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Calculating a House's Square Footage

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!
posted by jimmyjimjim on Jul 29, 2008 - 20 answers

Wanted: Vintage 1960 Modern Architect

I'm interested in hiring an architect in Houston to design and build a modest, mid-century modern style house. [more inside]
posted by LastOfHisKind on Jul 27, 2008 - 3 answers

what's a schedule a?

What the heck is a "Schedule A" in real estate? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Jul 23, 2008 - 4 answers

How to cleanout a clogged vent stack?

Help me best attack a clogged vent stack. [more inside]
posted by mmascolino on Jul 22, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I stop construction workers from waking me?

Noisy Neighbors Filter: The construction at the house next door is waking me up every morning and they start before 8am. How early can residential construction in Chicago begin and what can I do to bust them if they violate that start time? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Jul 21, 2008 - 15 answers

What do I need to know about closing on a house?

What do we need to know about closing on a house? We're in Canada. [more inside]
posted by kate blank on Jul 21, 2008 - 8 answers

How low an offer should I take for my house?

How low an offer should I take for my house? [more inside]
posted by Mom on Jul 17, 2008 - 26 answers

Hardwood Installer Recommendations in the GTA

I'm looking for recommendations for a hardwood floor retailer/installer in the Greater Toronto Area. [more inside]
posted by kate blank on Jul 13, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I move back to New Orleans?

How do I move back to New Orleans? Or, in light of the economy here and elsewhere, should I stay in Baton Rouge and suck it up? [more inside]
posted by ultraultraboomerang on Jul 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Central air conditioner issues on a rental house in Texas.

Air conditioner puts out more water than cool air. Ideas on what two renters can do? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Jun 29, 2008 - 9 answers

Plug-in LED lights for house outlets that make pretty colors?

Hive mind, do you know of a cheap, plug-in LED light that will wash the wall above it with pretty colors? [more inside]
posted by arimathea on Jun 28, 2008 - 8 answers

All we are is (saw)dust on your desk

Help me figure out just what the hell is up with our new addition, bugs, and sawdust! [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Jun 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Liquidating an estate in the USA... in today's economy. Shouldn't we just wait a while?

How should we handle liquidating assets in an estate in the USA right now? Assets consist primarily of a stock portfolio and a house. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2008 - 17 answers

Fun activities for a couple at home

RelationshipFilter: Help me find some good time activities to do at home with a prospective girl friend. [more inside]
posted by the_dude on Jun 20, 2008 - 39 answers

Help me not die in an electrical fire.

What is wrong with my electricity? Lights started to flicker, circuit breaker didn't trip, circuit started to buzz, now afraid the house is going to burn down. [more inside]
posted by quin on Jun 19, 2008 - 16 answers


I want to get a bunch of friends to drive down to Mexico and rent a house for the weekend. [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Jun 18, 2008 - 3 answers

House vs. apartment. Are the costs of maintaining a house roughly less, the same as, or more than levies on a comparably sized apartment?

House vs. apartment. Are the costs of maintaining a house roughly less, the same as, or more than levies on a comparably sized apartment? [more inside]
posted by lottie on Jun 16, 2008 - 11 answers

How expensive will fixing the floors be?

What's the cost and effort involved in fixing floors attacked by termites and fungus in the bay area? [more inside]
posted by bumpybear on Jun 14, 2008 - 1 answer

What is the tune I can't remember?

Help me remember name of 1994 mainstream (super popular) dance track. [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Jun 13, 2008 - 14 answers

How difficult is a water softener install?

Much like my last question posted here four years ago about OS9, I am being flummoxed by hard water. Or more specifically, the level of difficulty wrt installing a water softener. How hard is it? [more inside]
posted by hijinx on Jun 12, 2008 - 5 answers

A few questions related to Trance Music.

A few questions related to Trance Music. [more inside]
posted by wildrain2008 on Jun 7, 2008 - 6 answers

who built what where near?

