nick vandekar: Talking with Sheila Anderson - 03/09/18 01:02 PM
If you don't know Sheila Anderson from the Berkshires in MA you should. She writes pithy daily posts about her life. These are generally supported by photos. Over the years I feel I have gotten to know Sheila through her posts. I know she likes to travel, she works at and attends Tanglewood and she has an interest in antiques with space in a local group shop. She also is a regular commenter as well on posts all over Active Rain.
Today, after reading her post I gave her a call and we chatted for a long time. I called because Sheila commented that … (13 comments)

nick vandekar: Max and Sam are waiting patiently for Daylight Savings - 03/09/18 09:20 AM

Max and Sam are waiting patiently for the clocks to spring forward this weekend. They know that it will mean more fun and games outside and warmer weather.
Just hope they let us sleep in a little longer.
Don't forget to move your clocks on one hour and while you are at it check or replace your smoke detector and CO alarm batteries.
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nick vandekar: Valley Forge in Winter - 03/08/18 01:57 PM
At the birth of the nation after a battle at Brandywine where the British relentlessly pushed forward towards Philadelphia the defeated American Colonial Army retreated to Valley Forge to protect the crossings and regroup. It is a famous point in American History. Did the British realize how weak the Americans were and how easily they could have crushed them by bringing them to another fight? 
The lure of Philadelphia was too great, and while the Americans sheltered and reformed from a rag tag militia into an army. The British entered Philadelphia.
Eventually that newly formed army took on the might of an Empire … (21 comments)

nick vandekar: Chester County Antiques Show - 03/08/18 10:12 AM
This is the weekend for the Chester County Historical Society Annual Antiques Show
This year the show is being held at the Church Farm School at 1001 E Lincoln Hwy, Exton, PA 19341 on Route 30 just off Route 202 South and the Route 30 bypass. It opens Friday evening and is on through the weekend, hoping the weather holds for them over this weekend. This is the 36th year of the show supporting the Chester County Historical Society and is seen as the major fundraiser. The society is one of  Pennsylvania's most respected history museums and educational centers.
Attending the show are dealers from … (3 comments)

nick vandekar: Are you responsible for that tree? - 03/07/18 06:30 AM
With the recent storms and another one coming through today many Main Line and Tredyffrin Easttown homeowners are asking who is responsible for those trees? Especially when they fall.
In our video below we answer that question and give some good advice about trees close to homes. Let us know how you have handled these situations? Following big storms there are often lots of adverts locally for free wood. Having a wood stove which helps us through these storms especially when we lose power we love to help out and collect what wood we can.
Remember, we can help you find a wooded … (7 comments)

nick vandekar: March 2018 Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate Market Report - 03/06/18 03:25 PM
March 2018 Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate Market Report
Homes for Sale
There are currently 170 homes for sale in Tredyffrin Easttown. These homes include apartments, twins, condos and single family homes. 24 of these homes are under contract.
They range in price from $149,900 for a 1 bed 1 bath apartment to $6.5 million for a mansion with 7 beds 8 full baths and 2 powder rooms. 24 of these homes are unbder contract but not yet Pending. There are 6 homespriced in excess of $2 million; 13 homes priced $1.5 - 2 million and 20 homes priced $1 million - 1.5 million of … (5 comments)

nick vandekar: Power is back, sigh! - 03/05/18 12:06 PM
Trudy just called me at the office to say our power is back. Eureka!
We saw a tree firm going through our neighborhood and several township trucks earlier and heard the growling of big trucks as well over the hill. Then a little later, light and power, so now we can have hot water again.
 
Thank you PECO, one and a half days earlier than you estimated, really appreciate the effort you have put in getting these smaller outages cleared up.
 
 
Thank goodness. Normal operations are now being resumed!
 
Will be grilling this evening to cook what was defrosting slowly in our freezer. Anyone … (20 comments)

nick vandekar: Duh! - 03/05/18 07:03 AM
How stupid I feel. This is a statement, not a question.
I am in day 4 of being without power and still after pushing up the garage door, backing out I sit in the car pressing the garage door opener to close the door. Thinking to myself, another battery I need to replace. Duh!
Then I am going down to the garage or into a dark bedroom and flip the switch. Duh! There is no power, don't you know that yet?
It is amazing how we are programmed to do certain things without really thinking about them. We take them for granted or even … (11 comments)

nick vandekar: Paoli Battlefield a moment in history - 03/01/18 01:24 PM
It is late at night, a small group of American soldiers having fought the British at Brandywine are camped in Paoli, sleeping. The rest of the American forces are at Valley Forge protecting the fords. Silently the British approach, and in the dead of night with bayonets fixed. With a roar, they storm the camp.
"Remember the Paoli Massacre" was a Revolutionary battle cry. But what really happened. Our video with Sean Moir of Western Heritage Mapping explains the situation a little more.
History and historical homes are all around us in Tredyffrin Easttown. Today you can buy homes right where the Americans … (11 comments)

