nick vandekar: An alternative to Longwood Gardens right on The Main Line, Chanticleer - 06/05/14 01:52 AM
Last week I posted some video footage of Chanticleer Gardens in Wayne, Radnor Township on Philadelphia's Main Line. However, it is such a great place I had additional footage and thought you might like to see a little more of these wonderful gardens. They make a great alternative to Longwood Gardens for a visit and can provide plenty of inspiration to you for your own yard.

If you are interested in seeing any homes in the area surrounding the gardens give us a call, this is a very desirable place to live on Philadelphia's Main Line,close to Wayne with lots … (0 comments)

nick vandekar: Main Line Living - Chanticleer Garden worth a visit - 05/30/14 07:50 AM
People clamor to live on Philadelphia's Main Line, and Wayne in Radnor Township is one of their favorite places with the Victorian Homes and walkable side streets. But what used to be a well hidden secret no longer is, Chanticleer Garden. Overlooked for a long time as people travelled through the area to Longwood Gardens, it has now come into its own. These gardens are one of our favorite and well worth a visit. Friday evening you can even bring a picnic and a bottle of wine to enjoy, but any time a visit is worth it.
We find inspiration for … (0 comments)

nick vandekar: Malvern Boro fastest growing community in Chester County - 05/29/14 10:36 PM

The recent release of numbers from the census bureau show the fastest growing townships in Chester County between July 2012 to July 2013.

Malvern Boro is a delightful place to live and the building of apartments on King Street may very well account for the large increase in population. It has a great small town/village atmosphere and is surrounded by Willistown Township and Charleston Township both of which carry the Malvern mailing address and are part of the Great Valley School district. It is also the site of The Paoli Massacre Monument in the Revolutionary War which became a … (1 comments)

nick vandekar: But the seller said... - 05/24/14 04:09 AM
Regardless of what a seller or buyer says during negotiations, viewings of a property or anything else relating to the sale of real property it needs to be put in writing. Our Pennsylvania standard form agreement of sale even says this within the contract.
So however nice that little old couple is, "GET IT IN WRITING".

When there is a problem, the contract is what everyone, buyers, sellers, brokers, agents and eventually attorneys and judge will look at to see what it says. If it is not in writing, you are not going to win.
So ALWAYS, get everything agreed … (1 comments)

nick vandekar: How healthy is your home? - 05/19/14 09:52 PM

We all strive to be fit and healthy. We work out, play sports, encourage our kids to be active and try to set examples for them. But when was the last time you checked your house for how healthy it was for you and your family.
When we buy a home we use a home inspector, to give us a snap shot of the home on that day. We may test for Radon, Termites usually, but if it was clear did you ever think to get a re-test, rarely test for Lead Paint, and unless there is an obvious issue … (1 comments)

nick vandekar: So many advantages - 05/08/14 01:47 AM
How can you improve your chances of buying a home especially when there are so many multiple offer situations?
Paying Cash, waiver of contingencies, mortgage pre-approval but what if you could actually not just have a pre-approval but an actual commitment when you go house hunting?
Prosperity Home Mortgage is offering buyers the Buyer Advantage. It takes about 7-10 days and you end up as a buyer with an actual commitment with a Commitment Letter putting you in a stronger position than a buyer who only has a pre-approval.
The Prosperity Buyer Advantage is complimentary, there is no additional cost to … (0 comments)

nick vandekar: Market view by Gary Scott of Long & Forster Real Estate - 05/07/14 04:45 AM
The Philadelphia Main Line real estate market has improved dramatically over the last few months and I got an opportuniiy today to sit down with the CEO of Long & Foster Real Estate, Gary Scott to discuss where he sees the market and Long & Foster's position in the Philadelphia market.

If you are interested in buying or selling along the Main Line contact Nick or Trudy today to set up an appointment to discuss your needs.

nick vandekar: Should you or shouldn't you? - 04/28/14 06:46 AM
It is always a point of discussion as to whether you should hold an open house or not when selling your home? In this video, Nick Vandekar, Selling the Main Line, with Long & Foster Real Estate in Devon discusses his viewpoint. 

This opinion relates to regular home sales and not necessarily the entire luxury home market where an open house hosted correctly can still be very effective.
What do you think? Should you or shouldn't you have an Open House?

nick vandekar: As a buyer or seller do you understand the data? - 03/28/14 12:38 AM
One of the issues many real estate agents complain about is the online valuations many buyers and sellers find, be it Zillow or Trulia or elsewhere. However, our job as a real estate expert is to help with the interpretation of the reams of data buyers and sellers are finding online today.
The internet is a great tool, but sometimes, it gives you too many results for a search term and the answers are overwhelming. Also, you may have to dig down many pages to find the best answer, not always is what is on the first results page the best information.
This … (1 comments)

nick vandekar: Check out the video on this Main Line Devon 2 bed 2 bath condo - 02/26/14 08:19 AM
We just listed our third Old Forge Crossing Condo for 2014, the first one sold in 2 days, hopefully this one, 199 Old Forge Crossing, Devon PA 19333 will as well. It has tons of updates and is move in ready. Heater and central air are both newer,kitchen has just had a make over, with new ceramic floor tiles, you catch a glimpse in the video, new back splash and granite counters, hard wood floors and tons of storage; owners bedroom has a large walk in closet and en suite bathroom. Hall bath has a laundry area so no sharing. Steps … (0 comments)

nick vandekar: Main Line condo for sale, 136 Old Forge Crossing, Devon, PA 19333 - 02/26/14 12:29 AM
Great condo for sale in Old Forge Crossing, just listed, 136 Old Forge Crossing, Devon PA a great Main Line location close to everything. More than just a home, from here you canlead whatever lifestyle you choose. Watch the video and call Nick for an appointment.

