Zillow Advice RSS: Discussion,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Sunnyvale- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Sunnyvale-CA/all/discussion/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate How common are 'rent backs'? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-common-are-%27rent-backs%27/473340/ When we sold our condo in San Jose some years ago, we were able to extend our stay in the property for an additional month by covering the new owner's mortgage and related costs for that month. This was great because it gave us a significant buffer to find our current home in Sunnyvale.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Now we have outgrown this home and are looking to move elsewhere in Sunnyvale or very close by. I realize that it completely depends on the new buyer, but I'm curious how common is this type of "rent back" (or whatever it's called) with single family homes? We'd like to do this again, if possible, since the market is so competitive now for buyers.&nbsp;<br/><br/><br/><br \><br \>12 replies Sun, 06 Jan 2013 20:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-common-are-%27rent-backs%27/473340/ 2013-01-06T20:16:00Z Code Violations in existing homes. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Code-Violations-in-existing-homes/318656/ 7 replies Tue, 26 Jan 2010 19:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Code-Violations-in-existing-homes/318656/ 2010-01-26T19:08:00Z fha loan for second home as primary http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/fha-loan-for-second-home-as-primary/448628/ Hello<br/>I have conventional loan on a condo and I have outgrown it.so planning to buy new place by renting old one, will I be able to get &nbsp;FHA loan for second home which will be primary? I am on w2 with excellent credit.<br/><br/>my current one is underwater.<br/><br/>Regards<br/>Ram<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/fha-loan-for-second-home-as-primary/448628/ 2012-06-27T16:52:00Z Real estate agent -- advice please? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Real-estate-agent-advice-please/446574/ <div class="lia-message-body-content"><p>Hi everyone,</p><p>I have a feeling this may insight some flaming but I was wondering if I could email a real estate agent and pick their brain a bit. I'm debating becoming a real estate agent. And yes, I know, it's crazy in an over saturated market. However, thats why I want to talk with someone in the field.</p><p>Thanks in advance</p></div><br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Real-estate-agent-advice-please/446574/ 2012-06-12T18:21:00Z FHA Loan & monthly payments http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FHA-Loan-monthly-payments/434189/ Let's say you want to buy a house $225,000. You put down $50,000 leaving a loan amount of $175,000, what would the FHA be down and what would be the monthly payment be?<br/><br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 06 Mar 2012 19:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FHA-Loan-monthly-payments/434189/ 2012-03-06T19:32:00Z How is house price trend in 2012? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-house-price-trend-in-2012/433268/ 2 replies Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-house-price-trend-in-2012/433268/ 2012-02-28T07:40:00Z FHA requirements a house has to meet http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FHA-requirements-a-house-has-to-meet/368392/ Is there a Complete list of the FHA requirements a house has to meet?&nbsp; <br/><br/>Thank you,&nbsp; Arpad<br \><br \>7 replies Fri, 01 Oct 2010 01:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FHA-requirements-a-house-has-to-meet/368392/ 2010-10-01T01:54:00Z City mandates of below market rate messed up our zestimates http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/City-mandates-of-below-market-rate-messed-up-our-zestimates/427759/ Hello,<br/><br/>We purchased a house in a new development whereby the city mandated the builder to offer 50% discount on five units of the 42 units sold.&nbsp; These units were just sold, almost a year after everyone closed on their regularly priced homes.&nbsp; All of the sudden, zestimates of all houses in the development went down by 5%.&nbsp; I am sure if is because of those below market rate units sold.&nbsp; I flagged these five homes multiple times on Zillow but now on aswered back.&nbsp; What do I do to get Zillow to adjust the pricing?<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 05 Jan 2012 23:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/City-mandates-of-below-market-rate-messed-up-our-zestimates/427759/ 2012-01-05T23:21:00Z would they be willing to tell me the history of the home. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/would-they-be-willing-to-tell-me-the-history-of-the-home/411853/ 2 replies Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/would-they-be-willing-to-tell-me-the-history-of-the-home/411853/ 2011-08-16T11:30:00Z Be sure to check for ALTA coverage over CLTA coverage http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Be-sure-to-check-for-ALTA-coverage-over-CLTA-coverage/401786/ ALTA covers much more than CLTA.&nbsp; Below explains both and lists some of the differences.<br/><br/>CLTA (California Land Title Association) insures against loss due to all matters of record, fraud, and forgery.&nbsp; Furthermore, it assures title is vested in the person shown on the policy.