Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Ownership,Dallas- TX http://www.zillow.com/advice/Dallas-TX/home-ownership/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Is previous owner responsible for repair cost if they knew about an issue and did not disclose it? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-previous-owner-responsible-for-repair-cost-if-they-knew-about-an-issue-and-did-not-disclose-it/519520/ <p class="MsoNormal">We just purchased our first home a few months ago. The seller disclosed the house had foundation work about 15 years ago that included a 20-year warranty. When we were in the process of buying the house, our inspector confirmed the work but didn't make us aware of any additional issues. He noted that cracks in the wall were due to normal settling and very common in a house that is almost 100 years&nbsp;old.&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">In the Sellers Disclosure, it was noted there was foundation repair done and that it was still under warranty, but did not mention the additional work needed that wasn't covered. Also the seller checked that they were unaware of any wood rot.</p><p class="MsoNormal">What should we do? We obviously need to do the repairs, only a few things the company can do are under warranty. The rest of the work to correct the problem from recurring, we would have to pay for. I don't feel that we should have to pay for it, especially when the previous owner knew about the problems, was quoted by the company to fix them, but decided not to. &nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">Is there any way the previous owner should be responsible for paying for those repairs? If so, how would we go about getting that resolved?&nbsp;</p><br \><br \>9 replies Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-previous-owner-responsible-for-repair-cost-if-they-knew-about-an-issue-and-did-not-disclose-it/519520/ 2013-11-19T21:25:00Z My grandfather passed in 1981.He did have a will and my Mother is his only heir. What does she have http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-grandfather-passed-in-1981-He-did-have-a-will-and-my-Mother-is-his-only-heir-What-does-she-have/493156/ 3 replies Mon, 20 May 2013 18:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-grandfather-passed-in-1981-He-did-have-a-will-and-my-Mother-is-his-only-heir-What-does-she-have/493156/ 2013-05-20T18:09:00Z I have been buying my house for 5 yrs, if I get married is it still mine or is it now ours? In Dalla http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-been-buying-my-house-for-5-yrs-if-I-get-married-is-it-still-mine-or-is-it-now-ours-In-Dalla/492414/ 2 replies Wed, 15 May 2013 14:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-been-buying-my-house-for-5-yrs-if-I-get-married-is-it-still-mine-or-is-it-now-ours-In-Dalla/492414/ 2013-05-15T14:42:00Z WHERE CAN I FIND COPIES OF PERMITS THE ARE FROM PREVIOUS WORK DONE TO MY HOUSE http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/WHERE-CAN-I-FIND-COPIES-OF-PERMITS-THE-ARE-FROM-PREVIOUS-WORK-DONE-TO-MY-HOUSE/446537/ 5 replies Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/WHERE-CAN-I-FIND-COPIES-OF-PERMITS-THE-ARE-FROM-PREVIOUS-WORK-DONE-TO-MY-HOUSE/446537/ 2012-06-12T14:44:00Z I claimed my home, but it says it is a listing created by another use. How do I correct this? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-claimed-my-home-but-it-says-it-is-a-listing-created-by-another-use-How-do-I-correct-this/458935/ 0 replies Fri, 07 Sep 2012 03:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-claimed-my-home-but-it-says-it-is-a-listing-created-by-another-use-How-do-I-correct-this/458935/ 2012-09-07T03:52:00Z How to have interior pictures of my home removed? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-have-interior-pictures-of-my-home-removed/447849/ 2 replies Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-have-interior-pictures-of-my-home-removed/447849/ 2012-06-22T15:05:00Z What can I do to get more (or better) quotes for my loan request ZR-PVHYDLV http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-PVHYDLV/441887/ WHAT CACN I DO TO GET A HOME LOAN RIGTH NOW<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 07 May 2012 22:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-PVHYDLV/441887/ 2012-05-07T22:19:00Z There is no "claim home" option in the edit field so how do I claim my home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/There-is-no-claim-home-option-in-the-edit-field-so-how-do-I-claim-my-home/442584/ 2 replies Sat, 12 May 2012 21:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/There-is-no-claim-home-option-in-the-edit-field-so-how-do-I-claim-my-home/442584/ 2012-05-12T21:54:00Z Purgatory for home equity loan customers from Experian choice of loan classification http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Purgatory-for-home-equity-loan-customers-from-Experian-choice-of-loan-classification/410328/ Those who utilize a 30 year fixed rate home equity loan to fund home improvements or a child's college education may well find themselves in an unbelievable Catch 22 as a result of how credit bureau Experian has chosen to treat that indebtedness.<br/><br/>For loans requiring monthly payments, I have been advised by Experian staff that it treats them as "installment loans" if the nomenclature mortgage is not in the account title, instead of the more logical "real estate loans".<br/><br/><br/><br/><br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Purgatory-for-home-equity-loan-customers-from-Experian-choice-of-loan-classification/410328/ 2011-08-04T18:04:00Z What is a special vendor's lien in Dallas County. It is from the Mortgage Company http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-a-special-vendor%27s-lien-in-Dallas-County-It-is-from-the-Mortgage-Company/416397/ I purchased a home from a Mortgage Company and a year later(last week)&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;I found a vendor's lien on the home.