Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Woodland Hills- Los Angeles- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Woodland-Hills-Los-Angeles-CA/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Counter Contingency -- what does it mean? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Counter-Contingency-what-does-it-mean/543647/ After putting in an offer on a condo, we got a counter offer but what does it mean? Is it common?<br/><br/>1. Home warranty not to exceed $400<br/>2. Buyer initial deposit shall be submitted into escrow within 1 business day of acceptance.<br/><br/>&nbsp;Thanks in advance.<br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 02 Jun 2014 06:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Counter-Contingency-what-does-it-mean/543647/ 2014-06-02T06:43:00Z Buyer looking for a broker who'll refund partial commission http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyer-looking-for-a-broker-who%27ll-refund-partial-commission/541358/ I'm a buyer looking for a property in Woodland Hills and adjacent areas in the $380,000-460,000 range. I'm already preapproved.&nbsp;<br/>I'm looking for a broker/realtor who'll refund at least half the commission.<br/>I will do most of the leg work.<br/>What I'll need from you is:<br/>Get me access codes so I can see properties (I'll email you a list once or twice a week).<br/>Write up offers and assist with closing.<br/>I don't anticipate submitting a lot of offers.<br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>17 replies Sun, 18 May 2014 20:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyer-looking-for-a-broker-who%27ll-refund-partial-commission/541358/ 2014-05-18T20:31:00Z Do owners look at other factors that credit when renting a short sale house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-owners-look-at-other-factors-that-credit-when-renting-a-short-sale-house/536175/ Hi,&nbsp;<br/>This is my first time on Zillow, I have looked at the site from time to time when my wife pulls me in to look at a dream house. &nbsp; I recently had a family business that we are quick selling appraised at $399,000 by a broker. A combination of the the appraisal/ refusal to sell to an old partner/ strict 2 day late policy no exceptions at our apartment complex has put my family in a bind. &nbsp;<br/>We need to locate a house in Woodland Hills or surrounding area that we can quickly rent, with possibly the option to purchase after the sale of one of our companies and escrow of those funds. &nbsp;We don't have great credit, yet!&nbsp;<br/>But we do have our appraisal, buyers and another popular tech startup for High School athletes that is being funded this Summer 2014.&nbsp;<br/><br/>We need to ask the question,&nbsp;<br/>Do owners of houses in distress or "short sale" other than current credit?&nbsp;<br/>Are they willing to have an Honest conversation with business owners?&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-owners-look-at-other-factors-that-credit-when-renting-a-short-sale-house/536175/ 2014-04-12T18:01:00Z My landlord of 3 years wants to sell me his house. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-landlord-of-3-years-wants-to-sell-me-his-house/510831/ Me or my wife's credit exceeds the 625 fica score.&nbsp; The landlord wants to sell because it needs a lot of work (built in the 60's).&nbsp; My family and I are happy here, but we know that the bank would not loan us the money.&nbsp; My landlord and I spoke 3 days ago, and wanted to know if there is an option to transfer the mortgage, or just keep paying him.&nbsp; A down payment wasn't discussed, but I assume he would want one.&nbsp; We make more than enough money to buy a home and still have plenty of disposable income, but that apparently does not matter to the banks.&nbsp;&nbsp; What are some steps that we can take to make this happen asap?&nbsp; We've been wanting to buy a house for 2 years now.&nbsp; Any help is much appreciated.&nbsp; Thanks!<br/><br/>-Jesse-<br \><br \>13 replies Wed, 11 Sep 2013 04:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-landlord-of-3-years-wants-to-sell-me-his-house/510831/ 2013-09-11T04:22:00Z What notable changes have occurred in the past 3 months that impact buyers/investors? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-notable-changes-have-occurred-in-the-past-3-months-that-impact-buyers-investors/442070/ <p>Broker Opinion Update:<br/> In the month of April, a noticeable change has impacted the real estate market in the SFV, particularly with buyers/investors.<br/><br/> Buyers, more than ever, are looking and expecting "move-in" ready properties or light fixers, but are experiencing difficulty in getting offers accepted due to overbidding with other buyers.<br/><br/> Investors, on the other hand, who were used to making offers approx. 10-15% lower than the asking price on distressed properties, are also finding themselves in an extremely competitive market with other investors who are looking to make modest returns on their investment, rather than fairly large profits.<br/><br/> The change in buyers view on "move-in" ready homes are giving investors a sense of urgency of getting these distressed properties immediately, so they can turn around and rehab the property as soon as possible to ensure a faster sale.<br/><br/> Overbidding has caught many buyers/investors off guard, but this only gives 1 implication: a shift in strategy in making offers is becoming incredibly necessary.</p><br/><br/><br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 09 May 2012 00:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-notable-changes-have-occurred-in-the-past-3-months-that-impact-buyers-investors/442070/ 2012-05-09T00:03:00Z How do you estimate the value of a home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-estimate-the-value-of-a-home/400024/ 4 replies Mon, 23 May 2011 01:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-estimate-the-value-of-a-home/400024/ 2011-05-23T01:47:00Z why in the name of communication/ease/interest and enjoyment did you change your format http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-in-the-name-of-communication-ease-interest-and-enjoyment-did-you-change-your-format/386937/ I have spent hours on Zillow searching fo my next perfect home...and I can no longer do that...because the format is just unfriendly, takes too long and is completely uninteresting...&nbsp; For some reason, companies feel that they must change things just for the sake of change giving little regard to their clients and potential clients.<br/>Thanks n <a href="mailto:hall....nhallelyria@comcast.net" rel="nofollow">hall....nhallelyria@comcast.net</a> in case you are interested in responding<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-in-the-name-of-communication-ease-interest-and-enjoyment-did-you-change-your-format/386937/ 2011-02-15T18:45:00Z I want to buy a second home. credit score is in the 800s & my house is paid for. report about 18000y http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-buy-a-second-home-credit-score-is-in-the-800s-my-house-is-paid-for-report-about-18000y/186898/ its for my son he makes good money but went into <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage-glossary/Bankruptcy/">bankruptcy</a> a few months ago. he makes well over 60,000 a year. is there any way we can go about this??<br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 10 Jan 2009 01:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-buy-a-second-home-credit-score-is-in-the-800s-my-house-is-paid-for-report-about-18000y/186898/ 2009-01-10T01:52:00Z What is "back up offers accepted" http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-back-up-offers-accepted/198857/ <p>We're interested in a property in Los Angeles County but the info says back offers accepted. Does it mean that they've accepted an offer or that they are still looking for the best offer. Could we make a good offer (above asking price) to get it. Thanks</p><br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 13 Feb 2009 01:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-back-up-offers-accepted/198857/ 2009-02-13T01:55:00Z