Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Ownership,DC http://www.zillow.com/advice/DC/home-ownership/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Who actually owns the White House and who pays the mortgage? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-actually-owns-the-White-House-and-who-pays-the-mortgage/203167/ 14 replies Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-actually-owns-the-White-House-and-who-pays-the-mortgage/203167/ 2009-02-24T13:29:00Z Who actually owns the White House and who pays the mortgage? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-actually-owns-the-White-House-and-who-pays-the-mortgage/203167/ 12 replies Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-actually-owns-the-White-House-and-who-pays-the-mortgage/203167/ 2009-02-24T13:29:00Z grants and money for home purchase http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/grants-and-money-for-home-purchase/568880/ a program where you get a grant for 20,000 for home purchase, or up to 60,000<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 06 Dec 2014 11:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/grants-and-money-for-home-purchase/568880/ 2014-12-06T11:43:00Z Does anyone know the process of getting a widow's name on the title and deed after husbnad's death? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-know-the-process-of-getting-a-widow%27s-name-on-the-title-and-deed-after-husbnad%27s-death/553226/ 2 replies Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-know-the-process-of-getting-a-widow%27s-name-on-the-title-and-deed-after-husbnad%27s-death/553226/ 2014-08-05T16:02:00Z Added value of remodeling and how to prioritize? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Added-value-of-remodeling-and-how-to-prioritize/546573/ I am buying a 700 square condo unit that has not been updated since its construction in 1989. What will be the absolutely necessary update which will also add value to the property and make it easy to rent? I dont have a huge budget.&nbsp;<br/>- Kitchen: shall I use a granite countertop, or a modern steel-alike laminate countertop could do? &nbsp;<br/>- Bathroom: replace tiles, sink cabinet, shower door. Do I need to replace the bath tub and the toilet, which are not brand new but decent?<br/>- floor: shall I leave the carpet in the living room and tiles at the hallway and the kitchen, or should I replace by floating laminate floor?&nbsp;<br/>- Wall painting: it was painted 2 years ago. I would not mind painting it to a color that I like personally, but would the cost justify?&nbsp;<br/><br/>&nbsp;Thanks so much!<br/><br/><br/>&nbsp;<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Added-value-of-remodeling-and-how-to-prioritize/546573/ 2014-06-22T03:45:00Z Delete in the initial description - Section 8 welcome. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Delete-in-the-initial-description-Section-8-welcome/549296/ DELETE - Section 8 welcome. &nbsp;This is not fact. &nbsp;<br/><br/>I am the owner and Section 8 is not valid. &nbsp;Please delete. &nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Delete-in-the-initial-description-Section-8-welcome/549296/ 2014-07-11T14:25:00Z Looking for kitchen and bath renovation contractors http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-kitchen-and-bath-renovation-contractors/546816/ I have a tiny kitchen (7'x8') and bath (8x8). All the remodeling companies I spoke with want to sell their own cabinets, which are unnecessarily expensive. Could someone recommend contractors in Washington DC area who will be willing to work with IKEA cabinets and Home Depot tiles and laminates? Many thanks.&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-kitchen-and-bath-renovation-contractors/546816/ 2014-06-23T21:57:00Z I can't grow grass on 1 side of yard: what grass seed should I use and how? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-can%27t-grow-grass-on-1-side-of-yard-what-grass-seed-should-I-use-and-how/510032/ I've used a few different types of grass seed, including rye grass for a quick fix to make it look good for a minute... But, the grass dies out.&nbsp; Who can teach me at my site in NW, Washington, DC.&nbsp; As a business promotion: I can let a landscape artist fix the yard and advertise his work.&nbsp; My corner&nbsp;house is target area for curb appeal to thousands of drivers on a main street.<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 05 Sep 2013 01:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-can%27t-grow-grass-on-1-side-of-yard-what-grass-seed-should-I-use-and-how/510032/ 2013-09-05T01:32:00Z Who lives at 125 S. Street NW washington DC http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-lives-at-125-S-Street-NW-washington-DC/501729/ 1 reply Sat, 13 Jul 2013 17:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-lives-at-125-S-Street-NW-washington-DC/501729/ 2013-07-13T17:25:00Z what does auction mean and how does it work http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-does-auction-mean-and-how-does-it-work/500284/ 1 reply Thu, 04 Jul 2013 11:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-does-auction-mean-and-how-does-it-work/500284/ 2013-07-04T11:31:00Z I own a couple homes, and rent some of them out. What do owners use to to collect rent online?? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-own-a-couple-homes-and-rent-some-of-them-out-What-do-owners-use-to-to-collect-rent-online/305430/ I own a couple homes, and I'm looking for a way to collect rent online and organize things for me easier....&nbsp; what do you other owners use??<br/><br/>I looked and tried the free trials of a ton of websites that came up on google.