• My mom wants a certain amount of money from me every month. What should I do?

    I’m 21 years old (female If it matters) and I have expenses of my own (car note, insurance, cellphone bill) plus I’m trying to save money to move out But recently my mom has been bugging me and pretty much threatening to kick me out if I can’t give her a certain amount of money every month to help her out. My dad... show more
    I’m 21 years old (female If it matters) and I have expenses of my own (car note, insurance, cellphone bill) plus I’m trying to save money to move out But recently my mom has been bugging me and pretty much threatening to kick me out if I can’t give her a certain amount of money every month to help her out. My dad passed away in 08 and I understand how hard it must be to deal with bills on her own but she has her boyfriend staying with us now and he’s SUPPOSEDLY helping her so why should I have to pay her certain amount of money a month? I’ve tried to tell her I can’t do it and I’ve cried and everything. She just wouldn’t take no for a answer. She wanted over $100 a month. Told her I could only do $50 a month (really can’t even do that) so ig that’s where we stand. My question is What would you do in this situation? Should I have to give her money?
    27 answers · 1 day ago
  • What motivated you to get your first apartment?

    Best answer: My mom got remarried and I couldn't stand my stepdad. I knew him before they even started dating and I didn't like him, and he didn't like me. So that's why. I moved out when I was 17, two months before my 18th birthday. I had already graduated three months earlier, though. Also, I did want my... show more
    Best answer: My mom got remarried and I couldn't stand my stepdad. I knew him before they even started dating and I didn't like him, and he didn't like me. So that's why. I moved out when I was 17, two months before my 18th birthday. I had already graduated three months earlier, though.

    Also, I did want my independence. I was ready to move out. So I got a job at a bank and moved my grocery store job to nights. I made enough at the grocery store to just pay my rent and then I lived off of what I made working full-time at the bank.

    It was tight, though. I remember I used to manage my money by just withdrawing my entire paycheck and then dividing it up into different envelopes. I budgeted by envelopes. When the money ran out in an envelope, I just did without until I got paid again. My grocery store paycheck filled my rent envelope and was on the opposite weeks as my bank pay paycheck, which I used to fill all my other envelopes, like my car insurance envelope, my gas money envelope, my going to the movies envelope, my food envelope, etc.

    I was soooo poor. But I never felt poor. I was stoked. I was 17 and had my own apartment!
    19 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Could I game the system to get an apartment this way?

    I am moving out of my parents house and into my first apartment soon. One in particular is by FAAAAAAR the best in my price range. Problem is, I called them and they have pretty stringent requirements for approval, including at least 12 months of prior rental history, and told me over the phone I would not... show more
    I am moving out of my parents house and into my first apartment soon. One in particular is by FAAAAAAR the best in my price range. Problem is, I called them and they have pretty stringent requirements for approval, including at least 12 months of prior rental history, and told me over the phone I would not qualify. They also do not accept Co-signers unless you are a student or disabled, and I just finished college in December. They do, however, allow primary applicants to ad additional tenents in the application so long as that person can pass a basic criminal background check, and they will issue a parking pass to that person. My older brother with an excellent rental and credit history meets the complexes requirements to get approved. What if he applies for the apartment himself and ads me as a tenent, and after approval, he just doesnt live there, but I do? Would a large complex ever catch on to this?
    11 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Possible situations that I could get out of a lease?

    Here's the situation: I recently moved into a university-type housing complex with two other guys who are like me (grad students, busy, quiet, respectful). The complex filled the room above me in the same townhome with a guy that has become an absolute nightmare. He's constantly having friends/family stay... show more
    Here's the situation: I recently moved into a university-type housing complex with two other guys who are like me (grad students, busy, quiet, respectful). The complex filled the room above me in the same townhome with a guy that has become an absolute nightmare. He's constantly having friends/family stay over and are always coming in and out of my house 24/7 leaving the door unlocked and even wide open. We do not live in a safe area and I'm concerned about someone breaking in. He's constantly smoking weed (which is against out lease policy) and blasting music/stomping around 24/7. He's also stolen our food/cookware but we aren't able to actually prove it was him. Given all of this, you would think it would be enough to get him evicted but it doesn't seem like management will evict him, just fine/warn him which hasn't done anything. Is this enough that if I wanted out of my lease, I could get out? Also, we live in an area where marijuana is legalized so its not against our law, but the lease says it's prohibited. He's affecting my sleep at night and I've been overall depressed because I can't come home to a place that isn't filled with his sketchy friends or go to sleep knowing the door is probably left unlocked. Any help is greatly appreciated
    15 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is the benefit of having a 1 bedroom vs a studio?

