Zillow Advice RSS: Question,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Salem- MA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Salem-MA/all/question/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate can I get a mortgage when my salary is only 20,000 a year? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-get-a-mortgage-when-my-salary-is-only-20-000-a-year/488117/ 10 replies Tue, 16 Apr 2013 02:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-get-a-mortgage-when-my-salary-is-only-20-000-a-year/488117/ 2013-04-16T02:27:00Z how do I give a great comment on a broker that helped me with a recent purchase http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-give-a-great-comment-on-a-broker-that-helped-me-with-a-recent-purchase/578753/ 3 replies Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-give-a-great-comment-on-a-broker-that-helped-me-with-a-recent-purchase/578753/ 2015-03-13T15:29:00Z do most homes sell for asking price, and if not how much below is average (in the last year)? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/do-most-homes-sell-for-asking-price-and-if-not-how-much-below-is-average-in-the-last-year/576002/ 14 replies Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/do-most-homes-sell-for-asking-price-and-if-not-how-much-below-is-average-in-the-last-year/576002/ 2015-02-17T12:01:00Z do most homes sell for asking price, and if not how much below is average (in the last year)? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/do-most-homes-sell-for-asking-price-and-if-not-how-much-below-is-average-in-the-last-year/576002/ 14 replies Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/do-most-homes-sell-for-asking-price-and-if-not-how-much-below-is-average-in-the-last-year/576002/ 2015-02-17T12:01:00Z can I get a mortgage when my salary is only 20,000 a year? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-get-a-mortgage-when-my-salary-is-only-20-000-a-year/488117/ 9 replies Tue, 16 Apr 2013 02:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-get-a-mortgage-when-my-salary-is-only-20-000-a-year/488117/ 2013-04-16T02:27:00Z how soon can I buy a house after foreclosure ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-soon-can-I-buy-a-house-after-foreclosure/569401/ 6 replies Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-soon-can-I-buy-a-house-after-foreclosure/569401/ 2014-12-12T02:22:00Z The photo of my home is outdated or inaccurate http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-photo-of-my-home-is-outdated-or-inaccurate/563603/ The photos of my home shown on Zillow were taken before the house was fully renovated, before I bought the house. The interior and exteriors are dramatically different due to total renovation. I am not selling my home so does it make sense to take new photos and upload them?&nbsp;<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-photo-of-my-home-is-outdated-or-inaccurate/563603/ 2014-10-20T17:26:00Z I am a 64 year old female, currently separated with the divorce coming to fruition in March of 2015. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-64-year-old-female-currently-separated-with-the-divorce-coming-to-fruition-in-March-of-2015/555225/ Although the divorce will not be finalized until March of 2015, a maintenance hearing was conducted and a payout will be coming soon. I receive almost two thousand dollars a month and, when the ex retires, will get half his Social Security; between 1,200 to 2,000 dollars. I have over one hundred thousand in cash of my own. Can I purchase a condo and be assured I will receive a loan with a bit more than 20% down?<br \><br \>8 replies Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-64-year-old-female-currently-separated-with-the-divorce-coming-to-fruition-in-March-of-2015/555225/ 2014-08-18T05:35:00Z moving from Munich, Germany to the North Shore http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/moving-from-Munich-Germany-to-the-North-Shore/552581/ Hello I am hoping someone can answer my question. I noticed that many rentals we are interested in require credit history and references -- which we do not have in the U.S. We have excellent credit history in our country of origin, but that probably will not help us? Since my spouse and I are moving to the U.S. due to company transfer, would a letter from his employer suffice? I am grateful for all feedback relating to this issue :) Cheers, Hazel<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/moving-from-Munich-Germany-to-the-North-Shore/552581/ 2014-08-01T12:38:00Z Room rental http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Room-rental/521611/ I would like rent a room in a house or with roommates. Am I able to find potential matches on zillow?<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 14 Dec 2013 19:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Room-rental/521611/ 2013-12-14T19:00:00Z I wish I had this appraiser job http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-wish-I-had-this-appraiser-job/520067/ Talk about a niche job ! <a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-c1-vegas-satan-20131008-dto,0,3242326.htmlstory#axzz2lfvyHOEs" rel="nofollow">This guy appraises</a> haunted houses..........<br/><br/><br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-wish-I-had-this-appraiser-job/520067/ 2013-11-25T16:43:00Z What will the market/prices/interest rates look like in Salem, MA for a 2bd condo in 3-5 years? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-will-the-market-prices-interest-rates-look-like-in-Salem-MA-for-a-2bd-condo-in-3-5-years/498128/ Judging by the trend in the last 3-5 years, what can I expect condo prices to be for a 2bd 2ba condo in Salem, MA. Currently there are some beautiful condos selling in the old section of town (downtown...where my fiancee and I want to relocate) for between $275k-$350k.&nbsp;<br/><br/>What else should I be looking at as a first time home buyer?<br/><br/>-Drew<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-will-the-market-prices-interest-rates-look-like-in-Salem-MA-for-a-2bd-condo-in-3-5-years/498128/ 2013-06-20T18:33:00Z (Moved): can I get a mortgage when my salary is only 20,000 a year? