When buying a house, especially for the first time, there are a lot questions that need answers. Consumers searching homes for sale in Illinois can reach out to the Homes.com community of real estate agents and professionals for answers. By offering answers, Illinois real estate agents can demonstrate value and build credibility. Registered users can even set alerts for local coverage areas in order to be contacted when questions are posted in areas of choice. Other tools of particular interest to consumers buying a house include the Homes.com Illinois home values tool and the mortgage calculator.