Tredyffrin, PA Real Estate News

By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
   Buyers Who Plan To Buy and The Realtors® Who Love Them! I’ve been helping Main Line Chester County Home Buyers Plan to Buy since 1992. One thing I know for sure, my happiest Buyers have a Home Buyers Plan To Buy.  A Home Buyers Plan to Buy ensures your home purchase will be a great home, a good investment, and will save you time, money and aggravation.   for more Home Buyers Tips go to Main Line Pa Today 10 Ways Happy Home Buyers Plan To Buy
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Market Trends May 2008 ~ Months Supply of Inventory* The Months Supply of Inventory (MSI), Tredyffrin Township, comparison from May 2006 to May 2008 shows a drop in the number of days on the market beginning in January 2008 and an overall MSI of 7.5 Months. This is a significant increase over May of 2007 at 3.0 months. However, May of 2007 was very low and as we now know, not sustainable. If you take a look at the Average Days On The market for sold properties in the period, you can see that while there are many choices for Buyers, homes that are well priced, in good condition and desirable locations are selling in a reasonable number of days. Buyers Market? Sellers Market? ~ read more at Main Line Pa Today Homes For Sale Tredyffrin - Months Supply of Inventory
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Wilson Farm Park In Tredyffrin Township -Free Summer 2008 Concert Series   Beginning Thursday, June 19th from 7pm to 9pm, the Summer in the Park Concert Series is the place to be in Tredyffrin Township. The series opens with Blackthorn, the popular Irish Rock Band. All of the concerts in the series will be held at the Shire Pavilion. Blackthorn performs throughout the area and they have been a popular draw for previous concerts in the Park. The Wilson Farm Park Summer Concert Series offers a rousing Summer evening treat for good family fun with friends and neighbors. Daisy likes it too She never gets tired of being charming and hearing, “she’s so cuuuute”!     More about all upcoming concerts at Main Line Pa Today! Blackthorn Performs At Wilson Farm Park In Tredyffrin
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Bus Routes in Tredyffrin Township Will First Time Buyer’s Necessity Meet The Mother of Invention? We’re very fortunate on the Philadelphia Main Line and Tredyffrin Township when it comes to transportation. At least, that’s what we tell ourselves. After all, don’t we have the fabulous convenience of the R5 Train Paoli/Thorndale to Philadelphia? But how many train stations can you actually walk to and from? You know, just in case you wanted to go “green” and leave the gas guzzler home? Where can you really go in Tredyffrin Township if your car’s in for service? Or if you don’t have a car at all? Or Gas prices get even more crazed than they already are? A recent call from a First Time Home Buyer got me thinking that maybe our public transportation system is not as “public” friendly as it c...
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Tredyffrin Township - Average Sold Price March 2008 A two year comparison of the Average Real Estate Sold Price for a home in Tredyffrin Township, Pa between March of 2006 and March of 2008 shows a decline of 5.64% over March of 2006 where the Average Sold Price of a home was $415,112. In March of 2008 the Average Sold Price for a Home in Tredyffrin Township was $391,679. Average Sold Price/Median Sold Price/Average Days On Market: Data courtesy of Trend MLS and Terradatum is deemed accurate but not guaranteed. For More Average Sold Price, Median Sold Price Comparisons Visit Tredyffrin Township - Average Sold Price March 2008  
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
The Free WiFi Yellow Brick Road As a Real Estate Agent, I’ve been in search of Oz or the Holy Grail of Real Estate, the Paperless Transaction, and the Wizard of the Free WiFi connection. The truth is, it’s not easy to find the yellow brick road of a Free WiFi connection along the Philadelphia Main Line and Western Suburbs. And we still kill a lot of trees in real estate. I now have all of my records stored in my computer AND on paper. Now that we’re mostly wired in real estate, we might be tempted to look back with some disdain for the old MLS Books, 3X5 cards and “runners” to deliver contracts. But not so fast, we still have one foot in, and one foot out, of the technology revolution. “BL” ( before laptop), I often lugged around 3 or 4 trade show canvas bags filled with lock boxes and ...
