Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Sandy- UT http://www.zillow.com/advice/Sandy-UT/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Would you pay 320,000 starting price for a twin home in Sandy Utah? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-you-pay-320-000-starting-price-for-a-twin-home-in-Sandy-Utah/307807/ New construction twin homes being built in Sandy Utah.&nbsp; Why would someone choose a twin home over a single family home and what affect will this have on appraisals in the area?<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 19 Dec 2009 17:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-you-pay-320-000-starting-price-for-a-twin-home-in-Sandy-Utah/307807/ 2009-12-19T17:55:00Z Would you pay 320,000 starting price for a twin home in Sandy Utah? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-you-pay-320-000-starting-price-for-a-twin-home-in-Sandy-Utah/307807/ New construction twin homes being built in Sandy Utah.&nbsp; Why would someone choose a twin home over a single family home and what affect will this have on appraisals in the area?<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 19 Dec 2009 17:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-you-pay-320-000-starting-price-for-a-twin-home-in-Sandy-Utah/307807/ 2009-12-19T17:55:00Z Why will it not allow my pics to upload http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-will-it-not-allow-my-pics-to-upload/572232/ It will not allow me to upload any pics of this listing. When I click the upload button the dialog box to select from does not appear.<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-will-it-not-allow-my-pics-to-upload/572232/ 2015-01-14T20:55:00Z How to estimate the value of a home when it is surrounded by some nicer homes and some older homes ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-estimate-the-value-of-a-home-when-it-is-surrounded-by-some-nicer-homes-and-some-older-homes/570323/ Can I use the price per square ft of other homes while trying to estimate the value of a home ? I am interested in a property which has some older homes priced lower ( around 150K lesser) and some other which are comparable to the property I like. How does this effect the value of the home ? This is my first homebuying and I could use all the advise I can get.<br/><br/>Please suggest.&nbsp;<br \><br \>8 replies Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-estimate-the-value-of-a-home-when-it-is-surrounded-by-some-nicer-homes-and-some-older-homes/570323/ 2014-12-24T17:04:00Z How are new house values affected in an already established old neighborhood http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-are-new-house-values-affected-in-an-already-established-old-neighborhood/538945/ I'm interested in a new construction price at $410k. The project has about 3 other new houses for sale, all priced above $350k. This project is in the middle of an established neighborhood with houses built in the 80s and 90s with prices in the mid $200s. <br/>My concern is that these 4 houses are the only houses priced above $350k and are new while the others are in mid $200k. Does this affect the growth of property values of the house I'm interested in?<br/><br/>Here is the zillow map view with prices of the neighborhood I'm talking about (Only one new house is recorded yet. It's the one that's priced at 365k. As you can see, all the remaining old neighborhood houses are in mid $200k)<br/><br/>http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Sandy-UT/6932_rid/40.603277,-111.870176,40.602404,-111.871943_rect/18_zm/1_fr/<br \><br \>6 replies Fri, 02 May 2014 15:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-are-new-house-values-affected-in-an-already-established-old-neighborhood/538945/ 2014-05-02T15:47:00Z How bad is buyer my agent? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-bad-is-buyer-my-agent/455585/ <p>I am looking to buy.<br/><br/>1. First, thy tried to make me sign multiple papers "like due dilligence stuff, etc..."&nbsp; which I've never heard of before, and I dont even know what the other papers where, but sounded shady already.</p><p>2. She would not show me short sales, saying they were not good and take 6 months.</p><p>3. After finding a house, she agreed to send comps, and instead she asked me if I was ready to make an offer.</p><p>4. When I said I wanted to offer a lower price, she said I should not do that cause it was already a good deal (yeah, right).</p><br \><br \>12 replies Wed, 15 Aug 2012 01:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-bad-is-buyer-my-agent/455585/ 2012-08-15T01:37:00Z Why does my MLS listed house not show up as being for sale in Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-does-my-MLS-listed-house-not-show-up-as-being-for-sale-in-Zillow/555712/ I have an MLS number, but it doesn't show on Zillow - shouldn't this automtically happen?<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-does-my-MLS-listed-house-not-show-up-as-being-for-sale-in-Zillow/555712/ 2014-08-20T22:56:00Z Is this a good price for this house http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-good-price-for-this-house/538949/ I'm in the process of buying a new construction home and I need your advise about this specific property.<br/><br/>Here is the zillow map view with prices of the neighborhood I'm talking about (Only one new house is recorded yet. It's the one next to that's priced at 365k. )<br/>http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Sandy-UT/6932_rid/40.603277,-111.870176,40.602404,-111.871943_rect/18_zm/1_fr/<br/><br/>Here is the breakdown<br/>Base price $389k <br/>Standard features: http://postimg.org/image/r6l61nz11/<br/>Floor plan: http://postimg.org/image/6d5polbxd/<br/>Does this price seem reasonable for this floor plan?