Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,MO http://www.zillow.com/advice/MO/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate I am looking for a private mortgage lender in the KCMO area, does anyone know of someone reputable? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-for-a-private-mortgage-lender-in-the-KCMO-area-does-anyone-know-of-someone-reputable/499359/ We cannot for a conventional loan for 2 years but have the money we need now and live in the house we want to purchase.&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-for-a-private-mortgage-lender-in-the-KCMO-area-does-anyone-know-of-someone-reputable/499359/ 2013-06-27T21:43:00Z best price and quality of apartment in where of usa http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/best-price-and-quality-of-apartment-in-where-of-usa/597310/ 1 reply Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/best-price-and-quality-of-apartment-in-where-of-usa/597310/ 2015-07-26T13:09:00Z Bad Realtor? Sue Ellen Dice - Prudential Real Estate Kansas City http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bad-Realtor-Sue-Ellen-Dice-Prudential-Real-Estate-Kansas-City/437528/ I had a contract on a house located at&nbsp;211 E 67th St&nbsp;Kansas City, MO 64131 in Kansas City. Apparently prior to my offer she had a termite inspection done and found the house had major termite damage. This was not disclosed to me (the buyer) whatsoever. In fact, the "Sellers Disclosure" says N/A. When we asked her why she did not disclose the damage she said "the damage was obvious". I guess it is obvious if your in the basement, looking up at the rafters along the front sill plate of the home with a flash light...<br/><br/>Had I of known the house had termites and the damage was disclosed prior to writing an offer, I NEVER would have even offered on the home. Instead, I wasted a 375.00 inspection fee, the chance at another house and a week of time. When I called Tim Sweeney THE BROKER he condoned this behavior!!!! I guess our only recourse is to file a complaint with the MREC? Are there any other websites that post about bad realtors? If not, someone needs to start one.<br/><br/>Funny thing...she said sale flipped "NO FAULT OF SELLER" in her new MLS ad. HAHA...No fault of seller? I guess she reasons it out to be the fault of the termites?<br/><br/>Unreal.<br \><br \>20 replies Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bad-Realtor-Sue-Ellen-Dice-Prudential-Real-Estate-Kansas-City/437528/ 2012-04-02T15:07:00Z My inspector found foundation problems, but foundation experts disagree. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-inspector-found-foundation-problems-but-foundation-experts-disagree/596696/ I am under contract for my first house, which was built in 1958. The inspector I hired thinks there are big foundation problems. There are several visible cracks in the foundation and two of the outside walls visibly bow outward. The sellers had a foundation repair company and a structural engineer out to look things over. Both of these people thought that there wasn't a problem. Who is wrong here? Should I hire another structural engineer to make an assessment? I have met the sellers and they seem like really nice normal people who aren't looking to swindle me. Every other part of the house seems to be in good shape. What should I do?&nbsp;<br \><br \>18 replies Wed, 22 Jul 2015 01:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-inspector-found-foundation-problems-but-foundation-experts-disagree/596696/ 2015-07-22T01:54:00Z What kind of closing gifts do customers like to receive? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-kind-of-closing-gifts-do-customers-like-to-receive/427994/ 87 replies Sun, 08 Jan 2012 04:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-kind-of-closing-gifts-do-customers-like-to-receive/427994/ 2012-01-08T04:44:00Z Getting out of contract due to bad driveway.... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Getting-out-of-contract-due-to-bad-driveway/595316/ We placed an offer on a new build 3-4 weeks ago. The driveway was poured about 2 weeks ago. Since then the driveway has formed large cracks in it. Like halfway down the driveway cracks.....&nbsp;We asked 10 days ago for a resolution to this. On Friday they finally responded saying they wanted to cut out the cracks and patch it up. We told them we didn't agree to a patch job. The neighbors driveway "being built by the same builder" has the same issues. They patched it up. It looks very shoddy. In addition to this when we originally placed the offer the crawl space had some standing water. We were told a sub pump would be installed. The crawl space currently has even more water..... Wouldn't 3-4 weeks been a reasonable amount of time to fix that?&nbsp;Are we allowed to say we don't agree to a patch job? Can we get out of this contact and get back our earnest money? Our agent claims he's having a hard time communicating with all of the parties..... We're sick of it and want to move on..... What are our options?&nbsp;<br/><br \><br \>9 replies Mon, 13 Jul 2015 01:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Getting-out-of-contract-due-to-bad-driveway/595316/ 2015-07-13T01:49:00Z Can I use a VA Home Loan with a first time buyers loan? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-a-VA-Home-Loan-with-a-first-time-buyers-loan/586907/ 7 replies Thu, 14 May 2015 20:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-a-VA-Home-Loan-with-a-first-time-buyers-loan/586907/ 2015-05-14T20:30:00Z is it better to go through a real estate agent or a lender? