Where can I find a decent one-bedroom apartment in Toronto that is NOT in a basement? [more inside]
Edna-filter: I am trying to find on-line a particular image of Dame Edna Everage. [more inside]
Who should I consult to tell me how to fix my house? Contractor? Structural engineer? [more inside]
Wikipedia has a wicked diagram of where everyone sits in the House of Commons. Does anyone know of a similar diagram for the US House of Representatives?
How can I identify a bad sewage smell in my living room? [more inside]
How can I research how a particular act of the U.S. Congress came into existence - with as much detail as is possible about how it changed from proposal to final act and how it was influenced along the way? [more inside]
Where can I find an cool old house to move onto a lot? [more inside]
My dad wants to know the name of an architect he saw on television. Details are fuzzy except that he wears an eyepatch and that he designed a house overlooking the California coast. [more inside]
My husband and I just bought our first house and moved in a couple of days ago. I am feeling completely overwhelmed and I am crying every night, just thinking about all the things we have to do now that we never had to do before (mowing lawn, cleaning gutters, etc., etc.). I am also shocked at all the money we are having to spend, and it kills me to see our savings dwindle. Is all this normal? Can I expect these feelings to pass? I just can't help thinking that we are not ready for a house, and that this was all a terrible, costly mistake. Has anyone else felt this way and gotten over it?
How did you learn how to buy a house? First-time homeowner needs some guidance. [more inside]
Can anyone tell me what songs were on the soundtrack of House last night? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me the name of the song that starts playing 1 minute and two seconds into the movie trailer for The House of Sand (Casa na Areia). The trailer link is here. The song sounds jewish, but I can't remember what it's called.
Is it better to buy a house or rent a place, considering the current economy? [more inside]
Attention Dallasites: venue House of Blues. What is the best seat, and why, box or balcony? [more inside]
Just about to make our first ever offer on a house and need advice on terms...help? (lots more detail in click) [more inside]
What kind of shoes does Hugh Laurie (House MD) wear in Season 3, when he's on the skateboard? (shown in this screencap) [more inside]
Can I get the mortgage tax deduction if a parent transfers their house to me and I begin paying the mortgage without going through an actual sale and real estate agent/commission process? [more inside]
Is it really that much better to pay off a mortgage in bi-monthly payments rather than once-a-month payments? [more inside]
My neighbor/good friend just went into labor! I have the keys to her house. Give me some ideas of what I can do to rock out her house while she is gone! [more inside]
We've seen doctors, home inspectors, alternative medicine practitioners and we've got nothing. [more inside]
When buying a house is it better to have the seller pay the closing costs or to reduce the sale price of the home? [more inside]
Under financial pressure. My house isn't selling. I want to avoid foreclosure and don't care about making a profit. It's the original mortgage; a 30-year fixed at 5.5% in good condition (attractive older house and well maintained) in a decent neighborhood (property values steady as those in more expensive neighborhoods fall). [more inside]
What are the legalities involved in buying a house and then dismantling and removing it? [more inside]
A company did additional work they were not authorized by us to do to our house, and now our house is broken. [more inside]
What is the name of the story in which a man buries stolen money under a sapling, ends up buying the house next door, and years later tries to retrieve the money only to find that the neighbor has already taken it and left newspaper clippings? [more inside]
House appraisers, building permit people, and DIYers: Just how badly did I screw us up? [more inside]
How late is too late to negotiate with mortgage broker for fees? And how can I track mortgage interest rates to get a better rate before closing? [more inside]
Good birthday gifts for someone moving from a townhouse to a single family home? [more inside]
What can cause a house's lights to dim and flash? [more inside]
What do I need to know about fixing up (repaving, sealcoating, I have no idea) my driveway? [more inside]
Radon in new home: a newly built home has tested very high for radon -- 16 in the basement and 8 on the first floor. EPA safe level is below 4. How dangerous is radon really, particularly for preschool age children, in terms of a percentage risk for developing cancer? How effective is radon remediation? What technical questions or specs should I insist on and double check? Are there any remediation methods that anyone recommends, that are particularly effective, or that would amount to overkill? Are there any remediation methods that don't work well? And good or bad side effects of radon remediation?
What does it take to convert a house from natural gas to electricity for the stove, dryer, hot water tank, etc.? [more inside]
I have a rental house that I am selling. It has been listed with a Real Estate agent since Nov 07. Not one offer on it. Some people from my parent's church are interested in buying it, but they want to do it For Sale By Owner -no Real Estate Agents involved. My listing expires on Oct. 11. How long after the listing expires can I sell it on my own? Is there a grace period? Any ideas of how to cancel the listing beforehand? I don't want to lie, but I would rather sell to the church people for obvious reasons (more money for me, better deal for them, etc.). I am in GA.
What are some LESS obvious things that can disqualify someone from obtaning a job, car, or an apartment? [more inside]
What legal action can my aunt take against her landlord? He's basically trying to get her to buy the house or get out. [more inside]
What color should I paint my porch if I want to keep a fire engine red door? [more inside]
We're reconfiguring our house to make room for a second child. We'd like to continue to have someplace comfortable for guests to sleep, but we're short on space. [more inside]
What sort of agreements should I make or information should I consider before moving into an apartment that would be used as a daycare during the day when my roommate and I aren't around? [more inside]
Every 3,000 miles, I change the motor oil. But what about the house? I need a home repair and maintenance schedule? I'm looking for the best books and online resources that describe optimum home repair schedules and practices. [more inside]
Very Bad Cat: I need advice on what to do about a cat that is chronically peeing inappropriately in the house. We have ruled out medical issues (diabetes, UTI, etc) and believe it's behavioral. We have tried all the usually recommended solutions (keeping the litter box pristine, Feliway, Rx food for urine crystals, etc). What are our options? (Probably too much detail inside.) [more inside]
How long in advance should I look for a house to rent? And where do I look besides Craigslist? [more inside]
Tennessee lakes? [more inside]
What is this interior painting trend I see before me? [more inside]
I moved into an apartment in a Victorian house last Friday and about 5 minutes after I start moving in I realize that the windows are in terrible shape. The wood frames have rotted, some windows don't open, some don't close. At least one had a broken frame like it broke when someone was trying to shit the window. A couple have cracked panes. Probably half of them are missing the locking mechanisms so I can't lock them. [more inside]
What is this button in my friend's house? [more inside]
Do you know where I can get some inexpensive and attractive lever-style doorhandles? [more inside]
When calculating a house's square footage, does one include screened-in outdoor porch areas (with unfinished floors and no heating or other amenities)? Does one include separate garages (with no heating or other amenties)? Basements? Also, is there a definitive source I can point to for justifying any inclusions/exclusions re: the above to those who might question? Thanks!