nick vandekar: How Much House Can I Afford? What Every Homebuyer Needs to Know - 05/14/18 10:34 AM
How Much House Can I Afford In Tredyffrin Easttown PA?
This is a great article I want to share with you, it goes into the ins and outs of not only mortgage affordability but also the costs that come after owning a home? We discuss with our buyer clientsd all the costs associated with buying and how it will impact the way they live their lives in Tredyffrin Easttown and along the Main Line. This is not a cheap area, and if you like eating out you may need to curtail that once you own a home. Maintenance costs of owning a … (2 comments)

nick vandekar: When it is hot water provides a cooling atmosphere - 05/09/18 07:02 AM
I was out yesterday previewing homes on broker open, whilst it was hot these two features made me feel cooler, the sound of water is very relaxing.
And then I came across this at a beautiful house.
If you want a water feature let us help you find the right Main Line home, and the right feature.
Call Nick Vandekar,Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Selling The Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, Nick@VandekarTeam.com,  or website at www.SellingTheMainLine.com.
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nick vandekar: 142 Woodgate Lane, Paoli, PA 19301 - A beautiful home! - 04/27/18 12:02 PM
Just Listed 142 Woodgate Lane, Paoli PA 19301, highly ranked Tredyffrin Easttown School District.
Beautiful 4 bed 2 1/2bath town home located in the center of Paoli, close to shops, train station, everything you need restaurants, coffee shops etc. Just minutes by car from all major Main Line locations, Wayne, Berwyn, Exton, West Chester, Wilmington. Paoli Hospital close by. Easy access to the Philadelphia Airport and the Pennsylvania Turnpike as well.
As an agent when you are asked to list a home you often don't know what you are going to get till you see the house. Sometimes you think your are going to get … (8 comments)

nick vandekar: Coming soon in Woodgate, Paoli PA 19301 - 04/25/18 03:15 PM
Coming this week a gorgeous 4 bed 2 1/2 bath 2085 sq foot townhome in the wonderfully located Woodgate community in Paoli PA 19301.
Set in the center of Paoli this community is mature and established with flowering trees and shrubs which are beautiful at this time of year. Walk to the Paoli shops and station for Amtrak and SEPTA connections. Backing to a quiet road, Chestnut Rd, with a lovely walled courtyard garden patio area this home has had many recent upgrades.
Check out the beautiful kitchen 
and hall bath room
The second floor bedrooms are all good sizes with one en … (7 comments)

nick vandekar: Crazeee! - 04/23/18 05:06 PM
After listing 822 Cottonwood Drive in Lockwood Chase in Malvern on Thursday morning for $595,000 we rapidly had appointments being made through the weekend. In what seemed the blink of an eye we had 29 appointments, more texts than a 14 year old as my seller said. Open houses were planned for Saturday and Sunday with a one hour exclusive open house for the neighbors to see the home.
We premarketed this home through the week, with slide shows, video on Youtube and on our website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, adverts on Craigslist, syndication across the internet and of course here on ActiveRain.
The results Crazeee! … (17 comments)

nick vandekar: 822 Cottonwood Drive Malvern PA 19355 - 04/15/18 08:07 AM
This beautiful home will go live in our MLS this Wednesday, with showings beginning on Thursday. Located in Lockwood Chase in Malvern, 822 Cottonwood Drive, Mlavern PA 19355 is the home you have been waiting for. Move in ready, well maintained and in a great location.
Nestled amid the rolling hills of the old Malvern Golf Course, it has all the amenities you  might want, swimming pool, hot tub/spa, lower level bar, wine room/cellar, work out area, 4 beds 3 1/2 baths in 2412 square feet with an additional 1200 square feet in the basement on 0.6 acres all for $595,000.
Watch our … (18 comments)

nick vandekar: Who pays the commission? - 04/14/18 05:41 AM
This is an excellent question and has been discussed many times in relation to selling a house. Don't get caught by a bait and switch operation and pay more than you should to sell your home.
Does the buyer pay the commission, because they fund the transaction, without a buyer there is no transaction? Or does the seller pay the commission as it states on the listing agreement and it affects the net amount they receive? It often depends on your perspective. 
This post is in response to a recent discussion with a friend who listed with what they described as a hybrid … (21 comments)

nick vandekar: Open House 1-3 pm Sunday April 15th - 39 Old Forge Crossing, Devon PA - 04/12/18 06:48 PM
39 Old Forge Crossing, Devon, PA 19333
Second floor 2 bed 2 bath Devon condo in popular Old Forge Crossing. Tredyffrin Easttown School district, Pennsylvania's #1 ranked school district by Niche; students attend New Eagle Elementary, Valley Forge Middle School and Conestoga High School.
Parking right outside the door, with plentiful parking spaces, mail delivered to your door and with laundry facilities in your apartment. 
The real estate mantra of location, location, location is true for Old Forge Crossing which sits in the perfect location, Imagine being just minutes drive to every where you want to be. King of Prussia Mall, Wegman's, Trader Joe's, Whole … (13 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - SEO - 03/26/18 11:17 AM
At the beginning of the year I decided to develop a niche. I entered the phrase cautiously into Google and hovered over the enter key then closed my eyes and hit ENTER!
The result Nick & Trudy Vandekar #2, on page 1 behind Realtor.com
Phew, all that work since the beginning of the year has paid off. So let me check Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate, same result. I then searched by each township alone, same result although a little different page position for each search.
How did I do it. Consistently linking to my website in blog posts, using those terms in my blog … (6 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Homes $500-600,000 - 03/23/18 09:32 AM

Tredyffrin Easttown Homes For Sale $500-600,000 this is really one of the sweet spots in the market right now. Lots of buyers and a decent amount of choice, including new construction town homes.
The new construction town homes are in various locations in the Tredyffrin Easttown school district in Berwyn, Chesterbrook, recently named the #2 place to live in the country behind Carmel, and Paoli.
Watch our video about new construction homes in Berwyn:
As of today, 17 homes are shown as being for sale, 11 town homes not every town home is new construction,  and 6 single family homes. Of these 17 homes, … (4 comments)

nick vandekar: It is Spring! - 03/22/18 07:42 AM
With all the storms I was looking through some photos yesterday and it reminded me that it is Spring, and in a few weeks it will look beautiful and we will have forgotten all the snow.
 
