• Can you "pre-order" a apartment?

    I'm starting college in the fall and was just wondering is there any way i could put an apartment on like a hold? I'll be rooming with my friend and thought we should get a head start on a place to live. It's in a different city in the same state so we'll still be living there over the breaks like... show more
    I'm starting college in the fall and was just wondering is there any way i could put an apartment on like a hold? I'll be rooming with my friend and thought we should get a head start on a place to live. It's in a different city in the same state so we'll still be living there over the breaks like summer/winter.
    18 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 1 day ago
  • Is the family I babysit for allowed to tax me?

    I'm 17 and I babysit for a family 4/5 days a week. I make min wage ($10/hour). They file me as an employee of the company they own and they tax me. Is this illegal? My job has absolutely nothing to do with their company and I don't think i'm making enough money to be taxed? What law states they... show more
    I'm 17 and I babysit for a family 4/5 days a week. I make min wage ($10/hour). They file me as an employee of the company they own and they tax me. Is this illegal? My job has absolutely nothing to do with their company and I don't think i'm making enough money to be taxed? What law states they can't file me as an employee of a company I'm not related to or that they're not allowed to tax me?
    19 answers · United States · 7 hours ago
  • What are the real estate rules for rejected first offers on a house?

    We submitted a first offer on a house for $15K less than asking price, much to the dislike of our "buyers agent" who suggested that we offer closer to asking price. The offer wsa submitted at 10pm, by 8am the following morning, we found out that it was not accepted and that we needed to submit another... show more
    We submitted a first offer on a house for $15K less than asking price, much to the dislike of our "buyers agent" who suggested that we offer closer to asking price. The offer wsa submitted at 10pm, by 8am the following morning, we found out that it was not accepted and that we needed to submit another offer at the price our agent originally said. There is nothing in writing showing that it was rejected? Is there real estate laws / rules that if an offer is submitted in writing, it must be rejected in writing? Or were we just scamemd by our money hungry agent? (in Massachusetts)
    29 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • Shouldn't our landlords lower our rent by taking away the garage?

    Recently we have had moisture & water get into our garage at the house we are renting. The landlords have now told us the garage can not be used anymore because a new foundation has to be put in to stop the problem. Meanwhile it sounds like they may even be knocking the garage down, and perhaps building another... show more
    Recently we have had moisture & water get into our garage at the house we are renting. The landlords have now told us the garage can not be used anymore because a new foundation has to be put in to stop the problem. Meanwhile it sounds like they may even be knocking the garage down, and perhaps building another one, but also adding on a bedroom and bath next to the new garage. We have a lot of stuff, and also have a storage shed. The storage shed is filled to the brim & the garage is filled to the brim. We have no place now to put our stuff. PLUS, there hasn't been one mention of the landlords saying they would lower the rent now that we won't have a garage. How fair is that? Shouldn't they legally be made to lower the rent while we have to put a lot of our stuff in storage, or go buy another storage shed? If all this work starts, I have a feeling we will be asked to move, because I can't see how they could do it with us living here. Advise please!!!! We have to deal with a management place, and it's very difficult to get them to return calls. They have pretty much actually told us there is nothing we can do but move our stuff from the garage.
    27 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 1 day ago
  • What are some places that hire without previous work experience?

    I'm 18 years old and already graduated high school. I'm looking for a job and have applied to many places like Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Claire's, JCPenney, Barnes and Noble, and even Target and Walmart but was not hired by any. What are other places I can apply? (I do not want to work at McDonalds, or... show more
    I'm 18 years old and already graduated high school. I'm looking for a job and have applied to many places like Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Claire's, JCPenney, Barnes and Noble, and even Target and Walmart but was not hired by any. What are other places I can apply? (I do not want to work at McDonalds, or fast food places).
    15 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 day ago
  • I am 30 years and I make $72000 doing delivery job and I feel embarrassed?

    Till I find something better like opening small business, but for now I feel ashamed cause everybody around me including my younger siblings have professional job does anyone else feel the same way and how to overcome it? Recently I was delivering to Sheraton hotel and on my way down 3 women got in the elevator and... show more
    Till I find something better like opening small business, but for now I feel ashamed cause everybody around me including my younger siblings have professional job does anyone else feel the same way and how to overcome it? Recently I was delivering to Sheraton hotel and on my way down 3 women got in the elevator and start flirting with me till one point out I was just delivery driver and all sadden they turn around and start giggling!
    18 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 22 hours ago
  • Can my landlord charge me for violating the Apartment Wide No Pet Policy but allow another tenant (her daughter) to keep a non service dog?

