Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,DC http://www.zillow.com/advice/DC/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate How do I know how much to list my home for? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-know-how-much-to-list-my-home-for/555989/ I live in Washington, DC 20019 and the homes here range from $80k - $360k. How do I know where I fall and how much to list my home? My home was totally renovated about 6yrs ago. Stainless Steel, Granite upgraded bath etc...<br \><br \>6 replies Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-know-how-much-to-list-my-home-for/555989/ 2014-08-22T15:46:00Z Primary Residence http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Primary-Residence/555108/ I live overseas and rent out the one and only condo I own in the US. Is that considered my primary residence? Or if I refinanced would that be considered an investment property?<br \><br \>6 replies Sun, 17 Aug 2014 04:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Primary-Residence/555108/ 2014-08-17T04:23:00Z how can I find an investments properties ?something like apartement need some work done http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-find-an-investments-properties-something-like-apartement-need-some-work-done/553912/ I want to buy house or commercial building where I can fix some parts of and make a profit it would be wonderfull in washington dc or in maryland pg county<br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 09 Aug 2014 08:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-find-an-investments-properties-something-like-apartement-need-some-work-done/553912/ 2014-08-09T08:37:00Z 203k Loan http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/203k-Loan/540774/ Hi, I am looking for someone who does 203k loans for homes in the washington DC area. I have a house on capitol hill that needs to be fixed drastically and have no where else to turn. I'm running the risk of losing the home. Please help<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 14 May 2014 20:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/203k-Loan/540774/ 2014-05-14T20:24:00Z Anyone know of lenders who offer (non-FHA) jumbo loans with less than 10% down in DC? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-know-of-lenders-who-offer-non-FHA-jumbo-loans-with-less-than-10-down-in-DC/550096/ Or, if not, 10% down and no MI?<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-know-of-lenders-who-offer-non-FHA-jumbo-loans-with-less-than-10-down-in-DC/550096/ 2014-07-17T22:09:00Z Loan Approval http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Loan-Approval/553314/ <p>What is the requirement to get approved for buying rental property? I've two property right now, one has been rented for more than two years now and the other is my primary residence. I can offered down payment upto 30-40%.<br/></p><br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 06 Aug 2014 01:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Loan-Approval/553314/ 2014-08-06T01:03:00Z Selling unique carriage house DC, 1 bedroom apartment upstairs, artisan work shop downstairs, http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-unique-carriage-house-DC-1-bedroom-apartment-upstairs-artisan-work-shop-downstairs/553429/ Any advice<img imagetype="8" uploadtype="new" imageid="X1-IAn25fyx3uez4r1000000000_kk9go" height="200px" width="250px" src="http://photos2.zillowstatic.com/o_a/IS5iptzx3uez4r1000000000.jpg"/>&nbsp;on selling a property I own, no lien, I have had a successful business here for 20 years, just sold my other propriety at the bottom of this same alley. I have relocated my business to a much larger facility, and think it is time to let this one go...great for an artist that wants to live and work in an amazing space....the other property I was approached by the renter for the sale, as I own this one, what would be next step...looking for $ 500,000.00 - $ 580,000.00....address is 729 Fairmont Street NW , 20001, Alley Structure....Christian Kelleher 202.369.2418<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-unique-carriage-house-DC-1-bedroom-apartment-upstairs-artisan-work-shop-downstairs/553429/ 2014-08-06T16:08:00Z can a buyer w/out an agent ask the LA to use a gcaar sales contract or does he write his own? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-a-buyer-w-out-an-agent-ask-the-LA-to-use-a-gcaar-sales-contract-or-does-he-write-his-own/551464/ If the buyer is unrepresented by a buyer's agent can he submit an offer using the GCAAR sales contract with the listing agent<br/>s permission or does he have to write his own contract.&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-a-buyer-w-out-an-agent-ask-the-LA-to-use-a-gcaar-sales-contract-or-does-he-write-his-own/551464/ 2014-07-26T13:46:00Z DC Open Doors Program http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/DC-Open-Doors-Program/525968/ <strong><u><em>[Self-promotional content removed by Zillow moderator, see our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a>]</em></u></strong><br \><br \>5 replies Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/DC-Open-Doors-Program/525968/ 2014-01-26T16:37:00Z Does anyone know the process of getting a widow's name on the title and deed after husbnad's death? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-know-the-process-of-getting-a-widow%27s-name-on-the-title-and-deed-after-husbnad%27s-death/553226/ 2 replies Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-know-the-process-of-getting-a-widow%27s-name-on-the-title-and-deed-after-husbnad%27s-death/553226/ 2014-08-05T16:02:00Z Attending Georgetown University. Need to move into rental 8/20/14. Residence now: upstate NY HELP http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Attending-Georgetown-University-Need-to-move-into-rental-8-20-14-Residence-now-upstate-NY-HELP/552762/ 1 reply Sat, 02 Aug 2014 16:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Attending-Georgetown-University-Need-to-move-into-rental-8-20-14-Residence-now-upstate-NY-HELP/552762/ 2014-08-02T16:27:00Z After a 1031 rental property exchang, is there a time frame for renting the newly acquired property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/After-a-1031-rental-property-exchang-is-there-a-time-frame-for-renting-the-newly-acquired-property/552508/ If I'm currently renting-out a single family house and execute a 1031-exchange with the owner of a condo that was previously rented, how long am I obligated to attempt to rent the condo before I'm allowed to move into the condo and make it my primary residence? &nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/After-a-1031-rental-property-exchang-is-there-a-time-frame-for-renting-the-newly-acquired-property/552508/ 2014-07-31T21:22:00Z Are there lenders who can do a cash-out refi of a non-warrantable condo investment property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-lenders-who-can-do-a-cash-out-refi-of-a-non-warrantable-condo-investment-property/514760/ <p>2 of 3 units in building are investments so it's non-warrantable. Otherwise, the condo association is in good standing and the borrower has excellent credentials.