Berwyn, PA Real Estate News

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
We had a visitor today, well actually he has been visiting over several days, usually around 3.30 pm and marking his territory. He is a little gregarious, trotting right up to our front door last week. We are close to a township park with a creek and woods, so he trots up through our neighbor's yard, they have a contemporary home that is cantilevered out over the hillside, He trots up their stairs and across the road and up our driveway. Today, he simply trotted around the house and then sat down in the yard for a good scratch. Then he resumed his wanderings smelling something as he went, and following that scent trail, marking trees as he went.Mean while as both our cats, Max and Sam are outdoor cats, with very sharp claws I wonder what our visitor would make of them. We did not find o...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
February 2017 - Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - Greens at Waynesborough The highlighted area is the Greens at WaynesboroughThis market report is for the Month of February 2017 for The Greens at Waynesborough, a Toll Bros. development in Easttown Township. The last homes to actually settle here were in 2016, when 9 homes sold, 7 in the last 6 months of the year the other two were actually in May.There are currently 6 homes for sale, ranging in size from 4062 sq feet to 7056 sq feet, one is under contract and going through its contingency period for home inspections and the buyers due diligence. One is not accepting showings, and the others range in price from $869,000 to $1,195,000. Three of the homes are priced in the $900,000 range, two are priced over $1,000,000. These Easttown home...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
If the weather co-operates Easttown Township will welcome kids to Frank Johnson Park this Saturday April 8, Sunday April 9 is the rain date. The Frank Johnson township park is located in the village of Berwyn at 122 Bridge Avenue. Children can hunt for thousands of hidden eggs that are waiting to be found so they can reveal the surprises inside.The event begins at 11.00 AM so children bring your baskets and be ready to look high and low. There is no cost for participation in this event.If you are trying to find a home in Tredyffrin Easttown right now, it can feel like an Egg Hunt. There is a shortage of homes for sale at most price points below $700,000. Knowing how to find the homes and then be successful in purchasing one requires a Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor like Nick Vandekar. For ...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Eye catching? Effective, definitely different. Appropriate for the brand? Not sure.How you market your Tredyffrin Easttown home is important. It needs to be eye catching, but appropriate as well. It needs to be seen and it nees to create a response with a call to action. Just like this post is asking you now if you are ready to get your home on the market then give us a call and see how we will effectively, appropriately and eye catchingly market your home to get you the best price and acheive your real estate goal. So call us today, Nick, office 610-225-7400, cell 610-203-4543 or email me at Nick@VandekarTeam.com.  
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
My middle son, Jeremy, decided to become a Marine. He left for boot camp on Mothers Day.He has written a book about his experiences called Kicking Ace Taking Names you can order the book by following the link and all profits go to support veterans.One of the lessons I learnt from him was something he said about Boot Camp. As good parents we had tried to prepare him, on reading the book wrongly it seemed, by preparing him in case he did not make it through. Much later he said talking about the Drill Instructors and Boot Camp in general, "Dad, they weren't going to kill you whatever they said, they were there to prepare us, to get us ready for something which was unnatural. It was all mental. Knowing that, it was not hard."Following Boot Camp he had Infantry School and from there went on ...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
When you live in Tredyffrin Easttown how do you get into Center City Philadelphia?You can drive, but many of those who work and play in Philadelphia use SEPTA our regional rail authority. Check out our video at Berwyn Train Station. This is why the area is called The Main Line because of the train line running from the city to the area that was developed to ship produce into the city and to give those in the city a way to escape the hot summers and travel out to areas in the country where they built country homes.When buying or selling a home in Berwyn or the Tredyffrin Easttown area you need a local realtor. Call Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor Nick Vandekar with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc office 610-225-7400, cell 610-203-4543, email Nick@VandekarTeam.com, www.SellingTheMainLine.com. ...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Tredyffrin Easttown Business Owners Berwyn Devon Business Association is holding their monthly meeting at the Berwyn Tavern on Lancaster Ave in Berwyn Wednesday march 8th 6-8 pm. The meeting will be styled as a Happy Hour with a great chance to meet and network with other local business owners. Being close to St. Patrick's Day I am sure this meeting will have some Irish overtones to it.The Berwyn Business Association also has a community site which you can reach by clicking here.The business association has been meeting for over 30 years and started out above an Italian Restaurant in Devon, which unfortunately is no longer there. Local business owners met, ate and heard a presentation from a local charity and made a contribution. Many local charities benefit from the activities undertak...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
