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What should I consider in deciding on housing?

How can I choose where to live for the next year? What should I listen to among the competing desires, interests and needs? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Jun 12, 2016 - 12 answers

Rent vs Buy: Rental Market is Bananas edition

Mr. Getawaysticks and I are attempting to move the Downriver area of Michigan (this is ~30 miles south of Detroit or so). The rental market in this area is really expensive compared to what it would be in monthly mortgage payments. Our credit is fine and we have stable jobs, so we should buy, right? But what if we want to leave the area in 2 years? [more inside]
posted by getawaysticks on May 21, 2016 - 20 answers

Recommend some reliable property investment companies in the US?

The goal here is to invest $250k in buy to let property. Looking for a property investment company that will manage the property and also help with the search of buy to let property. Requirement: The company will help with property search Preferably have options available where rental income is predictable Manage the property Help with the analysis of the investment (price to rent ration etc) The company must specialize in US based properties. I am not aware of any such companies. Could you recommend?
posted by r2d2 on Nov 22, 2015 - 5 answers

Hope me with Housing in NoVa? Renting. Buying.

Should I get a mortgage even if all the house I can afford right now in the Northern Virginia (NoVa) area is $120k to $150k (according to two different calculators)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2013 - 28 answers

Rent vs. Buy: Retiree edition!

Single retiree is selling a big paid-off house and asked me and huzzeh for help deciding whether or not it makes sense to rent an apartment or buy a condo. What questions should we consider to help make this decision? [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Apr 18, 2013 - 17 answers

I'm good for it, I promise!

Should I attempt to buy a home with my poor credit (if it's even possible) or work on rehabing my abysmal credit? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Feb 16, 2013 - 12 answers

Have some spare money, should we buy a condo to offer as rent?

Married, and have some savings. Does it make sense buying a condo just for giving it out as rental? Caveat - I may have to sell it off in about 3-4 years though so I'm wondering whether it'll all be worth it. [more inside]
posted by bbyboi on Jul 31, 2012 - 12 answers

What do I need to know about buying vs renting?

Teach-Me-About-Renting-Vs-Buying Filter: I'm in my mid-20s and have been in my "grown up job" for about a year now, and it's about time to get my own place. What do I need to know, beyond just comparing rent and mortgage payments? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Feb 12, 2012 - 39 answers

Why is one area of a pretentious zip code so much cheaper than the others?

Very long post regarding a first-time home buying quandary, and yes, I've read the other recent threads. My immediate questions (meaning I know I'll have more as this process progresses) are quite specific and as a result haven't yet been addressed here. Mainly, if the Birmingham/Bloomfield area of metro Detroit is supposedly synonymous, why are houses in West Bloomfield so much cheaper than those in Birmingham? What am I missing? And in my particular situation (age, childlessness, etc) is there truly an advantage to buying versus renting? [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on Aug 1, 2011 - 16 answers

O Tron, Where Art Thou?

How can I watch the original Tron legally and reasonably priced? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Dec 24, 2010 - 12 answers

To buy or to rent? Why settle for less?

Yet another rent-versus-buy housing question, but I'd appreciate the hive mind taking the time to read the tl;dr details inside, as I'm faced with this imminent choice and am seriously confused and conflicted. [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on Aug 7, 2010 - 22 answers

Buy Or Rent a Home

Should mid-sixties semi-retirees buy a condo or rent a house? [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Mar 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me to find land for farming!

I am a farmer without a farm... What are my options of leasing some land for agriculture purposes? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Jan 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Where Can I Buy or Rent Goats?

I want to rent or buy goats in Gwinnett county, Georgia, to clear a brushy, ivy-covered half-acre lot (away from the house). [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Aug 18, 2009 - 18 answers

How do different cultures consume popular media?

How do different countries of the world consume media (TV, music, movies, etc)? [more inside]
posted by MoreForMad on Aug 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Is it better to buy a house or rent a place, considering the current economy?

Is it better to buy a house or rent a place, considering the current economy? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 on Oct 19, 2008 - 17 answers

Should we buy a house or keep renting?

Should we buy a house or keep renting? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Jul 4, 2006 - 29 answers

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