Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Valdosta- GA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Valdosta-GA/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Can you buy a house that has been foreclosed but not yet on the market http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-buy-a-house-that-has-been-foreclosed-but-not-yet-on-the-market/468515/ <p>We are looking to buy our first house. Just a starter house and we found one that we like on here but its not yet on the market but shows a price and is foreclosed its 3048 Madison Hwy Valdosta, GA 31601. It doesnt have an asking price but the estatemated price is 28,139. Like i had mentioned this is our first time wanting to buy a house and this one caught our attention. Would they take the estimated price for this house? Thanks. Samantha</p><br \><br \>9 replies Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-buy-a-house-that-has-been-foreclosed-but-not-yet-on-the-market/468515/ 2012-11-14T19:54:00Z Bank accepted our offer on a home, now wants a second appraisal. Why? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bank-accepted-our-offer-on-a-home-now-wants-a-second-appraisal-Why/469567/ My husband and I put an offer on a foreclosure. It was sold in 2006 for $335,000. It was foreclosed on and has been vacant for the last year. The bank listed it at $285,000 and after much negotiation, we finally agreed on $265,000. So now 2 weeks later and no contract in hand, they say they want a second appraisal to make sure they aren't selling it too low. They were the ones who had the first appraisal done so why are they questioning it now? We don't have time to wait two more weeks for another appraisal. We have a toddler and are living in temporary housing that we will be getting kicked out of in a couple weeks! Is this house worth fighting for or should we just throw in the towel and move on?<br \><br \>6 replies Mon, 26 Nov 2012 23:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bank-accepted-our-offer-on-a-home-now-wants-a-second-appraisal-Why/469567/ 2012-11-26T23:55:00Z How high to offer on foreclosure? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-high-to-offer-on-foreclosure/373667/ We found a foreclosure listed at 299,900.&nbsp; Condition was ok, but house needs appliances, locks and lots of TLC.&nbsp; Our offer of $259,900 was turned down.&nbsp; We came back with $274,000 (as the bank aquired the property for $280K) and our offer was again turned down.&nbsp; We were told the bank did not have to counter, but they want an offer closer to asking price(dont' we all?).&nbsp; Should we offer one more time at $290-295K or just walk away?<br \><br \>9 replies Thu, 04 Nov 2010 01:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-high-to-offer-on-foreclosure/373667/ 2010-11-04T01:21:00Z i would like to own a home, but my credit isn't the greatest. what should i do http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-would-like-to-own-a-home-but-my-credit-isn%27t-the-greatest-what-should-i-do/288856/ 8 replies Fri, 16 Oct 2009 15:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-would-like-to-own-a-home-but-my-credit-isn%27t-the-greatest-what-should-i-do/288856/ 2009-10-16T15:24:00Z