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First time buyer. Are foreclosed homes cheaper?

Are foreclosed homes cheaper? And how would you go about buying your very first home? [more inside]
posted by Danah_78 on Jan 14, 2012 - 11 answers

About to buy my first used pickup. I Know very little about prices and mechanics.

Hey! So i am about to buy my very first vehicle and am pretty excited about the whole deal. My budget is no more than 5k and I am looking to get me a used small pickup truck. It seems like my best options are either a T100, Tacoma, frontier or a b2500. Are those considered reliable used pick ups? What kind of year/mileage y'all think 5k could bring? I am thinking a 2000 with about 120000 miles. Does that seems reasonable? The truck should be very reliable and could take some abuse, I don't really care about towing much because it will be used mainly for tools. I know VERY little about cars and mechanics and wouldn't even know the first thing to look out for when looking at a potential truck... I've been told to insist on a clean title, see that the engine and transmission are in good order, and pass it by a reliable mechanic. Anything else? Thank you for your time!
posted by Sentus on Jan 3, 2012 - 17 answers

Beginner buying a USED motorcycle. Help!?

Hey Mefites! This is my first post and I definitely need help. I have my motorcycle license and took the MSF course. I most certainly will buy good gear to protect myself. I consider myself a safe driver (car so far), no accidents or speeding tickets and generally drive slow. [more inside]
posted by Wanderer7 on Mar 12, 2010 - 27 answers

buying home - pay for unused existing fuel?

First time homebuyer - "its customary to purchase the unused fuel from the seller" urf? [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Jun 22, 2009 - 39 answers

First-time home buyer seeks help making a good investment

First-time home buyer seeks help making a good investment [more inside]
posted by mintchip on May 22, 2009 - 6 answers

how to get newbies healthy?

My wife and I are trying to get back into shape, and maybe loose some weight. I've tried out my google-foo, and can find some places here in RI, but I don't think my wife would feel comfortable walking into Golds gym. Help! [more inside]
posted by edmcbride on Jan 29, 2008 - 12 answers

How to get out of a listing agreement in Ontario

Can someone who knows about Ontario real estate listing agreements help a homebuying n00b? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Oct 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Love that dirty water ...

First time in Boston ... there's [more inside]
posted by LilBucner on Jan 11, 2007 - 27 answers

Buying land and building on it. What's the deal?

I am thinking about buying an acre or so in Western NC on which to build a home and [more inside]
posted by Scottk on May 27, 2006 - 10 answers

week in london - hotel recommendations - entertainment recommendations?

week in london - i wonder if mefiers have recommendations for hotels (preferably marble arch area moderate-high end) , entertainment, galleries, flea markets, off beat must not miss curiosities? march 31 - april 6?
posted by specialk420 on Mar 28, 2006 - 18 answers

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