Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,CT http://www.zillow.com/advice/CT/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate looking at 10 hardwood rd plainville ct http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/looking-at-10-hardwood-rd-plainville-ct/567586/ i live in the neighborhood and a relative is interested in this property but for some reason it is off market but i know it is in foreclosure. i would like to know more about when this house is expected on the market, it has been vacant for some time.<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/looking-at-10-hardwood-rd-plainville-ct/567586/ 2014-11-22T22:02:00Z looking at 10 hardwood rd plainville ct http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/looking-at-10-hardwood-rd-plainville-ct/567586/ i live in the neighborhood and a relative is interested in this property but for some reason it is off market but i know it is in foreclosure. i would like to know more about when this house is expected on the market, it has been vacant for some time.<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/looking-at-10-hardwood-rd-plainville-ct/567586/ 2014-11-22T22:02:00Z Why won't a potential short sale get rejected for list price http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-won%27t-a-potential-short-sale-get-rejected-for-list-price/566263/ The house is a potential shortsale/ estate sale. The listing price was at 149,900 then went to 145,000 and now 140,000. I started at 120,000....long story short is i'm now at 140,000. And they rejected the offer<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-won%27t-a-potential-short-sale-get-rejected-for-list-price/566263/ 2014-11-11T22:22:00Z Why won't a potential short sale get rejected for list price http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-won%27t-a-potential-short-sale-get-rejected-for-list-price/566263/ The house is a potential shortsale/ estate sale. The listing price was at 149,900 then went to 145,000 and now 140,000. I started at 120,000....long story short is i'm now at 140,000. And they rejected the offer<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-won%27t-a-potential-short-sale-get-rejected-for-list-price/566263/ 2014-11-11T22:22:00Z Do high voltage power lines near a house (about 300 feet) have an impact on property value? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-high-voltage-power-lines-near-a-house-about-300-feet-have-an-impact-on-property-value/178204/ 9 replies Wed, 17 Dec 2008 22:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-high-voltage-power-lines-near-a-house-about-300-feet-have-an-impact-on-property-value/178204/ 2008-12-17T22:39:00Z Negotiate a counter offer http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Negotiate-a-counter-offer/564226/ Condo 2062 sq ft . Offered 290k ... counter offer came as 292500 ..saying other buyer 's offer and asked us to match it .&nbsp;<br/>We have not seen offer letter from other buyer . How to convince the owner to 290k ?<br/>Can we ask for closing costs or replacement of kitchen appliances for 292500 instead of 290k ?<br/>Average sale price is around 280 -285k &nbsp;in this condo .&nbsp;<br/>who bears appraisal and inspection costs ? &nbsp;Do we have to put a &nbsp;condition &nbsp;, &nbsp;for refund of appraisal and inspection costs , incase if owner cahnges mind about selling the house ? Any other tips please.<br/>Very urgent ... going to negotion today ...&nbsp;<br/>Thanks<br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Negotiate-a-counter-offer/564226/ 2014-10-25T13:21:00Z I'm leasing a house with option to buy it. Could you make me a valuation from this house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-leasing-a-house-with-option-to-buy-it-Could-you-make-me-a-valuation-from-this-house/563955/ 1 reply Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-leasing-a-house-with-option-to-buy-it-Could-you-make-me-a-valuation-from-this-house/563955/ 2014-10-23T03:04:00Z im interested in2720 state st it's a preforeclouserhamden ct http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/im-interested-in2720-state-st-it%27s-a-preforeclouserhamden-ct/563277/ 2 replies Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/im-interested-in2720-state-st-it%27s-a-preforeclouserhamden-ct/563277/ 2014-10-17T18:36:00Z Making an offer on a home that already has a potential buyer. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Making-an-offer-on-a-home-that-already-has-a-potential-buyer/548629/ I am looking to purchase a home in the state of CT. The house that I am interested in already has an offer made on it along with the initial deposit (still pending a home inspection). If I make a better offer can the buyer still accept my offer if it is better?<br \><br \>5 replies Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Making-an-offer-on-a-home-that-already-has-a-potential-buyer/548629/ 2014-07-06T21:20:00Z (Moved): Down Payment Question http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Down-Payment-Question/563010/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Down-Payment-Question/563009/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Down-Payment-Question/563009/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Down-Payment-Question/563010/ 2014-10-15T20:47:00Z how do I get multiple family listings for sale http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-get-multiple-family-listings-for-sale/549691/ 7 replies Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-get-multiple-family-listings-for-sale/549691/ 2014-07-15T01:48:00Z Looking for advice regarding how to find a great buyer's agent... