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Home Buying in Hinsdale : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 11, 2017
Kris.r.parker asked:
Thu Aug 31, 2017
Vivian Oliva asked:
Make approx. $41K/per yr. 7.5 yrs in job. FT. Single. Prefer 850sqft . Work in Oak brook, currently live in Naperville. Like to stay near work.
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Sat Aug 1, 2015
Drew Curran answered:
The short answer is "yes"...there are many reasons why...1 reason is that Pierce Park near Phillippa is very busy with baseball activity 6 months out of the year with a lot of cars parking all over the place. Madison, Monroe, Oak, Elm seem to be hotter than The Lane over the last year. ... more
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Thu Dec 19, 2013
Alma Kee answered:
I see you posted this over 3 years ago in 2010. Did you find a "deal"?
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Wed Dec 18, 2013
Christina Moscinski answered:
Recent sale on land alone 1/2 acre sold for just under $750K plus building average $255 psf. Not many lots that large. Call me direct if you have any further questions.

The HouseHunters Team
Agent at ERA Team Feinstein LLC
Hinsdale, IL
License: 475116126
(708) 218-9040
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Wed Nov 20, 2013
Christina Hassen answered:
I realize this comment is over 90 days old, but I thought this additional information would be helpful to anyone who comes across this question in their search: The Graue Mill grounds are beautifully landscaped and quite expansive. While the assessment does cover all the items mentioned in the previous response, you are also paying for maintenance of the grounds, and a 24 hour guard at the guarded entrance to Graue Mill. To many, the grounds and guard alone are worth the premium price of the assessments (which can be in excess of $650/mo). ... more
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
J Maggio answered:
Generally speaking yes. Since you're dealing with such a long time period and schools are one of the biggest drivers of home prices, the returns should be very similar.
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Wed May 29, 2013
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Thu May 16, 2013
Sharon Mccauley answered:
My answer is purchase. Rents are high and scarce. With interest rates being at an all time low, you may find it makes more $$ to purchase. The economy is improving and the inventory of homes for sale is very low. As a result, that will drive the prices up..."supply and demand".
That could mean a slight return on your investment not to mention the tax benefits of home ownership.
Home ownership offers freedom to make decorating choices, to have pets and just feel relaxed that this is your own home. You are not subject to someones rules and mandates
It still is the great American dream!!!
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Anand answered:
Thanks, but is there any thing currently available now? If yes please contact me at and we can proceed from there.
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Mary Strong answered:
There are only 3 homes on the market for rental in the Hinsdale Middle School area right now. Two are less than $2,400 per month, and the list price for the third is $5,500. We should see more rentals become available within the next month. When you find one you like, be ready to finalize the lease as some rental homes have sold with the improving market. I live and work right in Hinsdale, and can assist you. ... more
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Sun Oct 14, 2012
Mary Bremer answered:
Hi Muna - Houses that show in foreclosure ARE NOT ALWAYS FOR SALE. If a house is for sale and in foreclosure, the address will be posted. If you would like only homes for sale, please let me know and I will be glad to get those to you! ... more
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Thu Jul 26, 2012
Tina Abe answered:
Are you looking in buying Hinsale? If yes, I know where and who you are dealing with. I will be extremely careful with her. That team has the tendency of representing the seller and they jack up the price. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Mar 12, 2012
Sharon Mccauley answered:
Since it is no longer a short sale, the owner has no control. It is now "bank owned".
Although short sales and foreclosures are tempting, they can be frustrating. The process is never quick and clear cut and you are one of many fish in the bowl
There are many great deals out there that are straight seller to buyer deals that are clear and expeditious
I believe that sellers are now "getting" the current pricing and we will see sales pick up
Sharon McCauley
ERA Team Feinstein
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Wed Feb 10, 2010
Bryan Bomba answered:

The two best ways are either go to on of the distressed property websites like and do the grunt work yourself or align yourself with an agent who is inside the market and have them perform the service for you. ... more
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Wed Jul 22, 2009
Jim Rybowiak answered:

You need to Internet Explorer 5.0 or above to view the site I indicted in my previous message.

Jim Rybowiak
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Wed Jul 15, 2009
Kristine Lang answered:
It's a brave new world these days. I don't think words like 'usually' apply overall . It depends on the knowledge the assigned appraiser has of a particular area. Prices vary throughout different pockets of any village and an appraiser coming in who is unfamiliar with the area may not distinguish one from the other in pulling comps from a one mile radius.

Appraisers are being held to new Standards set forth by the Home Valuation Code of Conduct.. HVCC (see link)

more insights can be found at this link:

Listening to your Realtor, whether listing or purchasing, you will be in better position of pricing your home correctly or making a sound offer based on todays market. .
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Wed Apr 22, 2009
Patty answered:
If you need the latest figures ( including some of the properties that never make the MLS) you really should talk to a local real estate broker in Hinsdale. I have been in the business as an investor and Licensed Broker for over 25 years and Roudebush Realty is one of the oldest and respected Brokerages. Give us a call and we will gladly send you all the info you need to make your informed decision.
Stay Well,
Patricia D'Agostino
Broker associate
Roudebush Realty
34 s Washington street
Hinsdale Il 60521
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Thu Apr 9, 2009
Jim Rybowiak answered:
As have some of my Realtor colleagues have mentioned 1/2 acre lots are few, but they are here. However, there are many exceptional properties in the sections that are "close in" and meet your needs. As with everything in life, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and to find what would be best for your family is to see them.

Hinsdale is a great family community with a quick 20 minute commute via Metra to Union Station, some great shopping, nice restaurants and a highly rated school system, with some properties making walking to school easy.

Jim Rybowiak
Prudential SourceOne
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Sun Apr 20, 2008
Mark Roncone answered:
Make your offer based on similar sales in the same neighborhood. Your Realtor should be able to help you with this.
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