Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Milpitas- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Milpitas-CA/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Appraisal came lower than offer price by around 20k- What next ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Appraisal-came-lower-than-offer-price-by-around-20k-What-next/539595/ My initial lending company was a large Financial org and the appraisal that they arranged for did not appraise it to the offer price. Agent recommends going through a Mortgage broker from a Mortgage company, who I am told will get Appraisal done from a group which is much more familiar about the local market and has every chance of appraisal coming in @ offer price. Please advice &nbsp;<br \><br \>12 replies Tue, 06 May 2014 23:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Appraisal-came-lower-than-offer-price-by-around-20k-What-next/539595/ 2014-05-06T23:51:00Z How to remove house interior pictures from ZILLOW.COM http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-remove-house-interior-pictures-from-ZILLOW-COM/463866/ Dear Zillow (User Relations Manager)<br/><br/>How do get house interior pictures from ZILLOW.COM? <br/>Those are too old, there are modifications and also it is impacting<br/>privacy.<br/><br/>Thank you<br/>Home Owner in East Bay, CA<br \><br \>9 replies Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-remove-house-interior-pictures-from-ZILLOW-COM/463866/ 2012-10-12T23:50:00Z What is included if you rent a house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-included-if-you-rent-a-house/520482/ We will be moving from Sweden to San Jose and are looking for a house to rent, but are not sure what is included in the rent, for example electricity, water, cable TV etc...<br \><br \>4 replies Sun, 01 Dec 2013 10:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-included-if-you-rent-a-house/520482/ 2013-12-01T10:26:00Z Agent Comissions http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agent-Comissions/508039/ I'm selling my house and my agent will take 2 1/2%. She is also saying that because it will be listed on MLS, I will have to pay another agent another 2 1/2%. My question is why can't my agent just sell the house?<br \><br \>9 replies Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agent-Comissions/508039/ 2013-08-22T00:03:00Z I am debating between whether to go ahead and buy a condo in Harmony (buildingby DR Horton)-Milpitas http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-debating-between-whether-to-go-ahead-and-buy-a-condo-in-Harmony-buildingby-DR-Horton-Milpitas/502710/ right infront of Great Mall<br/>price 571K 3bed 2 bath,den-1456sqft. Most sqft is on the top floor except the den which is beside the 2 car tandem garage in the lower floor. Living room is a bit small. There is a railway track right beside the property and from the bedroom patio of this condo i can see the railway track. School is Zanker elementary(8 rating/880). And there is lot of new construction around this area (mainly townhouses) and BART coming just few blocks away in 2018 for public use is proposed as-well. I want to ideally move out of this house in 5years or so; if i can afford one in a good school district (depends on house prices around that time right; who can time it). Concerns:<br/>1. whether selling be a problem with the railway track(when i asked folks who live around Main street they said this is a <br/>freight train track which only comes about twice a day and do not make that much of a noise) right beside it after a few years <br/>2. And interest rates going up next year <br/>3. and may be house prices going up<br \><br \>0 replies Sat, 20 Jul 2013 01:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-debating-between-whether-to-go-ahead-and-buy-a-condo-in-Harmony-buildingby-DR-Horton-Milpitas/502710/ 2013-07-20T01:08:00Z Neighborhood near Milpitas town center (Shapell townhomes) http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Neighborhood-near-Milpitas-town-center-Shapell-townhomes/500675/ We are considering buying a property here (1997 built townhomes), asking price over 700k, with abt $490/sf. Below are my Qs:&nbsp;<br/>1. Is it worth the asking price &amp; does that leave any room for future appreciation (plan to live here for atleast 5-8 yrs)? The highest I have seen them go (from what I can online) is abt $695k during peak of 2007.&nbsp;<br/>2. How safe is the neighborhood?&nbsp;<br/>3. Any positive/negative impact of upcoming BART and new planned residential constructions near Montague/McCandless?&nbsp;<br/>4. How is Shapell homes quality/reputation as a builder?&nbsp;<br/>5. There are some power lines (not sure, if they are high frequency) running right behind the homes, over Berryessa creek trail. Any health issues to consider and/or ways to check its effect?&nbsp;<br/>6. How is the traffic going towards El Camino real via S Milpitas Blvd/Montague during normal work hrs?&nbsp;<br/><br/>Any insights subjective/opinions/facts will help us greatly. Appreciate all your expert advice and comments. Thanks.<br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 07 Jul 2013 13:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Neighborhood-near-Milpitas-town-center-Shapell-townhomes/500675/ 2013-07-07T13:48:00Z What can I do to get more (or better) quotes for my loan request ZR-NTZQCFT? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-NTZQCFT/494644/ 1 reply Thu, 30 May 2013 19:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-NTZQCFT/494644/ 2013-05-30T19:14:00Z The new townhomes by DR Horton in Milpitas is priced at 735K. Is this really worth so much? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-new-townhomes-by-DR-Horton-in-Milpitas-is-priced-at-735K-Is-this-really-worth-so-much/497333/ I got this home by lottery out of 60-70 families. Should I buy or not?