Zillow Advice RSS: Question,All Real Estate Advice Topics,IA http://www.zillow.com/advice/IA/all/question/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Looking for an FHA approved lender with minimal or no overlays. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-FHA-approved-lender-with-minimal-or-no-overlays/583967/ My wife and I are looking for an FHA lender in Iowa that has minimal or no overlays.&nbsp; Our only issue as far as I can tell is our scores.&nbsp; Hers is 635 mine is 604.&nbsp; Our DTI is great, zero balance on all credit cards, only monthly payment is 2 cars.&nbsp; We have been working on getting negatives removed from our credit but our family is outgrowing the condo we live in currently very quickly.&nbsp; Any help would be greatly appreciated.<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-FHA-approved-lender-with-minimal-or-no-overlays/583967/ 2015-04-23T01:25:00Z Wondering if we can find out how much our house is worth? 201 N McNamara Drive, Anamosa, IA http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Wondering-if-we-can-find-out-how-much-our-house-is-worth-201-N-McNamara-Drive-Anamosa-IA/583715/ 1 reply Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Wondering-if-we-can-find-out-how-much-our-house-is-worth-201-N-McNamara-Drive-Anamosa-IA/583715/ 2015-04-21T03:35:00Z How do I list my home for sale by owner on Zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-list-my-home-for-sale-by-owner-on-Zillow/582443/ 1 reply Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-list-my-home-for-sale-by-owner-on-Zillow/582443/ 2015-04-11T02:37:00Z Need to sell my home before AZ buy.....what time frame an I looking at http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-to-sell-my-home-before-AZ-buy-what-time-frame-an-I-looking-at/582337/ 2 replies Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-to-sell-my-home-before-AZ-buy-what-time-frame-an-I-looking-at/582337/ 2015-04-10T14:01:00Z Rezoning a 4 unit apartment to a single family dwelling http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rezoning-a-4-unit-apartment-to-a-single-family-dwelling/581784/ I just recently found a Victorian style home, that has been converted into a four unit apartment. My question is how hard would it be to rezone to a single family dwelling and the paperwork required for the conversion? I love the property, i just need some more information before committing to such a project.<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rezoning-a-4-unit-apartment-to-a-single-family-dwelling/581784/ 2015-04-06T16:42:00Z I spent about 90 minutes listing my home "For Sale by Owner." I received no confirmation. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-spent-about-90-minutes-listing-my-home-For-Sale-by-Owner-I-received-no-confirmation/581258/ <p>What did I do wrong?&nbsp; Do I need to start over?&nbsp; I&nbsp;have a Zillow account and thought I was logged into it when I went through the listing process.&nbsp; It has been more than 10 hours, and I have heard nothing from&nbsp;Zillow.&nbsp; Please advise.</p><br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-spent-about-90-minutes-listing-my-home-For-Sale-by-Owner-I-received-no-confirmation/581258/ 2015-04-02T01:12:00Z Duplicate home listing http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Duplicate-home-listing/580900/ I would like to remove a duplicate home listing for my house to avoid confusion. &nbsp;The correct one is Zillow ID&nbsp;86979938 and the duplicate is&nbsp;2141362976. &nbsp;The address is 313 N 19th Ave W, Newton, IA, 50208. &nbsp;I would be happy to answer any questions and I can be reached at akim.nilausen@gmail.com.<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Duplicate-home-listing/580900/ 2015-03-30T16:17:00Z how do i change from make me move to for sale by owner for my listing http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-change-from-make-me-move-to-for-sale-by-owner-for-my-listing/580839/ 1 reply Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-change-from-make-me-move-to-for-sale-by-owner-for-my-listing/580839/ 2015-03-30T01:31:00Z What is "normal" for Homepath offer negotiations? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-normal-for-Homepath-offer-negotiations/437634/ I submitted an original bid for a home at $50k with $1k cashiers check for earnest money, and proof of funds for purchase. &nbsp;The listing agent then said there were more than 1 offer, so everyone needs to submit the "best and highest" bid by X date. After raising my offer price, the listing agent said Homepath would accept my offer, but wanted more (10%) earnest money. &nbsp; All of this was done over email between my agent and the listing agent. &nbsp;Should I have received formal counter offer paperwork? and is it normal for Homepath to ask for more earnest money as part of a counter offer. &nbsp;All this sounds very suspicious to me, and I am inclined to walk away, unless there is evidence that this is par for the course for Homepath properties.<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 03 Apr 2012 02:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-normal-for-Homepath-offer-negotiations/437634/ 2012-04-03T02:53:00Z my property is sold and i want to remove the ad from Zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-property-is-sold-and-i-want-to-remove-the-ad-from-Zillow/555475/ how to remove my property from Zillow?&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-property-is-sold-and-i-want-to-remove-the-ad-from-Zillow/555475/ 2014-08-19T18:56:00Z Finding a Lender Using FHA's Construction-to-Permanent Loan Product http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Finding-a-Lender-Using-FHA%27s-Construction-to-Permanent-Loan-Product/579241/ Hello!