Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,KS http://www.zillow.com/advice/KS/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate What is the best way to find a duplex that has both halves up for sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-way-to-find-a-duplex-that-has-both-halves-up-for-sale/554250/ This would be my time buying property. I am looking to buy a duplex such that I rent out one half but live in the other. I have struggled finding a place for sale that includes both halves and not just one. Does anyone know of the best way to search for this in the Kansas city area? Also if I were to go through a real estate agent how do I go about finding one for my area and for duplexes?<br/><br/>Thank you for your help<br/><br/>Dustin<br \><br \>6 replies Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-way-to-find-a-duplex-that-has-both-halves-up-for-sale/554250/ 2014-08-11T18:23:00Z Does Zillow work with bad credit and work with low income families? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-Zillow-work-with-bad-credit-and-work-with-low-income-families/582500/ 3 replies Sat, 11 Apr 2015 16:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-Zillow-work-with-bad-credit-and-work-with-low-income-families/582500/ 2015-04-11T16:55:00Z How can I get a rent to own home with no job, no money down, and bad credit. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-get-a-rent-to-own-home-with-no-job-no-money-down-and-bad-credit/450158/ I have no job but am getting unemployment of 375 a week, I have no down payment, and my credit to say the least is bad. I have had great rental experience at my last apartment and my current just really want to rent to own. Email amandajoles08@yahoo.com.<br \><br \>5 replies Sun, 08 Jul 2012 21:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-get-a-rent-to-own-home-with-no-job-no-money-down-and-bad-credit/450158/ 2012-07-08T21:55:00Z I have a low credit score, I want to buy a cheap home. Is this possible? First time buyer. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-low-credit-score-I-want-to-buy-a-cheap-home-Is-this-possible-First-time-buyer/581386/ My score is 584. There are items on my report that U gave been disputing for several years, and when they get close to being "removed" the company sells them off to someone else for a new clock and hard credit report. I do have a couple of old medical bills from when I had an emergency, but those will be taken care of within the next couple of months. I also had child support ding my credit for 125 points over disputed overcharges and interest issues. That has since been removed, but my score never went up from that. Is it in any way possible for me to qualify for any first time buyer programs for a $35,000 home? I am looking at possibilities under $75,000 and have found one for very cheap. I am moving from one state to another, so would I apply in my current state, or would I apply in the state I want to buy the house in?<br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 02 Apr 2015 21:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-low-credit-score-I-want-to-buy-a-cheap-home-Is-this-possible-First-time-buyer/581386/ 2015-04-02T21:28:00Z What does "$5000" mean stated below the listing of the house for sale. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-5000-mean-stated-below-the-listing-of-the-house-for-sale/581177/ The $5000 is shown below the listing of the house for sale. &nbsp;The other houses show days on Zillow below the listing. &nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-5000-mean-stated-below-the-listing-of-the-house-for-sale/581177/ 2015-04-01T15:50:00Z Who is a "foreclosure specialist" and how does one contact him/her? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-is-a-foreclosure-specialist-and-how-does-one-contact-him-her/489836/ 10 replies Sat, 27 Apr 2013 23:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-is-a-foreclosure-specialist-and-how-does-one-contact-him-her/489836/ 2013-04-27T23:08:00Z Report VA Lender http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Report-VA-Lender/579369/ Our lender has not been following guidelines for a VA loan. They have delayed closing 3 times now because they haven't done their job correctly (asking for information that should have been asked for 6 months ago, not reading entire quotes/appraises and arguing with the realtor and the borrower, etc.). The lender has been advised several times on what needs to be done since they have never done this type of loan before but they refuse to comply. Is there any way I can report the lender to anybody, mainly to the VA or if there is anything else we can do?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Report-VA-Lender/579369/ 2015-03-18T19:05:00Z what is difference between preforeclosure auction and foreclosure auction http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-difference-between-preforeclosure-auction-and-foreclosure-auction/478021/ also, are you allowed to view property before auction.