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?
I truly love my wife, but I am really angry at her for screwing me up financially. If you have been in a similar situation, what have you done to forgive and forget? [more inside]
My wife and I want to buy a house in the Boston area, but have almost no down payment...maybe $10K. We both have good credit (725 and above) and make about $110K, together. What are my options to buy a house? [more inside]
You can use your Roth IRA for your first time home purchase (up to 10k). However, you must have the account open for 5 years. How is account defined? [more inside]
The appraisal came in low. Buying a house with no real estate agents involved. Offer contingent on appraisal. Re-negotiation strategies needed. [more inside]
I want to know more about Brady Bunch-era American house designs. [more inside]
Smelly house filter. Smell similar to stale cigarette smoke coming from our attic, and getting worse. What is it? How do I stop it? [more inside]
I'm planning on buying a house with my SO. We will contribute different amounts to the down payment and the monthly payments. How do we calculate how much of the resultant property each of us owns, especially when we don't know how the property will (or will not!) appreciate? [more inside]
How can I find a house in Guatemala?! [more inside]
I put an offer on a 100+ year old house in Galena, Illinois a year ago. The owners and I couldn't agree on a price so the deal fell through. It was a terrific rehabbed house on a hill with fireplaces in every room, a state of the art kitchen, guest quarters and a view of the whole town from the front window. I have become rather obsessed with this house and even checked up who, later, did purchase it. The strange thing was the sale price was less than my offer but it included something called "personal property" for 20k which the buyers apparently, added to the price of the house with the approval of the sellers. I've bought and sold condos and one house before but I never heard of including "personal property" in a deal. Did they throw in a car or artwork or something? Seems odd to me. I know I should get past this house but I just can't. Thanks for any input.
NoobHomeOwnerFilter: Where do I start troubleshooting water temperature issues? [more inside]