Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,LA http://www.zillow.com/advice/LA/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate How can I get down payment assistance? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-get-down-payment-assistance/538280/ I'm looking to buy a home in the city of New Orleans sometime in the next 6 months. &nbsp;I do not have much for a down payment, but I am a first time home buyer and I have good credit. &nbsp;What type of down payment/closing cost assistance or grants would be available to me?<br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-get-down-payment-assistance/538280/ 2014-04-28T00:36:00Z Quick Sale http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Quick-Sale/588492/ We are trying to buy a mobile home.... The sellers got payoff info and owe more than they thought on this place. They have filled out all paperwork to do a quick sale, the bank ordered an appraisal ( does this mean the quick sale got approved? ) We have been waiting going on 2 wks to hear something back from the sellers bank. Any Advice?<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 26 May 2015 16:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Quick-Sale/588492/ 2015-05-26T16:14:00Z how do i bid for a forclosed home on zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-bid-for-a-forclosed-home-on-zillow/585989/ 4 replies Thu, 07 May 2015 22:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-bid-for-a-forclosed-home-on-zillow/585989/ 2015-05-07T22:38:00Z does zillow list rent to own homes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/does-zillow-list-rent-to-own-homes/497051/ 9 replies Fri, 14 Jun 2013 04:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/does-zillow-list-rent-to-own-homes/497051/ 2013-06-14T04:22:00Z what is foreclosure http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-foreclosure/580830/ There is a lot of houses for sale in my area for sale. How can you buy anything if everything you see is in foreclosure pre foreclosure or auction. Can somebody please explain to me what does this mean?<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-foreclosure/580830/ 2015-03-30T00:51:00Z what does it mean when a house is under a contract http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-does-it-mean-when-a-house-is-under-a-contract/580833/ I've look at three houses that I like but before I can make a decision the realtor calls and say it's under contract. Can someone please help me understand these terms? Can you say frustrated!<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-does-it-mean-when-a-house-is-under-a-contract/580833/ 2015-03-30T01:02:00Z I am interested i condo at 700 commerce st in new orleans http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-i-condo-at-700-commerce-st-in-new-orleans/578187/ 4 replies Sun, 08 Mar 2015 23:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-i-condo-at-700-commerce-st-in-new-orleans/578187/ 2015-03-08T23:26:00Z Closing on a home checks to do and paperwork - new home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Closing-on-a-home-checks-to-do-and-paperwork-new-home/561381/ Below is what I have gathered so far about what needs to be done when buying a new home:<br/><br/>Assume that bank is not involved and house is being bought using cash.<br/>&nbsp;<br/>1. Home inspection - some people think this is unnecessary since Certificate of Occupancy certifying official will have already done a complete inspection but some think they miss a lot of things which an independent inspector can find.<br/><br/>2. Abstract of Title, Title search and Title insurance - Need some guidance here as to how to proceed with this<br/><br/>3. Termite insurance/bond/certificate from seller<br/><br/>&nbsp;4. Homeowners insurance<br/><br/>5. Hazard insurance (flood insurance if applicable)<br/><br/>Is there anything else that needs to be taken care.<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Closing-on-a-home-checks-to-do-and-paperwork-new-home/561381/ 2014-10-01T21:17:00Z in early 80,s would like to find winter home we could afford mobile would be fine http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/in-early-80-s-would-like-to-find-winter-home-we-could-afford-mobile-would-be-fine/576613/ 1 reply Sun, 22 Feb 2015 22:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/in-early-80-s-would-like-to-find-winter-home-we-could-afford-mobile-would-be-fine/576613/ 2015-02-22T22:00:00Z in early 80,s would like to find winter home we could afford mobile would be fine http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/in-early-80-s-would-like-to-find-winter-home-we-could-afford-mobile-would-be-fine/576613/ 1 reply Sun, 22 Feb 2015 22:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/in-early-80-s-would-like-to-find-winter-home-we-could-afford-mobile-would-be-fine/576613/ 2015-02-22T22:00:00Z Picking the right floor plan. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Picking-the-right-floor-plan/574674/ My family and I are buying a new build home. We have some plans to choose from, it's a subdivision that just started so some lots are in great location by the pool and park. One floor plan is right behind the community amenities but the floor plan is kinda odd. Right when you walk into the front door, in the foyer on one side is a door to a bedroom, then on the other side there is a hall with the other two bedrooms with the bathroom between them. Then you walk to the back where the kitchen and living room are. The other floor plan that we are looking at, the lot is a couple of streets away from the community amenities but it's a much better lay out. With a foyer that goes into the living room and on one side of the living room there is a hall with three bedrooms and the bathroom and on the other side of th living room is a hall to the master bedroom. My question is even if the house has an odd lay out, would this house be better for resell purposes because it is right behind the park and pool? Or do you think people will be put off because of the lay out?