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Blair Jones wrote:

can i rely on zillow's zestimate to gage the price i put my home on the market for.

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Zillow provides and "estimate" that I'd say is a "guesstimate" at best.  Don't rely on Zillow or other websites... don't rely on your tax statement as well.  There are many factors that determine the value of your home.  You have two choices:  1) Contact a Realtor and ask them if they can provide you with a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis).  2) You could hire an appraiser to give you a value... they will charge you for this service.  Best bet... call a Realtor!  Hope that helps!  Blair Jones, Realtor
February 28
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What should my monthly income be and for how long do I have to show this to get a loan for 70-80,000

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I agree that this is a question for a mortgage professional.  There are many things to take into consideration, not to mention the constant changes.
January 16
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Can you re-offer

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Have your Realtor call the listing agent telling them you will be writing another offer based upon reviewing the information you now have.  Depending on how much time has passed, the seller may be thrilled to have you back in the game!
January 08
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Negotiating a House Buyout

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Not much for me to add... an attorney is a definite as mentioned several times.  Best of luck!
October 17 2013
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Is historical data available on Zillow?

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Hi John,Sounds like you may be working on the value for an estate...I'd suggest you contact a local Realtor who can pull comps near the property back in 2008.  You may be able to get an idea as to the value of the property and then compare to today's values.Hope that helps!Blair Jones /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; text-align:center; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";}
October 10 2013
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I have a Feed Question

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Hi Michelle,Once the listing is uploaded to the MLS, it should transfer to Zillow... not sure how long this takes, but within 24 hours I'd assume.  Have you tried to upload to Zillow manually?Best of luck!Blair
October 09 2013
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how can i buy a house from owner when owner owes more than current value?

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The answers you received are all valid.  In this case, the seller should work with someone experienced in short sales.  There are several considerations the seller should make and these can have consequences to his financial well being and credit score.  As a buyer, you also need to be aware of the short sale process.  Short Sales can take time and be frustrating for both buyer and seller.  This isn't an easy transaction to navigate... lots to consider.  Best of luck!
February 19 2013
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Selling my condo!

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You're on Zillow... look for for a Zillow Premier Agent!  Read their reviews.  The reviews are posted by their clients and will give you a good idea of who will do a good job, is experienced and most important, someone you can trust!  Best of luck!!
June 21 2012
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Can I search by MLS on zillow?

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Zillow is great, but you will want to get up-to-date information from your local MLS provider as you get closer to buying.  Their information is refreshed immediately and you will save some time!  Happy Home Searching!
June 21 2012
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It has been three weeks since we applied for preapproval. No word. What should we do?

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I think you get the idea from the previous post... I agree... time to move on!
April 20 2012
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