Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Mill Valley- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Mill-Valley-CA/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Lease to own option http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lease-to-own-option/543841/ My husband and I want to move to Mill Valley, ca a suburb of San Francisco where live and own a condo. We want to move for the schools as our twins will be entering elementary school this year.&nbsp;<br/><br/>In Mill Valley, there is not a lot of inventory for rent but there is quite a bit for sale or in foreclosure. Could we offer properties on the market a Lease to own option ? And if yes, what are the steps to achieving this?<br/>Thanks!<br/>Cynthia<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lease-to-own-option/543841/ 2014-06-03T13:17:00Z Do you think a real estate agent is more valuable if they sell a house within 30 days or 120 days? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-think-a-real-estate-agent-is-more-valuable-if-they-sell-a-house-within-30-days-or-120-days/527717/ 11 replies Sat, 08 Feb 2014 22:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-think-a-real-estate-agent-is-more-valuable-if-they-sell-a-house-within-30-days-or-120-days/527717/ 2014-02-08T22:29:00Z why are foreclosures unavailable to buyers? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-are-foreclosures-unavailable-to-buyers/516023/ 12 replies Sun, 20 Oct 2013 20:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-are-foreclosures-unavailable-to-buyers/516023/ 2013-10-20T20:54:00Z First time buyer with a VA loan? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-time-buyer-with-a-VA-loan/475405/ Looking at buying a condo in Marin county California. I qualify for a VA loan but where to start?<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-time-buyer-with-a-VA-loan/475405/ 2013-01-22T20:01:00Z is a bathroom with shower, sink and toilet considered 1/2 bath, or 3/4? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-a-bathroom-with-shower-sink-and-toilet-considered-1-2-bath-or-3-4/453215/ For purposes of describing a home, Is a bathroom with shower stall, toilet and sink considered 1/2 bath?<br \><br \>8 replies Sun, 29 Jul 2012 23:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-a-bathroom-with-shower-sink-and-toilet-considered-1-2-bath-or-3-4/453215/ 2012-07-29T23:15:00Z 2 listings for 5 Hillcrest Road Mill Valley, CA http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2-listings-for-5-Hillcrest-Road-Mill-Valley-CA/444202/ when I do a search for 5 Hillcrest, a home I have for sale by Owner, 2 listings come up. An old listing with 6 photos and a new listing with 24 photos. &nbsp;Can the old listing with 6 photos be deleted for the new posting with the new and additonal photos? &nbsp;Thanks, Geoff<br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 24 May 2012 22:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2-listings-for-5-Hillcrest-Road-Mill-Valley-CA/444202/ 2012-05-24T22:11:00Z How do we recover entire household possesions that landlord kept. New owners have some of furniture. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-we-recover-entire-household-possesions-that-landlord-kept-New-owners-have-some-of-furniture/428915/ 4 replies Mon, 16 Jan 2012 06:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-we-recover-entire-household-possesions-that-landlord-kept-New-owners-have-some-of-furniture/428915/ 2012-01-16T06:36:00Z WHO IS OWNERSHIP OF THE ESTATE OF MARIA H. MOORE, MILL VALLEY, CA. 94941, 27 MEADOW DR. & TOWER DR. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/WHO-IS-OWNERSHIP-OF-THE-ESTATE-OF-MARIA-H-MOORE-MILL-VALLEY-CA-94941-27-MEADOW-DR-TOWER-DR/403911/ 1 reply Sat, 18 Jun 2011 06:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/WHO-IS-OWNERSHIP-OF-THE-ESTATE-OF-MARIA-H-MOORE-MILL-VALLEY-CA-94941-27-MEADOW-DR-TOWER-DR/403911/ 2011-06-18T06:22:00Z Rebuilt our house in 1996 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rebuilt-our-house-in-1996/396285/ how long does it take for Zillow to correct its listing price once corrections are made?&nbsp; We rebuilt our house in 1996 and added 1200 sq ft and modernized the house. Your listing was based on the pre-rebuilt house.&nbsp; I changed the information on the listing but there has been no change in the listing price after two weeks .&nbsp; Do you really updqte these listings?<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 23 Apr 2011 20:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rebuilt-our-house-in-1996/396285/ 2011-04-23T20:39:00Z The icon for 1002 Lovell Avenue in Mill Valley, CA is outlining the empty lot http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-icon-for-1002-Lovell-Avenue-in-Mill-Valley-CA-is-outlining-the-empty-lot/395822/ The structure (which the data ($1.17M) is referring to) is just south of the empty lot. There is no green outline for the single-family house. The outline you depict is for the adjacent empty lot and it should have a much lower value.&nbsp;<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 20 Apr 2011 01:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-icon-for-1002-Lovell-Avenue-in-Mill-Valley-CA-is-outlining-the-empty-lot/395822/ 2011-04-20T01:39:00Z How come I cannot see the lot or details on 1002 Lovell Avenue, Mill Valley, CA? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-come-I-cannot-see-the-lot-or-details-on-1002-Lovell-Avenue-Mill-Valley-CA/395760/ Did the owner request removal of all information?<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-come-I-cannot-see-the-lot-or-details-on-1002-Lovell-Avenue-Mill-Valley-CA/395760/ 2011-04-19T19:37:00Z does it cost to advertise your rental on zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/does-it-cost-to-advertise-your-rental-on-zillow/395487/ 3 replies Mon, 18 Apr 2011 03:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/does-it-cost-to-advertise-your-rental-on-zillow/395487/ 2011-04-18T03:02:00Z Ihave an ARM at 4.75.shoudl I refinance for a fixed 15 year or take a chance of waiting another year http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Ihave-an-ARM-at-4-75-shoudl-I-refinance-for-a-fixed-15-year-or-take-a-chance-of-waiting-another-year/207248/ I bought in 2003 and had a fixed rate for 5 years and then went to ARM which adjusted down to 4.75.I want to live in my home for at leat 15 years.should I <a href="http://www.zillow.com/refinance/">refinance</a> now to get a fixed rate or wait and take a chance rates will remain low.