Is there such a thing as an inexpensive, battery-powered air conditioner? [more inside]
posted by bingo
on Jul 3, 2006 -
Does anyone know a good company that does short term rentals for apartments/houses in San Francisco? I'm going on holiday there in August for a week with a few friends (there'll be 3-5 of us), and we'd prefer staying in an apartment rather than just getting a hotel room each. [more inside]
posted by so_necessary
on Jun 29, 2006 -
Assuming denomination of currency was not specified in the contract, could someone hold the terms of a contract unfulfilled because the denomination of currency was inconvenient and/or costly to process? [more inside]
posted by ontic
on May 18, 2006 -
[New York City apartment filter] So my future roommate and I found a place we thought was perfect. We're thisclose to signing the lease. And then a search with HPD turns up 96 open violations in the building. How concerned should I be? [more inside]
posted by anjamu
on May 16, 2006 -
My parents just bought a new condo in Naples, Florida. What is the best way for them to rent it seasonally? [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus
on May 16, 2006 -
Our landlord has decided to sell his house. As renters, is it reasonable to ask for some form of compensation for the constant "open houses" that we must partake in? [more inside]
posted by FearTormento
on May 8, 2006 -
How to negotiate a good deal on rent with an owner inexperienced with the rental market? [more inside]
posted by saffron
on May 5, 2006 -
MovingToNYCFilter: I'm soon to be a college grad, and I'm in the running for a 6-week internship in NYC that may become long-term employment. Please help me figure out what I need to know to live in the big city. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on Apr 26, 2006 -
What will it take for my friend to find an apartment now that he's been evicted? [more inside]
posted by hamster
on Mar 21, 2006 -
In Boston area. Want to rent a laptop for a week or two. Budget maxes at $100. Realistic? [more inside]
posted by Firas
on Mar 8, 2006 -
I'm desperate to find a furnished, safe and clean apartment to rent for the month of april in los angeles, as close to silverlake as possible for my parents.
April is my kid's 1st birthday and grandma and grandpa want to come down from Canada and celebrate. Hotels are too expensive, my place is too small.
where do I look for short-term apartment rentals in LA?
posted by ronenosity
on Mar 5, 2006 -
I'm relocating to NYC from Tokyo next month and am looking for some advice on prospective neighborhoods [more inside]
posted by aussie_in_NY
on Mar 1, 2006 -
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 -