Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Naperville- IL http://www.zillow.com/advice/Naperville-IL/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate I am looking to attend a First time home buyer class In Naperville or Aurora IL http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-to-attend-a-First-time-home-buyer-class-In-Naperville-or-Aurora-IL/490419/ However, I am not having any luck finding classes with opening dates<br/><br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 01 May 2013 18:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-to-attend-a-First-time-home-buyer-class-In-Naperville-or-Aurora-IL/490419/ 2013-05-01T18:33:00Z I am looking to attend a First time home buyer class In Naperville or Aurora IL http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-to-attend-a-First-time-home-buyer-class-In-Naperville-or-Aurora-IL/490419/ However, I am not having any luck finding classes with opening dates<br/><br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 01 May 2013 18:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-to-attend-a-First-time-home-buyer-class-In-Naperville-or-Aurora-IL/490419/ 2013-05-01T18:33:00Z Post closing - Purchase agreement terms violation by seller http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Post-closing-Purchase-agreement-terms-violation-by-seller/407146/ <p>Anyone faced a situation where a house has been closed and there are pending things to be done and per the agreement the seller has 30 days to complete the work however he does not and delays it.<br/><br/>Is the seller in violation of the contract and if so what are the penalties that a buyer can levy.<br/><br/>Any thoughts would be helpful.</p><br \><br \>9 replies Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Post-closing-Purchase-agreement-terms-violation-by-seller/407146/ 2011-07-13T00:48:00Z My husband and I are looking to move to another state... how does this work!? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-are-looking-to-move-to-another-state-how-does-this-work/557923/ <p>Hi Everyone! So here is our situation. My husband and I are looking to find our dream home where we can plant our roots and raise a family. We are looking in the Two Rivers WI area (so if anyone has anything to say about that area that would be much appreciated!). We currently live in downtown Naperville IL and our house is completely paid for (no mortgage). How would we go about this process? Do we put our house on the market first and then start looking at houses up in WI or do we start looking and possibly miss our dream home since our current home is not on the market? It's going to take us a while to find a home in WI as it's about a 4 hour drive to the area we like and we are trying to fill all our "must haves" on the list. Also when is the best time to put a house up on the market?</p><br \><br \>9 replies Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-are-looking-to-move-to-another-state-how-does-this-work/557923/ 2014-09-04T18:10:00Z What are the average requirements for the Welcome Home Illinois loan for first time homebuyers? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-average-requirements-for-the-Welcome-Home-Illinois-loan-for-first-time-homebuyers/560077/ My fianc&eacute; works full time but I am a student. We are looking to buy a house for the first time and would like more information about what kind of credit score he needs to have (I don't have one yet) and how much for a down payment and how much could we spend? &nbsp; Just wanting an idea before we go consult with someone officially.&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-average-requirements-for-the-Welcome-Home-Illinois-loan-for-first-time-homebuyers/560077/ 2014-09-21T02:20:00Z I am buying a Fannie Mae property and the previous owner was in arrears on his HOA dues, I am told I http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-buying-a-Fannie-Mae-property-and-the-previous-owner-was-in-arrears-on-his-HOA-dues-I-am-told-I/501483/ am responsible, by law, for up to 6 months of these old dues under the previous owner!!&nbsp;&nbsp; This is crazy!!<br/>Also, the realtor has given me wrong information from the start, regarding the current monthly dues that I will be responsible for.&nbsp;&nbsp; I was told the<br/>dues are $ 155.00 and this is in the contract.&nbsp;&nbsp; Now, I am told they are<br/>$ 190.00 per month!! He won't even own up to the error, and insists<br/>that all documents have $ 190.00 listed as the monthly fee, which is<br/>totally incorrect.&nbsp; It states $ 155.00/month HOA fees!&nbsp;&nbsp; ??????