&nbsp;&nbsp; It carries the script of the dollar amt in numbers which is &nbsp;less than the amount written out.&nbsp;&nbsp; One would think I owe them money.&nbsp; I used a title company chosen by this company.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Can some one tell me what is going on and what is the very first thing I need to do AND the very last thing I need to &nbsp;make sure I do about this matter.&nbsp; Im getting in position for a battle so I need some details because I cannot afford an attorney.&nbsp;<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 21 Sep 2011 02:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-a-special-vendor%27s-lien-in-Dallas-County-It-is-from-the-Mortgage-Company/416397/ 2011-09-21T02:06:00Z Texas Property Taxes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Texas-Property-Taxes/389903/ I'm not an property tax attorney, but I'm fairly confident that the property tax laws have changed this year to make local taxing authorities have to take into account foreclosures when determining the tax value of a property. This is huge. I know personally my home is valued about 20k more than it would be if you accounted for foreclosures.<br/><br/>If I'm wrong, let me know. If I'm right, everyone needs to protest their property taxes this year. I know I'm letting my clients know about this change.<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 09 Mar 2011 14:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Texas-Property-Taxes/389903/ 2011-03-09T14:19:00Z My carpet in my home was ruined due to a busted pipe. I would like to replace with hardwood http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-carpet-in-my-home-was-ruined-due-to-a-busted-pipe-I-would-like-to-replace-with-hardwood/386812/ The problem is I also have quite a bit of tile, from the foray to and between the dining room and the den to the hall and in the kitchen. It is 16" placed on the diagonal.<br/><br/>The wood &nbsp;floors would be in the den, dining. study and bedrooms. &nbsp;Would it look stupid to have both tile and wood? Or do I need to bite the bullet and have wood floors all the way through the house? &nbsp;What about the bath and kitchen? &nbsp;Is it practical for those areas. &nbsp;I am single with no children and &nbsp;small dog.<br \><br \>6 replies Tue, 15 Feb 2011 01:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-carpet-in-my-home-was-ruined-due-to-a-busted-pipe-I-would-like-to-replace-with-hardwood/386812/ 2011-02-15T01:05:00Z This house is beautiful! I would like to know the starting price and if I could get a showing please http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/This-house-is-beautiful-I-would-like-to-know-the-starting-price-and-if-I-could-get-a-showing-please/340536/ 4 replies Sat, 03 Apr 2010 20:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/This-house-is-beautiful-I-would-like-to-know-the-starting-price-and-if-I-could-get-a-showing-please/340536/ 2010-04-03T20:05:00Z Is this an FHA approved condo? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-an-FHA-approved-condo/341766/ 5 replies Wed, 07 Apr 2010 16:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-an-FHA-approved-condo/341766/ 2010-04-07T16:51:00Z How can I find out if there is a lien against a property in a sheriff tax sale in Texas? A http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-out-if-there-is-a-lien-against-a-property-in-a-sheriff-tax-sale-in-Texas-A/365187/ Also if I make repairs to the property and the owners redeems, will they have to pay back the repair amounts also?<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 05 Sep 2010 18:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-out-if-there-is-a-lien-against-a-property-in-a-sheriff-tax-sale-in-Texas-A/365187/ 2010-09-05T18:48:00Z Is the Auction being held by REDC on condos in 1200 Main Street, Dallas above board, honest and true http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-the-Auction-being-held-by-REDC-on-condos-in-1200-Main-Street-Dallas-above-board-honest-and-true/358226/ 2 replies Sat, 17 Jul 2010 16:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-the-Auction-being-held-by-REDC-on-condos-in-1200-Main-Street-Dallas-above-board-honest-and-true/358226/ 2010-07-17T16:07:00Z Any estimate of property taxes on the condos being auctioned today by REDC on 1200 main st Dallas? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-estimate-of-property-taxes-on-the-condos-being-auctioned-today-by-REDC-on-1200-main-st-Dallas/358229/ 1 reply Sat, 17 Jul 2010 16:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-estimate-of-property-taxes-on-the-condos-being-auctioned-today-by-REDC-on-1200-main-st-Dallas/358229/ 2010-07-17T16:27:00Z i can't get the site to show recently sold homes. is anyone else having this problem? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-can%27t-get-the-site-to-show-recently-sold-homes-is-anyone-else-having-this-problem/352095/ 1 reply Sun, 30 May 2010 18:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-can%27t-get-the-site-to-show-recently-sold-homes-is-anyone-else-having-this-problem/352095/ 2010-05-30T18:00:00Z how much do you have to put down. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-do-you-have-to-put-down/346222/ 3 replies Wed, 21 Apr 2010 02:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-do-you-have-to-put-down/346222/ 2010-04-21T02:38:00Z Pool? Room for a pool? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Pool-Room-for-a-pool/345019/ 1 reply Sat, 17 Apr 2010 19:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Pool-Room-for-a-pool/345019/ 2010-04-17T19:00:00Z