Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,San Diego- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/San-Diego-CA/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate How often do the one story homes in Patina subdivision go to market? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-often-do-the-one-story-homes-in-Patina-subdivision-go-to-market/566512/ 1 reply Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-often-do-the-one-story-homes-in-Patina-subdivision-go-to-market/566512/ 2014-11-13T17:17:00Z How often do the one storey homes in Patina go to market? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-often-do-the-one-storey-homes-in-Patina-go-to-market/566511/ 1 reply Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-often-do-the-one-storey-homes-in-Patina-go-to-market/566511/ 2014-11-13T17:16:00Z If I buy a house jointly with my parents is it a good investment for me if I have never bought a hou http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-buy-a-house-jointly-with-my-parents-is-it-a-good-investment-for-me-if-I-have-never-bought-a-hou/483567/ My parents want to buy a retirement home, but they will not be retired for another 5-7 yyears. They want to purchase a home now and rent it out or have me live in it with roommates. They want me (daughter) to purchase it with them. I have never owned a house. They think it would be an investment on my part. My question is will it be?<br \><br \>8 replies Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-buy-a-house-jointly-with-my-parents-is-it-a-good-investment-for-me-if-I-have-never-bought-a-hou/483567/ 2013-03-18T20:51:00Z Advice on buying an investment property in San Diego http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Advice-on-buying-an-investment-property-in-San-Diego/564057/ I am looking to buy an investment property in San Diego. Budget- 250K<br/>Currently, what would be good areas for future potential growth and good rental returns. I am looking for an annual return of 8-10%.<br/>I am also open to suggestions for other areas&nbsp;outside San Diego.<br \><br \>7 replies Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Advice-on-buying-an-investment-property-in-San-Diego/564057/ 2014-10-23T22:38:00Z Where to find a Buyer's agent specializing in multi-family residential properties? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-to-find-a-Buyer%27s-agent-specializing-in-multi-family-residential-properties/565800/ <p class="p1">I would like to speak to professionals specializing in duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes in the San Diego area.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">I am a first-time buyer. My goal is to offset my expenses with rental income. I am not interested in flipping a property I am interested in generating cash flow with a minimal down payment. Ideally, I would like to own and live in my first investment property and then buy another within a year or two and use a property manager.</p><br \><br \>7 replies Sat, 08 Nov 2014 01:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-to-find-a-Buyer%27s-agent-specializing-in-multi-family-residential-properties/565800/ 2014-11-08T01:13:00Z How do I add a new search? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-add-a-new-search/565751/ Can't find the blank window to add a new search with this new format.&nbsp; Also not getting updates on all of the cities .&nbsp; Thank You<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-add-a-new-search/565751/ 2014-11-07T17:27:00Z I need information about apartment or condo for buying in San Diego. Budget $90000. Thank you. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-information-about-apartment-or-condo-for-buying-in-San-Diego-Budget-90000-Thank-you/565552/ 4 replies Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-information-about-apartment-or-condo-for-buying-in-San-Diego-Budget-90000-Thank-you/565552/ 2014-11-05T23:13:00Z Can I buy a condo without ssn . http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-buy-a-condo-without-ssn/564286/ I would like to buy a condo in San Diego but I don't have ssn. I lived in San Diego as a student ( language school) in 2011 so I have a bank account and credit card( bofa). I still use bofa credit card in my country . Also I have money on my bank account in the U.S. I want to know that I can use a mortgage or not in California. in addition, I can put down more than % 30.<br \><br \>5 replies Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-buy-a-condo-without-ssn/564286/ 2014-10-25T21:39:00Z Buyer Agent commission back to buyer http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyer-Agent-commission-back-to-buyer/472013/ I am a buyer. My&nbsp;agent&nbsp;promised to return 50% of her commission to me after close of escrow if I pick her to be my&nbsp;agent. Now that escrow is closed, she denies it and says she cannot help. I bought the home for $560k. What are my options? Thank you.<br \><br \>25 replies Sun, 23 Dec 2012 06:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyer-Agent-commission-back-to-buyer/472013/ 2012-12-23T06:51:00Z Should a first time home buyer avoid purchasing a condo in litigation within Downtown San Diego? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-a-first-time-home-buyer-avoid-purchasing-a-condo-in-litigation-within-Downtown-San-Diego/554669/ 8 replies Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-a-first-time-home-buyer-avoid-purchasing-a-condo-in-litigation-within-Downtown-San-Diego/554669/ 2014-08-13T20:17:00Z My husband and I make over 300k a year and have excellent credit (over 760) http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-make-over-300k-a-year-and-have-excellent-credit-over-760/557991/ Is there 80/10/10 loans available now for jumbo loans?<br \><br \>9 replies Fri, 05 Sep 2014 03:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-make-over-300k-a-year-and-have-excellent-credit-over-760/557991/ 2014-09-05T03:12:00Z Appraisal low, contract terminated. Must seller disclose low appraisal to next buyer? