Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,AK http://www.zillow.com/advice/AK/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate How to rent to own or buy house with bad credit? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-rent-to-own-or-buy-house-with-bad-credit/417359/ 39 replies Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-rent-to-own-or-buy-house-with-bad-credit/417359/ 2011-09-28T10:34:00Z What is the best way to move to Alaska from England, eg: buying a house? are there hidden taxes? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-way-to-move-to-Alaska-from-England-eg-buying-a-house-are-there-hidden-taxes/591939/ Where to get advise on all aspects of moving to Alaska<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 18 Jun 2015 20:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-way-to-move-to-Alaska-from-England-eg-buying-a-house-are-there-hidden-taxes/591939/ 2015-06-18T20:56:00Z I am looking for an inexpensive starter home for my son. Kind of isolated. Not in a complex. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-for-an-inexpensive-starter-home-for-my-son-Kind-of-isolated-Not-in-a-complex/585270/ 3 replies Sat, 02 May 2015 17:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-for-an-inexpensive-starter-home-for-my-son-Kind-of-isolated-Not-in-a-complex/585270/ 2015-05-02T17:33:00Z Can we contact seller directly? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-contact-seller-directly/426877/ Husband and I (both military) have been under contract on a home for the better part of a month and are at a stalemate. There is serious miscommunication between our buyer's agent and the seller's agent. We are in the last round of negotiations before we lock in our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage-rates/">mortgage</a> and order the VA appraisal. Our agent has complained from day one that the seller's agent is "incompetent" and very difficult to get a hold of. When our agent does speak with her, she is emotional and evasive. We don't believe she is communicating with the seller because key information is not being relayed and she never seems to have real answers to simple questions we ask. Currently our seller is "very upset" that we are going to closing later than anticipated. The reason for this is that we have held back on locking in the mortgage because we have not come to an agreement about necessary (yet minimal) repairs we believe the VA is going to find. We have made this very clear to seller's agent, hoping it would serve as a motivator for communication to improve.<br/><br/>Today we had our agent ask the seller's agent if it would be possible for us to speak with the seller directly to smooth over the relationship and get us all comfortable with the deal. Seller's agent quickly replied, "I don't think it would be a good idea because she [the seller] is very upset right now." We don't understand. Isn't now a perfect time to have a chat? Also, every day we wait is another day that closing gets pushed back. Our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/lenders/">lender</a> takes a minimum of 40 days to close from the "lock in" date!<br/><br/>All we'd like to do is write the seller a warm-hearted email without any demands, provide some clarity to some issues we believe have been misunderstood, and further emphasize how much we love her home and intend to buy it. Is it a good idea to do this? We are worried we are going to lose the home if we can't work things out with the seller as soon as possible. Please help!<br \><br \>12 replies Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-contact-seller-directly/426877/ 2011-12-28T09:15:00Z How to rent to own or buy house with bad credit? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-rent-to-own-or-buy-house-with-bad-credit/417359/ 30 replies Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-rent-to-own-or-buy-house-with-bad-credit/417359/ 2011-09-28T10:34:00Z where are the for sale listings? I trigger it and get no results http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-are-the-for-sale-listings-I-trigger-it-and-get-no-results/570681/ 1 reply Tue, 30 Dec 2014 01:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-are-the-for-sale-listings-I-trigger-it-and-get-no-results/570681/ 2014-12-30T01:13:00Z Is it typical that the realtor does not show you the comparative market analysis that they do? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-typical-that-the-realtor-does-not-show-you-the-comparative-market-analysis-that-they-do/497817/ Before writing an offer I asked my realtor if we could see some properties that are comparable to the property we are putting an offer on.&nbsp; I had concern on the List Price which he suggested was a good price for the property.&nbsp; I was not convince and I did some research on my own the next day.&nbsp; He said he did the comparative market analysis, but he did not show us any property that was&nbsp;for sale or sold&nbsp;in the last 6 months.&nbsp; Is it typical that the agent does not show you the comparative market analysis that they do?<br \><br \>17 replies Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-typical-that-the-realtor-does-not-show-you-the-comparative-market-analysis-that-they-do/497817/ 2013-06-18T21:34:00Z how do i find out which homes are rent-to-own? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-find-out-which-homes-are-rent-to-own/563694/ 2 replies Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-find-out-which-homes-are-rent-to-own/563694/ 2014-10-21T05:50:00Z Can we contact seller directly? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-contact-seller-directly/426877/ Husband and I (both military) have been under contract on a home for the better part of a month and are at a stalemate. There is serious miscommunication between our buyer's agent and the seller's agent. We are in the last round of negotiations before we lock in our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage-rates/">mortgage</a> and order the VA appraisal. Our agent has complained from day one that the seller's agent is "incompetent" and very difficult to get a hold of. When our agent does speak with her, she is emotional and evasive. We don't believe she is communicating with the seller because key information is not being relayed and she never seems to have real answers to simple questions we ask. Currently our seller is "very upset" that we are going to closing later than anticipated. The reason for this is that we have held back on locking in the mortgage because we have not come to an agreement about necessary (yet minimal) repairs we believe the VA is going to find. We have made this very clear to seller's agent, hoping it would serve as a motivator for communication to improve.