Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Buying a Foreclosure,OH http://www.zillow.com/advice/OH/home-buying-buying-a-foreclosure/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate how do I find foreclosures that aren't out of date? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-find-foreclosures-that-aren%27t-out-of-date/580045/ I see a lot on Zillow, but I never know if they're accurate. How do I find out of their active?<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-find-foreclosures-that-aren%27t-out-of-date/580045/ 2015-03-23T22:38:00Z Property did not pass water pressure test. How expensive could a repair be? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Property-did-not-pass-water-pressure-test-How-expensive-could-a-repair-be/577865/ I'm looking into purchasing a bank-owned property. &nbsp;In the appraisal, the property condition report came back with this listed under "Plumbing":<br/><br/><div>"The plumbing was tested using an air&nbsp;compressor. The system DID NOT hold&nbsp;35 psi for at least 15 minutes due to leak&nbsp;in wall behind master shower. It cannot&nbsp;be determined if there are additional&nbsp;leaks in nonvisible areas. The property&nbsp;was not fully winterized due to the loss of&nbsp;pressure from the leak. The main water&nbsp;shut-off was zip tied. DO NOT&nbsp;ACTIVATE WATER."<br/><br/>I'm planning on buying with a Homestyle Renovation loan to address this issue (along with an a/c unit that might need replacing, worn carpets, etc). &nbsp;How expensive can I expect this plumbing repair to be? &nbsp;I'm envisioning a contractor having to rip out sections of wall looking for leaks....<br/><br/>Thanks,<br/><br/>Greg</div><br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Property-did-not-pass-water-pressure-test-How-expensive-could-a-repair-be/577865/ 2015-03-05T19:56:00Z Who do I contact when the listing agent will not respond to any phone calls regarding an offer? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-do-I-contact-when-the-listing-agent-will-not-respond-to-any-phone-calls-regarding-an-offer/395827/ I have located a property that my husband and I are interested in. &nbsp;However, my agent has advised us that the listing agent is 'notorious' in our area for not responding to offers. &nbsp;How can I get the process started as we really see the potential in the listing?<br \><br \>9 replies Wed, 20 Apr 2011 02:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-do-I-contact-when-the-listing-agent-will-not-respond-to-any-phone-calls-regarding-an-offer/395827/ 2011-04-20T02:11:00Z Who do I contact when the listing agent will not respond to any phone calls regarding an offer? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-do-I-contact-when-the-listing-agent-will-not-respond-to-any-phone-calls-regarding-an-offer/395827/ I have located a property that my husband and I are interested in. &nbsp;However, my agent has advised us that the listing agent is 'notorious' in our area for not responding to offers. &nbsp;How can I get the process started as we really see the potential in the listing?<br \><br \>9 replies Wed, 20 Apr 2011 02:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-do-I-contact-when-the-listing-agent-will-not-respond-to-any-phone-calls-regarding-an-offer/395827/ 2011-04-20T02:11:00Z how do you go about buying a forecloser???? and who would you talk with to go threw the homes???? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-you-go-about-buying-a-forecloser-and-who-would-you-talk-with-to-go-threw-the-homes/572015/ 7 replies Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-you-go-about-buying-a-forecloser-and-who-would-you-talk-with-to-go-threw-the-homes/572015/ 2015-01-12T20:17:00Z Interested in buying a foreclosure home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Interested-in-buying-a-foreclosure-home/567887/ 7 replies Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Interested-in-buying-a-foreclosure-home/567887/ 2014-11-26T04:20:00Z How do i find more info on foreclosed homes? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-i-find-more-info-on-foreclosed-homes/431838/ 7 replies Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-i-find-more-info-on-foreclosed-homes/431838/ 2012-02-14T03:38:00Z Would I qualify for aloan to purchase a home(mobile home preferred) with a yearly income of $30,000? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-I-qualify-for-aloan-to-purchase-a-home-mobile-home-preferred-with-a-yearly-income-of-30-000/562513/ I am 65 years old,never bought a home,drive a truck for a living,have no assets,only my living expenses on the road and two storage units..Live on a pay as I go but will need a place to live when retirement becomes a reality within the next 5 years....Anyoffers?<br \><br \>4 replies Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-I-qualify-for-aloan-to-purchase-a-home-mobile-home-preferred-with-a-yearly-income-of-30-000/562513/ 2014-10-11T15:32:00Z How do I get a foreclosed home?? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-a-foreclosed-home/537369/ I've been seeing condos foreclosed in my area and I'm looking to upgrade...how do I go about buying a foreclosed home?<br \><br \>6 replies Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-a-foreclosed-home/537369/ 2014-04-21T19:30:00Z How would I go about buying a home that has been listed for a trustee sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-would-I-go-about-buying-a-home-that-has-been-listed-for-a-trustee-sale/544229/ I've had my eye on a condo that was just listed for a trustee sale.&nbsp; Is there a way to make an offer on the condo before the sale?<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-would-I-go-about-buying-a-home-that-has-been-listed-for-a-trustee-sale/544229/ 2014-06-05T16:17:00Z May I get pre-approved for a specific house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/May-I-get-pre-approved-for-a-specific-house/561839/ Is it possible for me to get approved for the specific house of interest to me? It is $29,000.<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/May-I-get-pre-approved-for-a-specific-house/561839/ 2014-10-06T05:02:00Z How do I find out which Bank owns the property, so I can make an offer? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-out-which-Bank-owns-the-property-so-I-can-make-an-offer/557048/ I understand, that the house Im interested in, did not sell @ foreclosure auction.