    Best answer: A studio apartment has either a pull out couch (very uncomfortable for nightly sleeping) or a bed in basically what is the living room, open to the kitchen. Along with the bed in the living room, you would also have your bedroom furniture, such as your dresser and night stand. However, you certainly can... show more
    Best answer: A studio apartment has either a pull out couch (very uncomfortable for nightly sleeping) or a bed in basically what is the living room, open to the kitchen. Along with the bed in the living room, you would also have your bedroom furniture, such as your dresser and night stand. However, you certainly can incorporate your dresser into your living space by putting a television on it near the seating area.

    A one bedroom apartment has a separate room and it's own door. This way you do not have a bed in your living room. If you have a one bedroom, you can easily have an over night guest stay on the couch.
    16 answers · 2 days ago
  • One bedroom vs two bedroom?

    I just got approved at a brand new apartment complex and I’m debating if I should get the two bed one bath vs the one. Now the smallest one bedroom is $795 next size is $890 and next size is $900. The two by one that I want is $995 the only utilities I pay is water, light and pest control/trash which is $15 a... show more
    I just got approved at a brand new apartment complex and I’m debating if I should get the two bed one bath vs the one. Now the smallest one bedroom is $795 next size is $890 and next size is $900. The two by one that I want is $995 the only utilities I pay is water, light and pest control/trash which is $15 a month. I have a lot of stuff and stuff I mean clothes, big king size bed. I was going to turn the second bed to a study/storage. As the storage on site is $150 a month. This is my first time moving to an apartment and I make $3200 a month and $4000 with overtime. What do you think? And it’s going to be just me and my gerbil no one else so I understand needed only the one bed and saving the extra money. They also have a special going on with the first month being free. If that makes a difference..
    12 answers · 1 day ago
  • I am renting my home and the landlord has offered to sell it to me. If I call an appraiser out will they contact my landlord about anything?

    I am currently renting my home and the landlord has offered to let me purchase the home. If I have an appraiser, real estate agent come out and appraise the home, will the appraiser have to contact my landlord about anyting?
    I am currently renting my home and the landlord has offered to let me purchase the home. If I have an appraiser, real estate agent come out and appraise the home, will the appraiser have to contact my landlord about anyting?
    9 answers · 5 hours ago
  • Is rent-to-own a good idea?

    Do all mortage lenders offer this program?
    Do all mortage lenders offer this program?
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • How long does it take after a viewing to receive an offer on your home?

    I had a second viewing yesterday on my flat which seemed to go well but have not heard anything from the estate agents today
    I had a second viewing yesterday on my flat which seemed to go well but have not heard anything from the estate agents today
    12 answers · 1 day ago
  • My water froze in my home what can I do?

    9 answers · 19 hours ago
  • How is rent-to-own different than mortage financing?

    Do you need a down payment or high credit score?
    Do you need a down payment or high credit score?
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Fair split of rent for a small studio apartment?

    Hello, what would in your opinion be a fair split of rent for a studio apartment, assuming everything is shared equally (room size, utilities, etc.)? The only thing is, this roommate would be staying for five nights per week and going back home on the weekends. I don't think 50/50 would be fair as I would... show more
    Hello, what would in your opinion be a fair split of rent for a studio apartment, assuming everything is shared equally (room size, utilities, etc.)? The only thing is, this roommate would be staying for five nights per week and going back home on the weekends. I don't think 50/50 would be fair as I would obviously stay there all week.
    24 answers · 4 days ago
  • If someone removes their sign post on their lawn but it is still listed on Zillow for sale, is it still for sale?

    Why would they remove their sign post?
    Why would they remove their sign post?
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • Cleaning in exchange for rent should I be paid extra cash?

    I am a young woman who cleans every day in exchange for renting a small room where I never get 5min to myself, this entitles cleaning up after 3 old dirty men and 2 big hairy dogs, 2 bathrooms and the whole house has wood floors. The guy I rent the room from asks for 300 a month for rent. He is creepy as well.... show more
    I am a young woman who cleans every day in exchange for renting a small room where I never get 5min to myself, this entitles cleaning up after 3 old dirty men and 2 big hairy dogs, 2 bathrooms and the whole house has wood floors. The guy I rent the room from asks for 300 a month for rent. He is creepy as well. Stares the whole time I clean and doesn't let. Me have men over.
    7 answers · 22 hours ago
  • I have a question about laws or procedures for landlords/apartment managers...?

    Best answer: Actually it is arguable the leasing agent does have a legal obligation to not identify where a resident lives. As an agent of the renter and the landlord, the leasing agent has a "fiduciary duty" to both the renter and the landlord which could include protecting the identity of both parties. Thus when... show more
    Best answer: Actually it is arguable the leasing agent does have a legal obligation to not identify where a resident lives. As an agent of the renter and the landlord, the leasing agent has a "fiduciary duty" to both the renter and the landlord which could include protecting the identity of both parties. Thus when you asked where your friend's apartment was, rather than just stating the address, your question could possibly have not been answerable.
    10 answers · 2 days ago