Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Maintenance,TX http://www.zillow.com/advice/TX/home-ownership-maintenance/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Error 500 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Error-500/579193/ This is a third day in a row that I am getting error 500 while trying to save my changes after deleting OLD pictures from&nbsp;my property.<br/>Am I doing something wrong or is your server out of commission?<br/>Please let me know.<br/>You can respond to &nbsp;tmduplex@yahoo.com<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Error-500/579193/ 2015-03-17T13:38:00Z Foreclosed house http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Foreclosed-house/573219/ Our neighbor's house was foreclosed some time ago, but he still lives there.&nbsp; He has trashed the house and the yard; has loud all-night beer parties and parks in the lawn.&nbsp; How long will he be allowed to live there?&nbsp; All our neighbors feel sorry for us.&nbsp; How long can he live there?<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Foreclosed-house/573219/ 2015-01-23T22:42:00Z My home has pests. Mice in particular. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-home-has-pests-Mice-in-particular/567600/ Has anyone used these devices to stop mice - www.ridofmice.net&nbsp;&nbsp; They seem to be made of stainless steel.<br \><br \>4 replies Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-home-has-pests-Mice-in-particular/567600/ 2014-11-23T03:25:00Z Neighbor building a fence, hit our gas line that is on his property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Neighbor-building-a-fence-hit-our-gas-line-that-is-on-his-property/561609/ Our Neighbor is building a fence, his wife was digging a post hole. She hit something hard, so got a pick axe and proceeded to knock a hole in our gas line. The gas line is definitely on their side of the property line. He says we have to pay for it as the line is "illegally" on his side. They also hit a sprinkler line that was ours, again on his side of the property line. We are looking at more than $2,000 in repairs... Are we responsible for paying all of these fees?<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Neighbor-building-a-fence-hit-our-gas-line-that-is-on-his-property/561609/ 2014-10-03T22:27:00Z How is meritage homes quality in round rock tx http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-meritage-homes-quality-in-round-rock-tx/538702/ I am doing some research on which builder homes to choose in Round Rock TX area.<br/>If anyone out there can give some inputs on following builders, it would be great help.<br/><br/>- standard pacific homes.<br/>- meritage homes.<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-meritage-homes-quality-in-round-rock-tx/538702/ 2014-04-30T18:34:00Z 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 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 I believe the seller lied to use and did not disclose known defects about the house http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-believe-the-seller-lied-to-use-and-did-not-disclose-known-defects-about-the-house/510536/ Everything was repainted in the house and looked really nice...(this is the first house we bought), but now we're seeing cracks in the ceilings, all of the tile cracked so I opened one up and noticed a huge crack in the concrete, and it wasn't just a surface crack. &nbsp;I then noticed cracks appearing on side of the door. &nbsp;I believe the seller completely lied to us, covered certain things up just to sell the damn house, now I'm not sure if I can sue them or not. &nbsp;What do you guys think?<br \><br \>11 replies Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-believe-the-seller-lied-to-use-and-did-not-disclose-known-defects-about-the-house/510536/ 2013-09-09T04:39:00Z Post-Closing Repairs http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Post-Closing-Repairs/480259/ Hi,<br/><br/>Closed on a house, have an&nbsp;amended&nbsp;contract regarding repairs, money was not&nbsp;escrowed (I've been reading other posts).<br/><br/>We had an issue with the electrical of the house, we closed quickly (prior to the end of the year) and were promised by the seller that issues regarding installation of a 220 volt plug for the oven would be resolved. &nbsp;Meaning, they would install a 220 volt plug. <br/><br/>We contacted our electrician after they had not resolved it after two weeks of us having moved in and we were informed it was going to require the installation of a new box and about $750 because there were no&nbsp;circuits&nbsp;left. &nbsp; We let the seller know this and they sent out an electrician who kind of did a half a$$ job of electrical and actually took out the arch breakers (which are required by code) and re-wired the box so that we no longer have arch breakers and he essentially rigged it to work.<br/><br/>My question is, they did install the 220 volt, but at the cost of taking out the arch breaker and basically making the rest of the wire a bit more hazardous. &nbsp;I get it, they met the contract to the word, but at the same time, I feel as though they damaged the house in fixing it, or at least the electrical. &nbsp;Thoughts or advice on follow-up to possibly getting a solution to this through the sellers?&nbsp;<br/><br/>Even if I took it to small claims, what is the possibility for success?&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 26 Feb 2013 02:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Post-Closing-Repairs/480259/ 2013-02-26T02:00:00Z What is the average heat and air cooling bills in a 1200 sq. ft. house in Dallas Fort Worth area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-average-heat-and-air-cooling-bills-in-a-1200-sq-ft-house-in-Dallas-Fort-Worth-area/444733/ 2 replies Tue, 29 May 2012 22:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-average-heat-and-air-cooling-bills-in-a-1200-sq-ft-house-in-Dallas-Fort-Worth-area/444733/ 2012-05-29T22:54:00Z i purchased home one year ago, and having major issues. is it too late to get seller to do anything? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-purchased-home-one-year-ago-and-having-major-issues-is-it-too-late-to-get-seller-to-do-anything/409874/ i've been in my home a year and three months, and have already replace a/c, electrical box. i am now having roofing problems. had someone look at it and said that there was a lot of patch up work done to roof. have plumbing issues, and siding is starting to show some wear.. i thought inspection was supposed to catch all these problems? do i have any recourse at this point?<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 01 Aug 2011 19:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-purchased-home-one-year-ago-and-having-major-issues-is-it-too-late-to-get-seller-to-do-anything/409874/ 2011-08-01T19:49:00Z We sold our house last July, but I can't change owner details now. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-sold-our-house-last-July-but-I-can%27t-change-owner-details-now/354605/ How to change the owner?<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 21 Jun 2010 05:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-sold-our-house-last-July-but-I-can%27t-change-owner-details-now/354605/ 2010-06-21T05:13:00Z