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 what are the fees to buy a property, cant find it anywhere on your site? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-are-the-fees-to-buy-a-property-cant-find-it-anywhere-on-your-site/599811/ 8 replies Tue, 11 Aug 2015 22:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-are-the-fees-to-buy-a-property-cant-find-it-anywhere-on-your-site/599811/ 2015-08-11T22:41:00Z What to do when seller did not properly fix an issue http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-to-do-when-seller-did-not-properly-fix-an-issue/595827/ <div>Seller fixed a chip in the tub, it wasn't the source of the leak. Seller's contractor has come out twice and determined it is the jets, they now need to start cutting holes. We are just getting the tub replaced by a separate contractor as we fear another jet leaking even if we are able to fix it by cutting holes. When we find out the actual problem can our contractor write out the steps it would have taken to repair properly and the seller should be responsible for that amount of labor? I understand a new tub may be overkill and she may not be responsible for the tub cost but we really don't want to risk anything here as it's on the second story.<br/><br/>In the inspection report, the inspector notes the chips but says source of leak is not determined. So we asked the seller to fix the leak and the seller agreed.</div><br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 15 Jul 2015 22:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-to-do-when-seller-did-not-properly-fix-an-issue/595827/ 2015-07-15T22:36:00Z Self employed and can't get a mortgage http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Self-employed-and-can%27t-get-a-mortgage/559522/ I am looking to buy a home and I have a paying job and a small business I started a year ago. My business shows a loss last year due to opening expense write offs and my income on paper looks a lot less than it is. I have 750+ credit and have been renting in the same place for ten years and working on my job for 10+. Very stable and have a small down but can't get a loan. Does anyone know of somebody who can help me. Thank you<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Self-employed-and-can%27t-get-a-mortgage/559522/ 2014-09-16T19:33:00Z Loan Questions http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Loan-Questions/561100/ We were pre qualified for $170,000 with 5% down.<br/>We found a home for $175,000<br/>we plan to put $12,000 down. which would bring the total to $163,000. Is this what is going to be financed. If I want to use the whole $170,000 for upgrades can I? How exactly is everything figured out?&nbsp;<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Loan-Questions/561100/ 2014-09-29T21:34:00Z Old listings http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Old-listings/556457/ Hi:<br/>I just started looking on Zillow for property and found a place I purchased over 2 years ago on it and its still listed. &nbsp;Who monitors and takes these off the market?<br/><br/>Thanks<br/>Jon<br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Old-listings/556457/ 2014-08-25T19:26:00Z why are your listing out dated with what the realtors list and what is bank owned? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-are-your-listing-out-dated-with-what-the-realtors-list-and-what-is-bank-owned/551191/ Several properties we have been interested in have come back inactive/ sold/ not listed at all anywhere our agent could find. They say it is because your site is months behind in active and non active properties. This is very confusing as we are trying to move and locate a new home but due to misinformation we have been struggling to find a new home.<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-are-your-listing-out-dated-with-what-the-realtors-list-and-what-is-bank-owned/551191/ 2014-07-24T20:59:00Z 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