Zillow Advice RSS: Question,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Belmont- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Belmont-CA/all/question/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Is it possible to get jumbo loan with only 10% down http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-get-jumbo-loan-with-only-10-down/511143/ Is it possible to get Jumbo loan with only 10% down. We want to buy a single family home in the $900K range but only have $100K of down payment. We have excellent credit and both of us very high income. Please advise.&nbsp;<br \><br \>5 replies Fri, 13 Sep 2013 04:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-get-jumbo-loan-with-only-10-down/511143/ 2013-09-13T04:50:00Z (Moved): How do I get a Zillow person to help me post my rental property listing? Phone verifcn not working http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-How-do-I-get-a-Zillow-person-to-help-me-post-my-rental-property-listing-Phone-verifcn-not-working/510271/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-a-Zillow-person-to-help-me-post-my-rental-property-listing-Phone-verifcn-not-working/510270/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-a-Zillow-person-to-help-me-post-my-rental-property-listing-Phone-verifcn-not-working/510270/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 06 Sep 2013 19:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-How-do-I-get-a-Zillow-person-to-help-me-post-my-rental-property-listing-Phone-verifcn-not-working/510271/ 2013-09-06T19:33:00Z How do I know the home rental listing is not a scam if the owner claims he/she lives abroad? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-know-the-home-rental-listing-is-not-a-scam-if-the-owner-claims-he-she-lives-abroad/448324/ I am interested in renting this property but a couple pieces of info stood out that has me thinking this listing might not be legit:<br/><br/>(1) Monthly rent seems too good to be true; $1200/month for a 3BR/2BTH 1,290 sq-ft house in the Bay Area (ie. Belmont, CA).&nbsp; I googled the address (link below) and verified with other realtor sites that the house does indeed exist.<br/>https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1512+Solana+Dr+Belmont,+CA+94002&amp;hl=en&amp;ll=37.512253,-122.281523&amp;spn=0.004425,0.00795&amp;sll=37.511774,-122.281605&amp;hnear=1512+Solana+Dr,+Belmont,+California+94002&amp;t=h&amp;z=17&amp;iwloc=A<br/><br/>(2) Owner replied to my initial inquiry with a rather long email explaining that him and his family are currently living in Manila, Philippines due to work reasons.&nbsp; He stated that the house keys and documents are with him and attached a rental application form.&nbsp; The form doesn't ask for any financial/SSN info, just basic renters info.&nbsp; He also informed me that he requires $800 security deposit and first month's rent upfront.<br/><br/>How do I ensure that this listing is not a scam?&nbsp; My gut tells me that this is too good to be true but I have no way of verifying this since the owner claims to be overseas.<br/><br/>Thanks,<br/>King<br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-know-the-home-rental-listing-is-not-a-scam-if-the-owner-claims-he-she-lives-abroad/448324/ 2012-06-25T19:23:00Z What can I do to get more (or better) quotes for my loan request ZR-PDJXSJB http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-PDJXSJB/470987/ I have my primary residence with a lot of equity that I want to cash out to pay down the mortgage on a rental property. Both homes worth around $700K. Excellent credit, and no debt. So, I need two loans, one for my primary resident for around $420K and then one for my rental for $272K. What's the best way to request a package of loans for this situation?<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-PDJXSJB/470987/ 2012-12-11T05:19:00Z There are two owners for a property - I need to correct the home information - the website is not al http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/There-are-two-owners-for-a-property-I-need-to-correct-the-home-information-the-website-is-not-al/461191/ 1 reply Mon, 24 Sep 2012 17:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/There-are-two-owners-for-a-property-I-need-to-correct-the-home-information-the-website-is-not-al/461191/ 2012-09-24T17:47:00Z Why do you not have a topic on your site for a Zillow user to give feedback? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-do-you-not-have-a-topic-on-your-site-for-a-Zillow-user-to-give-feedback/452344/ A Larry Hoover is listed as the agent on 2 properties I'm interested in.&nbsp; YOU say there is no such agent!!