Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Lawrenceville- GA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Lawrenceville-GA/all/question-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate what is the average time a home spends on the market in lawrenceville Ga ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-average-time-a-home-spends-on-the-market-in-lawrenceville-Ga/587474/ 2 replies Mon, 18 May 2015 22:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-average-time-a-home-spends-on-the-market-in-lawrenceville-Ga/587474/ 2015-05-18T22:49:00Z USDA loans for lower credit scores. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/USDA-loans-for-lower-credit-scores/592695/ I need help from a USDA loan specialist or someone who is experienced with USDA Loans please!&nbsp;<br/><br/>I am in the process of purchasing my first home.&nbsp;<br/>I have received a pre-qualification letter from my lender and my hopes are to go with the USDA loan.&nbsp;<br/>I have found the home I wanted, submitted an offer &amp; yesterday the offer was accepted.&nbsp;<br/>my credit score middle number is 590 which is lower for the USDA loans.<br/><br/>I just do not want to wait around &amp; get into the underwriting stages to only find out I am not approved..&nbsp;<br/>Does anyone have any experience with lower credit getting approved for the USDA loans<br/><br/>I have 14 days to do the home inspection &amp; do not want to waste my money if this is not going to go thru.&nbsp;<br/><br/>ADVICE PLEASE!!&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/USDA-loans-for-lower-credit-scores/592695/ 2015-06-24T15:13:00Z Is it possible to get pre-approved as a first time home buyer after filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?GA http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-get-pre-approved-as-a-first-time-home-buyer-after-filing-a-Chapter-7-Bankruptcy-GA/589373/ Hello,<br/>To give a little background. Last year I filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy. It was discharged on September 12 of last year. As of last week, my credit score is a 604. My lease will be up from the property I've been renting from (last 5 years) in March 2016. I am currently paying off a credit line to boost my score. Do you I have a shot at getting preapproved with a chapter 7 bankruptcy? Do you have to wait a certain length of time before I can get pre-approved? Any advice is greatly appreciated!! Thank you<br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 01 Jun 2015 20:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-get-pre-approved-as-a-first-time-home-buyer-after-filing-a-Chapter-7-Bankruptcy-GA/589373/ 2015-06-01T20:24:00Z How do I show the home up for sale? Currently it states not on the market. thank you http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-show-the-home-up-for-sale-Currently-it-states-not-on-the-market-thank-you/587178/ 4 replies Sat, 16 May 2015 18:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-show-the-home-up-for-sale-Currently-it-states-not-on-the-market-thank-you/587178/ 2015-05-16T18:30:00Z Adding a spouse to a Mortgage?? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Adding-a-spouse-to-a-Mortgage/586091/ My wife and I have owned our home for 10 years. We bought the home using her income and credit at the time. We now want to refinance but want to add myself to the mortgage so we can get a better rate etc etc. Is this possible? Whats the process. Do we have to get a Lawyer for this?<br/><br/>We are in Atlanta,GA<br/>Thank you<br/><br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 08 May 2015 17:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Adding-a-spouse-to-a-Mortgage/586091/ 2015-05-08T17:08:00Z does the seller need an attorney at closing? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/does-the-seller-need-an-attorney-at-closing/585344/ 4 replies Sun, 03 May 2015 17:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/does-the-seller-need-an-attorney-at-closing/585344/ 2015-05-03T17:09:00Z Bonus room with AC unit -- Not counted in square footage? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bonus-room-with-AC-unit-Not-counted-in-square-footage/584811/ I have a bonus room with it's own in-wall AC unit. Our real estate agent is telling us that if the AC unit DOES NOT work, that the square footage of the room will not count to the overall square footage of the home. Is this true? The bonus room has a window, a closet and as I said, it's own wall AC unit (which seems to work but may need evaluation).<br \><br \>7 replies Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bonus-room-with-AC-unit-Not-counted-in-square-footage/584811/ 2015-04-29T14:04:00Z Income based repayment and Conventional mortgage. Georgia http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Income-based-repayment-and-Conventional-mortgage-Georgia/581241/ Hello all, I am a 30 year old with a 210k student loan debt. I also have 15k car loans. My credit score is 705. My salary is 55,171 and I am on IBR. I'm trying to buy a house for 272.5k. I am downpaying $62,000. As you might have guessed, I am running into the IBR problem. Wells Fargo wants me to submit a proof that I will be paying $382 come October 2015. I recert myself every July. As all of you who are familiar with IBR know, there's no way I can provide such notice. The government does not guarantee anything past 12 months. I'm going crazy over this. What do I do? Thank you<br \><br \>9 replies Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Income-based-repayment-and-Conventional-mortgage-Georgia/581241/ 2015-04-01T23:23:00Z Home Rental http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-Rental/577352/ We are moving to Gwinnett county in GA &amp; looking to rent a home. Our credit is not perfect. We are looking for a realtor to help.