nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate this week - 05/23/17 02:42 PM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate this past week.
New Listings
There were 31 new listings for sale ranging in price from $182,000 for a 2 bed 2 bath apartment in Chesterbrook to a 6 bed 5 bath single family home for $2.6 million, both homes in Tredyffrin Township. 6 of these new listings are under contract. 24 of these new listings were in Tredyffrin Township and 7 were in Easttown, these consisted of 3 apartments for sale, 1 twin and 6 town homes and finally 21 single family homes.
Pending Sales
7 homes went pending this last week, 6 in Tredyffrin and 1 in Easttown, price … (3 comments)

nick vandekar: Living life at full throttle - 05/22/17 09:07 AM
Sometimes you just have to put the throttle open and enjoy life.
Loved this quote we saw Saturday on our quick trip.
 
 
 Not sure if you will be able to tell where we were, but there are lots of clues in these photos...
We had an early brunch, well snack 
then we walked around this market and saw some American Raspberries and blackberries, same as we have at home in our local stores Driscolls, they get everywhere
but that was not the only food offered on the market we were close to the sea so expected to see this
We did a lot of walking, but if … (7 comments)

nick vandekar: 'Tis The Season For Poison Ivy To Start - 05/18/17 08:06 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown homeowners it is now that you want to take action suggests Nick Vandekar Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.
Look around your yard and see if you need to remove or spray to get rid of Poison Ivy, Oak or Sumac. All can give an allergic reaction and that reaction can be very uncomfortable. We have had sons who needed to be on steroids as a result of run ins with poison ivy. NO FUN!
We have had clients avoid certain homes because the wooded sections were filled with poison oak. It is one of those things … (7 comments)

nick vandekar: Sunday is a great day to walk - 05/14/17 06:57 PM
Sunday is a great day for a walk
Yesterday, Saturday, it rained all day. Today the weather started off cool but dry, so I decided to go to my favorite place and go for a walk. Those living in Tredyffrin Easttown have Valley Forge National Park just a few minutes away. There is a wonderful circuit you can walk, goes up and down and it is about 5.5 to 6 miles long. I walk pretty briskly so it took me about 1 1/2 hours. There were lots of people out walking and running today. One Mom and her daughter were running I … (15 comments)

nick vandekar: We love each other! Before and After - 05/12/17 07:06 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate is more than just about homes for you, you also need to realize your pets also need to be happy and relaxed. Trudy snapped the orginal photo of these two guys yesterday and sent it to me. 
Lovely as it is, showing a pair of very relaxed cats I realized it needed a little help to use it in a blog post. It is rare to get these two like this, Max, the one at the back is the alpha cat, and he is not as cuddly with Sam, who is in the front, wants him to be. So … (26 comments)

nick vandekar: Working to live - 05/11/17 02:13 PM
My work to life balance I got from watching my father. He worked incredibly hard, but he also enjoyed life. My grandfather and father were antique dealers, as was I initially. Everywhere you go there is usually an area with antique shops. So every trip is/was a business deductible expense.
Generally antique dealers enjoy life, they love what they do, they like food and wine, and they enjoy the countryside through which they ride. Those who travel internationally get to enjoy different cultures and everything being in a foreign country brings with it.
So, when I entered the family business I copied this … (18 comments)

nick vandekar: With Golf and Mortgages: It's Important to Know the Rules - 05/10/17 06:26 AM
Today's mortgage playing field is very different than it was when you possibly bought your current home. Today the rules have changed and it is vitally important for Tredyffrin Easttown buyers to understand the NEW rules or else there is a high probability it is going to cost you money. This excellent article by Gene Mundt removes lots of the misconceptions and brings you up to speed on today's rules.
If you have questions or need help because rules change all the time contact Nick Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., Nick@VandekarTeam.com, office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543.
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nick vandekar: Sorry this one is gone - 342 Old Forge Crossing is under contract - 05/08/17 02:17 PM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate is selling quickly. We listed this lovely 1 bed 1 bath Old Forge Crossing second floor condo last week and we had lots of showings over the weekend.
Today our Old forge Crossing seller signed one of two offers we received and we are in escrow with a quick settlement.
Maybe it was the wonderful Old Forge Crossing inner courtyard location, or that lovely dogwood blooming in view of the balcony. Being just a short walk from the parking lot this condo is a perfect quiety location in the community. 
As we mentioned when we listed, living here allows you … (14 comments)

nick vandekar: Sunday - mindfulness moment - 05/07/17 03:51 PM
They say when we are busy we have to make time to stop and smell the roses
 
Well in our case today it is the clematis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is both sides of our clematis, we had a few flowers last year, but this year it seems to have liked the mixed weather and is blooming away. We live on the North side of a hill so we get less sun than our neighbors over the hill and everything seems to bloom a little later.
Tredyffrin Easttown home buyers and sellers need to realize that where you live, location can make a big difference to what … (26 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - Condo for sale - 05/04/17 08:28 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - Condo for sale in Old Forge Crossing
This inner courtyard location is perfect, as you can see, parking is close by, but you have the benefit of peace and quiet. This second floor condo offers added security with a wonderful balcony overlooking that beautiful white dogwood tree.
SEE THE VIRTUAL TOUR HERE
 
