nick vandekar: Avonwood in Tredyffrin Easttown Market Report - 01/30/17 01:02 PM
What’s the value of my Tredyffrin Easttown, Avonwood Single Family Home?
 
Avonwood is a development in Tredyffrin Township at the intersection of Pugh and West Valley Roads, this neighborhood is also referred to as Avonwood so there is sometimes confusion when a home is listed as being in Avonwood whether it is in the neighborhood or the development. The address of course will be clear to any Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor who knows the area. 
 
The following data is taken from the Trend, soon to be Bright  MLS for single family homes (private sales are not included in these statistics). The data is believed … (3 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown School District - 01/27/17 11:41 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Public Schools
 
Tredyffrin Easttown is a combination of two townships, Tredyffrin and Easttown to form one school district, currently rated in 2017 as the #1 School district in the nation on Niche. It consists of one high school, Conestoga High School, two middle schools Valley Forge Middle and Tredyffrin Easttown Middle, and 5 elementary schools, Beaumont, Devon, New Eagle, Valley Forge and Hillside. The area primarily consists of single family homes and includes Paoli, Berwyn, Daylesford, Devon, Strafford and Wayne including Chesterbrook. It consists of 38 square miles all located in Chester County.
 
 Conestoga High School
 
 
Located on Irish Road in Tredyffrin … (5 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Single Family Home Market Report January 2017 - 01/27/17 11:04 AM
What’s the value of my Tredyffrin Easttown Single Family Home?
 
Tredyffrin Easttown is a combination of two townships, Tredyffrin and Easttown to form one school district, currently rated as the #1 School district in the nation on Niche. It consists of one high school, Conestoga High School, two middle schools Valley Forge Middle and Tredyffrin Easttown Middle, and 5 elementary schools, Beaumont, Devon, New Eagle, Valley Forge and Hillside. The area primarily consists of single family homes and includes Paoli, Berwyn, Daylesford, Devon, Strafford and Wayne including Chesterbrook. It consists of 38 square miles all located in Chester County.
 
The following data is … (2 comments)

nick vandekar: Frequently asked real estate questions - how long does it take? - 01/26/17 01:16 PM
Frequently asked real estate questions - How long does it take from offer to settlement?
In Tredyffrin Easttown we often get asked by buyers how long the real estate process is for buying a home. Obviously, it depends, a buyer needs to find the right home. But Nick Vandekar, a Tredyffrin Township resident and Main Line Realtor can answer how long it takes once an agreement is accepted to settlement.
Generally, if the buyer is using a mortgage, the time is 45-60 days. Most mortgage firms since TRID implementation in the Tredyffrin Easttown area require a minimum of 45 days. This allows for appraisals, the … (9 comments)

nick vandekar: Communication or not - 01/24/17 09:54 AM
In honor of Belly Laugh Day, which I learned about from Kathy Streib I was inspired to write this post.
A lot has been written about communication, making yourself clear and understanding what the other party in a conversation is talking about or asking for in some cases. Repeating it back so there is clarity is another great way to ensure this. We all have great examples of misunderstanding, and I am not sure if you know about Mrs Mallaprop, who was a character in a play who always used the wrong word that sounded like the one she replaced but totally … (9 comments)

nick vandekar: Do you know who is representing you? - 01/23/17 10:29 AM
Who is representing you?
Listing Agent
Our job as a listing agent is to represent the party we represent, the seller. That may sound obvious but often we encounter situations where other people, consumers or buyer agents think we represent them or should do when in fact we represent our client, the seller.
That representation means we will do our best to obtain the highest price we can in the time frame the seller wants with the best terms for the seller and offering compensation to buyer agents the seller has agreed upon in the listing agreement.
Our fiduciary duty, is the highest level of … (15 comments)

nick vandekar: Jenkins Arboretum - 01/17/17 09:09 AM
Jenkins Arboretum
There are those places you drive past often without realizing what you are missing until you stop and visit. Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens is one of those places in Tredyffrin Township. A small gem hidden away off Berwyn Baptist Road and trickling down the hillside to Devon State Road. Sometimes when the day is busy and I need a moment I will stop off here.
Entrance is free. Yes, no charge for this wonderful attraction, which if you have young children will easily tire them out and give you some rest when they fall asleep, after making their way back up the … (8 comments)

nick vandekar: New Business in Berwyn PA - 01/16/17 12:33 PM
New Business in Berwyn PA.
Berwyn PA is a growing town on Philadelphia's Main Line. Lots of new construction going on and plenty of new businesses moving in to the neighborhood. This video interview is with Lonnie Beck of Dragon Gym, a kid's based Martial Arts program located at 812 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn PA 19312, Call 610-647-4753, or www.BerwynMartialArts.com.
Look on our YouTube channel for more interviews of new businesses and Main Line real estate news and events including listings.
Need help finding a home or a new owner for your much loved home, give us a call, Nick Vandekar, Long & Foster Real … (0 comments)

nick vandekar: Why people want to live in Chesterbrook PA - 01/14/17 09:26 AM
Why people want to live in Chesterbrook PA
 
Location
Sitting between the PA Turnpike and Route 202 in Chester County Chesterbrook developed about 34 years ago has become one of the "in demand" developments for home buyers moving to Chester County in Pennsylvania. It is in Tredyffrin Township, part of the award winning and highly ranked Tredyffrin Easttown School District, #1 in the nation according to Niche. It has a Wayne address, which for many is desirable. The development includes office buildings, shopping center, a township park and hotel; apartments, town homes, carriage homes, single family homes all in their own sub developments.
New … (5 comments)

nick vandekar: I Don't Think About SEO .... - 01/13/17 06:40 AM
I am a Realtor among other things, and as such a small business owner, and therefore wear a multitude of hats. There are many things I need to do each day to prospect, to follow up on listings, call clients, meet new clients, call past clients, have coffee with someone, be involved with the local business association, update my website, make a video, look at the MLS and make sure my clients know about the latest listings, call some realtors to see if they just might have something coming on in this area because I have a client looking for a … (10 comments)

nick vandekar: My secret revealed - There is a video! - 01/13/17 06:14 AM
My secret Revealed - There is a video!
 
