I have an idea for a new piece of software, and I want to ask people for their advice/opinion without getting the idea stolen. [more inside]
Is it really that impossible to rent a place with a cat in the UK? Or, does nobody with a cat in the UK rent their home? [more inside]
Anyone know much about Quit Claim Deeds? [more inside]
Real Estate filter: My friend paid $350,000 for his unit and now wants to rent it to me. How do we agree upon a fair amount? Are there any formulas for this? Anything we need to be extra careful about? [more inside]
Looking for free or cheap property ownership data for co-op/condo units in Manhattan. General question has been asked before but doesn't yield what I'm looking for here. [more inside]
Are there un-buildable lots? I have read up on a similar question but that was about how expensive the known-to-be-buildable lots are. My question is if I see a lot listed that is "virgin" vacant never had a srtucture on it, how likely is it that no one could build on it? [more inside]
How do I go about proposing a new business service concept to Google? [more inside]
Locked my bike to a post, and a bus sideswiped my bike. Am I stuck with the damage? [more inside]
What rights do the public have to the planting strip (between the sidewalk and street) in a Berkeley residential area? [more inside]
Where can I find information about how to find and rent/buy a small plot of land in the UK? [more inside]
Say I want to buy some cheap land in the Los Angeles area: where would I find such a listing online? [more inside]
Our apartment was damaged on Friday, and the whole floor needs to come out, possibly some of the drywall too. The property manager needs us to vacate, and remove all of our stuff, for an extended period of time (1-2 months). (Note that we have been dealing with the property manager, and to a lesser extent, the superintendent, and not our landlord.) How much notice is he legally required to give us? We live in Toronto. YANAL. [more inside]
Would anyone have recommendations for a rent payment website? [more inside]
I'm going to buy a home soon, probably a semi-detached bungalow. I want to have an educated guess at how soundproof a property is while I view it. Are there any tips/tricks to help me judge how soundproof a home will be while viewing it for (let's say) just 30 minutes at a time? When during those actual 30 minutes there are no neighbours making any noise, or maybe they're making a lot of noise but I just can't hear it. [more inside]
How do I defend myself against a spiteful landlord? [more inside]
Property Tax filter: In August I bought a house in King County WA. The county's assessment of the property is very high. I would like to appeal for a review of the assessment. The desired result is a lower tax bill. I would be grateful for any strategy or advice. [more inside]
Any personal recommendations for property management companies in Atlanta? For a duplex and two single family homes--4 rentals total. We are considering moving out of state, but don't want to sell anything... Also interested in any general advice about using a property management firm...
Property manager hid that other duplex tenant is property owner when getting me to sign lease. [more inside]
Seattle region filter: We are new residents of Seattle, from New Jersey, enjoying our exploration of this wonderful city. We are house-hunting and have narrowed down our choice of neighborhoods. Any opinions or advice? [more inside]
I use Trulia for the United States and Funda for The Netherlands whilst looking for property. Anyone have an inclusive site such as these for real estate in another country? Preferably for another European country or South American.
How can I find the owner of that abandoned lot? [more inside]
Buying property with a water view... How can I confirm that the nice view will remain unobstructed over the years?
We are house-hunting in the Seattle area. Looking at property with water views. Willing to pay the higher price that comes with a view. But I'm reading some horror stories about how a neighbor will build a tower in front of your view, or neighbors who refuse to trim their tall shrubs. And then your view is obscured and your property value drops. How do I research this? How can I know if the viewshed is protected or not? What sort of monitoring would I need to do over the years? I will ask my realtor to research it, but I'd like to hear from people with experience with this issue.
