Berwyn, PA Real Estate News

By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
Berwyn's annual holiday party & tree lighting will take place Friday, December 4th at 6:30 pm at Surrey Services for Seniors (28 Bridge Avenue, across from the fire house). The event will include musical entertainment, face painting, a craft activity, refreshments and a visit from santa. The event is sponsored by the Berwyn-Devon Business & Professional Association (www.berwyndevonbusiness.com).          
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
  The Easttown Township supervisors meeting scheduled for November 2nd is to be held at Beaumont Elementary School starting at 8 PM with a working session beginning at 7.15 PM. On the agenda will be a combination of the expenses and revenue for the township budget, including discussion of additional taxes including an earned income tax. The last supervisors meeting was also held at the school across the road from the township building and there was spirited discussion on the subject of the earned income tax. Whilst the township is proposing a 1% earned income tax to increase revenues due to the drop in the budget from Real Estate Transfer Taxes due to a sharp decrease in real estate sales, many of those residents speaking pointed out this would produce a much bigger increase in revenus...
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
The YMCA of the Upper Main Line will host a "Haunted Mansion" on Saturday & Sunday, October 24th & 25th. The event will take place in the Cassatt Mansion, a 102 year old building that is ready made for haunting. The mansion is located at 1416 Berwyn-Paoli Road in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Torture chambers, a cemetery and spirits from the past are a few highlights. Parental discretion is advised. Hours are 6-10 pm on Saturday & 6-9 pm on Sunday. The cost is $10 for YMCA members & $13 for non-members. Proceeds provide YMCA summer camp scholarships. For those looking for a more scare friendly event, a "lights on" tour for children 10 & under will be held Sunday from 12-3 pm. Kids can join a mystery solving team as they search the haunted mansion for Scooby, the missing crime solving dog. Costs...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
THe Easttown Township Supervisors meeting to consider Earned Income Tax held October 19th at Beaumont School across from the township building the discussion was all about the budget and the proposal from the Supervisors to consider implementing an Earned Income Tax or other taxes, such as an amusement tax, per capita tax, and several other options. There was some confusion among residents as this was the second of several meetings on the budget discussing the hole in the budget that needs to be filled, either through cuts or increased revenue. At the previous meeting the discussion was on the expenses side and this meeting was to deal with revenue options. However it quickly becasme clear from residents comments they felt the Board of Supervisors needed to consider cuts to the budget b...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Easttown township is considering a potential earned income tax to balance the budget that has been affected so dramtically by the drop in home sales in the township. Already staff do not work Fridays having been furloughed several months ago to save costs but the dramatic drop in home sales has still left the budget with big holes. The Borad of Supervisors has announed recently their intention to levy an earned income tax following a public meeting on October 19th at 8 PM at Beaumont Elementary School. Many residents at the October 5th Board of Supervisors meeting voiced their concern that the township has yet to consider all the alternatives, exploring other revenue streams and cutting expesnes further. So, if you have any interest in Easttown Township as a businessman or resident you ...
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
On Saturday, October 17th from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm the Berwyn fire company will have a special celebration to commemorate its' 115th anniversary. It will include a parade through downtown Berwyn past the original fire station site on Berwyn Avenue. An official "housing" ceremony will begin at noon. In addition, vehicle rescue and home fire safety demonstrations will take place. Fire truck rides will also be available. The fire house will be open to the public for tours from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Refreshments will be available during that time. Go to www.berwynfirecompany.org for additional information.    
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
The Conestoga High School football team will be hosting a cancer walk to raise awareness and funds for cancer research on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009. The event is in honor of Mark Herzlich, a 2006 Conestoga graduate and Boston College All American Linebacker. It will be held from 8:00 am -- 10:00 am rain (school gym) or shine (school track) at Conestoga High School, 200 Irish Road, Berwyn PA. The cost is $5.00 cash the day of the walk. Credit card donations will be accepted through 10/2 at www.upliftingathletes.org. Proceeds of the walk will benefit The Sarcoma Foundation & Uplifting Athletes. For more information, contact the Conestoga Athletic Department at (610) 240-1024.    
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Ever wondered who are those people on the wall in Berwyn? Painted in 2005 over the summer on the wall of a building opposite Clay's Bakery on Waterloo Avenue the mural depicts a Fourth of July parade and was commisioned by Earnest Eadeh and painted on the side of a building Earnest owns in Berwyn, PA. There are a host of people who many may not know. But thanks to C. Herbert Fry a local historian the information is available. It is a colorful eye catching patriotic piece of work with flags flying. The 20 faces from right to left are Gene Williams, Easttown Township Manager, Carol Williams, Secretary for Surender Kohli, Carolyn Carter, Easttown Volunteer, John Thomas owner of the barbershop on whose wall the mural is is painted, Denise bones, owner of Clay's Bakery, Keith Martin, a Wayn...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Berwyn, PA a great village located along the Main Line of Philadelphia between Devon and Paoli, site of the Paoli massacre during the Revolutionary War and close to Valley Forge National Park.
