Devon, PA Real Estate News

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Some thoughts on selling houses in this very odd market right now.Our local Tredyffrin Easttown and Main Line real estate market is suffering from low inventory, like many other areas across the country. It is so bad in some townships that finding any comps for listings is well nigh impossible. However, there are large numbers of buyers waiting for homes to be listed and sellers are inundated with offers in a matter of hours. But those offers may not be all they seem?What are they offering? Fair market value or any price, but dependent on it appraising!Fair market value is what buyer and seller are willing to transact the sale at, many buyers may offer a similar price, so that would be fair market value right, but hold on if it needs to appraise is that fair market value. For an apprais...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
I was out yesterday previewing homes on broker open, whilst it was hot these two features made me feel cooler, the sound of water is very relaxing.And then I came across this at a beautiful house.If you want a water feature let us help you find the right Main Line home, and the right feature.Call Nick Vandekar,Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Selling The Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, Nick@VandekarTeam.com,  or website at www.SellingTheMainLine.com.
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
When the market is hot many sellers think they can save money by listing with a low cost broker. They may consider a new different approach, thinking that the savings are going to end up in their pocket. But how much money are you leaving on the table?For the past two weeks we have listed homes, spending time and money preparing them for sale and pre marketing them professionally. We have held open houses at both, although many agents say open houses don't sell your home. The first home we had over 150 people through the open houses over the weekend, we received 11 offers, all above asking and the seller was very happy. This past weekend we had 60-70 people attend the open house and we received 6 offers, again all above the asking price, another happy seller.We obtained higher prices fo...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
39 Old Forge Crossing, Devon, PA 19333Second floor 2 bed 2 bath Devon condo in popular Old Forge Crossing. Tredyffrin Easttown School district, Pennsylvania's #1 ranked school district by Niche; students attend New Eagle Elementary, Valley Forge Middle School and Conestoga High School.Parking right outside the door, with plentiful parking spaces, mail delivered to your door and with laundry facilities in your apartment. The real estate mantra of location, location, location is true for Old Forge Crossing which sits in the perfect location, Imagine being just minutes drive to every where you want to be. King of Prussia Mall, Wegman's, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, the restaurants of Wayne, Devon, Berwyn and West Chester. Valley Forge National Park, Schuykill River Trail, Chester Valley Trai...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
If you watch any of the home buying programs it all seems so easy and quick. Call a real estate agent and hey presto half an hour and three homes later you make an offer and it is accepted. But the reality of buying a Tredyffrin Easttown, Main Line home is before you start looking at homes you need to do some leg work and educate your self to be ready. So what do you need to do?1. What is your Credit Score? Discover - first you need to find out what your credit score is, and then realize the number you find won't be the exact same number a mortgage professional will be given. Improve - you may need to take some steps to improve your score and clean up your credit report to make sure it is accurate, all this will take some time, it won't happen in half an hour.Protect - Finally you will ...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
There are many things that make an offer successful, and in this tight Tredyffrin Easttown Resal Estate market with little to no inventory it is important to include as many as possible. So, let's examine a few. CleanBy clean, I don't mean avoid spilling your coffee over the agreement, although it doesn't help. Don't include things that make a seller nervous. If an area doesn't have issues with oil, gas and mineral rights, including an addendum that addresses those can make a seller nervous as they don't understand why it is included. Avoid needing to have a home for sale or settlement contingency. If you can leave a contingency out do so, the easier it is for the seller to decide the quicker you will be successful. I am not suggesting waiving all inspections but there may be cases wher...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Tredyffrin Easttown Homes For Sale $500-600,000 this is really one of the sweet spots in the market right now. Lots of buyers and a decent amount of choice, including new construction town homes.The new construction town homes are in various locations in the Tredyffrin Easttown school district in Berwyn, Chesterbrook, recently named the #2 place to live in the country behind Carmel, and Paoli.Watch our video about new construction homes in Berwyn:As of today, 17 homes are shown as being for sale, 11 town homes not every town home is new construction,  and 6 single family homes. Of these 17 homes, 4 are under contract. There are also 16 homes which are currently pending.These homes are a mix of 3 beds 2 1/2 baths and 4 beds 2 1/2 baths, with the occasional  3 bed 4  1/2 bath home.In Febr...