Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,MN http://www.zillow.com/advice/MN/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate where are my saved searches? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-are-my-saved-searches/563698/ several of my saved searches have disappeared.&nbsp; where can i find them?<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-are-my-saved-searches/563698/ 2014-10-21T06:33:00Z Moving Checklist http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moving-Checklist/378898/ <p>I know this is an overwhelming task for buyers and sellers. Usually there are a couple things missed in the craziness of moving. I hope the following helping a little in the process. Let me know if I missed anything</p><br/><p><strong><u>Utilities:</u></strong></p><p>Electric, Telephone, Water, Cable, Gas</p><p><strong><u>Professional Services:</u></strong></p><p>Broker, Accountant, Doctor, Dentist, Lawyer</p><p><strong><u>Government:</u></strong></p><p>Internal Revenue, Post Office, Schools, State Licensing, Library, Veterans Administration</p><p><strong><u>Clubs:</u></strong></p><p>Health &amp; Fitness, Country Club</p><p><strong><u>Insurance Companies:</u></strong></p><p>Accidental, Auto, Health, Home, Life, Renters</p><p><strong><u>Business Accounts:</u></strong></p><p>Banks, Cellular Phone, Department Stores, Finance Companies/Credit Cards</p><p><strong><u>Subscriptions:</u></strong></p><p>Magazines, Newspapers</p><p><u><strong>Miscellaneous:</strong></u></p><p>Business Associates, House of Worship, Drug Store, Dry Cleaner, Hair Stylist</p><br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moving-Checklist/378898/ 2010-12-29T17:30:00Z Hello, my name is Pete.I am new in the US and considering to by a house... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hello-my-name-is-Pete-I-am-new-in-the-US-and-considering-to-by-a-house/555074/ in the area of Lake Elmo, Minnesota.In order to evaluate whether this would be a good investment for me I'd like to know from which age onwards a house in that area is considered as 'old' so that its value would no longer increase even if the market index increases.<br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hello-my-name-is-Pete-I-am-new-in-the-US-and-considering-to-by-a-house/555074/ 2014-08-16T21:08:00Z How do I get out of a contract? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-out-of-a-contract/556060/ <div class="comment-body rich-content clearfix">I am a buyer looking to purchase a home, I have had many conversations with my realtor in regards to stepping up their production as my realtor, I have a 6 mo contract with and have 3 mo left.&nbsp; I have spoke with their Broker in regards to me wanting out of my contract as they are not willing to let me go but are willing to reap the benefits of another agents production.&nbsp; I have had several issues with this realtor from not having a purchase price on a submitted purchase agreement all the way to saying what I should buy and what I should like. After talking to their broker I was told with out any questions to why I want out of contract that they would have a conversation with that realtor and didn't request any return information at all.&nbsp; My feeling on that call was that getting a resolution would not be in my favor.&nbsp; In my situation what else can I do to move forward as I do not want to work with the current realtor at all any more.&nbsp; I have given many chances and my financial worker said I should have moved already if not have a home purchased by now. And yes this is a brand new realtor.&nbsp; I need realistic help in my next step please any information would be helpful.</div><br \><br \>7 replies Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-out-of-a-contract/556060/ 2014-08-22T22:36:00Z Can a credit score of 600 get you a home? THANSYOU http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-credit-score-of-600-get-you-a-home-THANSYOU/561606/ My family, (wife and 3 boys 7 and under) are wanting a home so bad. we pay 1400.00 a month in rent. So I fell if we can do that (barely) we should be able to get a home. What do you think? THANKYOU<br \><br \>11 replies Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-credit-score-of-600-get-you-a-home-THANSYOU/561606/ 2014-10-03T22:06:00Z Inspection Tactic http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Inspection-Tactic/561049/ We recently tried to purchase a home where we were the first people to see the home. &nbsp;We offered the full asking price, offered to pay closing costs, and submitted our offer the same day that it was put on the market. &nbsp;The next day, we didn't hear back from the agent until the afternoon (we were the only offer at that point) and 30 mins later, there was another offer on the table and all of the sudden, there was an inspection report made available to us (AFTER we made our offer!).<br/><br/>We refused to waive our own inspection and lost the house... It went to the other party. &nbsp;Apparently, their offer was higher and they waived their right to inspection... It also sucks because the listing agent lied to us. &nbsp;Had she just told us that there was a great deal of interest in the home and they were going to continue to show it, we wouldn't have been so upset. &nbsp;They essentially were trying to twist our arm in getting us to accept their inspection and so that they would only have to do as little as possible... We dodged a bullet for sure! &nbsp;<br/><br/>Has anyone else had this happen?<br \><br \>9 replies Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Inspection-Tactic/561049/ 2014-09-29T14:03:00Z How can I set up a search for condo sales only? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-set-up-a-search-for-condo-sales-only/559300/ My "search" is bringing me single family homes mixed in with condos. I'm ONLY interested in seeing condos located in the Excelsior and Grand development in St. Louis Park. Please advise.<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-set-up-a-search-for-condo-sales-only/559300/ 2014-09-15T12:21:00Z Where should I go to get a certified home inspector? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-should-I-go-to-get-a-certified-home-inspector/492191/ I am buying a home and will need to find a home inspector. &nbsp;Where can I find an independant certified home inspector. &nbsp;My realtor referred me to an inspector she knows, but I feel getting an inspector referred to by my realtor is a conflict of interest. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br \><br \>13 replies Tue, 14 May 2013 01:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-should-I-go-to-get-a-certified-home-inspector/492191/ 2013-05-14T01:59:00Z Hubzu listing with FHA Financing....Is it possiable? