Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,OH http://www.zillow.com/advice/OH/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Why is the home value so low with all updates and sales in the area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-the-home-value-so-low-with-all-updates-and-sales-in-the-area/589114/ Homes in Canal Fulton, Ohio have a great sales value. Your Current values are NOT accurate in any way shape or for with comparable homes.<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 30 May 2015 19:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-the-home-value-so-low-with-all-updates-and-sales-in-the-area/589114/ 2015-05-30T19:58:00Z Apraisal sq ft differs from when I purchased the the house and all comparables in the neighborhood http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Apraisal-sq-ft-differs-from-when-I-purchased-the-the-house-and-all-comparables-in-the-neighborhood/589020/ We purchased our bi level (it is a unique bi level compared to most) home 6 years ago and it was appraised at 1984 sq ft. We are selling it and the new apraisal only listed it has 1200 sq ft. There are several other house that are built just like mine and have all sold as 1984 sq ft. This loss of sq ft brings out apraisal in lower than our original purchase price even with it being remodeled and many improvements. Does this make any sense?<br \><br \>5 replies Sat, 30 May 2015 05:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Apraisal-sq-ft-differs-from-when-I-purchased-the-the-house-and-all-comparables-in-the-neighborhood/589020/ 2015-05-30T05:30:00Z I have an active listing . . .why does your site list is as "not on market" ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-an-active-listing-why-does-your-site-list-is-as-not-on-market/589321/ Address is 781 Thorndale, Akron, OH &nbsp;<br/>Price is $109,900&nbsp;<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-an-active-listing-why-does-your-site-list-is-as-not-on-market/589321/ 2015-06-01T16:14:00Z How do I determine how much rent is fair for my property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-determine-how-much-rent-is-fair-for-my-property/589329/ 1 reply Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-determine-how-much-rent-is-fair-for-my-property/589329/ 2015-06-01T17:42:00Z How do I deal with offers on a FSBO? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-deal-with-offers-on-a-FSBO/589004/ My condo was listed for 6 months with an agent and did not receive any offers. I temporarily listed it FSBO to keep it on zillow, and listed it on Craigslist. It is the fillets week and I have 2 buyers interested in making an offer, but I wasn't expecting this, nor was I prepared to handle these details. At this point I am considering offering a flat rate commission for a realtor to handle the paperwork. Is this the best move for me, and if so, what is a reasonable offer for the realtor?<br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 30 May 2015 01:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-deal-with-offers-on-a-FSBO/589004/ 2015-05-30T01:19:00Z my home is presently for sale and doesn't show up on zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-home-is-presently-for-sale-and-doesn%27t-show-up-on-zillow/589190/ 4449 Lynn Rd Ravenna ,Ohio 44266<br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 31 May 2015 16:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-home-is-presently-for-sale-and-doesn%27t-show-up-on-zillow/589190/ 2015-05-31T16:07:00Z Please Help!!! How can I work around not having proof of down payment for home besides contract? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Please-Help-How-can-I-work-around-not-having-proof-of-down-payment-for-home-besides-contract/588928/ Almost 6 years ago I signed a land contract to buy a home. I was young and naive and didnt know much about credit nor did I have the funds to purchase at the time. So here I am almost 6 years later much more responsible and credit is up and received a Pre-Qual for the home. My issue is that the only proof of my $8000 down payment is the contract. On the contract it states the 2 dates that I made the down payment, $4000 each. I changed banks shortly after and now I am not able to get the statements because the bank does not have the information from then which was in 2009. I would go through the landlord for the proof but he has the same issue with changing banks. I have paid my rent on time every month for the past 5 1/2 years and have bank statements to prove that, besides the first couple months with the other bank. Now I am stuck and dont know what to do. I dont want to lose my $8000 that I put down and the 5 1/2 years of paying rent. If anyone can help with suggestions or has had a situations similar please help. I'm stuck :(&nbsp;<br \><br \>10 replies Fri, 29 May 2015 12:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Please-Help-How-can-I-work-around-not-having-proof-of-down-payment-for-home-besides-contract/588928/ 2015-05-29T12:59:00Z My roof is in need of having the shingles replaced. There is no leaks. Im wanting to sell my home. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-roof-is-in-need-of-having-the-shingles-replaced-There-is-no-leaks-Im-wanting-to-sell-my-home/492017/ Am I required to replace the shingles before selling?<br \><br \>10 replies Mon, 13 May 2013 02:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-roof-is-in-need-of-having-the-shingles-replaced-There-is-no-leaks-Im-wanting-to-sell-my-home/492017/ 2013-05-13T02:56:00Z how can I find out what my building is worth? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-find-out-what-my-building-is-worth/588889/ 2 replies Fri, 29 May 2015 04:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-find-out-what-my-building-is-worth/588889/ 2015-05-29T04:29:00Z How can we renew interest on house after being off market for 2 months before buyerfinancing failed http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-we-renew-interest-on-house-after-being-off-market-for-2-months-before-buyerfinancing-failed/588852/ 5 replies Thu, 28 May 2015 22:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-we-renew-interest-on-house-after-being-off-market-for-2-months-before-buyerfinancing-failed/588852/ 2015-05-28T22:53:00Z How do I remove a listing from Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-remove-a-listing-from-Zillow/588765/ I listed a house at 406 North Tarr St., North Baltimore Ohio &nbsp;45872 &nbsp;The house sold, and the closing was last week (sold for $50,000). &nbsp;I would like to remove the listing.