• I need to move out ASAP. What can I do?

    I live with my parents but they are divorcing, so my mom is going to find her own rent and she will not help me with anything financially. I am currently on my first year of college, and I plan to transfer to a University in 2-3 years, but right now I need to move out asap. I live in South Florida, where the rent... show more
    I live with my parents but they are divorcing, so my mom is going to find her own rent and she will not help me with anything financially. I am currently on my first year of college, and I plan to transfer to a University in 2-3 years, but right now I need to move out asap. I live in South Florida, where the rent is minimum $1,000 everywhere. I have 300 dollars in my bank and plenty of bills. I have a not-so-stable babysitting job but I'm not sure if the parents will be calling me back. (and it only pays me 50 bucks a week) Getting a real job will be hard and might take me some time unless I settle for slavery-type jobs (lol) like restaurants or fast-food joints, but I need a place to live asap and I need a good-paying job to keep up with my bills+debts. I currently pay for: internet ($40), my insurance ($35), car loan ($229.69), phone ($50), credit card ($57) paypal credit loans ($35) and that does not include another loan that will be coming up soon (35) plus my car insurance which I need to apply for. (I'm young so it might be pricey) Also, I'll likely be responsible for many other new responsibilities (rent, water, food, etc.). I drive my own car. Do you guys know of any ideas or suggestions to help me in my situation? I just need some ideas.. I'm not sure of what I can do to afford school+bills+loans+rent+life with minimum wage jobs.. I'd love to move upstate or to another country if it makes things easier but I'm not sure if switching colleges will be so simple..
    32 answers · Personal Finance · 1 day ago
  • Can you legally rent out a house you don't own?

    My mother passed away 2 1/2 years ago in CA. My sister is renting the property without a power of attorney and not sharing the proceeds with me.
    My mother passed away 2 1/2 years ago in CA. My sister is renting the property without a power of attorney and not sharing the proceeds with me.
    26 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 24 hours ago
  • Submitting a offer on a house after initial offer was rejected...?

    My husband and I are house hunting. It is a seller's market in our area. Houses that are in good condition and priced right are going like hot cakes (within a day or two). We made an offer on a home that is overpriced and has been sitting for 50 days. In a regular market that might not seem like a long time,... show more
    My husband and I are house hunting. It is a seller's market in our area. Houses that are in good condition and priced right are going like hot cakes (within a day or two). We made an offer on a home that is overpriced and has been sitting for 50 days. In a regular market that might not seem like a long time, but in this market I think that it is. House is priced at 219,995. Older owners. We offered 190,000 with the intention of going to 195,00. I know--lowball. If the house were in perfect condition, it would probably go for 210/215, but this home is "tired." It need a new roof (1989), furnace (20 years old), probably AC (15 years old), and some aesthetic updates. The owners are older and have already purchased a home in the south. However, they have owned this home for 45 years. That's a LONG time to form a serious attachment. Clearly I am dwelling on this house. We do NOT want to overpay for it of course, especially with the age of the roof. However, they didn't even counter offer on our 190k offer. They have had 2 open houses and from what I understand, our offer was their first. We have of course continued to look. Inventory is extremely low right now, making it even more difficult to let this go. If we submitted a new offer at 195,000, I am fairly certain they wouldn't counter. In a way, I'm answering my own question. The route of writing an offer letter is probably not the best idea because numbers outweigh emotions I'm guessing. Thoughts?
    26 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • Should CEOs be paid less?

    The CEOs of top U.S. companies earn 340 times the salary of the average employee. If CEOs were paid significantly less, would that free up company resources to pay employees a $15 minimum wage without downsizing, as higher minimum wage opponents claim? Are salaries the primary source for a CEO's wealth, or do... show more
    The CEOs of top U.S. companies earn 340 times the salary of the average employee. If CEOs were paid significantly less, would that free up company resources to pay employees a $15 minimum wage without downsizing, as higher minimum wage opponents claim? Are salaries the primary source for a CEO's wealth, or do they also make money from stock options?
    13 answers · Corporations · 2 days ago
  • I move out of the apartments I am living in on May 31st. I was sent a bill for june the office worker said I will also be billed for june.?

    How will I be billed for june and July if I move out on may 31st? Is there something wrong with this picture.
    How will I be billed for june and July if I move out on may 31st? Is there something wrong with this picture.
    24 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • Should rent be split evenly?