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br \><br \>4 replies Sun, 10 Feb 2013 02:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-difference-between-preforeclosure-auction-and-foreclosure-auction/478021/ 2013-02-10T02:37:00Z I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE PRICE OF LAND IS IN N.E. SEDGWICK COUNTY AND NORTHEAST WICHITA http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-NEED-TO-KNOW-WHAT-THE-PRICE-OF-LAND-IS-IN-N-E-SEDGWICK-COUNTY-AND-NORTHEAST-WICHITA/575653/ 1 reply Sat, 14 Feb 2015 03:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-NEED-TO-KNOW-WHAT-THE-PRICE-OF-LAND-IS-IN-N-E-SEDGWICK-COUNTY-AND-NORTHEAST-WICHITA/575653/ 2015-02-14T03:52:00Z I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE PRICE OF LAND IS IN N.E. SEDGWICK COUNTY AND NORTHEAST WICHITA http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-NEED-TO-KNOW-WHAT-THE-PRICE-OF-LAND-IS-IN-N-E-SEDGWICK-COUNTY-AND-NORTHEAST-WICHITA/575653/ 1 reply Sat, 14 Feb 2015 03:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-NEED-TO-KNOW-WHAT-THE-PRICE-OF-LAND-IS-IN-N-E-SEDGWICK-COUNTY-AND-NORTHEAST-WICHITA/575653/ 2015-02-14T03:52:00Z What is the best way to find a duplex that has both halves up for sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-way-to-find-a-duplex-that-has-both-halves-up-for-sale/554250/ This would be my time buying property. I am looking to buy a duplex such that I rent out one half but live in the other. I have struggled finding a place for sale that includes both halves and not just one. Does anyone know of the best way to search for this in the Kansas city area? Also if I were to go through a real estate agent how do I go about finding one for my area and for duplexes?<br/><br/>Thank you for your help<br/><br/>Dustin<br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-way-to-find-a-duplex-that-has-both-halves-up-for-sale/554250/ 2014-08-11T18:23:00Z Moving to Lawrence, Kansas, family of 5 rental home verses buying a home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moving-to-Lawrence-Kansas-family-of-5-rental-home-verses-buying-a-home/573610/ 3 replies Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moving-to-Lawrence-Kansas-family-of-5-rental-home-verses-buying-a-home/573610/ 2015-01-27T18:08:00Z Moving to Lawrence, Kansas, family of 5 rental home verses buying a home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moving-to-Lawrence-Kansas-family-of-5-rental-home-verses-buying-a-home/573610/ 3 replies Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moving-to-Lawrence-Kansas-family-of-5-rental-home-verses-buying-a-home/573610/ 2015-01-27T18:08:00Z Looking to buy another home after chapter 7, what are our options? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-to-buy-another-home-after-chapter-7-what-are-our-options/573077/ We recently filed Ch 7, which was discharged a little over a year ago. We would like to sell our current home that we own (it's paid off), to buy a larger home. Our credit score is upper 600's, but working on bringing it back up. Does having a home as collateral increase our chances of being approved for a loan? Or do we still have to wait the 2-4 yrs? And could we sell our home post purchase instead of before? Thanks!&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-to-buy-another-home-after-chapter-7-what-are-our-options/573077/ 2015-01-22T18:39:00Z Who is a "foreclosure specialist" and how does one contact him/her? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-is-a-foreclosure-specialist-and-how-does-one-contact-him-her/489836/ 8 replies Sat, 27 Apr 2013 23:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-is-a-foreclosure-specialist-and-how-does-one-contact-him-her/489836/ 2013-04-27T23:08:00Z Land owner we want to buy land from wants commission of house price as well? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Land-owner-we-want-to-buy-land-from-wants-commission-of-house-price-as-well/567351/ We found a piece of land to purchase to build our home. &nbsp;We already have our own builder and we would be buying the lot from another builder. &nbsp;They said they will sell the lot, but that their realtor must get a commission on the sale of the home once it is complete. &nbsp;Have you heard of this before? &nbsp;I understand a commission on the land sale but the house price as well when they had nothing to do with it? &nbsp;Their email to me said this is pretty standard practice, and I have yet to find anyone in the industry confirming this.<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Land-owner-we-want-to-buy-land-from-wants-commission-of-house-price-as-well/567351/ 2014-11-20T19:17:00Z just listed my profide on zilloww- cant find it http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/just-listed-my-profide-on-zilloww-cant-find-it/565972/ cmerritt3@kc.rr.com<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/just-listed-my-profide-on-zilloww-cant-find-it/565972/ 2014-11-09T23:18:00Z Financing types http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Financing-types/564776/ Why would a listing state "Proposed Financing: FHA, VA, Owner Carry" rather than a conventional loan?<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Financing-types/564776/ 2014-10-29T23:54:00Z VA is costing veterans more by causing seller to fix stuff we don't want changed. = undo $$$$$$ http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/VA-is-costing-veterans-more-by-causing-seller-to-fix-stuff-we-don%27t-want-changed-undo/561885/ 6 replies Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/VA-is-costing-veterans-more-by-causing-seller-to-fix-stuff-we-don%27t-want-changed-undo/561885/ 2014-10-06T16:37:00Z I don't understand real estate. Who is Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-understand-real-estate-Who-is-Zillow/562602/ 3 replies Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-understand-real-estate-Who-is-Zillow/562602/ 2014-10-12T15:51:00Z