nick vandekar: One of a kind place - Eastcote Lane - 01/10/19 01:57 PM
I have been trying for several years to get together with Teresa from Eastcote Lane in Wayne to introduce her store to a wider audience. I know several local decorators use her as a resource and she has a great eye and a talent transforming older pieces of furniture into something you must have.
Today, I was able to spend some time with her and the video below gives a brief introduction to her store, Eastcote lane, a working furniture shop and art space at 751 W Lancaster Ave., Wayne PA 19087, you can find the locations in Cape May and Kennett … (12 comments)

nick vandekar: Love this sculpture - 01/09/19 10:01 AM

Not every sculpture I saw on My Camino de Santiago de Compostela related to the Camino. But as I walked over this bridge in Ponte de Lima towards my alberge/hostel I saw this sculpture of Saint James and the wish for a good camino.
Bom Camino! Something you heard often whilst walking from other pilgrims and also from people in the villages and towns you walked through.
 
Bom indicates this sculpture was in Portugal. When you cross into Spain the Bom changed to Buen. 
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nick vandekar: Why isn't your T/E or Main Line home selling? - 01/09/19 08:39 AM
Why isn't your home selling? How to get to SOLD!
Real estate is hot, it is a sellers market, we have all heard the reports, there is a lack of inventory and buyers are desperate to find homes. So why isn't your Tredyffrin Easttown, T/E, or Main Line home selling in this market?
As full time Tredyffrin Easttown and Main Line Realtors we have seen a change in the market since the summer months. This change happened as we entered June and July. And whilst historically this usually happens, it did not really pick up when September came as it did in the past.
Some … (5 comments)

nick vandekar: Moving to Tredyffrin Easttown - 01/04/19 11:56 AM
Moving to Tredyffrin Easttown or T/E as locals call it.
We moved to this area almost 30 years ago and what attracted us was the school district. With three young boys we were looking for somewhere that we felt would provide a good education. Whilst that is a subjective thing to measure, the last few years have seen Niche rank Tredyffrin Easttown School District highly.
There are some things to understand about Tredyffrin Easttown School District. It is made up from two different townships, Tredyffrin Township, and Easttown Township who combined many years ago to provide a better level of education to the children between … (4 comments)

nick vandekar: Buying a fixer upper. That is way beyond my skill level! - 01/03/19 08:23 AM
Buying a fixer upper.
With all the shows on TV showing homes being flipped for cash, many buyers when they first start looking for homes are asking for fixer uppers. I mean how hard can it be with all these shows on TV and everyone making money. Forget about the drama in those shows of the problems unearthed during rehab, the delays incurred waiting for permits and the fact the show is paying the wages of those featured, so those costs are not included. 
Frankly, for Main Line and Tredyffrin Easttown home buyers, buying a fixer upper can be a good option. Yes, … (12 comments)

nick vandekar: The big week is here! - 09/17/18 04:03 PM

Well my big adventure starts this week. Tuesday I leave for Portugal, flying in to Lisbon Airport on Wednesday late morning barring any delays. Then a trip into town on the Metro, a quick visit to a sports shop and then onto the Se de Lisboa to collect my Camino de Santiago credentials/passport which will allow me to stay in the Albergues/Hostels and obtain a Pilgrim meal from restaurants along the way at discounted rates. Then Wedensdaynight I will be staying at an AirBNB in Lisbon close to the Se de Lisboa where I will begin my trek on Thursday morning.
Each … (9 comments)

nick vandekar: Philadelphia Luxury Real Estate Market July 2018 - 08/16/18 09:03 AM
The Philadelphia luxury real estate market report July 2018
The luxury market has slowed down somewhat compared to other parts of the market, but there is plenty of choice of homes, unlike other parts of the market. We work closely and directly with our clients to find them the homes they want, or to acheive the sale of their home. Contact 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, email Nick@VandekarTeam.com, website www.SellingTheMainLine.com. 
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nick vandekar: Friday night fun - Movies under the stars - 08/15/18 01:08 PM
This Friday, August 17th, at 8.30 pm The Berwyn Devon Business and Professional Association is once again sponsoring Movies under the stars at Easttown Library 720 First Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312
This family performance is held outside, weather permitting, behind the library so bring blankets, chairs, snacks, although there will be FREE popcorn, and something warm to wear if the evening is chilly. This months movie is SHREK. Movie is 90 minutes long.
 
Look forward to seeing you there. Next month September 8th - Dirty Dancing.
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nick vandekar: 3 Reasons why your Main Line home might not be selling! - 08/01/18 06:15 AM
I showed a home yesterday to some investor clients who are looking for a home to flip. We thought we had found a good contender and made an appointment to show the home. We got rejected because the agent could not meet us at the time we asked for, not sure why the agent had to be there, as the home was priced in the low 600's.
Strike 1, make your home easy to show!
Then I get an email from the agent, he is away at the moment, can we do later in the afternoon when he was going to have an … (6 comments)

nick vandekar: How long will it take to sell my home? - 07/23/18 09:18 AM
How long will it take to sell my Tredyffrin Easttown or Main Line home?" is an often asked question at a listing presentation. We can answer it, using all the flashy statistics at our fingers, days on market, price points etc. But, is it the right question to ask?
A better question might be "How quickly will you have my Tredyffrin Easttown or Main Line home on the market?"
There are many agents you can use, different brokers, teams, etc. How do you know which is the right one?
We know when we list a property exactly when it is going to go live … (2 comments)

