Is this a Short Sale dream, or nightmare? I put an offer on a house back in September, a short sale. It was approved by the owner in September and selling bank in December. 10 days before closing, the loan officer I had been working with discovered that his bank doesn't write mortgages for anyone that has had a loan modification in the past 4 years. I modified under making home affordable in 2009. [more inside]
I want to buy a widget in Fayette, AL in the next few days. I am not there, don't know anyone there, and can't get there. Am I out of luck? [more inside]
What is the timeline of the sale of a business? [more inside]
Why do furniture stores rely so heavily on the advertising gimmick of “going out of business” sales? [more inside]
I'm looking for general and specific advice about striking a balance between value and ease in selling a few disparate items from an estate. [more inside]
Being neither satisfied with a laptop nor a desktop I have decided to ditch my iMac, get a refurb Macbook Pro with a Henge dock and I have some questions regarding the new Macbook, the migration, and what to do with the iMac: [more inside]
My mom is discussing purchasing a house and putting my name and my sister's name on the deed as well as hers. What questions should we be asking before she does this? [more inside]
Selling my car to a private party before lease term expires, how to maximize potential profit and deal with sales tax issues? [more inside]
What color to paint the frames of some neat little animal prints from a yard sale? [more inside]
Yesterday I sold a car and today I think the buyer is trying to scam me! [more inside]
What is the easiest and safest way to get rid of a shotgun in North Carolina? [more inside]
I'm organizing a benefit sale for Spay and Neuter Syracuse (SANS), a low cost non-profit spay neuter clinic. It will be held in donated space in a local mall, for one day. Probably Sept 10, though we are trying to get a later date. We are planning on selling nicer newer rummage sale type stuff - books, gift items, crafts. We need a fun name that will help people understand what it is. I had thought about Flea Market for Cats and Dogs but that isn't quite it. Can you help?
I'm selling my childhood (1990's) lego collection. What's the best way to get money out of it? Specific questions inside [more inside]
Where would you post an advert for a house for sale in Princeton which would have great appeal for a kayaker or naturalist?
Short sale, then buy back? [more inside]
I'm selling my car. I'm pretty sure that this offer to buy is a scam, but how does it work? [more inside]
Why do vacant homes that are for sale often have tape over the plumbing fixtures? I assume it's to prevent use when the water is turned off? [more inside]
Probate mysteries? [more inside]
Can I take a business loss if I sell my business and the buyer doesn't pay? [more inside]
Does Freeport, Maine have great sales on clothing before Christmas?
Thirty Boxes of Books-- Best way to sell thirty boxes of books? [more inside]
I just sold my laptop on eBay... my first eBay sale. The buyer was in Poland. I've never shipped anything internationally. Looks like I can ship the package for about $40. It also looks like this sale might require someone to pay a Value Added Tax or import tax of some kind. What do I need to know about how this works? Do I pay or does he? Anything I should consider in the course of this sale?
What are some good blogs and other resources for someone just getting into mens fashion? Also, can you help me name my blog about my experiences diving into this at 30? [more inside]
I am considering the local purchase of a Macbook Pro on Craiglist. Some of the circumstances around the sale are making me skeptical. I would appreciate your thoughts and advice. [more inside]
Craig's list help, please. [more inside]
Do you know of anyone who sells their breast milk for consumption by adults? [more inside]
I bought this photo at a yard sale today. The woman who sold it to me had no idea who the people in it are. She said she'd had the photo since 1960. It's clearly a lot older than that. What, if anything, can you tell me about it?
Help me better negotiate in the sale of a saxophone with surprising worth. [more inside]
Shoe Filter. Cute, affordable, and comfortable. I'm not willing to pick only two. Metafilter, I want to be cute and summery this summer, and my small shoe wardrobe does not support that. Also, I am a special snowflake with slightly weird feet. [more inside]
My grandpa died. Some stuff remains. Will you be my personal Antiques Roadshow? [more inside]
How much is this stuff worth? [more inside]
Oh lord, won't you help me sell a Mercedes Benz? [more inside]
How do liens on property work in Ontario (the Canadian one)? [more inside]
Paintball Filter: Anybody know of a website that can tell me how much a 2001 Autococker would be worth nowadays?
I'm looking to sell a 2001 Autococker with several upgrades, but haven't been able to find any such sales for my particular model to reference the price. Anybody know how much these would go for or know of a website that is sort of a "blue book" for paintball marker values?
Previously I was considering bankruptcy, but now I'm considering selling my house. My fiancee has left, I have $50k in CC debt, student loans, and a mortgage that is under water by $15-25K. Renting it out will only cover 2/3 of the mortgage/taxes/ins., and nowhere to live. I'm thinking about selling it, but what happens if I sell for less than I owe? Also, I'd be responsible for the realtor's fee (4-6%= appx. $20-25K). Add those together, and it's 30k to 50k to SELL my house and get out from under the mortgage. What happens to the balance that I would owe? Thanks!
My sister needs help naming a section of her bi-annual kids' consignment sale, and I'm not good with this advertising stuff. [more inside]
Buying a used car from owner: what questions to ask? [more inside]
I have some paintings left to me by a deceased relative. We've identified the artists and have some rough idea of their value, maybe a few hundred or more per per piece. What's the best way to sell them? [more inside]
At what point, if any, is an online merchant required to complete the sale? [more inside]
Can I legally sell/give away a discarded motorcycle for parts without being the registered owner? I am in Quebec. [more inside]
I have about 300 books I need to sell or donate by the 26th. NYC-centric details inside. [more inside]
My favorite holiday, Half-Price Candy Day, happens four times a year: Nov. 1, Dec. 26, Feb. 15, and the day after Easter. I usually hit a chain drugstore or grocery store for my Conversation Hearts or Robin's Eggs, but it just occurred to me that I could probably do better. [more inside]
Does anyone have the inside scoop on Cost Plus World Market great buys Sales? [more inside]
Making an expensive, long-distance purchase. He only accepts "cashier's checks/money orders". How do I protect myself? [more inside]
How can I sell my (uninsured, unregistered) car with minimum work/hassle? [more inside]
How much commission should we expect to pay on the sale of a single stock? [more inside]
Is there a website that tracks the average selling price of used items? I'm particularly interested in used iPod prices, but something more general would be nice too. The price they actually go for would be more helpful than the original asking price. All I've been able to find are paid services for eBay sellers, but they seem like overkill for my needs.
What's a good revenue multiplier for the sale of a software company that has an annual turnover of $500K ? And please explain why