Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Lake Charles- LA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Lake-Charles-LA/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Miscellaneous Allowance Towards Moving Expenses http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Miscellaneous-Allowance-Towards-Moving-Expenses/550710/ I am relocating to the Lake Charles area next month and I have a miscellaneous allowance of X dollars for moving expenses outside the transport of goods as part of my relocation package. Could part of my downpayment be reimbursed using that allowance?<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Miscellaneous-Allowance-Towards-Moving-Expenses/550710/ 2014-07-22T12:06:00Z I want to buy a house built in '96 in a gr8 neighborhood. the house is all made of stucco, shud i? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-buy-a-house-built-in-%2796-in-a-gr8-neighborhood-the-house-is-all-made-of-stucco-shud-i/533380/ 1 reply Sat, 22 Mar 2014 21:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-buy-a-house-built-in-%2796-in-a-gr8-neighborhood-the-house-is-all-made-of-stucco-shud-i/533380/ 2014-03-22T21:59:00Z what are your prices ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-are-your-prices/513319/ 1 reply Sat, 28 Sep 2013 16:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-are-your-prices/513319/ 2013-09-28T16:35:00Z Explain Pending Sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Explain-Pending-Sale/513064/ 7 replies Thu, 26 Sep 2013 21:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Explain-Pending-Sale/513064/ 2013-09-26T21:49:00Z Lake Charles LA vs Phoenix AZ market http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lake-Charles-LA-vs-Phoenix-AZ-market/501371/ I know it sounds like an odd comparison, but we have ties to both places and are trying to figure out what would be the best market for buying an investment house. &nbsp;We would like to rent it out for about 5 years, then sell. &nbsp;Probably in the range of a $150K house, 3/2. &nbsp;I've been reading lots, but can't decide. &nbsp;Do you have an opinion on which market will do better over the next 5 years? &nbsp;Thank you. &nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lake-Charles-LA-vs-Phoenix-AZ-market/501371/ 2013-07-11T16:41:00Z Hello I live in California; my question is when I graduate from LPN school; I will be moving to la http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hello-I-live-in-California-my-question-is-when-I-graduate-from-LPN-school-I-will-be-moving-to-la/449926/ Im 47 years old. I have been renting this hhome in my name for 14 years; alwaqys on time. I would like to repair this credit; but also dont want to be a burden on my family out there. Will I make enough to buy my first home; I really dont want to rent anymore.<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 06 Jul 2012 18:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hello-I-live-in-California-my-question-is-when-I-graduate-from-LPN-school-I-will-be-moving-to-la/449926/ 2012-07-06T18:48:00Z can i be contacted when a certain property goers on the market? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-i-be-contacted-when-a-certain-property-goers-on-the-market/444002/ 1 reply Wed, 23 May 2012 18:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-i-be-contacted-when-a-certain-property-goers-on-the-market/444002/ 2012-05-23T18:02:00Z Relocation to Southwest Louisiana Choose Your Agent! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Relocation-to-Southwest-Louisiana-Choose-Your-Agent/381598/ <p>Did you know that as a buyer you can request the REALTOR you want to work with?<strong>&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; <strong>Market experience, and community knowledge is key in relocation business.</strong> I possess all of the above.</p><p>87% of prospective buyers start their home search online. While searching the Internet you are probably going to GOOGLE "Lake Charles" to collect information about the city you are moving too. Chances are you are going to come across one of [contents removed by moderator]where I share real estate trends and community life in and around Lake Charles.&nbsp; By reviewing and collecting community information you find online ahead of time you will have a feel for Lake Charles before you ever physically visit the area!