Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,DE http://www.zillow.com/advice/DE/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Does "HOA Fee" refer to a monthly, quarterly or annual payment, e.g., "HOA Fee $928" http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-HOA-Fee-refer-to-a-monthly-quarterly-or-annual-payment-e-g-HOA-Fee-928/559837/ 3 replies Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-HOA-Fee-refer-to-a-monthly-quarterly-or-annual-payment-e-g-HOA-Fee-928/559837/ 2014-09-19T04:56:00Z First time home buyer with bad credit http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-time-home-buyer-with-bad-credit/482777/ My husband and I have some problem credit, and know it takes time and patience to rebuild, but at this point we don't know where to start. We're hoping to purchase our 1st home within the next year and a half to 2 years (possibly sooner), with lots of time and effort. I've heard not to work with a credit repair company rather a mortgage broker, etc., who can pin point what exactly we need to handle in order to get pre-qualified. Has anyone been in a similar situation, or does anyone have any knowledge as to where we should start. We've tried many times to try reparing our credit on our own but have been unsucessful, so now we're looking to bring in a professional to keep us on track. Thanks!~<br \><br \>10 replies Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-time-home-buyer-with-bad-credit/482777/ 2013-03-13T19:17:00Z Is it possible to buy a mobile/manufactured home without paying lot rent in Delaware? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-buy-a-mobile-manufactured-home-without-paying-lot-rent-in-Delaware/447188/ 4 replies Sun, 17 Jun 2012 15:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-buy-a-mobile-manufactured-home-without-paying-lot-rent-in-Delaware/447188/ 2012-06-17T15:18:00Z To cancel on a a being built new home. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/To-cancel-on-a-a-being-built-new-home/555244/ We have been missed led in building this home.&nbsp; They have refused to answer questions in a timely manner to give clearance to put on a screened porch.&nbsp; We found out that there is not enough clearance to property line, and this porch is a huge need due to enjoying to sit outside.&nbsp; Although maybe our down payment could be loss, but <br/>is there anymore at state since its a month away of being finished?&nbsp;And yes they do know all this, but&nbsp;refuses to workout other options.&nbsp;Can you help with this question?<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/To-cancel-on-a-a-being-built-new-home/555244/ 2014-08-18T12:05:00Z What percentage rate is common for a real estate agent in Bethany Beach Delaware http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-percentage-rate-is-common-for-a-real-estate-agent-in-Bethany-Beach-Delaware/554306/ 4 replies Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-percentage-rate-is-common-for-a-real-estate-agent-in-Bethany-Beach-Delaware/554306/ 2014-08-12T00:02:00Z Me and My husband are looking to buy a house, what steps should we take? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Me-and-My-husband-are-looking-to-buy-a-house-what-steps-should-we-take/510612/ 15 replies Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Me-and-My-husband-are-looking-to-buy-a-house-what-steps-should-we-take/510612/ 2013-09-09T19:25:00Z If I buy a house for $17,000 cash, what would other costs be? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-buy-a-house-for-17-000-cash-what-would-other-costs-be/552820/ 0 replies Sun, 03 Aug 2014 02:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-buy-a-house-for-17-000-cash-what-would-other-costs-be/552820/ 2014-08-03T02:14:00Z lease-purchase http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/lease-purchase/552338/ lease $1500.00/ month $500. goes to escrow towards purchase price...$3000. non-refundable deposit towards purchase..if tenant fails to get a mortgage is it legal for landlord to keep escrow monies..Its in the lease.<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/lease-purchase/552338/ 2014-07-31T01:50:00Z (Moved): we had a foreclosure 2 years ago included in a chapter 7 how long before we should apply for another http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-we-had-a-foreclosure-2-years-ago-included-in-a-chapter-7-how-long-before-we-should-apply-for-another/548639/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/we-had-a-foreclosure-2-years-ago-included-in-a-chapter-7-how-long-before-we-should-apply-for-another/548595/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/we-had-a-foreclosure-2-years-ago-included-in-a-chapter-7-how-long-before-we-should-apply-for-another/548595/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-we-had-a-foreclosure-2-years-ago-included-in-a-chapter-7-how-long-before-we-should-apply-for-another/548639/ 2014-07-06T22:04:00Z how do I unsubscribe to your daily search service? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-unsubscribe-to-your-daily-search-service/433482/ 2 replies Thu, 01 Mar 2012 02:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-unsubscribe-to-your-daily-search-service/433482/ 2012-03-01T02:26:00Z I'm a first time homebuyer in the state of Delaware. Should I be concerned at discovering termites? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-a-first-time-homebuyer-in-the-state-of-Delaware-Should-I-be-concerned-at-discovering-termites/433989/ I'm a first time homebuyer in the state of Delaware, and Im currently under contract for a property in Wilmington. Our home inspection, which included termite inspection uncovered minimal signs of termite damage. The inspector said the house looks as if it has been treated before, and that it may be signs of previous damage; however, it concerns me that it's still there. There were no live termites found, but the one tunnel that was found was on a floor joist (SOUNDS SCARY). I'm concerned for 2 reasons. 