Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Boise- ID http://www.zillow.com/advice/Boise-ID/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Self employed and can't get a mortgage http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Self-employed-and-can%27t-get-a-mortgage/559522/ I am looking to buy a home and I have a paying job and a small business I started a year ago. My business shows a loss last year due to opening expense write offs and my income on paper looks a lot less than it is. I have 750+ credit and have been renting in the same place for ten years and working on my job for 10+. Very stable and have a small down but can't get a loan. Does anyone know of somebody who can help me. Thank you<br \><br \>6 replies Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Self-employed-and-can%27t-get-a-mortgage/559522/ 2014-09-16T19:33:00Z Is it legal to remove a shed from the property after a house has been listed? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-legal-to-remove-a-shed-from-the-property-after-a-house-has-been-listed/544170/ I was searching for a house, just driving by, while I waited for my loan to be pre-approved.&nbsp; I found a house that I liked which had a matching shed.&nbsp; I drove by again today and the shed is gone.&nbsp; Is that legal?&nbsp; if not, what can I do about it? This house is in Idaho.<br \><br \>6 replies Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-legal-to-remove-a-shed-from-the-property-after-a-house-has-been-listed/544170/ 2014-06-05T03:13:00Z can I print a list of homes in a selected area http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-print-a-list-of-homes-in-a-selected-area/526872/ 3 replies Sun, 02 Feb 2014 15:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-print-a-list-of-homes-in-a-selected-area/526872/ 2014-02-02T15:08:00Z When posting a review, can I be identified by my email address instead of a "user number." http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-posting-a-review-can-I-be-identified-by-my-email-address-instead-of-a-user-number/433549/ 1 reply Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-posting-a-review-can-I-be-identified-by-my-email-address-instead-of-a-user-number/433549/ 2012-03-01T17:56:00Z can i get financed if i'm a felon? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-i-get-financed-if-i%27m-a-felon/517631/ 11 replies Sat, 02 Nov 2013 10:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-i-get-financed-if-i%27m-a-felon/517631/ 2013-11-02T10:33:00Z looking for a buyer's agent http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/looking-for-a-buyer%27s-agent/515238/ Hi -<br/><br/>I'm going to be relocating to Boise, and likely will be buying a home late this year or early next year. I'd appreciate recommendations for a buyer's agent. I intend to drive a hard bargain when shopping, and I need an agent that can do that with me/for me.<br/><br/>Thanks for any suggestions.<br \><br \>6 replies Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/looking-for-a-buyer%27s-agent/515238/ 2013-10-14T17:06:00Z How can I define my home search for areas SW of Boise to include other cities or counties. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-define-my-home-search-for-areas-SW-of-Boise-to-include-other-cities-or-counties/501006/ We are looking for a home in the Marsing to Wilder area but not totally limited to that only.<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-define-my-home-search-for-areas-SW-of-Boise-to-include-other-cities-or-counties/501006/ 2013-07-09T16:54:00Z trying to buy a lot http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/trying-to-buy-a-lot/474984/ hi my name its Alex&nbsp;me and my wife are trying to buy a lot to build our home we have found a small lot but we need help finacing it i have poor credit and she hasnt use her much so i am wondering if you could help us and see if there is any options and see what you can do for us thanks 208 353 5071<br \><br \>5 replies Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/trying-to-buy-a-lot/474984/ 2013-01-19T04:01:00Z You need to update 3700 Sycamore http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/You-need-to-update-3700-Sycamore/462074/ I am a potential buyer, and after visiting the home (a foreclosure), I wanted to note the following changes regarding your summary. It is a TWO BEDROOM home, not three. The previous owner changed a small bedroom into a laundry room with added plumbing. Also, there is only ONE BATHROOM at present. The other bathroom is completely gutted...no plumbing or anything.