Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics http://www.zillow.com/advice/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate When the Zestimate is so grossly inaccurate what recourse does a homeowner have? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-the-Zestimate-is-so-grossly-inaccurate-what-recourse-does-a-homeowner-have/552103/ Depiction on the map is inaccurate. There are no comps for our home in our area and this may affect the estimate by Zillow. When the homeowner has invested more money into their property that the Zestimate is, a homeowner should have some kind of recourse to remove their listing. Our realtor has tried unsuccessfully to do so and as the homeowner I have been unsuccessful also. I noted a piece of property not to far from ours that has a Zillow estimate 3+ times higher than their asking price. No consideration for land which is on a hillside or land that is basically unusable due to the terrain doesn't seem to come into consideration by this site. I am very disappointed Zillow.&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-the-Zestimate-is-so-grossly-inaccurate-what-recourse-does-a-homeowner-have/552103/ 2014-07-29T19:30:00Z Denied Home Loan - Need Help to Get Approval http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Denied-Home-Loan-Need-Help-to-Get-Approval/552106/ <p>(GA resident)&nbsp;I applied for a VA and was denied due to the AGI on taxes too low because of the loss that was added.&nbsp; We were told that the only other option is an FHA with down payment and to pay down on other debt. Credit is good and income is good. The problem....the AGI line of the taxes. Any advice?</p><br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Denied-Home-Loan-Need-Help-to-Get-Approval/552106/ 2014-07-29T19:35:00Z How would u kno if you are being scammed http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-would-u-kno-if-you-are-being-scammed/552093/ 2 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-would-u-kno-if-you-are-being-scammed/552093/ 2014-07-29T19:05:00Z See below. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/See-below/552108/ I just activated my Postlet account to market a home rental. &nbsp;Zillow still lists my property as a 1928 2-bedroom, 1 bath unit with Zillow's rent estimate shown as $4,044. &nbsp;The 1928 house was torn down in 1988 and my current home built. &nbsp;It is a 3-bedroom, 3-bath home with 2,200 square feet. &nbsp;It hurts my rental chances on Postlet and the 20 other listing sites with your low-ball Zillow estimate showing $4,044 (I'm asking an actual below-market rental of $5,000), which Zillow estimate having been based upon incorrect information. &nbsp;Is there any way that Zillow can correct this erroneous information in your data base and, thereby, get an accurate Zillow estimate of what the rent should be for the newly constructed home? &nbsp;My URL is: &nbsp;http://postlets.com/r/436-fernleaf-ave-corona-del-mar-ca-92625/11950043<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/See-below/552108/ 2014-07-29T19:40:00Z Can I leave wife off conventional loan in community property state? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-leave-wife-off-conventional-loan-in-community-property-state/552100/ I make $100k and want to leave wife off mortgage. Will they include my wifes debt since we are in community property state? I want a conventional loan and have about 10-15% down payment.<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-leave-wife-off-conventional-loan-in-community-property-state/552100/ 2014-07-29T19:12:00Z I have a listing which is undervalued by Zillow An upset seller They want off of Zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-listing-which-is-undervalued-by-Zillow-An-upset-seller-They-want-off-of-Zillow/552105/ MLS &nbsp; # &nbsp; 882437 &nbsp;8661 Cherokee Trl &nbsp;Crossville, Tn38572<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-listing-which-is-undervalued-by-Zillow-An-upset-seller-They-want-off-of-Zillow/552105/ 2014-07-29T19:34:00Z I want to claim my home to update the listing, but there is no home detail page or correct home fact http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-claim-my-home-to-update-the-listing-but-there-is-no-home-detail-page-or-correct-home-fact/552099/ Where is this hidden, the claim home,&nbsp; correct home facts,<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-claim-my-home-to-update-the-listing-but-there-is-no-home-detail-page-or-correct-home-fact/552099/ 2014-07-29T19:11:00Z " Zillow to Acquire Trulia for $3.5 Billion " http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-to-Acquire-Trulia-for-3-5-Billion/551746/ Seems to be the talk of the town<br/><br/> <a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/zillow-to-buy-trulia-for-3-5-billion/?_php=true&amp;_type=blogs&amp;src=twr&amp;_r=0" rel="nofollow">"Zillow to Acquire Trulia for $3.5 Billion"</a><br/><br/><br \><br \>14 replies Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-to-Acquire-Trulia-for-3-5-Billion/551746/ 2014-07-28T14:01:00Z How do I delete my listing? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-delete-my-listing/552102/ Your guess is ruining my chances of selling my house.&nbsp; Your guess is totally inaccurate.&nbsp; I WANT OUT OF YOUR WEBSITE.&nbsp; IF I HAVE TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY I WILL.<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-delete-my-listing/552102/ 2014-07-29T19:23:00Z Counter Contingency -- what does it mean? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Counter-Contingency-what-does-it-mean/543647/ After putting in an offer on a condo, we got a counter offer but what does it mean? Is it common?<br/><br/>1. Home warranty not to exceed $400<br/>2. Buyer initial deposit shall be submitted into escrow within 1 business day of acceptance.