<br \><br \>6 replies Thu, 05 Feb 2015 20:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Picking-the-right-floor-plan/574674/ 2015-02-05T20:56:00Z Picking the right floor plan. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Picking-the-right-floor-plan/574674/ My family and I are buying a new build home. We have some plans to choose from, it's a subdivision that just started so some lots are in great location by the pool and park. One floor plan is right behind the community amenities but the floor plan is kinda odd. Right when you walk into the front door, in the foyer on one side is a door to a bedroom, then on the other side there is a hall with the other two bedrooms with the bathroom between them. Then you walk to the back where the kitchen and living room are. The other floor plan that we are looking at, the lot is a couple of streets away from the community amenities but it's a much better lay out. With a foyer that goes into the living room and on one side of the living room there is a hall with three bedrooms and the bathroom and on the other side of th living room is a hall to the master bedroom. My question is even if the house has an odd lay out, would this house be better for resell purposes because it is right behind the park and pool? Or do you think people will be put off because of the lay out?<br \><br \>6 replies Thu, 05 Feb 2015 20:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Picking-the-right-floor-plan/574674/ 2015-02-05T20:56:00Z Can anyone tell me how to join so that I can see the foreclosure details? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-anyone-tell-me-how-to-join-so-that-I-can-see-the-foreclosure-details/574182/ <p>got it</p><br/><br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-anyone-tell-me-how-to-join-so-that-I-can-see-the-foreclosure-details/574182/ 2015-02-01T15:23:00Z Can anyone tell me how to join so that I can see the foreclosure details? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-anyone-tell-me-how-to-join-so-that-I-can-see-the-foreclosure-details/574182/ <p>got it</p><br/><br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-anyone-tell-me-how-to-join-so-that-I-can-see-the-foreclosure-details/574182/ 2015-02-01T15:23:00Z Running two credit check a few months apart. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Running-two-credit-check-a-few-months-apart/572908/ Ok, here is my problem. My family is looking to buy a home in the Denham Springs, LA or Prairieville, LA area. We aren't sure if we want to go with a new build or a resell home. I have two kids, so I am not sure if I want to be in a newer community or established one. However we want to look at the inside of some resell homes just so we can see what we can get for our money but we can't until we are pre-approved, but we aren't looking to move until the end of May. So our lender has suggested that we get pre-approved now, just so we can look at homes, then again when it's time to fill out the formal application. My question is, is that how it is done? Our lender also said that running a credit check twice in just a few months will "unlikely" change the rate or hurt my credit. Is this true? Do you think we should decide first if we want new or resell before we run a credit check just so we won't have two hard inquiry on my credit?<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Running-two-credit-check-a-few-months-apart/572908/ 2015-01-21T06:06:00Z Buying a home with history of a termite issue http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-a-home-with-history-of-a-termite-issue/572976/ The home I am considering to purchase had a termite issue 2 yrs ago and was treated and all repairs made. It is also still under contract with a pest control company. Should I be overly concerned?<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-a-home-with-history-of-a-termite-issue/572976/ 2015-01-21T20:52:00Z (Moved): credit of 584 no bankruptcy or consolidated loans working on credit what about rural development http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-credit-of-584-no-bankruptcy-or-consolidated-loans-working-on-credit-what-about-rural-development/572623/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/credit-of-584-no-bankruptcy-or-consolidated-loans-working-on-credit-what-about-rural-development/572621/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/credit-of-584-no-bankruptcy-or-consolidated-loans-working-on-credit-what-about-rural-development/572621/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 18 Jan 2015 19:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-credit-of-584-no-bankruptcy-or-consolidated-loans-working-on-credit-what-about-rural-development/572623/ 2015-01-18T19:22:00Z Why are Zillow listing on homes for sale not current http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-Zillow-listing-on-homes-for-sale-not-current/572246/ 7 replies Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-Zillow-listing-on-homes-for-sale-not-current/572246/ 2015-01-14T23:23:00Z Is there a way to get approved for a loan with a 607 credit score? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-way-to-get-approved-for-a-loan-with-a-607-credit-score/571323/ <p>I make in the lower six figures.&nbsp; I have four years with the company and 9 years in the business.&nbsp; My debt consist of 12,000 in student loans, 17,000 in auto loans, and 2 small loans for a total of 3,000.&nbsp; I also have two credit cards that I owe like $250 on each. Also,&nbsp; if it is possible, what do I need to do?</p><br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-way-to-get-approved-for-a-loan-with-a-607-credit-score/571323/ 2015-01-06T00:28:00Z How do I go about buying a home I like on Zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-go-about-buying-a-home-I-like-on-Zillow/536178/ 7 replies Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-go-about-buying-a-home-I-like-on-Zillow/536178/ 2014-04-12T18:32:00Z