Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Ownership,CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/CA/home-ownership/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Where can I find a property description in West Sacramento? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-find-a-property-description-in-West-Sacramento/593781/ 4 replies Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-find-a-property-description-in-West-Sacramento/593781/ 2015-07-01T21:45:00Z how do I correct the house number on my property which is wrong? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-correct-the-house-number-on-my-property-which-is-wrong/593802/ 0 replies Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-correct-the-house-number-on-my-property-which-is-wrong/593802/ 2015-07-02T00:32:00Z My Home disappered from Zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-Home-disappered-from-Zillow/593782/ I had my home claimed and watch the value time to time but recently just disappered completely. Including from my saved home list. I cannot find it. It is in Carmel and there is no block number there. The address is 0 Lincoln St. 5NE of 5th, Carmel CA. That means it is on Lincoln and it is the 5th house on the North east side of 5th street. It is between 4th street and 5th. It was there with the value etc but all of a sudden disappered. The parcel is there but there is no value or info related to the house. Not sure what you guys did to your system but all the info is erased and there is no acess to the info anymore. Hope you can rectify it and put it back in. Thank you.<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-Home-disappered-from-Zillow/593782/ 2015-07-01T21:49:00Z Can waterfront living be attainable and affordable in the Bay Area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-waterfront-living-be-attainable-and-affordable-in-the-Bay-Area/593276/ 0 replies Sat, 27 Jun 2015 23:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-waterfront-living-be-attainable-and-affordable-in-the-Bay-Area/593276/ 2015-06-27T23:55:00Z Does anyone know where I can go online to get my real estate purchase score? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-know-where-I-can-go-online-to-get-my-real-estate-purchase-score/592754/ I have heard about this score. It is sort of like a credit score but it tells you if your proposed real estate purchase is a good idea or not, or something like that. If anybody knows how I can get this score, I'd appreciate it. - Thx<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-know-where-I-can-go-online-to-get-my-real-estate-purchase-score/592754/ 2015-06-24T20:34:00Z The current photo of my home was taken with the garage door wide open. Can you put the old one back? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-current-photo-of-my-home-was-taken-with-the-garage-door-wide-open-Can-you-put-the-old-one-back/592816/ https://maps.google.com/maps?ion=1&amp;espv=2&amp;bav=on.2,or.r_cp.&amp;bvm=bv.96782255,d.cGU&amp;biw=1135&amp;bih=688&amp;dpr=1&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=1365+rose+way+dixon+ca&amp;layer=c&amp;z=17&amp;iwloc=A&amp;sll=38.447328,-121.840625&amp;cbp=13,280.0,0.0,0,0&amp;panoid=pnGpR_qK1JV1rudk0zuSfA&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=doKLVYfeC4SzoQSv3ZHICA&amp;ved=0CB4QxB0wAA<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-current-photo-of-my-home-was-taken-with-the-garage-door-wide-open-Can-you-put-the-old-one-back/592816/ 2015-06-25T04:26:00Z Natural Pest Remedies http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Natural-Pest-Remedies/357870/ <p>Summer's warm weather is great, but it has some problems. Bugs, Mosquitos, etc. Just when you want to open a window, something flies in.&nbsp; Spraying a bunch of chemicals around your home may not be a good idea if you have children or pets...and it's not the "greenest" way to go.</p><p>Here are some more natural ways to get rid of pests.</p><p>To get rid of ants, try sealing of their entry point with cayenne pepper, lemon juice, garlic or mint leaves. (try one at a time to see which works best for you.)</p><p>For mosquitos, try planting marigolds. They give off a fragrance that the bugs don't like. Lemongrass is another good idea, it contains citronella...which works well.&nbsp; Also lookout for standing water, that's where they'll thrive.</p><p>Enjoy your summer!</p><br \><br \>7 replies Thu, 15 Jul 2010 00:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Natural-Pest-Remedies/357870/ 2010-07-15T00:06:00Z Why does my property that is zoned into 2 lots only show it worth 21K? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-does-my-property-that-is-zoned-into-2-lots-only-show-it-worth-21K/592528/ 0 replies Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-does-my-property-that-is-zoned-into-2-lots-only-show-it-worth-21K/592528/ 2015-06-23T15:54:00Z How much does an Architect usually costs (per hr? or per project?) http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-does-an-Architect-usually-costs-per-hr-or-per-project/189920/ <p>We are thinking about remodelling our house.&nbsp; The remodel will not include any addition (no upstairs added), but rather, we want a more open floor plan, bigger kitchen, and a more contemporary design.<br/><br/>Thanks!</p><br \><br \>12 replies Mon, 19 Jan 2009 06:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-does-an-Architect-usually-costs-per-hr-or-per-project/189920/ 2009-01-19T06:32:00Z How to remove my home pictures on Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-remove-my-home-pictures-on-Zillow/592150/ Hi,<br/><br/>I own and live my home in Dublin, CA (5092 Royal Pines Way). I bought home over 20 months back, still pictures hows on Zillow. Can you help me to remove pictures of my home from Zillow due to safety concerns.<br/><br/>Thank you, Gopi Magam 510-812-0408 &nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 20 Jun 2015 14:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-remove-my-home-pictures-on-Zillow/592150/ 2015-06-20T14:16:00Z Why did my home go from $114, to $85, http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-did-my-home-go-from-114-to-85/562213/ 5 replies Wed, 08 Oct 2014 23:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-did-my-home-go-from-114-to-85/562213/ 2014-10-08T23:10:00Z Granite vs Quartz countertops in kitchen remodel? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Granite-vs-Quartz-countertops-in-kitchen-remodel/481512/ I'm in the beginning stages of remodeling &amp; granite countertops are all the rage...all of my friends have it in their kitchens. However, I don't want granite. I like to cook a lot. I'm concerned about the porousness of granite (harboring bacteria and germs), and I've been told it can't be cleaned with anything like Chlorox Clean-up, which I use daily on my counters. I've also heard it's radioactive and has to be re-sealed constantly, depending on use and quality of stone purchased. I'm looking into quartz counters, which generally don't have these issues, have a shiny surface and in my opinion, also look more modern. I'm concerned though, if I go to resell my house in the future, if not choosing the granite might hurt me in the long run? Or, are quartz counters becoming more prevalent? I recently accompanied a friend to tour some town homes &amp; noticed the builders were using it in their models, instead of granite.<br \><br \>35 replies Wed, 06 Mar 2013 03:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Granite-vs-Quartz-countertops-in-kitchen-remodel/481512/ 2013-03-06T03:10:00Z How much does new professional landscaping improve a home's zestimate? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-does-new-professional-landscaping-improve-a-home%27s-zestimate/590087/ I recently had professional landscaping completed at my home for $20,000. How much can I expect that to impact my home's resale value?<br \><br \>5 replies Sat, 06 Jun 2015 09:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-does-new-professional-landscaping-improve-a-home%27s-zestimate/590087/ 2015-06-06T09:11:00Z Laminate vs vinyl- which one's the best bad choice? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Laminate-vs-vinyl-which-one%27s-the-best-bad-choice/589164/ <div><p>In terms of resell value, wood flooring is the best flooring choice because it is considered an upgrade and so it will boost the value of the home.</p><p>But, wood flooring won't work for my situation- kids, pet, etc.. even though I want something that looks like wood. For my current living situation, I'll need something tougher and more durable than hardwood floors- either vinyl or laminate.</p><p>So, I was thinking about getting vinyl planks that look like wood but then somebody pointed out in another thread that vinyl is considered 'down market' and that buyers will offer less money because of the perceived 'cheapness' factor of vinyl flooring.</p><p>I know that this won't be my forever house and I'm going to move sooner rather than later so I need to keep an eye on how my choices will affect the resell value.</p><p>I'm well aware that laminate won't boost up the resell value like wood flooring, but well it have as much of a negative impact like vinyl plank flooring?