Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Vancouver- WA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Vancouver-WA/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Owner will carry contract....... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Owner-will-carry-contract/392513/ How can I find houses for sale where the owner will carry a contract. My credit is toast, and we're walking away from our house, but my mother will buy our next home and sell it back to us down the road. She has great credit, but no cash.&nbsp;We have 10 grand now and are putting away 2k every month we are still in this house. I'm just sweating it, and if we need 20% for a conventional loan, I'm afraid we won't have enough time to save for the down. Most of the houses we're looking at are around 150-180k and that would take us another 15 months saving, and who knows what the future holds. Any help? Anyone even read these things? Any info would be appreciated, Thanks a bunch,<br/>Erik<br \><br \>20 replies Sun, 27 Mar 2011 16:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Owner-will-carry-contract/392513/ 2011-03-27T16:03:00Z The Price. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-Price/560083/ Sir,<br/>Kindly please give more details and confirm the Price of the house Situated on<br/><p>15017 SE Meadow Park Dr # 0, Vancouver, WA 98683</p><p>I am a foreigner Do I have the right to buy a house in the US and what are the procedures and what should I do?</p><p>Looking forward to a reply</p><p>Regards</p><p>H.Rajubally</p><br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-Price/560083/ 2014-09-21T07:57:00Z How do I narrow my search area location within a city? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-narrow-my-search-area-location-within-a-city/539212/ We want our search on homes for sale to be for only those in the north part of Clark County<br \><br \>5 replies Sun, 04 May 2014 15:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-narrow-my-search-area-location-within-a-city/539212/ 2014-05-04T15:16:00Z Do you sell lots or acreage? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-sell-lots-or-acreage/537889/ 1 reply Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-sell-lots-or-acreage/537889/ 2014-04-25T01:35:00Z Am I out of luck if the seller misses the closing date? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Am-I-out-of-luck-if-the-seller-misses-the-closing-date/536915/ In the process of buying my first home and everything was going well until this week. The seller's LLC is inactive and the title company is unwilling to insure the sale until it's renewed. My Realtor has tried to light a fire under them but, as our closing date is in 10 days (4/28) I'm worried they won't have everything in order soon enough. We're also hearing that they may not have completed their taxes, which is why they haven't reactivated the LLC yet.<br/><br/>I'm new to all of this and my Realtor is doing what she can but I wanted to reach out on Zillow for an answer. What are my options if the seller doesn't have this taken care of by the closing date? We really don't want to walk away from this home as it's absolutely perfect for us. Is there a way to get an extension on the closing and rate lock? Any way to get around the issue with the title company needing this done before they'll agree?&nbsp;<br/><br/>Thanks in advance,<br/><br/>Panicking in WA<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Am-I-out-of-luck-if-the-seller-misses-the-closing-date/536915/ 2014-04-17T18:10:00Z I am looking for a 4br lease option to buy in the vancouver wa area. How can I get info on these? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-for-a-4br-lease-option-to-buy-in-the-vancouver-wa-area-How-can-I-get-info-on-these/521508/ 4 replies Fri, 13 Dec 2013 06:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-for-a-4br-lease-option-to-buy-in-the-vancouver-wa-area-How-can-I-get-info-on-these/521508/ 2013-12-13T06:08:00Z What are the steps after pre-approval and finding a home you want to purchase? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-steps-after-pre-approval-and-finding-a-home-you-want-to-purchase/521415/ We are pre-approved and now we have found a house in our price range. Now what do we do? I know we need to make an offer, (with earnest money) agree on a price with the seller, get an appraisal at some point , and then does the deal just close? Can someone layout some very easy to follow steps for me?<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-steps-after-pre-approval-and-finding-a-home-you-want-to-purchase/521415/ 2013-12-11T23:58:00Z First time home buyers, need to raise at least 100 points of Credit Scores http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-time-home-buyers-need-to-raise-at-least-100-points-of-Credit-Scores/493954/ Hi there, <br/>We are on a one income family, with low credit scores currently about 530, working on paying off debt currently and hoping to raise&nbsp;at least 100+ points on our credit score to help ourselves purchase a home. Any ideas, on how that can be done? Would it help to report our payments to the Credit Beraue's or how's a way to help?<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 26 May 2013 18:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-time-home-buyers-need-to-raise-at-least-100-points-of-Credit-Scores/493954/ 2013-05-26T18:23:00Z Made full price CASH offer on approved short sale. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Made-full-price-CASH-offer-on-approved-short-sale/518509/ What actions can I take to make sure the listing agent is doing everything possible to push this deal through? She said she is confident she would hear back from bank with in a week. It has been almost two. What questions should I ask her, what can she do to hurry the process or at least what information should I be asking for in regards to the progress?<br/><br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 10 Nov 2013 00:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Made-full-price-CASH-offer-on-approved-short-sale/518509/ 2013-11-10T00:13:00Z Made full price offer on approved short sale. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Made-full-price-offer-on-approved-short-sale/518421/ Last week I made a full priced CASH offer on an approved short sale. The listing agent says my offer was the only one currently submitted. She said deal was close to going through with previous buyer before he decided to walk. So most of the paper work has already been done and she says everything should go through quickly.