Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,New York- NY http://www.zillow.com/advice/Queens-New-York-NY/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Lot loan in New York http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lot-loan-in-New-York/593824/ Hi Experts!<br/><br/>I'm in contract on a lot in Queens County and looking for funding.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Does anyone offer a 20% down (or less) product?&nbsp;<br/><br/>I've already put 20% in escrow with the seller's attorney.&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lot-loan-in-New-York/593824/ 2015-07-02T02:52:00Z COST OF HOUSE http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/COST-OF-HOUSE/593291/ <p>227 -40 113th Ave</p><br/><br/><br/><br/><p>ML# 2775879</p><p>7 BEDROOMS, 4 BATHROOMS</p><br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 28 Jun 2015 04:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/COST-OF-HOUSE/593291/ 2015-06-28T04:41:00Z First time renter, please advise? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-time-renter-please-advise/592857/ I live in NYC. I found my condo through an agent in January 2015, moved in February 2015 after signing the lease for a year and paying first, last, security, $1200 in move-in fees to the building, as well as a $1400 realtor's fee.<br/><br/> Fast forward to June, just 6 months later, and so far so good. I pay my rent on time every month and the owner of my unit has been surprisingly easygoing.<br/><br/> About a week ago, without notice, I was contacted by the same real estate agent who found me the place, who told me the following:<br/> 1.Owner has suddenly decided to sell unit<br/> 2.That I may have to move out if new owners decide to keep unit for themselves<br/> 3.If I have to move out, she ll "help me out" and find me another place (Should I get this in writing?)<br/><br/> Please advise. I am young and do not fully understand what I am entitled to in a situation like this. I did not pay a realtor's fee just to shack up here for 6 months.<br/><br/> What steps should I take to protect myself? What are my rights here?<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-time-renter-please-advise/592857/ 2015-06-25T13:38:00Z i see homes i want to rent,, how doi contact the owner? there is a map where homes are,, but no info http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-see-homes-i-want-to-rent-how-doi-contact-the-owner-there-is-a-map-where-homes-are-but-no-info/592255/ 3 replies Sun, 21 Jun 2015 16:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-see-homes-i-want-to-rent-how-doi-contact-the-owner-there-is-a-map-where-homes-are-but-no-info/592255/ 2015-06-21T16:44:00Z Is it possible to get a Jumbo mortgage on 10 percent? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-get-a-Jumbo-mortgage-on-10-percent/512703/ I spoke to one broker who told me its impossible these days to get a jumbo loan on 10 percent down. Maybe someone can give me some advice if this is true or not? Loan amount would be 700 thousand.&nbsp;<br/><br/>thanks guys/girls&nbsp;<br \><br \>26 replies Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-get-a-Jumbo-mortgage-on-10-percent/512703/ 2013-09-24T17:48:00Z Advice on tenant buying a home from landlord through a short sale http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Advice-on-tenant-buying-a-home-from-landlord-through-a-short-sale/592015/ I am a tenant in a home that is up for a short sale. I tried buying it, and I was pre-approved for a loan. The bank selling the home denied me, because they said I was a tenant, and I was in conflict. I am in NO WAY related to, or do business with the landlord. Is there any way I can appeal this, or try again?<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Advice-on-tenant-buying-a-home-from-landlord-through-a-short-sale/592015/ 2015-06-19T13:16:00Z If you see an ad for an apartment, and it states to call the agent, why do clients e-mail us instead http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-you-see-an-ad-for-an-apartment-and-it-states-to-call-the-agent-why-do-clients-e-mail-us-instead/591854/ <p><br/></p><p style="text-align: right;">Reminder-June 18th-Every three months I have to post this answer. Why I do not understand. When there are dozens of tenants looking for the same apartment as you are, you must act quickly. Meaning if the ad says to call and not e-mail, then PLEASE call the agent &amp; number displayed. You eliminate much competition this way. 98% of tenants who e-mail never end up attaining the apartment. The ones who do call, get the appointment and usually rent it.<br/>IS THIS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND! CALL INSTEAD OF E-MAILING PLEASE. Servicing Middle Village,Maspeth, Glendale areas.</p><br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-you-see-an-ad-for-an-apartment-and-it-states-to-call-the-agent-why-do-clients-e-mail-us-instead/591854/ 2015-06-18T10:59:00Z What are the issues that generally concerned much while hiring an air conditioning expert? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-issues-that-generally-concerned-much-while-hiring-an-air-conditioning-expert/591651/ I am going to have a new setup for my business as well as a new product for the further sales i.e agency.So,collecting responses for all the customer's responses.This will help me to increase my product's efficiency according to each and every customer's requirement.