Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Woodland Hills- Los Angeles- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Woodland-Hills-Los-Angeles-CA/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Counter Contingency -- what does it mean? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Counter-Contingency-what-does-it-mean/543647/ After putting in an offer on a condo, we got a counter offer but what does it mean? Is it common?<br/><br/>1. Home warranty not to exceed $400<br/>2. Buyer initial deposit shall be submitted into escrow within 1 business day of acceptance.<br/><br/>&nbsp;Thanks in advance.<br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 02 Jun 2014 06:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Counter-Contingency-what-does-it-mean/543647/ 2014-06-02T06:43:00Z Buyer looking for a broker who'll refund partial commission http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyer-looking-for-a-broker-who%27ll-refund-partial-commission/541358/ I'm a buyer looking for a property in Woodland Hills and adjacent areas in the $380,000-460,000 range. I'm already preapproved.&nbsp;<br/>I'm looking for a broker/realtor who'll refund at least half the commission.<br/>I will do most of the leg work.<br/>What I'll need from you is:<br/>Get me access codes so I can see properties (I'll email you a list once or twice a week).<br/>Write up offers and assist with closing.<br/>I don't anticipate submitting a lot of offers.<br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>17 replies Sun, 18 May 2014 20:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyer-looking-for-a-broker-who%27ll-refund-partial-commission/541358/ 2014-05-18T20:31:00Z Why is the value of one home less than the next door neighbors? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-the-value-of-one-home-less-than-the-next-door-neighbors/351396/ The home in question is 21814 Ladera Lane, Woodland Hills, CA 91364 and the neighboring home&nbsp; is 21818 Ladera Ln. WH, CA 91364.&nbsp; 21814&nbsp;has more square footage,&nbsp;5 bedrooms instead of 4,&nbsp;swimming pool and raised spa, and&nbsp;3 car garage instead of 2.&nbsp; Thank&nbsp; you.<br/>Ross<br \><br \>11 replies Tue, 25 May 2010 05:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-the-value-of-one-home-less-than-the-next-door-neighbors/351396/ 2010-05-25T05:42:00Z Is this listing a scam? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-listing-a-scam/549662/ <p>4410 Pampas Rd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364</p>4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2,786 sqft <div class="estimates"><div class=" status-icon-row home-summary-row">For Rent </div><div class="main-row home-summary-row">$1,200/mo</div><div class=" home-summary-row">Rent Zestimate&reg;: $3,508/mo</div></div><br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-listing-a-scam/549662/ 2014-07-14T22:07:00Z Looking for a 10% downpayment JUMBO loan http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-10-downpayment-JUMBO-loan/544438/ My wife and I have identified a property in Woodland Hills for $1.06 million. Looking for a product that would allow me to minimize my downpayment and not pay a PMI. My yearly income is $175K. Seller is motivated. I have one lender offering a 3.25% 7-1 arm. But my total qualification is $907K. Hoping to increase this amount to lower my downpayment.<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-10-downpayment-JUMBO-loan/544438/ 2014-06-06T23:59:00Z Can you work part time in Real Estate? Just passed the state exam http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-work-part-time-in-Real-Estate-Just-passed-the-state-exam/490683/ 38 replies Fri, 03 May 2013 16:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-work-part-time-in-Real-Estate-Just-passed-the-state-exam/490683/ 2013-05-03T16:13:00Z Do owners look at other factors that credit when renting a short sale house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-owners-look-at-other-factors-that-credit-when-renting-a-short-sale-house/536175/ Hi,&nbsp;<br/>This is my first time on Zillow, I have looked at the site from time to time when my wife pulls me in to look at a dream house. &nbsp; I recently had a family business that we are quick selling appraised at $399,000 by a broker. A combination of the the appraisal/ refusal to sell to an old partner/ strict 2 day late policy no exceptions at our apartment complex has put my family in a bind. &nbsp;<br/>We need to locate a house in Woodland Hills or surrounding area that we can quickly rent, with possibly the option to purchase after the sale of one of our companies and escrow of those funds. &nbsp;We don't have great credit, yet!