| Money Talk|| Legal question: handicap parking in an apartment complex - Htown Tiger on 8/17/14 at 6:39 pm|
Does anyone know what the law is regarding handicap parking in an apartment complex? There are permit only parking, visitor parking, and the handicap parking spaces. The handicap does not specify "permit only". I am a landlord and my tenants had a family member visit and park in the handicap spot (w...
| Money Talk|| Sold stock - Do I need to remit capital gains taxes now? - Htown Tiger on 7/21/14 at 4:27 pm|
Or can I just wait till tax time next year and figure it all out then when I do my taxes? I will definitely owe, so will I face any underpayment penalties if I dont remit any time soon?...
| Money Talk|| Help me understand payroll tax levies - Htown Tiger on 6/6/14 at 12:18 pm|
How is this garnishment typically imposed on a person? Is it a set amount that must be taken out of each paycheck until it the amount is repaid? Can this amount change/flucuate throughout the year, or should it be fairly standard (either in $ or %). Would the garnishment details specify from what pa...
| Outdoor Board|| Recommendations on a power washer? - Htown Tiger on 3/28/14 at 5:59 pm|
Looking to buy a power/pressure washer to clean my deck and porch and possibly the house siding. I don't want one that will take off paint however. I know nothing about them....is there a specific psi level that I should look for? And can I get a decent one for under $200?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Shows not on Hulu Plus - Htown Tiger on 3/12/14 at 8:45 pm|
So I just signed up for Hulu Plus tonight and I don't see shows such as: How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, The Americans, etc.
Are they just not on there? ...
| O-T Lounge|| Repair help needed: Dryer won't heat - Htown Tiger on 3/2/14 at 3:33 pm|
So I've done as much research as I think I can, and still no luck.
Breakers have been checked
Voltage from wall reads 220v
Tested continuity in the heating element, thermal fuse, and thermostats (all 3 of them) and all passed
Vents are clear of a any debris and air flows perfectly fine out th...
| Money Talk|| Insurance Liability Question - Homeowner vs HOA - Htown Tiger on 2/4/14 at 8:09 am|
So I own a condo unit on the ground floor of a 3 story building and then tenant has mentioned that there is evidence of mold in the walls of one of the bathrooms. I sent a mold specialist out there and they have removed some of the ceiling/wall and can determine that there is a leak from some pipes...
| Money Talk|| Attempting to buy rental- seller wants cash offers only - Htown Tiger on 1/30/14 at 7:14 pm|
And good advice in this situation? Is it because he thinks it won't appraise well since it does need some work before being able to be rented? Or is he afraid the bank just won't finance it?
If I end up paying cash, can I fix it up and then go to the bank and get a loan at that point? ...
| Money Talk|| Homeowner insurance question regarding dwelling protection vs replacement cost - Htown Tiger on 1/29/14 at 11:21 am|
So I switched HO insurances this year and when signing up, I just used the same coverages as my previous policy. So for instance, lets say my dwelling protection was $300k.
I then received a letter saying that an estimator has established a "replacement cost" of a lesser amount, say $260k. The in...
| Money Talk|| LLC question for rental property purchase - Htown Tiger on 1/25/14 at 4:18 pm|
I'm looking into buying some rental property and if so I'd like to set up an LLC for it. I'm not sure how long it takes to setup an LLC but do I need it fully set up prior to putting in an offer for the house? Or as long as I have it by closing time and sign everything under the LLC, that would suff...
| Money Talk|| Roth Contribution Limits - Htown Tiger on 1/2/14 at 9:21 am|
I know ROTH questions get asked a lot around here, but had a couple questions related to the limits:
- I'm trying to understand the whole MAGI calculation when it comes to knowing whether you can still contribute to a Roth IRA. Does this number correlate to a specific line item on your 1040 tax fo...
| O-T Lounge|| WWTOTD: Contractor took deposit check and never showed *Updated pg 10* - Htown Tiger on 7/9/13 at 7:42 am|
I paid a contractor a deposit for a job at my house (I received 3 quotes from 3 different contractors, all requiring a deposit). Guy never showed and hasnt returned phone calls or emails in almost a month.
Do I have any recourse here? The check was made out to the company, an LLC. ...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Dominick Brown vs Cespedes - Better rest of career - Htown Tiger on 7/4/13 at 10:26 am|
I know we all have crystal balls, so which one should I keep and which one should I look to trade here at midseason to make my push this year? ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Downhouse in Houston - Htown Tiger on 6/2/13 at 4:47 pm|
Curious to know if anyone has ever been, and if so, if you've tried the fried chicken. Best fried chicken I've ever had and I really want to know how to make it. ...
| Money Talk|| Anyone have a garage apartment that they rent out? - Htown Tiger on 5/12/13 at 6:12 pm|
Considering doing this and wanted to hear any pros/cons or horror stories before getting into it too much. Any concerns with someone else essentially living on your property?...
| Outdoor Board|| Need fence line tree/shrub ideas - Htown Tiger on 5/5/13 at 5:06 pm|
We have a 6ft wood fence that faces a street and we would like to put some shrubs or trees along the fence line for privacy. Anything that will grow from 6-10ft will do. Any suggestions on what shrubs would be a good fit? The fence line is about 40ft across. ...
| Money Talk|| A hiring company requesting compensation history **Updated OP** - Htown Tiger on 4/10/13 at 10:19 am|
Has anyone ever been asked to provide a hiring company's HR department (i.e. prior to them finalizing an offer to you) your past 2-3 years of compensation (salary+bonus+stock+etc)? I just recently was, and am a little curious about the rationalization behind it. For an opportunity that's a pretty ni...
| Money Talk|| Is it normal to just never hear back following an interview? - Htown Tiger on 3/25/13 at 2:48 pm|
Been over 4 weeks since my second, all day long interview and either a) the company hasn't made a decision, or b) they did and the recruiting agency is just moving on. This person really wasn't "my recruiter", but more of a headhunting service that this particular company utilizes all the time. I'm ...
| Money Talk|| Are 'Thank you' emails expected at every level? - Htown Tiger on 1/29/13 at 10:27 am|
I understand sending them when you're a college student interviewing for a job. I also understand them when you've been in the industry a couple of year and are interviewing for that next step up, be it a Senior position or even a Manager level. It's more of a formality than anything else, and reall...
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone ever pick up any day laborers (particularly in Houston)? - Htown Tiger on 1/26/13 at 12:11 pm|
Might try to find some tomorrow to do some stuff for my in my yard. Went to Home Depot today, but didnt see any. I know there's a popular spot near I-10 and Shephard, so will check that out tomorrow. Just curious if anyone else has done this. I was going to offer about $10/hr? :dunno: ...