<br \><br \>4 replies Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-Rental/577352/ 2015-03-01T15:28:00Z Buying a house to flip http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-a-house-to-flip/570988/ I currently have 4 rentals and want to start flipping houses. They say you can only have 4 loans at one time . How can I get a loan for a 5 th house ?<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 02 Jan 2015 16:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-a-house-to-flip/570988/ 2015-01-02T16:34:00Z Sell Home with HELOC http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sell-Home-with-HELOC/562198/ I bought a home in for $180K in 2003.<br/>I made large monthly payments, and had it payed off by 2008.<br/>When market started tanking, I got a HELOC on my house for $150K (at which time [2008] my home was worth $200K, and I spent all of it.<br/><br/>Now I want to move. The house is paid in full, but I still owe 80K on the HELOC, and my house is worth about 100K.<br/><br/>If I sell my house today, with paying out my HELOC, realtor fees and bank fees, I'll probably only get about $10K, right?<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sell-Home-with-HELOC/562198/ 2014-10-08T20:46:00Z How to determine a fair price to offer for a property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-determine-a-fair-price-to-offer-for-a-property/560446/ I am looking at a 5 br 3 bth house listed for 220k+. Zillow's estimate on the house is 160-190. Lots of houses newly listed in the neighborhood. Listing prices much higher than prices for houses sold. Several properties with 4 br 3 bth recently sold around 180k. The house does have some extras, like wet bar and great lawn. What's the best way to determine a fair offer? Also, I contacted the listing agent directly, don't know if that is a good idea or not.<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-determine-a-fair-price-to-offer-for-a-property/560446/ 2014-09-24T05:33:00Z How do I find a lease option or owner financed home in Lawrenceville Atlanta http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-a-lease-option-or-owner-financed-home-in-Lawrenceville-Atlanta/556705/ I am looking for a purchase option as I am relocating to Atlanta and I would rather have my rent apply to purchase so if Atlanta is a good fit my rent is an investment.<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-a-lease-option-or-owner-financed-home-in-Lawrenceville-Atlanta/556705/ 2014-08-27T02:11:00Z I am trying to find a realtor to help me rent property in the Atlanta area. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-trying-to-find-a-realtor-to-help-me-rent-property-in-the-Atlanta-area/551291/ .&nbsp;I need to rent a home within the next week because I have to get my son registered. Can someone recommend a good seasoned realtor? Thank you.<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-trying-to-find-a-realtor-to-help-me-rent-property-in-the-Atlanta-area/551291/ 2014-07-25T14:43:00Z I need a rental house by 1-30-2014, have exhausted all my sources, can you help me? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-rental-house-by-1-30-2014-have-exhausted-all-my-sources-can-you-help-me/551072/ 3 replies Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-rental-house-by-1-30-2014-have-exhausted-all-my-sources-can-you-help-me/551072/ 2014-07-24T01:52:00Z how do I list my house http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-list-my-house/548096/ 4 replies Wed, 02 Jul 2014 02:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-list-my-house/548096/ 2014-07-02T02:29:00Z are houses with drive under garages harder to sell http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/are-houses-with-drive-under-garages-harder-to-sell/548014/ 4 replies Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/are-houses-with-drive-under-garages-harder-to-sell/548014/ 2014-07-01T16:26:00Z Laminate vs carpeting when selling home in months http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Laminate-vs-carpeting-when-selling-home-in-months/543256/ I absolutely need to replace carpeting in master bedroom and vino in master bath. Should I consider replacing rest of carpet upstairs? Then main floor am I better to do laminate or carpet replace downstairs. I only plan to stay in house for a few months. Just till house sell. Suggestions on best approach? I don't want to spend a lot of money. W Better to is laminate ord carpet!<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 30 May 2014 05:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Laminate-vs-carpeting-when-selling-home-in-months/543256/ 2014-05-30T05:02:00Z What are the requirements for renting properties? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-requirements-for-renting-properties/543970/ 0 replies Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-requirements-for-renting-properties/543970/ 2014-06-04T00:16:00Z Received offer on house. Now what? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Received-offer-on-house-Now-what/535937/ I have my house listed for sale on Zillow and had a buyer come by last week to look at it. They made an offer that I accepted. What is my next step? Should I hire someone for the next step?<br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Received-offer-on-house-Now-what/535937/ 2014-04-10T18:13:00Z