Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Guide,Local Topics,TX http://www.zillow.com/advice/TX/local-topics/question-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Fair market value vs County tax appraisal http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fair-market-value-vs-County-tax-appraisal/570088/ If a condo complex is being torn down due to poor workmanship and defective materials used, how are the condo owners compensated - for example by County Tax Appraisal or Fair Market Value?<br \><br \>5 replies Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fair-market-value-vs-County-tax-appraisal/570088/ 2014-12-21T06:13:00Z need to find a broker http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/need-to-find-a-broker/568815/ I am getting a salesperson license to buy properties for my self and sometimes for family and friends. I do not need an office and I will not be doing lots of transactions. I am hoping to find a broker that charges per transaction fee or low split. I am not the typical agent I am doing this mostly for convenience when searching for homes. I will keep my current job. I am mostly looking to minimize the cost of holding the license. If any one works with such a broker please let me know. I am in Irving tx.<br \><br \>5 replies Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/need-to-find-a-broker/568815/ 2014-12-05T20:27:00Z need to find a broker http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/need-to-find-a-broker/568815/ I am getting a salesperson license to buy properties for my self and sometimes for family and friends. I do not need an office and I will not be doing lots of transactions. I am hoping to find a broker that charges per transaction fee or low split. I am not the typical agent I am doing this mostly for convenience when searching for homes. I will keep my current job. I am mostly looking to minimize the cost of holding the license. If any one works with such a broker please let me know. I am in Irving tx.<br \><br \>5 replies Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/need-to-find-a-broker/568815/ 2014-12-05T20:27:00Z Looking for Christian Centered Schools around Porter,TX area - Please advise! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-Christian-Centered-Schools-around-Porter-TX-area-Please-advise/566044/ We are a christian family moving to the riverwalk community from Houston area. I am seeking recommendation on a good school, preferably christian centered, for my daughter that will be in 7th grade.<br/><br/>Any info or recommendation, insights are welcome. We do not know the area at all.<br/><br/>Thanks Much!<br/><br/>Adriana<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-Christian-Centered-Schools-around-Porter-TX-area-Please-advise/566044/ 2014-11-10T15:17:00Z Looking for Christian Centered Schools around Porter,TX area - Please advise! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-Christian-Centered-Schools-around-Porter-TX-area-Please-advise/566044/ We are a christian family moving to the riverwalk community from Houston area. I am seeking recommendation on a good school, preferably christian centered, for my daughter that will be in 7th grade.<br/><br/>Any info or recommendation, insights are welcome. We do not know the area at all.<br/><br/>Thanks Much!<br/><br/>Adriana<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-Christian-Centered-Schools-around-Porter-TX-area-Please-advise/566044/ 2014-11-10T15:17:00Z I am a new TX licensee looking for a sponsoring broker who will guide and train newbies like me http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-new-TX-licensee-looking-for-a-sponsoring-broker-who-will-guide-and-train-newbies-like-me/566389/ 2 replies Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-new-TX-licensee-looking-for-a-sponsoring-broker-who-will-guide-and-train-newbies-like-me/566389/ 2014-11-12T19:17:00Z I am a new TX licensee looking for a sponsoring broker who will guide and train newbies like me http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-new-TX-licensee-looking-for-a-sponsoring-broker-who-will-guide-and-train-newbies-like-me/566389/ 2 replies Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-new-TX-licensee-looking-for-a-sponsoring-broker-who-will-guide-and-train-newbies-like-me/566389/ 2014-11-12T19:17:00Z What do you consider the best neighborhoods for young families? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-consider-the-best-neighborhoods-for-young-families/562405/ What do you think? What neighborhoods are best in the BCS for young families?<br/><br/>I seem to suggest South College Station more often than not...with neighborhoods like Pebble Creek, South Hampton, Castle Rock and Castle Gate.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Thoughts?<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-consider-the-best-neighborhoods-for-young-families/562405/ 2014-10-10T15:46:00Z Community Events http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Community-Events/560651/ Are their any neighborhoods/communities that are hosting a decorating, or pumpkin contest soon?&nbsp; If so PearlandHomeTeam would love to be your sponsor and provide prizes for 1st and 2nd place! &nbsp;[Contact information removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our&nbsp;<a style="text-align: right;" rel="nofollow" title="Good Neighbor Policy" href="/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a>.]<br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Community-Events/560651/ 2014-09-25T17:27:00Z School Update http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/School-Update/554101/ It looks like that zillow database is not updated with the data around the school - ELSA ENGLAND Elementary school ( Round rock ISD, 78717). It is near Patsy Sommer and Greak Oaks Elementary schools. Can you pls update the database with apartments\homes assigned to Elsa England elementary school.<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/School-Update/554101/ 2014-08-10T19:05:00Z moving from Michigan to San Antonio whats the best neighborhood to raise a family? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/moving-from-Michigan-to-San-Antonio-whats-the-best-neighborhood-to-raise-a-family/499640/ 11 replies Sat, 29 Jun 2013 21:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/moving-from-Michigan-to-San-Antonio-whats-the-best-neighborhood-to-raise-a-family/499640/ 2013-06-29T21:28:00Z Good Dallas suburb with good schools, decent commute and not that expensive http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-Dallas-suburb-with-good-schools-decent-commute-and-not-that-expensive/527923/ <div>Hi All,<br/><div>I need some input here. We are planning to relocate to the Dallas area and are looking for a good suburb to stay for our 2 kids (with another coming). We are looking for a 3BR, 2BTH with hardwood floors (at least in the living area), a 2 car garage, a decent sized yard, less that 10 years old, and in a nice school district. Our budget is $300K maximum.<br/><div>So far we have zeroed in on Frisco because getting a house we like in Coppell and Plano ISDs with our budget seems like a stretch so far (could not find anything). Also, I may have to travel occasionally so I don't want to stay too far from the airport (30-40 minutes is no problem non-rush). Also, my wife intends to go to school in the coming years (UT Southwestern) so a decent commute to Dallas downtown is also very&nbsp;preferable.<br/><div>Any other suburbs we should look at besides Frisco that fit our requirements and budget, and is a good school district? I am thinking if we need to we can relocate 15 years down the line to a great HS district but we do need excellent elementary and middle schools for now.<br/><div>Thanks,<div>VM</div></div></div></div></div></div><br \><br \>8 replies Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-Dallas-suburb-with-good-schools-decent-commute-and-not-that-expensive/527923/ 2014-02-10T15:44:00Z Actual schools: Tanglewood Elem. - highest rating in state for Fort Worth, TX, & Paschal H.S. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Actual-schools-Tanglewood-Elem-highest-rating-in-state-for-Fort-Worth-TX-Paschal-H-S/285886/ Close to Hulen Mall, multiple commercial establishments, 6 banks, plus many restaurants.&nbsp; 2 Jewish Synagogues, 1 United Methodist Church, 1 Non-Denominational Church within 3-4 blocks as well a Regional Library and Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (Texas Boys Choir included).&nbsp; Also, close to Texas Christian University.<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 06 Oct 2009 20:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Actual-schools-Tanglewood-Elem-highest-rating-in-state-for-Fort-Worth-TX-Paschal-H-S/285886/ 2009-10-06T20:51:00Z How much do BPO agents get paid in Houston, Tx? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-do-BPO-agents-get-paid-in-Houston-Tx/549055/ 1 reply Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-do-BPO-agents-get-paid-in-Houston-Tx/549055/ 2014-07-09T18:52:00Z Short term rentals allowed http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Short-term-rentals-allowed/551189/ We are in the l for a waterfront home in the New Braunfels, Canyon lake, Wimberley area for around 400K (we are open to building/remodeling). We'd like to be able to rent it out some weekends for extra income. Are there any neighborhoods I should keep an eye on? Anyone know of any real estate agents who might be extra knowledgeable in this subject and area?<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Short-term-rentals-allowed/551189/ 2014-07-24T20:43:00Z Capet vs. Laminate in Bedrooms http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Capet-vs-Laminate-in-Bedrooms/540894/ I am looking to sell in the next six months to a year. &nbsp;I know the carpet that is still in the bedrooms will have to either be replaced or put laminate (that looks like wood) in. &nbsp;Which one is better for selling? &nbsp;Personally I would like laminate. Also the rest of the house already has the laminate flooring or tile.&nbsp;<br \><br \>11 replies Thu, 15 May 2014 16:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Capet-vs-Laminate-in-Bedrooms/540894/ 2014-05-15T16:50:00Z Can anyone recommend a good roofing company in the Ft Worth area (zip code 76108) http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-anyone-recommend-a-good-roofing-company-in-the-Ft-Worth-area-zip-code-76108/549239/ I am in the process of a home purchase in the Ft. Worth Texas area and need to have a roofer. Can anyone recommend a fair and ethical roofing company for me to contact?<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-anyone-recommend-a-good-roofing-company-in-the-Ft-Worth-area-zip-code-76108/549239/ 2014-07-11T01:37:00Z Interview with economist on SF Bay area home prices http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Interview-with-economist-on-SF-Bay-area-home-prices/543526/ Enjoy,<br/><br/>&nbsp;http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_25872118/mercury-news-interview-lawrence-yun-chief-economist-national?source=rss<br/><br/>Sam Shueh<br/>Keller Williams Realty<br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 01 Jun 2014 05:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Interview-with-economist-on-SF-Bay-area-home-prices/543526/ 2014-06-01T05:06:00Z When sub-dividing a property, how important is roadfront/streetfront? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-sub-dividing-a-property-how-important-is-roadfront-streetfront/542846/ 3 replies Wed, 28 May 2014 03:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-sub-dividing-a-property-how-important-is-roadfront-streetfront/542846/ 2014-05-28T03:52:00Z How can I find the price of SOLD home in The Woodlands, Texas??? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-the-price-of-SOLD-home-in-The-Woodlands-Texas/542804/ The house 2 doors down closed May 2nd and because Texas is a "non-disclosure" state, the sold price isn't available to "the public". &nbsp;We bought our house just over a year ago and I'm trying to figure how much equity (if any) we've gained. &nbsp;Two realtors haven't returned my call. &nbsp;I know it doesn't make them any $$$ but someday I'm going to sell and buy again, just not with them. &nbsp;Frustrating since this info is available almost anywhere else. &nbsp;Thanks<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 27 May 2014 23:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-the-price-of-SOLD-home-in-The-Woodlands-Texas/542804/ 2014-05-27T23:17:00Z