<br \><br \>8 replies Fri, 12 Jul 2013 01:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-buying-a-Fannie-Mae-property-and-the-previous-owner-was-in-arrears-on-his-HOA-dues-I-am-told-I/501483/ 2013-07-12T01:43:00Z First time Home Buyer http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-time-Home-Buyer/520804/ My wife and i are expecting our first baby and we are currently living in a 2bedroom apartment and want to expand. We are paying $1,400 a month on rent! We both are working and have my grandmother living with us, so we would have 3 incomes. We are looking for a house and as first time home buyers our credit is not in the best shape. What do you recommend on doing?&nbsp;<br \><br \>14 replies Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-time-Home-Buyer/520804/ 2013-12-04T19:53:00Z Arbor Trails, Lisle http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Arbor-Trails-Lisle/537479/ I am a first time home buyer and am interested in checking out the Arbor Trails at Lisle/Naperville border.&nbsp;Thus far, I have roamed around the area and generally like the location.<br/>Being a novice and also per wise advice from my experienced peers at work, I want to avoid any risks associated with a new construction home, so want to signup a real estate agent and a real estate lawyer before I start the process.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Can anyone suggest real estate agent and lawyer who specialize in New construction housing?<br/><br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Arbor-Trails-Lisle/537479/ 2014-04-22T15:43:00Z Am I too late to move out by June? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Am-I-too-late-to-move-out-by-June/531330/ My parents are giving me money for a downpayment (wedding gift) in a week (it's march now). We are renting right now and would like to move out in June. Do I have time to get pre-approved? My husband also owns a business (s-corp). Does it take longer to get a loan? We are first time buyers and have no idea where to begin!<br \><br \>7 replies Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Am-I-too-late-to-move-out-by-June/531330/ 2014-03-07T16:38:00Z Looking for a relaible agent/broker in Chicago suburs (Oakbrook, Naperville areas). http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-relaible-agent-broker-in-Chicago-suburs-Oakbrook-Naperville-areas/295714/ Hello,<br/>My wife and I are looking for a reliable agent or broker to show us some very good Family homes/Townhomes in the neighborhoods of Oakbrook,IL and Naperville, IL. <br/><br/>In the last one week, I have contacted three of my friends (who owns two homes each in these areas) to refer me to a good <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/real-estate-agents/">realtor</a> but to my surprise, none of them recommended the realtor they used to buy their properties few years ago. If I search online sure I can find 100's of agents but I need some referrals from the end user like 'you' who are satisfied with someones work. If you think someone be recommended, please help us.<br/><br/>Also, if you know any agents with strong experience in "short sales", please refer them too.<br/><br/>Thanks.<br/>JD<br \><br \>5 replies Sun, 08 Nov 2009 11:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-relaible-agent-broker-in-Chicago-suburs-Oakbrook-Naperville-areas/295714/ 2009-11-08T11:37:00Z I bought my sister out AND have to pay Realtor? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-bought-my-sister-out-AND-have-to-pay-Realtor/483715/ <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;My sister and I inherited my parents' house when they died. My intention was to buy my sister out, however, she wanted to try and get the most money out of selling the house so as Executor if my parent's will, she listed the house with a Realtor. I had the first right of refusal which I exercised when she received a contract bid recently. I have received a refinance approval through a lender.( Refinancing because I already own 50% of the property.) I am now being told that my sister and I have to pay the Realtor who listed the property her 5% commission which means, I pay $8K and my sister pays another $8K. Why am I paying a Realtor commission on a house she didn't sell to me? And that I already own 50% of and have been living in with my family?</p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]><style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; line-height:115%; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";}</style><![endif]--><br \><br \>19 replies Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-bought-my-sister-out-AND-have-to-pay-Realtor/483715/ 2013-03-19T19:52:00Z Where are the places ideal as vacation home and as investment? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-are-the-places-ideal-as-vacation-home-and-as-investment/484781/ I am in the process to buy a vacation home and as investment. Where are the places I should look into?<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-are-the-places-ideal-as-vacation-home-and-as-investment/484781/ 2013-03-26T04:00:00Z Ashwood Park,Naperville builders and experiences http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Ashwood-Park-Naperville-builders-and-experiences/386422/ <p>Is it adivsable to go with&nbsp;a reputed builder such as TollB, Pulte etc or is it worthwhile to go with a small time unknown local builder ?