Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Improvement,OH http://www.zillow.com/advice/OH/home-ownership-home-improvement/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate How can I get a loan to renovate my home if I don't have enough equity yet? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-get-a-loan-to-renovate-my-home-if-I-don%27t-have-enough-equity-yet/421072/ My husband and I bought a home that needs work about a year and a half ago. We have been working on it with what money we can pull from our monthly budget. However, we are reaching a point where the renovations needed are bigger ticket items... counters, flooring, replacing tubs &amp; showers, add a deck, etc. Because it's only been a year and a half, the banks aren't willing to even take into account the renovations already made to the home to give us credit for any sweat equity we have in order to continue. No home equity line. Is there anywhere else we can turn? We have excellent credit rating and room in the budget to pay back a loan but not a pile of cash lying around.<br \><br \>7 replies Sat, 29 Oct 2011 11:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-get-a-loan-to-renovate-my-home-if-I-don%27t-have-enough-equity-yet/421072/ 2011-10-29T11:02:00Z when replacing windows, does using the same brand throughout the house matter? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/when-replacing-windows-does-using-the-same-brand-throughout-the-house-matter/556073/ Anderson windows are currently throughout my house. &nbsp;New windows &nbsp;in 1999 except for two bedrooms which I now want to replace. &nbsp;Should I use Anderson windows to maintain my property value or doesn't this matter?&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/when-replacing-windows-does-using-the-same-brand-throughout-the-house-matter/556073/ 2014-08-23T00:34:00Z I have property that has a well,electric, and septic tank http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-property-that-has-a-well-electric-and-septic-tank/539409/ This is where I have lived most of my life. Till Mom pasted and house burnt to the ground. Newly married and wanting to rebuild. Or maybe put and sectional on the property. The deed is clear. Can anyone help<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 05 May 2014 20:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-property-that-has-a-well-electric-and-septic-tank/539409/ 2014-05-05T20:49:00Z We made a lot of mistakes buying our house and we now need to do a major remodel. We bought the hous http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-made-a-lot-of-mistakes-buying-our-house-and-we-now-need-to-do-a-major-remodel-We-bought-the-hous/493783/ 8 replies Fri, 24 May 2013 21:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-made-a-lot-of-mistakes-buying-our-house-and-we-now-need-to-do-a-major-remodel-We-bought-the-hous/493783/ 2013-05-24T21:37:00Z best option for remodel http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/best-option-for-remodel/533914/ I want a dedicated mudroom. &nbsp;I currently have 4 bed 3 full baths and main floor laundry room. House is a ranch. &nbsp;Both the laundry room and one of the bathrooms is right off the garage entrance. &nbsp;Which of these options is best:<br/>1. relocate laundry room to basement (unfinished) and use this room for mudroom<br/>2. eliminate the bathroom (rarely use it) and use this room for mudroom<br/><br/>All advice is appreciated. &nbsp;Thanks Kevin<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/best-option-for-remodel/533914/ 2014-03-26T19:46:00Z Should I add a 4th Bathroom? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-add-a-4th-Bathroom/523693/ I have a 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom house in Beavercreek, Ohio. I have recently finished my basement and have a perfect place for a 4th bathroom (half bath). It would cost me roughly $1,500 for materials to do all of the work. With that said, I am trying to figure out if it would be worth it to add or not from a resale view. Any opinions on this?<br \><br \>8 replies Wed, 08 Jan 2014 01:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-add-a-4th-Bathroom/523693/ 2014-01-08T01:14:00Z Best material for the Countertops of your Kitchen? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Best-material-for-the-Countertops-of-your-Kitchen/515197/ Looking for user reviews on the counter-tops material.&nbsp;<br \><br \>18 replies Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Best-material-for-the-Countertops-of-your-Kitchen/515197/ 2013-10-14T10:04:00Z How is it best to get a bid for a kitchen renovation? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-it-best-to-get-a-bid-for-a-kitchen-renovation/478678/ We are getting the survey and architect's work, but then what do we do to find a construction manager or??????<br \><br \>8 replies Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-it-best-to-get-a-bid-for-a-kitchen-renovation/478678/ 2013-02-14T23:01:00Z how much would a 150 sq ft addition be? there is already a patio in the area. i live in cleve oh http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-would-a-150-sq-ft-addition-be-there-is-already-a-patio-in-the-area-i-live-in-cleve-oh/487167/ 1 reply Wed, 10 Apr 2013 01:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-would-a-150-sq-ft-addition-be-there-is-already-a-patio-in-the-area-i-live-in-cleve-oh/487167/ 2013-04-10T01:15:00Z If your house is underwater, can upgrades increase the appraised value regardless of the market? