Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Highlands Ranch- CO http://www.zillow.com/advice/Highlands-Ranch-CO/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate How to Deal With Pet Odors ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-Deal-With-Pet-Odors/459242/ "UGH...This house smells like dog pee"..... says the prospective buyer. (I agree)<br/>The listing broker and his seller say "no, it doesn't"<br/>We move on to the next showing where my buyer loves it because it DOESN'T smell.<br/>I hear a lot of 'not my dog...' &nbsp;<br \><br \>11 replies Sun, 09 Sep 2012 15:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-Deal-With-Pet-Odors/459242/ 2012-09-09T15:43:00Z Lot premiums on view lots http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lot-premiums-on-view-lots/550433/ Hi all<br/>Purchased a new home in highlands ranch Colorado in 2003. &nbsp;Waited 6 months on a waiting list to select a view lot (180 degree view of mountains and downtown denver). &nbsp;Paid 5K lot premium and got a phenomenal view lot end of street with green belts on two sides.<br/><br/>Now looking again. &nbsp;Same builder is offering ranch style homes with 3 car garages &nbsp;in &nbsp;a better location for our commutes. Lot premiums are running as high as 35K and for lots without mountain views. &nbsp;My questions: &nbsp;how do appraisers consider lot quality and how should I weigh this in assessing what zillow says my property is worth? &nbsp;It's hard to consider giving up our current view and I certainly don't want to spend 35K on a lot premium if it doesn't add to the value.<br/><br/>Thanks!<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>6 replies Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lot-premiums-on-view-lots/550433/ 2014-07-20T15:22:00Z I want to buy for foreclosure home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-buy-for-foreclosure-home/400968/ Where do I start,like do I find the mortage company who has the property in their possesion.<br/><br/><br \><br \>16 replies Sun, 29 May 2011 19:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-buy-for-foreclosure-home/400968/ 2011-05-29T19:48:00Z Want to by pass real estate agent to buy house.Want an real estateattorney to help me http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Want-to-by-pass-real-estate-agent-to-buy-house-Want-an-real-estateattorney-to-help-me/410287/ I am have been looking for a home to buy.Have an realtor who has shown me homes.I aalso bidded on a house.Not sure the realtor forwarded my bid to the banker (owner) of the property.Want to look for homes on my own &amp; have a attorney do the details,like check all the documents for any clause or statement that can go against me,<br \><br \>18 replies Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Want-to-by-pass-real-estate-agent-to-buy-house-Want-an-real-estateattorney-to-help-me/410287/ 2011-08-04T15:26:00Z Is sold date same as closing date http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-sold-date-same-as-closing-date/500969/ 4 replies Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-sold-date-same-as-closing-date/500969/ 2013-07-09T11:06:00Z How to Deal With Pet Odors ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-Deal-With-Pet-Odors/459242/ "UGH...This house smells like dog pee"..... says the prospective buyer. (I agree)<br/>The listing broker and his seller say "no, it doesn't"<br/>We move on to the next showing where my buyer loves it because it DOESN'T smell.<br/>I hear a lot of 'not my dog...' &nbsp;<br \><br \>10 replies Sun, 09 Sep 2012 15:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-Deal-With-Pet-Odors/459242/ 2012-09-09T15:43:00Z Why are so many Highlands Ranch Houses in the MLS as located in Littleton http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-so-many-Highlands-Ranch-Houses-in-the-MLS-as-located-in-Littleton/353861/ <p>The easy and suprising answer: There is no city of Highlands Ranch.</p><p>Yes, you read that right.&nbsp;Highlands Ranch is not a city at all. Rather, it is a Trademarked Name and subdivision located in Douglas County, and a part of unincorporated Littleton, Colorado.<br/><br/>To many of you, that may come as a huge shock. Particulary since every addressing program in the Unisted States has Highlands Ranch included as a city (there is even a Highlands Ranch Post office). On every real estate search engine you will see a city&nbsp;listed for Highlands Ranch Homes. But none of that alters the fact that legally,&nbsp;the city of&nbsp;Highlands Ranch does not exist.