<br/>Now I have two question regarding this.<br/>1) My realtor told me that the price was preapproved by the bank but Fannie Mea was the investor so they will need to give approval on the price on top of the banks approval. Is this two separate approvals? Will it take longer to get investors approval?<br/>2) Offer was submitted 10/30. I have learned that home is scheduled to go to forclosure on 11/22. Listing agent says deal should be done before then and if not bank will extend forclosure date to let escrow close. Is this accurate? And how long will escrow be if my offer is accepted?<br/>&nbsp;Thankyou for any help.<br \><br \>6 replies Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Made-full-price-offer-on-approved-short-sale/518421/ 2013-11-08T23:26:00Z Buying vs. renting...in NY http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-vs-renting-in-NY/500369/ Currently I moved from CA to NY and live in a small studio paying almost $2000. &nbsp;I figure I'm wasting my money by renting. &nbsp;Should I buy???? &nbsp;I would be a first-time buyer. &nbsp;I've been saving up for a while and have about 50k. &nbsp;My credit score is in the upper 700s since I last checked. &nbsp;I have no debt. &nbsp;I earn a modest income for NY, 75K. &nbsp;There's a 8 month gap where I wasn't working because of the move and I was sitting for the CPA. &nbsp;I'm working now. &nbsp;Would this affect my chances of getting pre-approved? &nbsp;<br/>I hear that the inventory is low and that people are paying all cash or more than 20%. &nbsp;If I put 20%, I have to wait another year or two. &nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 04 Jul 2013 23:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-vs-renting-in-NY/500369/ 2013-07-04T23:28:00Z Buy or Rent? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buy-or-Rent/495571/ I had short sale 3 years ago.&nbsp; Now paying $1150/month for townhouse.&nbsp; Considering buyting a new townhouse with the same monthly mortgage payment (including taxes and insurance), 3.5% down.&nbsp; Should I proceed with buying or keep renting?<br/><br/>thank you for all suggestions<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buy-or-Rent/495571/ 2013-06-05T17:37:00Z Poor question looking to rebuild http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Poor-question-looking-to-rebuild/491333/ I have very poor credit. I was young and foolish and now that I am older, have children, and ready to purchase a home, I am worried I will not be able to due to my credit. I am wondering how to rebuild my credit. What is the very best way to get on track for buying a home for my family.<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 08 May 2013 17:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Poor-question-looking-to-rebuild/491333/ 2013-05-08T17:22:00Z Zillow coming to Canada? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-coming-to-Canada/426252/ Hi&nbsp;<br/>I read something that indicated it was going to happen early in 2012 - are there any updates? I'm looking for a house in Vancouver, BC and need all the help I can get!&nbsp;<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 20 Dec 2011 01:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-coming-to-Canada/426252/ 2011-12-20T01:32:00Z Underwater on MN home, new job in WA. Any chance we might be able to buy second home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Underwater-on-MN-home-new-job-in-WA-Any-chance-we-might-be-able-to-buy-second-home/481767/ My wife and I may live apart for a year with her in MN and me in Washington.&nbsp; We can put 10-20% using my retirement from and old job, fair to good credit, pretty good income and little debt.&nbsp; BUT we are $40,000 underwater on MN home.<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Underwater-on-MN-home-new-job-in-WA-Any-chance-we-might-be-able-to-buy-second-home/481767/ 2013-03-07T19:23:00Z I would like to purchase a home; how do I find a lender and what do I look for? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-would-like-to-purchase-a-home-how-do-I-find-a-lender-and-what-do-I-look-for/481088/ 4 replies Sun, 03 Mar 2013 06:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-would-like-to-purchase-a-home-how-do-I-find-a-lender-and-what-do-I-look-for/481088/ 2013-03-03T06:56:00Z 14 days after closing, water damage occurred, who is responsible? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/14-days-after-closing-water-damage-occurred-who-is-responsible/473133/ I haven't even moved in yet, and both the bathroom sink and refrigerator water leaked. Should I be contacting an attorney? The inspector says he doesn't test valves. Huh? He also stated the water heater was only 7 years old, but the plumber found it to be 23 years old.<br \><br \>10 replies Fri, 04 Jan 2013 19:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/14-days-after-closing-water-damage-occurred-who-is-responsible/473133/ 2013-01-04T19:26:00Z How do I find a reputable builder? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-a-reputable-builder/469096/ 1 reply Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-a-reputable-builder/469096/ 2012-11-20T20:17:00Z What are our chances now to close this Short Sale deal? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-our-chances-now-to-close-this-Short-Sale-deal/447145/ Seller accepted our offer in Mar. Bank (WF) approved seller for short sale, appraisal order and completed late Apr. Seller filed bankruptcy, vacated the house, and signed lien to WF. Seller's agent is still positive that the deal will close. Has anyone run into this?<br \><br \>5 replies Sat, 16 Jun 2012 22:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-our-chances-now-to-close-this-Short-Sale-deal/447145/ 2012-06-16T22:30:00Z we are buying a short sale. its through wells fargo just found out there is a 2nd mortgage on it. We http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/we-are-buying-a-short-sale-its-through-wells-fargo-just-found-out-there-is-a-2nd-mortgage-on-it-We/445813/ We were told 90 days or less for this short sale but now we found out there is a 2nd mortgage, its through wells fargo, anyone know if wells fargo is fast with their ss? Will it take alot longer with a 2nd mortgage? #Stressedout!<br \><br \>8 replies Wed, 06 Jun 2012 17:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/we-are-buying-a-short-sale-its-through-wells-fargo-just-found-out-there-is-a-2nd-mortgage-on-it-We/445813/ 2012-06-06T17:29:00Z