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]
kids' book in which princess and family move out of castle and have to rent all houses on a street to hold their stuff
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?
My stucco house needs sandblasting! Does anyone have a recommendation for a company that does home sandblasting in the Minneapolis area?
Our attic space is very very hot. We have ridge vents, and two (small) gable vents, but no soffit vents whatsoever because the house (a 2000 sq foot 1960s ranch) doesn't have soffits. Instead, when you look up at the side of the house, you just see the bottom of the roof; there's just no place to install a soffit vent. The AC vents run through the attic. The previous owner put 20" of insulation in, which seems to be keeping things manageable, but I'm sure that we're losing a lot of cooling via the attic. As, again, it is unbelievably hot in there. I've actually been leaving the attic stairs in the garage down when I'm home, with the garage door open, in the hopes that some airflow will result. How can we cool it down? I know that just adding powered fans will do next to nothing as there's nowhere to draw the air from (b/c no soffit vents). Any experience with any new fangled systems? Austin, Texas (so snow is not an issue). The house has stood for 50 years like this, as have all the houses around it, so I know that we don't have to do anything, but I'd like to if there's a reasonable solution.
Are we entitled to our deposit for a house we put an offer on but canceled the sale due to the electrical wiring? [more inside]
Having terrible trouble finding a roommate, advice needed! [more inside]
I want to look into planning a solar panel solution for my home, as electricity has hit 50c/kwh and doesn't look like it's ever going down. Where are the best resources online to learn about the various options and techniques? [more inside]
How much did it cost to get your house painted? [more inside]
Say I wanted to buy 1000 metres squared of suburban land to build a house on. Is my family allowed to live in a couple of caravans on the site while the house is being built, or will my local council nix that? I'm in Australia by the way.
Where do you store the title for your house? [more inside]
I just sold my house under short sale. The tenant promised me he would be out before the sale, but he didn't leave and is squatting there. He also didn't pay me rent for the last two months since I didn't know he was living there. How should I handle this? [more inside]
Should I buy a house in Bristol, UK, or wait? I have a 100k deposit, and a 100k mortgage in principle. Should I buy a house or flat in Bristol UK? I am single, 32, more or less happy renting, and have no reason to buy other than a sense of cultural obligation, boredom with renting, and available cash. There is nothing tying me to Bristol, if you have any golden location tips I'm willing to travel.
Should my wife and I buy a house near some not so well kept houses? [more inside]
What financing options are available for first time home-buyers who want to have some cash available after closing to make some repairs and renovations before moving in? [more inside]
My cousin and I live in separate parts of the country currently, but we'd like to go in together on a 10+ acre piece of land roughly 30 minutes outside of St. Louis now with the intentions of both building on it several years down the road. What are we not considering? [more inside]
Earlier this month, there was a fire in the house my boyfriend and I were renting. Basically the attic fan caused a fairly extensive fire which moved through the ducts and damaged the roof and ceiling. Not much damage was done to the ground floor, other than smoke and water. My boyfriend and I are now considering buying the house, and are looking for advice and experiences you might have for this situation. [more inside]
Can you give me advice on cleaning my deck? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some tunes as uplifting as Tiesto's remix of "I will be here" ? [more inside]
Several friends and I would like to rent out a house. Some of us have lived at apartments, but most have only lived at home with their parents all their lives. Most of us are 20-21 years old. We are all in the same fraternity... [more inside]
Cork Flooring -- recommended brands and experiences? [more inside]
What, exactly, should my realtor be doing? [more inside]
Are there companies in Los Angeles that give UNBIASED termite inspections? [more inside]
What plants would be good for screening a window? Requirements within. [more inside]
Help out dying greenhouse tomato's! [more inside]
What is the coolest thing you can imagine doing at a historic house? [more inside]
Who was the 1970's-era alternative house design author and builder who was killed when a house of his own design collapsed?
My same-sex partner and I have separated (to my shock and opposition) after a few years of hard financial times. While I am holding out hope that she will come to her senses, I need help deciding on what to do (especially regarding our house) in case we can't resolve our issues. [more inside]
How do you go about releasing songs on Beatport? [more inside]
Am I crazy to want to purchase a house? [more inside]
Should I sell a settlement annuity to buy a second house for an investment? [more inside]
After reading this post, I've realized that I want my next house to be.. different. How do I go about finding a warehouse/church/water tower to convert into a home? [more inside]
Seller/developer claims to have a competing offer on house that we're interested in, the day before we're due to meet with her-- is this suspicious?
Do real estate sellers ever falsely claim to have a competing offer to drum up a sense of urgency and drive up your own offer? That would be really unethical, right? But is there any way to verify their claim of another offer? [more inside]