How does the world of raising capital for large scale property improvement and investment work? [more inside]
How do I get a trade focused book published? Should I get an agent? [more inside]
How do I get started building a small house on my (potentially difficultly zoned) empty land on the south coast of NSW? [more inside]
Can I sell photos I took of people on the street who didn't know they were being photographed? [more inside]
My flat has been on the market forever, and nothing has worked out. Advice and encouragement requested. [more inside]
Through a friend I have been offered the opportunity to work at a "mom and pop" 60 bed motel that has a fitness center, pool, and serves meals. It averages decent ratings from guests. I'm up for the challenge but I'm no spring chicken. I lost a good paying position in the recession in 208 and subsequently had to drop out of a Ph.D program just before comps- and it looks like I won't be finishing that degree any time soon, because I currently work in a call center and can't even afford a car. [more inside]
Do you have any experience of investing in an NRAS (National Rent Assistance Scheme) house in Australia? Or the Australian property market in general? [more inside]
My neighbor built her fence on my property. Many many years ago. Is it too late to do anything about it? [more inside]
Seeking the impossible - ethical, reliable investment. [more inside]
Is my mortgage broker drawing out the process on purpose? Is he getting paid now or is it a commission type business? [more inside]
Is it possible to purchase a home with an FHA loan, rehabilitate it, and then rent it out? Also - what's it like to make an independent entry into the rental home market? [more inside]
I sent a video outlining an idea I came up with for a DB and series of apps to a contact I made at a big org. I received a terse reply that appeared to be claiming the idea as theirs. What is the best way to respond? [more inside]
Contractor damaged my dryer while working on my house and now refuses to pay to repair it. What kind of leg, if any, do I have to stand on? [more inside]
How do one handle buying property jointly before getting marrried? (One partner has assets and the other one has income) [more inside]
What's the most dispassionate way to determine what a house is worth? Uncle owns a house and may sell it to us at a favorable rate, but we'd like to figure out a fair price to set overall, so that Uncle isn't shafted but we don't overpay, either. [more inside]
Can non-residents buy property in Japan? [more inside]
Where to find a reasonably priced studio flat or room in London?
I've been looking for accommodation in London for quite some time now, but so far I've been unsuccessful (or.. unlucky) with searching in all the "usual" places (Gumtree.com, Findaproperty, flatland.co.uk etc.)
In the meantime, I need to move within a couple of weeks, and can't seem to find anything in East Central London (close to City University) that is not super expensive and/or managed by a (what i prefer to call) "greedy agent"... very frustrating :/
How do shared ownership schemes work when buying a property? Are they a good idea or not? I am based in London, UK. [more inside]
Looking for an apartment in Portland, OR, and I wondered if any MeFites know what property management companies to trust and/or avoid. [more inside]
Please point me to honest, helpful resources for first time home buyers. I would like to purchase a property in the US with cash and then rent it out. Can you please point me to resources that can help me learn the best way to do this while managing some of the risk? [more inside]
What's the benefit of having a living trust for a property over having my name on the property deed? [more inside]
We’ve found a decent flat in Rotherhithe, London. We’ve made an offer Monday. Owner has accepted. Yay? Suddenly we’re getting ice cold feet. Are we doing the right thing?
How do I rent property for a cell phone tower? And who do I call to do it? [more inside]
Property investment filter: How do I decide if a property with structural issues is worth purchasing? [more inside]
How do we calculate whether to hold onto this property or sell it? Are there formulas for comparing renting at a loss against selling at a loss or ways to calculate the long term value of not selling an extra residence? As a side note: Is this what financial planners do? [more inside]
Property transfer from Father to Son. Should we do a simple quick deed, LLC, or set up a trust? One attonrney reccomended the LLC, another said a trust is "safer", what does MeFi think? Thank you! [more inside]
I’ve been working and saving money for years, and I think I should probably invest it. I’m pretty sure that investment property is the right move, but there are a few things I’m not sure about and would appreciate some advice on. [more inside]
We have a property with a house and garage, and we are going to have the unrepairable house torn down. Our insurance company says they can't insure an outbuilding, because they only insure houses. We really don't want to leave the house standing, but the garage is new and we'd like to keep it. Any suggestions?
What is the legality of commissioning graffiti art for a residence? [more inside]
Need help setting up a simple Access database. I'm trying to reconcile a bunch of inventory, which is all recorded in multiple Excel spreadsheets. I want to import all the Excel files into an Access database so I can match them up all at the same time. [more inside]
Best websites for browsing Canada / BC real estate? [more inside]
My aging parents want to put their 160 acres (where we all live) in my name. I know nothing about owning property. I am in Oklahoma. What can I expect to have to pay? Are there any other ways this will affect me? YANMEstateL.
Where should we buy in London?
Short version: We're currently renting in Clapham (which we both really like). I work by Shepherd's Bush, he works by Tower Bridge. Minimum 2 bedroom with a budget of let's say £350k.
Long version inside. [more inside]
I am taking a short (weekend) let on a holiday property just outside of London, UK. It's a big house with lots of bedrooms that is used for weddings, hen parties and corporate team-building as well as for family holidays. In addition to 100% payment in full in advance (which I expected), the people letting the property are demanding £1l as a damage deposit one month before I arrive at the property. Their T&Cs state that they will give this back to me one month after I leave the property. [more inside]
Are foreclosed homes cheaper? And how would you go about buying your very first home? [more inside]
What do I need to know about building new multifamily homes and renting them out? Where can I learn about it? [more inside]
If I have the option, is it more advantageous for me to close on a house (tax wise) in 2011 or 2012? [more inside]
I'm considering buying a single family dwelling in Hawaii that is part of a two unit Condominium Property Regime (CPR). I'm interested in people's practical experiences with this sort of arrangement--what are the odds I'll end up regretting the whole thing? [more inside]
A classmate/mutual friend of my friend (read: no friend of mine!) ruined 2 of my college textbooks and does not seem to care to do much about it. What should I do? More details inside. [more inside]
I am buying a house and the roof is questionable. There were missing tabs all over. A roofer came out and did minimal repairs at the current owners' expense but he says the roof has "2 to 5 years" left, maybe, depending on weather (we live in the midwest).
Would it be reasonable to ask for a reroofing allowance in purchasing this house? [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?
Real estate investing filter: Buying a condo in Florida as a rental property with a partner. Good idea? [more inside]
Has someone violated my rights? [more inside]
YANALFilter: Short sale: yay or nay? [more inside]
Home Loans Question: How can we possible afford the mortgage on a 500k house with only ten percent down? [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]
Has anyone attended the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference
in Beijing? I'm not a lawyer or an academic, but I am interested in learning more about property rights in China. Should I attend?
What do IMPSLT and SC stand for in a legal description of real estate? [more inside]
My brother rents a property in Virginia and after a storm four months ago, a massive tree was struck by lightning and fell and is now blocking their driveway. They are still able to drive through the yard to get to the house but the landlord has been dragging his feet to remedy this situation. What can he do? [more inside]
How do we figure out elementary school options in Chicago? [more inside]