    My fiance makes 60k a year, I make 40. Our rent is $2,000/month. Should it be split evenly or should it be split based on income?
    My fiance makes 60k a year, I make 40. Our rent is $2,000/month. Should it be split evenly or should it be split based on income?
    17 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 17 hours ago
  • Is it wrong for me to refer to people renting my property as tenants?

    Best answer: No it is not. Your friend is wrong. Legally they are known as tenants.
    Best answer: No it is not. Your friend is wrong. Legally they are known as tenants.
    19 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 1 day ago
  • How can I get my earnest money back from the realtor?

    Best answer: Many of the answers here are incorrect. According to the National Association of Realtors, nearly all earnest money is deposited after a contract is in place. Your agent (and you) have technically been wrong in calling your $1K "earnest money" It is not. It only becomes "earnest money" once... show more
    Best answer: Many of the answers here are incorrect.
    According to the National Association of Realtors, nearly all earnest money is deposited after a contract is in place.

    Your agent (and you) have technically been wrong in calling your $1K "earnest money" It is not. It only becomes "earnest money" once you and the seller have signed a contract.

    In the meantime, it's just money that the agent collected from you - - - probably to be sure you have it; and to be prepared to quickly move it to your escrow account once you have a property under contract.

    Bottom line: Your $1K is not tied up in any way with this (non) contract. Your agent is simply holding the money, and should release it to you on demand.
    12 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • I want to buy a house 19 old?

    don't have money but really want buy a home cause don't like living with my parents feel very uncomfortable
    don't have money but really want buy a home cause don't like living with my parents feel very uncomfortable
    19 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 1 day ago
  • If a lease is up, do you have to still give a 30 day notice, if you are not renewing the lease?

    Best answer: Yes, you have to let the LL know what your plans are so they can either advertise the unit or not. Your ex cannot put you on the lease without your signature. A lease is a contract that must be signed by all parties. But I would send the LL a letter stating that you will not be a signatory to any lease renewal... show more
    Best answer: Yes, you have to let the LL know what your plans are so they can either advertise the unit or not. Your ex cannot put you on the lease without your signature. A lease is a contract that must be signed by all parties. But I would send the LL a letter stating that you will not be a signatory to any lease renewal effective [expiration date of current lease]. It would help the LL to know what apartment or living unit you are a signatory to.
    11 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • Notice to vacate 2 months or 1?

    Best answer: 60 dsys. Even though your lease is expired, you are still bound by its terms.
    Best answer: 60 dsys. Even though your lease is expired, you are still bound by its terms.
    12 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • Apartment lease states tenant is responsible for all pest and bed bug extermination, is this legal in Virginia?

    Possible bed bug infestation in my apartment, only been living here for about 7 months and after reviewing my lease I found a section saying that I the tenant am responsible for any and all pest and bed bug extermination. Is this legal? I live in Richmond Virginia.
    Possible bed bug infestation in my apartment, only been living here for about 7 months and after reviewing my lease I found a section saying that I the tenant am responsible for any and all pest and bed bug extermination. Is this legal? I live in Richmond Virginia.
    16 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 1 day ago
  • Can I inherit a house that had a mortgage taken out on it?

    My grandma owns a home and she took a mortgage out on it to pay for an unexpected emergency. If she dies, can i inherit the responsibility of paying it off and keep house? Im her only grandchild so im wondering
    My grandma owns a home and she took a mortgage out on it to pay for an unexpected emergency. If she dies, can i inherit the responsibility of paying it off and keep house? Im her only grandchild so im wondering
    14 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 20 hours ago
  • I'm not interested in school or getting a job?

    I'm not interested in any career and working and I can excel in school and be something but it doesn't interest me at all I don't know what to do?
    I'm not interested in any career and working and I can excel in school and be something but it doesn't interest me at all I don't know what to do?
    21 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • Landlord is asking us to pay our last unpaid rent, refuses to give back the deposit.?

    The title might be misleading, but here goes. We have a security deposit. From what I know, the security deposit could be used by the landlord if the tenants failed to pay electricity, and restorations. Since we have unpaid bills (only electricity), and there are renovations needed, should the landlord ask us for... show more
    The title might be misleading, but here goes. We have a security deposit. From what I know, the security deposit could be used by the landlord if the tenants failed to pay electricity, and restorations. Since we have unpaid bills (only electricity), and there are renovations needed, should the landlord ask us for more money if the security deposit isn't sufficient, or we could only cover the security deposit, and the extra cost will be on the landlord's part? for example. the security deposit is 800, the unpaid bill is 300. the renovation is 700. should we pay the 200 cost? or is it on the landlord's part?
    20 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago