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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-06-2010, 10:31 PM
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Posted By alaska
Thanks Tradd, that's good advice. It's on my...

Thanks Tradd, that's good advice. It's on my list of things to find out. Zoning we're fine, but the way we'd like to build, I need to make sure we wouldn't encroach upon the setback. We actually...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-06-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By alaska
Keeping both makes me so nervous. I hate to be...

Keeping both makes me so nervous. I hate to be on the hook for two mortgages - even though the rental market is strong, it still makes me nervous. It would be hard to have to pay our mortgage plus...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-06-2010, 04:48 PM
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Posted By alaska
I have a financial situation I need to think...

I have a financial situation I need to think through and am looking for other points of view....

We own a duplex. The owner's side is a little over 1500 sq. feet. It only has 2 bedrooms right...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-07-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By alaska
I have the same problem. A friend of mine...

I have the same problem. A friend of mine recommended getting those support things people use for doing push ups (like this...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-27-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By alaska
They're fantastic. I, for one, would...

They're fantastic.
I, for one, would definitely appreciate a tutorial - even a vague one http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-16-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By alaska
I bought the same one a month ago - it's already...

I bought the same one a month ago - it's already seen a lot of use. I'm really happy with it. I haven't bought a loaf of bread since buying it.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-09-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By alaska
nevermind - I'm a little embarassed having...

nevermind - I'm a little embarassed having posted the question
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-04-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By alaska
the way I read it, you're just replacing your...

the way I read it, you're just replacing your increase on the right edge with a decrease instead.
so in answer to your questions:
1) yes, knit a row after your final increase row before you begin...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-23-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By alaska
I hadn't thought about it, TheGirls, but that's...

I hadn't thought about it, TheGirls, but that's a good point! It's 1.99 through September and we'll have it at least 80% paid off by then, with the rest paid off by the end of the next month. THanks...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-23-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By alaska
I'll give it a shot. Tomorrow. After a lot...

I'll give it a shot.
Tomorrow.
After a lot of coffee.
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-23-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By alaska
Thanks guys! That's exactly the help I needed. ...

Thanks guys! That's exactly the help I needed.
Loan B told me that the PMI they can access is likely fifty dollars MORE than they estimated on the good faith estimate. So using your reasoning...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-22-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By alaska
So far we have: made the decision to stay in our...

So far we have: made the decision to stay in our duplex, decided to refi, and narrowed it down to two competing offers. One has higher/different closing costs, one has a lower monthly payment. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By alaska
Thanks for breaking it all down like that! ...

Thanks for breaking it all down like that!
Property tax is about right - our mill rate is 10.37. It was due 9/30 so we should have 3 months coming back to us in the refi - so we'll really need to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By alaska
Our local university offers a free lecture...

Our local university offers a free lecture series. That's been entertaining (in a geeky way http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif) on occassion.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 285
Posted By alaska
definitely worth celebrating!...

definitely worth celebrating! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By alaska
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I'm sorry - I'm jumping around all over the place. Totally my fault.
In my OP, I meant that the appraisal came in lower than what we'd...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By alaska
I think the prepaids are less than a year. 6...

I think the prepaids are less than a year. 6 months of property taxes and 2 months of hazard insurance.
I'll definitely be asking for a new GFE. (Our original GFE was based on our appraisal coming...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By alaska
For a duplex here where I live, that is truly...

For a duplex here where I live, that is truly the going rate (it was actually 9 something plus sales tax). It would've been a few hundred less for a SF. We pay a lot more than the lower 48 for many...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By alaska
It's not a subprime loan - it's a conventional....

It's not a subprime loan - it's a conventional. Our credit scores are in the very high 700's. According to the GFE, here's the breakdown:
Origination fee 1 percent 3895
Discount fee .5002042.5...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By alaska
We are refinancing. And it's through a local...

We are refinancing. And it's through a local credit union - I was surprised at how much they're seeking in origination fees. I'm going to call around, now that we have our appraisal. We only...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By alaska
If you feel like you and your DH have enough...

If you feel like you and your DH have enough discipline to keep making payments towards principal when you have the extra funds, I would do it.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By alaska
Is it worth shopping around? We locked in for a...

Is it worth shopping around? We locked in for a refi at 4.875. We'll need to come up with 20 - 23K, somewhere in that neighborhood. We can do that - our tax return will cover just under half and we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By alaska
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Our appraisal didn't come in as high as we needed it to. We can do it though - we have to come up with 11,000 plus closing costs. Is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-30-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,981
Posted By alaska
Quote: For me its simple, sorry Mom and Dad,...

Quote:
For me its simple, sorry Mom and Dad, we blew it this year. Tons of unexpected issues have come up and we simply can't afford to join you at your time share. We do want to pay our share of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-30-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 894
Posted By alaska
Thanks guys! I am happy to read that my instinct...

Thanks guys! I am happy to read that my instinct was right in line with you wise ones. Sleeplessmommy's comment is exactly what I was thinking this morning - we could make the 15 year payment but...
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