</p><p>If you had to choose between vinyl and laminate, which one's the best bad choice for resell value? I don't expect either to increase the value so I'm looking for the option that will least negatively hurt the resell value.</p><p>Is it the choice that's the closest looking thing to real hardwood? Will that be laminate or vinyl?</p></div><br \><br \>10 replies Sun, 31 May 2015 05:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Laminate-vs-vinyl-which-one%27s-the-best-bad-choice/589164/ 2015-05-31T05:31:00Z would it be best if i bought a house/Apartment in Los Angeles or rented it im on a budget of 250K http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/would-it-be-best-if-i-bought-a-house-Apartment-in-Los-Angeles-or-rented-it-im-on-a-budget-of-250K/588846/ 5 replies Thu, 28 May 2015 22:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/would-it-be-best-if-i-bought-a-house-Apartment-in-Los-Angeles-or-rented-it-im-on-a-budget-of-250K/588846/ 2015-05-28T22:31:00Z amlisting agetn & posted a new listing, with new photos, but old photos from the last AGENT are ther http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/amlisting-agetn-posted-a-new-listing-with-new-photos-but-old-photos-from-the-last-AGENT-are-ther/258545/ amlisting agetn &amp; posted a new listing, with new photos, but old photos from the last AGENT are there instead of mine ?/ and thoughts how to get rid of old photos and put mine there instead.&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="mailto:billpowers@sbcglobal.net" rel="nofollow">billpowers@sbcglobal.net</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; thanks<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 20 Jul 2009 22:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/amlisting-agetn-posted-a-new-listing-with-new-photos-but-old-photos-from-the-last-AGENT-are-ther/258545/ 2009-07-20T22:47:00Z Despite instructions, I cannot remove the photos of my home. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Despite-instructions-I-cannot-remove-the-photos-of-my-home/591612/ Please delete the photos from my home's listing on Zillow. There has been a tragic death and strangers are asking questions about the home and things in it. Please delete as soon as possible. I have worked for hours trying to follow Zillow's instructions for doing this and cannot.<br/><br/>Thank you.<br/><br/>John&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 16 Jun 2015 23:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Despite-instructions-I-cannot-remove-the-photos-of-my-home/591612/ 2015-06-16T23:56:00Z Does paving in a portion of your front yard increase or decrease your property value? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-paving-in-a-portion-of-your-front-yard-increase-or-decrease-your-property-value/591466/ This would be paving in a portion of the front drive way to provide a courtyard and alternative parking. One option would be pavers and another option would be cement.&nbsp;<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 16 Jun 2015 03:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-paving-in-a-portion-of-your-front-yard-increase-or-decrease-your-property-value/591466/ 2015-06-16T03:16:00Z Where can I get opinions on a design concept I have about a bathroom I'm having remodeled? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-get-opinions-on-a-design-concept-I-have-about-a-bathroom-I%27m-having-remodeled/541106/ My home is a solid log home ant the bathroom will have a steam shower in it.&nbsp; The shower will consist of 3 glass walls and one very striking quartzite wall (the one with the shower valves, etc.).&nbsp; In order to continue to see the beautiful logs, one of the glass walls will be 18: away from the log wall.&nbsp; This will allow coeanung the outside of the glass as well as treating the logs.&nbsp; This log wall is peroendicular to the quartzite wall.&nbsp; I was planning on covering the entire wall with the slab (including the 18" gap).&nbsp; I think since the other 3 walls are glass, it would make sense to see the full quartzite wall rather than see it end with 18" of drywall.&nbsp; I would like opinions on this.<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 16 May 2014 21:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-get-opinions-on-a-design-concept-I-have-about-a-bathroom-I%27m-having-remodeled/541106/ 2014-05-16T21:13:00Z I would like to see the property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-would-like-to-see-the-property/147491/ Please contact us so we can see the property<br/><br/>Karen & Al<br/>951-479-8055<br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 20 Jul 2008 17:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-would-like-to-see-the-property/147491/ 2008-07-20T17:05:00Z