    I live in South Carolina and My landlord charged me $200 for having a dog in my apartment when my lease says no pets. The dog was visiting with a friend but she says I'm still charged. I would be totally fine paying the charge because I did violate the lease, however my issue is with her not applying it to... show more
    I live in South Carolina and My landlord charged me $200 for having a dog in my apartment when my lease says no pets. The dog was visiting with a friend but she says I'm still charged. I would be totally fine paying the charge because I did violate the lease, however my issue is with her not applying it to everyone. Her daughter (our horrible property manager) lives in the same complex where there is a rule applying to all stating no pets, but she has two dogs who run around the property and bark a lot. I wouldn't have allowed my friend to bring the dog if I had not seen these two dogs running around multiple times and continue to see them around. She has charged me for violating it but let's her daughter keep dogs. I live in South Carolina and I can't really understand the legal talk on the tenant rights pages so I wanted input. Does the no pets rule apply to every tenant legally because it's in all leases, can she charge one tenant for violating and allow another to keep pets, is there any way I can dispute this charge because it's unfair or do I have to suck it up and pay it because that's life and her daugher can have special treatment?
    32 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • Is it stupid to live way below your mean?

    I am just curious if a person makes 50k a year is a single parent but lives wayy below his or her means is it looked down upon. I have a friend who is 29 makes about 50k and is the mother of 1 child who is 6. Although she makes good money she purposely lives in low cost areas. When I say low cost I don't mean... show more
    I am just curious if a person makes 50k a year is a single parent but lives wayy below his or her means is it looked down upon. I have a friend who is 29 makes about 50k and is the mother of 1 child who is 6. Although she makes good money she purposely lives in low cost areas. When I say low cost I don't mean crime ridden, I mean apartments that don't necessarily have all the bells whistles, such as a pool or fireplace. She drives a used car and shops at Aldi's which is a bargain grocery store. People I know look down on her because she does not travel or go out to eat much or spend a lot of her money. Mostly all her clothes and child child's clothes are second hand. She does not have cable or anything. She is 30 and works in the government and wants to retire early. So she works and rents a low cost apartment but is saving to move to the country and buy a mobile home where she doesn't have payments. Is this considered a stupid lifestyle? As I said she does not care for travel or anything and just saves all her money. She has over 14k in the bank and no debt.
    19 answers · Personal Finance · 1 day ago
  • Am I getting ripped off on this house?

    There's a house i'm considering buying and it cost $134,000; however in 1991 the owner paid $70,000 for it. I've taken a tour of it and it's in great shape. There's no foundation problems etc. The only issue is that several years it had termites but none since it's been treated. I was... show more
    There's a house i'm considering buying and it cost $134,000; however in 1991 the owner paid $70,000 for it. I've taken a tour of it and it's in great shape. There's no foundation problems etc. The only issue is that several years it had termites but none since it's been treated. I was thinking ( I haven't made an official offer) of asking $121,000 as my offer. Now my relater, said that the lady knows she's asking way to much and that she will be negotiable. When I was telling my parents I might offer $121,000 (they toured the home with me) they said that was still too much and should start at $113,000 as my initial offer. I know this is limited information, but what do you think?
    13 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 8 hours ago
  • Can you land a job with fake id nowadays and or fake resume?

    Best answer: Fake Res, yes
    Best answer: Fake Res, yes
    16 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • What's your thoughts on universal life insurance? a friend has recommended one from Foresters.?

    What are the Pros and Cons in getting a policy from it? I am having a hard time trying to understand the concept and if it will beneficial for me. She says its better to go with that policy than a 401k that my employer offers. Let me know your thoughts.
    What are the Pros and Cons in getting a policy from it? I am having a hard time trying to understand the concept and if it will beneficial for me. She says its better to go with that policy than a 401k that my employer offers. Let me know your thoughts.
    9 answers · Insurance · 1 day ago
  • Is it normal for a land lord to wait 4 days after lease signing and payment (1st/last/security) to give the keys?

    I'm supposed to sign a lease on feb 25 with a move in date of march 1st. He wants to sign , as well as take the payment on the 25th, and then meet again 4 days later to give the keys. Is this odd at all? Why wouldn't he arrange for the signing on the same day as giving the key over? This is my first time... show more
    I'm supposed to sign a lease on feb 25 with a move in date of march 1st. He wants to sign , as well as take the payment on the 25th, and then meet again 4 days later to give the keys. Is this odd at all? Why wouldn't he arrange for the signing on the same day as giving the key over? This is my first time leasing so I'm asking for opinions.
    26 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • Legally can I get out of my apartment lease in this situation?

