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Good time to buy my 1st flat in the UK?

I'm thinking of buying a one bed flat for around 130k in Brighton or Bristol, UK. I have a 50k deposit. I am not committed to any area (or country for that matter) and I have no emotional need to own a house. But if it makes financial sense, I am in a position to do it. But does it make financial sense to buy? Everyone apparently says yes, but I don't understand the maths. If prices stay flat, for instance, would it not make more sense to rent and invest the money elsewhere? I'm really thinking short term, would I be up in, say, 10 years, if everything stays fairly steady. I can't really make the mental leap to factor in the benefit of owning the house in 25 years....
posted by choppyes on Aug 26, 2010 - 29 answers

Neighbpr's utility lines over my yard

We recently moved into an old house. It's on a small (0.2 acre) lot that is nicely wooded. What is not so nice is that our backyard is bisected by our neighbor's utility lines which run from a pole in the back of our lots. Both our house and out neighbor's house feed off of the same utility pole. [more inside]
posted by DavidandConquer on Aug 22, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me get to grad school without loosing my house!

How to manage my mortgate and insurance while I am away from my house for an extended period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Finding private landlords in the UK

Is there a decent website for searching for properties to let from private landlords in the UK, or am I stuck dealing with parasitic letting agencies? [more inside]
posted by him on Aug 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Property Management Software

What is the best property management software for handling ~100 units, with multiple tenants per unit, and online access to data? [more inside]
posted by adamdrici on Jul 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Who owns it?

I can I determine who owns this island in the middle of a reservoir? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Jun 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Does my family suck, or do I?

Do the items in my deceased mom's home belong to me or the new owners of the house which happen to be my family? How to accept the fact that this house, which I've always considered home, isn't anymore. [more inside]
posted by phox on May 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Wanted, tax day lenders

Do lenders make loans to cover property tax bills? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Wanna buy a warehouse?

What information do I need to have at my fingertips to profitably negotiate the sale of a commercial rental property? Or should I even do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Rental Home

Renting out a house in the NoVa/DC area. Seeking referrals and advices/warnings on locating and hiring property management companies. [more inside]
posted by MD06 on Mar 24, 2010 - 0 answers

Being a good person and a good landlord - help me achieve the impossible.

Newbie landlord in training - how can I help a person in desperate need AND be business savvy? (Long winded, please forgive me). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2010 - 19 answers

If my car becomes famous, what becomes of me?

A publicist wants to use my vehicle for a promotion. How can I best make sure my interests are protected? [more inside]
posted by CrayDrygu on Mar 1, 2010 - 11 answers

Is it kosher to take photographs of private residences?

Is it ok to take photographs of people's houses from the street for a school project? [more inside]
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Feb 25, 2010 - 15 answers

Hongza - Unlucky houses for real?

Help me verify the existence of hongza - are the "Unlucky Houses" of Hongkong for real? [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Feb 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Hope us get unencumbered.

How do liens on property work in Ontario (the Canadian one)? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Jan 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Where can I find NYC property value statistics for 2009-2010

I am looking to find out overall statistics for property rentals in NY for 2009-2010. I am trying to write a letter to prevent a rent hike and I want to fill it with some statistics to help better illustrate my point. Thanks in advance.
posted by lukeomalley on Jan 21, 2010 - 5 answers

intellectual property

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]
posted by amsterdam63 on Jan 14, 2010 - 17 answers

Do British cats live in rental properties?

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]
posted by easternblot on Jan 12, 2010 - 19 answers

Good Idea or Not

Anyone know much about Quit Claim Deeds? [more inside]
posted by VC Drake on Jan 11, 2010 - 34 answers

Private rental agreement - how much?

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]
posted by heytch on Dec 31, 2009 - 24 answers

Free/cheap property ownership search for New York City

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]
posted by cloudscratcher on Dec 22, 2009 - 3 answers

shouldn't a vacant lot be buildable?

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]
posted by markhu on Dec 17, 2009 - 13 answers

IPR for a new Google business service?

How do I go about proposing a new business service concept to Google? [more inside]
posted by Eltulipan on Dec 4, 2009 - 10 answers

Bus bent my bike; am I stuck with the damage?

Locked my bike to a post, and a bus sideswiped my bike. Am I stuck with the damage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Who owns the area between the sidewalk and street?

What rights do the public have to the planting strip (between the sidewalk and street) in a Berkeley residential area? [more inside]
posted by team lowkey on Nov 29, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I find & rent/buy a small plot of land in the UK?

Where can I find information about how to find and rent/buy a small plot of land in the UK? [more inside]
posted by refactored on Nov 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Oh give me land, lots of land under LA skies above...

Say I want to buy some cheap land in the Los Angeles area: where would I find such a listing online? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Nov 11, 2009 - 15 answers

Required notice for vacating apartment?

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]
posted by mellifluous on Nov 2, 2009 - 11 answers

What's a good way to collect rent online?

Would anyone have recommendations for a rent payment website? [more inside]
posted by getupandgo on Oct 29, 2009 - 7 answers

I don't want to hear my neighbours... ever.

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]
posted by selton on Sep 27, 2009 - 9 answers

Pride and Judice

How do I defend myself against a spiteful landlord? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Appealing a Property Tax Assessment - need advice in King County WA

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]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Reliable Property Managment Company in Atlanta?

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...
posted by maelanchai on Aug 24, 2009 - 2 answers

Why is the landlord trying to hide?

Property manager hid that other duplex tenant is property owner when getting me to sign lease. [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Jul 3, 2009 - 21 answers

New residents of Seattle. Please help us choose a neighborhood to buy a house.

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]
posted by valannc on Jun 30, 2009 - 20 answers

Comprehensive Real Estate Sites?

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.
posted by AdamOddo on Jun 25, 2009 - 7 answers

Who owns that lot?

How can I find the owner of that abandoned lot? [more inside]
posted by gilgamix on Jun 16, 2009 - 9 answers

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.
posted by valannc on Jun 3, 2009 - 7 answers

How to find dead parent's Texas mineral rights?

Finding deceased parent's Texas "mineral rights?" How can I do this cheaply? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2009 - 8 answers

Help my friend find out if she can claim her inheritance.

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]
posted by somas1 on May 11, 2009 - 12 answers

What happens when two deeds "own" the same property?

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]
posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2009 - 12 answers

Neighbor impeding water runoff

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]
posted by tronec on Mar 31, 2009 - 6 answers

How to let someone borrow your car for an extended period?

Traveling overseas; how can my friend legally borrow my car for 9 months? [more inside]
posted by txubergeek on Mar 31, 2009 - 13 answers

Toronto Tax Filter

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]
posted by Chuckles McLaughy du Haha, the depressed clown on Mar 30, 2009 - 1 answer

Do I have to call myself a landlord if my SO helps with my mortgage?

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]
posted by chowflap on Mar 29, 2009 - 18 answers

The United States vs. Money?

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]
posted by thenuts on Mar 22, 2009 - 14 answers

What should a proper property management company do for you as a homeowner?

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]
posted by Gooney on Mar 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Buying Property on New Jersey Shore. Is it time?

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]
posted by nightwired on Feb 2, 2009 - 3 answers

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]
posted by springbound on Jan 27, 2009 - 27 answers

Is there a separation of debt in a marriage (NZ)?

Separation of Personal Debt in an Ongoing Marriage (NZ Law) [more inside]
posted by thomasck on Jan 16, 2009 - 4 answers

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