Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Rohnert Park- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Rohnert-Park-CA/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate How do I find out the appraisal value of a home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-out-the-appraisal-value-of-a-home/183770/ I read someone else's question below about how to get the appraisal value of a home being sold by the owner.&nbsp; But I just want to know how to get the appraisal value of any home being sold.&nbsp; Where do you go to find that information?<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 02 Jan 2009 07:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-out-the-appraisal-value-of-a-home/183770/ 2009-01-02T07:29:00Z What do the different colored dots mean? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-the-different-colored-dots-mean/547169/ I can't find a legend to explain the colors used for various properties.<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-the-different-colored-dots-mean/547169/ 2014-06-25T18:24:00Z Expensive Foreclosures? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Expensive-Foreclosures/284017/ I've been looking in the J section and noticed there are some homes with "Foreclosure" signs on them.<br/>When I look at the asking price, it is way above the norm, in one case $100,000 over the average selling prices.&nbsp; in fact I own a house right down the street from one of them.&nbsp; According to Zillow, my house is worth alot less than the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fore_lt/">foreclosure</a> house which is smaller and in a less desirable area.<br/><br/>What is going on?&nbsp; is the "Foreclosure" buzzword a gimmick now?&nbsp; Maybe some realestate people could buzz in here.&nbsp; I thought the purpose of a foreclosure was to sell asap so the bank doesn't have to own properties.&nbsp; Foreclosure = Bank Owned<br/><br/>Lately my TV is full of informercials talking about how I can buy <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fore_lt/">foreclosures</a> through a third party.&nbsp; Are these really foreclosures, or is it a misuse of the word?<br \><br \>16 replies Wed, 30 Sep 2009 22:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Expensive-Foreclosures/284017/ 2009-09-30T22:16:00Z What are points? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-points/183769/ I know very little about the process of <a href="http://www.zillow.com/learnmore/what-zillow-offers-buyers.htm">buying a home</a> or mortgages.&nbsp; I'm am exploring the internet now to learn a little more about it before I go to a banker&amp;a <a href="http://www.zillow.com">real estate</a> agent.&nbsp; I keep seeing something to do with the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage/">mortgages</a> called, "points".&nbsp; Some of them come with points &amp; others don't.&nbsp; What are points?<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 02 Jan 2009 07:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-points/183769/ 2009-01-02T07:15:00Z