<br/><br/><br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-new-townhomes-by-DR-Horton-in-Milpitas-is-priced-at-735K-Is-this-really-worth-so-much/497333/ 2013-06-16T00:15:00Z Can a real estate agent advertise a home for sale if it is not on MLS yet but there is a listing agr http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-real-estate-agent-advertise-a-home-for-sale-if-it-is-not-on-MLS-yet-but-there-is-a-listing-agr/494435/ 4 replies Wed, 29 May 2013 17:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-real-estate-agent-advertise-a-home-for-sale-if-it-is-not-on-MLS-yet-but-there-is-a-listing-agr/494435/ 2013-05-29T17:55:00Z Does anyone have any feedback on Belcourt single family homes in Milpitas. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-any-feedback-on-Belcourt-single-family-homes-in-Milpitas/488860/ I am in market for single family home in bay area.<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 21 Apr 2013 05:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-any-feedback-on-Belcourt-single-family-homes-in-Milpitas/488860/ 2013-04-21T05:22:00Z My home builder installed the wrong size tile in my new home. What would be the best resolution? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-home-builder-installed-the-wrong-size-tile-in-my-new-home-What-would-be-the-best-resolution/272273/ The condo is in a new development and is just closing escrow.&nbsp; I did the walk through and noticed the tiles were not the same size I had requested.&nbsp; The agent assured me they were correct and looked different once installed.&nbsp; I signed off on the walk through, but later confirmed the size was incorrect, and I'm not pleased with the end result.&nbsp; What would be a reasonable solution?<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-home-builder-installed-the-wrong-size-tile-in-my-new-home-What-would-be-the-best-resolution/272273/ 2009-08-26T05:24:00Z For a first time buyer, how much %could be the min down payment? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-a-first-time-buyer-how-much-could-be-the-min-down-payment/463008/ 11 replies Sun, 07 Oct 2012 03:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-a-first-time-buyer-how-much-could-be-the-min-down-payment/463008/ 2012-10-07T03:13:00Z I have a First and HELOC. Can this be consolidated in to one Mortgage. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-First-and-HELOC-Can-this-be-consolidated-in-to-one-Mortgage/452687/ Is HELOC considered as cash out and therefore hard to convert back.<br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 26 Jul 2012 01:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-First-and-HELOC-Can-this-be-consolidated-in-to-one-Mortgage/452687/ 2012-07-26T01:03:00Z does a pool add to the value of your home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/does-a-pool-add-to-the-value-of-your-home/432842/ 16 replies Thu, 23 Feb 2012 23:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/does-a-pool-add-to-the-value-of-your-home/432842/ 2012-02-23T23:05:00Z Is there any reason a short-sale seller only wants cash? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-any-reason-a-short-sale-seller-only-wants-cash/400556/ We made an offer on a short-sale (10k above listing), and their real estate agent informed ours that they only want cash. Is this normal?<br \><br \>9 replies Thu, 26 May 2011 07:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-any-reason-a-short-sale-seller-only-wants-cash/400556/ 2011-05-26T07:17:00Z Color coded map by price http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Color-coded-map-by-price/431475/ Can Zillow present an area map with color codes based on the median house prices? For buyers relocating to a new area, it would be nice to quickly spot which areas in a city are within the target price range. Also such a color coded map can give investors a top down view of where affluent neighborhoods and ghettos are relatively positioned geographically. Usually only professional realtors who know their neighborhood would have such info. Zillow can make such knowledge quickly available to all laymen. As the map zooms out further, the color codes can apply to the city level, then to county level and then to state level etc.<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 10 Feb 2012 01:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Color-coded-map-by-price/431475/ 2012-02-10T01:15:00Z How to remove pictures of listings that no longer for sale. ty http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-remove-pictures-of-listings-that-no-longer-for-sale-ty/426468/ 1 reply Thu, 22 Dec 2011 07:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-remove-pictures-of-listings-that-no-longer-for-sale-ty/426468/ 2011-12-22T07:33:00Z delete a posting http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/delete-a-posting/409945/ i accidently deleted a posting and when i repost it, i was charged again?&nbsp; how can i get a refund?&nbsp; please advise<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 02 Aug 2011 02:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/delete-a-posting/409945/ 2011-08-02T02:49:00Z Should I refinance my rental property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-refinance-my-rental-property/394811/ <p>My current rate is 5.75 - 30yrs fixed. I've paid 4 yrs. My loan agent is trying to push me to do the refinance, but i'm not sure if it worths it. It'll be 5.25 - 30yrs fixed (no point no fee). Should I refinance? I may save about 170 bucks a month but will need to start from scratch again and start from 1st yr out of 30yrs. Any expert can give me some goood advice?<br/><br/>Thanks!</p><br \><br \>10 replies Tue, 12 Apr 2011 21:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-refinance-my-rental-property/394811/ 2011-04-12T21:29:00Z i want to purchase a condo in Milpitas, Ca the Hoa's deliquency rate just went up to 18%-i have 50%d http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-want-to-purchase-a-condo-in-Milpitas-Ca-the-Hoa%27s-deliquency-rate-just-went-up-to-18-i-have-50-d/392765/ <p>down payment...maybe slightly more if it would help my chances of closing!&nbsp; The Hoa is FHA approved on the HUD list but my loan is conventional anyway...does it matter what the HOA deliquency rate is for non FHA Loan w/more than 50% down??? Loan amount is only 95k!!</p><br \><br \>6 replies Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-want-to-purchase-a-condo-in-Milpitas-Ca-the-Hoa%27s-deliquency-rate-just-went-up-to-18-i-have-50-d/392765/ 2011-03-29T10:37:00Z