<br/><br/>Today we had our agent ask the seller's agent if it would be possible for us to speak with the seller directly to smooth over the relationship and get us all comfortable with the deal. Seller's agent quickly replied, "I don't think it would be a good idea because she [the seller] is very upset right now." We don't understand. Isn't now a perfect time to have a chat? Also, every day we wait is another day that closing gets pushed back. Our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/lenders/">lender</a> takes a minimum of 40 days to close from the "lock in" date!<br/><br/>All we'd like to do is write the seller a warm-hearted email without any demands, provide some clarity to some issues we believe have been misunderstood, and further emphasize how much we love her home and intend to buy it. Is it a good idea to do this? We are worried we are going to lose the home if we can't work things out with the seller as soon as possible. Please help!<br \><br \>11 replies Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-contact-seller-directly/426877/ 2011-12-28T09:15:00Z Can I get an FHA loan with no or small down on a $365,000 Triplex. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-an-FHA-loan-with-no-or-small-down-on-a-365-000-Triplex/545975/ Can I get an FHA loan with no or small down on a $365,000 Triplex.<br/>I have 700 credit and $77k income.<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-an-FHA-loan-with-no-or-small-down-on-a-365-000-Triplex/545975/ 2014-06-18T02:26:00Z dealing with agents, http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/dealing-with-agents/529898/ My wife and I haven't quite started looking seriously, but we are kinda touring areas around town to get a feel for what we like, and where we might consider.&nbsp;&nbsp; That way we can kinda sorta get a sense of the area, ie noise, traffic, schools, the whole bit. Recently we went into a few open houses to kind of gauge what our money would get us.<br/><br/>Our issue is each and every one of the agents we ran into at the open houses kept trying to push us into using their services.&nbsp;&nbsp; The thing is we are not at the point we are looking to buy right now our lease has 6 more months left.&nbsp; I've tried explaining it to each agent, and I still get follow up emails, and phone calls, to the point where my wife and I are considering not looking at anymore places.<br/><br/>Does anyone have any decent advice as to how to deal with agents?&nbsp;We do not want to waste any agents time, but at the same token it is also very nice to go seeing potential homes.&nbsp;<br \><br \>57 replies Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/dealing-with-agents/529898/ 2014-02-25T12:41:00Z how can i quickly improve my credit score http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-quickly-improve-my-credit-score/534418/ I'm at 597. My debt is from medical bills incurred after a bankruptcy discharged in March 2009, I believe a Ch 7.<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-quickly-improve-my-credit-score/534418/ 2014-03-30T17:08:00Z (Moved): I have a poor credit score because of 1 forgotten car payment, was going through a move to Alaska,, http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-I-have-a-poor-credit-score-because-of-1-forgotten-car-payment-was-going-through-a-move-to-Alaska/529262/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-poor-credit-score-because-of-1-forgotten-car-payment-was-going-through-a-move-to-Alaska/529258/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-poor-credit-score-because-of-1-forgotten-car-payment-was-going-through-a-move-to-Alaska/529258/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-I-have-a-poor-credit-score-because-of-1-forgotten-car-payment-was-going-through-a-move-to-Alaska/529262/ 2014-02-20T22:46:00Z As-is or...???? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/As-is-or/528667/ First time home buyer here... <br/><br/>I've found a house to purchase but the seller states home is being sold as is. I would like to propose he gives me more of a piece of mind when buying his home. What are my options? <br/><br/>Perhaps a better question would be... What is the typical home guarantee that is offered when buying a home?<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/As-is-or/528667/ 2014-02-16T17:36:00Z Why was my review refused http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-was-my-review-refused/521204/ I do not see any issues after reading the good neighbor policy. PLease feel free to email me at kodiakfishing@gmail.com.<br/><br/>Thank you<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-was-my-review-refused/521204/ 2013-12-09T18:04:00Z Realtor Review http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Realtor-Review/483210/ Tried to post a negative review regarding a bad experience with a local realtor.&nbsp; I was told it would post in the next 7 days.&nbsp; Two weeks later it still hasn't posted.&nbsp; I'm assuming the site doesn't post negative reviews, misleading people to think a realtor is better then they are.<br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 16 Mar 2013 03:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Realtor-Review/483210/ 2013-03-16T03:35:00Z Has anyone used a FHA203k loan in a remote location? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Has-anyone-used-a-FHA203k-loan-in-a-remote-location/484140/ 1 reply Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Has-anyone-used-a-FHA203k-loan-in-a-remote-location/484140/ 2013-03-22T01:32:00Z What can I do to get more (or better) quotes for my loan request ZR-FFMFMTF? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-FFMFMTF/475651/ 0 replies Thu, 24 Jan 2013 06:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-FFMFMTF/475651/ 2013-01-24T06:57:00Z I see a home in Anchorage that Bank Of America owns. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-see-a-home-in-Anchorage-that-Bank-Of-America-owns/468351/ Zillow details say that BOA bought the house at auction for 285K. Zillow estimates that the house will sell for 160K. My question is<br/>1. Is that deal to good to be true<br/>2. How do I proceed with a 160K offer<br/><br/>Thank you,<br \><br \>6 replies Tue, 13 Nov 2012 07:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-see-a-home-in-Anchorage-that-Bank-Of-America-owns/468351/ 2012-11-13T07:51:00Z how do i know if the price offered by the seller/owner is the right price for the house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-know-if-the-price-offered-by-the-seller-owner-is-the-right-price-for-the-house/462105/ 4 replies Mon, 01 Oct 2012 05:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-know-if-the-price-offered-by-the-seller-owner-is-the-right-price-for-the-house/462105/ 2012-10-01T05:42:00Z