<br/><br/>I am in a strange situation where I saw a nexus between a realtor from a reputed real estate agency who works offside with a small time builder for commissions and leaves the purchaser at the mercy of the builder when it comes to negotiations or protecting the purchasers interests.<br/><br/>After the spending a few months of ups and downs with the builder, hindsight, it appears that this builder has very ambigious way of dealing and is not upfront in laying out what is&nbsp;standard and what is not and in the process one&nbsp;ends up&nbsp;with huge list of upgrades thus increasing the costs. Upon approaching the realtor it apperas she wants to stay away from the deal.<br/><br/>I was wondering if there is any recourse of better way of dealing with this situation.<br/><br/><br/><br/></p><br \><br \>5 replies Sun, 13 Feb 2011 13:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Ashwood-Park-Naperville-builders-and-experiences/386422/ 2011-02-13T13:11:00Z Can we access expired listings through Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-access-expired-listings-through-Zillow/467382/ 1 reply Mon, 05 Nov 2012 19:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-access-expired-listings-through-Zillow/467382/ 2012-11-05T19:21:00Z Can I use Zillow to give me data exportable to a spreadsheet? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-Zillow-to-give-me-data-exportable-to-a-spreadsheet/420313/ 7 replies Sun, 23 Oct 2011 17:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-Zillow-to-give-me-data-exportable-to-a-spreadsheet/420313/ 2011-10-23T17:23:00Z please find me an agent for baltimore md 21230 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/please-find-me-an-agent-for-baltimore-md-21230/418781/ 3 replies Mon, 10 Oct 2011 20:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/please-find-me-an-agent-for-baltimore-md-21230/418781/ 2011-10-10T20:43:00Z My property's showed on the page with the wrong square footage. How can we fix it? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-property%27s-showed-on-the-page-with-the-wrong-square-footage-How-can-we-fix-it/405615/ My name is Lana Korbut. I'm an ownwer of th proparty on 2740 Flagstone Cir, Naperville, IL 60564. Our house has a wrong square footageon your page. Our model is the biggest in the subdivision. The house across us 2735 Flagstone Cir is&nbsp; absolyutely the same, but it's 400 sq ft bigger than our house on your page. We have a premium lot, but the price is very low. We have a lot of problem with the aprasel How can we fix the problem? Thank you<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-property%27s-showed-on-the-page-with-the-wrong-square-footage-How-can-we-fix-it/405615/ 2011-06-29T23:39:00Z Paid Foreclosure Listing Services http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Paid-Foreclosure-Listing-Services/391005/ Has anyone used the paid Foreclosure listing services?&nbsp; Whare the benefits of these sites and is it work paying $60/month?<br/><br/>What are your thoughts on <strong>"ilfls.com"</strong>?<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 16 Mar 2011 03:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Paid-Foreclosure-Listing-Services/391005/ 2011-03-16T03:22:00Z Just to see what type of consumers visit Zillow, rate your consumer experience... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Just-to-see-what-type-of-consumers-visit-Zillow-rate-your-consumer-experience/397262/ I am a [&nbsp; ]<br/><br/>A - I pretty much have transactions down, know about contracts, understand housing and construction<br/>B - I understand the transactions/contracts, and have a decent idea about housing and housing construction<br/>C - If an REA talks to me, I can understand most of the words, and even some of the concepts. However, there are times when I'd like to cal "time out" and catch up on a few terms.<br/>D - If an REA talks to me, I can understand&nbsp;most of the words, but I really it sounds like blah-blah-door-blah-neighborhood-blah-lender&nbsp;<br/>F - I pretty much know what a door/wall/floor is, but not much else.<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 02 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Just-to-see-what-type-of-consumers-visit-Zillow-rate-your-consumer-experience/397262/ 2011-05-02T00:00:00Z Buying Bank Reo Properties and renting http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-Bank-Reo-Properties-and-renting/390997/ Hi All,&nbsp; I am looking at buying Bank REO properties in Bolingbrook, IL. Thoughts on Market there?<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 16 Mar 2011 02:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-Bank-Reo-Properties-and-renting/390997/ 2011-03-16T02:40:00Z