What's the downside of taking a house off the market temporarily (say, a couple of months)? My inlaws are trying to sell a house, it's taking a while, and the real estate agent suggested this so it wouldn't seem stale. Any reason not to do it?
posted by languagehat
on Feb 4, 2008 -
Must get rid of a mind-boggling amount of hoarded items, including some theoretically very valuable pieces. Looking for advice on how to do so efficiently and profitably. [more inside]
posted by Gianna
on Feb 2, 2008 -
Anyone know of a source for prints (or a schedule for their release) of the very cool Tim Sale pieces from NBC's 'Heroes?' I'd love to have a few in my office, but have sadly only found references to the charity auction that was run last year
, and a sketchy UK front for mass oil reproductions from Chinese artists. Any insiders on the MeFi?
posted by liquado
on Jan 8, 2008 -
Can I buy a brand new 5-year-old car? For example, can I buy a brand-new *2003* Nissan 350Z? Or did they really sell each and every last one back in 2003? Where do unsold new cars go when the new models come out? Any car dealers out there that can explain this to me? They must end up somewhere.
posted by sidereal
on Dec 30, 2007 -
Does anyone know anything about UK property law? Can they make us pay this? Conveyancer demanding small payment they should have asked us for a year ago. [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic
on Nov 28, 2007 -
I put an offer on a 100+ year old house in Galena, Illinois a year ago. The owners and I couldn't agree on a price so the deal fell through. It was a terrific rehabbed house on a hill with fireplaces in every room, a state of the art kitchen, guest quarters and a view of the whole town from the front window.
I have become rather obsessed with this house and even checked up who, later, did purchase it.
The strange thing was the sale price was less than my offer but it included something called "personal property" for 20k which the buyers apparently, added to the price of the house with the approval of the sellers.
I've bought and sold condos and one house before but I never heard of including "personal property" in a deal. Did they throw in a car or artwork or something? Seems odd to me.
I know I should get past this house but I just can't.
Thanks for any input.
posted by Tullyogallaghan
on Nov 24, 2007 -
Best practices for library book sales? My librarian friend is hosting her first book sale (that is, she's free to run it differently than it has been run for years) and is looking for ideas to make it a fun, profitable and successful event. What kinds of things make a book sale really work? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes
on Sep 24, 2007 -
UK Tax question: How long do you have to be resident in a house for it to be your residence, for the purposes of capital gains tax? [more inside]
posted by handee
on Apr 4, 2007 -
My mother just sold my family's old computer without zeroing the hard drive. How concerned should I be? [more inside]
posted by jefficator
on Jan 13, 2007 -
I'm having a one-day lingerie sample sale in Edinburgh, and am really struggling to work out the best way to process credit cards on the day. [more inside]
posted by ukdanae
on Nov 4, 2006 -
How do I clean my ThinkPad's harddrive so I can sell it WITHOUT having to reinstall XP? [more inside]
posted by phixed
on Oct 21, 2006 -
I want to sell my old comics in the Boston area. Does someone know the best place to do it? [more inside]
posted by crhanson
on Aug 28, 2006 -
I own a "valuable" domain. Are there "agents" available to professionally market it for me? How would I choose such an agent? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton
on Aug 16, 2006 -
I am selling a car with a loan on it, but how do I complete the sale with the buyer if I am "upside-down" on the loan? (search used already!) [more inside]
posted by skyguy14
on Feb 6, 2006 -
Help me write an amazing ad for my used car to sell it really, really fast - I'm moving abroad in two weeks. Lots of questions. [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Oct 31, 2005 -
I need a bicycle for riding around the neighborhood (3-5 miles) and perhaps a bit of exercise. I am willing to go with either a used bike or new one. Please help with suggestions. (more details inside).
posted by derekislost
on Jun 20, 2005 -
Percussion Music LP of Childhood With Black Dots On Cover Filter
. Recently, when my mom sold her house, I was sad to learn that she garage sale-disposed on an LP I was hoping to rediscover [+] [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus
on Dec 31, 2004 -
I got had in a recent car purchase. Basically I'm out $500 after wrestling the other money back. The guy is no longer in this country (Canada) my lawyer says to go ahead and file a small claims suit. Since it is quite a hassle to file a suit, anyone have experience with something like this? All the details inside... [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Dec 21, 2004 -
I am looking for a resource, preferably online, that will give me historical real estate sales data for a particular city. Ideally I would like to see the average sales price by month from the year 1974 until the present. Any ideas?
posted by tirebouchon
on Dec 18, 2004 -
A friend mentioned to me this morning that ACDC's Back In Black album is the third highest selling album worldwide of all time. I found this hard to believe so I set out to verify it with the help of Google. Surprisingly worldwide sales figures appear to be tricky to come up with. Is there a page out there with accurate information?
posted by salmacis
on Oct 22, 2004 -
I was explaining to a friend of mine how little music artists make. I've heard they sometimes only make pennies on every CD that is sold. Are there any graphs or charts, (a pie chart would be ideal) on the internet that show where the money would go from the sale of a CD and who pockets what? It seems like something simple that someone should have figured out and put together, but Google is failing me.
posted by banished
on Jul 31, 2004 -
Arranging at transaction with someone 1000 miles away : I'm selling my 1958 Mercedes 2 door coupe, and I have a potential buyer. He's in Chicago. I'm on the East Coast. He suggested 50% down and 50% when he gets the car (he arranges shipping), but I'm uncomfortable with that. Any suggestions ? (More inside)
posted by troutfishing
on Jul 22, 2004 -
My girlfriend bought some purses at an estate sale. She put them through the wash (They were the washable variety, I guess - I don't know much about purses...) and when she went to take them out, she found a hypodermic needle, which must have been in a remote pocket somewhere. The cap is on. Does she have anything to worry about?
posted by adamkempa
on Jun 10, 2004 -