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Home Sellers Beware

by Bryan Bomba

If your house is for sale and you see someone walking around your house looking at it, do not presume that they are interested in buying it. They may even knock on the door "to get a better look".

Never let these people in your home. Instead, either give them your real estate broker's contact info or just point to the 'for sale' sign. 

There are all sorts of reasons why someone would want to see the inside of your house. Many of them have nothing to do with having a genuine interest in buying your property. 

I am surprised by how having a house for sale (with or without a brokerage 'for sale' sign) emboldens some people to think that it is a license to take liberties that they would not normally take with homes that are not for sale. 

Selling Your Home? Tip For Saving Some Money

by Bryan Bomba

In the western suburbs of Chicago, it is common for the home seller to pay for and provide a plat of survey (mechanical drawing of the lot and the improvements on it) to the buyer at closing. In most cases, the real estate attorney who represents the seller orders the plat of survey on behalf of the seller and bills them for it. 

There is a better way:

As a home seller, provide your real estate attorney with a copy of the most current survey (even if it is years old). In most cases, the attorney's office can have an update performed to the existing survey as opposed to having a whole new one prepared. Depending on the complexity of the survey and the age of the existing plat of survey, the update technique can save you hundreds of dollars. 


What Your Home Is Not Worth

by Bryan Bomba

What Your Home is/is not Worth


The Most Probable Sales Price of Your Home is NOT:

  1. What you have in it

  2. What you need out of it

  3. What you want

  4. What it appraised for

  5. What your neighbor’s house sold for

  6. What the tax assessor's office says it is worth

  7. How much it is insured for

  8. Based on memories and treasures

  9. What Zillow Says It's Worth


The Most Probable Sales Price of Your Home is what a Buyer is willing to pay:

  1. Based on today’s market

  2. Based on today’s competition

  3. Based on today’s financing

  4. Based on today’s economic condition

  5. Based on the buyer’s perception of the condition

  6. Based on location

  7. Based on normal marketing time

  8. Based on showing accessibility

Maximus Homes LLC is in the final stages of completing this new home in The Woodlands of Hinsdale. The style is clearly transitional and the level of finish highlights this exciting and current design theme.

If you have an in-law who you'd like to live with you, there is a first floor bathroom with private bathroom in 741 E. 7th Hinsdale IL 60521. The architect, Brian Fergan, did a great job of locating this suite in a private area of the home. It is located in an area where there is quiet, yet access to the informal areas of the home (kitchen, family room, breakfast room)  is stellar. 

As you can see by the video above, the home is nearing completion very soon. Contact to arrange your private showing. 

Best Home In Hinsdale Under $800,000

by Bryan Bomba

In Hinsdale Illinois, where the average asking price for a home is over $1,300,000, it is difficult to find a good one for less than $800,000. If you are looking for a home in that price range, today could be your lucky day. 

919 S. Bodin in Hinsdale IL is well-located on a low traffic street in the Madison elementary school area. It is a quick and easy walk to Madison school, St. Isaac Jogues, Robbins Park and Hinsdale Central High School (via a secret sidewalk-depicted in the video portion of this message).

If you have ever had a Hinsdale Central student, you know that taking a car to school is not-so-convenient as parking is a hassle and the drop off line is slow-moving (even when the weather is good). That makes the appeal of the walk to high school even more extreme. 

This home is squeaky clean. You can easily tell that it has been cared for to a high degree (as opposed to a house that has been cleaned  up for marketing purposes). 

Consider this family-sized floor plan. The master suite is over-sized and contains his and her walk-closets. Additionally, there are four other upper level bedrooms-one of which has a private bathroom. The family room is more-than-spacious. And the wood-burning fireplace will surely be a hit as the weather changes. 

If this home appeals to you, contact me to arrange a private showing. If you do, i guarantee that you won't find a more functional or better-located home at this price point. 



New Line Of Luxury Dishwashers To Complement Sub Zero & Wolf

by Bryan Bomba

Cove is the name for the new line of dishwashers which will be produced by the same folks who manufacture Sub Zero refrigerators and Wolf ranges/ovens.

Currently, the "package" of primary appliances is a Wolf range, SubZero refrigerator and an Asko dishwasher. Once the new factory is built in Wisconsin, the Cove brand luxury dishwashers will complete the appliance family. 

For more detail on this story, click this link

A 30 Second Commute To Train Station In Hinsdale IL?

by Bryan Bomba


441 S. Stough in Hinsdale IL 60521 is a lot more than just a beautiful house. Located in the highly sought after Madison Elementary School neighborhood, this home offers a commute to the Metra train station like no other. As you will see in the accompanying video, it is possible to get to the west Hinsdale train depot in less than 30 seconds from the front of this home. Watch and see.

If you aspire to be a train commuter with an impressively short commute to the train station, contact me to discuss this home further. 

Just Completed New Construction In Hinsdale IL - 430 E. Fuller

by Bryan Bomba

When it comes to new construction, there is not a substitute for experience. And when it comes to experience, it is tough to beat Ted's Builders. Ted has been building for decades in Hinsdale IL and Burr Ridge IL. In video posted above, here is a sneak peek at his most recently completed home, 430 E. Fuller Road in Hinsdale IL. 

Designed by Peter Kramer and builder by Ted's Builders.

Some of the extraordinary elements of this home include:

*An over-sized mud room that can be adapted to be the 2nd laundry room. There is a walk-in closet which is designed to accommodate kids' sports equipment, back packs, etc.

*There is a family room-sized bonus room on the 2nd floor. It's great space for a kids' lounge or a 2nd home office.

This home walks even larger than it looks. If it appeals to you, call me at 630-286-9242 so we can take a look at it together. You may be glad that you did. 




It's important to know what elements go into a house while it is under construction. That's why I put together this short video of the "before drywall" stage of construction at 5431 Woodland in Western Springs IL. The builder, Greenside Construction, is a long time favorite in this community. In addition to standing behind their work, it's important to know that they use only time-tested materials in their homes. The principals and builders, Mike Coneely and John Fullard, have decades of luxury home construction between them. 

Take a look at this home which is now under construction in the Forest Hills section of Western Springs. This neighborhood is known for its larger and deeper than typical lots which create a stately streetscape. 

I have a wealth of experience in dissecting new construction for my buyer clients. Contact me at 630-286-9242 to learn more.

Perfect Housing Solutions For Empty Nesters From Hinsdale IL Area

by Bryan Bomba


If you live in the Hinsdale IL area and you are downsizing, you know that the options are few. They are even more scarce if you want to remain close to all with which you are familiar. Anyone can find a great downsizing home in a far out location like Naperville, but who wants to live there? 

Consider this; 

First floor master suite

All exterior maintenance is taken care of for you

Full basement

This is NOT a town house, so you do not have common floors, walls and ceilings with neighbors. This is a single family detached house. 

Low Willowbrook taxes. 

Conveniently located near 63rd Street and Route 83

This specific home, which I am marketing, is the lowest-priced home in the Breton Lakes neighborhood. It's priced at $439,000. And, it is available for a quick closing.

The address is 6354 Emerald Court Willowbrook IL. Click this link to take a look at the interior photographs. Better yet, contact me at 630-286-9242 for a private tour. You will be glad that you did. This home lives like a house and offers a maintenance-free lifestyle. 



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