Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Charlotte- NC http://www.zillow.com/advice/Charlotte-NC/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate New construction appraisal http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/New-construction-appraisal/571762/ How is a new construction home appraised?<br/><br/>Let me give you an example. Let's say there's a builder that has one of their inventory homes priced at $200,000. The base of that model is $180,000 meaning that they put $20,000 in upgrades.<br/><br/>What would the appraisal come in at? Does a builder generally price based on realistic values or are they generally priced above a likely appraisal value?<br/><br/>I'm asking because let's take that same $200,000 home and I end up negotiating a price of $190,000. I'm putting the minimum of 3.5% down on an FHA loan. How worried am I going to be about the appraisal coming in under the $190,000 that is the negotiated price?<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 10 Jan 2015 01:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/New-construction-appraisal/571762/ 2015-01-10T01:42:00Z I used to get a matrix for recently sold homes similar to my address. What happened to that function http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-used-to-get-a-matrix-for-recently-sold-homes-similar-to-my-address-What-happened-to-that-function/570738/ 1 reply Tue, 30 Dec 2014 16:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-used-to-get-a-matrix-for-recently-sold-homes-similar-to-my-address-What-happened-to-that-function/570738/ 2014-12-30T16:51:00Z Typically How much do Home inspections cost http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Typically-How-much-do-Home-inspections-cost/427301/ 55 replies Sun, 01 Jan 2012 02:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Typically-How-much-do-Home-inspections-cost/427301/ 2012-01-01T02:48:00Z Negotiate price in a "quick move-in" home from builder? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Negotiate-price-in-a-quick-move-in-home-from-builder/568966/ I'm looking at purchasing a new home in the north Charlotte area. There are several subdivisions where major builders (Dr Horton, Ryland etc) are building new homes. A majority of homes are newly built homes for people who can customize many things, and then each builder has 4-5 homes on hand they're already building or that are already built (quick move-in homes) that are available for sale. I know it's very hard to negotiate the price down on a newly built home but how about one of these quick move-in homes? For example, if they have a home that will be ready in 1 month and it has a list price of $200,000 including options &amp; upgrades but the base price for that model is $180,000...how much could I reasonably negotiate off the list price? I can't really negotiate for more upgrades as the home is already built, so is it easier to negotiate down in these homes?<br \><br \>10 replies Sun, 07 Dec 2014 18:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Negotiate-price-in-a-quick-move-in-home-from-builder/568966/ 2014-12-07T18:16:00Z Negotiate price in a "quick move-in" home from builder? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Negotiate-price-in-a-quick-move-in-home-from-builder/568966/ I'm looking at purchasing a new home in the north Charlotte area. There are several subdivisions where major builders (Dr Horton, Ryland etc) are building new homes. A majority of homes are newly built homes for people who can customize many things, and then each builder has 4-5 homes on hand they're already building or that are already built (quick move-in homes) that are available for sale. I know it's very hard to negotiate the price down on a newly built home but how about one of these quick move-in homes? For example, if they have a home that will be ready in 1 month and it has a list price of $200,000 including options &amp; upgrades but the base price for that model is $180,000...how much could I reasonably negotiate off the list price? I can't really negotiate for more upgrades as the home is already built, so is it easier to negotiate down in these homes?<br \><br \>7 replies Sun, 07 Dec 2014 18:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Negotiate-price-in-a-quick-move-in-home-from-builder/568966/ 2014-12-07T18:16:00Z terrible credit score, 10-15k down payment. is it possible? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/terrible-credit-score-10-15k-down-payment-is-it-possible/547171/ Is owner financing an option? My work history is very stable and I have a good 60k+ income and really need to buy a home. I am a single mother with a 2 yr old and I really want to get him into a home and not let my past screwups cost him a steady house.<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/terrible-credit-score-10-15k-down-payment-is-it-possible/547171/ 2014-06-25T18:35:00Z terrible credit score, 10-15k down payment. is it possible? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/terrible-credit-score-10-15k-down-payment-is-it-possible/547171/ Is owner financing an option? My work history is very stable and I have a good 60k+ income and really need to buy a home. I am a single mother with a 2 yr old and I really want to get him into a home and not let my past screwups cost him a steady house.<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/terrible-credit-score-10-15k-down-payment-is-it-possible/547171/ 2014-06-25T18:35:00Z how does a home get sold for 10,000 less than the listed price. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-does-a-home-get-sold-for-10-000-less-than-the-listed-price/565222/ I'm looking particularly at this home <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1018-Desoto-Ave-Kannapolis-NC-28083/5681405_zpid/">http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1018-Desoto-Ave-Kannapolis-NC-28083/5681405_zpid/</a><br/>it was listed for close to 60,000 and sold for 48,000 is there "some under the table" deal being made for that price? Is the home being sold under certain conditions for that price? Is it being sold for that price due to the seller holding onto the prop for a longer period of time to where he/she is losing money??<br/><br/>I ask this question because I am looking to purchase an investment prop for around 50 and if it is a possibility to lower the price that much it opens different doors.<br/>thanks<br \><br \>9 replies Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-does-a-home-get-sold-for-10-000-less-than-the-listed-price/565222/ 2014-11-03T08:32:00Z how does a home get sold for 10,000 less than the listed price. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-does-a-home-get-sold-for-10-000-less-than-the-listed-price/565222/ I'm looking particularly at this home <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1018-Desoto-Ave-Kannapolis-NC-28083/5681405_zpid/">http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1018-Desoto-Ave-Kannapolis-NC-28083/5681405_zpid/</a><br/>it was listed for close to 60,000 and sold for 48,000 is there "some under the table" deal being made for that price? Is the home being sold under certain conditions for that price? Is it being sold for that price due to the seller holding onto the prop for a longer period of time to where he/she is losing money??