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Rita’s Water Ice - Philadelphia Main Line Style “Yums” Rita’s Water Ice In The Chesterbrook Shopping Center, Wayne Pa is on my Yums List of places to stop and relax with a client or with my favorite little people. As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, a refreshing “raspberry” or “lemon” Italian Water Ice cools the spirits. Rita’s is made with fresh fruit juice daily in a multitude of flavors and it’s fat free! Outside tables, the signature green, red and white stripes, charming umbrellas and the occasional local band will get your foot tapping. If you have some “little people” in tow, you might take a quick stroll over to Wilson Park and let them climb the jungle gym. Rita’s also has Frozen Custard, with sprinkles or try a decadent “Blendini” with Frozen Custard and Oreo Coo...
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By Linda Walters, ABA, Esq., ALHS, SRES, EPro,Buyer Agent
(Sage Realty LLC)
For the 30 days ending April 28, 2008 in the 3 nearest townships, there were 68 single family and twin homes that settled.  The average discount off the original asking price rose slightly to 93.6%, staying close to the discounts seen over this spring selling season.  Four homes sold for 100% or more of their asking prices. Sixteen sold for 98% or more of asking price. There was no clear reason for the few homes selling with the largest discount this month-they varied by price and age. The tendency to offer seller concessions continued, with four paying in the $10,000 range and one paying $15,000.  These could include amounts for repairs of payment of some of the buyers' closing costs. Days on the market varied significantly from 1 to 548, with 15 homes selling in less than 11 days. The...
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By Bill Gero, CRS, CLHMS, REALTOR - Chester County & Main Line o
(RE/MAX Professional Realty - Malvern/Exton/Downingtown/West Chester)
Gorgeous Kazanjian Custom Built Colonial Farmhouse w/Tranquil Setting on Valley Forge Mountain w/4.2 acres in TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP! Featuring Formal LR & DR w/Hardwood Flooring, Fam. RM w/double-sized Wood Fireplace & Wet Bar, Updated Gourmet Kitchen w/marble counter-tops, Enjoy this Oasis sitting in the afternoons or evenings on the Oversized Deck with Great views of in-ground Pool & Spa w/swim-out & stone waterfall & mature landscaping, Laundry Rm, Full Bathroom & 3 Car Garage completes this level. 2nd Fl: Main Bedroom with Suite Bathroom, 3 additional good-sized bedrooms and hall bathroom. Finished basement for Game/TV area, storage room. Optional & very active Valley Forge Mountain homeowners association for $40/year, Walking distance to swim & tennis club. Convenient to Valley Forge...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Recently I have noticed that our local code enforcement officers have been pretty relaxed about directional for sale and open house signs. In the past this has been the case till someone in the township complains when an overzealous real estate agent has plastered them everywhere and not removed them even weeks after the sale. I can only believe that this relaxed attitude has been because of the state of the housing market and a feeling of compassion upon neighbors and those needing to sell their homes in this market.What are you finding in your market and why if there is a change do you think it is happening?Frankly, I think Open House signs should be taken down after an Open House is finished, it actually damages everyones chances of getting drive by visitors if you leave them out all...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Chesterbrook is a 28 year old development that is well liked in our area, for more information go to Homes in Chesterbrook on our website for information about developments, shops, restaurants, the Valley Forge Suites Hotel and offices that all make up Chesterbrook.Chesterbrook has for a while tried to obtain it's own zip code. I don't know what is happening with that right now. Currently it is part of Wayne, which is weird as Wayne is in Delaware County and Chesterbrook is in Chester County, Wayne is Radnor Township and Chesterbrook is Tredyffrin, even the school district is different. Having a new zip code would help solve the confusion in my opinion, what do you think?
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Real Estate is Local! As much as you read and hear in the media about the crashing real estate market you must always remember real estate is local. As we do not have a national weather forecast so the real estate market varies from area to area. What is happening in Boston, San Francisco, Miami, Detroit is not the same as is happening in Philadelphia. And what is happening in Philadelphia is not the same as is happening in Chester, Delaware or Montgomery Counties. And what is happening in the counties is not necessarily the same as is happening at township level in Tredyffrin. On top of this the market also varies by price bracket as well.So let's look at some comparisons for 2006 and 2007 for the different townships locally using information provided by Trend our local MLS. As you can...
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