You know the interview question, "What don't our readers/viewers know about you?" Well I have a secret, well had may be a better term, because there is a video, so it's not really a secret if you can uncover it on the Internet.
If you follow my posts, you know I grew up in England and was an antiques dealer as were my father and grandfather before me. We bought and sold ceramics, basically anything that broke. Ceramics includes glass, pottery, delftware, ironstone, porcelain, both hard and soft paste, Chinese, Japanese, European, English, you name … (3 comments)

nick vandekar: Waynesborough Wood Market Report - 01/11/17 01:56 PM
Waynesborough Wood Market Report January 2017
Waynesborough Wood is a gated community of homes built by Realen Homes about 27 years ago alongside Route 252 in Easttown Township. As such they are all in the Tredyffrin Easttown School District, reported as the top ranked school district in the nation by Niche
At this time in January 2017 there are two homes for sale both with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, one has 2 powder rooms one has one, prices range from $549,000 to $619,000, both homes have been on the market for a long time, one for 260 days, the other for … (2 comments)

nick vandekar: Do you buy a new home or sell your current home first? - 01/09/17 01:43 PM
Do you buy a new home or sell your current home first?
In today's real estate market with low inventories at almost all price points other than the $1 million to $2 million range the question asked by many potential home buyers is "Do we buy first or do we sell first?"
It is highly competitive out there buying a house today and for sellers when they list a home there is a big chance they will get multiple offers to select who the next owner of their home might be if it is correctly prepared for sale.
I decided to take this question … (6 comments)

nick vandekar: What is my Chesterbrook home worth? - 01/09/17 10:41 AM
What is my Chesterbrook home worth?
Chesterbrook Market Report January 2017
 
 
Chesterbrook is a large mixed community in Wayne, Tredyffrin Township, Tredyffrin Easttown School District. It is situated on an old farm, with offices, single family home sub-communities, town home sub-communities with Home owner associations and town home sub-communities with Condo Associations and apartments as well.  There are two swimming pools which require separate membership and also tennis courts as well.
 
Sitting between Route 202 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike it is well located for those who want to be close to Paoli for transportation to center city or New York via Amtrak. Easy … (4 comments)

nick vandekar: Historical homes - 01/08/17 08:57 AM
Historical homes
In Amsterdam along the canals and side streets almost all the homes are historic. The one in the center here dates from the seventeenth century, it has a date near the top of 1657. Even in those days land was precious and homes were built very narrow. Often so narrow that furniture could not be carried up the stairs to the upper floors. If you look closely you can see high up near the tops of the building what look like pulleys reaching out over the street. With these they would lift furniture to the upper floors and swing them in through … (18 comments)

nick vandekar: 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)

nick vandekar: Are you really listening? - 01/06/17 08:36 AM
Are you really listening?
 As I travelled the last few days I was reading a book about negotiation. I came across the following statement:
If you agree, then negotiation is the art of listening, to uncover the information you need. One of my goals for this year is to improve my listening. I realized several years ago that I viewedmany conversations as a war to be won and I have worked to change my position. Often whilst listening I was already formulating my response, preparing to speak before I heard everything said. This often led to interruptions. It is hard work to listen, to … (27 comments)

nick vandekar: Old Forge Crossing condo for sale - 12/30/16 08:00 AM
Old Forge Crossing condo for sale
One of the condo developments in the Main Line area that many people gravitate to is Old Forge Crossing in Devon. It's location is a major benefit for many, being close to anywhere you need to be. That each conod has its own laundry area or room, plus plentiful storage that is nearly always commented on by buyers as well as mail delivery to your door. That the community also has its own pool and tennis courts is appealing to many. For those who wonder if the condo association is well run can rest assured because the … (11 comments)

nick vandekar: You want to be succesful? I'll tell you the secret - 12/23/16 09:29 AM
How to be successful in 2017
There are plenty of sites that will give you the Secret to Success and sell you some new course or book or system. Maybe it is a new lead site, and they always have leads in your area they are looking to place. I always find it amazing not one of these sites is willing to take a referral fee, they always want money up front.
But, I digress. I offered to share with you the secret to success.
Now, please put away your check books, remember what those were, credit cards and paypal account numbers. You … (12 comments)

nick vandekar: What is happening to Fritz Lumber in Berwyn PA? - 12/22/16 12:17 PM
 
We are seeing and going to see unprecedented development in Berwyn PA over the next few years, from 1067 Lancaster down the pike next to Nectar; townhomes on the old Surrey Services building site opposite the Berwyn Firehouse; the Mack Oil site with town homes and the Sir Speedy building being converted to condos next to or behind Handels’ depending on how you look at it. 
 
Homes for sale in Berwyn PA
 
The Fritz Lumber site will also be developed and it is right in the heart of Berwyn. We recently interviewed Stacey Ballard of Eadeh Enterprises who will be developing the site … (0 comments)

 
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Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Devon, PA

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