I live with my roommate, at first we came to an agreement that I pay two hundred dollars more a month for 2/1. Is this fair? [more inside]
posted by Gabe014
on Feb 8, 2006 -
Anybody know a good online landlord resource? Trying to find a good 'one stop shopping' site that will let me make leases, perform credit checks, etc, etc. [more inside]
posted by matty
on Jan 15, 2006 -
Me and the significant other are moving out in about 2 weeks time to our first 1 bedroom apartment. Rent is looking about 1/3 of total income including water, gas and trash (not bad for Southern California) and most of our major furniture/appliance costs seems to be taken care of already. Is there anything we should consider, highlight, or otherwise be aware of before we live the life of paupers?
posted by ilikebike
on Jan 5, 2006 -
Where can a person rent an elliptical exercise machine (e.g. Precor) in New York City? I'm interested in getting a high quality elliptical machine for home use, but I'm concerned about the cost and my relative lack of self-motivation. I don't want to spend $2000+ on a machine that I use five times then ignore. I'd rather rent for a while until I'm sure it works for me. I need something at home -- gym membership is not an option.
Is there any company that will rent me an elliptical machine by the month, and deliver to my apartment in Manhattan?
posted by dudeman
on Nov 10, 2005 -
How far in advance should one look for an apartment to rent, if seeking both leverage to negotiate and a good selection? [more inside]
posted by meeeeeep
on Nov 3, 2005 -
Does anyone know where in NYC (preferably in or near the East Village) one can have CDs/DVDs resurfaced for cheap? [more inside]
posted by incomple
on Nov 1, 2005 -
My apartment has had no heat (which is included) since the beginning of the month. Basically the landlord has had no furnace for about a year and has only this past month started installing everything. I'm not sure how to proceed with compensation. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza
on Oct 27, 2005 -
I'm looking for places (papers/websites) where people advertise flats to let direct to tenants, in London. [more inside]
posted by handee
on Oct 17, 2005 -
How do you give written notice so that it seems more casual then a legal matter. [more inside]
posted by bigmusic
on Oct 6, 2005 -
I expect to be relocating to a new city. I have been paying down my current home for over ten years, and have significant equity. It has appreciated in this time. My choices: sell my current home and buy one in the new city. Rent out my home (convert it to income property), and either use other funds to buy in the new city or rent in the new city. [more inside]
posted by bobduckles
on Aug 24, 2005 -
I'm moving to LA soon and have two questions.
First, I have a rental budget of around $1200 to $1500 a month for a one-bedroom (not a studio!). I want to live close enough to enjoy all that LA has to offer but not so close that I have to pay way more for a lot less. Any ideas on areas of town, specific rental agencies, websites, complexes, etc.
Second, is living out there really all that much more expensive than saying living in Houston, Texas for example? Can anyone offer specifics on what costs so much.
posted by JPowers
on Jul 27, 2005 -
Is there a formula somewhere that will help me determine how much I should be paying for rent based on my income? I’m moving to Boston, and I think I am looking at places in the correct price range, but how can I be sure? Let’s say my partner and I make a combined income of $65K. Is there an online tool that can help me plug in my estimated monthlies and come up with the declaration: Since you are living in TownX, you should pay between Y and Z in rent. Any more, and you’re going to be setting yourself up for disaster!
posted by abbyladybug
on Jul 7, 2005 -
I am moving to New York City this summer, and I have no idea how to start looking for an apartment. [more inside]
posted by AlisonM
on Jun 28, 2005 -
I'm moving into an apartment with my two brothers in about a week. The younger one has had major issues over the past year finding a job and paying rent. What can I do to help him? [more inside]
posted by bibbit
on May 23, 2005 -
The lease for my apartment is ending in a few months, and I have been getting forms asking if I planned to renew my lease. Although I would like to stay in this apartment, there are some problems that have come up, and I do not think that the rent that I am paying is fair. [more inside]
posted by AceRock
on Apr 10, 2005 -
Multi-unit property, single utility meter. Unit size/occupancy varies widely, and so does the monthly bill. What's a fair (to both parties) way to bill tenants for utilities since their actual usage cannot be determined?