<br/>I'm sure that there are a lot of variables at play that dictate a house price. I'm just trying to figure out how fair of a value I'm getting for the money. Thanks.<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 02 May 2014 16:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-good-price-for-this-house/538949/ 2014-05-02T16:18:00Z Is it worth it to rent my home out? How much? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-worth-it-to-rent-my-home-out-How-much/524378/ My husband and I are considering a move, and we are trying to decide whether to rent our house out or sell it.&nbsp; It is 4 bed/2.5 bath with an unfinished basement; approx. 3100 sq. ft. and .33 acres.&nbsp; It has a 2-car garage, W/D hookups (both gas and electric), central air/heat.&nbsp; It is in a nice part of Sandy, UT, near parks, schools, shopping, and a very short drive from ski resorts.&nbsp; What would I be able to rent it for?<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 14 Jan 2014 02:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-worth-it-to-rent-my-home-out-How-much/524378/ 2014-01-14T02:04:00Z Planning Ahead: Getting married summer of 2015. House downpayment. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Planning-Ahead-Getting-married-summer-of-2015-House-downpayment/509378/ Me and my fiance make $37,200 a year after taxes, we have perfect credit and have never been in debt, and after our expenses including savings by July 2015 we will have $25,500 left over. We plan on using $10-20k as downpayment on a home as first time buyers. What can we afford with this downpayment? Also if we were to not buy a home what could we buy in 2018 after we have our degrees? After expenses wed only have $31,200 left over, only a $5700 increase but we would have $15-25k available as a downpayment. Worth the 3 years to wait for an extra $5700, or no? Sorry for multiple questions, thank you for your answers.&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 31 Aug 2013 03:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Planning-Ahead-Getting-married-summer-of-2015-House-downpayment/509378/ 2013-08-31T03:12:00Z Buying a new home. Question about must need upgrades and location of the property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-a-new-home-Question-about-must-need-upgrades-and-location-of-the-property/514008/ Hello Folks,<br/><br/>I'm a first time home buyer currently shopping for a new home.<br/>I came across a couple of New construction projects I liked. Met the builder for one of these two. <br/>The builder showed me the floor plans, It was an easy choice to pick the one that fits my needs (with some sacrifices of course) and is in my price range.<br/><br/>But the problem is that the base price comes a wee bit close to my personally set upper limit. The base price is quoted as $350k but the builder offered $5000 worth of free upgrades. I have attached the floor plans, standard options and upgrades (that I can pick from)&nbsp; here <br/><br/><a href="http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/uhsarp/library/Home?sort=6&amp;page=1" rel="nofollow">http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/uhsarp/library/Home?sort=6&amp;page=1</a><br/><br/>Here's the listing <br/><br/><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8168-S-740-E-Sandy-UT-84094/2113006252_zpid/">http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8168-S-740-E-Sandy-UT-84094/2113006252_zpid/</a><br/><br/>I need some recommendations from fellow home owners or people who went through this process to help me pick the ABSOLUTELY MUST items for upgrades which I can't buy at a later time easily.<br/>The extras that I've picked as necessary are<br/>Gas Cooking (I cook a lot so..) $385<br/>Cabling for Speakers&nbsp; $500<br/>HDMI cabling to Kitchen, Bedroom and Living room - $300<br/>Ethernet cabling throughout the house - $400<br/>Walk in Basement separate entrance - $4500<br/><br/>I can tell that the costs are outrageous for Cabling (a good gauge speaker wire costs tens of dollars not hundreds) but what do you guys think?<br/>Also I looked at the schools nearby and searched them through greatschools.org. They seem to be average. So do you guys think that this is a good price for the house? I also want to make sure that I'll be able to sell it comfortably in a few years from now if I have to.<br/>Thanks.<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-a-new-home-Question-about-must-need-upgrades-and-location-of-the-property/514008/ 2013-10-03T18:58:00Z Should I do my refi with the loan originator and current servicer, the loan investor or a new lender http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-do-my-refi-with-the-loan-originator-and-current-servicer-the-loan-investor-or-a-new-lender/478264/ <p>My income and home value have finally increased enough that I should qualify for a refinance.&nbsp;&nbsp; I first attempted to refinance in 2009 but the appraiser came back with a value 150k less than I paid for the home in 2005.&nbsp;&nbsp; I tried again last year but my self employment income in 2010 was too low.&nbsp;&nbsp; I now have two decent tax returns documenting my self employment income and I believe my house will appraise for about 40 to 50k more than I paid for it.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/><br/>My current loan is a 10yr arm at 5.75 that was originated by Countrywide and is now serviced by Bof A.&nbsp;&nbsp; Wells Fargo owns the loan.&nbsp;&nbsp; It wasn't sold to Fannie or Freddie.&nbsp; I also have a HELOC at .5 below prime which I'd like to subordinate and keep in place.&nbsp;&nbsp; (good idea or no?)&nbsp;&nbsp; My credit score is above 740.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/><br/>I see this as a narrow window that I have to get this loan refinanced at a low rate.