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hubzu-listing-with-FHA-Financing-Is-it-possiable/531608/ So I just did a walkthrough on a Hubzu listed property with my agent. I like it and it looked to be in good order. <br/><br/>It's an auction listing and say as is and all that Jazz. Listing Cash and conventional as options but it also stated financing considered. <br/>&nbsp;<br/>Can I bid on this property if I am approved for an FHA 30yr fixed loan?<br/><br/>I was under the impression that FHA had to have it inspected by there inspector to sign off on it. Is this going to take this house out of the running for me?<br/><br/>And whats the real word on if I can contact the bank directly on this. Can I skip the BS and contact the Bank that owns it "Deautchland Bank mortgage" directly and even offer the asking price listed on MLS and pretty much guarantee the home will be mine VS. bidding on it on Hubzu?<br/><br/>I realize the Hubzu site states that all offers must be submitted through them but I could see them just saying that obviously. Is the bank under contract with them and must sell the property through their channels once the process is initiated?<br \><br \>8 replies Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hubzu-listing-with-FHA-Financing-Is-it-possiable/531608/ 2014-03-09T20:05:00Z what are the perks of a first time home buyer,in minnesota http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-are-the-perks-of-a-first-time-home-buyer-in-minnesota/449601/ 2 replies Wed, 04 Jul 2012 11:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-are-the-perks-of-a-first-time-home-buyer-in-minnesota/449601/ 2012-07-04T11:06:00Z Any advice on how do i find a 2bdrm home for rent w utilities included for 761 a month? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-advice-on-how-do-i-find-a-2bdrm-home-for-rent-w-utilities-included-for-761-a-month/555764/ I have a section 8 voucher and was wondering why it seems like it is cheaper to buy a house and have mortgage payments than pay the rent in a leased unit, are there any programs that&nbsp;would enable me to qualify for a hud or how do&nbsp;i do that?<br/><br/>thanks jolene&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-advice-on-how-do-i-find-a-2bdrm-home-for-rent-w-utilities-included-for-761-a-month/555764/ 2014-08-21T11:26:00Z How do I inquire about a listing on zillow if I am interested in burying or need more information? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-inquire-about-a-listing-on-zillow-if-I-am-interested-in-burying-or-need-more-information/524127/ 7 replies Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-inquire-about-a-listing-on-zillow-if-I-am-interested-in-burying-or-need-more-information/524127/ 2014-01-11T22:14:00Z Purchased house as 4 bed but we can only sell as 3 bed. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Purchased-house-as-4-bed-but-we-can-only-sell-as-3-bed/556696/ We bought a 4 bedroom house in 2006. We are now selling the house but our agent says it can only be listed as a 3 bed. The lower bedroom opens to the garage so it can't legally be called a bedroom. It has a full window and closet. Confirmed it with the city too. (New Hope) I feel like we've been wronged. Do I have a case against the original listing agent/company?<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Purchased-house-as-4-bed-but-we-can-only-sell-as-3-bed/556696/ 2014-08-27T00:53:00Z where can I get a free contract for purchase of real estate from someone on zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-can-I-get-a-free-contract-for-purchase-of-real-estate-from-someone-on-zillow/554528/ 5 replies Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-can-I-get-a-free-contract-for-purchase-of-real-estate-from-someone-on-zillow/554528/ 2014-08-13T01:53:00Z how does a person go about inquiring about a short sale listing http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-does-a-person-go-about-inquiring-about-a-short-sale-listing/471967/ 8 replies Sat, 22 Dec 2012 12:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-does-a-person-go-about-inquiring-about-a-short-sale-listing/471967/ 2012-12-22T12:25:00Z Is a Walkable Neighborhood Important To You? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-Walkable-Neighborhood-Important-To-You/381319/ I have noticed that buyers are looking for walkable neighborhoods. This is true for singles, couples and young families? Has anyone else noticed this trend?<br \><br \>28 replies Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-Walkable-Neighborhood-Important-To-You/381319/ 2011-01-18T14:16:00Z How much would the down payment have to be on a $200,000 house be? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-the-down-payment-have-to-be-on-a-200-000-house-be/551862/ We are thinking about buying a house in the near future and curious on how much we would need to put towards a house first.<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-the-down-payment-have-to-be-on-a-200-000-house-be/551862/ 2014-07-28T21:03:00Z List of town houses in Minnetonka and edina http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/List-of-town-houses-in-Minnetonka-and-edina/551460/ Town houses in Minnetonka and edina<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/List-of-town-houses-in-Minnetonka-and-edina/551460/ 2014-07-26T13:38:00Z Are Manufactured Homes A Poor Choice in Housing? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-Manufactured-Homes-A-Poor-Choice-in-Housing/506268/ They are hard to finance, not impossible but w/o the ability to get a 15 or 30 yr. fixed loan; is buying a manufactured home a poor choice? ARM loans only forever! Selling in the future given today's limited financing choices really reduces the number of eligible buyers.<br/><br/>I'm looking at a double wide foreclosure in northern Minnesota and very concerned that it'll take a year or more to sell. Am I being overly concerned or is my nervousness justified?<br \><br \>19 replies Sun, 11 Aug 2013 07:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-Manufactured-Homes-A-Poor-Choice-in-Housing/506268/ 2013-08-11T07:42:00Z which is the better investment, buying in Victoria or Chanhassen MN? 400K price range http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/which-is-the-better-investment-buying-in-Victoria-or-Chanhassen-MN-400K-price-range/548203/ 3 replies Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/which-is-the-better-investment-buying-in-Victoria-or-Chanhassen-MN-400K-price-range/548203/ 2014-07-02T20:45:00Z