<br/><br/>&nbsp;Thanks in advance.<br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 02 Jun 2014 06:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Counter-Contingency-what-does-it-mean/543647/ 2014-06-02T06:43:00Z How do you back out when you've signed everything but the loan contingency? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-back-out-when-you%27ve-signed-everything-but-the-loan-contingency/538785/ a<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 01 May 2014 07:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-back-out-when-you%27ve-signed-everything-but-the-loan-contingency/538785/ 2014-05-01T07:26:00Z Unreimbursed Business Expense http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Unreimbursed-Business-Expense/552096/ Borrower has $1,000 unreimbursed income on Form 2106 but on Schedule A; it was not 2% of his income so he could not claim it. &nbsp;Will the Underwriter still deduct $1000 from his annual salary?<br/><br/>Thank you!<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Unreimbursed-Business-Expense/552096/ 2014-07-29T19:07:00Z Comissions to realtors http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Comissions-to-realtors/552079/ When you buy a new house you pay the comission to the realtor and if you sell your old house with the same realtor will you have to pay another comission to the realtor if you are using the same one<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Comissions-to-realtors/552079/ 2014-07-29T18:12:00Z Previous FSBO - New listing. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Previous-FSBO-New-listing/552094/ Have a new listing that I am unable to claim as it is currently in Zillow as a FSBO. Zillow Help Center won't answer any of my email requesting assistance. &nbsp;Does anyone else know the fix to this issue??<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Previous-FSBO-New-listing/552094/ 2014-07-29T19:06:00Z Property Value http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Property-Value/552097/ Hello! We are trying to prepare our property to sell and need some advice on what stuff we can do to raise the value of it. Its a 4 Bdr 2 Bath doublewide with a den (including fireplace) an office and full laundry room. Its a very nice doublewide but we realize you cant do alot to a double wide building wise to improve so we are working on the outside property. We have 2 acres with a circle drive, covered front porch and storage building. Also has a 30x70 chainlink fenced dog pen in the back yard. We are trying to decide if little things like sprucing up flower beds lining and filling in walkway and a nice privacy fence would help or be a waste of time and money?<br/>Thanks!!<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Property-Value/552097/ 2014-07-29T19:10:00Z Buyer looking for a broker who'll refund partial commission http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyer-looking-for-a-broker-who%27ll-refund-partial-commission/541358/ I'm a buyer looking for a property in Woodland Hills and adjacent areas in the $380,000-460,000 range. I'm already preapproved.&nbsp;<br/>I'm looking for a broker/realtor who'll refund at least half the commission.<br/>I will do most of the leg work.<br/>What I'll need from you is:<br/>Get me access codes so I can see properties (I'll email you a list once or twice a week).<br/>Write up offers and assist with closing.<br/>I don't anticipate submitting a lot of offers.<br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>17 replies Sun, 18 May 2014 20:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyer-looking-for-a-broker-who%27ll-refund-partial-commission/541358/ 2014-05-18T20:31:00Z Getting a WA state broker license http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Getting-a-WA-state-broker-license/552076/ Hi,<br/><br/>I am planning to get a broker license so that I learn more about the real estate market. For about a year or so, I just like to have the license but not really be with any companies. Would this be okay or do I have to be with a company if I have a broker license?<br/><br/>thank you.<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Getting-a-WA-state-broker-license/552076/ 2014-07-29T18:01:00Z Zestimate on our home sucks. Two realtors estimate $850 to $950K. What to do? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zestimate-on-our-home-sucks-Two-realtors-estimate-850-to-950K-What-to-do/504992/ We have completely restored, rennovated (in places), and updated our home to compete with a select few luxury very large homes "close-in" with acreage. &nbsp;Zestimate's estimate is 20 years old. &nbsp;Two realtors have already been here to tell me I can sell it between 850 and 950K because it competes with so few properties in the county and the market for this high-end home will allow that. &nbsp;What do you do to get Zillow to catch up??? &nbsp;Crazy.<br \><br \>12 replies Sat, 03 Aug 2013 00:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zestimate-on-our-home-sucks-Two-realtors-estimate-850-to-950K-What-to-do/504992/ 2013-08-03T00:28:00Z Is it possible to get 900k-1 million loan? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-get-900k-1-million-loan/551910/ I have $100,000 for a down payment. First time home buyer, looking to buy 3 or 4 family, primary residence in NJ. Salary of 52K, plus have co-signer with salary of 300k. Looking to get as much as possible to buy a place in Hoboken or Jersey City.&nbsp;<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-get-900k-1-million-loan/551910/ 2014-07-29T00:39:00Z How do I post an open house I'm hosting? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-post-an-open-house-I%27m-hosting/552095/ 0 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-post-an-open-house-I%27m-hosting/552095/ 2014-07-29T19:06:00Z