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-advice-regarding-how-to-find-a-great-buyer%27s-agent/543818/ I am wondering if anyone can offer tips on how to find a great buyer's agent.&nbsp; I will be moving from the Washington D.C. area to the Mystic, CT area.&nbsp; I have a substantial down payment and have already received my mortgage pre-approval letter.&nbsp; <br/><br/>I am ready to find an agent and begin looking at properties.&nbsp; <br/><br/>My concerns stem from the fact that I will have limited time to be in CT to see the properties and want to be sure to find an agent who will handle that well.&nbsp; <br/><br/>Is it appropriate to interview an agent and ask for a couple references from their recent clients?&nbsp; I have been advised to do so by others. The real estate agents I have worked with in the past have been friends or family members so this has not been an issue.&nbsp; <br/><br/>It is my understanding that in CT a buyer is required to sign an "agency exclusive agreement" in order to be shown properties represented by realtors other than their own.&nbsp; Please correct me if I am wrong.&nbsp; If that is correct, finding a great agent is obviously even more important.&nbsp; <br/><br/>Thank you in advance for any help/answers.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br \><br \>6 replies Tue, 03 Jun 2014 07:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-advice-regarding-how-to-find-a-great-buyer%27s-agent/543818/ 2014-06-03T07:34:00Z where can i find a listing of comp sales? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-can-i-find-a-listing-of-comp-sales/544252/ 4 replies Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-can-i-find-a-listing-of-comp-sales/544252/ 2014-06-05T19:18:00Z How can I find out when there is an open house on the homes I'm interested in? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-out-when-there-is-an-open-house-on-the-homes-I%27m-interested-in/544330/ 5 replies Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-out-when-there-is-an-open-house-on-the-homes-I%27m-interested-in/544330/ 2014-06-06T11:35:00Z if you placed a bid on a house then sellers dropped asking price below bid can they still accept bid http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/if-you-placed-a-bid-on-a-house-then-sellers-dropped-asking-price-below-bid-can-they-still-accept-bid/546084/ 1 reply Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/if-you-placed-a-bid-on-a-house-then-sellers-dropped-asking-price-below-bid-can-they-still-accept-bid/546084/ 2014-06-18T19:41:00Z how to buy poreclosed property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-to-buy-poreclosed-property/546676/ i am looking foreclosed property at waterbury around country club rd please guide me -thank you<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-to-buy-poreclosed-property/546676/ 2014-06-23T01:00:00Z What steps do I take if I am interested in trying to buy a preforclosure? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-steps-do-I-take-if-I-am-interested-in-trying-to-buy-a-preforclosure/546971/ 9 replies Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-steps-do-I-take-if-I-am-interested-in-trying-to-buy-a-preforclosure/546971/ 2014-06-24T18:38:00Z How can I find out what happened to a house that was on auction.com a couple of weeks ago? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-out-what-happened-to-a-house-that-was-on-auction-com-a-couple-of-weeks-ago/547181/ 34 South Main ST., Suffiled, CT was listed on auction.com a couple of weeks ago. Then after the auction date passed there was no more info on it. I am trying to track down what the status is.&nbsp; Bank of America is listed as owner.<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-out-what-happened-to-a-house-that-was-on-auction-com-a-couple-of-weeks-ago/547181/ 2014-06-25T19:03:00Z where can i find affordable housing in good school district http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-can-i-find-affordable-housing-in-good-school-district/548243/ <p>Max 400k, 2+bedroom , Condo or 1 family house. good schools is a MUST.</p><br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 03 Jul 2014 03:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-can-i-find-affordable-housing-in-good-school-district/548243/ 2014-07-03T03:15:00Z Conventional financing for fixer upper foreclosure http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Conventional-financing-for-fixer-upper-foreclosure/549834/ I made an offer on a house in the Homesteps program for 20% down with conventional financing. The house needs a new septic system and the seller asked for a letter from my lender that they would give me a mortgage based on this needing to be done. My loan officer said no lender will give that, and I don't even have an accepted offer yet. I don't want to go FHA or 203K since I've saved a lot to do repairs, so I'm in a bit of a bind. What are my options for financing? My plan was to purchase the house and use what is left after the down payment, plus the HELOC I have on my current home (rental property) to replace the septic. Why is this house in Homesteps if I can't qualify to purchase it with conventional financing, perfect credit, etc? Would a broker be able to make this deal work for me? Thanks in advance.<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Conventional-financing-for-fixer-upper-foreclosure/549834/ 2014-07-16T03:52:00Z