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Appraisal-low-contract-terminated-Must-seller-disclose-low-appraisal-to-next-buyer/422494/ Theoretical question here and just looking for feedback. Let's say a property is under contract for $200k. The appraisal comes in at $165k and buyer and seller don't renegotiate so deal terminates. Seller realists at $200k. Does the seller need to disclose appraisal information? Of course state law and prior legal rulings can be very different by state...but just looking for some opinions. Thanks!<br \><br \>24 replies Fri, 11 Nov 2011 05:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Appraisal-low-contract-terminated-Must-seller-disclose-low-appraisal-to-next-buyer/422494/ 2011-11-11T05:19:00Z SD - Looking for buyers agent (commission rebate) http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/SD-Looking-for-buyers-agent-commission-rebate/538782/ Hi - I am pre-approved and looking to buy within 3 months. I am looking in OC and San Diego (poway, scripp ranch, rancho bernardo). I am looking for a buyers agent/broker in San Diego who can offer a rebate on commission.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Would appreciate any responses.<br \><br \>15 replies Thu, 01 May 2014 06:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/SD-Looking-for-buyers-agent-commission-rebate/538782/ 2014-05-01T06:38:00Z Rent to Own http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rent-to-Own/489640/ I am interested in buying a 1-2 bedroom condo and I am looking for a possible rent to own. My preference is Bird Rock or WindanSea but would consider other areas close to the village. I am not interested in anything near La Jolla Village Square or UTC.<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 26 Apr 2013 04:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rent-to-Own/489640/ 2013-04-26T04:47:00Z Buy house without SSN and ITIN? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buy-house-without-SSN-and-ITIN/444772/ Hello,<br/><br/>I'm a foreign student that got here legally and would like to buy a property in CA. Do I need SSN or ITIN to purchase a house? I don't have those but I do have valid driver license. I'm planning to pay it in full with cash. I would really appreciate any help.<br/><br/>Thank you.<br \><br \>6 replies Wed, 30 May 2012 09:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buy-house-without-SSN-and-ITIN/444772/ 2012-05-30T09:13:00Z I'm interested in investing in some vacation rental income property. How do I get started? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-interested-in-investing-in-some-vacation-rental-income-property-How-do-I-get-started/533670/ I'm hoping to find bargain year-round vacation rental property that will help finance my retirement as well as purchase of a house to live in. Moreover, I need to entrust the vacation rental to a reliable, dependable, trustworthy property manager/ management firm for all maintenance, management, rent collection, etc. How do I get started? What percentage of this kind of rental income typically&nbsp;goes to the manager, maintenance, taxes, insurance,&nbsp;etc? What other issues should I be considering?<br \><br \>17 replies Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-interested-in-investing-in-some-vacation-rental-income-property-How-do-I-get-started/533670/ 2014-03-25T05:48:00Z How do I negotiate best price on new construction home in San Diego? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-negotiate-best-price-on-new-construction-home-in-San-Diego/550844/ After viewing multiple new communities in the North County San Diego area, we have zeroed in on a development we are very interested in. We are on the priority list having been pre-approved by the builder's preferred lender.&nbsp;<br/><br/>On our first visit to the community we did not have a real estate agent and filled out a registration card. It is my impression now that if we bring in a buyer's agent that the builder will not pay the commission since we didn't include an agent in our initial registration.<br/><br/>We know the floor plan we want and have reviewed and priced builder options. It is our understanding that purchase price is nearly non-negotiable for new homes in the San Diego area, but that we may be able to get discounts on upgrades, seller paid closing costs or even HOA fees paid for a certain period by the seller. For those of you who have been involved in new construction purchases in the San Diego area, what is your experience? Were you able to negotiate some seller paid concessions? How should we go about doing this without a buyer's agent to represent us?&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-negotiate-best-price-on-new-construction-home-in-San-Diego/550844/ 2014-07-23T03:26:00Z Closing Cost http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Closing-Cost/555212/ I'm a first time home buyer using VA Loan and I just want to know how much closing cost I'm supposed to pay if my loan is 480k.<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 18 Aug 2014 03:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Closing-Cost/555212/ 2014-08-18T03:36:00Z is there a high risk for buying an auction property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-there-a-high-risk-for-buying-an-auction-property/555383/ 4 replies Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-there-a-high-risk-for-buying-an-auction-property/555383/ 2014-08-19T02:16:00Z Loan Pre-approval VS. Loan Approval http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Loan-Pre-approval-VS-Loan-Approval/549299/ <p>When a&nbsp;loan is "pre-approved" with a certain set of parameters (amount of loan, personal income, credit score, employment history, type of loan, location of home, etc), &amp; you find a home that fits all of those parameters, what limiting factors are typical for not getting a loan?<br/><br/>Is there any motive for a banker to pre-approve a loan that would never actually get approved?</p><br \><br \>9 replies Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Loan-Pre-approval-VS-Loan-Approval/549299/ 2014-07-11T15:16:00Z