<br/><br/>ALTA (American Land Title Association) covers all the items as CLTA + additional risks such as:<br/><br/>unrecorded mechanic's liens, assessments, encumbrances, encroachments, easements, conflicts of boundary lines, water rights, mining claims, patent reservations,&nbsp;&nbsp;shortages in area access to and from the land and other visible matter.&nbsp; That's why the title company will perform&nbsp;a physical inspection prior to issuing an ALTA policy.<br/><br/>Lenders require an ALTA loan policy since it insures the lender from loss for the full length of the loan and the invalidity of the note and deed of trust.&nbsp; .<br \><br \>0 replies Sat, 04 Jun 2011 02:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Be-sure-to-check-for-ALTA-coverage-over-CLTA-coverage/401786/ 2011-06-04T02:02:00Z Urgent help in what to put an offer on !!!! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Urgent-help-in-what-to-put-an-offer-on/393183/ We have been approved for 450k and are first time home buyers. So we are looking for a townhome or a condo since my husband travels all the time . His office is in Cupertino and I may join for school in SF.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Me and my husband ended up liking 3 places. One of which is in 94085 zip code with good neighborhood but average school district and two new constructions in Ardenwood which is town home and the other in Irvington which is a condo with good neighborhood and good school district.&nbsp;<br/><br/>We need to put an offer soon.&nbsp;So we are confused which one would be a better buy &nbsp;because we do want to be able to sell it by 10 years down the line.<br/>So need advice which would be better .<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Urgent-help-in-what-to-put-an-offer-on/393183/ 2011-03-31T20:46:00Z Posting another advertisement for the same property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Posting-another-advertisement-for-the-same-property/365110/ Kindly let me know how to post another advertisement for the same property with a different price<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 04 Sep 2010 15:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Posting-another-advertisement-for-the-same-property/365110/ 2010-09-04T15:22:00Z Social security and bank details on rental apps http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Social-security-and-bank-details-on-rental-apps/335876/ I'm uneasy about providing my Social Security number, bank and credit card and other details on a rental application, especially after being a victim of identity theft. But is all that info really needed if I have a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage-glossary/Credit-Report/">credit report</a> on hand instead?<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 20 Mar 2010 20:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Social-security-and-bank-details-on-rental-apps/335876/ 2010-03-20T20:43:00Z how do I locate the open houses near good schools? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-locate-the-open-houses-near-good-schools/307497/ Hi, I tried to figure out an efficient way to limit my search within some good school districts (and a good&nbsp;neighborhood&nbsp;in general) without luck. I noticed on each open house list there is a link to the school it belongs to, but I couldn't find a way to search for open houses within a good school district.<br/>Is such an option available?&nbsp;<br/>I have a list of good schools I have in mind thus like to have a quick way of locating all these open houses available for these schools...<br/><br/>thanks ahead,<br/><br/>Hong<br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>5 replies Fri, 18 Dec 2009 07:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-locate-the-open-houses-near-good-schools/307497/ 2009-12-18T07:37:00Z Adair http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Adair/43399/ <p>Adair is listed as the school for many houses, which is wrong.&nbsp; I can't figure out how to let Zillow know that a school that has 2 students is not the right school for 1/2 of Sunnyvale.&nbsp; The middle school should be Sunnyvale Middle School, which is a great school.&nbsp;</p><br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 23 Sep 2008 02:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Adair/43399/ 2008-09-23T02:28:00Z How does unemployment matter for refinance? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-unemployment-matter-for-refinance/186067/ Hi,<br/>After 25 years in the hightech industry,&nbsp;I became unemployed for the time in my life. I now want to <a href="http://www.zillow.com/refinance/">refinance</a> my Jumbo <a href="http://www.zillow.com/5-1_ARM_Mortgage_Rates/">5/1 ARM</a> (3.875%) that converts to fixed in three months with a +3% bump, but a broker I spoke with said being unemployed would be a "big problem" to getting a new loan.<br/>My FICO is 820. I have $3M in savings. LTV according to Zillow is 65%. <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage/">Loan</a> amount is $520,000.<br/>My wife has a FICO of 730, but only makes $40K, less than our current expenses.<br/>I hope to find a job soon, but after one month of job-seeking, things are not looking great...<br/>Advice?<br \><br \>19 replies Wed, 07 Jan 2009 23:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-unemployment-matter-for-refinance/186067/ 2009-01-07T23:41:00Z