In this series we are answering frequently posed Tredyffrin Easttown real estate questions.We get many inquiries to show homes and buyers often balk when we ask them if they are pre-approved for a mortgage and if so how much. This video answers this question. Let me know if you have a real estate question, you can email me a t Nick@VandekarTeam.com. In the meantime subscribe to our blog and to our channel on YouTube so you don't miss any of this series. Points from the video: Put your self in the sellers shoes, you are asking them to vacate their home, often with kids or babies and at short notice, don't you think it reasonable they want to know you can actually buy the house. The Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate market is pretty hot right now and many homes are selling with multiple off...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Tredyffrin Easttown Historic HomesWhilst many of the homes in the two townships are not historic we do have several historic homes located in Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships. In fact this article on a local blog by Pattye Benson focuses on four of seven historic homes which are threatened with destruction by a developer so they can erect an apartment building. Last year Pattye Benson persuaded CVS who are developing a site with an historic buildings on it to move their new building back within the envelope and preserve the old building in Strafford on Lancaster Avenue. Hopefully we will prevail in keeping these historic buildings from being demolished and the township will realize the need to preserve these older buildings as part of the townships heritage. We did lose a wonderful old...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Tredyffrin Easttown - Another reason for living hereThere are multiple studies on how exposure to languages at a young age helps child development and the learning of multiple languages as children age. The more natural the teaching method the better. Today, I interviewed Helena Malarkey, the Founder and Program Director of LingoLearning. Helena is part of our local Berwyn Devon Business Association and has lived in the school district for about eight years.LingoLearning, Foreign Language for Everyone. Making learning languages fun at any age.LingoTots a program for pre-schoolersLingoKids classes are offered as an after or pre-school program at local elementary schoolsLingoTeens gives your teen a chance to explore another languageLingoAdults offers fun, small group conversation classesL...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
I was reading Sharon Tara's post today Creating a Positive first impression- Burden of Proof falls on Sellers which was excellent and well worth reading about the first impression on a buyer. Just click the link, take your time, we'll be here when you get back.It reminded me of something about 36 or 37 years ago. If you read my posts, you know I grew up in a family of antique dealers and I was an antique dealer as well exhibiting all over the world. At one of these shows, at TEFAF in Maastricht,  a city in the south of Holland, often called the crossroads of Europe because two other countries are just minutes away and it dates back to Roman times as well we were exhibiting. I got to meet Axel Vervoordt for the first time.Axel Vervoordt was also exhibiting. He had an enormous booth, but ...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate BenefitsOne of the great things about living in Tredyffrin Easttown is the easy access there is to the Chester Valley Trail. Today and tomorrow the temps are up in the 60's, very nice for February.So, I threw my bike on the car and headed down to Westlakes business center in Berwyn, not far from my house, where there is parking for the Chester Valley Trail and easy access. There are several easy points to access the trail in Tredyffrin Easttown, Old Forge Crossing has their own access, the Tredyffrin Township Park, D'Ambrosio Park at the end of Tory Hollow in Berwyn is another.Enjoy the video:I headed out to Exton and made the ride there and back turning around at Route 100 by the Raymour and Flanigan Store and Exton Main Street. I was feeling pretty good...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Why I do what I doLiz and Bill Spears challenged us to write this month about what we love about our job. Several people have written about how they don't view what they do as a job, others about what motivates them. When I got to thinking about this I knew what I was going to write about. My why I do this job, be a Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor.I remember it clear as day, I was sitting in a continuing education class, and being the smart Realtor I was I had chosen an ABR course, that is Accredited Buyer Representative so I could have some letters after my name. I always wanted letters after my name as I knew it was going to make Mom happy. Anyway I digress. I can see the class leader/teacher even now walking to the front of the room and he was talking about fiduciary duty. Whilst others ...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
