Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Town of Plattsburgh- NY http://www.zillow.com/advice/Town-of-Plattsburgh-NY/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate When selling, can you ask a higher price than what the house is appraised for? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-selling-can-you-ask-a-higher-price-than-what-the-house-is-appraised-for/489631/ 13 replies Fri, 26 Apr 2013 02:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-selling-can-you-ask-a-higher-price-than-what-the-house-is-appraised-for/489631/ 2013-04-26T02:43:00Z Buying House from Parents http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-House-from-Parents/523164/ We have heard of two ways to buy our parents house. It is appraised at 237k and we are buying for 200k.&nbsp; And they don't owe anything on the house.<br/><br/>Option 1, buy it just like we would from another person, pay closing costs etc. The only difference would be my parents would provide a gift of equity for our down payment. <br/><br/>Option 2 Add our names to their Deed, take their name off the deed, then get a 30 year home equity loan for 200k and give them a check for 200k.<br/><br/>I know in option 1 we will have to report that gift of equity on taxes but won't hit our life limit we are allowed to receive. <br/><br/>What about option 2?<br \><br \>5 replies Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-House-from-Parents/523164/ 2014-01-03T14:20:00Z Is there a way to search for specific housing types? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-way-to-search-for-specific-housing-types/483109/ I want to find a property that has a fully equipped separate mother in law residence.&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-way-to-search-for-specific-housing-types/483109/ 2013-03-15T17:13:00Z Driveway easement issue http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Driveway-easement-issue/426880/ <p>We are currently trying to close on our first house and right now the lack of a driveway easement is holding us up.&nbsp; According to the surveys and lawyers for sellers and us are in agreement that the driveway is on the deed.&nbsp; Is it common for a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/lenders/">lender</a> to require an easement for the driveway, when we would already have right of access?&nbsp; Is there any reason that the neihbors wouldn't sign such a document ensuring they have access?&nbsp; They are currently dragging their feet for some reason.</p><br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Driveway-easement-issue/426880/ 2011-12-28T12:00:00Z Selling/Buying a house http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-Buying-a-house/397131/ If we were to sell our house at $170,000 and owe $150,000 on it, would we be able to get a loan for a home priced about $120,000 with credit score about 520 and involved in debt management? Both are employed full-time with over 2 yrs at employers.<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 30 Apr 2011 16:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-Buying-a-house/397131/ 2011-04-30T16:41:00Z do you do homes for sale by owner? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/do-you-do-homes-for-sale-by-owner/380260/ 2 replies Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/do-you-do-homes-for-sale-by-owner/380260/ 2011-01-10T22:33:00Z what is the value of similar homes on this side of street? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-value-of-similar-homes-on-this-side-of-street/340522/ 0 replies Sat, 03 Apr 2010 19:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-value-of-similar-homes-on-this-side-of-street/340522/ 2010-04-03T19:16:00Z I have recently seen this house was on the market, I was wondering if it was still available? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-recently-seen-this-house-was-on-the-market-I-was-wondering-if-it-was-still-available/332376/ 0 replies Tue, 09 Mar 2010 19:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-recently-seen-this-house-was-on-the-market-I-was-wondering-if-it-was-still-available/332376/ 2010-03-09T19:43:00Z I signed up last night but cannot log in so had to make new account. How can I claim my house now? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-signed-up-last-night-but-cannot-log-in-so-had-to-make-new-account-How-can-I-claim-my-house-now/317617/ This is my house.&nbsp; I uploaded it last night.&nbsp; Now, I cannot claim it because I must have made a typo when I signed up my email.&nbsp; I cannot log in, so had to make a new account as Zillow didn't recognize either of my email addresses.&nbsp; I have no clue how to now claim my house under my new account.&nbsp; Please help!