Tredyffrin, PA Real Estate News

By Sarah Adams
(Long & Foster - Wayne/Devon, Pennsylvania)
The housing market has been constantly in the news this past year with the media reporting on decreasing property values and increasing foreclosures. Unfortunately most of the information on the housing market reflects what is occurring in Florida, California, Arizona, Nevada, and Michigan some of the hardest hit states. What the media neglects to mention is that real estate is extremely localized. The values and prices of homes for sale vary from state to state, school district to school district, and town to town. Since I live and work as a Realtor on the Main Line, I decided to examine the housing market of the T/E and Radnor school districts which are comprised of the towns of Radnor, St. Davids, Wayne, Strafford, Berwyn, Devon, and some of Paoli, Malvern, and Valley Forge. While sa...
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By Bill Gero, CRS, CLHMS, REALTOR - Chester County & Main Line o
(RE/MAX Professional Realty - Malvern/Exton/Downingtown/West Chester)
"According to statistics released by TREND Multiple Listing Service, here are the market statistics for Tredyffrin Township from January, 2008 until October 2008."     Market Statistics    Courtesy Of : Bill Gero 610-363-4088 RE/MAX Professional Realty 610-363-8444    Monthly Statistics for the Date Range Selected Date Units Listed Listed Volume Listed Average Pended Units Sold Sold Volume Sold Average Average DOM Oct 2008 37 23,562,400 636,821 9 17 6,149,290 361,722 67 Sep 2008 71 36,311,180 511,425 28 41 16,701,700 407,358 61 Aug 2008 56 29,933,500 534,526 36 48 23,786,835 495,559 54 July 2008 53 31,840,389 600,762 49 44 20,218,350 459,507 69 June 2008 65 34,909,498 537,069 44 57 30,952,153 543,020 39 May 2008 93 50,995,558 548,339 41 36 16,138,520 448,292 54 Apr 2008 93 46,752,255 50...
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Main Line Pa Today is announcing a new Podcast Real Estate Feature. You can now receive Podcasts and listen to local real estate news. Get you real estate market updates, community and fun things to do when you want them and listen at your leisure. Choose your favorite way to listen. First, you can Just click on the “Listen” Tab at the top of each post to listen to the audio for an individual post. Or, subscribe here, Main Line Pa Today Audio at our Odiogo Contact Page offering all of your top audio favorites beginning with iTunes.   Click below to Visit Main Line Pa Today to preview the new Audio Podcast Feature: Podcast Audio Real Estate Feature Announced  
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Expired, Unsold Real Estate Listings Can Be Revived With The Right Plan “IF” Just because a real estate listing is expired, unsold or withdrawn from the market,  doesn’t mean that the real estate sale is dead and gone forever.  Far from it. We can revive Expired, Withdrawn, Unsold Listings with the Right Marketing Plan which includes the right listing price. Often what’s needed is a new, fresh approach. Because if you keep doing the same thing you’ve always done, you will get the same results you’ve always gotten. Go to Main Line Pa Today to read more about help for expired, unsold real estate listings Part 2 Expired Withdrawn Unsold Listings|Help For Sellers-Part 2
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
It was Winston Churchill who said, “You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give”. Today is World Wide Blog Action Day and the topic is Poverty. This is a “me too” blog post day in the hope that we can generate one or thousands of “me too” actions to help alleviate poverty in our own country and internationally. I was reminded by Brian Clark over at Copyblogger. His eloquent post is inspiring. Brian writes the way we all wish we could. If you have a Blog, you’ve heard of Brian Clark. Donate to Save The Children, where an admirable 90% of your donation will go out the door to help real children. Save The Children, Winston Churchill and a love of good writing appear to be what Brian and I have in common. How about you? Survive To Five – Knit An Infant Cap Save T...
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
  Sold (green), Under Contract (blue), Expired (purple) The Third Quarter Median House Sold Report for Tredyffrin Township in Chester County, comparison between September 2006 and September 2008, shows a real estate market that’s holding it’s own despite incredible waves of good, bad, worse and confusing news from the Credit Markets. Since I’m a glass is “half full” kind of person, I love bringing you some good news. A recent report from our Trident Mortgage Company, for example, reports Read Main Line Pa Today at the following link for more information about Tredyffrin Market Report: Tredyffrin Real Estate|3rd Quarter Median House Solds
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By Linda Sticklin
(Home Staging & Organizing)
Staples, the Office Superstore, is sponsoring a sweepstakes, "Staples Dream Park Challenge", to improve a local park in the Philadelphia area. Mill Road park in Chesterbrook, Tredyffrin Township is one of the fifteen identified parks! The park with the most votes wins $25,000 in improvements and a park celebration with Philadelphia Eagle, Brian Dawkins. In addition, participants can enter for a chance to meet Brian Dawkins and win autographed Eagles gear. The sweepstakes runs from September 23, 2008 through November 17, 2008. Go to www.StaplesDreamPark.com for details and vote for Mill Road park. Just think what we could accomplish if every resident of Tredyffrin and Easttown townships cast a vote!           