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-your-house-is-underwater-can-upgrades-increase-the-appraised-value-regardless-of-the-market/483399/ 8 replies Sun, 17 Mar 2013 20:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-your-house-is-underwater-can-upgrades-increase-the-appraised-value-regardless-of-the-market/483399/ 2013-03-17T20:46:00Z why isn't my home price listed on the map? 995 Fulwell dr. Ontario,Ohio http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-isn%27t-my-home-price-listed-on-the-map-995-Fulwell-dr-Ontario-Ohio/455583/ 2 replies Wed, 15 Aug 2012 01:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-isn%27t-my-home-price-listed-on-the-map-995-Fulwell-dr-Ontario-Ohio/455583/ 2012-08-15T01:29:00Z KNOB & TUBE electrical http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/KNOB-TUBE-electrical/468334/ Became aware of areas of interest to purchase house have old KNOB &amp; TUBE electrical....does anyone know what homeowners/buyers are doing &nbsp;to correct this safety issue?<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 13 Nov 2012 03:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/KNOB-TUBE-electrical/468334/ 2012-11-13T03:09:00Z Modern Basement Finishing system http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Modern-Basement-Finishing-system/469240/ <h2 class="introdu_cat1"><em>[deleted by Zillow moderator. please see our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a> for posting guidelines]</em><br/></h2><br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 22 Nov 2012 17:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Modern-Basement-Finishing-system/469240/ 2012-11-22T17:58:00Z Zillow value of home. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-value-of-home/460646/ My name is Bill Torgler.&nbsp; I am the owner of the home on 7855 Lake O Springs Ave NW North Canton, Ohio 44720.&nbsp; My wife and I have done extensive remodeling to our home over the past five years.&nbsp; These updates have been posted to Zillow&nbsp;as the owner of the home.&nbsp; Over a year ago, however, our home took a sudden, considerable drop in price on Zillow.&nbsp; I am not talking about a progressive drop, but a considerable drop.&nbsp; This, along with the fact that our neighbors home hold an almost $10,000 price increase over our home (with nominalk work completed on them) has me considerably concerned.&nbsp; Without question I believe our home is considerably undervalued on Zillow.&nbsp; Another example is a home of like size (less than a mile from our home) selling in early July for $172,000.&nbsp; As a result of these truths, I am challenging the value of our home on Zillow and contest that it is not based upon complete and accurate information.&nbsp; I look forward to hearing back from you.&nbsp; Thank you.<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 20 Sep 2012 02:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-value-of-home/460646/ 2012-09-20T02:13:00Z How do you decide if building an addition or selling the home is the right choice to upgrade? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-decide-if-building-an-addition-or-selling-the-home-is-the-right-choice-to-upgrade/444339/ 6 replies Sat, 26 May 2012 00:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-decide-if-building-an-addition-or-selling-the-home-is-the-right-choice-to-upgrade/444339/ 2012-05-26T00:05:00Z Can I get pictures of home I bought, no longer available on Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-pictures-of-home-I-bought-no-longer-available-on-Zillow/448290/ I bought a home and have done some major improvements. Is there any way you can e-mail me the photos used to sell 6219 Old Church Avenue NW Massillon OH 44646? I greatly appreciate your help in advance of my before and after pictures. Respectfully, Dale Zerner (dale.zerner@gmail.com<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-pictures-of-home-I-bought-no-longer-available-on-Zillow/448290/ 2012-06-25T16:40:00Z Does changing a full bath tub/shower into a handicap shower only affect the sale value of house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-changing-a-full-bath-tub-shower-into-a-handicap-shower-only-affect-the-sale-value-of-house/433240/ Parents home is 1960's brick ranch with only one full bath. &nbsp;Elderly parents want to stay in home but are having a hard time getting over the tub wall. Will installing a shower unit only hurt the resale value of home?<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 28 Feb 2012 01:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-changing-a-full-bath-tub-shower-into-a-handicap-shower-only-affect-the-sale-value-of-house/433240/ 2012-02-28T01:01:00Z I just purchased a single family home.How do I get an investment loan to fix it up with poor credit http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-purchased-a-single-family-home-How-do-I-get-an-investment-loan-to-fix-it-up-with-poor-credit/428076/ 3 replies Mon, 09 Jan 2012 02:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-purchased-a-single-family-home-How-do-I-get-an-investment-loan-to-fix-it-up-with-poor-credit/428076/ 2012-01-09T02:36:00Z how much per square foot for an addition in the lorain county ohio area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-per-square-foot-for-an-addition-in-the-lorain-county-ohio-area/420656/ Any one know a good contracto in the grafton ohio area or how much it cost per square foot for a additon. Thank you<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-per-square-foot-for-an-addition-in-the-lorain-county-ohio-area/420656/ 2011-10-26T10:19:00Z How do I get the zestimate of my home more accurate? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-the-zestimate-of-my-home-more-accurate/418067/ <p>&nbsp; I have done improvements to the house.&nbsp; I have installed new water heater, furnace (with digitial thermostat, air conditioning unit), as well as had a few rooms in the house re-wired to code.</p><br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 04 Oct 2011 16:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-the-zestimate-of-my-home-more-accurate/418067/ 2011-10-04T16:04:00Z