<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 28 May 2015 11:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-remove-a-listing-from-Zillow/588765/ 2015-05-28T11:44:00Z can I buy a house with a 540 credit score http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-buy-a-house-with-a-540-credit-score/588634/ 5 replies Wed, 27 May 2015 16:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-buy-a-house-with-a-540-credit-score/588634/ 2015-05-27T16:22:00Z how do i list my home here? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-list-my-home-here/588514/ 2 replies Tue, 26 May 2015 17:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-list-my-home-here/588514/ 2015-05-26T17:56:00Z I cant find a portfolio lender - Cleveland Ohio http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-cant-find-a-portfolio-lender-Cleveland-Ohio/534307/ I am an investor (Single Family rental property) and I am about to max out my 10 fannie mae mortgages. I understand that lenders that do portfolio loans can go above this number because they dont sell the loans. I am having a difficult time finding these lenders - I call several community banks/credit unions without any luck. Any ideas?<br \><br \>4 replies Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-cant-find-a-portfolio-lender-Cleveland-Ohio/534307/ 2014-03-29T17:12:00Z FHA loan with 580 credit http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FHA-loan-with-580-credit/588299/ I am seeking a mortgage via fha. I have a 580 equifax but some credit blemishes such as recent collections. My income is 45k and im in cincinnati ohio. Would i be eligible? Id love to findxa realtor or lender that would be able to help me. Thanks, Kevin<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 24 May 2015 23:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FHA-loan-with-580-credit/588299/ 2015-05-24T23:40:00Z How to deal with an Overpriced REO Property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-deal-with-an-Overpriced-REO-Property/586571/ Here is a link to the property in question. It isn't listed on zillow, but it is for sale at <strong>$178k</strong> as a foreclosure - (cash offer only or full 203k.)<br/>http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8304-Grey-Fox-Dr-West-Chester-OH-45069/33194998_zpid/<br/><br/>It needs about $40-$50k or more in some serious <u>necessary</u> repairs not to mention <em>at least</em> $30k in cosmetics.<br/><br/>Here are two properties in that subdivision I found that have the same floor plan, but upgraded. Both sold for $235k.<br/>http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8059-Tylers-Cir-West-Chester-OH-45069/33195052_zpid/<br/>http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8191-Squirrel-Hollow-Rdg-West-Chester-OH-45069/33192583_zpid/<br/><br/>How do you make a low-ball offer to the bank and what would be the best strategy to do so? I know its not like dealing with a traditional seller who you could possibly reason with. I don't think I would want to go through all the trouble to break even price-wise so I'd also want a good deal. (I have done 203k's before.)<br/><br/>I know I could always put a low offer in and just get rejected, but what would be some good strategies to possibly get it accepted?<br \><br \>10 replies Tue, 12 May 2015 17:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-deal-with-an-Overpriced-REO-Property/586571/ 2015-05-12T17:29:00Z Portoflio loan? Self Employed HUD Home. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Portoflio-loan-Self-Employed-HUD-Home/588087/ I am purchasing a HUD home with no utility activation possible. Electric supply is cut and the water wont pressure test.<br/><br/>I have 1 year and 4 months of self employment. 2013 taxes are W2 and 2014 show a self employment income of $45k.<br/><br/>We have $0 in debt and a credit score of 750+ with about $25k in cash assets available.<br/><br/>Fannie Mae lenders will not approve us because of less than 2 years self employment. Freddie Mac wont approve because of utilities not being activated.<br/><br/>I have a portfolio loan approval at 20% down and $1500 escrow deposit per utility. However, I cannot spend the 20% down because I need other cash to complete other work on the house.<br/><br/>Do you have any advice on a loan product or lender?<br/><br/><br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 22 May 2015 21:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Portoflio-loan-Self-Employed-HUD-Home/588087/ 2015-05-22T21:41:00Z how do Ilist my condo? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-Ilist-my-condo/587905/ 4 replies Thu, 21 May 2015 17:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-Ilist-my-condo/587905/ 2015-05-21T17:09:00Z Do you need to be pre-qualified for a loan before a realtor will show you a home that is listed? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-need-to-be-pre-qualified-for-a-loan-before-a-realtor-will-show-you-a-home-that-is-listed/484532/ 40 replies Sun, 24 Mar 2013 21:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-need-to-be-pre-qualified-for-a-loan-before-a-realtor-will-show-you-a-home-that-is-listed/484532/ 2013-03-24T21:20:00Z Hello , Planning to buy a house near polaris area , Before i buy have a question . http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hello-Planning-to-buy-a-house-near-polaris-area-Before-i-buy-have-a-question/585907/ What is best time to buy a house ? And best growth rate what is approximate range for 3 bed 2 1/2 bath home.<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 07 May 2015 14:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hello-Planning-to-buy-a-house-near-polaris-area-Before-i-buy-have-a-question/585907/ 2015-05-07T14:10:00Z