&nbsp;<br/></p><p style="text-align: left;"><br/>An LTV of 70 or 75% would be acceptable.</p><br \><br \>9 replies Wed, 09 Oct 2013 23:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-lenders-who-can-do-a-cash-out-refi-of-a-non-warrantable-condo-investment-property/514760/ 2013-10-09T23:55:00Z How can I finance purchase of an investment condo is small building where I already own? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-finance-purchase-of-an-investment-condo-is-small-building-where-I-already-own/528724/ My building has 8 units.&nbsp; I live in one and would like to purchase my neighbors unit which would put my ownership @ 25% of building.&nbsp; I found private lender who will do 7/7 arm- &nbsp;but can I eventually get into a 30&nbsp;yr fixed loan somehow?&nbsp; I'm scared of the inevitable rate increases in the future which would make the payments painful. &nbsp;Thank you,<br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 17 Feb 2014 04:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-finance-purchase-of-an-investment-condo-is-small-building-where-I-already-own/528724/ 2014-02-17T04:17:00Z Is it worth it to buy a house for 170k with code problems in Wash DC? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-worth-it-to-buy-a-house-for-170k-with-code-problems-in-Wash-DC/551483/ Looking at a house in the Anacostia neighborhood.&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;Had an inspection done. The seller has agreed to fix somethings such as roof and paraphet walls/shingles as well as reversed polarity outlets. The home still has a few issued deemed not safe by the inspector such as no AFCI protection on the bedroom circuits, no gfci protected outlet in the basement. There are several 2 prong outlets in the home as well as a small rear deck with insufficient support, not to mention there is an hvac return vent next to the furnace and a busted chimney flue.&nbsp;<br/><br/>&nbsp;It would cost 10k to fix all these items and thats not even covering other things in the report such as cracked mortar joints on the porch, water damage to the porch eave and under the kitchen floor etc. I am still considering it because of the ROI potential in a few years but its not like I have the cash saved up to make all these repairs. Advice?Thanks.<br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>4 replies Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-worth-it-to-buy-a-house-for-170k-with-code-problems-in-Wash-DC/551483/ 2014-07-26T17:08:00Z How does Zillow factor in the financial impact of fuel spill mitigation systems on a homes value http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-Zillow-factor-in-the-financial-impact-of-fuel-spill-mitigation-systems-on-a-homes-value/546520/ <p>How does Zillow factor in the financial impact of fuel spill mitigation systems on a home's value?</p><br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-Zillow-factor-in-the-financial-impact-of-fuel-spill-mitigation-systems-on-a-homes-value/546520/ 2014-06-21T18:39:00Z How to delete images http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-delete-images/549346/ 1 reply Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-delete-images/549346/ 2014-07-11T21:45:00Z How do you appraise a home that sits on an oil plume? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-appraise-a-home-that-sits-on-an-oil-plume/541819/ We're looking at reasonably priced homes in the Riggs Park area of N.E., D.C. and we know that there are several homes affected by an EXXON Gas Station oil spill which created a plume under many of these houses. &nbsp;The houses now have fume mitigation equipment in them. &nbsp;Do we need to have an environmental appraisal as well as a regular appraisal to establish fair market value? &nbsp;We're looking at several properties on Eastern Ave Ave and Oglethorpe St. N.E.<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 21 May 2014 13:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-appraise-a-home-that-sits-on-an-oil-plume/541819/ 2014-05-21T13:41:00Z Added value of remodeling and how to prioritize? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Added-value-of-remodeling-and-how-to-prioritize/546573/ I am buying a 700 square condo unit that has not been updated since its construction in 1989. What will be the absolutely necessary update which will also add value to the property and make it easy to rent? I dont have a huge budget.&nbsp;<br/>- Kitchen: shall I use a granite countertop, or a modern steel-alike laminate countertop could do? &nbsp;<br/>- Bathroom: replace tiles, sink cabinet, shower door. Do I need to replace the bath tub and the toilet, which are not brand new but decent?<br/>- floor: shall I leave the carpet in the living room and tiles at the hallway and the kitchen, or should I replace by floating laminate floor?&nbsp;<br/>- Wall painting: it was painted 2 years ago. I would not mind painting it to a color that I like personally, but would the cost justify?&nbsp;<br/><br/>&nbsp;Thanks so much!<br/><br/><br/>&nbsp;<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Added-value-of-remodeling-and-how-to-prioritize/546573/ 2014-06-22T03:45:00Z Delete in the initial description - Section 8 welcome. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Delete-in-the-initial-description-Section-8-welcome/549296/ DELETE - Section 8 welcome. &nbsp;This is not fact. &nbsp;<br/><br/>I am the owner and Section 8 is not valid. &nbsp;Please delete. &nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Delete-in-the-initial-description-Section-8-welcome/549296/ 2014-07-11T14:25:00Z