Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,NV http://www.zillow.com/advice/NV/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Energy efficeint homes in Nevada http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Energy-efficeint-homes-in-Nevada/555724/ Looking for energy efficient homes for sale in Nevada.<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Energy-efficeint-homes-in-Nevada/555724/ 2014-08-21T00:58:00Z Thinking of moving to Summerlin from SoCal. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Thinking-of-moving-to-Summerlin-from-SoCal/552743/ As I'm researching the things I want in a new house and it's location, and a lifestyle for a single 50 year old, Summerlin is always where I end up focusing on. The things I am looking for:&nbsp;<br/><br/>Generally a nice, new area&nbsp;<br/>Newer home $350K or so 3-4 bdrms (3 bdrm with a bonus room would be perfect)<br/>On or very close to a golf course I can be a member<br/>I'd actually like to be in close proximity to everything; good restaurants, shopping, groceries, a fun, local scene, the gym, etc&nbsp;<br/><br/>As I'm focusing in on Summerlin, The Red Rocks area in particular is becoming more attractive, though I don't have much first hand knowledge of the area presently. Will be in Vegas the second week of October for a week to take a look.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Would love to hear some of your opinions. Besides Summerlin, what other areas might meet my needs? I see a gorgeous house on the Stallion Mountain golf course which would be perfect, but it looks like the immediate areas next to the golf course are mostly very cheaply priced houses and trailer parks.<br/><br/>Thanks for any opinions!<br/><br/>Todd<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br \><br \>9 replies Sat, 02 Aug 2014 14:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Thinking-of-moving-to-Summerlin-from-SoCal/552743/ 2014-08-02T14:58:00Z My wifes dad is going to deed a piece of property to my wife. How should we structure the loan? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-wifes-dad-is-going-to-deed-a-piece-of-property-to-my-wife-How-should-we-structure-the-loan/556005/ Here are the details: My wifes dad had the piece of land. My wife and I just built a house on that land. Her dad wants to deed the property to my wife but they want me on the loan? If something ever happens to my wife do I have any interest in the property? How should the deed and loan be structured?<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-wifes-dad-is-going-to-deed-a-piece-of-property-to-my-wife-How-should-we-structure-the-loan/556005/ 2014-08-22T17:08:00Z What is required to buy a forclosure home or buying a home through auction? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-required-to-buy-a-forclosure-home-or-buying-a-home-through-auction/555848/ 1 reply Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-required-to-buy-a-forclosure-home-or-buying-a-home-through-auction/555848/ 2014-08-21T19:36:00Z What it ZESTIMATE? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-it-ZESTIMATE/555537/ What it zestimate? Definition please<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-it-ZESTIMATE/555537/ 2014-08-20T00:34:00Z what are my options in getting a home with a no qualify loan and 5000.00 down? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-are-my-options-in-getting-a-home-with-a-no-qualify-loan-and-5000-00-down/554135/ 3 replies Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-are-my-options-in-getting-a-home-with-a-no-qualify-loan-and-5000-00-down/554135/ 2014-08-11T00:43:00Z Do real Rent-to-owns exist? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-real-Rent-to-owns-exist/537826/ The situation is simple albeit a bit far fetched at this point. Hang in there with me.&nbsp;<br/><br/>My fiance and I began looking at houses about 2 months ago, though he didn't have the luxury of 15% or even 10%, we were looking at programs through Credit Unions and through his job (CCSD). Long story short, it didn't work out.<br/>Here's why:<br/>-Credit score is 620-640, not fabulous, depending upon the particular person we're talking to.<br/>-Work history is only at about 7 months, he just got this job, but he's going to be here for a long time. It doesn't make sense to look again in a whole year and a half just for this issue.<br/>-And a down payment is easily in the 8k-10k range.&nbsp;<br/><br/>We've accepted the fact that buying a house isn't entirely possible right now, but we're looking at contract of sales/lease to own options, and frankly - they're SLIM PICKINGS. Craigslist is a scam-fest, and there isn't much here, maybe 1 or two. We intend to rent a room, 2-3 bdrm at least, and we'll put that towards buying the home as income. We refuse to get a year lease in an apartment or similar with no write-off. It appears our only option is to hope for a rent-to-own, right? Where are they?! Realtors won't have them either, right? What should we do? We don't have a lot of time, but we are dedicated and doing our do diligence in every way.<br/><br/>Thanks for the read and input in advance.&nbsp;<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-real-Rent-to-owns-exist/537826/ 2014-04-24T18:24:00Z Buying rental house in Las Vegas http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-rental-house-in-Las-Vegas/551626/ Hi,&nbsp;<br/><br/>We are planning to buy a rental house in Las Vegas/Henderson, and we are looking for an agent who can help us with finding the right house within the next 1-3 months.<br/>1) Our budget is max $175k, will need financing after 25% down payment.<br/>2) House should be in decent neighborhood with high rental prospects.&nbsp;<br/>3) Prefer houses (built after 1995) with no HOA or very minimum HOA with no renting restrictions<br/><br/>We are located in Northern California, and we are willing to visit LV and check out the short-listed homes before making an offer.