We also have a 2 bedroom coming on the market as well.

nick vandekar: Design Trends for 2014 - 02/18/14 12:01 AM
Wondering how you should decorate that room? Another quick clip from our interview with Deb Bettcher of Decorating Den Interiors. Here she lets us know her opinion on the Design Trends for 2014. Need help with a room give Deb a call at 610-964-8403.

Most buyers today want everything to be move in ready, but if you have a little vision or use someone like Deb Bettcher from Decorating Den Interiors you can get a good deal and have the home of your dreams. Let us help you find the house on the Main Line and Deb can decorate it … (2 comments)

nick vandekar: Inside the House Whisperer's Studio! - 02/03/14 04:40 AM
We had a great interview last week with Deb Bettcher of Decorating Den Interiors in Wayne, PA. This is a second clip from that interview where we get to see inside her studio and what she is currently working on.

We still have a little more footage with trends for 2014. If you want to reach out to Deb you can contact her by email at, or call her for an appointment at 610-964-8403.
In the meantime, if you are looking for a property where you may be able to use Deb's talents give us a call.

nick vandekar: Video of the week - Interview with the House Whisperer - 02/01/14 12:49 AM
This week we sat down with Deb Bettcher of Decorating Den Interiors and got tons of footage discussing Interior Design. This first video is really an introduction to Deb. Let us know what you think.

Keep an eye open for some other videos from this interview as we discuss 2014 trends

nick vandekar: 2013 Charlestown Oaks market report - 01/30/14 04:22 AM
Charlestown Oaks is a town home development built about 15 years ago over a period of about 5 years in two sections. Located in Malvern, in Charlestown Township, this development is well liked with brisk sales during the 2013 year. Well located with easy access to West Chester, Exton, Wilmington and King of Prussia, the location has tennis courts and play grounds.
There were 12 sales during 2013. Average net sale price, this is net of any seller concessions was $329,742, with most sales happening in about 14 days. This gave an average price per square foot not including any basement … (0 comments)

nick vandekar: 2013 Charlestown Meadows Market Report - 01/30/14 03:51 AM
Charlestown Meadows is a great development in Charlestown Township, Chester County. Developed by Toll Brothers about nine years ago over a period of about 3 years, it is ideally located on Route 401 giving great access to Exton, King of Prussia, West Chester and locations on Philadelphia's Main Line.

In 2013 there were only 9 sales with an average sale price of $439,978, that drops to $437,978 if you take out seller concessions. Overall this gives a price of $154.50 per square foot, which would not include any basement space. Sales were relatively quick with the average days on market … (0 comments)

nick vandekar: Get your home organized before selling to avoid a major seller mistake - 01/24/14 07:25 AM
Clutter is a major problem with many homes for sale. You cannot see the rooms for toys, or clothes, or closets are overflowing giving buyers the impression that there is little space. How do you overcome this?
We turned to The Organizing Consultant, Anna Sicalides and asked her for some tips. Watch the video and let us know what you think.

I think we will be meeting with Anna again and getting some tips for specific rooms.

nick vandekar: One cool place in Berwyn, PA - {Homeology} - 01/14/14 08:05 AM
The sign says {Homeology} -  Handcrafted Furniture & Inspired Urban Farmhouse Decor, how can you not want to check that out! We did, and love it.

Contact Bill or Beth Merryfield at 610-500-9702 if you need some custom cabinets, furniture or something else catches your eye.

nick vandekar: Are the new mortgage rules good or bad for you the customer? - 01/13/14 04:36 AM
Prosperity Home Mortgage held a seminar last week and I got an opportunity to interview one of the local managers Bob Frazer about what the new qualified mortgage (QM) and qualified residential mortgage (QRM) will mean for our customers.
Most thoughts are that the rules are not that bad and won't adversely affect consumers only affecting about 10% of loans; a big change is the cap on fees of 3% for the mortgage conmpany and any affiliated companies, so if you use mortgage, title and insurance  and those companies are all affiliated companies the most you can be charged is 3%, … (0 comments)

nick vandekar: Long & Foster launches new mortgage company - 01/13/14 04:17 AM
With the start of 2014 Long & Foster launchged a new mortgage company. Having been linked with Wells Fargo for many years Long & Foster now has its own subsidiary lender. We interviewed Mike Dunn area manager of the new company Prosperity Home Mortgage about the company.

So, if you need help getting pre-approved for a mortgage, Jeremy Durkin or Eric may of Prosperity Home Mortgage bnoth based in our Devon office can get you set up at no cost. Also under the new mortgage rules and regualtions relating to qualified residential mortgages the cap of 3% fees includes any … (0 comments)

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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543

Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Devon, PA

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Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400

Address: 92 Lancaster Avenue, Devon, PA, 19333

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