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Tredyffrin Township Police Department, Berwyn Volunteer Fire Company and Emergency Services and Paoli Volunteer Fire Company each offer outstanding Emergency Services to Tredyffrin Easttown Township Residents. Send A Donation To Berwyn Fire Company and Paoli Fire Company - As I followed the Township Supervisors Meeting on public TV, I heard the Berwyn Fire Chief share the really low percentage of residents who donate to and support our fire companies. Berwyn Fire Company Fund Raiser Luncheon - Thursday, September 25, 2008 at The Outback Steak House in Gateway Shopping Center - call 610-644-6050 and leave a message at the firehouse - $20.00 Adults and $10.00 for children. Like Nike says, “just do it”– today. There’s Daisy in the left side of the pic taken on Tredyffrin Community Day whic...
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Real Estate One Stop Shopping, Amazon, and the Supermarket? What do Real Estate One Stop Shopping Services have to do with the Supermarket, Amazon or the Mall? Save Time, Save Money, Trustworthy Service, Peace of Mind ~ Here in Chester County and the Main Line area my Buyers and Sellers are busy, busy, busy. They’re either on the fast track at home or at work or both.  Time is the one commodity that none of us has enough of.  That’s why when the National Association of Realtors ran a Harris poll, One Stop Shopping Real Estate Services came up with a resounding YES vote. Everyone loves one stop shopping. At the Supermarket these days, there’s probably a snack bar for a little breakfast or lunch while you shop. You can pick up a snow shovel, a prescription, or buy a pot of Mums for the fr...
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Is Your Agent An Accredited Buyer Agent? A Buyer Agency Contract Agreement signed between an Accredited Buyer Agent licensed Realtor® (ABR), and you as the Buyer Client, offers the most protection for any real estate home buyer. Every one of my Buyer Clients gets my 100% Home Buying Satisfaction Guarantee. Who Represents the Home Buyer? In fact, a Buyer who decides to go it alone without a signed Buyer Agency Contract, is at great risk. Without a written Buyer Agency Contract relationship with your Realtor®, you have NO ONE representing you and your best interests in the real estate transaction.   For more discussion about Accredited Buyer Agency protection read Main Line Pa Today: 7 Real Estate Buyer Agent Safeguards
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
How Much Is My Chesterbrook House Worth? Real Estate in Chesterbrook Tredyffrin Township Chester County offers a variety of mostly town homes and condominium style homes. There are two single family home villages (Green Hills and Fox Hollow).  House Values in Chesterbrook can be seen by real estate activity between January 2008 and August 2008 in Chesterbrook Wayne Pa: Chesterbrook Real Estate transactions January 2008-August 2008: 30 Chesterbrook Homes For Sale Prices between $184,900 - $459,900. 10 Chesterbrook Homes are Pending Sales between $189,000. - $278,610 Visit Main Line Pa Today for more Chesterbrook Sold info and my Map of Chesterbrook Villages: Chesterbrook Real Estate|How Much Is My House Worth?
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
How Much Is My Chesterbrook Pa House Worth? A visitor to my Real Estate Sunday Open House in the  Chesterbrook town home, condo community recently asked me a form of the question, How much is my house worth? We spent some valuable time talking about house values in Chesterbrook and the real estate market in general.  Most of us need to sell a property before we can buy new one. The question of How much is my house worth is a cornerstone question of the move-up or downsizing buyer’s plan to find a home that best fits their needs today.  Visit Main Line Pa Today to read more about Real Estate Sunday Open House Tours: How Much Is My House Worth? Open House Questions Real Estate Sunday Open House Tours -
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
How Much Did The House Sell For? Is it a done deal? Simple Real Estate Question? ~ Complex Answer The Question of How much did that house sell for, is a question that I get asked frequently. The answer to this question is really critical information for both potential Sellers and Buyers.  Generally, the person asking the question is not asking for an in-depth Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). Supermarket Analysis? I’ve been a Main Line Chester County area Realtor® long enough to know that the follow-up questions are, What would MY house sell for or How much house can I afford? There I was, at one of my favorite markets, Trader Joes or Whole Foods with one hand on the broccoli and the other one on the Ben and Jerry’s yogurt. See Main Line Pa Today for more about confidentiality and the ...
