Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Housing Market, http://www.zillow.com/advice/United-States%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B/home-selling-housing-market/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Trouble selling home-time to rent it out? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Trouble-selling-home-time-to-rent-it-out/589294/ Hello, I would like to ask some advice on selling my home. My wife and I purchased our home in Northwest Philadelphia (19119 zip code) for 245,000 in 2009. We made extensive upgrades to the home, but unfortunately we had to move oversees for work purposes in 2012. For the next two years, we rented the property out, but in late 2014 our tenants left and the home has been for sale ever since. After six months on the market, we have not received any offers yet. We have already lowered the price to the point where we are now asking 10,000 dollars less than what we paid for it, despite the fact that we put in over $30,000 in upgrades. My question is-should we continue to try to sell the home or take it off the market now and try to find a tenant? Some people say that we should rent it out because it would be a solution to our problems now, while other people are warning us that renting will just be more trouble because it will involve more money for repairs. I should mention that my parents still live in the area and are willing to look after the home for us. They have also offered to lend us money to keep it up, provided that we pay them back when the home eventually sells. Moving back to the area is not an option for us. Thank you for your answer. <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <m:mathPr> <m:mathFont m:val="Cambria Math"/> <m:brkBin m:val="before"/> <m:brkBinSub m:val="&#45;-"/> <m:smallFrac m:val="off"/> <m:dispDef/> <m:lMargin m:val="0"/> <m:rMargin m:val="0"/> <m:defJc m:val="centerGroup"/> <m:wrapIndent m:val="1440"/> <m:intLim m:val="subSup"/> <m:naryLim m:val="undOvr"/> </m:mathPr></w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]><style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; line-height:115%; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";}</style><![endif]--><br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Trouble-selling-home-time-to-rent-it-out/589294/ 2015-06-01T12:19:00Z Realtor responsibilities http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Realtor-responsibilities/589138/ We are selling a house in another city about 80 miles away.&nbsp; Who is responsible to make sure the lawn is mowed, all pests are gotten rid of, and inside of house stays clean.&nbsp; My spouse seems to think the realtor (who is in our new city) should be taking care of this.&nbsp; Help!<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 31 May 2015 00:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Realtor-responsibilities/589138/ 2015-05-31T00:26:00Z Sellers Market http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sellers-Market/588568/ I am checking with realtors to see what they are doing to help sellers who are in a position to sell too quickly. Is it possible for sellers to counter offer with an option period, so that they have the ability to secure a home purchase. Many of us sellers are not comfortable with the lease option or rental after selling a home with the current shortage of homes.<br/><br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;Are there any options for sellers to counter with a option to close in 30-45 days, only if they can secure a acceptance of a home purchase?<br/><br/>Thanks.<br \><br \>8 replies Wed, 27 May 2015 02:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sellers-Market/588568/ 2015-05-27T02:07:00Z How much does a second bathroom increase the value of my house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-does-a-second-bathroom-increase-the-value-of-my-house/588850/ How much does a second bathroom increase the value of my house? I live in Littleton, CO.<br \><br \>15 replies Thu, 28 May 2015 22:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-does-a-second-bathroom-increase-the-value-of-my-house/588850/ 2015-05-28T22:46:00Z QUIERO SABER EL VALOR ACTUAL DE MI CASA EN HIALEAH http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/QUIERO-SABER-EL-VALOR-ACTUAL-DE-MI-CASA-EN-HIALEAH/425057/ 110 WEST- 38 sT, hIALEAH<br \><br \>9 replies Wed, 07 Dec 2011 03:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/QUIERO-SABER-EL-VALOR-ACTUAL-DE-MI-CASA-EN-HIALEAH/425057/ 2011-12-07T03:29:00Z How to check value of my house in July 2008 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-check-value-of-my-house-in-July-2008/253563/ What was house worth July, 2008?<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 07 Jul 2009 13:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-check-value-of-my-house-in-July-2008/253563/ 2009-07-07T13:47:00Z My house has been on the market for 2 months. Why hasn't it sold? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-house-has-been-on-the-market-for-2-months-Why-hasn%27t-it-sold/587265/ My house in the Wilchester subdivision of Memorial in Houston has been on the market for more than 2 months and has not sold?&nbsp; Is that market that soft?