Help me start to research the history of our old home in Atlanta... [more inside]
House music nerds: what's this
(very poorly recorded snippet of a) track? [more inside]
I need to get a boundary survey on my residential property in Toronto. I've called several surveyors but have only heard back from one, who says it'll cost $900 and take two weeks to perform. Is this normal? Seems pricey and lengthy for an 18' x 100' rectangular lot. Any recommendations for surveyors in Toronto?
Converting my home from fuel oil to natural gas heating - how to do it? My 1890s house is heated with radiators and run on fuel oil - which has been steadily getting more and more expensive. I have natural gas already running to the house for appliances and water heating. [more inside]
Circumstances changing! Some financial help and advice needed! [more inside]
We're in contract to buy a house. It's taking forever to get an appraisal. What's going on? [more inside]
Our new rental house is turning out to be a ton of work (for us) a money pit (for us and our landlady) and just an all-around major problem. I need advice on when it's worth it to stick it out, and when to cut your losses. [more inside]
What kind of contractor(s) would one need for these kinds of projects? [more inside]
My elderly neighbor lived in my rented room before I moved in. He still uses the public areas of the house as his own. What are my obligations? Lots of snowflake details inside. [more inside]
My mom is discussing purchasing a house and putting my name and my sister's name on the deed as well as hers. What questions should we be asking before she does this? [more inside]
Family legend states that my grandparents had their 1950's, smalltown Ohio house built from (adapted) blueprints they obtained by writing in to a television show. Is this possible? If so, which tv show, and is there any way I can get a copy of the blueprints? [more inside]
Mold control in a dry basement? [more inside]
How can I find old episodes of TLC's Clean Sweep? [more inside]
How can I house break a 6-year-old rescued scent hound when I live in a condo with shared corridors and an elevator?
After searching many rescue listings, I have found a cute dog that seems to be a good fit for me according to the adoption counselors. I plan to meet the dog this weekend and take her home early next week if all works as planned.
The rescue agency told me that she doesn't like pooping on leash, but will urinate on leash. They think
she'll be OK with the shared corridors and elevator. I'm mainly worried that she will make a mess in these common areas as I don't want to upset my neighbors. It is my understand that she will poop in the house at times because she doesn't understanding the concept of pooping on leash. [more inside]
Our cat, who in the previous 6 years has not brought home any animals, has brought home 3 dead rats. Ew! What's up with that? Why now? Should we put a bell on him? Is he fighting off a rat infestation? Should we do anything about it? [more inside]
Best way to create a overview of my property? [more inside]
Recently, I've become a die-hard fan of the comic book series Locke & Key. This, for various reasons, has made me want to design my future house full of strange wonders and mysteries... [more inside]
Crash course tips on homeowning/homebuying? What do you wish you would have known before buying a foreclosed fixer-upper? What new (to us) home tips can you share? [more inside]
I need to furnish a house for myself, my wife and two small kids. We have zero furniture right now. We will only be in this house for a year until we eventually buy a house. Without knowing the space that we will eventually end up in, I am not sure if I should make big investments in couches, entertainment centers, etc. I need to do this as quickly as possible. Should I buy what I really want or should I just buy cheap stuff for now? Either way, what's the easiest way to do this without running around like a mad man? I am going to have to pull this off without any help. Should I just walk into Ikea with a shopping list? Can I have all of this stuff delivered? We are in Austin if it matters.
Considering first time house. How much for renovations? Looking for analogous estimates. [more inside]
My mother had an unsettling experience at her home this evening between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Does this person who came to her door sound like a scammer or a criminal? [more inside]
Would you buy a house that's across the street from an elementary school? [more inside]
To self-list or not not self-list ... this is the question.
Do we list by ourselves thru a discount broker on MLS and use an realtor to help us find a new house or do we go ahead and list thru a standard broker that will do both and pay them the extra % in commission. Details inside. [more inside]
Recommend a great realtor in Atlanta. Difficulty: I want an old, cheap house. [more inside]
My house has an unfinished basement. It's a terrible mess and causing enough problems for my husband's allergies (we think) that it's not even usable right now. What can we do to get it straightened out? [more inside]
Put my mind at ease - is there anywhere nice to live in Fife, Scotland? [more inside]
What to do about house sitter who ran up large water bill? [more inside]
This is a case of not knowing the right words to google for. I'm looking to have someone come out to the house and run coax cable. I'm trying to search, but I'm not coming up with anything useful. [more inside]
How low is too low when offering bids to buy a house? [more inside]
Do you think that buying a house right now is a good move or is it extremely risky? [more inside]
I either need to drop it or get a lawyer. Tell me which one. [more inside]
Are there reasonable (and legit) workarounds for looking around gated communities without a real estate agent? [more inside]
Since Google Maps ended its real estate search function in February 2011
, have any of you found a good replacement? I can't find anything like it. [more inside]
How do you gain "handyman" skills to the extent that you can manage a rental property? [more inside]
I am buying a house that has full English ivy covering the stucco on the house. I want to hear from folks that have ivy on your house or have had ivy on your house what it takes to care for it and if there's anything you wish you had known about it before you got it. The house is in Southern California, so there will be year round growth I assume. [more inside]
I am looking for a chapter book I read as a kid in the 1970s/1980s in which a princess and her family have to move out of their ancestral home and instead rent all the houses on a street to hold all their things that used to be in the castle. It was kind of an adventure/mystery story after that, I think involving something with the family possessions. Anyone know the title of this book please?
Looking into building a house near Golden/Boulder CO area. Planning on using ICF's. Looking for suggestions of almost any kind. Would like the house to be about 2000sqft. Am a teacher and worked construction for several summers (but only w/ stick built houses) a few years ago so I will have some time and rudimentary knowledge. Trying to keep the house as simple as possible to keep costs down. Simple rectangular shape and roof and trying to avoid the need to any custom building supplies. If we keep it under $300,000ish we won't need financing. Is it possible? [more inside]
Looking for an identification of this dialogue: "Is that cool?" "Yes. That's extremely cool." [more inside]
California people: what are your experiences with respect to fumigating a house for termites? [more inside]
Is it normal for an escrow company to request addition of an addendum AFTER all the papers have been signed but before officially closing? [more inside]
What kind of music is this
? Is it called house? Techno? Electronica? Industrial? What subgenre is it? And more importantly, what is some other music like it? [more inside]
HVAC experts! I want a cool, dry basement home theater / jam room! [more inside]
We're buying a house built in Boston in 1915 and are trying to find out the style (i.e. Folk Victorian) of the house. [more inside]
Is it worth renting this house that used to have bed bugs? [more inside]
I want to build a Monolithic dome home! (I think) [more inside]
I'm asking for my mom who is worried for her sister -
Should my aunt/her sister continue to pay to keep clearing her credit while waiting to close on her house? [more inside]
How do I repair this void underneath the steps to our basement? (Long) [more inside]
Do doors and jambs need to match the trim? [more inside]
How do I make my swamp cooler work best? [more inside]
Where would you post an advert for a house for sale in Princeton which would have great appeal for a kayaker or naturalist?