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Tredyffrin Easttown Township Chester County Pa House Sold Prices This is a Pretty Picture For Tredyffrin Easttown Houses Sold! The total number of homes that have sold in Tredyffrin Township and Easttown Township in Chester County Pa is an impressive 569 homes sold for the 12 month period of July 2007 to July 2008; 432 homes sold in Tredyffrin Township and 137 homes sold   See MainLinePaToday.com for more Median Price Comparisons for Tredyffrin Township:   Tredyffrin Easttown Chester County Pa Houses Sold
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Chesterbrook Tredyffrin Township Wayne Pa 19087 The Community of Chesterbrook in Wayne, Pa Tredyffrin Township is a sought after community of town homes, carriage style homes, condos and single family homes located within the highly rated Tredyffrin Easttown Township School District within Chester County Pa.  Chesterbrook enjoys a park like setting.  The convenience of being within minutes of the Paoli Train Station (Amtrak to New York City) and the Devon and Berwyn Train Stations offers commuters easy access to the City of Philadelphia in approximately 35 minutes via the Septa Paoli Express train.   For more information About The Community of Chesterbrook Homes see Main Line Pa Today:
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Tredyffrin Township 4th Annual Historic House Tour~September 20, 2008 Tour 4 Centuries of Historic Tredyffrin Township Homes Come celebrate the history of Tredyffrin Township, Chester County Pa with a Tour of 4 centuries of Historic Homes, Saturday September 20, 2008 (1-5pm Rain or Shine). This popular event is sponsored by the Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust.  Eight Current home owners have generously agreed to open their beautiful historic homes and gardens for you For more about ticket information visit Main Line Pa Today: Tredyffrin Township~4th Annual Historic House Tour September 2008  
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Labor Day is Monday, September 1, 2008. Time to begin planning your best weekend of the Summer! Labor Day Weekend 2008 Fun Things To Do ~ Main Line Pa Chester County, Delaware County Pa Area How to plan a Labor Day Picnic offers some easy suggestions for a relaxing day.  These eco-friendly ways to Color Your Picnic Green will renew your environmental awareness to remove all evidence of your carbon footprint after the picnic. Check out Origins of Labor Day, and the History of Labor Day and Labor Facts, from the gov.  You can impress your friends and family with your knowledge of the history of Labor Day over the watermelon. Planning To Be In Town For A Main Line Pa Chester County “Stayvacation”? High gas prices and high food prices have coined a pop term, “Stayvacation”.  Try some of the...
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Tredyffrin Township Pa Town Home-Condominium ~ 2nd Quarter Market Report* It’s interesting to take a closer look at the Chester County, Tredyffrin TownshipTown Home and Condominium real estate market. Some of the Town Home Communities in Tredyffrin Township are Chesterbrook, Arbordeau, Old Forge Crossing, Daylesford Lake, Paoli Point, Woodgate and Paoli Woods.  Each Community has unique features and price points but they all share a great school system, convenient location and easy commuting. The Town Home and Condominium market is primarily a First Time Buyer and a Downsizing niche market. The Average Sold Price for Town Homes and Condos in Tredyffrin peaked in August of 2007 at $325,778, creating a 9% drop in the average sold price between August of 2007 and June of June 2008 at $296,...
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
  Tredyffrin-Easttown Township Real Estate - Median Sold Price, Average Days On Market, 2nd Quarter 2008 Market Report* Tredyffrin-Easttown Township Pennsylvania 2nd Quarter Two Year Comparison Market Report shows a market that is moving forward in a healthy direction. There are many geographic areas that would gladly trade places with Tredyffrin-Easttown’s 2nd Quarter Market Snapshot.   For more Market Snapshot Information about Chester County, visit MainLinePaToday Tredyffrin-Easttown Real Estate - 2nd Quarter Market Snapshot
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By Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors )
Tredyffrin Township - Chester County Pennsylvania Homes For Sale In Tredyffrin Easttown Once referred to as the “gateway” to Chester County, Tredyffrin Township is an outstanding Township offering some of the best in Main Line living. There is a rich history within Tredyffrin Township as evidenced by historic buildings and charming community and street names that hearken back to its Welsh and Quaker origins. Initially a portion of Penn’s Grant, William Penn declared a part of Pennsylvania be set aside for a Welsh Settlement. It was known as the “Welsh Tract”. Later in the early 1700’s Tredyffrin became incorporated as a separate Township. The Welsh name for town is “tre” and a descriptive word meaning “wide, cultivated valley” is “dyffryn”. For more about Tredyffrin Township Chester Cou...
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