LaCabra Brewing, Berwyn PA, Febraury 8th 2017Last night the Berwyn and Devon Business Association hosted a beer and chocolate pairing event at LaCabra Brewing a new micro brewery in Tredyffrin Township, part of Tredyffrin Easttown School District.It was highly successful with many new faces in attendance intrigued by the pairing of beer with chocolate. Many admitted to knowing about wine and chocolate and enjoying that but were frankly puzzled by the thought of putting beer and chocolate together.We started the evening with some networking and appetizers. LaCabra Brewing has been open a little while and has had amazing reviews locally. Several friends have mentioned how good the food was, but I have not had the opportunity to sample it yet, although look for a future video about the bee...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Tredyffrin Easttown Community Event - Beer and what?Berwyn Devon Business Association invites you to a unique event at LaCabra Brewing, 642 Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn, PA 19312 on Wednesday, February 8th, starting at 6 pm, $10.00 at the door. We will start with some networking then we will be tasting combinations of different LaCabra brews and chocolate. Yes, chocolate!We did this for the first time last year with different regional brews and it was a great success. Amazingly different beers go very well with certain types of chocolates, but which would you pair with which. Turn up this Wednesday and find out and meet some of your local Tredyffrin Easttown small business owners and suport your community.See you there and if you have any Tredyffrin Easttown real estate questions let me k...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Berwyn Squash and Fitness Club.Located a short distance from my home in Tredyffrin Easttown is the Berwyn Squash and Fitness Club. I work out here every weekday morning because it is close to home, no excuses about getting there and also because it is a very friendly club. Everyone, trainers, members and staff greet you and are willing to offer help if you need it. Being a local business we wanted to feature it and so we interviewed Dominic Hughes the owner to get a little more background to the club. We discovered they have a great relationship with the local Tredyffrin Easttown School District being home to the Boys and Girls teams from the high school and offer lots of opportunities for those in middle and elementary school to learn this wonderful sport as well. Berwyn Squash and Fit...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
What’s the value of my Tredyffrin Easttown Single Family Home? Tredyffrin Easttown is a combination of two townships, Tredyffrin and Easttown to form one school district, currently rated as the #1 School district in the nation on Niche. It consists of one high school, Conestoga High School, two middle schools Valley Forge Middle and Tredyffrin Easttown Middle, and 5 elementary schools, Beaumont, Devon, New Eagle, Valley Forge and Hillside. The area primarily consists of single family homes and includes Paoli, Berwyn, Daylesford, Devon, Strafford and Wayne including Chesterbrook. It consists of 38 square miles all located in Chester County. The following data is taken from the Trend, soon to be Bright  MLS for single family homes (private sales are not included in these statistics, nor 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 Highlands Berwyn PALocated just off Lancaster Avenue, almost directly opposite Nectar Restaurant, one of Nick Vandekar Main Line Realtor's favorite places to eat in Berwyn, is The Highlands. This 30 year old community of town homes on Manchester Court, some with main floor master suites sits quietly minding its own business. Many drive past not even aware of its presence. As such it is a development that does not have a lot of traffic and is highly desirable to those buyers in the know.Located behind a stone wall, it is set on a circular drive Manchester Court which circles the development with most homes on the inside of the loop. There is plenty of green space and vegetation in The Highlands and it is well maintained.Many of the homes have one car garages, although some do have tw...
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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 New constructionNick Vandekar, Berwyn Realtor, Tredyffrin Easttown Specialist hosts this video about new construction homes being built in and around the Village of Berwyn PA 19312. Prices range from $455,000 with several beginning in the mid to high $500,000's. Mentioned in the video is the development of Fritz Lumber Yard which will include shops and apartments for rent, you can view a video interview with Stacey Ballard of Eadeh Enterprises about that development by clicking here.The Village of Berwyn includes many Victorian style homes, and several developers have purchased older properties and using the land have created town homes bringing modern style and conveniences whilst trying to retain old world charm.Some of the projects such as the Mack Oil site which spreads o...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
New Business in Berwyn PA.Berwyn PA is a growing town on Philadelphia's Main Line. Lots of new construction going on and plenty of new businesses moving in to the neighborhood. This video interview is with Lonnie Beck of Dragon Gym, a kid's based Martial Arts program located at 812 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn PA 19312, Call 610-647-4753, or www.BerwynMartialArts.com.Look on our YouTube channel for more interviews of new businesses and Main Line real estate news and events including listings.Need help finding a home or a new owner for your much loved home, give us a call, Nick Vandekar, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Office 610-225-7400, Cell (best number) 610-203-4543 or Nick@VandekarTeam.com.
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