<br/><br/>I am located in Des Moines, IA and I'm wondering if there are any lenders that offer FHA's Construction-to-Permanent Loan program.&nbsp;<br/>I have been looking for a lender but I can't find any. Any information would be greatly appreciated!<br/><br/>Thank you!<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Finding-a-Lender-Using-FHA%27s-Construction-to-Permanent-Loan-Product/579241/ 2015-03-17T18:40:00Z Forms to sell my home on a FSBO basis. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Forms-to-sell-my-home-on-a-FSBO-basis/579211/ I'm wondering where to find forms online I would need to sell my home on my own (I'm in the state of Iowa). &nbsp;Is there somewhere specific I need to look?<br/><br/>Thank you.<br/>Cindy<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Forms-to-sell-my-home-on-a-FSBO-basis/579211/ 2015-03-17T15:48:00Z How do I take my house off the market http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-take-my-house-off-the-market/578703/ How do I take my house off the for sale by owner market<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 13 Mar 2015 03:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-take-my-house-off-the-market/578703/ 2015-03-13T03:41:00Z Advice on Property - First time buyer http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Advice-on-Property-First-time-buyer/564979/ Hi, I am wondering about a specific property listed for sale, but I am just browsing for homes and checking the market for now. I found this property to be a fantastic deal. I don't understand why it (and houses next to it) are valued so low, when comparable homes in this neighborhood are 20 - 40k more.&nbsp;<br/><br/>&nbsp;4459 Park Lawn Dr<br/>Des Moines, IA 50321<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br/><br/><p>4459 Park Lawn Dr</p>Des Moines, IA 50321&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Advice-on-Property-First-time-buyer/564979/ 2014-10-31T16:59:00Z how can I see this house in ankeny on seneca? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-see-this-house-in-ankeny-on-seneca/287463/ 1 reply Sun, 11 Oct 2009 22:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-see-this-house-in-ankeny-on-seneca/287463/ 2009-10-11T22:16:00Z Assessed Value Impact http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Assessed-Value-Impact/450214/ Considering the purchase of a home in a subdivision that will soon have multi-unit buildings built nearby, essentially one block over. &nbsp;There is also undeveloped land about one block over that is owned by the local school district for future elementary school expansion. &nbsp;Will the multi-unit development negatively affect my prospective home's assessed value? &nbsp;And/or does the future school offset?<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 09 Jul 2012 14:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Assessed-Value-Impact/450214/ 2012-07-09T14:09:00Z How do I get my for sale home listed on Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-my-for-sale-home-listed-on-Zillow/577404/ 1 reply Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-my-for-sale-home-listed-on-Zillow/577404/ 2015-03-01T23:53:00Z not sure what to do, i have two realtors http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/not-sure-what-to-do-i-have-two-realtors/576330/ I started working with a realtor to look at houses but a friend of mine talked to his realtor and gave her my contact info. Turns out i liked her better, she understood what i liked better and explained everything a lot better and understood my price range better. But i never told my first realtor. I just stopped contacting him. (Never signed an agreement). But i had previously put in an offer with him on a house i found with my own searching. And the seller picked another offer.. But now that i have been working with this new realtor, the old one called and said we can go ahead with that offer if i want. So how do i get rid of one realtor? Id like to keep the second one just because she explains the process better, makes suggestions and lets me know of program and even referred me to a better lender, but the offer is with the first realtor. Is that an option or do i have to go with the one who i put the offer in with? I never signed an agreement with either.<br \><br \>8 replies Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/not-sure-what-to-do-i-have-two-realtors/576330/ 2015-02-20T01:43:00Z not sure what to do, i have two realtors http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/not-sure-what-to-do-i-have-two-realtors/576330/ I started working with a realtor to look at houses but a friend of mine talked to his realtor and gave her my contact info. Turns out i liked her better, she understood what i liked better and explained everything a lot better and understood my price range better. But i never told my first realtor. I just stopped contacting him. (Never signed an agreement). But i had previously put in an offer with him on a house i found with my own searching. And the seller picked another offer.. But now that i have been working with this new realtor, the old one called and said we can go ahead with that offer if i want. So how do i get rid of one realtor? Id like to keep the second one just because she explains the process better, makes suggestions and lets me know of program and even referred me to a better lender, but the offer is with the first realtor. Is that an option or do i have to go with the one who i put the offer in with? I never signed an agreement with either.<br \><br \>8 replies Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/not-sure-what-to-do-i-have-two-realtors/576330/ 2015-02-20T01:43:00Z How do Foreclosures work? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-Foreclosures-work/575955/ 3 replies Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-Foreclosures-work/575955/ 2015-02-17T00:09:00Z