Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Buying Process,ID http://www.zillow.com/advice/ID/home-buying-buying-process/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Looking for a responsible RE agent to assist a new construction home purchase (Meridian/Boise area) http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-responsible-RE-agent-to-assist-a-new-construction-home-purchase-Meridian-Boise-area/530401/ The location and floor plan have been figured out with the builder. There will be no need for showing. I'd like to complete the transaction very soon with the assistance of a responsible agent who is willing to offer a commission rebate. Please feel free to text me at 8-five-8-2two7-fourfour86. Thanks.<br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-responsible-RE-agent-to-assist-a-new-construction-home-purchase-Meridian-Boise-area/530401/ 2014-02-28T22:25:00Z Clothes Woes ? Keep sewage out of your laundry! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Clothes-Woes-Keep-sewage-out-of-your-laundry/528971/ Our primary purpose is to <strong>inspect, report, and consult</strong> on the <strong>internal condition</strong> of <strong><em>sanitary infrastructure</em></strong> &ndash; During our inspections however, we often run into other common plumbing problems that you should look out for when purchasing a home.&nbsp; Take a close look at this picture of the plumbing at this home in Spirit Lake, Idaho and read our comments below. <br/><br/><img imagetype="8" uploadtype="new" imageid="X1-IA33krvs7aojuu1000000000_ic71r" src="http://photos3.zillow.com/o_a/ISli46xs7aojuu1000000000.jpg" width=" 478px" height=" 382px"/><br/><br/>The 2&Prime; stack of piping that we've pointed out on the right is for a laundry discharge. You'll notice how high it is. Because of the elevation of the main 4&Prime; sewer leaving the foundation wall. Someone has improperly added the laundry hook ups. It's way too high. You'd basically be using the washing machine as a pump. The pump in a washing machine is not designed to lift that high.&nbsp; This puts undue stress on the washing machine shortening its lifespan.&nbsp; The appropriate solution would be to add a plastic laundry tub to drain the washing machine; that would drain to a sump pump, then the sump pump would eject the grey water to the 4&Prime; sewer. Another problem is that <strong>if the sewer ever backs up, the first place it will go is into your washing machine</strong> (and that's just gross).&nbsp; When we do find a problem as such during an inspection, we strongly encourage buyers to seek additional recommendations from a licensed professional plumber.<br/><br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Clothes-Woes-Keep-sewage-out-of-your-laundry/528971/ 2014-02-18T22:42:00Z Relocating Interested in buying a second home while still keeping 1st home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Relocating-Interested-in-buying-a-second-home-while-still-keeping-1st-home/502913/ <strong>I live in CA and we are moving to Idaho. We have a home here and our mortgage isn't much, so we were thinking of keeping it and renting it out and get some income from it. What do we need to buy another home in another state?<br/><br/>We are currently paying off our big debt like our car and atvs, which if all goes well will be done June of 2014.<br/><br/> what info do I need to know about buying a home in Idaho. I know what city I want to live in and I already have a job over there. so were hoping to buy from CA and just move there.</strong><br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 21 Jul 2013 19:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Relocating-Interested-in-buying-a-second-home-while-still-keeping-1st-home/502913/ 2013-07-21T19:32:00Z ss with chase question once it gets into the investors hands what is the avg time for an answer http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/ss-with-chase-question-once-it-gets-into-the-investors-hands-what-is-the-avg-time-for-an-answer/493645/ 3 replies Thu, 23 May 2013 23:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/ss-with-chase-question-once-it-gets-into-the-investors-hands-what-is-the-avg-time-for-an-answer/493645/ 2013-05-23T23:50:00Z Short Sale Contract - Broker will not Submit, help! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Short-Sale-Contract-Broker-will-not-Submit-help/482201/ Hi! &nbsp;Thank you for looking at my question, I hope you can help. &nbsp;Three weeks ago, we made an offer on a short sale. &nbsp;The seller accepted our offer. &nbsp;The broker held the contract without submitting to the lender, as there were some issues with the second that they wanted cleaned up before they submitted. &nbsp;In the interim, the seller thought she might get in trouble with the lender and wanted to back out and not submit. &nbsp;The broker is now refusing to submit our offer. &nbsp;Does the broker have a legal obligation to submit an offer to the lender for approval once it has been signed by all parties? &nbsp;We still have 45 days, during which we are tied to the seller because of the U-9. &nbsp;Thanks in advance for your help!