to help out? [more inside]
How should I select a financial planner? Should I find a fee-only or commission-based planner? $150-$200/hour seems like a lot of money to me. [more inside]
VanityFilter: What color(s?) should I paint my two-part bathroom? [more inside]
I'm moving to a new place and need to know what kinds of simple items I can use to furnish my place and keep it looking neat [more inside]
What is the best way to repair a home's foundation? [more inside]
I want to build a house: 1,500 sq.ft., passive solar/energy efficient features, $100,000 - possible? [more inside]
I am scheduled to close on my first home purchase in two weeks. What am I not expecting? [more inside]
We're having an open house and other various viewings of our place and I was wondering what would be good 'open house' music to play? Preferably from iTunes Radio but other suggestions welcome
Calling all Japan MeFites as well as you real estate mavens...I'm thinking of buying a house here in Tokyo, and I need some advice. [more inside]
How can I insulate a sash-weight window in a 1900 house? (I wish titles showed up on the main page so they didn't repeat the question....) Seems like you kind of have to leave a big hole there for the weight. But a lot of cold air is getting in there. I'd rather keep the weights if I could.
Should I buy a house knowing I will probably have to replace the roof in 4 years? [more inside]
Can I sell my place if I'm on a repayment plan for its mortgage? [more inside]
How do I determine if there might a mold problem in the attic of a house we're interested in purchasing? [more inside]
What do I need to know about getting my house into the Long Term Rental market? [more inside]
What kind of risks should I watch out for bidding in a housing auction? [more inside]
Why is my condo still cold?! I've sealed up all the windows... [more inside]
What's the downside of taking a house off the market temporarily (say, a couple of months)? My inlaws are trying to sell a house, it's taking a while, and the real estate agent suggested this so it wouldn't seem stale. Any reason not to do it?
Legally, what rights do I have in regards to shoddy renovation work done on my condo before I bought it? [more inside]
Family of four, moving to Bay Area, making $115K. Is this crazy? [more inside]
Looking for floor type radiator heat covers. Where can I find them? [more inside]
Does soundproofing material in a window also keep out the cold? [more inside]
Should we try to sell our house in a down market? [more inside]
How can my Bali-based US DJ friend improve and extend his wardrobe? [more inside]
Asbestos water heater? [more inside]
How can I prevent a bird from damaging my house? This exact bird (or family of birds) arrives every winter and uses the area under the roof above my window to next. I'm amazed by the stunning accuracy of the on-board navigation system on this crow-like bird, but it keeps ripping grates off my house and tossing insulation out.
What is the 19th Century illness that disfigures Esther Summerson of Dicken's Bleak House? [more inside]
SEATTLE: I'm looking for internet resources to find rental apartments, condos, houses [more inside]
How are house numbers allotted in Walton County, FL? The fellow at the courthouse said it is determined by distance and has something to do with emergency services. The house right next door to me is 53, but my number is 61. Why isn't it 55? Googling has failed me.
I will be vacating my house for a few months over the winter. Aside from some house plants there will be nothing organic in the house to worry about. I was planning on turning the heat down to near 40. The house is not particularly well insulated so, if we get a serious cold snap,which is entirely likely,I would like to be prepared. I was thinking of turning off the water from the basement so the pipes will be empty,therefore not freeze. Is there any danger in this? Have you any other suggestions?