Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,San Mateo- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/San-Mateo-CA/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate What is the best strategy for accepting offers? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-strategy-for-accepting-offers/583925/ What is the best strategy for accepting offers?<br/><br/>Should offers be accepted as they come or should I set a deadline on when offers will be accepted/evaluated?<br/>If a deadline, then how far from the listing date should it be set?<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-strategy-for-accepting-offers/583925/ 2015-04-22T20:11:00Z Help with getting a mortgage http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Help-with-getting-a-mortgage/583274/ Hi, I am in the market to buy property, but I am having trouble getting approved. The issue is not my credit, asset, or debt, because I have quite a bit of asset and my credit is decent, I think. The hurdle it seems is that I have been out of school not long ago and I started a business in which I get paid with 1099. This business is about a year old, so I don't have 1099 history longer than 2 years, which seems to be the requirement for most institutions. Even though my business is pretty profitable and I have steady income for sure. Is there anyway I can get around this hurdle?<br/><br/>I am looking at properties in the half a million to $600,000 range. I can put about $120,000 to $150,000 in down payment. Please let me know my options. Any help is appreciated.&nbsp;<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>6 replies Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Help-with-getting-a-mortgage/583274/ 2015-04-17T16:19:00Z How can I find an apartment that accepts section 8 voucher in San Mateo County. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-an-apartment-that-accepts-section-8-voucher-in-San-Mateo-County/483729/ I have searched through every possible site that presumably lists available rental listings that accept section 8 voucher, such as gosection8.com, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.wetakesection8.com/,">http://www.wetakesection8.com/,</a> hud.org, and more. I've called over 20 properties and no one wants to accept section 8 voucher. I'm hopeless, since I have only 60 days left to find housing before my voucher expires. Any recommendations as to how I can find a place to live?<br \><br \>17 replies Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-an-apartment-that-accepts-section-8-voucher-in-San-Mateo-County/483729/ 2013-03-19T20:59:00Z I posted a house for rent postlet about an hour ago, it is not showing up on the sight. Any idea why http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-posted-a-house-for-rent-postlet-about-an-hour-ago-it-is-not-showing-up-on-the-sight-Any-idea-why/533329/ 2 replies Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-posted-a-house-for-rent-postlet-about-an-hour-ago-it-is-not-showing-up-on-the-sight-Any-idea-why/533329/ 2014-03-22T15:06:00Z watch out on truilo fraud http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/watch-out-on-truilo-fraud/577667/ 1500 parkwood dr san mateo there is a person trying to rent this property and it is a scam watch out&nbsp;&nbsp; his name is Michael shepherd&nbsp; beware<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/watch-out-on-truilo-fraud/577667/ 2015-03-03T23:56:00Z Can I get a HELOC on an investment property in California? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-a-HELOC-on-an-investment-property-in-California/577416/ My internet search reveals nothing. No banks seem to offer this. Any advice?<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-a-HELOC-on-an-investment-property-in-California/577416/ 2015-03-02T02:26:00Z predictions for what the market will do in SF Peninsula? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/predictions-for-what-the-market-will-do-in-SF-Peninsula/537192/ Just sold our home, Any chance the market will slow down a little which will allow us to purchase? How hard is it to buy a foreclosed property?<br \><br \>8 replies Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/predictions-for-what-the-market-will-do-in-SF-Peninsula/537192/ 2014-04-20T05:28:00Z How much income would my husband and I need to qualify for a $1.5million home loan. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-income-would-my-husband-and-I-need-to-qualify-for-a-1-5million-home-loan/575182/ Consider:<br/>-I am an attorney, my husband is an engineer<br/>-we are first time home buyers<br/>-I am carrying student loans<br \><br \>6 replies Tue, 10 Feb 2015 01:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-income-would-my-husband-and-I-need-to-qualify-for-a-1-5million-home-loan/575182/ 2015-02-10T01:00:00Z How much income would my husband and I need to qualify for a $1.5million home loan. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-income-would-my-husband-and-I-need-to-qualify-for-a-1-5million-home-loan/575182/ Consider:<br/>-I am an attorney, my husband is an engineer<br/>-we are first time home buyers<br/>-I am carrying student loans<br \><br \>6 replies Tue, 10 Feb 2015 01:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-income-would-my-husband-and-I-need-to-qualify-for-a-1-5million-home-loan/575182/ 2015-02-10T01:00:00Z predictions for what the market will do in SF Peninsula? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/predictions-for-what-the-market-will-do-in-SF-Peninsula/537192/ Just sold our home, Any chance the market will slow down a little which will allow us to purchase? How hard is it to buy a foreclosed property?