Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,KS http://www.zillow.com/advice/KS/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Is this an upper-middle class subdivision http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-an-upper-middle-class-subdivision/263124/ 10 replies Sat, 01 Aug 2009 02:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-an-upper-middle-class-subdivision/263124/ 2009-08-01T02:45:00Z What is the best way to find a duplex that has both halves up for sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-way-to-find-a-duplex-that-has-both-halves-up-for-sale/554250/ This would be my time buying property. I am looking to buy a duplex such that I rent out one half but live in the other. I have struggled finding a place for sale that includes both halves and not just one. Does anyone know of the best way to search for this in the Kansas city area? Also if I were to go through a real estate agent how do I go about finding one for my area and for duplexes?<br/><br/>Thank you for your help<br/><br/>Dustin<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-way-to-find-a-duplex-that-has-both-halves-up-for-sale/554250/ 2014-08-11T18:23:00Z I edited my home as "Sold" last night and the deal fell through. How do I reactivate my listing? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-edited-my-home-as-Sold-last-night-and-the-deal-fell-through-How-do-I-reactivate-my-listing/563776/ 2 replies Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-edited-my-home-as-Sold-last-night-and-the-deal-fell-through-How-do-I-reactivate-my-listing/563776/ 2014-10-21T19:26:00Z VA is costing veterans more by causing seller to fix stuff we don't want changed. = undo $$$$$$ http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/VA-is-costing-veterans-more-by-causing-seller-to-fix-stuff-we-don%27t-want-changed-undo/561885/ 6 replies Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/VA-is-costing-veterans-more-by-causing-seller-to-fix-stuff-we-don%27t-want-changed-undo/561885/ 2014-10-06T16:37:00Z I am the new owner of a home previously listed on Zillow. I have done extensive remodeling and need http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-the-new-owner-of-a-home-previously-listed-on-Zillow-I-have-done-extensive-remodeling-and-need/562961/ I have done extensive remodeling and need to get the Zestimate revised. I've tried to "claim my home" but can't find the "claim my home" tab to do so. I have typed in the address and clicked on it but can't find the tab to claim it. Please help me.<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-the-new-owner-of-a-home-previously-listed-on-Zillow-I-have-done-extensive-remodeling-and-need/562961/ 2014-10-15T14:53:00Z I don't understand real estate. Who is Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-understand-real-estate-Who-is-Zillow/562602/ 3 replies Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-understand-real-estate-Who-is-Zillow/562602/ 2014-10-12T15:51:00Z HOW DO I FIND OUT IF THE PROPERTY IS REALLY UP FOR RENT OR IM BEING SCAMMED? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/HOW-DO-I-FIND-OUT-IF-THE-PROPERTY-IS-REALLY-UP-FOR-RENT-OR-IM-BEING-SCAMMED/561680/ THE PROPERTY I HAVE FOUND IS 9252 NOLAND RD LENEXA KS<br/>THE PERSON E-MAILING ME SAYS HE IS OUT OF STATE DUE TO WORK AND HIS WIFE IS ILL, HE WANTS TO SEND ME THE KEYS AND PAPERWORK. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO FROM THIS POINT?<br \><br \>5 replies Sat, 04 Oct 2014 16:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/HOW-DO-I-FIND-OUT-IF-THE-PROPERTY-IS-REALLY-UP-FOR-RENT-OR-IM-BEING-SCAMMED/561680/ 2014-10-04T16:51:00Z . need lender prior negative reports 5+yrs ago http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/need-lender-prior-negative-reports-5-yrs-ago/561397/ Just out of army. Garunteed income $3000+ monthly. Some negative history 5+ yrs ago nothing since. No rental history current adress as started looking for purchase immediaty once discharged so moved to moms house. Need agent, contract for deed, anything to buy home with land near Wichita KS.<br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/need-lender-prior-negative-reports-5-yrs-ago/561397/ 2014-10-02T00:49:00Z how do I list my home for sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-list-my-home-for-sale/560586/ 3 replies Thu, 25 Sep 2014 02:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-list-my-home-for-sale/560586/ 2014-09-25T02:49:00Z How much is a reasonable amount to pay for closing costs on a $185,000 USDA guaranteed loan. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-is-a-reasonable-amount-to-pay-for-closing-costs-on-a-185-000-USDA-guaranteed-loan/376474/ I am looking for some sort of reasonable estimate on what closing costs will run on my USDA guaranteed loan so I don't get taken. I am a first time home buyer and just want to be cautious. Any help is very appreciated.<br \><br \>9 replies Wed, 01 Dec 2010 03:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-is-a-reasonable-amount-to-pay-for-closing-costs-on-a-185-000-USDA-guaranteed-loan/376474/ 2010-12-01T03:31:00Z How do we hold these appraisers financially accountable for their actions? