Zillow Advice RSS: Question,Home Ownership,TX http://www.zillow.com/advice/TX/home-ownership/question/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate how can i get a loan on my paid off vacant lot? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-get-a-loan-on-my-paid-off-vacant-lot/557244/ 1 reply Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-get-a-loan-on-my-paid-off-vacant-lot/557244/ 2014-08-30T16:11:00Z How do i find the legal owner that a home is titled under http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-i-find-the-legal-owner-that-a-home-is-titled-under/555687/ 3 replies Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-i-find-the-legal-owner-that-a-home-is-titled-under/555687/ 2014-08-20T20:37:00Z Why do I need a water softener and Reverse Osmosis system in my home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-do-I-need-a-water-softener-and-Reverse-Osmosis-system-in-my-home/555365/ 2 replies Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-do-I-need-a-water-softener-and-Reverse-Osmosis-system-in-my-home/555365/ 2014-08-19T00:33:00Z Can I get the name of the owner of a home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-the-name-of-the-owner-of-a-home/316089/ 5 replies Mon, 18 Jan 2010 21:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-the-name-of-the-owner-of-a-home/316089/ 2010-01-18T21:57:00Z Does a new roof add any value to a home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-a-new-roof-add-any-value-to-a-home/339774/ 20 replies Thu, 01 Apr 2010 05:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-a-new-roof-add-any-value-to-a-home/339774/ 2010-04-01T05:13:00Z homes in the woodlands, rodgers reserve subdivision http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/homes-in-the-woodlands-rodgers-reserve-subdivision/553972/ 0 replies Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/homes-in-the-woodlands-rodgers-reserve-subdivision/553972/ 2014-08-09T16:46:00Z My question in short, Can I be evicted off land that I was told I could use to build my home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-question-in-short-Can-I-be-evicted-off-land-that-I-was-told-I-could-use-to-build-my-home/552738/ 13 years ago I was told I could move my 80 ft. Mobile home onto the back 5 acres of my mothers land. After several months of tree removal and excavation of the land we were able to move the trailer in. Once in we had to put in a septic, well for water,have power and phone lines ran; also paid to have the land surveyed &nbsp;for gas lines. Over the last 13 years we've added improvements like a 22 ft pool' decking. front porch covered, garden shed a chain link fence around the whole back yard, and most recently a work shop. Now I'm being told I have until Monday to have everything removed.<br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 02 Aug 2014 14:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-question-in-short-Can-I-be-evicted-off-land-that-I-was-told-I-could-use-to-build-my-home/552738/ 2014-08-02T14:42:00Z (Moved): can i have your zestimate and home info reinstated on the map? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-can-i-have-your-zestimate-and-home-info-reinstated-on-the-map/552060/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-i-have-your-zestimate-and-home-info-reinstated-on-the-map/551624/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-i-have-your-zestimate-and-home-info-reinstated-on-the-map/551624/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-can-i-have-your-zestimate-and-home-info-reinstated-on-the-map/552060/ 2014-07-29T17:09:00Z Where do I go to change the purchase price? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-do-I-go-to-change-the-purchase-price/547859/ Zillow listed our purchase price for 704 busleigh castle way in pflugerville Texas for $100,000. We actually purchased it at $210,500.<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-do-I-go-to-change-the-purchase-price/547859/ 2014-06-30T15:44:00Z Why is Zillow stacking the market against homeowners in Ft. Bend County http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-Zillow-stacking-the-market-against-homeowners-in-Ft-Bend-County/546199/ Fort Bend County is the fastest growing community in the USA topping the housing sales statistics again in May.&nbsp; Their is a housing war in our neighborhood and the houses are selling for "over ask" and do not stay on the market for more than a day or two.&nbsp; How can Zillow downgrade the price of our houses again?&nbsp; They are uninformed and are representing themselves as experts when they are not.&nbsp; Zillow is doing a terrible disservice to OUR community and if there is any lawyers out there, please start a class action suit against them for manipulating the real-estate market. Zillow should not be able to get away with posing as experts and posting inaccurate information.<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-Zillow-stacking-the-market-against-homeowners-in-Ft-Bend-County/546199/ 2014-06-19T15:11:00Z who will rent to me I have a bad rental history and bad credit http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/who-will-rent-to-me-I-have-a-bad-rental-history-and-bad-credit/543820/ 2 replies Tue, 03 Jun 2014 08:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/who-will-rent-to-me-I-have-a-bad-rental-history-and-bad-credit/543820/ 2014-06-03T08:23:00Z Where can I get the title for a doublewide mobile home I purchased in 2002 here in El Paso, TX? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-get-the-title-for-a-doublewide-mobile-home-I-purchased-in-2002-here-in-El-Paso-TX/545284/ I bought this mobile home from a man who sold mobile home trailers and this one that I bought was already installed in a lot.&nbsp; So I bought the lot (through another person) and went ahead and bought the trailer from this man.&nbsp; I went to his business which was located on Alameda Avenue and I paid him cash $14,000.&nbsp; He gave me the title but he said I had to make the change of name on my own.&nbsp; But the title was stolen from my home when I was burglarized in 2005, so I do not have the title to make the change.&nbsp; The man moved his business from the Alameda Avenue and I lost contact with him.