&nbsp; My favorite so far is <a title="Linkification: http://www.paytorent.com" href="http://www.paytorent.com" class="linkification-ext" rel="nofollow">www.paytorent.com</a> , but I want to get others' opinion before I officially signup...<br/><br/>Thank you!!<br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 10 Dec 2009 01:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-own-a-couple-homes-and-rent-some-of-them-out-What-do-owners-use-to-to-collect-rent-online/305430/ 2009-12-10T01:32:00Z I would like to fight my property tax assessment http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-would-like-to-fight-my-property-tax-assessment/432834/ My assessed value is about at where I bought the house (395K), however I did a database search of the houses on my street. All are essentially 765 sq foot row homes in very similar conditions from the exterior, and from those I have seen based on meeting the neighbors. However my assessed value is listed at 368K while the good majority of these other homes are listed in the 340K range. There is one home with all the same features that sold for 419K in 2007 and is assessed at 348K.<br/>So my question is, can I use this info to try for a lower taxable assessment?<br/>I do not want to be the bad guy on the block that&nbsp;inadvertently&nbsp;gets other houses rates raised, but I do want to do everything possible to lower my tax obligation.<br/>Does it sound like I have a case? I was successful in appealing my taxes on a previous home when I showed that the sales price was lower than the assessed value. However, this case is slightly different.<br/><br/>Thanks for any advice!<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-would-like-to-fight-my-property-tax-assessment/432834/ 2012-02-23T22:26:00Z What is the estimated cost to rebuild in Washington DC area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-estimated-cost-to-rebuild-in-Washington-DC-area/254369/ 3 replies Thu, 09 Jul 2009 16:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-estimated-cost-to-rebuild-in-Washington-DC-area/254369/ 2009-07-09T16:10:00Z I put in my neighbor's address in zillow's search engine and a picture of my house appeared. Severa http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-put-in-my-neighbor%27s-address-in-zillow%27s-search-engine-and-a-picture-of-my-house-appeared-Severa/447264/ 1 reply Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-put-in-my-neighbor%27s-address-in-zillow%27s-search-engine-and-a-picture-of-my-house-appeared-Severa/447264/ 2012-06-18T13:51:00Z Property Missing on Zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Property-Missing-on-Zillow/399497/ Hello,<br/><br/>I searched for an address both on Zillow and another similar website, but neither can find the&nbsp;building!&nbsp;&nbsp;I can see the building on the satellite map, it&nbsp;even&nbsp;has a white outline&nbsp;around it, just no little house tag or any link on&nbsp;it.&nbsp;&nbsp; All the&nbsp;other buildings&nbsp;on the street&nbsp;are the there and have their tags and info...what does this mean??<br/><br/>Thank you for your help&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 18 May 2011 17:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Property-Missing-on-Zillow/399497/ 2011-05-18T17:01:00Z What effect if building in which I own a condo is being sold at foreclosure? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-effect-if-building-in-which-I-own-a-condo-is-being-sold-at-foreclosure/388716/ Bought early into a condo redevelopment and just received notice that the building (and all unsold units) are being sold in foreclosure.&nbsp; What effect will this have on my unit, which is not subject to the sale? Any advice appreciated.<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-effect-if-building-in-which-I-own-a-condo-is-being-sold-at-foreclosure/388716/ 2011-02-28T14:44:00Z what is the price per sq ft of commercial property in nw washington dc http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-price-per-sq-ft-of-commercial-property-in-nw-washington-dc/273354/ 2 replies Fri, 28 Aug 2009 21:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-price-per-sq-ft-of-commercial-property-in-nw-washington-dc/273354/ 2009-08-28T21:56:00Z How much renovate a house that is just shell? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-renovate-a-house-that-is-just-shell/328067/ <p>Planed on <a href="http://www.zillow.com/learnmore/what-zillow-offers-buyers.htm">buying a home</a> that is completely a shell, was wondering how much would probably cost to completely renovated. the SQ Ft is 3511.</p><br \><br \>9 replies Wed, 24 Feb 2010 17:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-renovate-a-house-that-is-just-shell/328067/ 2010-02-24T17:24:00Z how do I find more info on this home, such as the history and who lived in it? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-find-more-info-on-this-home-such-as-the-history-and-who-lived-in-it/336238/ My grandparents lived here in 1954, I do family research and am researching my grandparents and their life in Washington, D.C. after moving from South Carolina. Would like to know if I can find more info on this home and it's first owners, specifically and especially my grandparents. Thanks.<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 22 Mar 2010 06:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-find-more-info-on-this-home-such-as-the-history-and-who-lived-in-it/336238/ 2010-03-22T06:30:00Z Is this property still for sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-property-still-for-sale/339953/ 1 reply Thu, 01 Apr 2010 20:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-property-still-for-sale/339953/ 2010-04-01T20:48:00Z