Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Tallahassee- FL http://www.zillow.com/advice/Tallahassee-FL/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate We want to lease/purchase in Tallahassee Fl.we have a good down payment.How can we find one online? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-want-to-lease-purchase-in-Tallahassee-Fl-we-have-a-good-down-payment-How-can-we-find-one-online/469568/ We want a 4/3 in N.E Tallahassee,Fl.we have a good down payment.Like,Ox bottom, Vedla Dairy Rd a place with good schools(HawksRise,Desoto Trail) the most we would want to spend is 300,000 we are renting now our lease is up in Jan, so if we could find something we would be ready. Any info on listings that are lease/purchase would be great. .We did find something in Lake shore dr. for 275, don't no much about the area Thank you for any info!<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-want-to-lease-purchase-in-Tallahassee-Fl-we-have-a-good-down-payment-How-can-we-find-one-online/469568/ 2012-11-27T00:04:00Z Tallahassee area, are condos a good idea? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Tallahassee-area-are-condos-a-good-idea/546111/ I am looking at buying a condo in the Tallahassee FL area and would like some input on whether it's a good idea or not?<br/><br/>I have an excellent credit score (750+) and was prequalified for $120k @ 3.75%, my gross income is just over $30k\yr.<br/><br/>I have found condos around Tallahassee ranging from $100k+, the one I've found is around $110k. Are these good investments now for a first time homebuyer? I plan to stay in it for at least 5 years or so and then maybe rent it out after finishing college. Is this a good idea? Will I get eaten alive by HOA fees and a drop in my property's value?<br/><br/>The property I'm looking at is also a foreclosure, Fannie Mae HomePath property<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Tallahassee-area-are-condos-a-good-idea/546111/ 2014-06-18T22:10:00Z How long can we expect a short sale to take? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-long-can-we-expect-a-short-sale-to-take/529112/ We recently put a cash offer on a house . It is a short sale. The seller has approved the offer. Will the cash offer make a difference in how long it takes the process to move along?<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-long-can-we-expect-a-short-sale-to-take/529112/ 2014-02-19T22:23:00Z (Moved): Can I get a mortgage even though i still have a mortgage our first house which is currently rented? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Can-I-get-a-mortgage-even-though-i-still-have-a-mortgage-our-first-house-which-is-currently-rented/523539/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-a-mortgage-even-though-i-still-have-a-mortgage-our-first-house-which-is-currently-rented/523215/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-a-mortgage-even-though-i-still-have-a-mortgage-our-first-house-which-is-currently-rented/523215/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Can-I-get-a-mortgage-even-though-i-still-have-a-mortgage-our-first-house-which-is-currently-rented/523539/ 2014-01-06T22:30:00Z Buying a house in another state. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-a-house-in-another-state/521134/ Resident of FL moving to NY but wanting to buy a FL home as an investment. I currently have a job in FL and have been saving up to buy a home. The opportunity to move to NY for work has come up, and I'm highly contemplating it, but I know I cannot afford to buy any property in NY yet. I still REALLY want to buy a home in FL and rent it out to college students (I live in a college town) or any potential residents. I'm asking if this is a wise decision? Is there alot of red tape that comes w this? Should I just keep the money I'm saving for a home as security for my big move? I don't have to make any big decision till summer, but I want to get a head start. I'm more than happy to provide more details, so please let me know if this is too vague.<br \><br \>7 replies Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-a-house-in-another-state/521134/ 2013-12-08T18:49:00Z rent zestimator: when looking at a four unit building, the rent is listed as $950.00. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/rent-zestimator-when-looking-at-a-four-unit-building-the-rent-is-listed-as-950-00/522750/ the $950.00/mo, is that for one unit (each) or for all four unis?<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/rent-zestimator-when-looking-at-a-four-unit-building-the-rent-is-listed-as-950-00/522750/ 2013-12-30T03:35:00Z How do you provide superb customer service? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-provide-superb-customer-service/516678/ <p>[Promotion and contact information removed by Zillow moderator. Please see&nbsp;our&nbsp;<a style="text-align: right;" rel="nofollow" title="Good Neighbor Policy" href="/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a>&nbsp;for information.]</p><br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-provide-superb-customer-service/516678/ 2013-10-25T18:06:00Z Need your opinion on home offer... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-your-opinion-on-home-offer/502090/ Seeking your advise. Your thoughts and opinion. We visited an estate sale this weekend and found out the home was for sale. There was a flier at checkout with an asking price of $150k. We advised our agent and signed a contract with $2k down. We also included a pre-approval which is for a much higher amount. At this time, we are in the process of selling our current home with closing of August 15. The buyers of our home had an inspection done and will have it appraised next week. Back to our offer. Our agent was notified by sellers agent this morning and was told the new selling price is now $160k. My agent was told that this home was not on the market yet and the seller increased the price. Is it legal to advertise a price then change it? Even if it was not on the market and have an MLS number? Throughout the day I verbally agreed to the new price and increase the down to $4k total. With the sale of our current home we will have enough for 20% down and cover closing. I ran this past my lender and he said it was not legal to do. And to stick with the advertised price. If $160k was their set price then I'm to ask seller to cover 4% of my closing. The seller can reject our offer and put it on the market. Get an MLS number and put it on the internet and local paper. The home is in good shape. A little dated inside but with little it can look good. Paint, remove carpet, other minor stuff. Outside is immaculate, big yard very well maintained. The location is perfect, schools are great and the area is very sought after. We've been looking for month and hardly find anything. When a home hits the market/gets advertised in this area they go very fast. People almost always offer more than asking price. If we pass up on this home, it may be a while until we find another one or get lucky at another estate sale. In this situation, what would you do? Any suggestions or recommendation? Thanks in advance, Joe<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 16 Jul 2013 03:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-your-opinion-on-home-offer/502090/ 2013-07-16T03:33:00Z What do the different synbols mean for a house? I realize red = for sale, blue = foreclosure, etc. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-the-different-synbols-mean-for-a-house-I-realize-red-for-sale-blue-foreclosure-etc/493571/ 1 reply Thu, 23 May 2013 16:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-the-different-synbols-mean-for-a-house-I-realize-red-for-sale-blue-foreclosure-etc/493571/ 2013-05-23T16:27:00Z home value http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/home-value/481848/ I am looking at a home that in 2005 sold for $335,000 they are now trying to sell the home for $375,000. &nbsp;The home has had improvements, but I know that homes sold for more in 2005. &nbsp;I currently have my home on the market for $380,000 and bought in 2007 for $440,000 (the home was appraised for $525,000). &nbsp;The home that I like has been on the market for 275 days in Tallahassee. &nbsp;My home is in Pensacola. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br \><br \>7 replies Fri, 08 Mar 2013 03:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/home-value/481848/ 2013-03-08T03:06:00Z (Moved): Zillow took money out of my bank account without my authority. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Zillow-took-money-out-of-my-bank-account-without-my-authority/472364/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-took-money-out-of-my-bank-account-without-my-authority/472355/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-took-money-out-of-my-bank-account-without-my-authority/472355/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Zillow-took-money-out-of-my-bank-account-without-my-authority/472364/ 2012-12-28T20:34:00Z We are tired of renting but clueless and curious about first time home buying. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-tired-of-renting-but-clueless-and-curious-about-first-time-home-buying/432806/ It seems like a better investment to buy than renting, but we have no idea where to start, and if buying is even realistic. Any suggestions or helpful information? Where do we start?<br \><br \>14 replies Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-tired-of-renting-but-clueless-and-curious-about-first-time-home-buying/432806/ 2012-02-23T19:01:00Z Property purchase options for non-us Citizen?Can he buy property on name of his US born child? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Property-purchase-options-for-non-us-Citizen-Can-he-buy-property-on-name-of-his-US-born-child/416014/ My relative is Non-US Citizen and planning to purchase home/land in US. He was here for Six years on temporary work visa and then went back to home country. Can he buy any property on name of his US born, minor child?&nbsp;<br/>Based upon my research, he is not entitled for any mortgage loan in US since he does not have any recent credit/pay history. But, if he is willing to pay in Cash, is there any specific procedure in place to follow? Any guideline/warnings/Dos &amp;Don'ts etc? Any suggestion on buying Foreclosures?<br \><br \>4 replies Sat, 17 Sep 2011 18:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Property-purchase-options-for-non-us-Citizen-Can-he-buy-property-on-name-of-his-US-born-child/416014/ 2011-09-17T18:32:00Z apparaisal of property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/apparaisal-of-property/399034/ I was told this website could tell me the value of one of it's listed homes. I am interested in 7741 Cricklewood Dr. Tallahassee FL<br/><br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 15 May 2011 15:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/apparaisal-of-property/399034/ 2011-05-15T15:52:00Z Search Results in List View? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Search-Results-in-List-View/397380/ Hello, why can't I filter my results by a list view?&nbsp; The functionality appears to have disappeared?<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 02 May 2011 19:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Search-Results-in-List-View/397380/ 2011-05-02T19:53:00Z Are there any home lots left in Killearn ,Tallahassee, Fl which are left on the golf course? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-any-home-lots-left-in-Killearn-Tallahassee-Fl-which-are-left-on-the-golf-course/388820/ 0 replies Tue, 01 Mar 2011 01:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-any-home-lots-left-in-Killearn-Tallahassee-Fl-which-are-left-on-the-golf-course/388820/ 2011-03-01T01:36:00Z what is a absolute auction? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-a-absolute-auction/376892/ re:&nbsp; 2228 hickory ct, tallahassee fl<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 05 Dec 2010 09:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-a-absolute-auction/376892/ 2010-12-05T09:30:00Z How can I seen the house direction Ex: East facing or West facing?? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-seen-the-house-direction-Ex-East-facing-or-West-facing/366677/ Hi,<br/>It used to display the house directions, Ex: Which side it's facing (North, South,&nbsp;East, West) in Zillow view (may Bird eye view of the location) before. Now I am not able to find it. Can you guide me how to see it?<br/><br/>Thanks,<br/>Sirisha<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 17 Sep 2010 15:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-seen-the-house-direction-Ex-East-facing-or-West-facing/366677/ 2010-09-17T15:07:00Z Is it required to make a down payment when trying to buy or rent a house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-required-to-make-a-down-payment-when-trying-to-buy-or-rent-a-house/359935/ 1 reply Wed, 28 Jul 2010 23:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-required-to-make-a-down-payment-when-trying-to-buy-or-rent-a-house/359935/ 2010-07-28T23:20:00Z