Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,KY http://www.zillow.com/advice/KY/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate How do you market a Tri-Level house to sell? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-market-a-Tri-Level-house-to-sell/491547/ We are trying to sell our Tri-Level home. We've had a few people look at it and one who said she loved it, except for the stairs. We've completely remodeled the bathroom and kitchen and landscaped the front and back yard in an attempt to make the house more modern and appealing...what else can we do to get people past the fact that it has three levels! It's really not that bad of a layout. First Floor: kitchen / dining rm / utility rm Second Floor : Master BR / Living RM / Bathroom Third Floor: Two additional bedrooms. Any sugustions on what we can do to help our house sell would be greatly appreciated.<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 09 May 2013 19:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-market-a-Tri-Level-house-to-sell/491547/ 2013-05-09T19:22:00Z what constitutes a bedroom http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-constitutes-a-bedroom/597513/ I have three bedrooms in my home but only one has a closet. &nbsp;Can I consider the additional two as bedrooms since they have NO closet?<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-constitutes-a-bedroom/597513/ 2015-07-27T22:06:00Z i'm on 1099 and my wife is W2 should we file together for a home or choose one? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i%27m-on-1099-and-my-wife-is-W2-should-we-file-together-for-a-home-or-choose-one/596837/ I've just recently switched to 1099 so I don't have two years of papers under that. I have been employed under W2 for the last 7 years though. I just haven't been able to find any good information on whether she should file for a mortgage solo or if my income could help?<br \><br \>8 replies Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i%27m-on-1099-and-my-wife-is-W2-should-we-file-together-for-a-home-or-choose-one/596837/ 2015-07-22T21:23:00Z Flat Fee MLS (Lexington, KY) http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Flat-Fee-MLS-Lexington-KY/224753/ My wife and I are currently looking to sell our home, and while exploring options we came upon some Flat Fee service sites that advertise they can have our home listed on LBAR's MLS. &nbsp;Is this commonly done in the Lexington area? &nbsp;Is this practice acceptable to the LBAR members? &nbsp;These service companies all seem like national chains that basically take their cut of the fee and simply outsource to local discount brokers. &nbsp;I was wondering, are there local agents that provide this service? &nbsp;If so, how might one find these agents? &nbsp;I would much rather give my business directly to a local agent, then go through a national company. &nbsp;I understand the benefits of having a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/real-estate-agents/">real estate agent</a>, however I feel like I am capable of doing a good deal of the work it takes to sell a home so I like the opportunity to pay for service that I desire. &nbsp;Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.<br/><br/><br \><br \>11 replies Fri, 17 Apr 2009 13:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Flat-Fee-MLS-Lexington-KY/224753/ 2009-04-17T13:36:00Z I have tried to download pictures several times and an error message appears. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-tried-to-download-pictures-several-times-and-an-error-message-appears/597092/ <p>I have tried to download about 35 pictures and they won't complete.&nbsp; There is a red circle with a white exclamation point inside.&nbsp; Getting a little frustrated.</p><br/><br/><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-tried-to-download-pictures-several-times-and-an-error-message-appears/597092/ 2015-07-24T15:20:00Z Need Help with MLS http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-Help-with-MLS/596455/ Hello,<br/><br/>I was wondering if someone out there can set me up an an automatic MLS listing notification for the area codes of 40204,40205, and 40206 for Single Family homes. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!<br \><br \>9 replies Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-Help-with-MLS/596455/ 2015-07-20T17:35:00Z Need to raise asking price of home posted on zillow. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-to-raise-asking-price-of-home-posted-on-zillow/596706/ Do I need to delete current listing and start over? How long to repost same property with new price?<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 22 Jul 2015 02:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-to-raise-asking-price-of-home-posted-on-zillow/596706/ 2015-07-22T02:30:00Z Are utilties included in the 550 a month price http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-utilties-included-in-the-550-a-month-price/596652/ 2 replies Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-utilties-included-in-the-550-a-month-price/596652/ 2015-07-21T20:23:00Z New to the home buying process http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/New-to-the-home-buying-process/596140/ My husband and I are starting the home buying process. We want to get the down payment assistance offered through the city. We have to do homeowners classes and get preaproved first. My question is when do we get a realtor? Do we need one now or after going through the classes?