posted by nakedcodemonkey
on Jan 14, 2005 -
I just finished watching the horribly mangled version of the Big Lebowski on Comedy Central. I never really thought about in all the times I watched it til now, but how do you think Lebowski pays the bills?
posted by angry modem
on Dec 22, 2004 -
NYCaptFilter: I'm moving to NYC (yay!) and sorry, but I'm going to drive you all nuts with questions for the next few weeks. #1: Best way to find an apartment? I know the city, but would like tips on finding a good place. Broker? Classified listings? Pitfalls to avoid? How do I find something rent stabilized? Any opinion about rentdirect.com? I promise to host a meetup when I get settled.
posted by CunningLinguist
on Dec 10, 2004 -
Affordable, but cool places to live as a career/lifestyle choice: If your work/career/next life project is portable, could you find a place where a two-bedroom apartment is $300 a month? Houses for under $50 grand? Cultural opportunities a resonable drive away? Would you do it this way? Why or why not? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by weston
on Dec 8, 2004 -
My SO and I are moving to Seattle from Minneapolis sometime mid next summer. We’re currently visiting Seattle for the first time on a pre-rental house/apartment hunting trip. We’re just looking to get a "feel" for different neighborhoods and I am looking for suggestions to help us narrow the search down from all of Seattle to something more manageable [mi]. [more inside]
posted by freshgroundpepper
on Nov 4, 2004 -
Moving Filter: Do we have to give 30 days notice that we're going to move? [mi] [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Aug 18, 2004 -
I own a house near College Park, MD and am renting it out to tenants now. The problem is the yard, which is in a real state of disrepair. Because I'm thinking about selling it next year, perhaps, I'd like some advice on taking a troublesome yard to a selling feature for as little money as possible. I assume I'll need to have the yard re-seeded, but I don't know what else is required or might help the situation. Keep in mind that I won't be there to do any of the work myself-- I'll be relying on 3rd parties to do it... Any words of wisdom from people who know something about this stuff?
posted by yellowcandy
on Jul 21, 2004 -
UK tenancy advice. Our landlord lied to us about neighbouring building works. [more inside]
posted by influx
on Jul 20, 2004 -
TenantFilter: So I gave permission for the building manager to let a contractor into my apartment to do some fix up work. Not only does she not let him in personally, which is what I thought I okayed, but she leaves the key to another tenant to pass on to the contractor when he shows up. Am I overreacting in thinking that was way out of line? How do I go about responding to something like this? [more inside]
posted by ODiV
on Jul 18, 2004 -
Audionazi-filter: I have just bought a Dolby 5.1 sound system. Please tell me why I should or shouldn't listen to my CDs, recorded in stereo, using all six speakers. [And slightly related: What movies should I rent for their brilliant 5.1 sound?]
posted by meech
on Jul 14, 2004 -
HousingFilter: I'm desperately seeking to sublet/rent a room in the D.C. area, where I'll be interning
from June 14th through August 6th. I've hit up Craig's List, Roll Call, The Hill, Roomates.com, Sabbaticalhomes.com, and the Weekly Paper. I've tried the various universities, but I don't relish the idea of sharing a bunk bed. Anyone got any other bright ideas about where I might look on such short notice without actually having to be in D.C.? Barring that, anyone got a room for rent that's even slightly accessible to Dupont Circle? [more inside]
posted by schoolgirl report
on Jun 7, 2004 -
I'm planning on moving to Europe at the end of this year. Most likely start out in the French countryside of Brittany, where it is semi-affordable to live. Moving from the states. Any advice on working within France and renting a flat while there. I plan to go over on my passport and extend my stay every 3 months or so. Basically looking for first hand experience from those of you who have moved from the states to France (or neighboring countries) and if you have any advice, pointers or tips to go about planning my move it would be highly appreciated. I plan to do much music while over there, but it will not generate enough to sustain a living and France is not a definite locale to start from. I have also been contemplating Vienna and Berlin. Thanks in advance and I would be very interested to hear from others who have moved or have friends who have.
posted by otisfodder
on Mar 27, 2004 -
I have been giving some thought to moving from Australia to Hong Kong for a while (6 months +). What tips would you give to a newcomer to the area - from finding a place to live onwards? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by backOfYourMind
on Jan 6, 2004 -