nick vandekar: It only takes one buyer! - 07/10/18 06:33 AM
It only takes one buyer!
We often use this expression when you have a listing that doesn't sell for one reason or another and everything is right with the price and the presentation. Our job then is to reassure the seller not to panic and understand that you need to find that buyer and sometimes it takes a little longer than others.
But, sometimes it works when you just list a property as well. Friday morning after posting coming soon and just listed blog posts, uploading photos to our website and syndicating the listing, video of the property on Facebook and YouTube we … (13 comments)

nick vandekar: New Tredyffrin Easttown Listing - Open House Sunday July 8th 1-3 pm - 07/06/18 09:19 AM
New Tredyffrin Easttown Listing - 380 Old Forge Crossing, Devon PA 19333 -Open House Sunday July 8th 1-3 pm
Check out our newest Tredyffrin Easttown listing in Old Forge Crossing. This beautifully updated second floor condo with additional den is close to two parking locations, faces west for evening sun on the balcony and has an open updated kitchen with newer cabinets, newer hardwood floors, updated bathroom, wood fireplace, and newer windows.
We sold this condo to the mother of our sellers and she did all the work in recent years. This home is move in ready and has plenty of storage, and … (6 comments)

nick vandekar: New Tredyffrin Easttown Listing coming soon - 07/05/18 09:06 AM
New Tredyffrin Easttown Listing Coming Soon!
With the Independance Day holiday behind us we are back to work preparing a new Tredyffrin Easttown listing that is coming to market. We love Old Forge Crossing in Devon, the Tredyffrin Easttown location is wonderful for wherever you need or want to be. It is surrounded by shops, restaurants, close to center city train service, major roads, and plenty of opportunities for outdoor living. The community is well run, having recently been awarded a Gold Medal by CAI. It has it's own swimming pool, three tennis courts, and private gated access to the Chester Valley … (10 comments)

nick vandekar: Is your Tredyffrin Easttown home ready to sell? - 06/21/18 06:55 AM
Not every home is ready to sell
When a customer calls to discuss listing their home there is a lot of preparatory work that is done before we meet for the first time. Many people believe real estate agents just turn up with a sign, put the home in the MLS, the multiple listing service, and collect a check a few weeks later.
But, first we do lots of research, every home is different, we need to research the development and the street to understand the local and hyper local market. We need to work out what the current competition is and what … (7 comments)

nick vandekar: Introduction to the DMAX Foundation - 06/20/18 01:41 PM
In recent weeks there has been lots of talk about mental health and suicide as people realize even celebrities deal with these issues. A local charity begun by two parents following their son's suicide tries to reach out to students on campuses around the Main Line and the Philadelphia area. 
This video introduction to the DMAX Foundation with Laurie Burstein-Maxwell mentions a survey which begins on July 15 and the Dmax Clubs places where students can talk openly about their feelings and the issues they are dealing with.
 
 
We know this is a tough subject for many to talk about openly, but if we … (5 comments)

nick vandekar: Another Tredyffrin Easttown property under agreement - 06/18/18 09:38 AM
Five days - how long it took for us to get this wonderful property in Tredyffrin Easttown in the Woodgate development in Paoli under agreement. This is the second home in Woodgate we have sold quickly. This home was completely renovated with new floors, new kitchen and bathrooms and was gorgeous.
140 Woodgate Lane, Paoli, PA 19301. A 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath town home over three floors, the loft space with brand new split system central air and heater. The location of Woodgate within walking distance to Paoli train station, soon to become a new inter-modal transportation center, with access to … (5 comments)

nick vandekar: Cottonwood sale sets new record in Lockwood Chase - 06/14/18 06:06 AM
Our recent listing and sale at 822 Cottonwood Drive in Malvern PA 19355 set a new record for the development selling for $626,000. This sale resets values in Lockwood Chase and allows appraisers going forward a recent comparison sale to use for on going appraisals.
When we listed the home for sale we had conducted a competitive market analysis and the seller decided to list the home at $595,000. Their knowledge of past sales in Lockwood Chase made them believe this was a good listing point and this was proved correct by the response from the market. With the multiple avenues the house … (4 comments)

nick vandekar: New Tredyffrin Easttown Listing - 140 Woodgate Lane, Paoli, PA 19312 - 06/11/18 11:50 AM
New Tredyffrin Easttown Listing - 140 Woodgate Lane, Paoli, PA 19301
We just sold a gorgeous Woodgate listing, and now are bringing this beautiful totally renovated home to market. The walls have been removed to provide wide open space with a quartz island and everything is brand new. This is a new home in an older shell. Everything has been renovated, bathrooms, kitchens, floors, lighting, new stainless steel appliances. 

Make your appointment before this home is sold. 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, www.SellingTheMainLine.com.
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nick vandekar: Another 5 star review for Nick Vandekar - 05/23/18 12:50 PM
We had the pleasure of helping another buyer complete the purchase of their Tredyffrin Easttown home last week.
Located just a few steps away from the Upper Main Line YMCA it is in a glorious quiet location, surrounded by million dollar homes. The original home has had additions and extensions added over time and sits on a flat piece of land. Currently it has 3 beds, but one room had been converted from two and will be changed back to a four bed home. 
We worked with these clients through a period where there is little to no inventory and homes are receiving … (4 comments)

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)

 
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Devon, PA

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