<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-issues-that-generally-concerned-much-while-hiring-an-air-conditioning-expert/591651/ 2015-06-17T05:38:00Z What are the issues that generally concerned muhc while an air conditioning expert? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-issues-that-generally-concerned-muhc-while-an-air-conditioning-expert/591650/ I am going to have a new setup for my business as well as a new product for the further sales i.e air conditioning maintenance<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-issues-that-generally-concerned-muhc-while-an-air-conditioning-expert/591650/ 2015-06-17T05:33:00Z i would like to hire a agent to help me find a apartment to rent asap. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-would-like-to-hire-a-agent-to-help-me-find-a-apartment-to-rent-asap/590851/ 2 replies Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-would-like-to-hire-a-agent-to-help-me-find-a-apartment-to-rent-asap/590851/ 2015-06-11T17:22:00Z Flexible Leases http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Flexible-Leases/590569/ I am looking for an unfurnished one bedroom apartment rental in Queens or Long Island but cannot lock myself into a 12 month lease as I may have to relocate for work within the next year. &nbsp;What are the usual arrangements made in these situations? &nbsp;Any immediate rental recommendations are appreciated.<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 09 Jun 2015 23:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Flexible-Leases/590569/ 2015-06-09T23:07:00Z APARTMENT RENTALS- HOW TO FIND AN APARTMENT THAT ALLOWS SMALL OR LARGE DOGS. (MIDDLE VILLAGE,NY) http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/APARTMENT-RENTALS-HOW-TO-FIND-AN-APARTMENT-THAT-ALLOWS-SMALL-OR-LARGE-DOGS-MIDDLE-VILLAGE-NY/589931/ [Promotion and website deleted by Zillow moderator. See our <a rel="nofollow" title="Good Neighbor Policy" href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a>.]<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/APARTMENT-RENTALS-HOW-TO-FIND-AN-APARTMENT-THAT-ALLOWS-SMALL-OR-LARGE-DOGS-MIDDLE-VILLAGE-NY/589931/ 2015-06-05T10:45:00Z How do I change an address in my zillow ad http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-change-an-address-in-my-zillow-ad/589886/ 2 replies Fri, 05 Jun 2015 00:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-change-an-address-in-my-zillow-ad/589886/ 2015-06-05T00:05:00Z Question about investment property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Question-about-investment-property/589239/ I have a home that I am looking to purchase in queens, I spoke with the owner and he said that to buy the deed it would cost 150,000 and my mortgage is 800,000, why am i paying 150,000 for getting the deed i thought i just buy the mortgage and closing costs and thats it?<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Question-about-investment-property/589239/ 2015-06-01T00:49:00Z Looking to purchase fixer uppers in Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn & Manhattan http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-to-purchase-fixer-uppers-in-Queens-Bronx-Brooklyn-Manhattan/522353/ Any agents or interested sellers that can assist please contact me.<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 24 Dec 2013 08:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-to-purchase-fixer-uppers-in-Queens-Bronx-Brooklyn-Manhattan/522353/ 2013-12-24T08:45:00Z I see a pre- foreclosure I'm interested in. How do I find out more info. Who do I contact? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-see-a-pre-foreclosure-I%27m-interested-in-How-do-I-find-out-more-info-Who-do-I-contact/573849/ 5 replies Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-see-a-pre-foreclosure-I%27m-interested-in-How-do-I-find-out-more-info-Who-do-I-contact/573849/ 2015-01-29T13:33:00Z how safe is briarwood, new york http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-safe-is-briarwood-new-york/588864/ 2 replies Fri, 29 May 2015 00:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-safe-is-briarwood-new-york/588864/ 2015-05-29T00:59:00Z how safe is central queens, new york http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-safe-is-central-queens-new-york/588866/ 1 reply Fri, 29 May 2015 01:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-safe-is-central-queens-new-york/588866/ 2015-05-29T01:02:00Z Title issues and closing http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Title-issues-and-closing/587945/ guys<br/><br/>we have some issues with HPD violations which will take at least a month to fix. Do banks usually require each and everything to be cleared in the title to allow closing or are some banks more flexibile than others and will accept 'work done' as sufficient and allow a closing?<br/><br/>Thanks<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 21 May 2015 21:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Title-issues-and-closing/587945/ 2015-05-21T21:14:00Z Buy now or save up? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buy-now-or-save-up/585617/ I currently rent a 1BR. &nbsp;Looking to upgrade to a 2BR+ &nbsp;Should I buy a co-op now and live there for at least 5 years or should I rent for a few more years and save up for a full house?<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 05 May 2015 16:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buy-now-or-save-up/585617/ 2015-05-05T16:18:00Z