    My boyfriend and I broke up. We were living together however, I was the only one on the lease. My boyfriend attempted to rape me and became very abusive and said he wanted to hurt me as much as he possibly could emotionally. I went home to my family 13 hours away and I'm staying with them however, I have to go... show more
    My boyfriend and I broke up. We were living together however, I was the only one on the lease. My boyfriend attempted to rape me and became very abusive and said he wanted to hurt me as much as he possibly could emotionally. I went home to my family 13 hours away and I'm staying with them however, I have to go back to my apartment at some point. I found out he has restraining orders against him from previous relationships. I tried to get one but because I had no bruising, and the rape was "attempted" and he has not attempted to contact me since Sunday I can't get a restraining order. I'm terrified to go back to my apartment. I'm scared he is looking for me, I'm scared he could show up at any time. I have TWO friends in town that's it. Im terrified to be alone in the apartment. I have until July until this lease officially ends. It would cost me the exact same to break my lease now as it would to just continue paying on it until July. Financially, I don't have the money to pay off 5 months of a lease up front. I've been talking to a psychologist as I'm very very shook up and he's suggested writing a note saying for my mental well being I shouldn't live there. Can I legally get out of my lease?
    19 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • My mother died leaving me as executor of her estate. I need to sell her house to settle her debts but my brother won the move out.?

    Best answer: You are in a touch spot. First off your brother has no choice in the matter. If your mother left a will naming you as executor of her estate and the will names both of you to split all proceeds less her depts. In other words you both pay her depts or sell the home to pay those depts. Now since he would be half... show more
    Best answer: You are in a touch spot. First off your brother has no choice in the matter. If your mother left a will naming you as executor of her estate and the will names both of you to split all proceeds less her depts. In other words you both pay her depts or sell the home to pay those depts. Now since he would be half owner of the estate he is also half owner of those depts. Here he can buy the home out right for fair market value. You then split the balance between the 2 of you or you sell the home and split the estate. No other choices. Or he has a choice of being evicted and that will stay on his record for 10 years. No other choice in the matter. Please copy this and hand it to your brother.
    51 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 5 days ago
  • My dad stealing money from me?

    Hey. I'm 17 and my bank account has to be connected to my dad's name. I work 2 times a week trying to save money to move out. He doesn't want me to move out so he takes all my money and never gives it back. What can I do?
    Hey. I'm 17 and my bank account has to be connected to my dad's name. I work 2 times a week trying to save money to move out. He doesn't want me to move out so he takes all my money and never gives it back. What can I do?
    62 answers · Personal Finance · 4 days ago
  • My landlord said I can't have xanax in the house?

    I rent a house and we have the standard "no drugs" and "no immoral behavior" in the lease. My landlord was over for an inspection and noticed a prescription bottle of xanax out on my dresser. Now he's saying I have to get rid of my xanax because it's a "drug" and he... show more
    I rent a house and we have the standard "no drugs" and "no immoral behavior" in the lease. My landlord was over for an inspection and noticed a prescription bottle of xanax out on my dresser. Now he's saying I have to get rid of my xanax because it's a "drug" and he doesn't want a "druggie" in the house. He said the only real reason to have xanax is to get high. He also pointed out I have alcohol too and people use xanax and alcohol to get wasted. I'm of legal drinking age and I don't get drunk. He said I have to get rid of the xanax or he's going to evict me. I offered to leave voluntarily but he said I had to agree to a ridiculously short timeframe (under 1 week) or he'd throw me out.
    27 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 3 days ago
  • First time home buyer questions?

    My fiance and I are thinking about buying our first home. We are in our mid 20's and have no idea how to go about buying a house. Between the two of us we make good money, and have ok credit. not great, but not awful. We are able to get credit cards and finance a car (for a higher interest rate). Any advice... show more
    My fiance and I are thinking about buying our first home. We are in our mid 20's and have no idea how to go about buying a house. Between the two of us we make good money, and have ok credit. not great, but not awful. We are able to get credit cards and finance a car (for a higher interest rate). Any advice would be much appreciated. Im so sick of throwing my money away renting! My questions are 1) Ive heard about loans and such for first time home buyers, what makes these different? Are they at a lower interest rate? Do you have to put less down? 2) Are HUD houses a good option? Are they ok houses to buy? 3)If you are buying a house do you have to have a real estate agent or do you work with whoever is selling the house you are looking at? 4)Are you more likely to be approved for a loan if you go through your normal bank? 5) Can you be qualified for a loan with negative things on your credit report? 6) Are things like closing costs and inspections included in your loan? 7) When making an offer on a home is it ok to offer less? If so, how much less is acceptable without being ridiculous? 8) I do have a couple negative things on my credit report(including a judgement from an old apartment) These things will be aging off my report in about 2 years. Would it be a wiser decision to wait for the bad things to come off and save money for the next couple years? 9) Do you always have to put a down payment down? If so, how much is it usually? Thanks :)
    11 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 8 hours ago