Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Mountain View- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Lakewood-Mountain-View-CA-94035/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate I own a home in California with my sister (parents left to us) was thinking about Buying a 2nd home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-own-a-home-in-California-with-my-sister-parents-left-to-us-was-thinking-about-Buying-a-2nd-home/548561/ So after my mom passed away, my sister moved back into the house with her husband, daughter, daughter's 3 year old, and daughters boyfriend. So Now my half is more like 15%, not to mention it is like I moved in with them and I should be grateful they let me stay here.&nbsp; I don't want to lose my California Proposition 90 which after 55 allows me to move and keep the same tax base.&nbsp; Thinking of moving to the Chandler Az area to be near one of my closest friends who has been having some medical issues.&nbsp; Was wondering the chances of qualifying for a loan with not so good credit on my end better on my sister's brother in law's&nbsp;side, but they have a bankrupcy on their record. House is worth over $1,000,000 free &amp; clear. looking&nbsp;for something in the&nbsp;&nbsp;$230,000 Range in Chandler, Tempe area with 20 to 25% down. Is it possible for&nbsp;my sister &amp; brother&nbsp;to buy as a second home which I would live in in exchange for them getting to live in the California home until I turn 55 approx 7 years and then sell both or rent out the Arizona home. And then move back to California to use my proposition 90 so we can each buy seperate homes but keep the low tax base?<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 05 Jul 2014 23:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-own-a-home-in-California-with-my-sister-parents-left-to-us-was-thinking-about-Buying-a-2nd-home/548561/ 2014-07-05T23:26:00Z Do you use other client's reviews of agents to help you decide who to hire? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-use-other-client%27s-reviews-of-agents-to-help-you-decide-who-to-hire/545399/ 2 replies Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-use-other-client%27s-reviews-of-agents-to-help-you-decide-who-to-hire/545399/ 2014-06-13T17:29:00Z whats the lowest fico score can you have to buy a house , if we make about 130k http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/whats-the-lowest-fico-score-can-you-have-to-buy-a-house-if-we-make-about-130k/386419/ 37 replies Sun, 13 Feb 2011 12:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/whats-the-lowest-fico-score-can-you-have-to-buy-a-house-if-we-make-about-130k/386419/ 2011-02-13T12:27:00Z When looking for a home, what are the top 3 things you want in a neighborhood? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-looking-for-a-home-what-are-the-top-3-things-you-want-in-a-neighborhood/539853/ 5 replies Thu, 08 May 2014 14:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-looking-for-a-home-what-are-the-top-3-things-you-want-in-a-neighborhood/539853/ 2014-05-08T14:53:00Z When selling your home, have you ever failed to exclude items that you wanted to keep? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-selling-your-home-have-you-ever-failed-to-exclude-items-that-you-wanted-to-keep/539855/ 0 replies Thu, 08 May 2014 14:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-selling-your-home-have-you-ever-failed-to-exclude-items-that-you-wanted-to-keep/539855/ 2014-05-08T14:55:00Z How and to whom should I report a bad appraiser? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-and-to-whom-should-I-report-a-bad-appraiser/467316/ I've had my house appraised for a refinance. The appraiser made multiple material errors like&nbsp;mischaracterizing&nbsp;my house, use bad comps, some comps even were reported to have higher square footage than what's reported in the country. After faced with all these facts, the appraiser refused to change the appraisal, which is preventing me from getting a refinance. I want to report him. I don't know how or to whom can i do that?<br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-and-to-whom-should-I-report-a-bad-appraiser/467316/ 2012-11-05T06:41:00Z Renovation Loans in the Bay area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renovation-Loans-in-the-Bay-area/531657/ I want to buy a distressed home in the 400k range and put 1-200k of work into it to make exactly what I want. &nbsp;I figured I could do this with a FNMA homestyle loan or a 203k if necessary.<br/><br/>However, I read that even distressed homes were hard to buy in the bay area due to investor interest and I was wondering if it would be possible to compete at all with a longer closing time/lower down payment.<br/><br/>I've seen some promising places in east palo alto and even menlo park but am just cruising zillow for now.<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renovation-Loans-in-the-Bay-area/531657/ 2014-03-10T06:54:00Z As a home buyer, what are attributes do you expect in your real estate agent? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/As-a-home-buyer-what-are-attributes-do-you-expect-in-your-real-estate-agent/529199/ <div class="comment-body rich-content clearfix "><br/></div><br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/As-a-home-buyer-what-are-attributes-do-you-expect-in-your-real-estate-agent/529199/ 2014-02-20T16:35:00Z Did you know that when you buy a house, you will receive a supplemental property tax bill? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-know-that-when-you-buy-a-house-you-will-receive-a-supplemental-property-tax-bill/528523/ Some first time home buyers may not realize that during the first year, they will receive two property tax bills. The supplemental tax bill is in addition to the regular tax bill which is based on the assessed value as of March 1st of each year.&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-know-that-when-you-buy-a-house-you-will-receive-a-supplemental-property-tax-bill/528523/ 2014-02-14T23:26:00Z Would young professional out of state buyers prefer Sunnyvale or Mountain View for lifestyle? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-young-professional-out-of-state-buyers-prefer-Sunnyvale-or-Mountain-View-for-lifestyle/526504/ 4 replies Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-young-professional-out-of-state-buyers-prefer-Sunnyvale-or-Mountain-View-for-lifestyle/526504/ 2014-01-30T16:43:00Z Home equity line 90% or more LTV http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-equity-line-90-or-more-LTV/526665/ Hello All , I'm planning to some remodeling in my home which will cost around 200k. Our current mortgage balance is 760k and Home value should be around 1 million. Wondering if there are some home equity options which i can make use of ? Thx<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-equity-line-90-or-more-LTV/526665/ 2014-01-31T18:41:00Z Have home sales hit some seasonal slippage? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Have-home-sales-hit-some-seasonal-slippage/523421/ 5 replies Sun, 05 Jan 2014 23:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Have-home-sales-hit-some-seasonal-slippage/523421/ 2014-01-05T23:39:00Z Hello, Is a consolidation of multiple properties eligible for an interest only loan? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hello-Is-a-consolidation-of-multiple-properties-eligible-for-an-interest-only-loan/516765/ 5 replies Sat, 26 Oct 2013 14:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hello-Is-a-consolidation-of-multiple-properties-eligible-for-an-interest-only-loan/516765/ 2013-10-26T14:07:00Z I want to give my Sunnyvale, Calif condo to my son, free and clear. How do I go about doing this? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-give-my-Sunnyvale-Calif-condo-to-my-son-free-and-clear-How-do-I-go-about-doing-this/524711/ 3 replies Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-give-my-Sunnyvale-Calif-condo-to-my-son-free-and-clear-How-do-I-go-about-doing-this/524711/ 2014-01-16T16:28:00Z How much value would you add to a Sunnyvale Eichler VS. a Similar SFR? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-value-would-you-add-to-a-Sunnyvale-Eichler-VS-a-Similar-SFR/522363/ 4 replies Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-value-would-you-add-to-a-Sunnyvale-Eichler-VS-a-Similar-SFR/522363/ 2013-12-24T14:33:00Z Hi, Why is the price of my home is way lower than my neighbors'? We have more rooms http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hi-Why-is-the-price-of-my-home-is-way-lower-than-my-neighbors%27-We-have-more-rooms/436271/ I keep checking the price of my home. It is lower than my neighbors'. However, we have one more bedroom in the unit. Can someone help to explain why this happens? I don't think the interior condition is considered, right? Even if so, we have clean and not bad remodel.<br \><br \>7 replies Thu, 22 Mar 2012 22:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hi-Why-is-the-price-of-my-home-is-way-lower-than-my-neighbors%27-We-have-more-rooms/436271/ 2012-03-22T22:06:00Z How common are 'rent backs'? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-common-are-%27rent-backs%27/473340/ When we sold our condo in San Jose some years ago, we were able to extend our stay in the property for an additional month by covering the new owner's mortgage and related costs for that month. This was great because it gave us a significant buffer to find our current home in Sunnyvale.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Now we have outgrown this home and are looking to move elsewhere in Sunnyvale or very close by. I realize that it completely depends on the new buyer, but I'm curious how common is this type of "rent back" (or whatever it's called) with single family homes? We'd like to do this again, if possible, since the market is so competitive now for buyers.&nbsp;<br/><br/><br/><br \><br \>12 replies Sun, 06 Jan 2013 20:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-common-are-%27rent-backs%27/473340/ 2013-01-06T20:16:00Z Sell now or wait until after the Superbowl? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sell-now-or-wait-until-after-the-Superbowl/522201/ 6 replies Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sell-now-or-wait-until-after-the-Superbowl/522201/ 2013-12-21T17:52:00Z Hi I am looking for ARM that is 10+ fixed years http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hi-I-am-looking-for-ARM-that-is-10-fixed-years/516714/ &nbsp;Are those still around? I can't seem to find them! The only one I found has a limit of 420K loan amount.&nbsp;<br \><br \>8 replies Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hi-I-am-looking-for-ARM-that-is-10-fixed-years/516714/ 2013-10-25T22:17:00Z I lived here in sacramento ca, can i buy a 2nd home in los angeles ca? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-lived-here-in-sacramento-ca-can-i-buy-a-2nd-home-in-los-angeles-ca/467860/ 4 replies Fri, 09 Nov 2012 01:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-lived-here-in-sacramento-ca-can-i-buy-a-2nd-home-in-los-angeles-ca/467860/ 2012-11-09T01:21:00Z