<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 23 Jan 2010 13:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-signed-up-last-night-but-cannot-log-in-so-had-to-make-new-account-How-can-I-claim-my-house-now/317617/ 2010-01-23T13:33:00Z Interested in first time home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Interested-in-first-time-home/309025/ I would be a&nbsp;first time home buyer but owe on credit cards is there a type of <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage/">loan</a> to combine everything together?<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 25 Dec 2009 22:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Interested-in-first-time-home/309025/ 2009-12-25T22:21:00Z How much are the taxes? Doesn't this home have a lake view? Are there any better pictures? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-are-the-taxes-Doesn%27t-this-home-have-a-lake-view-Are-there-any-better-pictures/298481/ 0 replies Mon, 16 Nov 2009 16:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-are-the-taxes-Doesn%27t-this-home-have-a-lake-view-Are-there-any-better-pictures/298481/ 2009-11-16T16:42:00Z What are the annual property taxes for this home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-annual-property-taxes-for-this-home/269686/ 1 reply Wed, 19 Aug 2009 14:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-annual-property-taxes-for-this-home/269686/ 2009-08-19T14:18:00Z 167 Broad St., Plattsburgh.. has many errors that I can't change.. it has not sold since 1985... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/167-Broad-St-Plattsburgh-has-many-errors-that-I-can%27t-change-it-has-not-sold-since-1985/252232/ Many errors by Zillow in 167 Broad St. Plattsburgh listing.. I have been upstairs in the bathroom and two bedrooms plus in the basement... this is shown as One Story... floors are Hardwood and Carpet... How do I contact Zillow to change this and other information that is not correct.... I did list as representative as owner and still can't correct the errors... CALL ME<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 02 Jul 2009 19:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/167-Broad-St-Plattsburgh-has-many-errors-that-I-can%27t-change-it-has-not-sold-since-1985/252232/ 2009-07-02T19:47:00Z 167 Broad Street, Plattsburgh N.Y. shows it sold in 2003. way false.. house hasn't sold since 1985.. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/167-Broad-Street-Plattsburgh-N-Y-shows-it-sold-in-2003-way-false-house-hasn%27t-sold-since-1985/251591/ How do I correct this error.....<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 01 Jul 2009 00:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/167-Broad-Street-Plattsburgh-N-Y-shows-it-sold-in-2003-way-false-house-hasn%27t-sold-since-1985/251591/ 2009-07-01T00:09:00Z most recent sale date - 4 flaglar drive plattsburgh ny 12901 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/most-recent-sale-date-4-flaglar-drive-plattsburgh-ny-12901/157483/ I am the current owner of this home and the LAST time this house SOLD was in FEBRUARY 1988 (when I purchased it) for $175K. Please correct your inaccuracies, as I have no idea where you got your information from!!<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 11 Sep 2008 00:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/most-recent-sale-date-4-flaglar-drive-plattsburgh-ny-12901/157483/ 2008-09-11T00:36:00Z Quality of water in Chanplain, NY? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Quality-of-water-in-Chanplain-NY/234621/ I am moving to Champlain, NY and just heard that the water quality is awful and not even drinkable. Can anyone tell me if this is true, and if so, how do all the people who live there deal with this? I can buy bottled drinking water if necessary but how about washing your dishes and showering, ect?<br/>Thanks in advance!<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 13 May 2009 22:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Quality-of-water-in-Chanplain-NY/234621/ 2009-05-13T22:19:00Z Sales History? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sales-History/170521/ You have listed in the Sales History that my house was sold in 2004 for $120,000 which is not true. We purchased this residence at 21 Melody Lane on 12/29/2000 for $145,000. Would you please remove this from my data listing. thank you.<br/>Stephen Flatt<br/>21 Melody Lane<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 19 Nov 2008 01:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sales-History/170521/ 2008-11-19T01:00:00Z value change http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/value-change/115582/ The 30-day change for this home is $-6,000. I wonder how is this calculated? Is it accurate?<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 04 Mar 2008 00:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/value-change/115582/ 2008-03-04T00:26:00Z