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Most of the time our job is to sell homes, either representing the buyer or the seller. We guide the buyer client through the transaction, we might suggest some local lenders who know the market, so they are approved and in a stronger position when it comes time to make an offer. We sit down and discuss the areas they want to look. We ask them what they are looking for and how they are going to live, are they indoors or outdoors people, with kids without kids, what about pets? All this we use to guide them to the right home. When the market is hot we have to encourage them that they will find the right home at the right time.For sellers we have another role, we provide comparable sales and homes for sale so they can price their home correctly. We advise them on how to prepare the home f...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Do real estate signs work ? You be the judge.I was chatting with my friend Paul the Tredyffrin Easttown bee keeper yesterday and he told me this humorous story how a real estate sign saved the day.Last year he had a swarm of bees that were in a holly bush out in the open. Not the best thing. And they did not want to move. Paul had tried everything he knew to encourage them to move into a hive or swarm box.On the point of giving up, he saw lying around a real estate sign, "New Price" and as a joke he placed it on the swarm box This picture shows the swarm finally moving into the swarm box the next day. The bees obscure the entrance hole in the box. You can see another swarm box in the distance just to the left edge of the swarm box in the foreground and you can see the position of the ho...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
One little known benefit of our local libraries in Tredyffrin Easttown is the Museum Pass program. This has been expanded for 2018 to include Eastern State Penitentiary, Independence Seaport Museum, Wings of Freedom, Magic Gardens and the Museum of the American Revolution. Passes are available at Tredyffrin Libary on Upper Gulph Road in Strafford and also at Easttown Library (19 local attractions covered) on First Avenue in Berwyn, check with each library for the attractions covered by their passes. Paoli library may also have passes as they are part of the Tredyffrin Library network.Other benefits you may not know about from the libraries are mobile hot spots for when you travel, Paoli has a GoPro camera, online book access for audible and kindle or tablet version books, CD and DVD ren...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
With the recent storms and another one coming through today many Main Line and Tredyffrin Easttown homeowners are asking who is responsible for those trees? Especially when they fall.In our video below we answer that question and give some good advice about trees close to homes. Let us know how you have handled these situations? Following big storms there are often lots of adverts locally for free wood. Having a wood stove which helps us through these storms especially when we lose power we love to help out and collect what wood we can.Remember, we can help you find a wooded lot or one with out trees, give us a call. Nick Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Selling the MainLine with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc, office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email Nick@VandekarTeam...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
March 2018 Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate Market ReportHomes for SaleThere are currently 170 homes for sale in Tredyffrin Easttown. These homes include apartments, twins, condos and single family homes. 24 of these homes are under contract.They range in price from $149,900 for a 1 bed 1 bath apartment to $6.5 million for a mansion with 7 beds 8 full baths and 2 powder rooms. 24 of these homes are unbder contract but not yet Pending. There are 6 homespriced in excess of $2 million; 13 homes priced $1.5 - 2 million and 20 homes priced $1 million - 1.5 million of which 2 are under contract.Pending62 homes are Pending sales, this indicates that contingencies have been removed and the seller has indicated no more showings are allowed on the home. Appraisals may still be required and these h...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Today our seller was able to relax in Rochester while we did the heavy lifting at settlement. 471 Old Forge Crossing a second floor condo with one bedroom plus den, fireplace and bathroom acquired a new owner. Sale was from one nurse to another and hopefully the new owner will be as happy as the last one.  If you missed this one we currently have a 2 bed 2 bath second floor condo available for sale see video below and there are several 1 bed condos that have just been listed. We would be delighted to represent you.Remember we sell all along the Main Line but our specialty is Tredyffrin Easttown, so call Nick Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Selling The Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc, office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email Nick@VandekarTeam.com, website...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
