Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Moving,NY http://www.zillow.com/advice/NY/home-buying-moving/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate What is the current value of the property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-current-value-of-the-property/567468/ 1524 Fielding Street. Bx, NY 10469<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-current-value-of-the-property/567468/ 2014-11-21T18:50:00Z What is the current value of the property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-current-value-of-the-property/567468/ 1524 Fielding Street. Bx, NY 10469<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-current-value-of-the-property/567468/ 2014-11-21T18:50:00Z Information on home equity line of credit http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Information-on-home-equity-line-of-credit/559554/ 1 reply Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Information-on-home-equity-line-of-credit/559554/ 2014-09-16T22:37:00Z I am so upside down! Is there anything that I can do to get a new home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-so-upside-down-Is-there-anything-that-I-can-do-to-get-a-new-home/551381/ Our house was recently attempted to be broken into. I need to get my family out of this area...please any info is greatly appreciated<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-so-upside-down-Is-there-anything-that-I-can-do-to-get-a-new-home/551381/ 2014-07-25T21:46:00Z Just closed my first house, when do I open utilities account? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Just-closed-my-first-house-when-do-I-open-utilities-account/548156/ Gas, Electricity. I know water has been transferred at closing.<br/><br/>First time home buyer, any advice is appreciated.<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Just-closed-my-first-house-when-do-I-open-utilities-account/548156/ 2014-07-02T14:38:00Z What state has the lowest property taxes? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-state-has-the-lowest-property-taxes/534300/ 1 reply Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-state-has-the-lowest-property-taxes/534300/ 2014-03-29T16:27:00Z Buying 2nd home which will become primary, put more $ down or use some $ to payoff 1st mortgage? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-2nd-home-which-will-become-primary-put-more-down-or-use-some-to-payoff-1st-mortgage/527904/ Coupl, 30yrs old, looking to move from our condo and buy a home near NYC. Should we put more cash down on the new home or use some payoff existing condo we will be turning into rental to increase income? Together, we have $181,500 in annual income, &gt;$600,000 in savings, and $100,000 in a 401(k). We have one car that's paid off, and no credit-card or student/other debt. We currently live in a 1bed/1bath condo I purchased before we met. Due to 50% original downpayment and significant appreciation we have $350,000 in equity in our current home, the mortgage/tax/ins. payment totals $1,550. We want to buy a $1,000,000 house with a nice backyard. We would feel most comfortable with a month mortgage/tax/ins. payment if $4,500. We are going to keep the current condo and rent it out as cash is not needed and rental market is strong especially for 1bed/1bath with parking. Current est I could rent it for is $2,850, which means I would net &gt;1,000 monthly. To purchase the new home we know we are stretching amount $ spent on housing to &gt;30% pre-tax income, but we know it's tough in NYC area to keep that low. Know we will need room to grow family and get what we want and expect income to grow well over next 5+ yrs. Should we put a significant amount of money down on the new home of say 400,000-500,000 to get a lower monthly payment we are more comfortable with? Or should I put 25-30% down on the new home, and then use remaining cash to payoff 200k left on condo mortgage? This would mean I would pay more for the new home monthly but 100% of income from current condo turned rental would go toward new home (maybe better to keep condo mortgage and have tenants pay off over years and still make a decent income of 1l monthly from it). I know It's a lot of cash to spend and many would say invest for income but I don't see myself investing in stocks/bonds/alts anymore as not guaranteed esp<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-2nd-home-which-will-become-primary-put-more-down-or-use-some-to-payoff-1st-mortgage/527904/ 2014-02-10T11:35:00Z Best Suburbs To Live In Within a 30 Minute commute of NYC zip 10285 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Best-Suburbs-To-Live-In-Within-a-30-Minute-commute-of-NYC-zip-10285/524026/ Hello, <br/><br/>We are moving from Phoenix, AZ to NYC and our office is going to be around 200 VESEY ST, NYC 10285. <br/><br/>Request info on finding a decent suburB to live in with the following filters: <br/>30 Min door to door by train or ferry <br/>2000 sq ft at a very minimum ( uh we are coming from phoneix) <br/>1 Mil budget to buy with 300-500K cashdown. <br/>Thankyou for your consideration.<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Best-Suburbs-To-Live-In-Within-a-30-Minute-commute-of-NYC-zip-10285/524026/ 2014-01-10T21:03:00Z Great Hollow Middle School District, smithtown high west. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Great-Hollow-Middle-School-District-smithtown-high-west/490677/ I am looking for a split level home in this school district in the range of $380,000 to $400, 000. &nbsp;Move in condition.