Berwyn, PA Real Estate News

By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
Just minutes ago, the Conestoga High School Girl's Soccer Team won the State PIAA Class AAA Championship in Hershey, PA. The girls beat Penn Trafford (from near Pittsburgh) 2-0. The team finished the regular season 22-2-1 under head coach Danielle Fagan. Congratulations on an amazing season and your first state title. Way to go Lady Pioneers!www.stogasoccer.com 
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
   We have just returned from a short Veterans' Day service at our local memorial to the fallen in Berwyn, PA where we live. It was attended by some politicians, Jim Gerlach, Carole Rubley and Duane Milne who all spoke. It was a beautiful service with the rendering of the National Anthem, Taps, My Country and America the Beautiful. But those I want to honor today are those who are serving and those who have served. As I stood there my heart went out especially to  our Vietnam Veterans, how they must feel to see the support poured out which was so dearly withheld from them. How we mistreated them, harmed and injured them on their return from serving their country. I would just like to say THANK YOU, for your service, for not giving up on your country.With a son in Iraq I am sorry that yo...
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
Beadeologie is a bead shop in downtown Berwyn with a comfortable feel and helpful staff. Gina Galli took over the store in May of this year. She has been beading since 1992 and has a long time love for the beading arts. Gina has expanded the store's inventory and also offers interesting classes and events on a regular basis. Birthday parties and "Ladies Night Out" are some favorites. Holiday workshops are coming up later this month.The store can help with custom designs, as well as repair or restring jewelry. Anyone can wonder into the store and start beading on their own. There is no studio fee, only the cost of materials. Main Line Bead Society members receive a 15% discount on all purchases, excluding class fees. Beadeologie is located at 720 Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn. Store hours a...
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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. In our case, this was Dana Zdancewicz of Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors in Devon, Pennsylvania. The realtor then provides a professional assessment of how well the homeowner's efforts paid off in terms of the value of the house in the current market.  We have lived in our century old Victorian house for 9 years and have done a number of major renovation projects, including a kitchen and master bathroom. In addition, we have replaced...
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
Murray's Main Line Deli and bistro M opened earlier this month at 575 Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn (next to Yang's Market). The owners, Bob and Galye Teti previously had a Murray's in West Chester. The chef is Tim Olivett who was previously at Moshulu in Philadelphia. One side is set up as a deli/grocery and the other as a dining room. At breakfast and lunch, traditional deli items are offered. At dinner, it becomes a BYOB ($5 corkage fee) with a different menu. The deli is open 7 days, plus Sunday nights. Bistro M serves dinner Tuesday through Sunday. (610) 644-1010.Parking is available in the nearby garage.  Linda Sticklin is the Owner of Home Staging & Organizing in Berwyn, providing real estate staging and home organizing services in the Philadelphia area. www.stagingandorganizing.com 
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
The annual Berwyn Halloween parade will be held Tuesday, October 30th. It will begin and end at the fire company station on Bridge Avenue. Everyone is asked to gather at 6:00 pm. The parade will begin at 6:30 pm and proceed down Bridge Avenue, escorted by a fire engine. Free food and drinks will be provided. Prizes will be awarded in various costume categories. Costumes will be judged by members of the Berwyn-Devon Business Association. Come participate in this community event.  
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
Handel's Ice Cream and Yogurt in Berwyn, Pennsylvania is open daily, year round. It is located at 576 West Lancaster Avenue (the corner of Route 30 & Berwyn Avenue). Handel's is a small national chain with the most locations being in Ohio. I live within walking distance to the Berwyn store, so I can personally attest to the quality of their product. It is a frequent trek for my family when we need a special treat! The ice cream is made fresh every day on the premises. In addition to their regular ice cream, they offer a no sugar added variety, ices, and sherbets. They feature seasonal flavors of the month. Right now it is pumpkin. Soon, peppermint stick and eggnog ice creams will be on the menu. If your school or organization is looking for a fund-raising opportunity, check out their we...
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
The theme of this year's National Fire Prevention Week from October 7th-13th is "Practice Your Escape Plan!" The Berwyn Fire Company at 23 Bridge Avenue in Berwyn, will be holding its annual open house event on Saturday, October 13th from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. Fire company members will provide fire and rescue demonstrations and educate the community about fire safety in the home and automobile.  Sparky the dog will also make a special visit. In addition, the public will have the opportunity to take a fire truck ride and tour an emergency medical helicopter. Come out to support the local fire company and learn valuable fire safety information. 
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
The Lady Pioneers field hockey teams of Conestoga High School are having a stellar season. Almost halfway through their season, the varsity team has 1 loss in league play and the JV team is undefeated.  It is an incredible group of girls both on and off the field.  Varsity games are played at 3:45 pm followed by JV. Most games are held on the field located across from the gym on Irish Road in Berwyn.  A few games will be played on Teamer field.  For a complete list of remaining games and locations, see conestogafieldhockey.com.  Come out and show them your support!   
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The Berwyn-Devon Business Association was founded in 1931.  Membership is open to every commercial business entity and professional individual or association that has an interest in the Berwyn-Devon business area.  Members meet on a monthly basis from September through June to exchange information, discuss mutual problems and network with fellow members.  The association is actively involved in the community and supports a number of efforts throughout the year.  Membership dues are a bargain at $65 per year.  If you live or work in Berwyn-Devon, consider joining us.     
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Sleepy Tredyffrin Easttown Berwyn is getting a wake up call as developers give it a fresh look. As reported in The Suburban & Wayne Times this week Westrum Development Company is seeking to aquire two and half acres of the Mack Oil property. Westrum has a good reputation for taking brownfield sites, that is sites that have some pollution of soil and developing them. They were recently selected to develop the Paoli Station complex, so maybe they have their eyes on developing along the Main Line these sites that are close to stations. This plan is for 88 housing units in two separate three level buildings in place of the office, storage shed and oil delivery site. However from what I gather through the various articles opposition is growing in two townships, Tredyffrin and Easttown. So de...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Last Tuesday afternoon, one of our neighbors found that her son's Nintendo DS toy and games and her "Chanel" (knock-off) sunglasses were missing from her car. Her garage door was open, but she was at home or at the bus stop waiting for her son. She reported the theft to the Tredyffrin police, who did an outstanding job of follow-up and research and found the items being fenced at a local electronics store and found the culprits who had taken the items. The apprehended thieves were local (not neighborhood) high schoolers (from Conestoga) who admitted to stealing from homes in the Tredyffrin, Easttown, Upper Merion, and Newtown Square areas. The police have asked us to put out an alert to the neighborhood: 1) to request that if anyone is missing items from cars, garages, or homes, please ...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Curb appeal and the role of LandscapingCurb appealWhen you are preparing your Tredyffrin Easttown home for sale you must see it through the eyes of potential buyers. You want that initial curb appeal impact to be a positive one, creating a desire that when they enter your home only increases. Your landscaping can add to that appeal or decrease it even to the extent of having potential buyers drive off without even seeing the inside of your home.LandscapingLandscaping can bring a big impact for low cost, sometimes it requires removing things as opposed to adding. Don't be limited by your property lines look beyond those and see what your buyers see, how can you improve that view. We get used to seeing things and accept them rather than thinking about changing them. For example, a neighbo...
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