&nbsp; No wonder I get no response!!<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 24 Jul 2012 04:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-do-you-not-have-a-topic-on-your-site-for-a-Zillow-user-to-give-feedback/452344/ 2012-07-24T04:54:00Z Where did the home improvements data go to? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-did-the-home-improvements-data-go-to/450730/ Where did the home improvements data go to? I had added info' like adding a deck &amp; bathrooms being remodeled etc and Zillow had valued it for today based on age to come up with an estimated home value. Now I can't find the data nor the estimate ;(<br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-did-the-home-improvements-data-go-to/450730/ 2012-07-12T15:05:00Z How do I get Zillow to remove a rental scam from my house, a scam artist has "claimed the Listing" ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-Zillow-to-remove-a-rental-scam-from-my-house-a-scam-artist-has-claimed-the-Listing/448270/ A scam artist has "claimed the listing" and now I can't edit my own property, and this phony has my house for rent!&nbsp; This is insane, do I need to contact the FBI?<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-Zillow-to-remove-a-rental-scam-from-my-house-a-scam-artist-has-claimed-the-Listing/448270/ 2012-06-25T15:19:00Z Why does my house shows for sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-does-my-house-shows-for-sale/424803/ 1826 Hillman Ave. Belmont CA 94002<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 04 Dec 2011 21:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-does-my-house-shows-for-sale/424803/ 2011-12-04T21:05:00Z Is it possible for me to find out fair market value of my home from november 2008? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-for-me-to-find-out-fair-market-value-of-my-home-from-november-2008/419079/ 5 replies Thu, 13 Oct 2011 03:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-for-me-to-find-out-fair-market-value-of-my-home-from-november-2008/419079/ 2011-10-13T03:01:00Z What can I do to get more (or better) quotes for my loan request ZR-QRXRTXR http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-QRXRTXR/361976/ Any creative ideas to share?<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 13 Aug 2010 02:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-QRXRTXR/361976/ 2010-08-13T02:38:00Z how come nobody answers when i call? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-come-nobody-answers-when-i-call/363595/ i called two different lenders and the IVR was exactly the same "press 1 if you're called about a zillow rate" (same lady's voice too) and each lender had a recorded message saying "nobody is available" and hung up on me.<br/><br/>Should i call my local news station?<br \><br \>28 replies Tue, 24 Aug 2010 22:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-come-nobody-answers-when-i-call/363595/ 2010-08-24T22:25:00Z selling home myself and need to know what docs or disclosure are required for seller to provide http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/selling-home-myself-and-need-to-know-what-docs-or-disclosure-are-required-for-seller-to-provide/359103/ 3 replies Fri, 23 Jul 2010 08:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/selling-home-myself-and-need-to-know-what-docs-or-disclosure-are-required-for-seller-to-provide/359103/ 2010-07-23T08:21:00Z how do i get a zillow aerial property boundary corrected? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-get-a-zillow-aerial-property-boundary-corrected/356686/ The property boundary on zillow's aerial shot goes thru my house, rather than on the correct property line and there is no $$ value listing on my house, but there are on the adjacent properties. This is a new aerial photo and was not a problem on the previous listing.<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 06 Jul 2010 21:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-get-a-zillow-aerial-property-boundary-corrected/356686/ 2010-07-06T21:14:00Z Correction of property description. There is no #3 unit on the property. Why is this number here? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Correction-of-property-description-There-is-no-3-unit-on-the-property-Why-is-this-number-here/340484/ Because I live here I know the property. There are two single-family detached homes, which you can see on aerial view. Front house has number 830, rear house has number 830A. There is no #3 unit! Both buildings are listed as one property on MLS. Both houses are 2 bedroom. Rear house is bigger, has a basement with tiny toilet/shower, which may be considered as living area. However, knowing existing problems and the quality of work done, I suspect this basement-to-bedroom conversion was not permitted.