Our son lived in Old Forge Crossing, on our advice when he first moved back from Florida, and later said it was the best decision they made because of how central the location is to everything and everywhere they wanted to be.
Shopping - King of Prussia … (7 comments)

nick vandekar: Another 5 star review for Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors - 05/02/17 02:17 PM
When asked to help the daughter of our old neighbors we were delighted to respond. It turned out to be a wonderful experience for all of us. I was so impressed how this young lady handled herself during the house hunting process, taking great care to consider all the aspects and desires of those involved in this blended family situation.
She definitely had a wish list, but it was realistic and not unreasonable. She was willing to listen to advice, and adjust as we progressed and she learnt more about the housing market from what she was seeing.
Initially she was not willing … (12 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - 5 Star review for Nick Vandekar Team - 04/27/17 02:04 PM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - 5 Star Review
We recently helped some clients sell their home in Tredyffrin Easttown and they left this wonderful review about working with us.
From pricing and staging to listing and marketing, through home inspection negotiations and sale completion, it is hard to imagine how Nick & Trudy could have done better. Our home sold in under 2 days, with multiple offers. The Vandekar team were there for us every step of the way. Because N&T  know the market so well, they were able to confidently predict & implement the correct strategy for our house. They marketed our … (7 comments)

nick vandekar: Settled 206 Oxford Hill Lane, Havertown, PA 19083 - 04/26/17 02:37 PM

New owners settled on 206 Oxford hill Lane in Havertown PA today. After a short showing period and multiple offers our buyers offer was accepted and today they took possession of the keys and ownership of their new home. 
First time buyer, this young lady I saw growing up when we first moved to America, she was our neighbor and I had the privilege of guiding her through the home buying process. I wish all my clients were as mature in the house hunting process as she has been.
She was having to consider the children of her boyfriend and what their needs were as well as … (6 comments)

nick vandekar: The Philadelphia Housing Market - 04/24/17 07:29 AM
Philadelphia Area Market Report
We all know real estate is local and I post many market reports on local market conditions right down to development level in Tredyffrin Easttown. But, sometimes it is good to step back and look at the overall market conditions in the Philadelphia area. This report does just that. Covering those counties which surround Philadelphia both in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Trudy and I are not licensed to sell real estate in new Jersey, but we have many excellent colleagues who are and we can refer you to an agent to help you out if New Jersey is … (6 comments)

nick vandekar: That email or call indicates trust - 04/22/17 10:59 AM
If you want to be Trusted
Be honest!
Steve Maraboli
 
Last night my email dinged. As I opened it to see who was writing to me I was pleasantly surprised to see the names of some clients from a couple of years ago.
I helped them purchase a home for their oldest son, who has some disabilities. They wanted to encourage him to live on his own, but close enough to them that if he needed help, they were readily available.
Unfortunately, it did not work out, and he felt overwhelmed. So after renting the house for a year they decided to resell the property. Luckily prices … (18 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate Question - When do you want to see it? - 04/18/17 12:35 PM
How long do you need to set up an appointment?
In this video Nick Vandekar answers a question many buyers wonder. How long do you need to set up an appointment? Whilst buyers may desire showings on demand and many new brokerage models are trying to deliver this the answer we find at risk of sounding like an attorney is, "It depends."
 
 
Making appointments requires flexibility.
Remember whilst you are the buyer and feel the seller needs to cater to you, the seller also wants their home to show to its best advantage. Some Sellers require buyers appointments not overlap. If there … (4 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - This week in review - 04/13/17 01:50 PM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - The week in Review
Twenty three Tredyffrin Easttown homes were listed for sale this past week, ranging in price from $197,500 for a 2 bed condo in Tredyffrin Township to $3,495,000 for a 5 bed 5 full bath and 2 half bath single family mansion in Easttown Township.
Three homes listed had 2 beds and were apartment/condo living, there were two town homes listed, and the rest were single family homes of 4 and 5 bedrooms these ranged in price from $575,000 to the $3,495,000 mentioned above.
Nine of the homes listed in the last week are already under contract, 5 are … (5 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown - Setting Myself Apart - 04/12/17 10:13 AM
Evelyn Johnston challenged us to write this month about our niche, Setting Yourself Apart.
The Background
I have read on Active Rain and elsewhere develop a niche. When developing a business like Real Estate it is hard.  You need to do deals and somewhat when you first start any deal looks good. When I was an antiques dealer, my father and grandfather were before me, we specialized in ceramics, from anywhere till a certain period. This could be pottery, faience, porcelain, glass, terracotta, as I used to say anything that broke. It could be Chinese, Japanese, from all over Europe, and England as well.

But … (8 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Market Report March 2017 - 04/04/17 11:53 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Market Report March 2017
This market report includes all homes, condos, apartments, town homes, twins and single family homes for March 2017.
Tredyffrin Easttown had 42 homes settle during March 2017, the median price for homes settling in March 2017 was $499,500, 96.3% of the original list price, whilst the average price was $491,738 and this was 94.3% of the original list price. The lowest price home sold for $134,000 selling in one day. The highest price home sold for $1.4 million taking 578 days to sell.
However there are 84 homes with a pending status, this does not include those homes which are … (6 comments)

nick vandekar: Are your home inspection reports confidential? - 03/30/17 07:25 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate Question
Are your Home Inspection Reports Confidential?
 
This question came up recently with another agent in our office when the listing agent requested on behalf of their seller a copy of the home inspection reports. Our video below covers the confidentiality of your home inspection reports.
Tredyffrin Easttown Home Buyer asks if their home inspection reports are confidential? While it would seem that you as the home buyer pay for the inspections and thus for the reports under the agreement of sale in paragraph 13 it states the seller and their listing agent can request a free copy of any … (12 comments)

 
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