<br/><br/>I ask this question because I am looking to purchase an investment prop for around 50 and if it is a possibility to lower the price that much it opens different doors.<br/>thanks<br \><br \>9 replies Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-does-a-home-get-sold-for-10-000-less-than-the-listed-price/565222/ 2014-11-03T08:32:00Z I am looking to try a buy a home here hopefully soon looking for some advice on the credit part to http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-to-try-a-buy-a-home-here-hopefully-soon-looking-for-some-advice-on-the-credit-part-to/565600/ Get approved for a loan I do have a judgement still on two of the reports but not on the third its for less than 3k not sure if anyone can work with that I am a vet looking for a place in either nc or sc if anyone has any advice please contact me thank you<br \><br \>10 replies Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-to-try-a-buy-a-home-here-hopefully-soon-looking-for-some-advice-on-the-credit-part-to/565600/ 2014-11-06T12:04:00Z I am looking to try a buy a home here hopefully soon looking for some advice on the credit part to http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-to-try-a-buy-a-home-here-hopefully-soon-looking-for-some-advice-on-the-credit-part-to/565600/ Get approved for a loan I do have a judgement still on two of the reports but not on the third its for less than 3k not sure if anyone can work with that I am a vet looking for a place in either nc or sc if anyone has any advice please contact me thank you<br \><br \>10 replies Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-to-try-a-buy-a-home-here-hopefully-soon-looking-for-some-advice-on-the-credit-part-to/565600/ 2014-11-06T12:04:00Z Typically How much do Home inspections cost http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Typically-How-much-do-Home-inspections-cost/427301/ 54 replies Sun, 01 Jan 2012 02:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Typically-How-much-do-Home-inspections-cost/427301/ 2012-01-01T02:48:00Z Sort by price per sq ft http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sort-by-price-per-sq-ft/423301/ Is there a way to sort by price per sq ft?<br \><br \>6 replies Fri, 18 Nov 2011 01:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sort-by-price-per-sq-ft/423301/ 2011-11-18T01:29:00Z Needing a Lease2Own in 28277 IMMEDIATELY, can anyone help? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Needing-a-Lease2Own-in-28277-IMMEDIATELY-can-anyone-help/562211/ 3 replies Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Needing-a-Lease2Own-in-28277-IMMEDIATELY-can-anyone-help/562211/ 2014-10-08T22:54:00Z Can anyone explain the North Carolina Due Diligence fee? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-anyone-explain-the-North-Carolina-Due-Diligence-fee/484189/ To me, it seems like a separate earnest deposit that the potential buyer doesn't get back if the deal falls through for any reason, including if&nbsp;the house doesn't pass muster for the loan. I don't see the value to the buyer, but it sure looks like a nice way for the seller to make a little money even if the deal falls through.<br \><br \>24 replies Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-anyone-explain-the-North-Carolina-Due-Diligence-fee/484189/ 2013-03-22T13:49:00Z Shea Homes of Charlotte http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Shea-Homes-of-Charlotte/559792/ Does anyone have experience with Shea Homes in Charlotte? We are looking to move to the Charlotte area, seems like they have great plans (we love the alpine) and are in the area we would like to be in. Just trying to get a feel for their reputation. I have heard so many home building horror stories about other builders and I don't want that to be me!&nbsp;<br/>Thanks!<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Shea-Homes-of-Charlotte/559792/ 2014-09-18T20:16:00Z I am the highest bidder in foreclosure auction in NC - now what? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-the-highest-bidder-in-foreclosure-auction-in-NC-now-what/556968/ I am the highest bidder in a foreclosure auction in NC and the upset bid period has elapsed 2 weeks ago.&nbsp; I have heard nothing from the trustee, and have tried calling them and the responsible individual there has not returned my calls. The courthouse won't provide any additional information.<br/><br/>I have paid the 5% deposit and would like to do some additional due diligence, e.g., title search, etc. prior to paying the balance.&nbsp; Before incurring additional expense on this, I would like some sort of written instructions to ensure I will be deeded the property upon payment, etc., and to understand my deadline for payment.<br/><br/>Any ideas on the normal time frame for all this?&nbsp; Am I crazy to be calling around just 2 weeks later?&nbsp; Should I start my due diligence?<br/><br/>The notices regarding being outbid on other properties came very quickly so I am surprised to be waiting at this point.<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-the-highest-bidder-in-foreclosure-auction-in-NC-now-what/556968/ 2014-08-28T15:45:00Z Area with highest projected future value in charlotte ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Area-with-highest-projected-future-value-in-charlotte/556261/ 1 reply Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Area-with-highest-projected-future-value-in-charlotte/556261/ 2014-08-24T14:00:00Z What type of home is in high demand in the Charlotte,NC area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-type-of-home-is-in-high-demand-in-the-Charlotte-NC-area/555994/ I am new to the area and looking to invest and wholesale homes in the Charlotte,NC area. I was wondering what is in high demand as far as square footage, rooms, bathrooms, and price? We are wanting to appeal to what is in highest demand. Thank you all for your time.<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-type-of-home-is-in-high-demand-in-the-Charlotte-NC-area/555994/ 2014-08-22T16:06:00Z I would like help with the value of house I am currently renting that I want to buy. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-would-like-help-with-the-value-of-house-I-am-currently-renting-that-I-want-to-buy/545251/ I live in Noda. The house is in excellent conditions and is 2070 Sq. Ft., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. It was built about 100 years ago and has been renovated, has fence in back yard, and 1/4 acre land.<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-would-like-help-with-the-value-of-house-I-am-currently-renting-that-I-want-to-buy/545251/ 2014-06-12T17:02:00Z