<br/>Kathy Walsh<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 03 May 2013 15:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Great-Hollow-Middle-School-District-smithtown-high-west/490677/ 2013-05-03T15:46:00Z 2012 taxes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2012-taxes/511266/ for 9765 river rd marcy ny 13403<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 14 Sep 2013 01:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2012-taxes/511266/ 2013-09-14T01:09:00Z tell me about alaska street, 10310 neighborhood http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/tell-me-about-alaska-street-10310-neighborhood/510461/ I would like to move to alaska street, 10310, can you tell me about the neighborhood atmosphere<br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 08 Sep 2013 15:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/tell-me-about-alaska-street-10310-neighborhood/510461/ 2013-09-08T15:35:00Z I want to buy home nearby JHS157 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-buy-home-nearby-JHS157/503675/ I want to buy home&nbsp;&nbsp;(1/2bedroom) under 120k dollars nearby Junior High School 157. I need recommendation. Thank you!<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 26 Jul 2013 01:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-buy-home-nearby-JHS157/503675/ 2013-07-26T01:23:00Z House search http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/House-search/470891/ Hi I need some advice<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/House-search/470891/ 2012-12-10T15:52:00Z (Moved): 600 sft extension in Holloswood, New York http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-600-sft-extension-in-Holloswood-New-York/486484/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/600-sft-extension-in-Holloswood-New-York/486482/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/600-sft-extension-in-Holloswood-New-York/486482/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-600-sft-extension-in-Holloswood-New-York/486484/ 2013-04-05T16:00:00Z The seller wants 485K for this property. Is it overpriced? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-seller-wants-485K-for-this-property-Is-it-overpriced/484821/ Hi,<br/>The seller wants 485K for this property and the listing price is 489K. I was wondering if it's a bad deal for me to accept. Appreciate the help.<br/><br/>http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/22214-95th-Ave-Jamaica-NY-11429/32153347_zpid/<br/><br/>http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/%28undisclosed-Address%29-Jamaica-NY-11429/2114292757_zpid/<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-seller-wants-485K-for-this-property-Is-it-overpriced/484821/ 2013-03-26T14:59:00Z how much did the house prices drop in Clifton Park, NY since 2006 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-did-the-house-prices-drop-in-Clifton-Park-NY-since-2006/399334/ I am looking at buying a house in CLifton New York,&nbsp; This house was purchased in year 2006 for $600k and this year in 2011 they are listing the house for $600k.&nbsp; I know the house values have gone down alot.&nbsp; So how much should this house really go for.<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 17 May 2011 14:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-did-the-house-prices-drop-in-Clifton-Park-NY-since-2006/399334/ 2011-05-17T14:40:00Z Need advise for young couple in Brooklyn, NY http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-advise-for-young-couple-in-Brooklyn-NY/424293/ We are interested in buying an affordable (condo/walk-up/house) and need advise on a good location. We are a white couple in late 20's. &nbsp;We would need a 2+ bedroom in a good location which has appreciation potential + close enough to public transportation (work in NYC) and some parks/good elementary schools. Not looking to spend more then $500k and would love to stay in Brooklyn; Staten island has a few options but we'd rather stay in Brooklyn. Any help would be appreciated. &nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 29 Nov 2011 19:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-advise-for-young-couple-in-Brooklyn-NY/424293/ 2011-11-29T19:55:00Z What's the North Valley like? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What%27s-the-North-Valley-like/190560/ What is the crime rate? Would a middle aged couple feel safe? Where's the best grocery shopping?<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 21 Jan 2009 01:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What%27s-the-North-Valley-like/190560/ 2009-01-21T01:33:00Z When is the best time of the year to buy a home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-is-the-best-time-of-the-year-to-buy-a-home/377532/ <p>Not as many people consider shopping for a home in the winter season. For some families, the hassle of moving during the school year is more trouble than it is worth.&nbsp;However, if you talk to a real estate agent, my guess is that many will point out you have few buyers to compete with and sellers&nbsp;might be&nbsp;more willing to negotiate during that time because they anticipate less traffic.<br/>I am curious to hear what other agents&nbsp;think about the trade offs and advantages?</p><br \><br \>15 replies Sun, 12 Dec 2010 09:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-is-the-best-time-of-the-year-to-buy-a-home/377532/ 2010-12-12T09:21:00Z Does anyone have estimates of average property taxes for the various counties in the US? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-estimates-of-average-property-taxes-for-the-various-counties-in-the-US/376097/ Just trying to get an idea of what areas of the country have the highest and lowest property tax burdens (per $100K).<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 26 Nov 2010 18:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-estimates-of-average-property-taxes-for-the-various-counties-in-the-US/376097/ 2010-11-26T18:36:00Z