&nbsp;<br/>But we do have our appraisal, buyers and another popular tech startup for High School athletes that is being funded this Summer 2014.&nbsp;<br/><br/>We need to ask the question,&nbsp;<br/>Do owners of houses in distress or "short sale" other than current credit?&nbsp;<br/>Are they willing to have an Honest conversation with business owners?&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-owners-look-at-other-factors-that-credit-when-renting-a-short-sale-house/536175/ 2014-04-12T18:01:00Z How much would a standard roof cost on a one story 3200sq ft house cost on average? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ 11 replies Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ 2013-02-12T23:44:00Z My landlord of 3 years wants to sell me his house. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-landlord-of-3-years-wants-to-sell-me-his-house/510831/ Me or my wife's credit exceeds the 625 fica score.&nbsp; The landlord wants to sell because it needs a lot of work (built in the 60's).&nbsp; My family and I are happy here, but we know that the bank would not loan us the money.&nbsp; My landlord and I spoke 3 days ago, and wanted to know if there is an option to transfer the mortgage, or just keep paying him.&nbsp; A down payment wasn't discussed, but I assume he would want one.&nbsp; We make more than enough money to buy a home and still have plenty of disposable income, but that apparently does not matter to the banks.&nbsp;&nbsp; What are some steps that we can take to make this happen asap?&nbsp; We've been wanting to buy a house for 2 years now.&nbsp; Any help is much appreciated.&nbsp; Thanks!<br/><br/>-Jesse-<br \><br \>13 replies Wed, 11 Sep 2013 04:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-landlord-of-3-years-wants-to-sell-me-his-house/510831/ 2013-09-11T04:22:00Z How does a homeowner report corrections to a listing? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-a-homeowner-report-corrections-to-a-listing/499511/ 2 replies Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-a-homeowner-report-corrections-to-a-listing/499511/ 2013-06-28T21:03:00Z How do I extend my expired lease listing on Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-extend-my-expired-lease-listing-on-Zillow/487484/ 0 replies Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-extend-my-expired-lease-listing-on-Zillow/487484/ 2013-04-11T19:20:00Z Trying to update my rates for a refi & getting error message zip code is not valid. Any ideas? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Trying-to-update-my-rates-for-a-refi-getting-error-message-zip-code-is-not-valid-Any-ideas/456559/ Trying to update my rates and am getting error message that my zip code is not valid. I find that odd because it's the same zip I've always used to get rates, as well as it is my actual legitimate zip code 91364. What gives?<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 21 Aug 2012 00:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Trying-to-update-my-rates-for-a-refi-getting-error-message-zip-code-is-not-valid-Any-ideas/456559/ 2012-08-21T00:54:00Z I used http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-used/452606/ 1 reply Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-used/452606/ 2012-07-25T18:08:00Z i just purchase a new house in short sale how soon i can sale it http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-just-purchase-a-new-house-in-short-sale-how-soon-i-can-sale-it/442240/ can i sale my house or refinance it as i put all my cash to buy this house<br/>my e mail is <a href="mailto:lucky194618@yahoo.com" rel="nofollow">lucky194618@yahoo.com</a><br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 10 May 2012 01:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-just-purchase-a-new-house-in-short-sale-how-soon-i-can-sale-it/442240/ 2012-05-10T01:59:00Z What notable changes have occurred in the past 3 months that impact buyers/investors? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-notable-changes-have-occurred-in-the-past-3-months-that-impact-buyers-investors/442070/ <p>Broker Opinion Update:<br/> In the month of April, a noticeable change has impacted the real estate market in the SFV, particularly with buyers/investors.<br/><br/> Buyers, more than ever, are looking and expecting "move-in" ready properties or light fixers, but are experiencing difficulty in getting offers accepted due to overbidding with other buyers.<br/><br/> Investors, on the other hand, who were used to making offers approx. 10-15% lower than the asking price on distressed properties, are also finding themselves in an extremely competitive market with other investors who are looking to make modest returns on their investment, rather than fairly large profits.