Usually our azaleas flower just before Mother's Day.

And of course this time of year is when the tulip fields are flowering
Wish this was my garden, but I fear the deer would have a banquet with that choice.
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nick vandekar: It is how you see it! - 03/22/18 07:20 AM
Snow storms can be viewed as a frustration, days lost, work not accomplished, time lost.
Alternatively, you can view them as an enforced time of reflection, time to take a deep breath, meditate, consider goals and strategies, relax and actually enter back into life refreshed and energized.
You can also use it as a time to get some work done that often gets held up because of the every day busyness of life. Decluttering your home office, or your closet, calling prospects, etc.
I did a combination of getting some work done and enjoying the time to read some books I have been meaning … (30 comments)

nick vandekar: What Do Lenders Want to See in Bank Statements? - 03/21/18 08:02 AM
One of the biggest complaints I get from buyers is about their mortgage process. I try to paint the most dire picture so that it won't seem so bad when they go through it. But, what is actually the problem is not understanding the process and/or how it has changed over time. This post by John Meussner is a great explanation of one step of the mortgage process and why it is required.
Well worth a read if you are going to be applying for a mortgage soon so you are better prepared for the process and hopefully it will go more smoothly.
Once you … (4 comments)

nick vandekar: It is not just about selling homes - 03/17/18 01:41 PM
Most of the time our job is to sell homes, either representing the buyer or the seller. We guide the buyer client through the transaction, we might suggest some local lenders who know the market, so they are approved and in a stronger position when it comes time to make an offer. We sit down and discuss the areas they want to look. We ask them what they are looking for and how they are going to live, are they indoors or outdoors people, with kids without kids, what about pets? All this we use to guide them to the right home. … (14 comments)

nick vandekar: Chesterbrook ranks as #2 best place in the nation to live - 03/16/18 02:44 PM
Best places to live
 
Niche just ranked Chesterbrook as the #2 best place to live in the nation, with Carmel at #1. On top of which several other local Tredyffrin Easttown towns were also ranked in the top 100. This is a wonderful place to live for many reasons.
Made me realize I need to re-shoot this video we did a few years ago, time flys, as Chesterbrook has changed. And we also need to feature all our local towns and villages and show you why living here is so wonderful.
Enjoy this video of Chesterbrook and keep your eyes peeled for a … (10 comments)

nick vandekar: Is your septic system flowing or is it blocked up? - 03/15/18 02:39 PM
A few years ago we shot this video with TJ from Delaware Valley Septic about three reasons why you should inspect your septic system before you list your Main Line home for sale.
Many Main Line homes are on public water and sewer, but in some places like Penn Valley and Chester County have septic systems. A functioning septic system is a requirement for a mortgage. So before you list you want to know as much as possible so as not to run into problems with a sale.
Price quote in the video may be outdated but the points made are not. 
Whether your home … (13 comments)

nick vandekar: Do You Really REALLY Love that Home?? - 03/14/18 10:44 AM
Our Tredyffrin Easttown real estate market is very hot right now at all price points. To be successful you need to not only make a winning bid but be pro- active where mortgages are concerned as well. Why not get not just pre-approved but get a full commitment barring the title and appraisal. What does it take simply making a full application and providing all the paperwork required by the mortgage provider. Then when you submit an offer we can make sure the listing agent realizes you are like a cash buyer. But it does require you to provide the lender with … (3 comments)

nick vandekar: What is your Treyburn home worth? - 03/13/18 11:17 AM
Treyburn
 
 
Treyburn in Tredyffrin Township, Tredyffrin Easttown School District is a collection of 73 homes on 78 acres with a Wayne address. 23 of those acres are open space. Treyburn was the site of the first nursery in Pennsylvania and they specialized in specimen and specialty trees many of which still remain today. These homes range from 4,000 - 5,000 square feet roughly.
Schools
Children attending public schools in Tredyffrin Easttown living in Treyburn go to New Eagle Elementary, Valley Forge Middle School and Conestoga High School.
Homes for sale
There are no homes actively for sale right now. One home is temporarily off the market priced … (3 comments)

nick vandekar: How a real estate sign saved the day! - 03/13/18 07:39 AM
Do real estate signs work ? You be the judge.
I was chatting with my friend Paul the Tredyffrin Easttown bee keeper yesterday and he told me this humorous story how a real estate sign saved the day.
Last year he had a swarm of bees that were in a holly bush out in the open. Not the best thing. And they did not want to move. Paul had tried everything he knew to encourage them to move into a hive or swarm box.
On the point of giving up, he saw lying around a real estate sign, "New Price" and as a joke he … (31 comments)

nick vandekar: Today is the last day! Don't miss it! - 03/11/18 10:16 AM
We talk about how hot the real estate market is, but there are other limited time events as well.
Like The Chester County Historical Society Antiques Show being held at Church Farm School on Lancaster Ave in Exton and open today till 5.00 pm.
Don't miss it! I went early yesterday, lots of great things and some very affordable furniture along with paintings, decorative arts and plenty to attract your eye.
It was busy with a line to get in.
And if you want to find a historical home in the area we can help you. Contact Nick Vandekar, Selling The Main Line with … (8 comments)

 
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Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Devon, PA

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