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-can-I-get-a-mortgage-when-my-salary-is-only-20-000-a-year/488119/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-get-a-mortgage-when-my-salary-is-only-20-000-a-year/488117/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-get-a-mortgage-when-my-salary-is-only-20-000-a-year/488117/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 16 Apr 2013 02:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-can-I-get-a-mortgage-when-my-salary-is-only-20-000-a-year/488119/ 2013-04-16T02:29:00Z How do I find a reputable property manager in Salem, Ma? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-a-reputable-property-manager-in-Salem-Ma/482834/ Can anyone suggest the best way to go about finding a property manager in Salem, MA? I have a 2 bedroom condo that has an underwater mortgage. I am being relocated out of state for work and I think my best option is to rent the unit rather than trying to do a short sale. Since I will be so far away, I think a property manager is definitely needed, but I am having trouble finding reviews or companies that specialize in this. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 14 Mar 2013 02:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-a-reputable-property-manager-in-Salem-Ma/482834/ 2013-03-14T02:51:00Z I'm looking for a lender to help me refinance my daughter's condo http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-looking-for-a-lender-to-help-me-refinance-my-daughter%27s-condo/469701/ I want to refinance my adult daughter's condo to help lower her monthly costs. My daughter is disabled and on social security and I (her mother) would be the mortgage holder. I need help finding a lender...............<br \><br \>9 replies Wed, 28 Nov 2012 01:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-looking-for-a-lender-to-help-me-refinance-my-daughter%27s-condo/469701/ 2012-11-28T01:58:00Z Refi Options for Lender Paid PMI Mortgage - Bank of America is stonewalling me http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Refi-Options-for-Lender-Paid-PMI-Mortgage-Bank-of-America-is-stonewalling-me/431582/ I have a loan with Bank of America currently and I am trying to refi under the harp program.&nbsp; BOA says that because the loan is Lender paid PMI I cannot refi. The loan is a fannie mae, it is investor owned, non-owner occupied and has not been previously refied under HARP.&nbsp; I keep getting stonewalled by BOA, most recently they said there was no one that could speak with me for 60 to 90 days.&nbsp; I couldnt believe it.&nbsp; Does anyone know of any options for me to refi?&nbsp; The loan to value ratio on the house is probably around 110%.&nbsp; Please help!<br \><br \>18 replies Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Refi-Options-for-Lender-Paid-PMI-Mortgage-Bank-of-America-is-stonewalling-me/431582/ 2012-02-10T23:50:00Z Why has my home plunged in value far more than any other home on my street? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-has-my-home-plunged-in-value-far-more-than-any-other-home-on-my-street/402748/ Why has Zillow dropped the price of my home more than any other home on my street? And, there is&nbsp; a multi-family icon on our property. &nbsp; It makes no sense and hurts us as we try to put our home on the market.&nbsp; Buyers look at Zillow.&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 11 Jun 2011 19:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-has-my-home-plunged-in-value-far-more-than-any-other-home-on-my-street/402748/ 2011-06-11T19:02:00Z how do i unclaim a home if it is no longer mine? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-unclaim-a-home-if-it-is-no-longer-mine/393728/ i sod my home and want to unclaim it on zillow<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-unclaim-a-home-if-it-is-no-longer-mine/393728/ 2011-04-05T16:29:00Z My friend wants to sell her house at 486 Loring Avenue (corner of Intervale) you don't have it http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-friend-wants-to-sell-her-house-at-486-Loring-Avenue-corner-of-Intervale-you-don%27t-have-it/391364/ listed on your map correctly.&nbsp; Another house comes up.&nbsp; Her name is Christina Hibbs and I am helping her sell her house.&nbsp; She can be reached at 1-978-979-3143 or my cell phone 978-335-7206 to verify the following description of her house:<br/><br/>Expanded bungalow&nbsp; 1950;&nbsp;&nbsp;expanded 1995<br/>Lovely front porch, fenced in backyard, 1 car garage<br/>Bright enclosed side porch<br/>2011 taxes: 4837.87<br/>Level lot&nbsp;&nbsp;5488 sq. feet<br/>Fully finished basement<br/>Hardwood floors or ceramic tile floors throughout<br/>Hot water oil heat<br/>New roof 2010, furnace 2009, water heater 2007, new electrical wiring 2010<br/>8 rooms:<br/>4 bedrooms - huge rooms with 2 walk in closets and 1 double closets, 1 regular size closet<br/>1 laundry/pantry<br/>1 spacious livingroom<br/>1 diningroom<br/>1 kitchen<br/>1 1/2 bathrooms<br/>Generous closets/linen closet throughout house<br/>Walk to Vinnen Square for shopping.&nbsp; <br/>School bus stop on corner<br/>Bus stop on corner<br/>Walk to South Campus of Salem State University; buses to Main Campus<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-friend-wants-to-sell-her-house-at-486-Loring-Avenue-corner-of-Intervale-you-don%27t-have-it/391364/ 2011-03-18T18:32:00Z Does the credit repull at closing include a new Fico score or does it just ensure no new debt? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-the-credit-repull-at-closing-include-a-new-Fico-score-or-does-it-just-ensure-no-new-debt/387773/ I'm supposed to close in a few days and checked my own report on freecreditreport.com.&nbsp; Is shows some new inaccurate negitive info... I'm freaking out, already have done final walk through and have a lot invested in this home.<br \><br \>6 replies Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-the-credit-repull-at-closing-include-a-new-Fico-score-or-does-it-just-ensure-no-new-debt/387773/ 2011-02-21T12:28:00Z