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Owning Property for Dummies?

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.
posted by ThisKindNepenthe on Jan 30, 2012 - 10 answers

What's like Clapham but cheaper?

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]
posted by like_neon on Jan 30, 2012 - 1 answer

Vacation property wants damage deposit a month before and a month after...?

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]
posted by skylar on Jan 16, 2012 - 16 answers

First time buyer. Are foreclosed homes cheaper?

Are foreclosed homes cheaper? And how would you go about buying your very first home? [more inside]
posted by Danah_78 on Jan 14, 2012 - 11 answers

First time investment property

What do I need to know about building new multifamily homes and renting them out? Where can I learn about it? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Dec 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Should I close on my house (buyer) in 2011 or 2012?

If I have the option, is it more advantageous for me to close on a house (tax wise) in 2011 or 2012? [more inside]
posted by batcrazy on Dec 20, 2011 - 11 answers

What are your experiences with buying a home in Hawaii that is part of a CPR?

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]
posted by LadyOscar on Dec 7, 2011 - 1 answer

Disrespectful/uncaring acquaintances

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]
posted by camylanded on Dec 5, 2011 - 22 answers

Should I raise the roof before buying the house?

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]
posted by arniec on Nov 29, 2011 - 16 answers

Toronto Boundary Surveyor

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?
posted by krunk on Nov 4, 2011 - 3 answers

Going 50/50 with a partner in a real estate purchase. Good idea?

Real estate investing filter: Buying a condo in Florida as a rental property with a partner. Good idea? [more inside]
posted by seatofmypants on Nov 1, 2011 - 11 answers

Is this legal?

Has someone violated my rights? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Oct 24, 2011 - 14 answers

Short sale = long pain?

YANALFilter: Short sale: yay or nay? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 - 11 answers

How can we possible afford the mortgage on a 500k house with only ten percent down?

Home Loans Question: How can we possible afford the mortgage on a 500k house with only ten percent down? [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Sep 26, 2011 - 36 answers

If it's really "location, location, location," show me some locations.

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]
posted by resurrexit on Aug 18, 2011 - 13 answers

China / law filter:

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?
posted by quidividi on Aug 17, 2011 - 2 answers

How do I decode a legal property description?

What do IMPSLT and SC stand for in a legal description of real estate? [more inside]
posted by tckma on Aug 9, 2011 - 9 answers

What can by vrother do to get his landlord to help out?

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]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Aug 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Chicago elementary options

How do we figure out elementary school options in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by patrad on Jul 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Needing cold hard facts and logistics for after mom dies.

What happens and what to do when I hear my mom dies 1,500+ miles away. What will the landlord do in the short term? Where does her body go? What happens to the cat? The medical bills? How do I unload fine art? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Jul 27, 2011 - 26 answers

I want to change a rule governing my condos management.

Condominium Outrage! Today, while taking a shower in my bathroom, i suddenly saw a reflection of a man in the vanity mirror - he was just outside the slightly open bathroom door. I screamed bloody murder while my heart beat out of my chest - i thought i was about to be the victim of a home invasion. Now, i want to do something about the apparent rule/bylaw/custom in my condo corporation/board that allows workers to enter the unit without the express permission of the owner or resident. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Jul 19, 2011 - 37 answers

How to find assessed value of a house

How can I find out the assessed value of my grandmother's house w/ out a lawyer? Is this information in the public domain? [more inside]
posted by muchalucha on Jul 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Where can I find all the knowledge I would ever need for buying a house?

I know I'd like to buy my first house in the next five years. Help me learn as much as possible before I get to the point where I'm ready to do it! [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Jun 28, 2011 - 19 answers

How to react to troublesome owner?

The townhome that my SO and I paid a deposit on was rented out from under us by the owner, who did so not only behind our back, but behind the back of the property management company that they contracted with. What is the best way to proceed here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Good to time to buy for 200k in Bristol, UK?

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.
posted by choppyes on Jun 13, 2011 - 12 answers

Buying property or renting in the UK, in old age.

UK Filter: Can people retire without buying property when younger? [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS on Apr 27, 2011 - 22 answers

Estate Agency question

I am selling a house in England via an estate agency. They have found me a buyer and I have verbally agreed to the offer price. A reliable private buyer has since given me a solid offer. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by mikeanegus on Mar 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Where did this unclaimed money come from, and how do I find it?

I received a letter from an "independent refund processing agency" stating that I have a fairly significant amount of unclaimed money from the government, which they offer to send me for a 25% fee (I pay them after I receive the check). Since I'm aware that there are real agencies (such as Keane) that do pretty much the same thing as what this agency is doing, I'm wondering if it might actually be legit, and if so, where on earth can I find this info on my own and avoid the 25% fee? [more inside]
posted by covert werewolf on Feb 14, 2011 - 16 answers

What happens when I correct the deed to my home?

What are the possible consequences of correcting the age of my house on the deed? [more inside]
posted by look busy on Feb 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Time to get our trade marks.

