Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Laurel- MD http://www.zillow.com/advice/Laurel-MD/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate I need to speak with a lender/broker in Maryland http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-to-speak-with-a-lender-broker-in-Maryland/596945/ <p>My husband and I wanting to purchase a home-- We will be using his income/credit only because mine is trashed from a divorce.&nbsp; We would need someone who can help us with a down payment program and is familiar with the programs in the state of Maryland.</p><br/><br/><br/><br/><br \><br \>6 replies Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-to-speak-with-a-lender-broker-in-Maryland/596945/ 2015-07-23T16:25:00Z Remove house from list and Zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Remove-house-from-list-and-Zillow/596812/ Hello everyone,&nbsp;<br/><br/>Recently I bought house for my Parents like month ago. After Contacting Seller agent for removing my house from Zillow list, They did not answer my email at all.<br/><br/>Now I want to know how can I REMOVE my house from the listing on Zillow? (I&nbsp;DONT&nbsp;want any information about my newly property to be on this site list as for sale) . Also I don't have access nor I cant add the house to my listing so I can delete them.<br/><br/>Can someone help me this?<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Remove-house-from-list-and-Zillow/596812/ 2015-07-22T19:17:00Z Bently Park Prices Too High? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bently-Park-Prices-Too-High/539481/ Hi, I am looking into possibly purchasing a &nbsp;home in the Bently Park community in Laurel, MD, but I'm hesitant because the starting prices for the NV Homes are from the mid $500's to low $600's. &nbsp;A very similar neighborhood just south of the site (just south of Greencastle) is registering previous sales (according to Zillow) in the $300's and $400's with current asking prices in the mid $500's. &nbsp;I'm also concerned about the high number of foreclosures in the area (PGC specifically). &nbsp;<br/><br/>&nbsp;--Is it normal for new construction to be overpriced relative to similar neighboring communities? &nbsp;How do I know if I'd be overpaying if the local comps are $100k below the asking price here? How are so many foreclosures in the area going to impact my property value, and shouldn't that be priced in?<br/>--Does anyone know the master development plan for the area? &nbsp;It seems pretty rural to me right now. &nbsp;Are the high prices in anticipation of future development? (wholefoods, starbucks, shopping, etc., LOL). &nbsp;As you can see a part of me is hesitant about moving to the burbs!<br/><br/>This is my first home and I really don't want to start off being underwater and overpaying.<br/><br/>Thanks,<br/>Dave<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 06 May 2014 12:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bently-Park-Prices-Too-High/539481/ 2014-05-06T12:56:00Z Listings of "rent to own" and "option to lease" a single family house or townhome in Laurel,Maryland http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Listings-of-rent-to-own-and-option-to-lease-a-single-family-house-or-townhome-in-Laurel-Maryland/473589/ <div>Hello,&nbsp;<br/><div>I'm looking for a single family house or townhouse 3+ bed/ 2+ bath in the price range max 1850.00 rent/lease per month in Laurel/Maryland.&nbsp;<br/><div>Please can you send me all info about what I have to do and listings.&nbsp;<br/><div>Thanks!&nbsp;<br/><div>Do you have access also to owner financing?&nbsp;<br/><div>Can you tell me more about "wrap" and "subject to".&nbsp;<br/><div>Thanks again!<br/><div>Greetings,<div>Udo</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Listings-of-rent-to-own-and-option-to-lease-a-single-family-house-or-townhome-in-Laurel-Maryland/473589/ 2013-01-08T16:01:00Z First Time Buyer http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-Time-Buyer/564533/ <div>Hello,<br/><div>Sorry if my question appears twice here, but I think my first attempt to post it has miserably failed.<br/><div>Here's my situation.<br/><div>Currently, I work and rent in NYC. My job allows me to telecommute 90-95% of the time (basically, I'm only required to be in the NYC area when I have meetings with clients that don't happen that often &ndash; so, I'm all good here).<br/><div>My current salary is on the lower side &ndash; I make about $37K/year.<br/><div>My current rent is $1,000/month with additional $200-250/month in utilities.&nbsp;<br/><div>I've been looking to move to the Laurel, MD area due to its convenient location.<br/><div>According to the Zillow home affordability calculator (which I do realize only gives you the very rough estimates) I could qualify for a loan of up to $120K. However, I've been thinking to purchase a 1- or a 2-bedroom condo instead as occasionally I run into the listings that seem rather affordable (from the monthly payments stand point).&nbsp;<br/><div>I have some money set aside (not a lot).<div>My credit score is perfect.&nbsp;<br/><div>So, taking into the consideration all the above, I have several questions:<br/><div>1. Do you think it makes sense to buy a condo in my situation?<div>2. Do you think it will be possible for me to purchase a condo in MD while currently residing in NYC?<div>3. And the most important question: where should I start?<br/><div>I'm new to this, so any help is highly appreciated.<br/><div>Thank you in advance.<div>K</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-Time-Buyer/564533/ 2014-10-28T03:23:00Z Should I go for a FHA loan? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-go-for-a-FHA-loan/559181/ Discard.<br \><br \>4 replies Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-go-for-a-FHA-loan/559181/ 2014-09-14T00:51:00Z POSTLETS - HELP http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/POSTLETS-HELP/402706/ I need your help, I have been trying to get a POSTLETS response for my activation.&nbsp; I cant activate the account because neither of the recommendations are working properly.&nbsp; Please advise on how can i start using my POSTLETS free account.&nbsp; <br/>THANKS!<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 11 Jun 2011 07:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/POSTLETS-HELP/402706/ 2011-06-11T07:34:00Z Should i move my mortgage from my credit union to a less reputable, private firm to lower my rate? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-i-move-my-mortgage-from-my-credit-union-to-a-less-reputable-private-firm-to-lower-my-rate/375327/ 12 replies Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-i-move-my-mortgage-from-my-credit-union-to-a-less-reputable-private-firm-to-lower-my-rate/375327/ 2010-11-17T18:56:00Z why are searches lacking a filter for number of levels? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-are-searches-lacking-a-filter-for-number-of-levels/531587/ I specifically want only one level and there is no search filter for that criteria.<br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-are-searches-lacking-a-filter-for-number-of-levels/531587/ 2014-03-09T17:09:00Z Will the value of homes near the new mall go up? If so when? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-the-value-of-homes-near-the-new-mall-go-up-If-so-when/530023/ Will the value of homes near the new mall go up? If so when?<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 26 Feb 2014 04:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-the-value-of-homes-near-the-new-mall-go-up-If-so-when/530023/ 2014-02-26T04:02:00Z CAN LOW CREDIT SCORE BUY HOME http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/CAN-LOW-CREDIT-SCORE-BUY-HOME/528289/ I HAVE LOW CREDIT SCORE 500-550 CAN I GOT A MORTGAGE LOAN&nbsp;<br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/CAN-LOW-CREDIT-SCORE-BUY-HOME/528289/ 2014-02-13T03:07:00Z Property Manager http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Property-Manager/523810/ Looking for a solid, reliable property manager who has a decent timeline of experience, communicates effectively, and knows how to handle crisis well. Any recommendations in my area?<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 09 Jan 2014 03:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Property-Manager/523810/ 2014-01-09T03:45:00Z What if I back out? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-if-I-back-out/520313/ Contract with national builder for a new build.&nbsp; Contract is contingent upon us selling our current home...To that end, we have put our house on the market.&nbsp; Credit is a little "iffy" and it looks like their in house lender will not finance us.&nbsp; I do have tentative approval from another lender. &nbsp; My question is this...because of the financing issues, this looks like it may become a real hassle.&nbsp; What are the chances that if we walk away we will get our $12,500 deposit back?<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 28 Nov 2013 04:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-if-I-back-out/520313/ 2013-11-28T04:50:00Z Can parents gift money from overseas without declaring for downpayment? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-parents-gift-money-from-overseas-without-declaring-for-downpayment/518113/ I am in the process of purchasing my first home.&nbsp; My parents live in another country and would like to gift us a significant amount of money for our down payment.&nbsp; How does this work? Is there a way to transfer the money and not incur penalties and such?<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-parents-gift-money-from-overseas-without-declaring-for-downpayment/518113/ 2013-11-06T14:32:00Z how can I own a home? I am starting with nothing so I know I can not get a loan. WHERE DO I START? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-own-a-home-I-am-starting-with-nothing-so-I-know-I-can-not-get-a-loan-WHERE-DO-I-START/517136/ 7 replies Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-own-a-home-I-am-starting-with-nothing-so-I-know-I-can-not-get-a-loan-WHERE-DO-I-START/517136/ 2013-10-29T13:39:00Z Pics are straight up on my computer but on their side when I upload them. How can I rotate them? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Pics-are-straight-up-on-my-computer-but-on-their-side-when-I-upload-them-How-can-I-rotate-them/513460/ Pics are straight up on my computer but on their side when I upload them. How can I rotate them?<br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 29 Sep 2013 21:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Pics-are-straight-up-on-my-computer-but-on-their-side-when-I-upload-them-How-can-I-rotate-them/513460/ 2013-09-29T21:54:00Z How would one go about renting a foreclosed property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-would-one-go-about-renting-a-foreclosed-property/501658/ I have seen a few homes in the area I presently live in that are being foreclosed on or the process has already been completed and the house is just sitting there. Would banks rent out the homes? If so how would one go about starting and completing this process?<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 13 Jul 2013 04:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-would-one-go-about-renting-a-foreclosed-property/501658/ 2013-07-13T04:33:00Z My Score is below 550. Can I get a house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-Score-is-below-550-Can-I-get-a-house/501019/ My credit score is below 550, but I am veteran and I do qualify for the VA Home Loan Guaranty. My wife is due with our first child in September. I have good steady income working for the federal government. And after the baby is born my wife will be finishing up her background investigation to become a 911 operator. Can I get approved for a house before my wife gives birth or very, very shortly after?<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 09 Jul 2013 18:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-Score-is-below-550-Can-I-get-a-house/501019/ 2013-07-09T18:04:00Z I can't find the page to request anonymous quotes. How do I find it&gt; http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-can%27t-find-the-page-to-request-anonymous-quotes-How-do-I-find-it-gt/497784/ 2 replies Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-can%27t-find-the-page-to-request-anonymous-quotes-How-do-I-find-it-gt/497784/ 2013-06-18T18:48:00Z Our credit is great but our loan is non Freddie/Fannie, what refi options do we have, if any? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Our-credit-is-great-but-our-loan-is-non-Freddie-Fannie-what-refi-options-do-we-have-if-any/488413/ We're upside down on our mortgage and desperately need to refinance to lower our rate. Our current rate is at 5.5% which at the time was low, but its high now in comparison to what's being offered. We have great credit, but our bank is unwilling to refi with us. Can we just find another lender and opt to have our loan transfered or do we HAVE to obtain permission from our current bank lender to change loans? Any insight you have would be helpful.<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Our-credit-is-great-but-our-loan-is-non-Freddie-Fannie-what-refi-options-do-we-have-if-any/488413/ 2013-04-17T18:20:00Z