<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 17 Jul 2015 23:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/New-to-the-home-buying-process/596140/ 2015-07-17T23:11:00Z What Happened to my listing that was active yesterday? Shows off market. 1408 Shakes Creek Way, Fi http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-Happened-to-my-listing-that-was-active-yesterday-Shows-off-market-1408-Shakes-Creek-Way-Fi/596239/ 0 replies Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-Happened-to-my-listing-that-was-active-yesterday-Shows-off-market-1408-Shakes-Creek-Way-Fi/596239/ 2015-07-18T19:10:00Z What is I Involved in selling by Owner? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-I-Involved-in-selling-by-Owner/595937/ 1 reply Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-I-Involved-in-selling-by-Owner/595937/ 2015-07-16T15:43:00Z If I sell my home that I posted on Zillow, do I owe Zillow commission? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-sell-my-home-that-I-posted-on-Zillow-do-I-owe-Zillow-commission/595377/ 2 replies Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-sell-my-home-that-I-posted-on-Zillow-do-I-owe-Zillow-commission/595377/ 2015-07-13T14:28:00Z Rental on Postlets? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rental-on-Postlets/432922/ Remove a rental?<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rental-on-Postlets/432922/ 2012-02-24T19:28:00Z qualifcations for renting a home. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/qualifcations-for-renting-a-home/594029/ My credit is low due to medical bills but have no other things on my credit report. I do have the last 8 years of bank statements showing my rent has been paid on time.What is or where is the best place to rent from in the Lousiville area.<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/qualifcations-for-renting-a-home/594029/ 2015-07-03T17:36:00Z How can I buy new home before existing home sells? How can I finance improvements? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-buy-new-home-before-existing-home-sells-How-can-I-finance-improvements/594451/ Our home is paid off and valued around 100,000. We are wanting to get our retirement home in another city where you get more house for the money. All of our money went to pay off our house, so we don't have a down payment for another house. We want to buy a newer home at roughly the same cost our current house is worth. We don't have any retirement accounts left due to paying extensive medical bills. We would also like to be able to borrow extra to pay for painting, flooring, fencing and general repairs both at the new house and our current house to make it more marketable. Our income is around 75,000 a year.<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-buy-new-home-before-existing-home-sells-How-can-I-finance-improvements/594451/ 2015-07-07T08:50:00Z Do I qualify? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-qualify/593378/ I have a conventional loan currently on a home that I did a land contract with a family on. I lost my job and moved 100+ miles to find steady work. He has been there 13 months and assumes taxes and insurance. I am wanting to do an FHA to buy a house in my new town. I have a middle score of 630. The home has 20% equity in it as well. Do I qualify?<br \><br \>12 replies Mon, 29 Jun 2015 02:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-qualify/593378/ 2015-06-29T02:23:00Z Can you or I upload existing online photos from the local MLS? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-or-I-upload-existing-online-photos-from-the-local-MLS/592518/ 1 reply Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-or-I-upload-existing-online-photos-from-the-local-MLS/592518/ 2015-06-23T15:04:00Z Fannie Mae HomeStyle in Louisville, Kentucky http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fannie-Mae-HomeStyle-in-Louisville-Kentucky/590684/ Hello,<br/>My wife and are considering buying a "fixer upper" that needs some work done in the kitchen, bathrooms, etc, and are researching potential financing options.&nbsp; I've read about Fannie Mae's HomeStyle program, and am trying to find any lenders who offer it in the Louisville, Kentucky area?&nbsp; Does anyone know, or recommenda anyone?<br/><br/>Thanks,<br/>Cameron<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fannie-Mae-HomeStyle-in-Louisville-Kentucky/590684/ 2015-06-10T16:45:00Z Selling House With Aluminum Wiring http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-House-With-Aluminum-Wiring/509122/ We're about to put our house on the market in the Louisville metro area. It's a very nice home, but was built in the 70s and has aluminum wiring. What sort of issues can we expect? What will we need to do to prepare the home for sale and make sure it is up to local codes, which I assume have been updated since we purchased the home in 2000?<br \><br \>8 replies Thu, 29 Aug 2013 08:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-House-With-Aluminum-Wiring/509122/ 2013-08-29T08:11:00Z can i start the pre approval process without husband present? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-i-start-the-pre-approval-process-without-husband-present/589651/ We are going to cub bank in ky. We wantto start the process, but he ccan't take off work this week at all. I know all information needed, but not sure if I canstart without him bbeing there?<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-i-start-the-pre-approval-process-without-husband-present/589651/ 2015-06-03T14:17:00Z