news related to the main line and philadelphia pa area: How Billy Staples affected this Main Line Realtor. - 04/01/09 03:32 AM
Have you ever gone to an event or party, expecting one thing, only to be completely surprised and changed by the unexpected?  Well, that is what happended to me last week, and I thought it would make a good blog post.
During my weekly meeting at the Spring-Ford Rotary, a member of the Pottstown Rotary would come in, pitching for us member to come see Billy Staples, and hear his baseball stories.  Now, I like baseball, but I am no die-hard fan.  Of course, having the Philadephia Phillies win the 2008 World Series did make me more of a fan, but … (0 comments)

news related to the main line and philadelphia pa area: RE/MAX Main Line Real Estate Agent earns PA Brokers License - 03/25/09 07:47 AM
Paoli, PA, March 25, 2009 - RE/MAX Main Line - Paoli is pleased to announce that REALTOR Christopher Benedict, also known as the "Big Guy," has received his real estate broker's license for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He will continue to specialize in residential and investment property sales in the Montgomery and Chester Counties, while expanding his property management services into parts of Delaware County."I am excited that Christopher has taken this extra step to acquire additional knowledge to deliver positive results in today's challenging Philadelphia and suburban real estate market," said Stephanie Benedict, Chris' wife and business partner. "Chris is … (0 comments)

news related to the main line and philadelphia pa area: Suburban Philadelphia REALTOR Offers Free Tenant Placement To Accidental Landlords. - 03/03/09 03:54 PM
As the housing market cools, homeowners are looking to renters to fill their unsold homes.  Many of these owners have little or no knowledge about being a landlord and the legal issues it entails.  Philadelphia suburban REALTOR Christopher Benedict is seeking to help those dubbed, "accidental landlords" by offering free advice and tenant placement.
Paoli, PA (PRWEB) 5, March, 2009 - Rather than kick homeowners when they're down, RE/MAX Main Line REALTOR Christopher Benedict offers to aid the "accidental landlord".  These are people who cannot sell their personal residences and are seeking to rent their vacant or unsold properties.  Home owners … (0 comments)

news related to the main line and philadelphia pa area: Main Line Real Estate Agent Encourages SIN When Investing - 03/27/08 02:59 PM
You can view the Main Line Real Estate Press Release here. 
Christopher Benedict, one of the top real estate agents in the Main Line area, has launched a new campaign via his main line PA website. The Main Line real estate investment agent focuses on providing investors, new and seasoned alike, a chance to practice investing in SIN, or "Strength In Numbers."
While the weakening dollar and sub-prime mortgage meltdown has depressed real estate prices, the tightening credit crunch is making it harder even for well-heeled investors to land investment properties without putting in substantial down payments, as high as 25 - 40%.  … (0 comments)

news related to the main line and philadelphia pa area: Main Line Real Estate developer sentenced to prison - 03/25/08 05:36 AM
Today in the news:
DEVELOPER SENTECED TO PRISON:PHILADELPHIA - "Real estate developer Mark Mendelson was sentenced this morning to two months in prison and a $1 million fine after pleading guilty to conspiracy and bribery charges for a deal involving the purchase of a former flea market in Montgomery County."  This is a good article on why it doesn't pay to cheat!  The worst part about it is that even after the fine, I think he will still make a decent profit, and he only has to spend a lousy two months in prison?  Move over Martha, here comes Mark!
 
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news related to the main line and philadelphia pa area: Main Line news, served fresh, just for you... - 03/20/08 12:05 PM
Main Line Real Estate News If you own a Main Line home, or just like to follow the news there, then the word for 2008 is redevelopment.  All across the Main Line, businesses are pushing for changes to both expand and protect the interests of local businesses and Main Line properties.  Below is a smattering of recent articles and opinions about the goings on around the Main Line.
In order to bring balance, hundreds of students in the Lower Merion School District will be heading off to new schools...
"Hundreds of Lower Merion students will soon be packing up their bags … (0 comments)

news related to the main line and philadelphia pa area: The Main Line welcomes Ben Stein at the annual Red Carpet Dinner - 09/10/07 02:54 AM
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news related to the main line and philadelphia pa area: Haverford - Main Line effort to improve the lives of those in need - 09/10/07 02:39 AM
As a fundraising family, my wife and I are always pleased to read about young people's efforts to make a difference. 
From the Main Line Times,Good soul gathers good soles for families in need:
"HAVERFORD - A Harriton student is helping to improve the lives of those in need, one pair of shoes at a time.Over the past few months, Alexander Stempel, 17, of Haverford, has been on a mission to collect shoes for an organization called Soles4Souls. At last count, Stempel's efforts had resulted in over 1,000 pairs of shoes.
Last week, with the help of family and friends, he … (0 comments)

news related to the main line and philadelphia pa area: Ardmore Condos in a pickle? More Main Line meetings on the proposed Cricket Lane project. - 09/10/07 02:24 AM
Having grown up on the Main Line, it saddens me to think that developers want to tear down a Victorian home to build no less than 37 condos on a 1 acre lot.  Considering the need for a minimim of 1 car parking per unit, doing some quick math means that we all know there will be a minimum of 37 more cars in that dense little area.  Add in the fact that many of those units will have two cars, means about 10-20 additional car spaces will need to be found on-street.  Oh yeah, add any friends, or family visitors, and that could add 10-30 more … (0 comments)

news related to the main line and philadelphia pa area: Will Main Line Homes Gain in Value Next Year as NAR Predicts Growth for 2008 |Main Line Pennsylvania Real Estate | Chris Benedict, RE/MAX Main Line - 09/01/07 06:03 PM
When searching for Main Line real estate news, I came across this AP wire on the Main Line Times.  Looks like the National Association for Realtorsis predicting a stronger year than 2007.  Personally, when the markets in our area have seen stronger declines than NAR's numbers, I am really wondering if we can expect to see an increase of only 2% next year. 
In this market, the median home sells for about $600,000 on the Main Line, so a 2% increase would only mean an average sale price of $612,000 next year. That same $600,000 home last year might only sell for … (0 comments)

news related to the main line and philadelphia pa area: Affordable housing: an increasingly unattainable dream in Lower Merion - 08/10/07 01:09 AM
As quoted from the Main Line Times:
"Affordable housing means more than the sale price on a home. It is a reflection of the kind of community we wish to have in Lower Merion. Successful affordable housing initiatives must be rooted in successful home ownership. To get there, several factors must be considered. Without any one of them, chances for long-term home ownership in Lower Merion Township evaporate. South Ardmore and Bryn Mawr have been targeted as locations for prime investment opportunities, and the result is that housing stock pricing has escalated, and home ownership opportunities have decreased dramatically. My community has … (2 comments)

news related to the main line and philadelphia pa area: Cricket Avenue on the Main Line could go condo - 05/04/07 01:08 AM
As quoted from the Main Line Times:
"When Lower Merion Township tightened requirements in one of its multi-family residential zones last December, the goal was to discourage, albeit belatedly, new development projects out of scale and out of character with their small, older neighborhoods.But, as one Ardmore neighborhood is learning, there's more than one way to keep the recent condo trend running in the township.A new development application, scheduled to go before Lower Merion's zoning hearing board May 10, would use a different provision of the zoning code to bring a 37-unit, three-story condominium building to the town's Cricket Avenue.A fairly new … (1 comments)

 
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