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
This Friday as part of the First Friday events in Berwyn, PA supported by the Berwyn Devon Business and Professional Association I am holding a seminar together with Kathy Scipione from our Long and Foster Devon office and Linda Sticklin of Home Staging and Organizing. This is a free community seminar to be held at Easttown Library from 5 to 6 PM and will touch on Staging your home for sale both decoratively and financially and cover issues such as the questions you should ask before hiring a Realtor to sell your home, local market trends, does advertising work and why it is important to price your home correctly from the beginning. We look forward to meeting you there and hope you can attend. Easttown Library is located on First Avenue in Berwyn, PA. So why not attend the seminar and t...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Steve Lake of TD Bank Devon, with Gina Galli owner of beadeologie in Berwyn and Linda Sticklin of Staging and Organizing based in Berwyn all members of the Berwyn Devon Business and Professional Association who helped me, Nick Vandekar with the distribution of flyers to members of the business community in Berwyn today announcing the launch of First Friday's in Berwyn beginning this Friday November 7th. Each month more shops, and restaurants will become involved as they see the growth and desire of customers to shop locally. Already Surrey Services for Seniors will have their consignment shops open later, Beadeologie will hold a special class for those who wish to attend, Pattymacs will offer $10.00 off a dinner to those who mention it, Framestation in the Berwyn Station will be open a...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
The Berwyn Devon Business and Professional Association is helping to organize the start of First Friday events in Berwyn starting this coming Friday when various stores and restaurants will be open till 9 PM hosting special events to celebrate First Friday. As momentum builds more stores will participate. More information can be obtained from Gina Galli of Beadeologie located on Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn telephone 610-240-7760. Other events organized by the business and professional association can be found on their website at www.BerwynDevonBusiness.com as can details of membership and past events.
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By Michel Lautensack, Del Val Realty & Property Management
(Del Val Realty & Property Management )
Hi there! This is Mike Lautensack with Real Estate Wealth Today and I am sure you are aware that the world's financial markets are in freefall and the mortgage markets are frozen to anyone but the 4 people with 800+ credit scores. So if you do not have an 800 credit score how are you going to get money for your real estate investing business. The answer is Private Lending! In fact, it may be the only answer. So as result of overwhelming request from our students - back by popular demand - I am going to do a teleseminarriv titled "Private Lending Secrets for Real Estate Investors" This FREE Teleseminar will be a step-by-step overview of the private lending process and tell you how to fund your real estate deals without banks or PERSONAL GUARANTEES! Teleseminar Series: Wednesday, November...
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
The Berwyn Fire Company will host its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, October 30th at 7:00 pm. The parade will begin and end at the firehouse (23 Bridge Avenue). Refreshments will be provided and awards given for various costume categories. The Berwyn-Devon Business & Professional Association will provide the costume judges.   
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By Bill Gero, CRS, CLHMS, REALTOR - Chester County & Main Line o
(RE/MAX Professional Realty - Malvern/Exton/Downingtown/West Chester)
"According to statistics released by TREND Multiple Listing Service, here are the market statistics for Easttown Township from January, 2008 until October 2008."     Market Statistics    Courtesy Of : Bill Gero 610-363-4088 RE/MAX Professional Realty 610-363-8444    Monthly Statistics for the Date Range Selected Date Units Listed Listed Volume Listed Average Pended Units Sold Sold Volume Sold Average Average DOM Oct 2008 16 14,390,200 899,387 4 3 4,870,000 1,623,333 94 Sep 2008 30 31,525,960 1,050,865 7 11 8,600,305 781,845 69 Aug 2008 16 13,964,500 872,781 11 19 13,855,351 729,229 71 July 2008 20 17,118,900 855,945 16 18 11,225,800 623,655 54 June 2008 25 24,225,698 969,027 15 14 10,677,900 762,707 22 May 2008 34 31,755,400 933,982 15 14 12,663,500 904,535 67 Apr 2008 31 36,928,300 1,1...
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
You may recall that I taped an episode for HGTV's "My House is Worth What?" last fall that featured my historic house. In case you are not familiar with the show, each episode features three homeowners from different parts of the country. The homeowner presents what they have done (and spent) to improve the value of their home to a local real estate expert. The realtor then provides a professional assessment of how well the homeowner's efforts paid off in terms of the value of the property in the current market. We have lived in our century old Victorian house for 9 years and have spent well over 100K on major renovations. While we do not have any plans to sell in the near future, we are interested in the amount of equity we have accumulated as a result the improvements. We love living ...
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
The Veterans Association of Easttown & Tredyffrin Townships will be hosting the 7th Annual Berwyn Victory Run on Saturday, May 17, 2008 with proceeds benefiting the Berwyn Veterans Memorial. In addition, the Association is finalizing plans to place a garrison sized American flag in Wilson Park as well as ways to support local veterans. The race starts and finishes at Berwyn's Johnson Park (Bridge & 1st Avenues). The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:30 am, followed by the Kids Fun Run at 9:15 am. Registration begins at 7:30 am on race day. The first 250 entrants will receive a custon t-shirt. Awards will be distributed in multiple categories. The fee is $20.00 if postmarked by 5/10; $25.00 on race day and $5.00 for the Kids Fun Run.Visit www.berwynveteransmemorial.com for more information and to ...
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
Easttown Township will hold an egg hunt on Saturday, March 8th at 1:00 pm at Frank Johnson Park (122 Bridge Avenue, Berwyn) near the Easttown library. The rain date is March 9th at 1:00 pm. This is a free event and all children are welcome. There will be crafts and prizes sponsored by a number of local businesses and the township's Park and Recreation Board.    
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
 It may be winter but this is the season when Little League Registration begins. We have some great players locally, some great coaches at every level and some great fileds as you can see above. So don't miss the opportunity to register for next season.Berwyn-Paoli Little League Registration Online registration now for all returning players, go to RegistrationNot sure if your home is in the boundaries for Berwyn Paoli Little League follow the link and see if you home is within the blue outline.New players can register in person at the TE Middle School Library on: January 12th from 10am -2pmJanuary 19th from 10am -2pm.Have a great season playing ball, learning, improving and having fun.
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
The Berwyn-Devon Business & Professional Association will host the Annual Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2at 6:30 pm at the Berwyn firehouse on Bridge Avenue. Santa will arrive by firetruck. There will be face painting and a craft activity. St. Monica's Children's Choir will provide the entertainment. The event is free and open to the community. Refreshments will be served. Come out to celebrate the season with your family and neighbors. 
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