Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics http://www.zillow.com/advice/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Delete Photos http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Delete-Photos/593858/ s<br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Delete-Photos/593858/ 2015-07-02T13:09:00Z Is a solar water heater going to boost my value the $6800 the contractor claimed it would? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-solar-water-heater-going-to-boost-my-value-the-6800-the-contractor-claimed-it-would/242846/ After current rebates, a solar water heater (80 gallon plus 50 gallon) would cost about $1600 to install.&nbsp; My gas water&nbsp;heater now costs about $20 a month to run.<br \><br \>10 replies Fri, 05 Jun 2009 04:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-solar-water-heater-going-to-boost-my-value-the-6800-the-contractor-claimed-it-would/242846/ 2009-06-05T04:34:00Z My home for rent is showing off market http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-home-for-rent-is-showing-off-market/593854/ 42355 Ponderosa Drive Chantilly VA 20152 is showing offmarket on Zillow. Can you please update to "For rent"<br/><br/>Thanks,<br/>Sujata<br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-home-for-rent-is-showing-off-market/593854/ 2015-07-02T12:55:00Z how can I find a specific lot in Port St Lucie or more specifically price of lots around specific l http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-find-a-specific-lot-in-Port-St-Lucie-or-more-specifically-price-of-lots-around-specific-l/593793/ 1 reply Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-find-a-specific-lot-in-Port-St-Lucie-or-more-specifically-price-of-lots-around-specific-l/593793/ 2015-07-01T22:45:00Z is it better to go through a real estate agent or a lender? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-it-better-to-go-through-a-real-estate-agent-or-a-lender/593822/ 3 replies Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-it-better-to-go-through-a-real-estate-agent-or-a-lender/593822/ 2015-07-02T02:44:00Z how do I edit my ad? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-edit-my-ad/593851/ 0 replies Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-edit-my-ad/593851/ 2015-07-02T12:14:00Z What does it cost to cool a home in Melbourne FL? What is the upkeep for cental air? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-it-cost-to-cool-a-home-in-Melbourne-FL-What-is-the-upkeep-for-cental-air/582428/ 2 replies Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-it-cost-to-cool-a-home-in-Melbourne-FL-What-is-the-upkeep-for-cental-air/582428/ 2015-04-10T23:52:00Z is american homes 4 rent a scam? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-american-homes-4-rent-a-scam/498040/ I just worked w/ this company on getting pre-approved for a rental home. &nbsp;Still waiting on the welcome email and lease documents to be sent to me, no money has exchanged hands yet. &nbsp;I am trying to find anything out, as I want to make sure they are not a scam and am having trouble finding anything. &nbsp;From what I read the company seems legit, but I can't seem to find any pertinent info for them, good or bad. &nbsp;Has anyone worked with them on the rental of a home? &nbsp;Specifically in the NC area?<br \><br \>534 replies Thu, 20 Jun 2013 03:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-american-homes-4-rent-a-scam/498040/ 2013-06-20T03:23:00Z What is your turn around time for house request? No reply per inquiry three days ago. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-your-turn-around-time-for-house-request-No-reply-per-inquiry-three-days-ago/593847/ I sent an email request for further information regarding two house sales. As of today I have received no reply on either of them. But I am receiving listing that I am not interested in. &nbsp;I thought this site was a good place to search for good service?&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-your-turn-around-time-for-house-request-No-reply-per-inquiry-three-days-ago/593847/ 2015-07-02T11:20:00Z How to change rental amount? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-change-rental-amount/593846/ 0 replies Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-change-rental-amount/593846/ 2015-07-02T11:15:00Z Can I qualify for a loan? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-qualify-for-a-loan/590451/ I have 85K Liquid, 30K Roth IRA, 715 FICO, No Debt, No Job. &nbsp;<br/><br/>I am a Navy Reservist making $600 every drill pay (Monthly) and investing in Real Estate full time. &nbsp;<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 09 Jun 2015 06:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-qualify-for-a-loan/590451/ 2015-06-09T06:39:00Z Why you should not do business with Amerisave http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-you-should-not-do-business-with-Amerisave/384694/ I recently was confronted with urgent repairs to be done in a rental.&nbsp; I went to several banks who all told me why they could not make a loan, and all of a sudden I was pre approved by Amerisave.&nbsp;&nbsp; I had paid $35 for them to run a credit report.. Great.. Now they wanted $500 to do a appraisal, and they took the money ASAP even though they were not ready to do any such appraisal..<br/><br/>HURRY and get your paperwork in.&nbsp;&nbsp; I had to write a statement of why I wanted a loan, provided all the documents, all was great till they got the appraisal, and found the house needed to have repairs.. <br/><br/>WELL, YEAH!&nbsp;&nbsp; I told them this up front.