<br \><br \>6 replies Sun, 10 Mar 2013 20:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Short-Sale-Contract-Broker-will-not-Submit-help/482201/ 2013-03-10T20:51:00Z trying to buy a lot http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/trying-to-buy-a-lot/474984/ hi my name its Alex&nbsp;me and my wife are trying to buy a lot to build our home we have found a small lot but we need help finacing it i have poor credit and she hasnt use her much so i am wondering if you could help us and see if there is any options and see what you can do for us thanks 208 353 5071<br \><br \>5 replies Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/trying-to-buy-a-lot/474984/ 2013-01-19T04:01:00Z updates http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/updates/472674/ FYI you people need to keep better records, the home i wanted to buy and that was in foreclosure according to your website was purchased almost a year ago and has not been on the market since. all that kind of **** does is get peoples hopes up and then ***** on them. get your **** together.<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/updates/472674/ 2012-12-31T17:46:00Z What can I do to get more (or better) quotes for my loan request ZR-WTYKCGY http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-WTYKCGY/467578/ 2 replies Wed, 07 Nov 2012 01:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-WTYKCGY/467578/ 2012-11-07T01:41:00Z How much credit history do lenders recommend having before applying for a mortgage? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-credit-history-do-lenders-recommend-having-before-applying-for-a-mortgage/465802/ 2 replies Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-credit-history-do-lenders-recommend-having-before-applying-for-a-mortgage/465802/ 2012-10-25T17:56:00Z search mls http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/search-mls/458210/ 4 replies Sat, 01 Sep 2012 18:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/search-mls/458210/ 2012-09-01T18:08:00Z not planing to stay in the area longer than 4 to 5 years should we rent or buy? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/not-planing-to-stay-in-the-area-longer-than-4-to-5-years-should-we-rent-or-buy/444730/ my husband and i live in Boise ID and are looking to move out of our current living situation but, we aren't planing on staying in Boise for much longer only 4 years or so we have never bought a home, is this the right time or should we wait till after we leave Boise?<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 29 May 2012 22:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/not-planing-to-stay-in-the-area-longer-than-4-to-5-years-should-we-rent-or-buy/444730/ 2012-05-29T22:30:00Z I want to make an offer on a house. The agent has not returned calls or emails. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-make-an-offer-on-a-house-The-agent-has-not-returned-calls-or-emails/431499/ He emailed me the purchase and sale agreement that he was going to pick up and submit. But after I told him I did not want to sign the exclusive right to represent me for other houses he has not contacted me to submit my offer. Most short sale houses in Caldwell get multiple offers. I would be the first back up buyer if my offer is submitted ASAP. I have emailed him and left 2 voice mails and he has not returned my call or responded to my email after......12 hours. He is the listing agent and knows that time is of the essence. What should I do?<br \><br \>10 replies Fri, 10 Feb 2012 07:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-make-an-offer-on-a-house-The-agent-has-not-returned-calls-or-emails/431499/ 2012-02-10T07:17:00Z Top Selling New Subdivisions in Caldwell Idaho in 2011 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Top-Selling-New-Subdivisions-in-Caldwell-Idaho-in-2011/427554/ <p>Best Selling Caldwell Idaho Subdivisions</p><p>Apple Creek- 6 homes sold</p><p>Aspens - 6 homes sold</p><p>Whispering Pines - 6 Homes sold</p><p>Woodgate - 4 homes sold</p><p>Four Seasons - 3 homes sold</p><p>Quail Ridge - 3 homes sold</p><p>Sienna Hills - 3 homes sold</p><p>Delaware Park - 2 homes sold</p><p>Sawgrass Village - 2 homes sold</p><p>Virginia Park - 2 homes sold</p><p><em><strong>[hotlink deleted by Zillow moderator.&nbsp; Please review our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a> for posting guidelines]</strong></em><br/></p><br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 04 Jan 2012 01:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Top-Selling-New-Subdivisions-in-Caldwell-Idaho-in-2011/427554/ 2012-01-04T01:54:00Z new to the field of buying and I am scared. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/new-to-the-field-of-buying-and-I-am-scared/423481/ <p>Am I allowed to ask ?'s w/o commiting?</p><br \><br \>10 replies Sun, 20 Nov 2011 03:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/new-to-the-field-of-buying-and-I-am-scared/423481/ 2011-11-20T03:19:00Z Boise Idaho Fall Parade of Homes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Boise-Idaho-Fall-Parade-of-Homes/418061/ 2011 Bose Fall Home Show is the next two weekends. Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 5pm. 34 Homes on display by the areas leading builders and newest subdivisions.<br/>[Promotional hotlink removed by Zillow moderator.]<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Boise-Idaho-Fall-Parade-of-Homes/418061/ 2011-10-04T15:26:00Z 2011 Canyon County Idaho Parade of Homes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2011-Canyon-County-Idaho-Parade-of-Homes/401033/ Nampa Idaho Parade of Homes starts June 10th and runs through June 26th 2011. There are several homes between Nampa, Caldwell and Middleton Idaho.<br/>Learn more abut Idaho Parade Home Builders, and the participating subdivisions-[Promotional hotlink removed by Zillow moderator.]<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 30 May 2011 14:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2011-Canyon-County-Idaho-Parade-of-Homes/401033/ 2011-05-30T14:53:00Z rated C J Tuma, Coldwell Banker in Bonners Ferry ID for home then bought a lot later. Can I rate it? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/rated-C-J-Tuma-Coldwell-Banker-in-Bonners-Ferry-ID-for-home-then-bought-a-lot-later-Can-I-rate-it/400615/ Bought a house through CJ Tuma in 2008 and a 5 acre lot in 2009.&nbsp;&nbsp; He did well on both transactions.&nbsp; Is it possible for me to submit comments on the second purchase too?<br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 26 May 2011 16:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/rated-C-J-Tuma-Coldwell-Banker-in-Bonners-Ferry-ID-for-home-then-bought-a-lot-later-Can-I-rate-it/400615/ 2011-05-26T16:15:00Z 2011 Nampa Idaho Parade of Homes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2011-Nampa-Idaho-Parade-of-Homes/398646/ The 2011 Nampa Idaho Parade of Homes starts June 10th and runs through June 26th. IF you want to see the latest interior and exterior design and finishes by Canyon Counties leading Builders, come check it our.<br/><br/>View <a href="http://www.buildidaho.com/Home_Buyer_Tools/ToolBox/Idaho_Parade_of_Homes/2011_Nampa_Parade_of_Homes/" rel="nofollow">Participating Builders and Parade Home Locations</a><br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 12 May 2011 13:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2011-Nampa-Idaho-Parade-of-Homes/398646/ 2011-05-12T13:56:00Z How to work with Realtors as a buyer and visa versa! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-work-with-Realtors-as-a-buyer-and-visa-versa/398507/ <p>Too many Realtors get hung up on getting a buyer pre-approved before they will even meet. &nbsp;Until you know what "problems" they might face in getting a mortgage, how do you know how to direct them to the right lender?</p><p>For each buyer, I conduct a "needs analysis"!&nbsp;What is their barrier to entry?&nbsp;&nbsp;What is their time frame?&nbsp;Do they like to drive by homes with or without the Realtor first?&nbsp;How do they prefer to communicate? &nbsp;Over tea to chat, via email, text, or phone calls?&nbsp;Are they used to working with professionals or are they the type that do their own work?&nbsp;When do they have time to look at properties (will this conflict with my schedule?)&nbsp;Do they have realistic expectations?</p><p>It is important to set expectations correctly upfront with a buyer. Did you know that according to the National Association of Realtors' survey of buyers and sellers report for 2010,&nbsp;the typical home buyer searched for 12 weeks and&nbsp;viewed 12 homes?</p><p>Think of it as eating a Tootsie Pop. &nbsp;What is the end objective? &nbsp;Is it trying to count how many licks it takes to getting to the center of the tootsie pop or is it to get the center after getting a taste or two or three? &nbsp;He realized the objective and go for it!</p><br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 11 May 2011 15:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-work-with-Realtors-as-a-buyer-and-visa-versa/398507/ 2011-05-11T15:20:00Z 2011 Boise Parade of Homes Information http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2011-Boise-Parade-of-Homes-Information/393381/ <img src="http://photos1.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i6/i1873/ISeui48x2k4c6b.jpg?op_sharpen=1&amp;qlt=90&amp;size=250,300" imageid="X1-IAeui48x2liwlt_f988k" uploadtype="new" imagetype="8" width=" 380px" height=" 179px"/><br/>This years Boise Parade of Homes starts April 30th and runs to May 15th. There are 40 homes by 33 builders. Most of the homes are custom homes for move-up buyers. View list of participating builders and subdivisions- <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.buildidaho.com/Home_Buyer_Tools/ToolBox/Idaho_Parade_of_Homes/2011_Boise_Parade_of_Homes/">2011 Boise Parade of Homes</a><br/>Trey<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 02 Apr 2011 16:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2011-Boise-Parade-of-Homes-Information/393381/ 2011-04-02T16:21:00Z