1) I know that termites can have a severe effect on structures, and can be a death sentence when I go and try to sell 2) I don't know the severity of the damage, and how far it extends into the house. I may be being a bit paranoid, but I'm a 22 year old single first time homebuyer, and I can't help but be concerned. If the house is treated every couple years, should I be concerned? Should I back out of the deal now before I go to closing? Or should I negotiate the price to regularly treat the house? The one unique thing about this property is that it is being sold by an agent who is an investor. He's due to make a pretty penny on the house, and I feel as if I might be in a place to tell him that I refuse to go to closing without him lowering the price. Am I right?<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 05 Mar 2012 07:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-a-first-time-homebuyer-in-the-state-of-Delaware-Should-I-be-concerned-at-discovering-termites/433989/ 2012-03-05T07:10:00Z Do you have a grace period in Delaware to back out out of a new home mortgage http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-have-a-grace-period-in-Delaware-to-back-out-out-of-a-new-home-mortgage/497993/ 5 replies Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-have-a-grace-period-in-Delaware-to-back-out-out-of-a-new-home-mortgage/497993/ 2013-06-19T22:50:00Z how do i find out what the ground rent is on a property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-find-out-what-the-ground-rent-is-on-a-property/546300/ 0 replies Fri, 20 Jun 2014 01:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-find-out-what-the-ground-rent-is-on-a-property/546300/ 2014-06-20T01:08:00Z I see several homes, cottages for sale near Oak Orchard, River St. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-see-several-homes-cottages-for-sale-near-Oak-Orchard-River-St/499652/ These places are for sale from 30 to 100k but they also state lot rent??? &nbsp;I don't understand. My wife and I own a home in York, Pa. and we would love to move to an area with a view of the bay. We are looking now, no big rush. Thank You Wade&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-see-several-homes-cottages-for-sale-near-Oak-Orchard-River-St/499652/ 2013-06-30T00:06:00Z 95% ltv combo mortgage in Delaware http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/95-ltv-combo-mortgage-in-Delaware/539782/ We are seeking to purchase a home in Delaware. We both have excellent credit (&gt;780) and our income is good (&gt;200k). We would like to purchase up to the $520K price point, but do not have the required 20% down for a traditional jumbo. We are seeking a solution that would allow us to secure a primary mortage up to 417K and a second mortgage with up to 10% down. Any suggestions?<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 08 May 2014 01:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/95-ltv-combo-mortgage-in-Delaware/539782/ 2014-05-08T01:12:00Z I am a first time buyer. I have requested to see 2 homes to see if I like. Am I on the right track? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-first-time-buyer-I-have-requested-to-see-2-homes-to-see-if-I-like-Am-I-on-the-right-track/539416/ 7 replies Mon, 05 May 2014 21:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-first-time-buyer-I-have-requested-to-see-2-homes-to-see-if-I-like-Am-I-on-the-right-track/539416/ 2014-05-05T21:44:00Z can i ask the seller to pay all the closing costs http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-i-ask-the-seller-to-pay-all-the-closing-costs/358453/ 14 replies Mon, 19 Jul 2010 17:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-i-ask-the-seller-to-pay-all-the-closing-costs/358453/ 2010-07-19T17:25:00Z Can I back out of a short sale after seller accepts offer? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-back-out-of-a-short-sale-after-seller-accepts-offer/535793/ I put an offer in on a townhome that was a short sale on February 9th (not an approved short sale) with a closing date of June 30, 2014. From the get go, this was a nightmare. The house listed on the market January 18th, and&nbsp;my realtor&nbsp;tried making several appointments to see it but we were told they werent accepting showings yet. Two weeks later we were finally able to see the home, and we find&nbsp;out we were delayed due to the&nbsp;home owners wanting to "clean". The home was filthy, and looked the same as the&nbsp;pictures.&nbsp;We put an offer in the next day and it took the listing agent about another week to get all the paperwork signed and submitted by her seller. Last week I recently found out an ex-partner of mine that has harassed me in the past&nbsp;lives directly across the street. I spoke to my realtor about rescinding the offer, but she is telling me we cannot do that because we are in a legally binding contract and can only rescind our offer if we forfeit our earnest money deposit, and also risk being taken to court for "further damages". She said another option would be wait it out until June 30th and hope the bank doesnt accept, or try to find something wrong in the home inspection. (which will be highly unlikely, this home is only 5 or 6 years old)&nbsp;Ive done some research online and have found that we are able to rescind our offer and can keep our deposit, but my realtor is telling me otherwise. Can someone please help? At this point, I'm willing to lose the $1,000 deposit, but im not sure why they would take us to court for damages. This seems like it happens all the time. I dont want to be forced to purchase a home where i wont feel comfortable living, but it seems like that is what will&nbsp;happen.<br/><br/>Thank you for your time!<br \><br \>7 replies Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-back-out-of-a-short-sale-after-seller-accepts-offer/535793/ 2014-04-09T18:19:00Z A short sale http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/A-short-sale/530003/ Recently I saw a property at 7 rising Rd, newark DE 19711, which is a short sale. The property is 23 years old and nice decorated. But I have no idea how much I should offer for this property. Is there anyone could help me estimate an reasonable price?<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/A-short-sale/530003/ 2014-02-26T00:49:00Z How long are USDA's approval time frame for underwriting in New Castle, Delaware? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-long-are-USDA%27s-approval-time-frame-for-underwriting-in-New-Castle-Delaware/521242/ 2 replies Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-long-are-USDA%27s-approval-time-frame-for-underwriting-in-New-Castle-Delaware/521242/ 2013-12-10T00:41:00Z