&nbsp; How do I find out, which bank owns it, so I can make an offer? Plz, let me know Thank You <br/>Amy M. Lambert<br \><br \>5 replies Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-out-which-Bank-owns-the-property-so-I-can-make-an-offer/557048/ 2014-08-29T01:50:00Z how do you buy a pre-foreclosed home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-you-buy-a-pre-foreclosed-home/557528/ 12 mead st in norwalk, ohio. I'm interested. who do i contact to buy<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-you-buy-a-pre-foreclosed-home/557528/ 2014-09-02T01:43:00Z I need help finding a rent to own property in the plain local school district. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-help-finding-a-rent-to-own-property-in-the-plain-local-school-district/554148/ I need help finding a rent to own property in the plain local school district. I do not have a lot of credit built up and am interested in finding a 3 bedroom home within the plain local school district only and am unsure how to go about locating options. Can someone advise? I believe rent to own or Foreclosure would be my best option.<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 11 Aug 2014 02:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-help-finding-a-rent-to-own-property-in-the-plain-local-school-district/554148/ 2014-08-11T02:34:00Z Utility Bill after home closing http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Utility-Bill-after-home-closing/549375/ I bought a Fannie Mae home on 5/28. Today I get a notice advising that there is a $410.31 unpaid sewer charge and that it will be collected with the real estate taxes in August.&nbsp;With the loan through Fannie Mae, there was a paper noting that any unpaid sewer charges are not part of the title insurance (based on the fact you don't know until it happens). But it doesn't state who's responsibility it becomes.Is it worth going to Fannie Mae over, or how is this usually handled?&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 12 Jul 2014 02:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Utility-Bill-after-home-closing/549375/ 2014-07-12T02:49:00Z REO Property Information http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/REO-Property-Information/548849/ <p align="left">My wife and I are currently in the market for a new home. This past weekend we came across a home we both fell in love with.&nbsp; However, the home is owned by US Bank and is being sold as part of the Wells Fargo REO Program. So, here comes the fun part... After viewing the home and falling in love with it, our real estate agent began asking the listing agent questions.&nbsp; The listing agent said that the previous owners left the water running on the second floor, when they left the home.&nbsp; The second floor was flooded, and as a result came falling down to ground level.&nbsp; The real estate agent said everything was replaced and the entire second floor was redone.&nbsp; When asked who did the work, the real estate agent said "Home Depot."&nbsp;&nbsp;However, upon checking with Home Depot they do not do all the work that was needed to repair this home. My wife and I have a lot more questions!&nbsp; However, we are finding it almost impossible to get any answers.&nbsp; Our main concern is the structural integrity of the home, as well as health concerns due to possible mold from the flooding. What is the procedure when the bank has to make repairs like this? Do they have to make sure the home is repaired and brought back to code?&nbsp; Do they have to ensure that the property is free of mold?&nbsp; Before submitting an offer all homebuyers have to sign an owner-occupant addendum, stating that you will occupy this property within 30days after closing and remain in the property for at least 1 year.&nbsp;Can they make homebuyers go through this if the house is not structurally sound or mold issues? Finally, we understand that the bank is exempt from disclosing certain information.&nbsp; However, are they exempt from disclosing major repairs and mold?</p><br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/REO-Property-Information/548849/ 2014-07-08T12:22:00Z Who do you contact about a house that has been foreclosed on to make an offer to purchase it? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-do-you-contact-about-a-house-that-has-been-foreclosed-on-to-make-an-offer-to-purchase-it/546481/ 1 reply Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-do-you-contact-about-a-house-that-has-been-foreclosed-on-to-make-an-offer-to-purchase-it/546481/ 2014-06-21T12:44:00Z NAME OF REALTOR http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NAME-OF-REALTOR/545041/ WHICH AGENT IS HANDLING&nbsp; PROPERTY #35165279?<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NAME-OF-REALTOR/545041/ 2014-06-11T14:13:00Z If a house has been bought back from the bank but not yet for sale, is it possible to purchase? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-a-house-has-been-bought-back-from-the-bank-but-not-yet-for-sale-is-it-possible-to-purchase/540661/ Hi! I live in Cincinnati and am in the market to buy a home for myself. I found one I really like that was foreclosed &nbsp;and the bank bought back on 2/6/14. &nbsp;The auditor's page now has the owner listed as Citigroup in Missouri. &nbsp;Can I contact them directly or is this something that I should find a good realtor to do?? &nbsp;Thanks so much for any help anyone can offer!!!<br/>Nichole<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 14 May 2014 01:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-a-house-has-been-bought-back-from-the-bank-but-not-yet-for-sale-is-it-possible-to-purchase/540661/ 2014-05-14T01:31:00Z Are forclosures and short sales automatically denied for some GVMT (VA, FHA, etc.)loans? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-forclosures-and-short-sales-automatically-denied-for-some-GVMT-VA-FHA-etc-loans/541631/ I live in Southwest Ohio and have been looking for a house for the last couple of months, I am using a VA loan option for the purchase, and I have noticed that there are some forclosures that become listed that would fit most of my 'wish list' for my home. They never seem to be available for a VA laon though. So should I even look at shorts or forclosures for a VA loan or not? And what can I do to find out if they are compatable with VA?<br \><br \>6 replies Tue, 20 May 2014 13:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-forclosures-and-short-sales-automatically-denied-for-some-GVMT-VA-FHA-etc-loans/541631/ 2014-05-20T13:30:00Z