&nbsp; So I do not know where to get the title.&nbsp; Can you help???<br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-get-the-title-for-a-doublewide-mobile-home-I-purchased-in-2002-here-in-El-Paso-TX/545284/ 2014-06-12T19:46:00Z renovation guesstimate http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/renovation-guesstimate/544061/ I live in a 1200 sq ft house built in the 1920s. Time, neglect and hurricanes have not been kind to it. I'm trying to decide if the cost of a gut remodel is worth it bI live in a 1200 sq ft house built in the 1920s. Time, neglect and hurricanes have not been kind to it. I'm trying to decide if thut cannot yet bring out any inspectors. It's in an area about an hour south of Houston, Texas. It's currently 3 bedroom and 1 bath. I'd like to cannibalized on of the bedrooms and turn it into a master suite, keeping the old bath for guests and converting the garage into a bedroom/ bathroom next to the laundry room. The garage is roofed (roof is new) but the walls are nothing but plywood right now. The rest of the house is brick siding. The foundation may need repair, spilled water always collects at the back suggesting it's slanted. There's a lot of termite and water damage, not sure how the internal structure looks. The plumbing needs to be replaced and I'm not sure about the electrical wiring. Inside, the entire place needs to be gutted and refinished. All the appliances are ancient and barely work. Sinks tubs and toilet all need replaced. The yard also needs to be cleared out in places and a new dog escape proof privacy fence needs to be built. Anyone willing to guess how much all this might cost in my area? I'm wondering about the cost if all finishes were on the cheap and an alternate guess for nice finishes like wood lookalike tile throughout, nice kitchen and bath tiles etc. I'll always go cheap as I can on appliances as long as it'll work for a long time. We can do some diy on the finishes and know some family with experience laying tile etc that might cut costs. Homes in poor shape in my neighborhood sell anywhere from 25k to 80k. A nicer remodeled home down the street sold for 120k last year. We would probably continue living here for more than 5 years after the remodel but would eventually like to sell. The mortgage is paid off. Any wild guesses are appreciated.<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/renovation-guesstimate/544061/ 2014-06-04T15:51:00Z DCURD Tax Abatement Program http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/DCURD-Tax-Abatement-Program/543924/ Hi, We are planning to buy a detached single family home in the Escena neighborhood in Las Colinas, Irving. It is right across the La Villita community on Riverside Dr.<br/><br/>1. Do we get a 100% rebate for DCURD taxes because it is a single family home or do we still have to pay some amount towards that?<br/>2. How much % would it be if we do not have a 100% rebate?<br/><br/>I am confused as I have seen different responses on the Internet and it is a deciding factor for us.<br/><br/>Thanks in advance!<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/DCURD-Tax-Abatement-Program/543924/ 2014-06-03T20:06:00Z New comperables for 15 Borello Dr -- Austin (Lakeway) http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/New-comperables-for-15-Borello-Dr-Austin-Lakeway/542071/ &nbsp;We are planning to challenge the Travis Cnty Proposed Property Tax as their assessment is $70,000 OVER OUR PURCHASE PRICE in Feb, 2014. &nbsp;Have there been more recent sales in the FlintRock area that we might see as comperables? Thank you&nbsp;<br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 22 May 2014 19:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/New-comperables-for-15-Borello-Dr-Austin-Lakeway/542071/ 2014-05-22T19:39:00Z What's my neighborhood name http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What%27s-my-neighborhood-name/536853/ 3 replies Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What%27s-my-neighborhood-name/536853/ 2014-04-17T11:28:00Z How much will it cost to have an existing gas line for the dryer connected to the kitchen? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-will-it-cost-to-have-an-existing-gas-line-for-the-dryer-connected-to-the-kitchen/199928/ I am interested in purchasing an older home that does not have a gas stove.&nbsp; I wanted to consider the cost of having it connected as part of the total cost of purchase.<br \><br \>11 replies Mon, 16 Feb 2009 17:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-will-it-cost-to-have-an-existing-gas-line-for-the-dryer-connected-to-the-kitchen/199928/ 2009-02-16T17:06:00Z how much equity could I borrow against? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-equity-could-I-borrow-against/541456/ We paid 75k, we owe less than 63k. It's valued at 85k, can we borrow 20k (current value) towards equity or can we only borrow as much as we once did?<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 19 May 2014 15:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-equity-could-I-borrow-against/541456/ 2014-05-19T15:33:00Z Local Property Taxes , http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Local-Property-Taxes/440521/ Our Property Taxes keep going higher every year ,The only Place on earth ????<br/>Any Idea how to argue that knowing the situation today ??????<br/>Thx<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Local-Property-Taxes/440521/ 2012-04-26T21:06:00Z has anyone ever or currently owns a manufactured home, what are your thoughts? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/has-anyone-ever-or-currently-owns-a-manufactured-home-what-are-your-thoughts/540805/ My wife and kids are planning on moving out of a neighborhood, with the high taxes, and HOA, to live on some land that we recently inherited. We are wanting to consider a manufactured home at least for a few years before we decide if we want to continue or build on your own lot type deal. Would love any advice in the Houston (Cypress, TX) areas on this plan. Thanks!<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 14 May 2014 23:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/has-anyone-ever-or-currently-owns-a-manufactured-home-what-are-your-thoughts/540805/ 2014-05-14T23:04:00Z