main line real estate: What makes an offer succesful - 04/10/18 05:41 AM
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.
By 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. … (17 comments)

main line real estate: Main Line Residential Real Estate 2017 Predictions - 01/07/17 08:05 AM
Main Line Residential Real Estate 2017 Predictions
Main Line Residential Real Estate all revolves around, well The Main Line, the train line running north west of the city, now called the Paoli Thorndale line, but lovingly referred to by older Main Liners as the R5.
So 2016 drew to an end with every Main Line township suffering from a lack of inventory. The election and lack of clarity about what is actually going to happen moving forward has created lots of uncertainty. But we are seeing plenty of Main Line buyers trying to beat the rising interest rates before they get pushed out of their … (15 comments)

main line real estate: I'm thankful for Chanticleer - 11/17/16 12:08 AM
We LOVE gardens and so I am Thankful for Chanticleer.
Living on the Main Line people think there is not much green around us, but that is far from the truth. I shared how I am Thankful for Valley Forge National Park, But, Chanticleer is a wonderful garden open during the late Spring through the Summer season. It was a private estate, but now in trust and has wonderful natural gardens on the rolling hills of the estate. Friday evenings in the summer you can bring a picnic and the place is packed, and although you may find it hard to find a … (4 comments)

main line real estate: Open House 11/20/16 in the heart of the Main Line, Bryn Mawr, 1-3 pm - 11/14/16 01:35 AM
Open House 11/20/16 Cul de sac location in the heart of the Main Line 1-3 PM.
This well priced home is well located in Radnor Township, with a Bryn Mawr address. Backing to open space, it is a large home, with a bucolic creek babbling at the edge of the back yard. As one neighbor described it, our local beach. 
Good size rooms throughout and a finished walk out basement with additional kitchen area, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. Look at the photos which tell the story, almost as well as the video. Open this Sunday 11/20/16 from 1-3 … (9 comments)

main line real estate: Starting a wine collection - 11/10/16 02:42 AM
Starting a wine collection
When we first moved here 26 years ago, not that many Americans drank wine, today, almost all do and lots on a daily basis. I was introduced to wine by my father, and learnt a lot about French wines mostly, and when I first tried to impress girlfriends I would buy some of these classic wines, the Chablis, Chateau Neuf du Pape, Burgundies, etc. As I learnt a little more I started drinking Italian, Spanish, German, Bulgarian, Australian, South African and American wines. 
When we vacationed we drank local wines, and in Portugal not only did we drink Mateus … (3 comments)

main line real estate: Main Line Real Estate - 1724 Jennings Way, Paoli, PA 19301 - 10/13/16 04:40 AM
Main Line Real Estate - 1724 Jennings Way, Paoli, PA 19301
Many homes sell in Valley Green where 1724 Jennings Way is located because it is a well loved community in a good location with many homes undergoing extensions. The location about 1 mile from Paoli train station and town center is excellent for those commuting to downtown Philadelphia and elsewhere as the station is a main stop for Amtrak as well as SEPTA, so you can also commute to New York, Harrisburg and all points west. Major roads are easy to access and King of Prussia, West Chester, Wayne and even … (6 comments)

main line real estate: Frequently Asked Question: Why do I need a pre-approval? - 01/15/15 05:24 AM
Frequently Asked Question: Why do I need a pre-approval before seeing homes?
We get many phone calls from customers who want to see a home. Many of these people have no relationship with any agent and do not understand the main line real estate process for buying a home. They just want to see a house they saw that they liked and so they often call the first number they can find.
Our job is not to just show houses. Our time is limited, and therefore we ask those we are going to work with to obtain a mortgage pre-approval for several reasons. … (4 comments)

main line real estate: Frequently Asked Question: How much money do we need? - 01/14/15 01:44 AM
Frequently Asked Question: How much money do we need?
One of the most often asked questions from home buyers we hear is "How much money do we need to buy a home?" 
Yes, there have been lots of different mortgage products that cater to those buyers with little money for a deposit. And it has just been announced that loans with 3% down are being considered and offered.
However, this is not the end of the story. When you buy and sell a house there are what are called closing costs, agent commissions, transfer taxes, title insurance, mortgage fees, insurance, and … (0 comments)

main line real estate: Frequently asked question: Can you show me this house? - 01/05/15 02:20 AM
Can you show me this house?
The phone rings and when I answer, a voice asks "Can you show me this house?" This one seemingly simple question releases a waterfall of other questions so the answer initially is "Well it depends". 
First, are you working with a real estate agent with whom you have a written buyers agency contract and what are the terms of that contract? Does this contract restrict you from working with other agents in my area. I am not allowed to interfere with a relationship you may already have with another agent by PA real estate law. However, if you … (8 comments)

main line real estate: Top Mistakes to avoid when buying or selling a Main Line home - 10/22/14 06:49 AM

main line real estate: Now is the time to make offers on Main Line Bank Owned Properties - 10/11/14 07:42 AM
Now is the time to make offers on Main Line Bank Owned Properties
Yes, you read that correctly, if you are looking for a deal along the Main Line on a Bank Owned Property, whether you are an investor, or looking to live in a bank owned property NOW is the time to make an offer.
I have found from experience with clients making offers on bank owned properties through the year there are certain times when you can get a better deal. End of month, end of quarter and NOW, end of year!
The people at the banks dealing with … (4 comments)

main line real estate: FAQ's when buying a Main Line Home - 10/08/14 01:35 AM
Frequently asked questions when buying a Main Line Home
If you are buying a Main Line home outside of Philadelphia you may find things work a little differently to buying a home elsewhere, be that another country, another state or another city in Pennsylvania. We have developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions and answers, accessible on our website Selling the Main Line.
Let us know if you have any questions not covered here. We will be happy to help you find your Main Line home be it a first time purchase, or a luxury mansion, contact us for more details.

