Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Champaign- IL http://www.zillow.com/advice/Champaign-IL/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Down payment on non-FHA condo loans http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Down-payment-on-non-FHA-condo-loans/533181/ I'm looking at the M2 condo building on Neil and thus far the lenders I've spoken to want a 25-30% down payment due to the nature of the building. &nbsp;It is non-FHA due to the fact that well around 50% of the building space if commercial and not residential. &nbsp;Unfortunately with my savings right now I can only afford a 5-10% down payment. &nbsp;Am I out of luck given my situation? &nbsp;I've an 800 credit rating, no debt and have been steadily employed for nearly 9 years.<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Down-payment-on-non-FHA-condo-loans/533181/ 2014-03-21T03:46:00Z Looking to meet with a real estate agent in Champaign, IL http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-to-meet-with-a-real-estate-agent-in-Champaign-IL/507825/ I have lots of questions about buying and selling in Champaign, IL. I contacted a few different area real estate agents and never heard back from them (maybe because it was the week of 4th of July). Can someone recommend an agent in the area who would be willing to sit down, face to face, to help me figure out my options? Thanks in advance.<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-to-meet-with-a-real-estate-agent-in-Champaign-IL/507825/ 2013-08-20T20:59:00Z Selling when you are underwater http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-when-you-are-underwater/498723/ My husband and I are underwater on our home. We were able to refinance through the HARP program, so that should help some. However, we have been in our 2 bedroom, 1 bath house for six years and we would really like something bigger. We are about $11,000 underwater. Any advice for how to move forward? We have thought about buying a new home and renting the one we are in right now, but that seems like a risky move. So are we stuck in this house or what?&nbsp;<br \><br \>7 replies Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-when-you-are-underwater/498723/ 2013-06-24T16:23:00Z Buying without savings http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-without-savings/500028/ Is it possible to buy a house without a down payment? We own a small house and would like to buy a slightly bigger house and I have excellent credit, but we have no savings.<br \><br \>11 replies Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-without-savings/500028/ 2013-07-02T16:07:00Z how dose the price get determined http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-dose-the-price-get-determined/492757/ 4 replies Fri, 17 May 2013 08:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-dose-the-price-get-determined/492757/ 2013-05-17T08:43:00Z I tried to post my house, and cant find it http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-tried-to-post-my-house-and-cant-find-it/472552/ &nbsp;I tried to post my house for rent 3 times today and yesterday . got 3 confirmations but I can't find it. the address is 1104 s Mattis Champaign<br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 30 Dec 2012 14:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-tried-to-post-my-house-and-cant-find-it/472552/ 2012-12-30T14:25:00Z How to help a Seller. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-help-a-Seller/420583/ As great agents across the country, what advise are you giving to your sellers to help them stand amid the high inventories?<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-help-a-Seller/420583/ 2011-10-25T19:28:00Z Are you looking for a long term investment or shelter for you and your family? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-you-looking-for-a-long-term-investment-or-shelter-for-you-and-your-family/375902/ This is a good question.&nbsp; One that a potential buyer should ask themselves if they do not see a clear future.<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 23 Nov 2010 19:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-you-looking-for-a-long-term-investment-or-shelter-for-you-and-your-family/375902/ 2010-11-23T19:56:00Z I have a one bedroom house with a very large well landscaped yard. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-one-bedroom-house-with-a-very-large-well-landscaped-yard/366139/ I am thinking about renting it out. &nbsp;It also has a shed, 3 patios, 2 vegetable gardens, a shade garden, fire pit, 3 flower gardens and lots of trees. &nbsp;Not sure how much to as for rent. &nbsp;It is located in Champaign IL which is home to the University of Illinois.<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 13 Sep 2010 18:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-one-bedroom-house-with-a-very-large-well-landscaped-yard/366139/ 2010-09-13T18:20:00Z Is it wise to buy a house of 7 yrs old when it is bought for investment purpose? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-wise-to-buy-a-house-of-7-yrs-old-when-it-is-bought-for-investment-purpose/357647/ We are planning to buy a house in Champaign,IL. We recently saw one house which is 7 yrs old. We are confused whether to buy or not because we might move from this place after 5-7 yrs and then the age of the house would be 12-14 years. What would be the appreciation of the house. Please advice if it is wise to buy a house of 7 yrs old when it is bought for investment purpose.<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-wise-to-buy-a-house-of-7-yrs-old-when-it-is-bought-for-investment-purpose/357647/ 2010-07-13T20:20:00Z How to reset the home value/ Asking Price http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-reset-the-home-value-Asking-Price/363686/ 1 reply Wed, 25 Aug 2010 15:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-reset-the-home-value-Asking-Price/363686/ 2010-08-25T15:30:00Z Out of curiosity, what is the lot size? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Out-of-curiosity-what-is-the-lot-size/281419/ 1 reply Wed, 23 Sep 2009 02:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Out-of-curiosity-what-is-the-lot-size/281419/ 2009-09-23T02:51:00Z Who is the best upper end agent for selling in Champaign IL? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-is-the-best-upper-end-agent-for-selling-in-Champaign-IL/201687/ 1 reply Fri, 20 Feb 2009 16:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-is-the-best-upper-end-agent-for-selling-in-Champaign-IL/201687/ 2009-02-20T16:08:00Z My house is listed in duplicate, and it shows as having two units. How do I delete one? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-house-is-listed-in-duplicate-and-it-shows-as-having-two-units-How-do-I-delete-one/193359/ 0 replies Wed, 28 Jan 2009 17:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-house-is-listed-in-duplicate-and-it-shows-as-having-two-units-How-do-I-delete-one/193359/ 2009-01-28T17:23:00Z Is this a condo? What are average utilities? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-condo-What-are-average-utilities/49182/ 1 reply Wed, 04 Apr 2007 19:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-condo-What-are-average-utilities/49182/ 2007-04-04T19:26:00Z