<br/><br/> The change in buyers view on "move-in" ready homes are giving investors a sense of urgency of getting these distressed properties immediately, so they can turn around and rehab the property as soon as possible to ensure a faster sale.<br/><br/> Overbidding has caught many buyers/investors off guard, but this only gives 1 implication: a shift in strategy in making offers is becoming incredibly necessary.</p><br/><br/><br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 09 May 2012 00:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-notable-changes-have-occurred-in-the-past-3-months-that-impact-buyers-investors/442070/ 2012-05-09T00:03:00Z I can't seem to find comps on new home sales versus existing home sales. Am I mssing it or does it n http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-can%27t-seem-to-find-comps-on-new-home-sales-versus-existing-home-sales-Am-I-mssing-it-or-does-it-n/437836/ 1 reply Wed, 04 Apr 2012 16:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-can%27t-seem-to-find-comps-on-new-home-sales-versus-existing-home-sales-Am-I-mssing-it-or-does-it-n/437836/ 2012-04-04T16:54:00Z how do I delete house pictures http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-delete-house-pictures/432738/ 1 reply Thu, 23 Feb 2012 01:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-delete-house-pictures/432738/ 2012-02-23T01:40:00Z I have a fully furnished condo at the Warner Center http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-fully-furnished-condo-at-the-Warner-Center/430977/ <p align="left">I&nbsp;would like to rent my fully furnished condo to local companies in my area. How would I go about doing that? Contacting them?</p><br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 05 Feb 2012 09:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-fully-furnished-condo-at-the-Warner-Center/430977/ 2012-02-05T09:45:00Z What happens when you see a serious mistake on the value of a group of homes ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-happens-when-you-see-a-serious-mistake-on-the-value-of-a-group-of-homes/421792/ Your value of a group of homes misses the fact that several homes in the development are in a very exclusive school district while the vast majorty of the homes are not ...and the homes in the district command a higher price. Also what happens when you count the number of rooms or baths wrong ?<br \><br \>4 replies Sat, 05 Nov 2011 00:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-happens-when-you-see-a-serious-mistake-on-the-value-of-a-group-of-homes/421792/ 2011-11-05T00:15:00Z elevator noise into my condo unit (california) http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/elevator-noise-into-my-condo-unit-california/414348/ <div>California.<br/><div>We live in a 2 bd condo in Woodland Hills, California which we purchased 2 years ago. We have had an issue with elevator noise coming in to our unit. Our unit is on the first floor and the engine room is below our bathroom.<div>Each time the elevator is active (we live in 100+ unit with 1 elevator) the noise comes into our unit. We are constantly woken up in the middle of the night, have trouble falling a sleep, and difficulties staying a sleep in the morning. It has created an unbearable living situation.<br/><div>When we purchased the condo, we were one of the first ones to have moved into our building. (It is a 1200 unit apartment to condo conversion) We didn't hear the elevator noise until months after people began to move in.<br/><div><br/><div>We have addressed the problem to the HOA and have even had the elevator technician (contracted by the hoa) come out and assess the issue. He came into our unit and said the noise should not be coming into our unit and has proposed a suggestion. I have since then asked to view the proposal and the amount which they have refused for us to see. The amount is less than $1500.00 but it is not a guarantee according to the elevator technician.<br/><div>They have since refused to correct the problem twice this year because the elevator was working and we were the only ones who have complained. We have no neighbors next to us and the people above us do not hear the noise from the engine room.<br/><div>Because the HOA won't do anything, my next step is to go to the developers who sold us our unit but we are trying to find out if we even have any power to pursue this. (for example: undisclosed mechanical noise or owners easement of enjoyment)<br/><div><br/><div><br/></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><br \><br \>5 replies Sun, 04 Sep 2011 21:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/elevator-noise-into-my-condo-unit-california/414348/ 2011-09-04T21:43:00Z