<br \><br \>10 replies Sun, 17 May 2015 15:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-house-has-been-on-the-market-for-2-months-Why-hasn%27t-it-sold/587265/ 2015-05-17T15:48:00Z where to find a home parcel number http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-to-find-a-home-parcel-number/231510/ 14 replies Tue, 05 May 2009 19:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-to-find-a-home-parcel-number/231510/ 2009-05-05T19:39:00Z What are the home values on Hillston Rd.,Trumbull, Ct ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-home-values-on-Hillston-Rd-Trumbull-Ct/391966/ What are the home values on Hillston Rd.,Trumbull, Ct?<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-home-values-on-Hillston-Rd-Trumbull-Ct/391966/ 2011-03-23T16:53:00Z how can i see the detail of house for sale http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-see-the-detail-of-house-for-sale/587448/ 2 replies Mon, 18 May 2015 19:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-see-the-detail-of-house-for-sale/587448/ 2015-05-18T19:52:00Z what is the value of my condo http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-value-of-my-condo/587133/ 8 replies Sat, 16 May 2015 09:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-value-of-my-condo/587133/ 2015-05-16T09:25:00Z Why no showings on my house http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-no-showings-on-my-house/586825/ I have had my house listed for 2 weeks and only had one showing. &nbsp;The price seems to be in the range of other similar properties. &nbsp;We have good pictures and a lot of extras like acreage, pole barn, etc. &nbsp;How long do we wait to lower the price or is there something I and my agent are missing?<br/><br/>Here is the house on Zillow:<br/><br/>http://www.zillow.com/homes/2175-Granger-Rd-Oxford-MI-48371_rb/<br \><br \>10 replies Thu, 14 May 2015 11:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-no-showings-on-my-house/586825/ 2015-05-14T11:17:00Z Would like to know the value of my property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-like-to-know-the-value-of-my-property/586489/ 4 brims, 1 1/2 bath, in-laws house in back with 4 brims 1 bath<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 12 May 2015 02:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-like-to-know-the-value-of-my-property/586489/ 2015-05-12T02:51:00Z How quick are houses being sold in the Elsmere Area http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-quick-are-houses-being-sold-in-the-Elsmere-Area/579539/ 1 reply Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-quick-are-houses-being-sold-in-the-Elsmere-Area/579539/ 2015-03-19T23:55:00Z Condo Conversion http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Condo-Conversion/537344/ I'm considering doing a condo conversion.&nbsp; I've never done one before.&nbsp; I bought a triplex at 10th and Wesley in Ocean City, NJ.&nbsp; It has two 3 bed/1bath units and one 2 bed/1bath unit.&nbsp; It has two car parking, so I would probably deed a single space to the first two floors.&nbsp; I believe it would appraise higher as three condos since there is higher demand for condo units that multi-families down there.&nbsp; Anyone have any idea if this is true?<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Condo-Conversion/537344/ 2014-04-21T17:33:00Z How does a real estate agent find buyers other than the MLS and internet http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-a-real-estate-agent-find-buyers-other-than-the-MLS-and-internet/586563/ 3 replies Tue, 12 May 2015 17:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-a-real-estate-agent-find-buyers-other-than-the-MLS-and-internet/586563/ 2015-05-12T17:07:00Z when will this property be for sale http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/when-will-this-property-be-for-sale/586351/ 33 san sebastian santa fe new mexico<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 11 May 2015 04:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/when-will-this-property-be-for-sale/586351/ 2015-05-11T04:14:00Z what is more desirable to a home buyer, a garage or a 3rd bedroom? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-more-desirable-to-a-home-buyer-a-garage-or-a-3rd-bedroom/559417/ Hello, i currently have a 2bd,1ba,1car garage and was thinking of converting the garage into a 3rd bd,2nd ba/laundry room. Would that be more attractive to buyers than a garage? It has a pretty long driveway that can fit 3 cars.<br \><br \>6 replies Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-more-desirable-to-a-home-buyer-a-garage-or-a-3rd-bedroom/559417/ 2014-09-15T23:45:00Z Tips for selling your home in Whitewater,WI http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Tips-for-selling-your-home-in-Whitewater-WI/585764/ We have our house up for sale in Whitewater, WI. It has been on the market for roughly one month and is not getting any showings. It is a 2 year old 3 bedroom 2 full bath ranch. Fenced in yard with patio and fire pit. The house is in great condition and very well maintained. A couple people came to the open house and thought it was in immaculate condition and definitely worth the price it's listed at. Looking for tips on marketing to get people into the house and other ways to help move the house towards a sale.&nbsp;<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 06 May 2015 15:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Tips-for-selling-your-home-in-Whitewater-WI/585764/ 2015-05-06T15:06:00Z How can I get property information from Burien, WA stopped being sent to me? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-get-property-information-from-Burien-WA-stopped-being-sent-to-me/585166/ 0 replies Fri, 01 May 2015 21:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-get-property-information-from-Burien-WA-stopped-being-sent-to-me/585166/ 2015-05-01T21:06:00Z