Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,MS http://www.zillow.com/advice/MS/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate I am considering buying land that has a past 8 acre landfill solid waste dump site for a local town. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-considering-buying-land-that-has-a-past-8-acre-landfill-solid-waste-dump-site-for-a-local-town/568940/ I am considering buying land that has a past 8 acre landfill solid waste dump site for a local town. &nbsp;It was active from 1978 to 1989 &nbsp;( 11 years ). &nbsp; The town was fairly small. &nbsp;I have been told that a cap of 2 feet of dirt was used to cover the landfill. &nbsp;It has been closed for 25 years now. &nbsp;I was told that this landfill is on a 30 year watch period, which is almost up. &nbsp;There is grass, vegetation, and even 20 year old pine trees and other assorted trees there. &nbsp;I am purchasing a total of 38 acres which include this site. &nbsp; Do you think this is a safe purchase ?<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 07 Dec 2014 06:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-considering-buying-land-that-has-a-past-8-acre-landfill-solid-waste-dump-site-for-a-local-town/568940/ 2014-12-07T06:45:00Z I am considering buying land that has a past 8 acre landfill solid waste dump site for a local town. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-considering-buying-land-that-has-a-past-8-acre-landfill-solid-waste-dump-site-for-a-local-town/568940/ I am considering buying land that has a past 8 acre landfill solid waste dump site for a local town. &nbsp;It was active from 1978 to 1989 &nbsp;( 11 years ). &nbsp; The town was fairly small. &nbsp;I have been told that a cap of 2 feet of dirt was used to cover the landfill. &nbsp;It has been closed for 25 years now. &nbsp;I was told that this landfill is on a 30 year watch period, which is almost up. &nbsp;There is grass, vegetation, and even 20 year old pine trees and other assorted trees there. &nbsp;I am purchasing a total of 38 acres which include this site. &nbsp; Do you think this is a safe purchase ?<br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 07 Dec 2014 06:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-considering-buying-land-that-has-a-past-8-acre-landfill-solid-waste-dump-site-for-a-local-town/568940/ 2014-12-07T06:45:00Z Will a credit score of 650 prohibit or make it difficult to obtain a home loan? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-credit-score-of-650-prohibit-or-make-it-difficult-to-obtain-a-home-loan/413701/ My husbnd has a credit score of 620 or 625.&nbsp; We will both be first time home owners.&nbsp; I have heard&nbsp;from different people that state&nbsp;we should wait.&nbsp; Is this true?<br \><br \>11 replies Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-credit-score-of-650-prohibit-or-make-it-difficult-to-obtain-a-home-loan/413701/ 2011-08-30T15:31:00Z Will a credit score of 650 prohibit or make it difficult to obtain a home loan? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-credit-score-of-650-prohibit-or-make-it-difficult-to-obtain-a-home-loan/413701/ My husbnd has a credit score of 620 or 625.&nbsp; We will both be first time home owners.&nbsp; I have heard&nbsp;from different people that state&nbsp;we should wait.&nbsp; Is this true?<br \><br \>11 replies Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-credit-score-of-650-prohibit-or-make-it-difficult-to-obtain-a-home-loan/413701/ 2011-08-30T15:31:00Z On a USDA home loan apprasial can you count the pool in the apprasial. Is the law changing in Dec. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/On-a-USDA-home-loan-apprasial-can-you-count-the-pool-in-the-apprasial-Is-the-law-changing-in-Dec/565927/ 2 replies Sun, 09 Nov 2014 13:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/On-a-USDA-home-loan-apprasial-can-you-count-the-pool-in-the-apprasial-Is-the-law-changing-in-Dec/565927/ 2014-11-09T13:32:00Z On a USDA home loan apprasial can you count the pool in the apprasial. Is the law changing in Dec. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/On-a-USDA-home-loan-apprasial-can-you-count-the-pool-in-the-apprasial-Is-the-law-changing-in-Dec/565927/ 2 replies Sun, 09 Nov 2014 13:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/On-a-USDA-home-loan-apprasial-can-you-count-the-pool-in-the-apprasial-Is-the-law-changing-in-Dec/565927/ 2014-11-09T13:32:00Z Agent will not return earnest money http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agent-will-not-return-earnest-money/565576/ My agent is holding my earnest money because she said that the home appraisal had to be paid for on the home that I was trying to purchase. The sellers and agent terminated the contract and would not extend since I kept having issues getting the loan finalized. Can she do this?<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agent-will-not-return-earnest-money/565576/ 2014-11-06T04:58:00Z How do u go about buying a home as a first time buyer with a credit score around 600??? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-u-go-about-buying-a-home-as-a-first-time-buyer-with-a-credit-score-around-600/559048/ Just seeing if there are any options available to me.<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-u-go-about-buying-a-home-as-a-first-time-buyer-with-a-credit-score-around-600/559048/ 2014-09-12T20:46:00Z I'm interested in buying a bank owned foreclosure that has been on the market for almost 5 years. