Devon, PA Real Estate News

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
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, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
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, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
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, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
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, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
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, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
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, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
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, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
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, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
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, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
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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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
2018 is the year you are going to buy a home. You are looking on line finding homes, visiting open houses, you have your mortgage lined up, everything is looking good.Except you haven't chosen your buyer agent yet?Here are six things you need to consider when you interview different agents or consider when meeting an agent who might be your buyer agent.1) Do we get on or is this person going to annoy me?2) Do I trust this person?3) Does this person have experience?4) Is this person interested in helping me?5) Who is this agent working for?6) Most states have a consumer disclosure, did this agent even mention it when you met. If they are not abiding by the law now what will happen later on in the transaction?We represent many buyers and sellers in Tredyffrin Easttown and along and around...
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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 4 bed homes for sale, pending and sold data for 2017.There are all sorts of 4 bed homes in Tredyffrin Easttown. Twins, town homes, and single family detached homes. Generally prices in Easttown area little higher than Tredyffrin Township. Obviously location, lot and home size and condition of the home affect the asking and sale price. This is why you need a local Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor to advise on pricing.FOR SALECurrently there are 51 four bedroom homes for sale in the Tredyffrin Easttown School District, these range in price for town homes from $328,500 to $619,000. Single homes go from $ 359,000 to $1,635,000.There are 2 homes under contract.PENDINGThere are 17 homes pending. Two are town homes, both new construction, list priced from $549,900 to $599,000. T...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Where can you get a 2 course lunch for $4.00 in Tredyffrin Easttown?Yesterday, I went with a friend to Surrey Services for Seniors for lunch. My friend lost his wife over a year ago and I have been telling him for a while to stop by and have lunch at Surrey.Yesterday he had an appointment that got cancelled and called to see if I was available and if I wanted to join him for lunch. With the bad weather we have been having I thought a warm lunch would be a great choice, so I picked him up and we stopped off at the Surrey Services for Seniors main location at 60 Surrey Way in Devon.Lunch is served for $4.00, you can also add a cup of soup for an additional $1.00, so you can have a 3 course meal for $5.00. Yesterday's option was Fried chicken, with vegetables and mashed potatoes, an altern...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
What does 2018 hold for Main Line real estate? What can we achieve with your help in 2018? Today and throughout the year we are asking for your help. We have supported several local charities over the years, Surrey Services for Seniors, TE Cares, Flite, Berwyn Business & Professional Association and the American Heart Association specifically. Through these we have helped support students with scholarships, local families in need and the Berwyn Fire Company  I have helped Surrey Services for Seniors by chairing and managing an antiques show for them for the past 12 years, in that time we have raised well over $1 million. Surrey Services for Seniors holds a special place in my heart as all of our parents died whilst we were relatively young. So Surrey members are part of my surrogate fam...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Old Forge Crossing 2017 Sales dataWhat happened to these Tredyffrin Easttown Devon PA 19333 Condos in 2017?Old Forge Crossing as of this date has no homes for sale. We do have a 1 bed with den on the second floor coming soon in a great location. Old Forge Crossing condo Old forge Crossing Recap 201733 sales, 21 of 1 bed condos and 11 of 2 bed condos, and 1 town house model over 2 floors with 2 ½ baths.Pending Sale1 Pending sale of a 1 bed 1 bath unit.Square Foot PriceAverage overall square foot price $175.24. Square foot price ranged from $127 to $208. This is a wide range dependent on many different factors such as location in the development; how updated the unit was; and how much competition at the time of selling. Average square foot price for a 1 bed and a 2 bed unit is listed brok...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
There are many opinions on holding a public open house and discussion about whose interest it is to hold one.Going on past experience 75% of the homes we have sold in the last few years have sold to people coming through the open house.Everyone knows that the majority of home buyers today look on line.Many are not using an agent but are actively searching for a home. The photos and videos on line give them a great first impression if they are well done, and maybe in some areas would provide enough for a site unseen offer, but so far our market is not experienceing that. These potential buyers want to see the home.Now they could call the listing agent and ask for a showing. But as yet they may not want to put their hand up and be identified as a potential buyer. So, for them it is import...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
I like to think I am creative and artistic and used to take all my own listing photos. Now I use a professional photographer. A professional photographer has more experience and tools at his disposal than I do. The cost of hiring a professional is minimal to the return I am getting.Rather like what I advise clients, the cost of hiring me brings so many benefits it is worth it. Likewise, hiring a professional photographer removes lots of headaches for me. I get better photographs, better lighting, and most importantly the listing receives better marketing as a result.Today most buyers see a listing on line first, those photographs provide the first impression. You have seconds to make that first impression, from what photo you use first to what order you place them, it is all important. ...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
So you want to talk price? When I first came to real estate I realized very quickly that people have all different ways of pricing a home and I am not even talking about the differences between agents, brokers and appraisers. There are multiple ways to price a home. Let me share a story about how I flew one Monday to a town in Germany.  Why was I flying to Germany? I had seen a small advert for an antiques auction and one of the photos showed a large Chinese Export Porcelain Service with a coat of arms on it. I realized there was a chance, if no one else had seen this small advert that I might buy it cheap. Well I saw no one on the plane so my hope rose. But when I walked into the auction room for the public viewing of the items for sale it was crowded with several dealers I knew.  It i...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
The Main Line Antiques Show, other events and Surrey Services for Seniors As you know I manage an antique show for a local charity I support, Surrey Services for Seniors. Yesterday, I was asked to appear on Surrey Solutions a program they film for the local community television network in our township which gets shared with other neighboring community channels as well.I borrowed some items from some of our local exhibitors and for about half an hour we chatted and discussed the show. If you are local, you can obtain complimentary general admission tickets at the show website  www.MainLineAntiquesShow.com. You can order tickets for the opening night party or order  a collector package which gives you 4 tickets for the opening night preview party which is lots of fun, supports Surrey Serv...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Old Forge Crossing has been popular during August. This Tredyffrin Easttown condo development located in Devon PA is perfectly situated for anywhere you need to be on the Main Line and everywhere else. Easy access to Route 202 allows for travel to Wilmington, West Chester Exton as well as King of Prussia with access to the Pennsylvania turnpike for destinations west and East as well as downtown Philadelphia. Devon SEPTA station is less than 2 miles away if you want to sue the train.Restaurants are everywhere around you as are supermarkets such as Wegman's, Trader Joes and Whole Foods, coffee shops and craft breweries as well. Love an active lifestyle, Chester Valley Trail and Valley Forge National Park with access to the Schuylkill River Trail provide plenty of opportunities.In August w...
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