<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 06 Mar 2009 07:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Ihave-an-ARM-at-4-75-shoudl-I-refinance-for-a-fixed-15-year-or-take-a-chance-of-waiting-another-year/207248/ 2009-03-06T07:03:00Z zillow value estimate http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/zillow-value-estimate/371303/ I have a home listed for sale at 54 Hazel Ave, Mill Valley.&nbsp; It was estimated to be valued by you for $1009000 then I put it on the market and it went down in your values to $979,000.&nbsp; I put it up on your site and it is still at that value.&nbsp; I am a professional realtor and dont get this.&nbsp; Can it be changed to reflect list price or two weeks ago value?&nbsp; My email is <a href="mailto:gkoren@fhallen.com" rel="nofollow">gkoren@fhallen.com</a><br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 14 Oct 2010 19:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/zillow-value-estimate/371303/ 2010-10-14T19:57:00Z the value of my home has been down graded althouggh the average home value for the area has trended http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-value-of-my-home-has-been-down-graded-althouggh-the-average-home-value-for-the-area-has-trended/366119/ I continue to make improvements to landscaping and to the home and yet the value keeps declining.The&nbsp; home is listed as contemporary but is actually an old craftsman shingled cottage in a redwood grove that is a historic area.The homes it is compared to are not in the same area.<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 13 Sep 2010 16:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-value-of-my-home-has-been-down-graded-althouggh-the-average-home-value-for-the-area-has-trended/366119/ 2010-09-13T16:04:00Z Have you been successful in modifing your home loan with a major lender? Comments or advice please. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Have-you-been-successful-in-modifing-your-home-loan-with-a-major-lender-Comments-or-advice-please/355573/ 7 replies Mon, 28 Jun 2010 18:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Have-you-been-successful-in-modifing-your-home-loan-with-a-major-lender-Comments-or-advice-please/355573/ 2010-06-28T18:25:00Z I heard on NPR that about 31% of California home sales are distressed sales. What about your area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-heard-on-NPR-that-about-31-of-California-home-sales-are-distressed-sales-What-about-your-area/356276/ I also just heard on NPR that about 31% of California home sales in 2010 are now distressed sales (ie: in one stage or another of foreclosure). &nbsp;What is your current supply of homes in your town or area? &nbsp;Please identify where you are located. Let's compare notes on what is really happening in our areas...Thanks again. Thomas Dreyer, Broker<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 02 Jul 2010 22:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-heard-on-NPR-that-about-31-of-California-home-sales-are-distressed-sales-What-about-your-area/356276/ 2010-07-02T22:22:00Z Number of homes available in your area? Percentage "in escrow"? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Number-of-homes-available-in-your-area-Percentage-in-escrow/355887/ I also just heard on NPR that about 31% of California home sales in 2010 are now distressed sales (ie: in one stage or another of foreclosure). &nbsp;What is your current supply of homes in your town or area? &nbsp;Please identify where you are located. Let's compare notes on what is really happening in our areas...Thanks again. Thomas Dreyer, Broker<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 30 Jun 2010 16:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Number-of-homes-available-in-your-area-Percentage-in-escrow/355887/ 2010-06-30T16:43:00Z How do I upload photos for my home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-upload-photos-for-my-home/353674/ 1 reply Sat, 12 Jun 2010 17:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-upload-photos-for-my-home/353674/ 2010-06-12T17:52:00Z Jumbo loan with a piggyback refi? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Jumbo-loan-with-a-piggyback-refi/347413/ Hi. I got an interesting situation maybe you can help me on.&nbsp; Bought a home (primary) for $940K&nbsp; in 2007 that is now worth probably $840K.&nbsp; I have two loans. A $752K Interest Only at 6.75% and a $92K piggyback at 8.25%.&nbsp; The IO resets in 2017 and the piggyback balloons in 2022.&nbsp; I'd love to take advantage of low rates and get into a normal fixed loan but have hit a wall.&nbsp; Talked to both lenders and several brokers and get the same story (i.e: NO). Basically my choices are to continue to pay interest-only until I move which will have to be before 2017, stop paying (won't do this as I signed a contract which I take seriously) or just send in the keys when I'm done with it (don't like this choice either). If I was to sell today I'd take a $50+K hit to pay the broker's fees and closing costs which seems like a bad idea and waste of money. If I wait it may never come back up so I'm still paying a Realtor out of pocket to get rid of it (at that point doesn't it make sense to just walk away even though my credit get's hit?)&nbsp; I want to do the right thing but obviously the gov't isn't about helping me (I get it, I don't REALLY need their help).&nbsp; Any suggestions on who to talk to? My end game is to get into a 30 yr fixed preferably at a lower payment and stay in the house for a long time...<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 27 Apr 2010 17:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Jumbo-loan-with-a-piggyback-refi/347413/ 2010-04-27T17:28:00Z