Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Seattle- WA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Seattle-WA/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Agents what would you offer? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agents-what-would-you-offer/576750/ I'm going to keep this short and directed towards Seattle Real Estate Agents wondering what they would place as their highest and best.<br/><br/>&nbsp;Here's the theoretical details.<br/>In the popular Greenwood Neighborhood<br/>2 bed rooms 700sqft but with a decent yard.<br/>Zillow Estimate is 308k, listed at 275k<br/><br/>So what amount do you offer?<br/>Do you waive inspection?<br/>How soon do you close to have the strongest offer?<br \><br \>11 replies Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agents-what-would-you-offer/576750/ 2015-02-24T00:27:00Z Agents what would you offer? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agents-what-would-you-offer/576750/ I'm going to keep this short and directed towards Seattle Real Estate Agents wondering what they would place as their highest and best.<br/><br/>&nbsp;Here's the theoretical details.<br/>In the popular Greenwood Neighborhood<br/>2 bed rooms 700sqft but with a decent yard.<br/>Zillow Estimate is 308k, listed at 275k<br/><br/>So what amount do you offer?<br/>Do you waive inspection?<br/>How soon do you close to have the strongest offer?<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agents-what-would-you-offer/576750/ 2015-02-24T00:27:00Z Anyone familiar with Stanbrooke homes in the Seattle area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-familiar-with-Stanbrooke-homes-in-the-Seattle-area/415430/ I was wondering if anyone is familiar with Stanbrooke custom homes in the Seattle area &nbsp;(<a href="http://www.stanbrooke.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.stanbrooke.com/index.html</a>)? I am considering building a house with them but wanted to know their reputation. &nbsp;Also what are people's thoughts on building a home in general. It seems like all the people I have known that have built a custom home are older and far richer than me. I am looking to spend about $550,000 in the Issaquah/Sammamish area total and it seems like if I could get a land parcel that is suitable for a fair price I could built a home to my liking for that price.<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-familiar-with-Stanbrooke-homes-in-the-Seattle-area/415430/ 2011-09-13T15:59:00Z Anyone familiar with Stanbrooke homes in the Seattle area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-familiar-with-Stanbrooke-homes-in-the-Seattle-area/415430/ I was wondering if anyone is familiar with Stanbrooke custom homes in the Seattle area &nbsp;(<a href="http://www.stanbrooke.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.stanbrooke.com/index.html</a>)? I am considering building a house with them but wanted to know their reputation. &nbsp;Also what are people's thoughts on building a home in general. It seems like all the people I have known that have built a custom home are older and far richer than me. I am looking to spend about $550,000 in the Issaquah/Sammamish area total and it seems like if I could get a land parcel that is suitable for a fair price I could built a home to my liking for that price.<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-familiar-with-Stanbrooke-homes-in-the-Seattle-area/415430/ 2011-09-13T15:59:00Z Where to retire in Seattle area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-to-retire-in-Seattle-area/574189/ Look on Zillow all the time in Seattle area, but have no idea where to go. Price: $300,000 range.<br/>Wants: room for small vegetable garden, fireplace, walk to butcher, bakery, fresh seafood, room for dog.<br/>Don't care: Schools.<br/>Would be nice: No stairs, decent view, no upkeep (condo?)<br/><br/>And, finally, what's the difference between a townhouse and a condo? In New York they are the same thing, but a townhouse is usually several floors.<br \><br \>8 replies Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-to-retire-in-Seattle-area/574189/ 2015-02-01T17:02:00Z Where to retire in Seattle area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-to-retire-in-Seattle-area/574189/ Look on Zillow all the time in Seattle area, but have no idea where to go. Price: $300,000 range.<br/>Wants: room for small vegetable garden, fireplace, walk to butcher, bakery, fresh seafood, room for dog.<br/>Don't care: Schools.<br/>Would be nice: No stairs, decent view, no upkeep (condo?)<br/><br/>And, finally, what's the difference between a townhouse and a condo? In New York they are the same thing, but a townhouse is usually several floors.<br \><br \>8 replies Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-to-retire-in-Seattle-area/574189/ 2015-02-01T17:02:00Z Any good real estate companies that allow you to represent yourself for minimal $ in Seattle? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-good-real-estate-companies-that-allow-you-to-represent-yourself-for-minimal-in-Seattle/542985/ Are there any good real estate companies that allow you to represent yourself for minimal cost?&nbsp; I have my license, work at Microsoft, but would like to do my own transaction if possible, maybe with a bit of guidance from managing broker.<br \><br \>7 replies Wed, 28 May 2014 21:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-good-real-estate-companies-that-allow-you-to-represent-yourself-for-minimal-in-Seattle/542985/ 2014-05-28T21:28:00Z Any good real estate companies that allow you to represent yourself for minimal $ in Seattle? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-good-real-estate-companies-that-allow-you-to-represent-yourself-for-minimal-in-Seattle/542985/ Are there any good real estate companies that allow you to represent yourself for minimal cost?&nbsp; I have my license, work at Microsoft, but would like to do my own transaction if possible, maybe with a bit of guidance from managing broker.<br \><br \>7 replies Wed, 28 May 2014 21:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-good-real-estate-companies-that-allow-you-to-represent-yourself-for-minimal-in-Seattle/542985/ 2014-05-28T21:28:00Z Whats better to buy as a rental property in seattle - One bed vs two bed codo? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Whats-better-to-buy-as-a-rental-property-in-seattle-One-bed-vs-two-bed-codo/571948/ I am looking to buy a rental property in Seattle, closer to down town. Please help me identify the pros and cons of buying a one bed condo vs a two bed one. Thanks!