Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Improvement,IA http://www.zillow.com/advice/IA/home-ownership-home-improvement/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Why is my home estimated less than others on same street? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-my-home-estimated-less-than-others-on-same-street/555612/ I live on Hammontree Cir. Urbandale, IA 50322<br/><br/>Just noticed for some reason my house is listed less than the rest curious why and also what I can do to increase that.<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-my-home-estimated-less-than-others-on-same-street/555612/ 2014-08-20T14:26:00Z home improvement? should we or shouldn't we? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/home-improvement-should-we-or-shouldn%27t-we/541084/ We live in a older home, with two full baths one up and one down.&nbsp; The upstairs bathroom is very small, single sink, tub and toilet.&nbsp;The bedroom&nbsp;next to the bathroom is 12x14 very very small closet, with 7 foot ceiling height in the middle but the&nbsp;east and&nbsp;west&nbsp;walls have slants&nbsp;from the roof.&nbsp;,&nbsp;adding about 6 feet on&nbsp;the east&nbsp;side, creating a larger bathroom and closet for the bedroom that would also remove the slants making if a nice bedroom. Our contractor&nbsp;tells us&nbsp;the only way to do this to make it look right is to add new trust and basically rebuild the two&nbsp;rooms at a cost of $30,000. the house is paid for, we have the money to do it, but is it the right thing to do?&nbsp;<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 16 May 2014 19:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/home-improvement-should-we-or-shouldn%27t-we/541084/ 2014-05-16T19:37:00Z What is the average cost for a basement finishing project in Iowa? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-average-cost-for-a-basement-finishing-project-in-Iowa/531053/ The finish project is relatively basic - i.e. add 3/4 bathroom, close off utilities, add in some basic storage, finish walls / ceilings, and add carpet.&nbsp; Thanks.<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-average-cost-for-a-basement-finishing-project-in-Iowa/531053/ 2014-03-05T18:06:00Z removing half bath from kitchen area to make kitchen bigger would thar hurt or add value to my house http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/removing-half-bath-from-kitchen-area-to-make-kitchen-bigger-would-thar-hurt-or-add-value-to-my-house/519463/ My house has 4 bedrooms and 1full bathroom on 2nd floor and 1bedroom, 1full bathroom and another 1/2 bathroom in kitchen area in main floor. The full bathroom in main floor is not in the master bedroom.<br \><br \>11 replies Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/removing-half-bath-from-kitchen-area-to-make-kitchen-bigger-would-thar-hurt-or-add-value-to-my-house/519463/ 2013-11-19T09:46:00Z