&nbsp;&nbsp; So I want to get this right!&nbsp;&nbsp; Are there any inherent advantages to going to BofA or Wells or a new lender to get this refinance done?&nbsp;&nbsp; Any other observations about my refinancing situation?<br/><br/></p><br \><br \>11 replies Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-do-my-refi-with-the-loan-originator-and-current-servicer-the-loan-investor-or-a-new-lender/478264/ 2013-02-12T01:30:00Z MY house is listed twice http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/MY-house-is-listed-twice/458362/ Once at 304 and one at 480 seems like a mistake. &nbsp;Could someone &nbsp;research &nbsp;all the other homes in the area are listed in the 400 and 500 &nbsp;thank you<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 03 Sep 2012 11:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/MY-house-is-listed-twice/458362/ 2012-09-03T11:07:00Z How do I report Fraud? There is a scam going on on your site. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-report-Fraud-There-is-a-scam-going-on-on-your-site/400173/ 2026 E. Falcon Hill Dr. sandy, UT 84092.<br/>I received this email after inquiring about the house.<br/><br/>Hello,<br/><br/>How are you doing today?Thanks for the&nbsp; email and interested in renting my<br/>house..Actually I resided in the&nbsp; house with my family before and presently we<br/>have moved out due to my&nbsp; transfer&nbsp; to London UK. Presently my house is still<br/>available for rent&nbsp; for $850 USD (rent already includes utilities).You can go by<br/>today and&nbsp; take a look if you like what you see get back to me asap I will also<br/>want to tell you that the&nbsp; neighborhood is secured and the people&nbsp; staying there<br/>are good people, i bet you like the&nbsp; neighborhood.&nbsp; I will&nbsp; Attached the rent<br/>application form to you as soon as you get back to&nbsp; me.<br/><br/>Regards<br/>Miranda Robinson<br/>+447011137045<br/>+447045758900<br/><br/>Please take a look at the following link of another scam look at the phone numbers at the bottom of the messages.&nbsp; <br/>http://flakelist.org/page/viewpub/tid/1/pid/4677<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 24 May 2011 02:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-report-Fraud-There-is-a-scam-going-on-on-your-site/400173/ 2011-05-24T02:46:00Z Renter's Rights in Utah http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renter%27s-Rights-in-Utah/439717/ We have been renting a home for almost two years and just found out that it is in Foreclosure, the Notice of default was just filed. <br/>Do we keep paying rent? I dont want the rental company to report to my credit if I dont pay rent. Can they do that???<br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renter%27s-Rights-in-Utah/439717/ 2012-04-20T17:56:00Z Is it better to use a local lender? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-use-a-local-lender/398848/ I would really like to use a lender that will give me the best rate, no matter where that lender is based.&nbsp; I've heard that sometimes appraisals are off if you use a lender that is not local since the appraisers used by the lender may not be experienced in the area you are moving to.&nbsp; What are your thoughts on local vs. non-local lenders?<br \><br \>19 replies Fri, 13 May 2011 18:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-use-a-local-lender/398848/ 2011-05-13T18:30:00Z First Time Home Buyer http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-Time-Home-Buyer/390143/ [content removed by moderator]<br/><br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-Time-Home-Buyer/390143/ 2011-03-10T22:31:00Z What is the time frame on a Bank of America Short Sale? The other agent just received the package. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-time-frame-on-a-Bank-of-America-Short-Sale-The-other-agent-just-received-the-package/382351/ I find the buyers are full of questions when dealing with short sales, and rightfully so. &nbsp;BOA is trying to get things done in a more&nbsp;expedient&nbsp;fashion, &nbsp;However it seems like what should be a 2 month process is sometimes infinity? &nbsp; Anyone submit a package in Oct Nov or Dec of 2010 to BOA, any advice to pass along to gain traction with the&nbsp;negotiator?&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-time-frame-on-a-Bank-of-America-Short-Sale-The-other-agent-just-received-the-package/382351/ 2011-01-24T18:50:00Z What recourse do you have if derogatory credit is reported innacurately? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-recourse-do-you-have-if-derogatory-credit-is-reported-innacurately/364652/ What recourse do you have if derogatory credit is reported innacurately but the credit bureaus won't remove it? &nbsp;I have a client who is fighting with one of the three credit bureaus to remove someone else's&nbsp;bad credit history. The credit bureau is claiming to them that the history is accurate even though the lender that mistakenly reported the bad history on their report has notified the bureau otherwise. What can my clients do?<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 31 Aug 2010 21:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-recourse-do-you-have-if-derogatory-credit-is-reported-innacurately/364652/ 2010-08-31T21:23:00Z Why when I edited property info: doubled sq ft and added a bathroom, did the price stay the same http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-when-I-edited-property-info-doubled-sq-ft-and-added-a-bathroom-did-the-price-stay-the-same/387311/ 2 replies Thu, 17 Feb 2011 19:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-when-I-edited-property-info-doubled-sq-ft-and-added-a-bathroom-did-the-price-stay-the-same/387311/ 2011-02-17T19:29:00Z