&nbsp; In stead of coming clean and saying up front you need a 203(K) loan, or a Fannie Mae HOME RENOVATION LOAN to do this work.&nbsp;&nbsp; they told me they were not sure they could make the loan and the appraiser went out.&nbsp; <br/><br/>The loan officer tried to discourage me from the appraisal but left it open ended.. and I needed help cause the health dept wanted the furnace FIXED!&nbsp; --10 days...<br/><br/>Well,&nbsp; the loan officer came back and said they would not make the loan till the house was repaired and now I was at the end of a catch 22..&nbsp; my tenants had to move,&nbsp; I was now out $575. AND I had no loan to help me fix up the property.<br/><br/>I will never recommend anyone waste their money on this company..&nbsp; they take the money up front and have no intention on lending..&nbsp;&nbsp; I am not working with Wells Fargo about getting a Home Renovation Loan.&nbsp; All of the lenders I have talked to since have immediately come back and told me that they dont do the loan I want and made recommendations.. why did Amerisave not do the same.<br/><br/>STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!<br \><br \>22 replies Sat, 05 Feb 2011 16:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-you-should-not-do-business-with-Amerisave/384694/ 2011-02-05T16:57:00Z how can I find out if my ad has been posted? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-find-out-if-my-ad-has-been-posted/593836/ 0 replies Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-find-out-if-my-ad-has-been-posted/593836/ 2015-07-02T07:15:00Z Rates on the move again! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rates-on-the-move-again/412191/ The mortgage rate Gods are giving those fence sitters that missed last week another opportunity. I wonder if they will wait again.<br/><br/>Bring on Pasa and the charts.<br \><br \>5583 replies Thu, 18 Aug 2011 15:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rates-on-the-move-again/412191/ 2011-08-18T15:34:00Z selling parents real estate investment. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/selling-parents-real-estate-investment/593785/ My parents are hardworking good credit people but don't speak english. I am interested in real estate but have no experience. They are offering me to sell their multi family unit for 1 percent of the sale plus the experience. &nbsp;Any advice on selling my 1st unity? I just fixed up the bathrooms and kitchens. The problem lies in the paperwork because I am not familiar with all the jargon and do not want to get "schooled" robbed by the buying agent if there is one due to his experience. I want top dollar for my 1 percent as well as my parents. Will selling the home once I find the buyer be easy? where do people learn this stuff? Im reading all over online but there is nothing like a buy and sell simulator walk thru process of the whole thing which I was wish there was. After this I want to repeat but hopefully with my own money. How was selling you first home any advice would be great!&nbsp;<br/><br/>ps. sorry for the errors this is like the 4th time I wrote this due to zillow internet problems.<br \><br \>10 replies Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/selling-parents-real-estate-investment/593785/ 2015-07-01T21:57:00Z Why won't my photos upload? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-won%27t-my-photos-upload/589749/ They are the recommended dimension of 2048 x 1536 pixels, and 1.5 MBs.<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 04 Jun 2015 01:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-won%27t-my-photos-upload/589749/ 2015-06-04T01:05:00Z Buying a home with an illegally bypassed water meter http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-a-home-with-an-illegally-bypassed-water-meter/593826/ We are considering to purchase a home and the inspector noticed that the water meter has been bypassed to avoid water bills. The inspector said that we the buyers probably would not be responsible for the penalty or bills, and would simply need to call the city to have them install a new meter. Is this true or is there a possibility that we would get stuck with what the seller should be responsible for? Is there a way we can make sure that the seller will pay for any associated cost? Thanks!<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-a-home-with-an-illegally-bypassed-water-meter/593826/ 2015-07-02T03:14:00Z Lot loan in New York http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lot-loan-in-New-York/593824/ Hi Experts!<br/><br/>I'm in contract on a lot in Queens County and looking for funding.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Does anyone offer a 20% down (or less) product?&nbsp;<br/><br/>I've already put 20% in escrow with the seller's attorney.&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lot-loan-in-New-York/593824/ 2015-07-02T02:52:00Z currently, what is the best area to buy an investment property in san diego, ca? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/currently-what-is-the-best-area-to-buy-an-investment-property-in-san-diego-ca/475146/ 8 replies Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/currently-what-is-the-best-area-to-buy-an-investment-property-in-san-diego-ca/475146/ 2013-01-20T21:49:00Z How can I tell if an area is up-and-coming or not??? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-tell-if-an-area-is-up-and-coming-or-not/593821/ 1 reply Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-tell-if-an-area-is-up-and-coming-or-not/593821/ 2015-07-02T02:41:00Z