Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Orange- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Orange-CA/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate (Moved): Can we afford a 350K home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Can-we-afford-a-350K-home/540273/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-afford-a-350K-home/540258/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-afford-a-350K-home/540258/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 11 May 2014 18:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Can-we-afford-a-350K-home/540273/ 2014-05-11T18:48:00Z Preapproved loan amount http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Preapproved-loan-amount/523427/ Is the preapproved loan amount equivalent to the actual amount thatyou&nbsp;will be approved for mortgage?<br \><br \>7 replies Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Preapproved-loan-amount/523427/ 2014-01-06T00:56:00Z How much % are the homes up in Orange, Ca in the last two years http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-are-the-homes-up-in-Orange-Ca-in-the-last-two-years/507846/ THANK YOU<br \><br \>10 replies Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-are-the-homes-up-in-Orange-Ca-in-the-last-two-years/507846/ 2013-08-20T23:11:00Z Is it possible to assume a mortgage? Can someone find me a house to assume the mortage on in 92867? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-assume-a-mortgage-Can-someone-find-me-a-house-to-assume-the-mortage-on-in-92867/431154/ 9 replies Tue, 07 Feb 2012 10:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-assume-a-mortgage-Can-someone-find-me-a-house-to-assume-the-mortage-on-in-92867/431154/ 2012-02-07T10:47:00Z Alternative Loan Options http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Alternative-Loan-Options/508945/ My wife and I are currently selling our home and will have a net proceeds of about 75k. At first we figured we would be strong buyers but it appears that every home we are remotely interested in is north of 500k. We are approved for a 10% conventional loan but will be above the 417,000 loan limit. We are not qualified for the high balance jumbo loan option either. FHAs are just too ridiculous with the UPMIP and monthly MIP fees. So we are researching alternatives.<br/><br/>We have heard about the piggyback 80/10/10 loan and are trying to see if those loan programs are still available. Does anyone know if they are still offered? Offered in California? and if so, do you know of a lender that you can refer us too. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.<br \><br \>6 replies Wed, 28 Aug 2013 08:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Alternative-Loan-Options/508945/ 2013-08-28T08:18:00Z How is square footage of a house determined? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-square-footage-of-a-house-determined/504777/ 3 replies Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-square-footage-of-a-house-determined/504777/ 2013-08-01T18:33:00Z FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER. WHEN TO START LOOKING? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FIRST-TIME-HOMEBUYER-WHEN-TO-START-LOOKING/493696/ I am currently saving to purchase my first home at 25 years old. The property type that I am aiming towards is a condo or townhome from $250,000 - low $300k. <br/><br/><br/>I currently have a savings of $13,000. My current set goal is approximately $30,000 - $35,000 in savings for a down payment by June 2014. I have a credit score of 780 and have little debt. My current annual income is 55k/year. <br/><br/><br/>I am wondering when would be the right time for me to start looking for a home and if my target savings goal is sizeable for a down payment? I also would like to know what programs I qualify for in California? <br/><br/><br/>I do realize that it would be best to talk to a mortgage broker or lender; however, when is the right time to bring them into the conversation? Am I supposed to get prequalified when I already have my set down payment or can I talk numbers prior to having $30k - 35k in the bank? <br/><br/><br/>Also, for reference I am in the southern California area (Orange County). I am looking to purchase a property in Long Beach, West Hollywood, and Orange/Anaheim area. Help would be appreciated.<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 24 May 2013 07:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FIRST-TIME-HOMEBUYER-WHEN-TO-START-LOOKING/493696/ 2013-05-24T07:04:00Z Do real estate sales have to include full disclosure on major structural problems? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-real-estate-sales-have-to-include-full-disclosure-on-major-structural-problems/451696/ 13 replies Thu, 19 Jul 2012 16:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-real-estate-sales-have-to-include-full-disclosure-on-major-structural-problems/451696/ 2012-07-19T16:09:00Z how much is the real state percent from buying a home ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-is-the-real-state-percent-from-buying-a-home/460339/ i buy a home at 550,000 how much my realstate will get as percent ?<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 18 Sep 2012 03:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-is-the-real-state-percent-from-buying-a-home/460339/ 2012-09-18T03:33:00Z Why no contact info, and why change the mapping feature? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-no-contact-info-and-why-change-the-mapping-feature/451983/ Why does Zillow not have contact info any longer, except through this "forum"?&nbsp; Why did Zillow change the mapping feature so that you can no longer see the kind of property detail as previously?&nbsp; The "bird's eye" is now next to useless, and can't orientation/direction can no longer be changed.&nbsp; We're looking for a new house and property features are very important to us.&nbsp; Now we won't be using your site any longer to assess properties - it's a waste of time.&nbsp; Does this have anything to do with giving the brokers more control and taking it away from the lowly buyers?&nbsp; Never can under estimate the power of the love of money!<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 21 Jul 2012 09:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-no-contact-info-and-why-change-the-mapping-feature/451983/ 2012-07-21T09:14:00Z What are the best school zip codes in Orange Co, FL. Thank You http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-best-school-zip-codes-in-Orange-Co-FL-Thank-You/441072/ We are looking to invest in Orange County in 3/2 single family. What are best school zip codes? Thank You. Have A Blessed Day.<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 01 May 2012 17:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-best-school-zip-codes-in-Orange-Co-FL-Thank-You/441072/ 2012-05-01T17:34:00Z WHY DO YOU ALLOW PROPERTIES POSTED WITH NO SPECIFIC ADDRESS - THESE ARE SCAMS http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/WHY-DO-YOU-ALLOW-PROPERTIES-POSTED-WITH-NO-SPECIFIC-ADDRESS-THESE-ARE-SCAMS/410709/ WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO ALLOW POSTING OF PROPERTIES THAT DONT LIST A SPECIFIC ADDRESS JUST A STREET NAME. &nbsp;I HAVE RESEARCHED THESE AND ALMOST ALL THE HOMES DONT EXIST ON THAT STREET... THESE ARE ATTEMPTED SCAMS. &nbsp;PLEASE SCREEN THESE POSTINGS OR WE WILL NOTIFY OTHERS OF WHAT U ARE ALLOWING<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 08 Aug 2011 04:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/WHY-DO-YOU-ALLOW-PROPERTIES-POSTED-WITH-NO-SPECIFIC-ADDRESS-THESE-ARE-SCAMS/410709/ 2011-08-08T04:18:00Z How can I estimate closing costs? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-estimate-closing-costs/389137/ 8 replies Thu, 03 Mar 2011 07:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-estimate-closing-costs/389137/ 2011-03-03T07:47:00Z morningside on the lake http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/morningside-on-the-lake/354808/ what is the address and zip code?<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 22 Jun 2010 19:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/morningside-on-the-lake/354808/ 2010-06-22T19:58:00Z Is $280 too high for Home Owners Association Fee for 1 Bedroom/Bathroom Condo in Orange County, CA? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-280-too-high-for-Home-Owners-Association-Fee-for-1-Bedroom-Bathroom-Condo-in-Orange-County-CA/353797/ 12 replies Mon, 14 Jun 2010 04:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-280-too-high-for-Home-Owners-Association-Fee-for-1-Bedroom-Bathroom-Condo-in-Orange-County-CA/353797/ 2010-06-14T04:31:00Z In California market, what is the standard RE agent fees paid by Buyers. Can I negotiate their %? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/In-California-market-what-is-the-standard-RE-agent-fees-paid-by-Buyers-Can-I-negotiate-their/296417/ 12 replies Tue, 10 Nov 2009 08:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/In-California-market-what-is-the-standard-RE-agent-fees-paid-by-Buyers-Can-I-negotiate-their/296417/ 2009-11-10T08:24:00Z I am looking for an agent with experience working with 1031 exchanges. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-for-an-agent-with-experience-working-with-1031-exchanges/374850/ I have a property that I am looking to list for sell to deposit into a 1031 exchange and I am looking for a realtor who can expertly facilitate the transaction.<br \><br \>4 replies Sun, 14 Nov 2010 04:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-for-an-agent-with-experience-working-with-1031-exchanges/374850/ 2010-11-14T04:39:00Z WHAT IS MAKE ME MOVE? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/WHAT-IS-MAKE-ME-MOVE/371847/ 3 replies Tue, 19 Oct 2010 12:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/WHAT-IS-MAKE-ME-MOVE/371847/ 2010-10-19T12:15:00Z What can a VA Buyer do to make the most attractive offer in a multiple offer situation? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-a-VA-Buyer-do-to-make-the-most-attractive-offer-in-a-multiple-offer-situation/370572/ <p>I'm approved for $200k, which is not much, so alot of times there are multiple offers in properties in this price range. Need suggestions that does not affect VA requirements to offer seller as an advantage in this tough price point. Thanks.</p><br \><br \>8 replies Mon, 11 Oct 2010 21:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-a-VA-Buyer-do-to-make-the-most-attractive-offer-in-a-multiple-offer-situation/370572/ 2010-10-11T21:19:00Z Does anyone know the annual mello roos payment in Orange, CA 92869? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-know-the-annual-mello-roos-payment-in-Orange-CA-92869/357564/ 2 replies Tue, 13 Jul 2010 12:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-know-the-annual-mello-roos-payment-in-Orange-CA-92869/357564/ 2010-07-13T12:42:00Z