<br \><br \>6 replies Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/predictions-for-what-the-market-will-do-in-SF-Peninsula/537192/ 2014-04-20T05:28:00Z Add a master suite or fix up the kitchen? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Add-a-master-suite-or-fix-up-the-kitchen/479940/ I own a smallish (1100 sf) home, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. I have enough money to do a project on the house, but only one. What would improve the value of my home the most--add a master suite with another bathroom or fix up the kitchen which is dated? I live in zip code 94403.&nbsp;<br \><br \>26 replies Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Add-a-master-suite-or-fix-up-the-kitchen/479940/ 2013-02-23T21:30:00Z Add a master suite or fix up the kitchen? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Add-a-master-suite-or-fix-up-the-kitchen/479940/ I own a smallish (1100 sf) home, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. I have enough money to do a project on the house, but only one. What would improve the value of my home the most--add a master suite with another bathroom or fix up the kitchen which is dated? I live in zip code 94403.&nbsp;<br \><br \>26 replies Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Add-a-master-suite-or-fix-up-the-kitchen/479940/ 2013-02-23T21:30:00Z What key amenities attract buyers to San Mateo? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-key-amenities-attract-buyers-to-San-Mateo/572025/ 2 replies Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-key-amenities-attract-buyers-to-San-Mateo/572025/ 2015-01-12T21:48:00Z How can I find an apartment that accepts section 8 voucher in San Mateo County. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-an-apartment-that-accepts-section-8-voucher-in-San-Mateo-County/483729/ I have searched through every possible site that presumably lists available rental listings that accept section 8 voucher, such as gosection8.com, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.wetakesection8.com/,">http://www.wetakesection8.com/,</a> hud.org, and more. I've called over 20 properties and no one wants to accept section 8 voucher. I'm hopeless, since I have only 60 days left to find housing before my voucher expires. Any recommendations as to how I can find a place to live?<br \><br \>14 replies Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-an-apartment-that-accepts-section-8-voucher-in-San-Mateo-County/483729/ 2013-03-19T20:59:00Z How do I find out if my home is going to be foreclosed? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-out-if-my-home-is-going-to-be-foreclosed/559245/ 1725 Eleanor Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402.<br \><br \>8 replies Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-out-if-my-home-is-going-to-be-foreclosed/559245/ 2014-09-14T21:29:00Z I simply need to know what liens exist on my property... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-simply-need-to-know-what-liens-exist-on-my-property/550252/ 3 replies Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-simply-need-to-know-what-liens-exist-on-my-property/550252/ 2014-07-19T00:41:00Z what should we do to sell a home that has had very little upgrading from it's original 1940's constr http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-should-we-do-to-sell-a-home-that-has-had-very-little-upgrading-from-it%27s-original-1940%27s-constr/470152/ because of heath my mom must move from her home she bought in the late 1940's. should we sell it as is ( has original windows, furnace etc. ) or is it worth upgrading before selling?<br \><br \>16 replies Sun, 02 Dec 2012 18:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-should-we-do-to-sell-a-home-that-has-had-very-little-upgrading-from-it%27s-original-1940%27s-constr/470152/ 2012-12-02T18:10:00Z what should we do to sell a home that has had very little upgrading from it's original 1940's constr http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-should-we-do-to-sell-a-home-that-has-had-very-little-upgrading-from-it%27s-original-1940%27s-constr/470152/ because of heath my mom must move from her home she bought in the late 1940's. should we sell it as is ( has original windows, furnace etc. ) or is it worth upgrading before selling?<br \><br \>16 replies Sun, 02 Dec 2012 18:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-should-we-do-to-sell-a-home-that-has-had-very-little-upgrading-from-it%27s-original-1940%27s-constr/470152/ 2012-12-02T18:10:00Z Looking for a real estate agent specializing in San Mateo County in CA http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-real-estate-agent-specializing-in-San-Mateo-County-in-CA/527599/ First time home buyer looking to purchase a home in San Mateo, Millbrae, or South San Francisco. Looking for an agent that is very knowledgeable about the area and be willing to work in our price range ($1M). Also someone with experience in buying short sales properties.&nbsp;<br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-real-estate-agent-specializing-in-San-Mateo-County-in-CA/527599/ 2014-02-08T00:35:00Z I posted a house for rent postlet about an hour ago, it is not showing up on the sight. Any idea why http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-posted-a-house-for-rent-postlet-about-an-hour-ago-it-is-not-showing-up-on-the-sight-Any-idea-why/533329/ 1 reply Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-posted-a-house-for-rent-postlet-about-an-hour-ago-it-is-not-showing-up-on-the-sight-Any-idea-why/533329/ 2014-03-22T15:06:00Z