Finding deceased parent's Texas "mineral rights?" How can I do this cheaply? [more inside]
My friend would like to know if is she is entitled to her father's and grandmother's properties, so I thought I'd submit her question to metafilter. Her father and grandmother have been deceased for several years now so she is unsure where to start looking for answers. [more inside]
I'm worried that my neighbor might actually own my property! While my property deed says that I own my property, my neighbors deed also shows that he owns my property. I found this out while researching the history of my property and looking through land records. [more inside]
How do I approach a business owner whose work on his adjoining property is causing excess water to pool on our lawn? . . . details inside. . . [more inside]
Traveling overseas; how can my friend legally borrow my car for 9 months? [more inside]
I'm currently working on my request for reassessment for my Toronto property. Are there any generic reasons could I add to my list? [more inside]
I own a house. Boyfriend lives with me, pays me "rent" to help out with my mortgage. He wants to claim his rent payments on his taxes. But I don't want to be his landlord -- at least, I don't want the IRS to think I'm a landlord. What to do? [more inside]
I was reading comments on Fark about an article where a man was pulled over and had $26,000 in his trunk and the money was confiscated but he was not charged. The merit of this is not what my question is about, it is about whether money (or property can be a defendant in a case). [more inside]
What should a proper property management company do for you as a home owner paying them to take care of your rental property? [more inside]
I'm considering buying property on the New Jersey Shore. I like the look of some of the Sea Isle properties that are available under the million mark. The prices have come down nicely since I've been watching but I'm not sure it’s the right time to get into the real estate market yet. [more inside]
FinancialFutureFilter: What should I be aiming to do to ensure I'm financially ok into my old age but still living (my version of) a good life 'til then? (Australia-centric)
I'm 29, single (assume it's going to remain that way) female, and have spent the last few years saving an amount that's getting close to about $30k, which I presently have in my bank's equivalent of a your average ING Saver account, figuring by now I'd've figured out what I could/was willing to do with it, towards securing some kind of financial future that doesn't involve a cardboard box. I haven't, largely I suppose because I don't know what I need to be aiming for. Looking for advice. More inside. [more inside]
Separation of Personal Debt in an Ongoing Marriage (NZ Law) [more inside]
Explain to me how property taxes in NYC work. [more inside]
After 14 years living in our small farm house a once-agricultural town in Connecticut our family has had to move on. Despite the markets leaning we did make a profit and would like to reinvest it as quickly as possible. As far as what we desire out of a location, we wouldn't like to go any farther north but have no real desire to stay in the state and would consider moving out of New England for the right reasons. [more inside]
My friend has a one bedroom flat in Edinburgh in Scotland which is let as an overseas landlord arrangment. The tennant is moving out, the flat has an excellent tenancy record (full occupation at all times during the 10 years it has been let out. But it might be time to sell it. Will putting it on the market make it hard to let? Is the British property market now so bad that selling it shouldn't be considered?
My friend destroyed my video projector, truly by accident. What to do? [more inside]
I need a lawyer in Toronto for Real Estate / Property issues. Specifically, the state of an adjacent property (in violation of multiple orders from the city) seriously affecting ours. Would ideally know the magic password to get the Building Standards people to do their job. Otherwise, any and all other avenues that can be pursued.
My wife was gifted shares in a now deceased relative's two limited liability corporations. What should/can we do with them? What are our rights? What questions should we be asking? [more inside]
How are advertising postings on public property viewed in the eyes of the law? [more inside]
Need help or ideas coming up with a good way to share a piece of family property with other family members that will avoid any messiness (or at least reduce the chance of messiness occurring) [more inside]
Need to help mom stay in the house. [more inside]
Am I trespassing if I am standing on a public sidewalk, leaning against a wall that directly abuts the sidewalk? [more inside]
Wordpress addons: I want to build a basic cms site where I can add properties. I know wordpress well, but I know it is restricted to adding pages or news. Is there any addons where I can make it so I can add my properties into categories. Name, image and details.
My wife and I asked her sister for my wife's wedding dress back. She is refusing to give it to us until we pay her for damage to her car. [more inside]
What the heck is a "Schedule A" in real estate? [more inside]
I am my mother's legal guardian. Can I get a loan to pay her bills using her property as collateral? [more inside]
I need to provide a recommendation to my bosses on which online property research service the company should subscribe. We had been using Nite Owl which we were accessing via a third-party. Cost isn't too much of an issue, and we were happy with Nite Owl. But I wonder if there aren't others that are just as good? I've been looking at Parcel Quest and DataQuick. Any recommendations for others? We need data for the United States; California, specifically. Incidently, we don't use the information for marketing purposes. It's for socio-economic analyses in support of environmental impact assessments.
I love counterfeiting. Especially counterfeit toys and clothes, cars and other crazy items! I LOVE counterfeiting. I want to explore the possibility of a career in intellectual property law or other careers that have to do with counterfeiting (like: becoming a counterfeiter!) [more inside]