Needing recommendations for a competent, reasonably affordable intellectual property attorney in the US. [more inside]
posted by dacoit on Feb 7, 2011 - 8 answers

The spouse and the house

How to deal with the guilt of leaving a spouse with a house they can't afford? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Feb 3, 2011 - 42 answers

How do I retrieve my shop keys?

UK Employment (drama) filter: Employee will not return company property (keys). What next? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Jan 25, 2011 - 13 answers

****ing body corporates, how do they work?

Australian home owners: please explain to me about body corporates. How much power do they have? And why do the fees vary so hugely? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jan 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me find a place to live

How to find a place to rent in London (residential)? And what should I know/look out for? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Jan 2, 2011 - 6 answers

How to buy land in Ecuador safely

Hey, I'm an Aussie that wants to buy land or a house in Ecuador, is it safe, how do I protect myself, and where should I engage a solicitor for conveyancey - here or South America itself? (*asking for a family member).
posted by KLF on Dec 28, 2010 - 1 answer

Asking for a prenup in a "nice" way.

Any tips on broaching the subject of a pre-nup? [more inside]
posted by myaskme on Dec 14, 2010 - 37 answers

Advise on the purchase of UK freehold property ...

Tips and pointers needed for purchasing UK freehold land. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Dec 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Mortgages for people with savings

Are there special things I should consider when shopping around for a small mortgage to be paid off quickly? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Dec 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Where can I compare apartment prices worldwide?

I'm looking for a property website allowing me to compare cheap ($150,000 or less) urban apartments and condos worldwide. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Black Spring on Dec 7, 2010 - 2 answers

House Full Of Garbage

Renting a furnished property. Moved in to discover that (private) landlord has left not just furniture, but many personal effects and rubbish, in every nook and cranny, and is filthy. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2010 - 9 answers

Rules against selling/repurchasing to avoid the application of a condition subsequent?

In dealing with wills and estates, what is to stop the recipient of a testamentary devise (or an inter vivos grant for that matter) of a fee simple with a condition subsequent attached to avoid the application of the condition by selling and then repurchasing the property in question?
posted by modernnomad on Nov 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Do I own the rights to a design I made on Zazzle?

Design rip-off advice needed. I made a few tshirt designs on Zazzle, and have been making a little extra money with one recent design in particular. Today I found that someone is selling nearly the same design on tshirthub.com. They are too similar for it to be a coincidence. Do I have any right to ask them to take it down? [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on Nov 5, 2010 - 9 answers

How can I refinance my house if there are no similar nearby comps?

I wish to refinance my house, but, apparently, there are no appropriate comparisons in the neighborhood. My house still has a value, though, so what can be done now to figure it out so that the refinancing process can proceed? [more inside]
posted by stst399 on Oct 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Is shared ownership a good deal for the buyer?

Is shared ownership a good deal for the buyer? [more inside]
posted by londonmark on Oct 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Commercial Rental Newbie Needs Help!

I'm looking to rent a small commercial office for the first time. I've found a couple of possibilities, but I have questions about the process. [more inside]
posted by moosedogtoo on Oct 8, 2010 - 7 answers

What's the quickest way to buy a flat, and what obstacles might there be?

What's the quickest possible way to buy a house/flat in the UK? What obstacles are there that stop things from going this quickly? [more inside]
posted by handee on Oct 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Why *wouldn't* we want a legal agreement for a shared fence w/neighbor?

Please help me figure out if I'm being unreasonable to want more than a "handshake agreement" between my condo association and our neighbor to have that neighbor a) build a fence that b) straddles our two properties and c) wants us to pay 1/2 of the construction costs for, and that d) we'd "co-own and maintain." Condo drama inside. [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Oct 5, 2010 - 38 answers

please explain a superfund cleanup

Tell me about cleaning up a toxic creek. In this case, something like the Newtown Creek in NY, now a Superfund site. http://www.nytimes.com/​2010/09/28/​nyregion/​28newtown.html What is the process? Is it dredged? Dammed and drained? Dust, noise, time? Please explain the engineering. If the waste has seeped laterally, and it has, does that mean extensive excavation? What is the impact on the surrounding properties? What happens to property values, how do banks look at this, now and looking to the future? Please explain from a Realtor's or developer's viewpoint.
posted by ebesan on Sep 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Get me my bike back

How can I recover / get reimbursed for my stolen bicycle? [more inside]
posted by KB.Boston_implant.By way of NY on Sep 27, 2010 - 9 answers

Should I give up the easement through my neighbors yard?

YANML: I have an easement through my neighbor’s property. I use it regularly and the neighbor and I get along just fine. The other day the neighbor approached me about extinguishing the easement. While he didn’t offer me any money or anything, he was clearly lobbing the ball to me to come up with what I would want to release the easement to him. I’m located in Alameda County, California. More than you need to know after the break. [more inside]
posted by phelixshu on Sep 27, 2010 - 12 answers

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