How can I find houses by interesting architects in my area? It seems like every couple of months I come across a story about someone who bought a house that was designed by a frank lloyd wright 3rd gen second cousin disciple. [more inside]
posted by striker on Jun 5, 2008 - 6 answers

How can I get rent back from a room I need to leave

Scary roommate situation. I want to leave and I'm trying to figure out if I have any way of getting my money back, which I really need to help me get another room. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2008 - 32 answers

I'm going to need a roof over my head.

My husband and I are moving to Charlotte, NC in August. Any tips on finding a (rental) house? [more inside]
posted by All.star on May 29, 2008 - 5 answers

How to find a house boat to rent in london?

What's the best way to look for a house boat to rent in London? [more inside]
posted by YouRebelScum on May 29, 2008 - 2 answers

What does a star on the side of a house mean?

Is there any meaning associated with stars on the sides of houses? On Virginia's Eastern shore, I saw a bunch of houses with 5-sided stars like this one on their sides. Most were black, but some were more muted colors. Do they mean anything? [more inside]
posted by i love cheese on May 27, 2008 - 11 answers

Best software for newbie DJ

Best software to start mxing and creating my own dance tracks? [more inside]
posted by wildrain2008 on May 26, 2008 - 14 answers

Not Inspector Gadget

Would you please share your recommendations for home inspectors and/or pest inspectors in or around Oakland, CA? [more inside]
posted by apostrophe on May 25, 2008 - 4 answers

How to let a house without acting as a landlord?

Is it possible for a 'normal person' to let a house without doing all of the usual landlord work? We want to keep a house in the family but don't want the responsibility of finding tenants, contacting a plumber, collecting rent and so on. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Selling surplus stock

How can I sell surplus stock in North America? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Pimp my house: Let's renovate my house to Awesomenessosity!

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]
posted by unixrat on May 1, 2008 - 29 answers

Metal Roofs

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?
posted by Raybun on Apr 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Please suggest some great house music mixes.

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]
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese on Apr 24, 2008 - 15 answers

Has the cost of home building gone up or down?

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]
posted by BirdD0g on Apr 22, 2008 - 10 answers

Landslide 6 months after first home purchase...

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]
posted by slowtree on Apr 19, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me grow up, dammit.

[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]
posted by damnjezebel on Apr 19, 2008 - 17 answers

Reality of Realty

Landlords are selling the house we are in and we would like to know what to expect from the coming months. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Apr 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Cats Vs Wood Floors: Cats Win

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]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Moving a cat and dealing with her needy behavior

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]
posted by Happycat79 on Apr 15, 2008 - 15 answers

Who owns the White House in Washington D.C.

Who owns the White House in Washington D.C.? [more inside]
posted by cainiarb on Apr 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Looking for home on the WWW

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?
posted by dawson on Apr 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Blogs about remodeling?

Good blogs about house remodeling? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Apr 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Painting Stucco Walls

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]
posted by omidius on Apr 9, 2008 - 2 answers

IRA For First Home Purchase

I want to buy my first house AND not owe any Federal taxes for 2007...Traditional IRA Perhaps? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Mar 26, 2008 - 15 answers

Buying through Redfin - does anyone have first-hand experiences they could share?

Buying through Redfin - does anyone have first-hand experiences they could share? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Mar 26, 2008 - 3 answers

Most economical way to make your house smell good?

What's the most economical way to make your house/apartment smell good? [more inside]
posted by tanminivan on Mar 26, 2008 - 42 answers

Our outflow will run with many colors.

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]
posted by nevercalm on Mar 25, 2008 - 8 answers

What can this Satellite dish do?

What can I do with a VERY LARGE mesh satellite dish on my roof? [more inside]
posted by omidius on Mar 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Can you recommend a Seattle architect?

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.)
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Illegal Immigrants in College

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....
posted by madmamasmith on Mar 22, 2008 - 12 answers

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