<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 03 Apr 2010 17:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Correction-of-property-description-There-is-no-3-unit-on-the-property-Why-is-this-number-here/340484/ 2010-04-03T17:18:00Z If I rent this house, how can I make public the hidden problems with the house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-rent-this-house-how-can-I-make-public-the-hidden-problems-with-the-house/339955/ If I rent this house, how can I make public the hidden problems with the house?<br/>No ventilation in the rooms, and as the result: mold on the walls in every(!) bedroom.<br/>both houses have foundation problems. Front house has garage leaking. Rear house has both garage and basement, which is converted to another room, leaking and flooded if it's raining.<br/>Rusted old heater, which heats only living and dining areas: there is no air conditioning or ventilation.<br/>Very old appliances, kitchen, and bathrooms.<br/>Price here in Zillow is probably 1.5-2 time overestimated.<br \><br \>9 replies Thu, 01 Apr 2010 20:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-rent-this-house-how-can-I-make-public-the-hidden-problems-with-the-house/339955/ 2010-04-01T20:49:00Z I am a tenant of this house. Yes, location and school district are very good, but there are problems http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-tenant-of-this-house-Yes-location-and-school-district-are-very-good-but-there-are-problems/340396/ I am a tenant of this house. Yes, location and school district are very good, but there are problems, which I published here:<br/>http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-rent-this-house-how-can-I-make-public-the-hidden-problems-with-the-house/339955/<br/><br/><div>If I rent this house, how can I make public the hidden problems with the house?<br/>No ventilation in the rooms, and as the result: mold on the walls in every bedroom. Children sleep there, and there is a threat to their health. Landlord was notified while ago, nothing was done so far.<br/></div><div><br/>Both houses have foundation problems. Front house has garage leaking. Rear house has both garage and basement, which is converted to another room, leaking and flooded if it is raining. And this area can't even be considering as living, because it gets also extremely cold (no heating), and flooded in case of heavy rains.&nbsp;In spite&nbsp;of installed shower, it is not a permitted living space, and it is listed here as a bonus room.<br/></div><br/><br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 03 Apr 2010 07:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-tenant-of-this-house-Yes-location-and-school-district-are-very-good-but-there-are-problems/340396/ 2010-04-03T07:08:00Z If it rents out for 2000 a month and the renter stays on, why buy it? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-it-rents-out-for-2000-a-month-and-the-renter-stays-on-why-buy-it/64277/ Seriously, if it rents out for under 2000 and ignoring the renovation, you're getting 24,000 a year max return on a nearly one million dollar investment. That means you're making 2.4% return on the investment. Why would anybody pay that? Even assuming you could rent it for 3000, you still shouldn't pay more that about 460,000 -500,000 for that kind of income stream. (Remember, repairs, taxes, etc.)<br \><br \>10 replies Wed, 06 Jun 2007 20:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-it-rents-out-for-2000-a-month-and-the-renter-stays-on-why-buy-it/64277/ 2007-06-06T20:55:00Z This is my condo I have had since 2004. It did not sell this year and definitely not for $500,000. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/This-is-my-condo-I-have-had-since-2004-It-did-not-sell-this-year-and-definitely-not-for-500-000/304769/ 0 replies Mon, 07 Dec 2009 21:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/This-is-my-condo-I-have-had-since-2004-It-did-not-sell-this-year-and-definitely-not-for-500-000/304769/ 2009-12-07T21:07:00Z $815k seems steep for 1,050 sq ft on a busy road? Comps seem to indicate $770k with upgrades. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/815k-seems-steep-for-1-050-sq-ft-on-a-busy-road-Comps-seem-to-indicate-770k-with-upgrades/294084/ 0 replies Tue, 03 Nov 2009 20:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/815k-seems-steep-for-1-050-sq-ft-on-a-busy-road-Comps-seem-to-indicate-770k-with-upgrades/294084/ 2009-11-03T20:23:00Z