&nbsp;<br/><br/>We are looking for a professional agent who has knowledge about the rental market and the buying properties with rental income, and who is fast enough to help us make the decision within the next 1-3 months.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Thanks<br/>&nbsp;<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;<br/><br \><br \>8 replies Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-rental-house-in-Las-Vegas/551626/ 2014-07-27T19:28:00Z how can you rent a property out and not fall into debt if you have to get a loan for a 107k home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-you-rent-a-property-out-and-not-fall-into-debt-if-you-have-to-get-a-loan-for-a-107k-home/554138/ itll be rented out for 1200 a month. just want to know my options and other peoples experiences so i can make the best choice here! I dont want to be paying on this very long if possible. Thanks for the help guys first time buyer and need peoples opinion!&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-you-rent-a-property-out-and-not-fall-into-debt-if-you-have-to-get-a-loan-for-a-107k-home/554138/ 2014-08-11T01:02:00Z Rising Las Vegas home prices hit ?nice milestone? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rising-Las-Vegas-home-prices-hit-nice-milestone/555045/ [Promotion and websites deleted by Zillow moderator.&nbsp;See our&nbsp;<a style="text-align: right;" rel="nofollow" title="Good Neighbor Policy" href="/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a>]<br \><br \>0 replies Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rising-Las-Vegas-home-prices-hit-nice-milestone/555045/ 2014-08-16T14:33:00Z Please define prerequisit of first time home owner. 8,000.00 tax credit. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Please-define-prerequisit-of-first-time-home-owner-8-000-00-tax-credit/296832/ 3 replies Wed, 11 Nov 2009 05:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Please-define-prerequisit-of-first-time-home-owner-8-000-00-tax-credit/296832/ 2009-11-11T05:20:00Z how do I get a value http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-get-a-value/535303/ 3 replies Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-get-a-value/535303/ 2014-04-05T23:15:00Z I am looking for a mobile home lot in this area of sunrise mountain would like to get into regency http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-for-a-mobile-home-lot-in-this-area-of-sunrise-mountain-would-like-to-get-into-regency/554668/ 0 replies Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-for-a-mobile-home-lot-in-this-area-of-sunrise-mountain-would-like-to-get-into-regency/554668/ 2014-08-13T20:13:00Z I'm eligible for VA loan http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-eligible-for-VA-loan/553794/ 4 replies Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-eligible-for-VA-loan/553794/ 2014-08-08T16:35:00Z I am looking for a mobile home lot for sale in the vacinity of regency village is there any out ther http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-for-a-mobile-home-lot-for-sale-in-the-vacinity-of-regency-village-is-there-any-out-ther/553025/ 0 replies Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-for-a-mobile-home-lot-for-sale-in-the-vacinity-of-regency-village-is-there-any-out-ther/553025/ 2014-08-04T18:44:00Z how do I find property on active retirement communities in Henderson Nevada http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-find-property-on-active-retirement-communities-in-Henderson-Nevada/546907/ 2 replies Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-find-property-on-active-retirement-communities-in-Henderson-Nevada/546907/ 2014-06-24T14:23:00Z best area in las vegas to live? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/best-area-in-las-vegas-to-live/549780/ 4 replies Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/best-area-in-las-vegas-to-live/549780/ 2014-07-15T18:34:00Z Why are the condos at 1720 W Bonanza Road Las Vegas NV vary so much in price? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-condos-at-1720-W-Bonanza-Road-Las-Vegas-NV-vary-so-much-in-price/551384/ 0 replies Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-condos-at-1720-W-Bonanza-Road-Las-Vegas-NV-vary-so-much-in-price/551384/ 2014-07-25T21:54:00Z How do I know if a property has mortgage on it or not? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-know-if-a-property-has-mortgage-on-it-or-not/551354/ I would like to buy a property in Nevada - Las Vegas from my family member (there will be no realtors/brokers/attorneys involved) and while I trust my family member, I would like to know if there is a way to find out if the property has mortgage on it or not. <br/><br/>I looked it up on the Clark County assessor's website and it does not state that the owner is a bank or does not state any mortgage information, but I want to make sure that I am doing it right.<br/><br/>Please avoid answers like "get a realtor...etc" I simply would like to get an answer on how to find out manually&nbsp;if there is a loan / lien on the property I am buying that's all.<br/><br/>Thanks for your advice in advance!<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-know-if-a-property-has-mortgage-on-it-or-not/551354/ 2014-07-25T18:57:00Z Do "I" have to move 1st or can "I" buy from out of state? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-have-to-move-1st-or-can-I-buy-from-out-of-state/550601/ I am in socal but wish to buy in vegas. I plan to move to vegas by end of year. I prefer to buy then move as opposed to move then rent, then buy. Would FHA finance me without being there yet? Is there anyway do to this as an owner occupied? It may only be a month or less until I move in. Is that an issue?<br/><br/>650 FICO<br/>33k year<br/>No debts(not even rotating)<br/>looking to pay less the 100k<br/><br/>If your an agent and think you can help please explain why/how...<br/><br/>Thanks.<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-have-to-move-1st-or-can-I-buy-from-out-of-state/550601/ 2014-07-21T17:44:00Z