&nbsp; It also should be noted that you have two notations on this home with differing values. Trulia also has one. I think the $144,000 is more in line with the taxable assessment (Ada County, Idaho). Since your site is valuable to users, it needs to be updated for accuracy. Thank you.<br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/You-need-to-update-3700-Sycamore/462074/ 2012-09-30T21:18:00Z not planing to stay in the area longer than 4 to 5 years should we rent or buy? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/not-planing-to-stay-in-the-area-longer-than-4-to-5-years-should-we-rent-or-buy/444730/ my husband and i live in Boise ID and are looking to move out of our current living situation but, we aren't planing on staying in Boise for much longer only 4 years or so we have never bought a home, is this the right time or should we wait till after we leave Boise?<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 29 May 2012 22:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/not-planing-to-stay-in-the-area-longer-than-4-to-5-years-should-we-rent-or-buy/444730/ 2012-05-29T22:30:00Z Homepath: What does "Not Available" mean? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Homepath-What-does-Not-Available-mean/444336/ I put in an offer for a Homepath Home in Boise that is a tenant occupied property. &nbsp;It has been on the market for over 50 days, with no other offers outstanding at the time I put mine in. &nbsp;Today, the listing went from "active" to "Not available".&nbsp; What does this mean?&nbsp;<br/><br/>My agent spent all morning on the phone with FNMA and they can't explain what it could be. &nbsp;They escalated the issue, but they CLOSED at 2pm EST for the memorial day holiday. &nbsp;Tax dollars at work! &nbsp;This was after striking out with the seller agent, LesBois Realty, who have been totally unprofessional and uncooperative through this whole thing. &nbsp;They have been unable to provide my agent with any information. &nbsp;The one tidbit they did provide, however, is that the tenant was served an eviction notice because they are not cooperating with the selling agent. &nbsp;My question is...who is not cooperating with whom? &nbsp;The tenant was very nice and&nbsp;accommodating&nbsp;to me when I did a walkthrough, even offered me a drink!<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 25 May 2012 23:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Homepath-What-does-Not-Available-mean/444336/ 2012-05-25T23:29:00Z Upside down home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Upside-down-home/438333/ <p>Can I walk-away from my home that is well upside down without being sued for the difference by the mortgage company?<br/></p><br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Upside-down-home/438333/ 2012-04-09T00:12:00Z can i search for homes for sale in my area by walkscore? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-i-search-for-homes-for-sale-in-my-area-by-walkscore/434310/ 3 replies Wed, 07 Mar 2012 17:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-i-search-for-homes-for-sale-in-my-area-by-walkscore/434310/ 2012-03-07T17:40:00Z Looking for a real estate agent that is investor friendly in the Boise ID. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-real-estate-agent-that-is-investor-friendly-in-the-Boise-ID/421990/ Hello my name is Ken Gedde, you can contact me at [edited by Zillow moderator to remove contact information. Please refer to <a href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Polic</a>y]. I am wanting to wholesale my properties.<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 07 Nov 2011 17:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-real-estate-agent-that-is-investor-friendly-in-the-Boise-ID/421990/ 2011-11-07T17:10:00Z Boise Idaho Fall Parade of Homes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Boise-Idaho-Fall-Parade-of-Homes/418061/ 2011 Bose Fall Home Show is the next two weekends. Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 5pm. 34 Homes on display by the areas leading builders and newest subdivisions.<br/>[Promotional hotlink removed by Zillow moderator.]<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Boise-Idaho-Fall-Parade-of-Homes/418061/ 2011-10-04T15:26:00Z Why is my house at 3995 Stratford Drive in Boise ID on your list of foreclosures when I'm not behind http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-my-house-at-3995-Stratford-Drive-in-Boise-ID-on-your-list-of-foreclosures-when-I%27m-not-behind/406804/ in my morgage or taxes?<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 10 Jul 2011 06:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-my-house-at-3995-Stratford-Drive-in-Boise-ID-on-your-list-of-foreclosures-when-I%27m-not-behind/406804/ 2011-07-10T06:12:00Z How to work with Realtors as a buyer and visa versa! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-work-with-Realtors-as-a-buyer-and-visa-versa/398507/ <p>Too many Realtors get hung up on getting a buyer pre-approved before they will even meet. &nbsp;Until you know what "problems" they might face in getting a mortgage, how do you know how to direct them to the right lender?</p><p>For each buyer, I conduct a "needs analysis"!&nbsp;What is their barrier to entry?&nbsp;&nbsp;What is their time frame?&nbsp;Do they like to drive by homes with or without the Realtor first?&nbsp;How do they prefer to communicate? &nbsp;Over tea to chat, via email, text, or phone calls?&nbsp;Are they used to working with professionals or are they the type that do their own work?&nbsp;When do they have time to look at properties (will this conflict with my schedule?)&nbsp;Do they have realistic expectations?</p><p>It is important to set expectations correctly upfront with a buyer. Did you know that according to the National Association of Realtors' survey of buyers and sellers report for 2010,&nbsp;the typical home buyer searched for 12 weeks and&nbsp;viewed 12 homes?</p><p>Think of it as eating a Tootsie Pop. &nbsp;What is the end objective? &nbsp;Is it trying to count how many licks it takes to getting to the center of the tootsie pop or is it to get the center after getting a taste or two or three? &nbsp;He realized the objective and go for it!</p><br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 11 May 2011 15:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-work-with-Realtors-as-a-buyer-and-visa-versa/398507/ 2011-05-11T15:20:00Z 2011 Boise Parade of Homes Information http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2011-Boise-Parade-of-Homes-Information/393381/ <img src="http://photos1.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i6/i1873/ISeui48x2k4c6b.jpg?op_sharpen=1&amp;qlt=90&amp;size=250,300" imageid="X1-IAeui48x2liwlt_f988k" uploadtype="new" imagetype="8" width=" 380px" height=" 179px"/><br/>This years Boise Parade of Homes starts April 30th and runs to May 15th. There are 40 homes by 33 builders. Most of the homes are custom homes for move-up buyers. View list of participating builders and subdivisions- <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.buildidaho.com/Home_Buyer_Tools/ToolBox/Idaho_Parade_of_Homes/2011_Boise_Parade_of_Homes/">2011 Boise Parade of Homes</a><br/>Trey<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 02 Apr 2011 16:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2011-Boise-Parade-of-Homes-Information/393381/ 2011-04-02T16:21:00Z How do I find out the builder of a house in Bristol Heights http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-out-the-builder-of-a-house-in-Bristol-Heights/388241/ <p>I have an offer on a home in Bristol Heights and there is no information on the builder.&nbsp; There is&nbsp;a list of 6 or 7 builders for this sub and the house was built in 2000.&nbsp; How can I find out who built the home?</p><br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-out-the-builder-of-a-house-in-Bristol-Heights/388241/ 2011-02-24T15:11:00Z Top 10 Signs you are ready to buy or build a new home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Top-10-Signs-you-are-ready-to-buy-or-build-a-new-home/341371/ <p>Not sure if you are ready to buy or build a new home? Here's your sign.</p><p>10) Turns out there is a reason the square feet you bought at a good price was so good</p><p>9) You made it. You got that raise, bonus, promotion or other professional goal and now you can get that house you've dreamed of</p><p>8) People always ask you how long you have lived in your house?</p><p>7) Your kids always go over to their friends house but never invite them over to yours.</p><p>6) It would be cheaper to move than to make all the changes to the home you would like</p><p>5) You realize the dream home theater system you bought does not fit into the space you measured it for and the existing wiring is not compatible with today's technology</p><p>4) You decided to build your own home for the sweat equity. Turns out you are not a home builder after all.</p><p>3) Realtors call you randomly saying they were referred to you by friends and family</p><p>2) You have a new addition coming to your family and your wife is constantly asking you if you would mind if she puts the crib next to your bed since the other bedroom is full</p><p><strong>1) You can't tell if you are staring at your neighbors or if they are staring at you!</strong></p><br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 06 Apr 2010 15:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Top-10-Signs-you-are-ready-to-buy-or-build-a-new-home/341371/ 2010-04-06T15:20:00Z