</p><p>Let me work for you and share my community knowledge and experience with you! <strong>I understand RELOCATION</strong> and so does my company&nbsp; Connect with[contact info removed by moderator due to self-promotion]</p><br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 20 Jan 2011 03:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Relocation-to-Southwest-Louisiana-Choose-Your-Agent/381598/ 2011-01-20T03:25:00Z Home Inspection and Stucco http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-Inspection-and-Stucco/403179/ <p>Lake Charles Buyer's who are under contract to purchase a property have an inspection period in which the Buyer can inspect the home they are purchasing. Home inspection time frames can vary and begin the first day after the contract is accepted by the Seller. In Lake Charles a typical<strong>inspection</strong> time frame is anywhere from 7-12 days. <em>[link to her sales site deleted by Zillow moderator.&nbsp; Please refer to <a href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy]</a><br/></em></p><br/><br/><p>Many things can be discovered during the home inspection. Recently I was at a home inspection and the inspector pointed out that the dormer of the second story had a crack in the&nbsp; dryvit (synthetic stucco). When initially viewing the house neither the buyer or I noticed that the second story dormer facade was stucco!&nbsp; The cause is unknown and the inspector recommended evaluation and repair by a licensed building contractor.<br/>Most relocation companies prefer that the buyer not purchase a home with a certain percentage of synthetic stucco.&nbsp; This is important to keep in mind when showing homes and working with <strong>rlocation buyers moving to Lake Charles</strong></p><p>The Louisiana Disclosures have a section to disclose EIFS (synthetic stucco</p><br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-Inspection-and-Stucco/403179/ 2011-06-14T20:20:00Z What is An Abstract ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-An-Abstract/381604/ <br/><br/><u>Lake Charles, LA Real Estate Attorneys</u> usually do not ask for an Abstract anymore to examine Title.&nbsp; With today's technology everything can be found online to review.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Abstract&nbsp; should&nbsp; be conveyed to the new Buyer at closing. <p>The Abstract is not required to close on a property but it is nice to have.</p><p>You can find alot of helpful information in <strong>an Abstract&nbsp; which is the condensed history of the property</strong> containing:</p><ul><li>Original land information</li><li>Plat Map</li><li>Lot &amp; Block Diagram</li><li>Subdivision Restrictions</li><li>History of the Property</li><li>Recorded Deed</li><li>Recorded Mortgage</li><li>Legal Actions/Suits Filed</li></ul><br/><p>Sometimes Buyer will choose to have an Abstract updated at their own cost.&nbsp; If there is no Abstract Buyer may also choose to have a new Abstract built.&nbsp; This means binding all of the document history of the property (this is why it is more costly).</p><p>If you are a first time home buyer or have other real estate questions you would like answered, I am here to help&nbsp; answer your questions in a concise easy to understand manner. [link removed by moderator]"<u>Lagniappe Living in Lake Charles"&nbsp;</u> for up to date answers to the questions you may have wondered about! Or just pick up the phone and call me <strong>MARILYN BOUDREAUX</strong> [contact info removed by moderator<strong><br/></strong></p><br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 20 Jan 2011 03:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-An-Abstract/381604/ 2011-01-20T03:51:00Z 1202 McNeese Street in Lake Charles. La http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/1202-McNeese-Street-in-Lake-Charles-La/351707/ Wanting to know if this home is for sale? &nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 27 May 2010 03:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/1202-McNeese-Street-in-Lake-Charles-La/351707/ 2010-05-27T03:49:00Z (Moved): i have about 6000.00 in collections and no real active credit how can i get a mortage? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-i-have-about-6000-00-in-collections-and-no-real-active-credit-how-can-i-get-a-mortage/288371/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-have-about-6000-00-in-collections-and-no-real-active-credit-how-can-i-get-a-mortage/288163/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-have-about-6000-00-in-collections-and-no-real-active-credit-how-can-i-get-a-mortage/288163/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 14 Oct 2009 19:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-i-have-about-6000-00-in-collections-and-no-real-active-credit-how-can-i-get-a-mortage/288371/ 2009-10-14T19:03:00Z IS THIS HOUSE FOR SALE???????????????? HOW MUCH & HOW CAN I CONTACT THE SELLER http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/IS-THIS-HOUSE-FOR-SALE-HOW-MUCH-HOW-CAN-I-CONTACT-THE-SELLER/240049/ 1 reply Thu, 28 May 2009 16:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/IS-THIS-HOUSE-FOR-SALE-HOW-MUCH-HOW-CAN-I-CONTACT-THE-SELLER/240049/ 2009-05-28T16:33:00Z