Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Rent vs Buy,NY http://www.zillow.com/advice/NY/home-buying-rent-vs-buy/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Renting vs Buying in Ithaca http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-vs-Buying-in-Ithaca/534533/ Hello!<br/>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; My fiance and I are moving to Ithaca in the fall for 4 years (he is getting his PhD at Cornell) and given the low stock of quality rentals (especially ones that allow dogs) we are considering buying. He has a condo he owns in Colorado that he will be renting out. What do you think our best options would be? Would a condo or a house make a better investment as a rental when we move? What are our options with a budget of $150k with 10% down? Thanks!<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-vs-Buying-in-Ithaca/534533/ 2014-03-31T16:16:00Z (Moved): What can I do to get more (or better) quotes for my loan request ZR-GFVNNPG? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-GFVNNPG/532808/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-GFVNNPG/532801/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-GFVNNPG/532801/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-GFVNNPG/532808/ 2014-03-18T21:33:00Z Rent or Buy in NYC http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rent-or-Buy-in-NYC/518326/ Hi, I'm curious whether I should continue renting, or whether now's a good time to buy a property in NYC. &nbsp;I'm concerned that the market has been strong and that there may be a correction. &nbsp;Views on short to medium term strength of NYC residential market would be very helpful. &nbsp;Thank you.<br \><br \>5 replies Fri, 08 Nov 2013 02:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rent-or-Buy-in-NYC/518326/ 2013-11-08T02:40:00Z How exactly works "RENT WITH OPTION TO BUY"? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-exactly-works-RENT-WITH-OPTION-TO-BUY/529874/ Please tell me exactly the pros and cons. &nbsp;Is there a rule to this kind of business. &nbsp;Can I trust them. &nbsp;How is the payment? Do I have to pay something in advance to support my decision? Is it a regular rent to pay per certain amount of months than must buy? &nbsp;When time comes is it process in the same maner as a regular home sale? &nbsp;What if after a few month I change my mind. &nbsp;<br \><br \>9 replies Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-exactly-works-RENT-WITH-OPTION-TO-BUY/529874/ 2014-02-25T04:18:00Z First time Home buyer seminar http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-time-Home-buyer-seminar/520898/ I am within my first year of a very well paying job and ready to own some property but I don't know my options and the necessary steps to prepare my self. Where can I find first time home buyer seminar; real estate seminars; What are my federal and state qualifications?<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-time-Home-buyer-seminar/520898/ 2013-12-05T20:40:00Z What to do? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-to-do/481633/ &nbsp;&nbsp; I am a single man trying to weigh my options. I have great credit but not too much money for a down payment. I have about 30k and make 55k a year. Should I continue to rent or is buying an option for me? I am looking to stay in southern Nassau. Is a co op or condo a good option? Never looked into purchasing a home before. Where do I start?<br \><br \>7 replies Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-to-do/481633/ 2013-03-06T22:41:00Z How can I find details on specific hous? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-details-on-specific-hous/514543/ 3 replies Tue, 08 Oct 2013 07:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-details-on-specific-hous/514543/ 2013-10-08T07:56:00Z Is Coop mortgage interest deductible if I also have a personal $1m mortgage? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Coop-mortgage-interest-deductible-if-I-also-have-a-personal-1m-mortgage/480298/ I am looking to buy a New York City coop to be my primary residence. I am subject to AMT so I cannot deduct the RE tax element of the Coop common charges but my question is whether I am able to deduct the mortgage interest component of the CC against my taxable income. I know that normally the coop mortgage interest is deductible in addition to my personal mortgage interest but I believe I can only deduct interest on a mortgage up to $1m. In my case my personal mortgage will be $995k so my question is whether the coop interest will also be deductible or am I maxed out on interest deductibles?<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Coop-mortgage-interest-deductible-if-I-also-have-a-personal-1m-mortgage/480298/ 2013-02-26T12:45:00Z I want to buy a house in Rotterdam NY, area close to Sixth St. Who can I contact? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-buy-a-house-in-Rotterdam-NY-area-close-to-Sixth-St-Who-can-I-contact/470716/ I will want to get a VA loan...no down pmt. was preapproved for 130,000 but the 60 days has expired and can get that done again by my bank..Credit is excellent. Renting for 945.00 monthly....want something that will not exceed that amount monthly, including taxes..&nbsp; am looking for ranch type house 2 bedrooms 2 baths, garage..Location is important.<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-buy-a-house-in-Rotterdam-NY-area-close-to-Sixth-St-Who-can-I-contact/470716/ 2012-12-07T20:11:00Z What is the breakeven point on buying vs. renting in Westchester County, NY? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-breakeven-point-on-buying-vs-renting-in-Westchester-County-NY/458827/ 1 reply Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-breakeven-point-on-buying-vs-renting-in-Westchester-County-NY/458827/ 2012-09-06T16:20:00Z You think your place is small ? Try 78 sq ft. . . . http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/You-think-your-place-is-small-Try-78-sq-ft/451735/ <p>I thought my house was small - and it is - until I <a rel="nofollow" href="http://mashable.com/2012/07/19/tiny-apartments-video/">read this.....</a></p><br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/You-think-your-place-is-small-Try-78-sq-ft/451735/ 2012-07-19T19:05:00Z are there any condos near Snohomish, WA 98290? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/are-there-any-condos-near-Snohomish-WA-98290/451715/ 2 replies Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/are-there-any-condos-near-Snohomish-WA-98290/451715/ 2012-07-19T17:40:00Z why I cant' find a specific address, for sale/rent ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-I-cant%27-find-a-specific-address-for-sale-rent/442079/ 1 reply Wed, 09 May 2012 01:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-I-cant%27-find-a-specific-address-for-sale-rent/442079/ 2012-05-09T01:16:00Z