I'm planning on taking a working holiday mid april for two months (or longer) in Thailand with a friend. I have a few questions... [more inside]
What was a "Modern European Hotel" in the US in 1920? [more inside]
Posting for a friend: My wife and I are moving from BFE Oregon to Lexington, KY. We sold our little house in Oregon without losing any money, but we aren't looking to buy a house in Lexington just yet since we don't know much about the market or where we'd like to live. We have noticed that a lot of property agents rent single family homes, but also offer lease-to-own agreements on new(er) homes. Some of these homes are pretty nice, new, and seem to be in decent areas (we're flying out to see prospective rentals, so we'll be able to see anything before an agreement). Has anyone ever been in a lease-to-own agreement for a house? Is there any advantage to leasing a house like this, instead of just buying it? Does it typically cost much more than renting a place for a few years and then eventually buying? Is the eventual cost the same as simply getting a mortgage and buying the house?
Every culture has its inherent understandings, those laws that people abide by without them ever having been stated. What are the unspoken rules inside a crackhouse?
What is wrong with the electric and gas in my two-family house? Our bills are incredibly lopsided. [more inside]
Help us start to look for a house? [more inside]
What do you wish you had done to your new house before you moved in? [more inside]
A sudden, strong, strange chemical smell in the house. What could it be? And how might we find out? [more inside]
I want to improve my house cleaning skills... improve my speed, efficiency, thoroughness, etc. And use the best cleaning products for the task. [more inside]
I'm getting a house I inherited ready to rent out since I don't want to try and sell it in the current market. I've never been a landlord before. The house is in St. Petersburg, Florida in a desirable neighborhood. [more inside]
How do I open these aluminum windows from the 60's? The lock has a top-of-window sash component, then a metal ribbon-looking thing, and a screw in the top of the bottom sash. [more inside]
Three songs I'm looking for - various degrees of difficulty... [more inside]
Where can I find info on house construction that favours simplicity over clever extras? Think "LEGO". [more inside]
What walks like a duck and quacks like a duck yet may not be a duck dealing drugs out of his house? [more inside]
asking for a friend: dueling showerheads & the main one is losing. [more inside]
I will be moving on and selling my current house some time next year. In my neighborhood (mostly 1930's bungalows) a lot of similar houses have been purchased by developers, bulldozed, and replaced with McMansions far out of scale with the neighborhood. What can I legally do as part of the sale to prevent it from being Yet Another Teardown? [more inside]
What are the best ways to find and compare mortgage refi rates and fees? (web sites, or?) [more inside]
HighEndAudioAndTVShowFilter: What kind of stereo system (speakers/amp/record player) does Dr. House have in his office? [more inside]
So I burned a sizable patch of our living room carpet, and now the landlord is coming up for a visit. [more inside]
We rent a shared house in London. There are damp issues in a downstairs room which are known about by the landlord. We have just noticed a severe case of black mould infesting an upstairs wall. What are our legal rights as tenants? [more inside]
What are these thin wood beams in m attic and why are they there? [more inside]
How does the U.S. presidential transition at the White House actually occur? Who does what where, when and how? [more inside]
Need help planning a themed Oscars/Housewarming Party! [more inside]
How much does it actually cost to commission an architect to design an "interesting" home? [more inside]
Is it insane to buy a house in this market? [more inside]
After 14 years living in our small farm house a once-agricultural town in Connecticut our family has had to move on. Despite the markets leaning we did make a profit and would like to reinvest it as quickly as possible. As far as what we desire out of a location, we wouldn't like to go any farther north but have no real desire to stay in the state and would consider moving out of New England for the right reasons. [more inside]
Home Exchange Websites? [more inside]
How do I find out about live/work accomodations like converted warehouses in Cambridge, England? [more inside]
We wanted to get comments from anyone who has had their house used as a set for movies, commercials, etc. We are considering doing this with our house. What was your experience? Would you do it again? How did you do it? I see sites like this: http://www.filminglocations.com/ that list your house.
Help me identify the "cat house" in this picture. [more inside]
Our house is in sad state of disrepair. We'd fix it if we could, but we don't own it. We'd be persistent with the "landlords" but, we don't pay rent or bills. How do I tell them in a forceful, but considerate way that the house needs to be fixed? [more inside]
Who does one call to reconnect gutters to stormdrains? [more inside]
Can doctors really diagnose illnesses like they do on TV? [more inside]
Why do realtor often put their picture on "for sale" sign?
Black fly aphids already got two of my house plants. I threw the plants out, but some flies still are buzzing around and my apartment stinks of Raid. I still have two orchids i love and don't want to part with. could they be housing the flies? What would be a good, organic way to get them off if they are? [more inside]
We found a house we want to buy, how to get the ball rolling? [more inside]
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]