<br \><br \>10 replies Mon, 12 Jan 2015 04:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Whats-better-to-buy-as-a-rental-property-in-seattle-One-bed-vs-two-bed-codo/571948/ 2015-01-12T04:15:00Z What happened to google street view on Zillow recently? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-happened-to-google-street-view-on-Zillow-recently/570317/ HI, thank for answering my question. When searching for houses there used to be three of google's view of the property: map, overhead view and street view. Street view has disappeared from the listings on my computer. It was very nice way to see the neighborhood. Now it is gone. What happened, is it coming back?<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-happened-to-google-street-view-on-Zillow-recently/570317/ 2014-12-24T16:00:00Z Why don't you list what floor bedrooms are on? RedFin does, and it is a good feature. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-don%27t-you-list-what-floor-bedrooms-are-on-RedFin-does-and-it-is-a-good-feature/570439/ We are looking for a house with a main floor bedroom and when you don't specify where bedrooms are located it makes it harder to judge whether this is something worth our looking at or not. There are so many listings that one needs to scan them quickly to see whether to spend time looking at them or not, and it is impossible to guess from your pictures about the bedrooms layout.<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 26 Dec 2014 20:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-don%27t-you-list-what-floor-bedrooms-are-on-RedFin-does-and-it-is-a-good-feature/570439/ 2014-12-26T20:48:00Z Buying a waterfront home versus buying a home with a private pool;investment wise which is better? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-a-waterfront-home-versus-buying-a-home-with-a-private-pool-investment-wise-which-is-better/495725/ 17 replies Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-a-waterfront-home-versus-buying-a-home-with-a-private-pool-investment-wise-which-is-better/495725/ 2013-06-06T17:31:00Z I wanna buy a home, but no idea which place is the best http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-wanna-buy-a-home-but-no-idea-which-place-is-the-best/562853/ I am new here in Seattle. I wanna buy a new home within Seattle Metro Area, such as Bellevue, Renton, Kirkland, Redmond, Mercer Island and Sea-Tac. I am not familiar with these locations. I want to know the living convenience environment, and safety in these locations. If there is a good school zone will be better. I want to firstly find a location, then find a place with fair price. Could someone give me some advices about these locations? I do appreciate.<br \><br \>10 replies Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-wanna-buy-a-home-but-no-idea-which-place-is-the-best/562853/ 2014-10-14T18:07:00Z Neighbours Window overlooking my Living room http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Neighbours-Window-overlooking-my-Living-room/553339/ Hello All,<br/><br/>&nbsp;I have recently bought a detached condominium and there is only 10 feet difference between the houses. And i have noticed that my neighbors window is directly overlooking into my Living room.Will this be a privacy issue will this effect the resale value of the home?<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>10 replies Wed, 06 Aug 2014 03:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Neighbours-Window-overlooking-my-Living-room/553339/ 2014-08-06T03:31:00Z We are thinking of moving to the Seattle area. What would be a good town or neighborhood? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-thinking-of-moving-to-the-Seattle-area-What-would-be-a-good-town-or-neighborhood/557256/ We want an area that is great for raising kids and reasonable driving distance to our possible work (hospital and a Macy's).<br \><br \>9 replies Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-thinking-of-moving-to-the-Seattle-area-What-would-be-a-good-town-or-neighborhood/557256/ 2014-08-30T18:24:00Z what is the going price for a condo in west seattle on the water? how would i find comparison? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-going-price-for-a-condo-in-west-seattle-on-the-water-how-would-i-find-comparison/556781/ please email me at baccai@yahoo.com<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-going-price-for-a-condo-in-west-seattle-on-the-water-how-would-i-find-comparison/556781/ 2014-08-27T15:55:00Z do you have a good example of an offer letter? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/do-you-have-a-good-example-of-an-offer-letter/444576/ I am looking to make an offer on a home without an agent.&nbsp; Would love to see a good example of an offer letter.&nbsp; <br/><br \><br \>12 replies Mon, 28 May 2012 22:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/do-you-have-a-good-example-of-an-offer-letter/444576/ 2012-05-28T22:37:00Z Why is a certificate of occupancy so important to a buyer? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-a-certificate-of-occupancy-so-important-to-a-buyer/363949/ 17 replies Fri, 27 Aug 2010 02:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-a-certificate-of-occupancy-so-important-to-a-buyer/363949/ 2010-08-27T02:04:00Z Looking for Lake Union Seattle Houseboats? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-Lake-Union-Seattle-Houseboats/558328/ Houseboat Vessels are not permitted on the NWMLS because they are licensed as boats (vessels), so you will only see the exterior of a houseboat listing if the broker is selling a marina slip.&nbsp; [promotion deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a> for posting guidelines]<br/><img width=" 173px" height=" 184px" imageid="X1-IAfo8arivh4waq0000000000_hppy7" uploadtype="new" imagetype="8" src="http://photos3.zillowstatic.com/o_a/ISx3tosivh4waq0000000000.jpg"/><br \><br \>4 replies Sun, 07 Sep 2014 19:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-Lake-Union-Seattle-Houseboats/558328/ 2014-09-07T19:59:00Z Why is it better to go "green"? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-it-better-to-go-green/556061/ There are a lot of terms and certifications floating around out there, and many people don't really know what makes a Built Green home different than a LEED-certfified or EnergyStar-rated home. But the only thing you really need to know is homes that are built with sustainability in mind are also built to higher standards of comfort and health! <br/><br/>Tell me...what do you think about going green when looking for your next home? Are green features a selling point, or just a nice-to-have?<br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-it-better-to-go-green/556061/ 2014-08-22T22:39:00Z