Zillow Advice RSS: Discussion,Home Selling,Tampa- FL http://www.zillow.com/advice/Tampa-FL/home-selling/discussion/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Zillow won't let me claim my home. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-won%27t-let-me-claim-my-home/387545/ &nbsp;I posted my home for sale on another site &amp; the listing has expired.&nbsp; I need to change the price of the home on zillow but zillow won't let me claim my home because the expired site still has it claimed. Please change the price at 8701 Hampden Dr., Tampa, FL 33626 from 199,000 to 179,900!!!!! Zillow help me please.<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 19 Feb 2011 13:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-won%27t-let-me-claim-my-home/387545/ 2011-02-19T13:49:00Z Tampa Palms Home Value http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Tampa-Palms-Home-Value/516991/ [Content removed by Zillow Moderator. Please see our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a>]<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Tampa-Palms-Home-Value/516991/ 2013-10-28T14:54:00Z Home selling and getting the right price http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-selling-and-getting-the-right-price/473099/ Whyshould you ask your realtor to provide a detail comparative market analisyst of your home?<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-selling-and-getting-the-right-price/473099/ 2013-01-04T14:02:00Z Planning on activating my Buyback guarantee from the Builder, what do I need to know? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Planning-on-activating-my-Buyback-guarantee-from-the-Builder-what-do-I-need-to-know/292663/ <p>Two years ago I purchased a condo in a declining market because I got a buy back gurantee from the builder. <a href="http://www.zillow.com/local-info/">Property values</a> in the neighborhood has since dropped 25%. Since I only need the Condo for another year I was thinking of starting the process with the Builder. Based on the savings it would be worth the premature hassle. Does anyone have any experience with these, and can you advise?</p><br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 29 Oct 2009 21:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Planning-on-activating-my-Buyback-guarantee-from-the-Builder-what-do-I-need-to-know/292663/ 2009-10-29T21:53:00Z Why are appraisers using short sales and bank-owned properties as comparables in appraisals? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-appraisers-using-short-sales-and-bank-owned-properties-as-comparables-in-appraisals/411058/ <p>How have out-of-area-appraisers affected our recovery?&nbsp; It's been hamstrung.&nbsp; Many appraisers are using short sales and REO's as comps in non-distressed appraisals.&nbsp; The main distinction which needs to be made is why compare apples to oranges?&nbsp; Let me&nbsp;explain.&nbsp; If a buyer wants to buy a short sale versus a regular (non-distressed sale) they would do so because they are selling for much less (as much as 20-25%).&nbsp; This is due to longer marketing times.&nbsp; The longer marketing times are because of longer decisions by lenders.&nbsp; If the buyer has the time to wait a short sale is a great buy.&nbsp; REO sales typically represent the bottom tier of sales prices due to stolen high ticket items and depreciation from lack of maintenance.&nbsp; The point is many appraisers are not using&nbsp;TRUE comparables.&nbsp; This is having an adverse affect on a recovery, killing many deals, and making people who are already in a tough situation have to pay for one or more appraisals because the deal was killed.&nbsp; The main reason has to do with out of the area appraisers being used by lenders.&nbsp; See my blog if you want more information about my area.&nbsp; <em>[edited by Zillow moderator to remove website</em>]<br/><br/>Best,<br/><br/>Jonathan Tipton</p><br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-appraisers-using-short-sales-and-bank-owned-properties-as-comparables-in-appraisals/411058/ 2011-08-10T13:12:00Z Zillow won't let me claim my home. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-won%27t-let-me-claim-my-home/387545/ &nbsp;I posted my home for sale on another site &amp; the listing has expired.&nbsp; I need to change the price of the home on zillow but zillow won't let me claim my home because the expired site still has it claimed. Please change the price at 8701 Hampden Dr., Tampa, FL 33626 from 199,000 to 179,900!!!!! Zillow help me please.<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 19 Feb 2011 13:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-won%27t-let-me-claim-my-home/387545/ 2011-02-19T13:49:00Z Is Now The Time To Sell??? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Now-The-Time-To-Sell/377753/ Comparing October 2009 to October 2010 home sales are down 25 persent in the state of Florida and prices are down 2 persent. This is in my oppion do to all of the Short Sales and Bank Owned properties that are on the market and have been. To search for BOP or short sales check out <em>[Link removed by moderator]</em>. One of the problems for this is that according to the National Journal one and five american homes are still upside down in there morgage which is causing more Short Sales and Foreclosures to happen bringing down home prices still. <br/>People who are waiting to sell there houses waiting on the housing market to go out in value in the Tampa Bay area if you can not hold on to your house for the next few years. You should look into selling it now if you have equity. If you do not have equity I would suggest maybe renting the property if you can cover all expenses. For information on both check out <em>[Link removed by moderator]</em>. This is just my oppion on where the market currently is and where it is going in the next six to eight months.<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 14 Dec 2010 20:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Now-The-Time-To-Sell/377753/ 2010-12-14T20:13:00Z Why hasn't my home sold??? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-hasn%27t-my-home-sold/195166/ I'm ask this question time and time again. I will just give you a straight answer, your not priced to sell!!! In this market it is price,condition and very important marketing. No matter how&nbsp;great the price and home is if nobody knows about it what is the point. You need all 3 to sell in this market. If you have no equity you still can sell and price it right through a short sale. You have options in this market you just need to know what is right for you.<br/><br/>[content removed by moderator for being self promotional]<br/><br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br \><br \>16 replies Tue, 03 Feb 2009 14:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-hasn%27t-my-home-sold/195166/ 2009-02-03T14:27:00Z I'm curious why there isn't more talk about non-recourse loans--Florida is a non-recourse State http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-curious-why-there-isn%27t-more-talk-about-non-recourse-loans-Florida-is-a-non-recourse-State/365270/ I'm curious why there isn't more talk about non-recourse loans--it was my understanding that the State of Florida is/was a non-recourse State, and yet there are all kinds of attorneys here counseling homeowners against short sales on the basis of deficiency judgements (and 1099s).<br/><br/>Is my understanding correct, that once a lien has been released, there is no other recourse for the lender on a non-recourse loan?&nbsp;<br/><br/>The ONLY time I've seen a deficiency filing against a (former) homeowner has been on a foreclosure--never on a short sale.&nbsp; What has been your experience?<br \><br \>9 replies Mon, 06 Sep 2010 17:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-curious-why-there-isn%27t-more-talk-about-non-recourse-loans-Florida-is-a-non-recourse-State/365270/ 2010-09-06T17:37:00Z I live in a townhome community. The buildings consist of 3 units. I have an end unit. The end uni http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-live-in-a-townhome-community-The-buildings-consist-of-3-units-I-have-an-end-unit-The-end-uni/279762/ <p>one of the end units.&nbsp;&nbsp; My unit is estimated at 378,000.&nbsp; The other end unit (currently for sale) is estimated at 387,000.&nbsp;&nbsp; Not only does that unit not have a patio or deck of any kind, but does not have many of the upgrades our unit does.&nbsp; Whats up?</p><br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 17 Sep 2009 18:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-live-in-a-townhome-community-The-buildings-consist-of-3-units-I-have-an-end-unit-The-end-uni/279762/ 2009-09-17T18:07:00Z Feng Shui Selling Tips http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Feng-Shui-Selling-Tips/241587/ Abundance, blessings, opportunities, and good fortune enter through the front door so make sure the walkway up to the front door is clear. To keep the good forces of a home in, always keep the toilet seats down. The master bed should be placed farthest from and facing toward the entryway. Make sure the dining room table is uncluttered during showings. The windows are considered to be the eyes of the home so make sure they sparkle!&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 01 Jun 2009 22:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Feng-Shui-Selling-Tips/241587/ 2009-06-01T22:03:00Z I am a Real Estate agent and would like to list all my listings with the correct price on ZILLOW.com http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-Real-Estate-agent-and-would-like-to-list-all-my-listings-with-the-correct-price-on-ZILLOW-com/236807/ 0 replies Tue, 19 May 2009 20:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-Real-Estate-agent-and-would-like-to-list-all-my-listings-with-the-correct-price-on-ZILLOW-com/236807/ 2009-05-19T20:02:00Z