Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,AK http://www.zillow.com/advice/AK/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Are houses in Juneau selling above the appraisal price? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-houses-in-Juneau-selling-above-the-appraisal-price/498338/ 1 reply Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-houses-in-Juneau-selling-above-the-appraisal-price/498338/ 2013-06-21T16:54:00Z How to rent to own or buy house with bad credit? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-rent-to-own-or-buy-house-with-bad-credit/417359/ 21 replies Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-rent-to-own-or-buy-house-with-bad-credit/417359/ 2011-09-28T10:34:00Z How do I delete my rental ad? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-delete-my-rental-ad/551430/ 0 replies Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-delete-my-rental-ad/551430/ 2014-07-26T06:12:00Z How do I add the status of my rental to now show it's also For Sale By Owner? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-add-the-status-of-my-rental-to-now-show-it%27s-also-For-Sale-By-Owner/550059/ 1 reply Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-add-the-status-of-my-rental-to-now-show-it%27s-also-For-Sale-By-Owner/550059/ 2014-07-17T18:30:00Z I live in Anchorage, Alaska, and have a very run down house that I would like to sell. How to start? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-live-in-Anchorage-Alaska-and-have-a-very-run-down-house-that-I-would-like-to-sell-How-to-start/549609/ I am a low income and sight impaired person. I have a house in Anchorage and I want to sell and move to Washington State. My house is in great disrepair and I do not know how or where to start to find out if I am able to even sell it in the shape it is in? Suggestions and any info, greatly appreciated.<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-live-in-Anchorage-Alaska-and-have-a-very-run-down-house-that-I-would-like-to-sell-How-to-start/549609/ 2014-07-14T16:32:00Z What to do to sell very run down house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-to-do-to-sell-very-run-down-house/549612/ Sight impaired low income senior, looking to get info on where to start to find out if it is possible to even sell a very rundown home? Need as much info as I can get. I don't know where to start!<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-to-do-to-sell-very-run-down-house/549612/ 2014-07-14T16:38:00Z Can I get an FHA loan with no or small down on a $365,000 Triplex. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-an-FHA-loan-with-no-or-small-down-on-a-365-000-Triplex/545975/ Can I get an FHA loan with no or small down on a $365,000 Triplex.<br/>I have 700 credit and $77k income.<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-an-FHA-loan-with-no-or-small-down-on-a-365-000-Triplex/545975/ 2014-06-18T02:26:00Z Can we contact seller directly? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-contact-seller-directly/426877/ Husband and I (both military) have been under contract on a home for the better part of a month and are at a stalemate. There is serious miscommunication between our buyer's agent and the seller's agent. We are in the last round of negotiations before we lock in our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage-rates/">mortgage</a> and order the VA appraisal. Our agent has complained from day one that the seller's agent is "incompetent" and very difficult to get a hold of. When our agent does speak with her, she is emotional and evasive. We don't believe she is communicating with the seller because key information is not being relayed and she never seems to have real answers to simple questions we ask. Currently our seller is "very upset" that we are going to closing later than anticipated. The reason for this is that we have held back on locking in the mortgage because we have not come to an agreement about necessary (yet minimal) repairs we believe the VA is going to find. We have made this very clear to seller's agent, hoping it would serve as a motivator for communication to improve.<br/><br/>Today we had our agent ask the seller's agent if it would be possible for us to speak with the seller directly to smooth over the relationship and get us all comfortable with the deal. Seller's agent quickly replied, "I don't think it would be a good idea because she [the seller] is very upset right now." We don't understand. Isn't now a perfect time to have a chat? Also, every day we wait is another day that closing gets pushed back. Our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/lenders/">lender</a> takes a minimum of 40 days to close from the "lock in" date!<br/><br/>All we'd like to do is write the seller a warm-hearted email without any demands, provide some clarity to some issues we believe have been misunderstood, and further emphasize how much we love her home and intend to buy it. Is it a good idea to do this? We are worried we are going to lose the home if we can't work things out with the seller as soon as possible. Please help!<br \><br \>10 replies Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-contact-seller-directly/426877/ 2011-12-28T09:15:00Z (Moved): How do I get you to correct wildly inaccurate information on my listed property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-How-do-I-get-you-to-correct-wildly-inaccurate-information-on-my-listed-property/537856/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-you-to-correct-wildly-inaccurate-information-on-my-listed-property/537289/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-you-to-correct-wildly-inaccurate-information-on-my-listed-property/537289/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-How-do-I-get-you-to-correct-wildly-inaccurate-information-on-my-listed-property/537856/ 2014-04-24T21:06:00Z How do I get you to correct wildly inaccurate information on my listed property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-you-to-correct-wildly-inaccurate-information-on-my-listed-property/537289/ You list 5025 and 5023 E. Northern Lights, Anchorage Alaska with estimated rents of $1,683. &nbsp;Actual rents for the last two years are $1.350 for 5025 and $1099 for 5023. &nbsp;<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-you-to-correct-wildly-inaccurate-information-on-my-listed-property/537289/ 2014-04-21T04:44:00Z Will FHA lioan in a condo unit with no tub. I want to change to walkin shower. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-FHA-lioan-in-a-condo-unit-with-no-tub-I-want-to-change-to-walkin-shower/528000/ 1 reply Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-FHA-lioan-in-a-condo-unit-with-no-tub-I-want-to-change-to-walkin-shower/528000/ 2014-02-10T23:54:00Z My husbands score is 680 mine is 590. Can we purchase now? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husbands-score-is-680-mine-is-590-Can-we-purchase-now/531944/ We really want to quit renting and have our own place. Found a couple fixer-upper houses and even some decent ones. He's Alaska Native and I know they have a HUD program where we only have to put 3.5% down. The bank we went to insists on a minimum 620 for me. But my credit score keeps fluctuating since I had bills hit I forgot about (hospital). It's frustrating. When I could have qualified they couldn't run it at that time because it had t been 90 days. Our lease is up end of May and I really want a place to call our own... I have seen other states where people can buy with as low as 580 mines between 580 and 600. We live in Alaska... Help???<br \><br \>13 replies Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husbands-score-is-680-mine-is-590-Can-we-purchase-now/531944/ 2014-03-12T02:29:00Z 580 FICO - HUD 184 lenders - first time buyer - Alaska - can anyone help? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/580-FICO-HUD-184-lenders-first-time-buyer-Alaska-can-anyone-help/535861/ I am tired of getting the run around. DO I NEED a 620 or better score to get approved for a HUD 184 (Alaska Native/Native American) Loan?????????&nbsp;<br/>If I do - are there other programs for first time buyers, his should be about 640 while mine is somewhere in the vicinity of 580??<br/>&nbsp;<br/>I know I had to have improved my 577 FICO but not sure by how much, since I pull my reports and scores on all three bureaus. And with each, I pull all three scores. I understand that what I see isn't what the lenders see.<br/><br/><br/>CAN ANYONE HELP US GET A FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS LOAN?<br/>I know that there are lenders across different states that work with the HUD 184 loans, but I thought maybe someone on here could help refer us faster than it would be to wake up at the crack of dawn Alaska time to reach out to all of them to see what scores I would need with them. (waiting on calls back and all of that, and personally I don't want people calling me EARLY in the morning my time returning my calls, I would be pretty annoyed)<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/580-FICO-HUD-184-lenders-first-time-buyer-Alaska-can-anyone-help/535861/ 2014-04-10T01:40:00Z we have received phone calls from te person who says he is the owner Alex and Dixke Watrea. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/we-have-received-phone-calls-from-te-person-who-says-he-is-the-owner-Alex-and-Dixke-Watrea/536332/ <p>The property is available now and they asked that we send a wire transfer for first month rent.&nbsp; VIA wire transfer before we look at the property.&nbsp; I do believe this may be a scam&nbsp; Can you help us.&nbsp; We are a military family relocating to Alaska at the end of May<br/>\<br/></p><br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/we-have-received-phone-calls-from-te-person-who-says-he-is-the-owner-Alex-and-Dixke-Watrea/536332/ 2014-04-14T01:48:00Z dealing with agents, http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/dealing-with-agents/529898/ My wife and I haven't quite started looking seriously, but we are kinda touring areas around town to get a feel for what we like, and where we might consider.&nbsp;&nbsp; That way we can kinda sorta get a sense of the area, ie noise, traffic, schools, the whole bit. Recently we went into a few open houses to kind of gauge what our money would get us.<br/><br/>Our issue is each and every one of the agents we ran into at the open houses kept trying to push us into using their services.&nbsp;&nbsp; The thing is we are not at the point we are looking to buy right now our lease has 6 more months left.&nbsp; I've tried explaining it to each agent, and I still get follow up emails, and phone calls, to the point where my wife and I are considering not looking at anymore places.<br/><br/>Does anyone have any decent advice as to how to deal with agents?&nbsp;We do not want to waste any agents time, but at the same token it is also very nice to go seeing potential homes.&nbsp;<br \><br \>57 replies Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/dealing-with-agents/529898/ 2014-02-25T12:41:00Z how can i quickly improve my credit score http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-quickly-improve-my-credit-score/534418/ I'm at 597. My debt is from medical bills incurred after a bankruptcy discharged in March 2009, I believe a Ch 7.<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-quickly-improve-my-credit-score/534418/ 2014-03-30T17:08:00Z How do I list my home for sale on Zillow?? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-list-my-home-for-sale-on-Zillow/533133/ 1 reply Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-list-my-home-for-sale-on-Zillow/533133/ 2014-03-20T21:03:00Z rentals in wrangell,alaska http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/rentals-in-wrangell-alaska/532721/ need a house in wrangell,alaska 1 or 2 bed room<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/rentals-in-wrangell-alaska/532721/ 2014-03-18T05:04:00Z Is it typical that the realtor does not show you the comparative market analysis that they do? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-typical-that-the-realtor-does-not-show-you-the-comparative-market-analysis-that-they-do/497817/ Before writing an offer I asked my realtor if we could see some properties that are comparable to the property we are putting an offer on.&nbsp; I had concern on the List Price which he suggested was a good price for the property.&nbsp; I was not convince and I did some research on my own the next day.&nbsp; He said he did the comparative market analysis, but he did not show us any property that was&nbsp;for sale or sold&nbsp;in the last 6 months.&nbsp; Is it typical that the agent does not show you the comparative market analysis that they do?<br \><br \>16 replies Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-typical-that-the-realtor-does-not-show-you-the-comparative-market-analysis-that-they-do/497817/ 2013-06-18T21:34:00Z I listed a house for sale and it showed up on your website and now I don't see it. What happened? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-listed-a-house-for-sale-and-it-showed-up-on-your-website-and-now-I-don%27t-see-it-What-happened/529642/ Also, I tried to post pictures on my listing, and it would not allow me to. &nbsp;Please help!!<br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 23 Feb 2014 19:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-listed-a-house-for-sale-and-it-showed-up-on-your-website-and-now-I-don%27t-see-it-What-happened/529642/ 2014-02-23T19:36:00Z