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After thirty four years of being part of Corporate America,award winning graphic designer,Thomas Heinz decided he had enough and was bringing his artistic talents to Hinsdale and formed Thomas P Heinz Designs. Thomas is a graphic designer that designs everything from simple brochures to corporate identity and everything in between. Born in Carlinville, Illinois Thomas has worked for the Baltimore Sun and Chicago Tribune as a designer and art director. Thomas holds degrees in Art Education (B.A.), Advertising and Illustration (A.A.), and Graphic Design (M.F.A.).I first met Thomas at St Isaac’s Jogues as a cantor and have (2 comments)
When the first time home buyers tax credit came to an end in the spring of 2010 I was interested to see if the market would sustain it’s growth. 235 Hinsdale Single Family Homes were sold that year with an with an average sales price of $987,328 with 195 days of average market time.2011 witnessed 220 Hinsdale Single Family Homes that were were sold for an average price of $986, 362 with 217 of avearge market time. On the surface it looks like the market is still on a slight decline but when you factor in that 2011 did not (10 comments)
What a person reads on the Internet about Hinsdale Real Estate Sales can be very misleading. Typically ninety percent of the home buyers looking to purchase a piece of the American Dream in Hinsdale will start their search on the internet. They might go directly to a site they heard about from a colleague or an overheard conversation in the grocery store or do a Google search on Hinsdale Real Estatesales. This is where the problems for the buyer begins.If a person was going to take a trip to Chicago how good would a United States road map be? (0 comments)
When Julie Floyd, an international tax attorney had enough of Corporate America she followed her passion and with the help of some talented friends opened Classic Kids Photo Studio in San Francisco that concentrates photography of children.The photography experience at Classic Kids is unlike any other studio. They don’t don’t do events and only shoot in black and white film. Once the photos are ready their staff will take as long as a person needs to help them pick out the ideal photos for the clients home.Classic Kids also has a line of custom made jewelery, hand bags and (1 comments)
117 S Park St is this weeks Hinsdale home of the week.
A stunning estate that defines "Living in the Lap of Luxuary". With 7 bedrooms, and 7.2 bathrooms this home is sure to impress even the most discriminating buye. Listed by Kerry Turgeon and built by Kay Builders in 2004 this brick and stone home features a spectacular gourmet kitchen, media room, cherry library, pub room and much more meticulous attention to detail and quality This home is luxury at it’s finest.
821 S Bruner is this weeks Hinsdale home of the week.
Another gorgeous home with no detail left out. This Bryan Bomba listed home has an open floor plan with furniture grade cabinets, second floor laundry and an entertainment system that virtually has a flat screen every time you turn around. Minutes away from, Metra, highways and award winning school districts makes this better than your average Hinsdale home.
Because the internet has made our businesses easier to find homes we as Realtors tend not to refer as much as we used to, at least within a twenty-five mile radius or so. I myself have show homes that were at least a quarter tank of gas back and forth. If you were following me on Twitter today, you would know that I was touring homes and posting a bit of a play by play of the homes I was in. One of the homes made me go hmmm? It was in a neighborhood that I had been in (11 comments)
$2,589,000 736 Wilson Hinsdale, IL 60521Welcome to my first edition of Hinsdale Home of the Week. Every week I will be presenting a home that is currently on the market. This weeks home is an approximately 10,000 square foot home listed by Diane Salach of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate that boasts beautiful mill-work and formals along with a turreted breakfast room,and a cherry library with an attached sun-room.The lower level has almost everything a person could ask for such as ten foot ceilings, exercise room, kitchen, second family room with a stone fireplace and English lookout windows.Located in (13 comments)
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is the number one office in Hinsdale. The last six months we have sold over $80,000,000 worth of Real Estate in a time with much uncertainty. The agents that are in my office every day are some of the hardest working people I’ve ever encountered. When your thinking about Real Estate you should be thinking Coldwell Banker.
hinsdale: Local Housing Trends For 2010 - 01/12/11 08:24 PM
I'm always being asked how is the market well tonight I decided to post some of the housing trends for 2010 in for my local market. I will be posting more shortly but if there is something you would like to know more about please don't hesitate to ask.
Data provide by MRED LLC (0 comments)
hinsdale: Making The Right Choice - 11/09/08 10:41 AM
I joined this wonderful tool named Active Rain over a year ago and stopped taking advantage of all it had to offer. Why would I not take advantage of blogging once I got a taste of it. The same reason I want to loose weight yet find myself in the McDonalds drive-thru heading home with a double quarter pounder with cheese and a coke. Discipline, it's all about discipline and the choices we make in our daily routines. It shouldn't be surprising that the most succesful people are people who are disciplined and make wise choices. I'm starting to learn that if I (1 comments)
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