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-it-better-to-go-through-a-real-estate-agent-or-a-lender/593822/ 8 replies Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-it-better-to-go-through-a-real-estate-agent-or-a-lender/593822/ 2015-07-02T02:44:00Z What happens when a seller is not truthful on their disclosures? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-happens-when-a-seller-is-not-truthful-on-their-disclosures/593926/ We recently purchased a home where the sellers did not mention any issues of water on the disclosure. They did not check yes or no but simply stated&nbsp;"In sellers opinion typical of 80 + year home" &nbsp;In less than 9 months we have had two floods in our basement. We pulled off the baseboards to discover mold.&nbsp;Our upper level and lower level had water damage on the walls 7 days after we moved in and we are still trying to fix. Is there anything we can do?<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-happens-when-a-seller-is-not-truthful-on-their-disclosures/593926/ 2015-07-02T21:03:00Z private lender in st joseph no area http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/private-lender-in-st-joseph-no-area/593672/ I have a down payment but not sufficient credit<br/>&nbsp;Missouri<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/private-lender-in-st-joseph-no-area/593672/ 2015-07-01T03:25:00Z Seller made insurance claim on roof, but didn't replace it http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-made-insurance-claim-on-roof-but-didn%27t-replace-it/593591/ Does this mean that if hail damage occurs in the future, the buyer would be liable for replacement?&nbsp;<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-made-insurance-claim-on-roof-but-didn%27t-replace-it/593591/ 2015-06-30T17:50:00Z I am trying to find a rent to own 2brm 1bth with basement and poss attached or detached garage? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-trying-to-find-a-rent-to-own-2brm-1bth-with-basement-and-poss-attached-or-detached-garage/592557/ 2 replies Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-trying-to-find-a-rent-to-own-2brm-1bth-with-basement-and-poss-attached-or-detached-garage/592557/ 2015-06-23T18:13:00Z How do I buy a house while still in a Lease agreement http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-buy-a-house-while-still-in-a-Lease-agreement/592520/ My Wife and I are wanting to buy a house in December or January of 2016. My Lease isn't up until 2/1/16 so what do we do if find the perfect house in October or November? I can't afford both a House payment and Rent.<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-buy-a-house-while-still-in-a-Lease-agreement/592520/ 2015-06-23T15:14:00Z How to get insurance on a rental property in an LLC http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-get-insurance-on-a-rental-property-in-an-LLC/422914/ I am using an LLC to purchase a rental property with cash, and I need insurance on the property and I am getting the run-around from the insurance companies. &nbsp;Some say I can't do it with an llc, and I need to get commercial insurance. &nbsp;Others say they need to insure my car or my primary residence before they can do investment property. &nbsp;Is there an easy way to do this? &nbsp;Anybody have any suggestions?<br \><br \>8 replies Tue, 15 Nov 2011 06:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-get-insurance-on-a-rental-property-in-an-LLC/422914/ 2011-11-15T06:29:00Z what does notice of sale: null mean on a preforeclosure property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-does-notice-of-sale-null-mean-on-a-preforeclosure-property/486953/ 25 replies Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-does-notice-of-sale-null-mean-on-a-preforeclosure-property/486953/ 2013-04-08T20:41:00Z 1st time home buyers, where do we start? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/1st-time-home-buyers-where-do-we-start/588695/ My husband and I have been window shopping for several months and have found a home we love. We have no idea where to start the process and different websites tell us different things. Do we speak with a realtor first or find out if we're approved for a loan first? Someone please help guide us in this life changing decision. Thank you!<br \><br \>6 replies Wed, 27 May 2015 23:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/1st-time-home-buyers-where-do-we-start/588695/ 2015-05-27T23:13:00Z what does it mean hen you buy home, Dwelling-2? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-does-it-mean-hen-you-buy-home-Dwelling-2/587995/ 0 replies Fri, 22 May 2015 05:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-does-it-mean-hen-you-buy-home-Dwelling-2/587995/ 2015-05-22T05:07:00Z how hard is it to buy a foreclosures home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-hard-is-it-to-buy-a-foreclosures-home/576553/ 4 replies Sun, 22 Feb 2015 07:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-hard-is-it-to-buy-a-foreclosures-home/576553/ 2015-02-22T07:37:00Z What kind of closing gifts do customers like to receive? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-kind-of-closing-gifts-do-customers-like-to-receive/427994/ 81 replies Sun, 08 Jan 2012 04:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-kind-of-closing-gifts-do-customers-like-to-receive/427994/ 2012-01-08T04:44:00Z How do you purchase a foreclosure? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-purchase-a-foreclosure/575788/ 2 replies Sun, 15 Feb 2015 18:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-purchase-a-foreclosure/575788/ 2015-02-15T18:06:00Z