In January our business association, The Berwyn Devon Business and Professional Association hosted Michael Morrison, President of The King of Prussia Historical Society who gave a wonderful presentation about the beginning of the town of Devon and the History of the Devon Inn. This short clip gives an overview of the reason why Devon was formed and how the Inn came to be.I always find it fascinating how a town or an area gets developed the way it does. There is so much history in our area with the Paoli Massacre, Valley Forge National Park where the Continental Army sheltered from the British and kept an eye on them at the same time. Not far away is the site of the Battle of Brandywine. But as time passed, the farms and land were broken up and developed into small villages and towns, of...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
First impressions count, this is true especially when marketing your Tredyffrin Easttown home for sale. But more than this is also the need for exposure not just in numbers but in reaching the right audience. Today, many of the buyers are looking for video, not slide shows of homes.When I first began to venture into using video and being bold enough to step out from behind the camera to in front I was very critical. Critical of myself, my ums and errs, stumbles etc. Much of what I read online encouraged you to press on, to not wait to be perfect, just do it!So I persevered, I made lots of mistakes, and probably still do. But, I have had clients comment on my videos, I have had one client use me because of my videos that I can point to directly. Overall I know I am probably one of the on...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
When selling your Tredyffrin Easttown or Main Line home, there are lots of mistakes you can make from pricing your home too high, not preparing it correctly for sale or making showings complicated or difficult. But one you may slip into without realizing it is hiring a full time agent who only works part time. Lots of agents today have started not working weekends, so if a buyer agent wants to present you with an offer it has to wait till Monday and maybe by then the buyer has had second thoughts. Don't you want to get that offer on Saturday afternoon or evening when the buyer is excited and ready to negotiate. Not days after they wrote it up and then thought about all the things that don't work in the house for them. These same agents often don't work evenings either, so if an offer co...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
One of our aims this year is to make a donation of $100 with each home sale to Surrey Services for Seniors. So in January we raised $200.We obviously want to raise much more than that during 2018. So we want to encourage you to list your home with us this year, there is a significant lack of inventory in our area and plenty of home buyers looking for homes. Many of those currently on the market have been on for longer than 100 days and buyers are waiting patiently for home owners to list.Likewise, if you are looking for a home, let us represent you as your fiduciary buyers' agent, putting your interests ahead of everyone's including our own. If you want to know more about this, let us know.So, if you live in the Tredyffrin Easttown area, consider inviting us in to give you a competitive...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
We just sold a Tredyffrin Easttown Old Forge Crossing 1 bed condo with a den, bathroom and balcony this month. Now we have  a luxurious 2 bed 2 bath Old Forge Crossing condo on the second floor coming to market soon.Don't you just love it when the email dings and a past client lets you know they want you to list their home for sale.We get this all the time, past 5 star reviews turn into future listings, both with past clients and with new clients who see the reviews and reach out to us for help.We list and sell a lot of homes in Old Forge Crossing as we can list the homes on www.OldForgeCrossing.com. This brings us many people also looking for homes in the community.We love Old Forge Crossing it has a great location, good sized condos with plenty of storage, a good management, CAI Gold ...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
The Berwyn Devon Business Association is sponsoring the January 24th meeting, beginning at 6.00 pm. You can hear historian Michael Morrison share The History of the Devon Inn and the Devon Horse Show at Kramer Drive Paper & Design, 575 Lancaster Ave in Berwyn, PA 19312.  Refreshments and drinks will be served.The Devon Horse Show is in the heart of Tredyffrin Easttown and this meeting will give you a great opportunity to hear some of the history of the area as it now gets developed with Devon Yards next to the Horse Show Grounds.If you are interested in purchasing a Tredyffrin Easttown home contact nick Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Selling the Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email is Nick@VandekarTeam.com. Website ...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
471 Old Forge Crossing, Devon PA 19333 a 1 bed 1 bath condo with fireplace, den and balcony in the most wonderful location in Old Forge Crossing is under contract in 10 days, took a little longer due to the snow we had.  If you are interested in similar results in Tredyffrin Easttown or Old Forge Crossing contact us today and let us market your Old Forge Crossing home at OldForgeCrossing.com. Nick Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Selling The Main Line and Old Forge Crossing with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email Nick@VandekarTeam.com. Is your home worth more than you think? Check out the latest sales data for Old Forge Crossing at www.OldForgeCrossing.com! 
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