main line real estate: Philadelphia Growth - Long & Foster - 09/30/14 03:32 AM
Philadelphia Growth what it means for you the buyer and seller of Philadelphia Real Estate.
Long & Foster has just announced the acquisition of Alliance a group of 14 offices and 700 agents who will be merged into the Long & Foster Real Estate family. This makes us #2 in the Philadelphia region. 
We have almost doubled in size with this acquisition, and it is in addition to the company growing rapidly in both Delaware and New Jersey. The Long & Foster signs are becoming much more common down the shore and throughout the Tri-state area.

But, what does this mean for the … (2 comments)

main line real estate: Why I pick up the phone - 08/06/14 11:28 AM
Why I pick up the phone
I just posted an article on picking up the phone, Answer the Phone. In the last week I sent over a rental application to a local agent, this was Thursday. Not hearing any response I call On Friday and go to voice mail. I leave a message. 
I call again on Monday and get one of the team members and leave a message. Still no call back. I call again on Tuesday and get the team leader. No apology for not returning any calls. We are the only application, but the landlord has decided … (35 comments)

main line real estate: New Listing 167 Old Forge Crossing, Devon, PA 19333 - 08/01/14 04:47 AM
New Listing, 167 Old Forge Crossing, Devon PA 19333
Trudy Vandekar, Selling The Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate just listed a wonderful Old Forge Crossing town home, 167 Old Forge Crossing in Devon PA 19333, this 2 bed 2 1/2 bath Main Line home is in a wonderful Main Line location in Old Forge Crossing in Devon. Located on over 40+ acres Old Forge Crossing has a pond, walking trails, a community swimming pool and three tennis courts. This town home is surrounded by plentiful parking making for an easy flat walk to your new home when … (3 comments)

main line real estate: I've never seen that before. - 07/31/14 05:18 AM
I've never seen that before
In Pennsylvania when you meet a real estate agent for the first time they should present you with a Consumer Notice. This notice is NOT a contract for listing or buyer services. It is a form which explains who works for whom and what services they provide for you. I just wrote a blog about How Confidential is Your Offer? which really explains this very well. The reason you sign this form is because it is a notification and an acknowledgment you have seen it.
What I want to talk about here is if a Philadelphia Main … (5 comments)

main line real estate: How confidential is your offer? - 07/28/14 07:24 AM
How confidential is your offer?
I was reading a post by Margaret Rome about confidentiality and it got me thinking about that.
Firstly in Pennsylvania until you either sign a buyer agency contract or a listing contract the agent does not have to hold the information you tell them in confidence. You are unrepresented, and anything you share can be used against you in negotiations. Many buyers visit open houses and share information with the agent sitting the open house who represents the seller without thinking. Always be cautious in real estate what you share and with whom. In fact whenever … (9 comments)

main line real estate: Exactly how much money do you need to buy a house? - 06/10/14 04:42 AM
I have over the last year had several frustrated clients who have been confused by how much money they need to buy a house. They see signs, and adverts saying "Only 3.5% down needed". But in fact it is always more.
There are several additional add on costs to that 3.5% down that are needed.
1) Title Insurance - the mortgage company is going to insist that their interest is insured and you may choose to insure your own interest as well. The amount in PA is set by the state and depends on the price of the home and the mortgage.
2) … (3 comments)

main line real estate: A quick introductory tour of Chesterbrook in Tredyffrin Twonship - 06/09/14 02:29 AM
We get a lot of inquiries about Chesterbrook, which although it has a Wayne address is actually in Chester County, Tredyffrin Township, Tredyffrin Easttown School District and is nestled between Route 202 and the PA Turnpike on what used to be a large tract of farmland about 35 years ago. This video is a short introduction to Chesterbrook.

If you are looking for help buying or selling a home in Chesterbrook, check out our website and then give Nick a call on his cell at 610-203-4543, office number is 610-225-7400 and ask for Nick Vandekar.

main line real estate: Will QM affect your home purchase? - 12/03/13 05:25 AM
There is a lot of discussion about Qualified Mortgage and Ability to Repay, but will they affect your home purchase in 2014. This interview with Jeremy Durkin of Prosperity Mortgage covers the main points. The main thing this is only going to affect about 5% of loans. Most mortgages today are already following many of the requirements but in a slightly looser form.

If you have any questions about buying a home or obtaining a mortgage along the Main Line contact us.

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Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Devon, PA

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