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-interested-in-buying-a-bank-owned-foreclosure-that-has-been-on-the-market-for-almost-5-years/555061/ The asking price for the home is $89,000, and the house is probably worth $150,000, but in my home town houses aren't selling and the town is going downhill. If I offered the bank $40,000 for the house and asked for $50,000 in cash to remodel the house, equalling $90000, do you think they'd accept? This would allow them to recoup some money and allow me to sell at a price that's still reasonable in the future.<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-interested-in-buying-a-bank-owned-foreclosure-that-has-been-on-the-market-for-almost-5-years/555061/ 2014-08-16T17:23:00Z Need an agent that is familiar with Smart Solution with MS Home Corp http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-an-agent-that-is-familiar-with-Smart-Solution-with-MS-Home-Corp/552092/ Live in Jackson MS and trying to find an agent that is well versed in downpayment asst programs, USDA, and FHA loans. Already approved but seems like I have to do all the work and have only been out looking with agent twice<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-an-agent-that-is-familiar-with-Smart-Solution-with-MS-Home-Corp/552092/ 2014-07-29T19:03:00Z Need assistance in purchasing home with cash http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-assistance-in-purchasing-home-with-cash/551461/ I'm about to settle with an insurance company for an accident that happened to me a few months ago. I'll be receiving a substantial amount of money in the end. I wish to buy me a home that i can share with my 2 children when i have them with me. I wish to just pay cash for a home since i'll have the financial means to do so. I'm only 28 yrs old and i've never purchased a home before.&nbsp;<br/><br/>My question(s) is: 1. How much could I expect to save by buying a home with cash? 2. Should i go through a Realtor or do the deal by myself? 3. Should I buy a home with cash? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated...thanks in advance.&nbsp;<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-assistance-in-purchasing-home-with-cash/551461/ 2014-07-26T13:41:00Z Cancel my offer to buy a house http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Cancel-my-offer-to-buy-a-house/550498/ made an offer to buy a house on a waterfront lake/ Pond now a week and a half later I am being told that the pond actually belongs to one of the neighbors who bought it off of craiglist. and he will not allow anyone to have boat access . Is this a valid reason to cancel my offer to buy without a penalty. Thanks<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Cancel-my-offer-to-buy-a-house/550498/ 2014-07-21T00:34:00Z HOW COME NO BODY E-MAILS BACK DO THY KNOW HOW http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/HOW-COME-NO-BODY-E-MAILS-BACK-DO-THY-KNOW-HOW/547641/ 4 replies Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/HOW-COME-NO-BODY-E-MAILS-BACK-DO-THY-KNOW-HOW/547641/ 2014-06-28T19:14:00Z Discounts http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Discounts/547067/ Which homes have the deepest discounts?<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Discounts/547067/ 2014-06-25T03:29:00Z Best part of town to move to? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Best-part-of-town-to-move-to/546574/ Moving from Florida to Jackson, Ms. Looking to move into an area that meets the criteria between 7-10 on the scale that Zillow has created. Looking for security and also a get away from town. Would like land but absolutely want to avoid paying HOA fees. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2010- new construction preferred and within 20-30 minutes from down town.<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Best-part-of-town-to-move-to/546574/ 2014-06-22T03:51:00Z (Moved): Would you recommend a VA loan http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Would-you-recommend-a-VA-loan/546566/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-you-recommend-a-VA-loan/546565/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-you-recommend-a-VA-loan/546565/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Would-you-recommend-a-VA-loan/546566/ 2014-06-22T03:01:00Z How accurate is the zillow's estimate? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-accurate-is-the-zillow%27s-estimate/546461/ 5 replies Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-accurate-is-the-zillow%27s-estimate/546461/ 2014-06-21T07:01:00Z Is there a way to search for Lease Purchase homes on Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-way-to-search-for-Lease-Purchase-homes-on-Zillow/545136/ 2 replies Thu, 12 Jun 2014 01:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-way-to-search-for-Lease-Purchase-homes-on-Zillow/545136/ 2014-06-12T01:10:00Z Fair price for 3 acres uncleared in Picayune, ms area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fair-price-for-3-acres-uncleared-in-Picayune-ms-area/539533/ 4 years ago I cleared 3 acres in Picayune Mississippi. I installed the the septic system and the well for water. Also added a one bedroom house which is paid for. I am now going to buy the 3 acres but need a fair price for the acreage before I cleared it.<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 06 May 2014 17:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fair-price-for-3-acres-uncleared-in-Picayune-ms-area/539533/ 2014-05-06T17:36:00Z How do I clear a search from My Zillow account http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-clear-a-search-from-My-Zillow-account/361133/ all searches<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 07 Aug 2010 06:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-clear-a-search-from-My-Zillow-account/361133/ 2010-08-07T06:22:00Z