<br/><br/>Here's what to do: If you are searching for a home in Highlands Ranch, choose <strong><em>both</em></strong> "Littleton" and "Highlands Ranch" in the city area. Then add a zip code to your search. (Highlands Ranch zip codes are 80126, 80129 and 80130). This will make sure that no matter how the agent listed the&nbsp;property&nbsp;into the MLS, you will find every home inside Highlands Ranch.<br/><br/>Keep in mind, you'll need to do this for Highlands Ranch Townhomes and Highlands Ranch Condos too.</p><br \><br \>7 replies Mon, 14 Jun 2010 17:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-so-many-Highlands-Ranch-Houses-in-the-MLS-as-located-in-Littleton/353861/ 2010-06-14T17:58:00Z How do I see Zestimates on houses in a particular neighborhood? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-see-Zestimates-on-houses-in-a-particular-neighborhood/404357/ 2 replies Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-see-Zestimates-on-houses-in-a-particular-neighborhood/404357/ 2011-06-21T14:43:00Z How do I compute the assessor's appraised value from the "Tax Assessment" quoted on Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-compute-the-assessor%27s-appraised-value-from-the-Tax-Assessment-quoted-on-Zillow/373932/ Zillow quotes the "Tax Assesment" on a Colorado home at $32,880.&nbsp; The home is in the $400K range.&nbsp; Is there a multiplier that should be used with the $32,880 to calculate what the local tax assessor believes the market value of the property is?&nbsp; Without that, the "Tax Assessment" number is useless............to me at least. Ed S in TX&nbsp;&nbsp; youracman@yahoo.com<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 05 Nov 2010 21:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-compute-the-assessor%27s-appraised-value-from-the-Tax-Assessment-quoted-on-Zillow/373932/ 2010-11-05T21:31:00Z What is the best bid on a HomePath property for 1st time home buyers? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-bid-on-a-HomePath-property-for-1st-time-home-buyers/369315/ Based on what they are asking how do we know what to offer. The SQ ft is not right on the listing unless you inclucud an unfininished basement.<br \><br \>9 replies Fri, 08 Oct 2010 17:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-bid-on-a-HomePath-property-for-1st-time-home-buyers/369315/ 2010-10-08T17:42:00Z I am not able to see homes on zillow on an interactive platform. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-not-able-to-see-homes-on-zillow-on-an-interactive-platform/366970/ 1 reply Mon, 20 Sep 2010 01:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-not-able-to-see-homes-on-zillow-on-an-interactive-platform/366970/ 2010-09-20T01:49:00Z I have claimed the home I bought, how can I remove the pictures that were listed to sell the home?? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-claimed-the-home-I-bought-how-can-I-remove-the-pictures-that-were-listed-to-sell-the-home/309355/ 1 reply Sun, 27 Dec 2009 16:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-claimed-the-home-I-bought-how-can-I-remove-the-pictures-that-were-listed-to-sell-the-home/309355/ 2009-12-27T16:30:00Z Is there any way to see only one-story homes on your web site? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-any-way-to-see-only-one-story-homes-on-your-web-site/290990/ 3 replies Fri, 23 Oct 2009 19:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-any-way-to-see-only-one-story-homes-on-your-web-site/290990/ 2009-10-23T19:18:00Z Is there a way to search for houses with 3 car garages? Also the direction that they face? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-way-to-search-for-houses-with-3-car-garages-Also-the-direction-that-they-face/180032/ 3 replies Sun, 21 Dec 2008 14:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-way-to-search-for-houses-with-3-car-garages-Also-the-direction-that-they-face/180032/ 2008-12-21T14:58:00Z there seem to be quite a few houses that are listed on Zillow that aren't really on the market. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/there-seem-to-be-quite-a-few-houses-that-are-listed-on-Zillow-that-aren%27t-really-on-the-market/281277/ 6 replies Tue, 22 Sep 2009 18:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/there-seem-to-be-quite-a-few-houses-that-are-listed-on-Zillow-that-aren%27t-really-on-the-market/281277/ 2009-09-22T18:26:00Z Any reports that can be run showing appreciation rates by neighborhood? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-reports-that-can-be-run-showing-appreciation-rates-by-neighborhood/196566/ 1 reply Fri, 06 Feb 2009 20:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-reports-that-can-be-run-showing-appreciation-rates-by-neighborhood/196566/ 2009-02-06T20:44:00Z