Baz Realty Network has Joined GPS (Keller Williams Global Property Specialists!)

Bart Basinski        Keller Williams Preferred Realty       708-277-9229


What is this GPS platform?

  • The GPS platform allows for our listings to be shown worldwide to real estate agents in hundreds of countries. The Keller Williams Global Property Specialist platform distributes our listing information to consumer real estate websites all around the world. This expands your ability to sell your home. This maximizes the opportunity to find qualified buyers. Our listings will be distributed across a network of over 80 publishers with coverage in Asia, Europe, North and South America.

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Palos Heights home SOLD FIRST showing!

Bart Basinski      Baz Realty Network – Keller Williams Preferred Realty

 Address: 12203 S. 68th Ct. Palos Heights, IL 60463

The Kitchen has been completely remodeled. Brand new granite counter tops, new appliances and new cabinets.
Front Room
The front room has been completely remodeled, from the drywall to the fireplace.
Laundry Room.
The Laundry Room has been furnished with both a new washer and dryer.

Description of the Property

The 1450 square feet home in Palos Heights has been completely remodeled all the way down to the studs. This property offers brand new granite counter tops, custom tile work, custom molding and trim, windows, appliances, electrical and a restored deck for entertaining the the back yard.  Before the remodel this home suffered from a fire that started in the back bedroom.  Although the fire was contained to the back bedroom, the rest of the house suffered severe smoke damage. When we first took a walk through the house we could see the smoke damage to the windows and the walls. What a beautiful home this property turned out to be!

Details of Sale:

The list price for the property was $259,900. The property sold for $260,000. The buyer paid cash.


Local School’s:

Palos Heights local school district is 128. The four main schools in the district are: Indian Hill Preschool, Chippewa Elementary School, Navajo Heights Elementary School and last but not least Independence Junior High School. Indian Hill school primarily educates the prekindergarteners.  Chippewa Elementary School educates students in the first through third grades and also offers a kindergarten program. Navajo Heights Elementary School educates students that are in the fourth and fifth grade. Independence Junior High School educates students that are in the sixth through eight grade. Chicago High School District 218 is the primary high school provider for Palos Heights and the surrounding area. CHSD 218 consists of five different high schools, they are: Eisenhower, Richards, Shepard, Delta and Summit. Alan B. Shepard High School which is located in Palos Heights serves as the communities primary high school. To get a complete look at all the schools and their ratings visit our website

Community Features:

Palos Heights offers many places to go, and things to see. Downtown Palos Heights offers many restaurants/bars that offer unique eats and treats.  Many local businesses flourish in Downtown Palos Heights. To see all the local businesses in Palos Heights click here.

Palos Heights Pool 

Palos Pool
Palos Heights Pool

The Palos Pool offers a very large z-shaped pool, along with a body slide, drop slide and a diving board. Along with the main pool, a wading pool is available for the young ones. Palos pool also offers swimming lessons to those who want to learn how to swim. Located next to the Palos Pool are five large baseball fields.

Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens

Lake Katherine

Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens is one of the best parts about Palos Heights. Lake Katherine has miles of walking trails and biking trails. Their are many sights to see at Lake Katherine, from the beautiful lake, to the beautiful water fall and down stream river. While walking on the trails, you will see an abundance of different tree’s, wildlife and spectacular views. Lake Katherine also offers youth programs to get your children connected with Nature. Lake Katherine also offers Adult Education Programs.

Oak Hills Country Club

Oak Hills Country Club

Oak Hills Country Club offers a 9-hole golf course. The golf course itself is surrounded by large tree’s and 50,000 acres of forest preserves. The Oak Hills Country Club is located at 13200 South 76th Avenue, Palos Heights, IL 60463.

Dining in Downtown Palos Heights

Joe Daniels

Sam Buca’s

 Bon A Pit

Thai Smile


 For more eat’s click here.

It is my goal to make your Real Estate experience as smooth as possible.  By utilizing state of the art technology and providing superior customer service your Real Estate transaction will be handled with professionalism and competency.  Whether you are a first time buyer, moving up, downsizing, or investing rest assured I have the experience and knowledge to guide you through the process with ease.  I would love to be your “Realtor of Choice”, so please feel free to contact me regarding all of your Real Estate needs!

Bart Basinski 2015
Bart Basinski

Bart Basinski


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Illinois program provides grant to military veterans

Welcome Home Heroes – IHDA

The Illinois Welcome Home Heroes program provides critical financial support to men and women who have honorably served in our armed forces.

Welcome Home Heroes offers:

• $10,000 cash assistance to cover down payment and closing costs
• 30-year fixed rate mortgage with a competitive interest rate
• Federal tax credit that reduces the federal income tax liability by up to $18,000 over the loan life*
• Variety of loan options to choose from, including FHA, Conventional, VA, and USDA

* based on a 30-year, $128,000 loan with a 4 percent interest rate


• Veterans (need not be first-time homebuyers)
• Active military personnel, reservists and Illinois National Guard members (must be first-time homebuyers)


• Contribute one percent or $1,000 of the purchase price, whichever is greater
• Purchase a one- or two- unit property within Illinois
• Live in property as primary residence

10,000 for Veterans

Bart Basinski

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Posted By: Bart Basinki – Orland Park Real Estate Agent – Team Baz
TeamBaz is a super team of Keller Williams Preferred Realty
specializing in Orland Park Real Estate and Chicago Suburban Real Estate
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August Marks Third Straight Month of Year-to-Year Increases

Home Sales Jump More Than 8 Percent in West, South Suburbs

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Sales of single-family detached homes went up 8.6 percent in August compared with the same period a year ago, according to statistics released today by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe), indicating the third consecutive monthly increase.

MORe measured activity on homes in about 120 southern and western suburban communities through information from Midwest Real Estate Data LLC.

“We’re definitely seeing many first-time homebuyers take advantage of the various economic incentives available to them,” said Mike Drews, President of MORe, and the Designated REALTOR® of Charles Doss, REALTORS®, in the Aurora and Oswego areas. “There was a 9.4 percent increase in homes sold in the summer months of June, July and August in 2009 compared to the same period in 2008.” Continue reading “August Marks Third Straight Month of Year-to-Year Increases”

Home Sales Jump More Than 11 Percent in West,South Suburbs

Home Sales Jump More Than 11 Percent in West,South Suburbs

Sales of single-family detached homes went up 11.6 percent in July compared with the same period a year ago, according to statistics released today by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe), indicating the second consecutive monthly increase.

MORe measured activity on homes in about 120 southern and western suburban communities through information from Midwest Real Estate Data LLC. Last month’s data also showed a 1 percent increase in home sales.

“I think we’re seeing a combination of very reasonably priced houses on the market and a built-up number of buyers who recognize now is a good time to take advantage of a large inventory and low pricing,” said Christine Chase, Secretary/Treasurer of MORe, and a REALTOR® with Ryan Hill Realty, LLC in Naperville. “The sale increases indicate the federal and local incentives for first-time homebuyers are working; and with a fast-approaching deadline for the federal incentive program, people really need to act rapidly.” Continue reading “Home Sales Jump More Than 11 Percent in West,South Suburbs”