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-we-hold-these-appraisers-financially-accountable-for-their-actions/560336/ <p class="MsoNormal">Is there a creditable answer for the following situation? (All info is for this year 2014)</p><p class="MsoNormal">I have a home in Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas; that was built before 1930, the insurance company says to replace the home not the content, but the home, would be over 258,000 DOLLARS. I recently applied for a loan with a national bank and on the bank's website; there is a tool to get a general idea for the value of property, it valued the home at 38,000???...that same banks loan department requested what they call a desk top appraisal&hellip;it came back at 12,000 DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? How do we hold these appraisers financially accountable for their actions?</p><br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-we-hold-these-appraisers-financially-accountable-for-their-actions/560336/ 2014-09-23T13:01:00Z How can an owner seller obtain an MLS listing? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-an-owner-seller-obtain-an-MLS-listing/558594/ 5 replies Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-an-owner-seller-obtain-an-MLS-listing/558594/ 2014-09-09T17:25:00Z What is the inrerest rate on a mortgage for a house purchased to be a rental property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-inrerest-rate-on-a-mortgage-for-a-house-purchased-to-be-a-rental-property/558807/ Assume a 20% down payment on a $150,000 house, with the single buyer with a credit rating of 720. &nbsp;Please give me a quote for both a 15 year loan and a 30 yr. loan.<br/><br/><br/>Thank you<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-inrerest-rate-on-a-mortgage-for-a-house-purchased-to-be-a-rental-property/558807/ 2014-09-11T00:57:00Z First Time Home Buyer, Need Advice http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-Time-Home-Buyer-Need-Advice/550764/ Hard Facts:<br/>Graduated College 3 months ago<br/>Engineering Salary is 65k/year<br/>I have a $450 truck payment and $300 student loan payment/month<br/>Credit Score is around 680 due to spending ~$800 per month on $1000 limit credit card (balance was frequently paid off, just was unaware of the less than 30% rule at the time).<br/>I pay $1200/month in rent currently.<br/><br/>So I have relocated to Wichita, Kansas from Fort Worth, Tx. I am looking to get out of my apartment and its expensive rent payment. I would like to purchase a house as I am ready for that step in my life. I would like to buy a home for under $150k, most likely closer to $100k. So using calculators, etc, I can EASILY afford the monthly payments of a house in this range.&nbsp;<br/><br/>However, I am having a hard time saving up a substantial down payment for a mortgage with my current rent. I have looked into first time home buyer programs, but my income is too high to qualify for any of them I have seen.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Are there any programs that can help me with just the down payment situation given my income? Another option would be to find cheaper rent and save up, but it makes financial sense to me to buy now instead wasting money on rent and having nothing to show for it.<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>9 replies Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-Time-Home-Buyer-Need-Advice/550764/ 2014-07-22T17:21:00Z Where is my listing MLS # 1901163 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-is-my-listing-MLS-1901163/558605/ 3 replies Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-is-my-listing-MLS-1901163/558605/ 2014-09-09T18:15:00Z I need information http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-information/558473/ I'd like send the information about the house 14950 hiawatha st mission hills ca 91345 I have interest for rent.<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-information/558473/ 2014-09-08T20:58:00Z A possible renter has put down 704 Chestnut St. Olathe Kansas has her previous address yet provided http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/A-possible-renter-has-put-down-704-Chestnut-St-Olathe-Kansas-has-her-previous-address-yet-provided/558068/ <em><strong>[name deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy and Privacy Policy for posting guidelines]</strong></em>&nbsp; has listed 704 Chestnut Olathe as her previous address on a rental application yet she gives no landlord name or dates of residence. Could you provide any info on 704 Chestnut regarding previous &nbsp;residents or owner. &nbsp;Thank You. Jeff Holcomb<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/A-possible-renter-has-put-down-704-Chestnut-St-Olathe-Kansas-has-her-previous-address-yet-provided/558068/ 2014-09-05T16:34:00Z How do you go about posting your house for sale http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-go-about-posting-your-house-for-sale/557687/ 3 replies Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-go-about-posting-your-house-for-sale/557687/ 2014-09-03T00:22:00Z incorrect address http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/incorrect-address/556773/ Should be 4034 instead of 4024<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/incorrect-address/556773/ 2014-08-27T15:06:00Z how does a person get pre-qualified http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-does-a-person-get-pre-qualified/556887/ 4 replies Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-does-a-person-get-pre-qualified/556887/ 2014-08-28T02:01:00Z