Zillow Advice RSS: Discussion,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Stillwater- OK http://www.zillow.com/advice/Stillwater-OK/all/discussion/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate I want to rent my current home and purchase a new home. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-rent-my-current-home-and-purchase-a-new-home/380117/ My home is 3 blocks from the local campus and I believe it would be very easy to rent. &nbsp;Our loan to value is at about 68%. &nbsp;We have been negotiating a refinance because rates are so low right now. &nbsp;We have considered using this opportunity to pay off other debt; however, this would raise our loan to value percentage. &nbsp;It is an attractive idea because our mortgage payment would remain the same; however, I do not want to ruin our chances of purchasing a new home and using our current home as rental. &nbsp;<br/> Can anyone tell me what the general requirements would be (amount of savings, loan to value ratio, income to debt ratio)?<br \><br \>5 replies Sun, 09 Jan 2011 17:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-rent-my-current-home-and-purchase-a-new-home/380117/ 2011-01-09T17:46:00Z Appraiser's Geographic Competency http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Appraiser%27s-Geographic-Competency/363209/ Has anyone had any luck at getting rid of appraisers from outside of your geographic area?&nbsp; We've had some that drive from small towns 2.5 hours away to a market they have no&nbsp;knowledge of.&nbsp; The HVCC complaint form from Fannie specifically says that it doesn't accept complaints about geographic competency.&nbsp;&nbsp; What are your thoughts and strategies?&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 22 Aug 2010 13:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Appraiser%27s-Geographic-Competency/363209/ 2010-08-22T13:28:00Z