nick vandekar: 202 Valley Stream, Chesterbrook PA 19087 settled! - 02/28/18 10:28 AM
If you missed the opportunity to buy this lovely listing at 202 Valley Stream Lane In Chesterbrook
there are other opportunities both in Valley Stream itself, although they are selling quickly and elsewhere throughout Chesterbrook. There are 14 homes for sale as of the time of this post with three town homes under contract and six homes with pending sales. Want to know why people want to live in Chesterbrook, read our post on that from last year.
Prices range from $189,000 to $350,000 for apartments and town homes. there is one single family home listed for $724,500. There are also some new … (13 comments)

nick vandekar: Another Old Forge Crossing condo SOLD! - 02/27/18 01:18 PM
Today our seller was able to relax in Rochester while we did the heavy lifting at settlement. 471 Old Forge Crossing a second floor condo with one bedroom plus den, fireplace and bathroom acquired a new owner. Sale was from one nurse to another and hopefully the new owner will be as happy as the last one.
 
 
If you missed this one we currently have a 2 bed 2 bath second floor condo available for sale see video below and there are several 1 bed condos that have just been listed. We would be delighted to represent you.
Remember we sell all along … (17 comments)

nick vandekar: The Beginning of Devon and The Devon Inn - 02/23/18 02:23 PM
In January our business association, The Berwyn Devon Business and Professional Association hosted Michael Morrison, President of The King of Prussia Historical Society who gave a wonderful presentation about the beginning of the town of Devon and the History of the Devon Inn. This short clip gives an overview of the reason why Devon was formed and how the Inn came to be.
I always find it fascinating how a town or an area gets developed the way it does. There is so much history in our area with the Paoli Massacre, Valley Forge National Park where the Continental Army sheltered from … (5 comments)

nick vandekar: Design Trends 2018 - 02/22/18 02:13 PM
I sat down with my friend and interior designer Deb Bettcher recently to discuss Design Trends in 2018. We had a lively discussion and although the video is a little longer than our usual videos time flew and I did not want to lose the impact.
Who knew you needed three levels of lighting, and not to have all your furniture at the same height especially in open plan rooms.
 I do admit something went wrong towards the end in the editing and voice and picture got out of sync, you may not watch it to that point but I hope you enjoy and … (14 comments)

nick vandekar: Is it good enough? - 02/15/18 09:23 AM
First impressions count, this is true especially when marketing your Tredyffrin Easttown home for sale. But more than this is also the need for exposure not just in numbers but in reaching the right audience. Today, many of the buyers are looking for video, not slide shows of homes.
When I first began to venture into using video and being bold enough to step out from behind the camera to in front I was very critical. Critical of myself, my ums and errs, stumbles etc. Much of what I read online encouraged you to press on, to not wait to be perfect, … (24 comments)

nick vandekar: Don't hire a full time agent who only works part time! - 02/13/18 11:52 AM
When selling your Tredyffrin Easttown or Main Line home, there are lots of mistakes you can make from pricing your home too high, not preparing it correctly for sale or making showings complicated or difficult.
But one you may slip into without realizing it is hiring a full time agent who only works part time. Lots of agents today have started not working weekends, so if a buyer agent wants to present you with an offer it has to wait till Monday and maybe by then the buyer has had second thoughts. Don't you want to get that offer on Saturday afternoon or … (26 comments)

nick vandekar: 39 Old Forge Crossing, Devon, PA 19333 Just Listed! - 02/07/18 12:01 PM
 
 
Imagine sitting here with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee, enjoying the view and just relaxing after a hard days work or enjoying the sound of bird song in the morning.
Beautiful second floor 2 bed 2 bath second floor condo end unit. It is very conveniently located near the car park. No need to walk around the building in the rain or snow. Completely remodeled kitchen, hall bath and the en suite master bath. Newer interior doors. A new heater and A/C were installed July 2011. The balcony catches the morning sun, so it is nicely shaded from … (21 comments)

nick vandekar: Don't play Kim's Game with your possessions! - 02/02/18 01:33 PM
Remember Kim's Game, where you have to remember the items on a tray then say what they are after a period of time. The game was based on a novel by Rudyard Kipling written and released in 1901. Played in India, Kim was being trained to be a spy, they made a movie in 1950 with Errol Flynn you can see the trailer to the original movie here, it was remade in 1984 as a TV movie which I found out when doing research, but little is mentioned about it other than it was very slow compared to the original 1950 … (27 comments)

nick vandekar: In January we raised $200! - 01/30/18 08:42 AM
One of our aims this year is to make a donation of $100 with each home sale to Surrey Services for Seniors. So in January we raised $200.
We obviously want to raise much more than that during 2018. So we want to encourage you to list your home with us this year, there is a significant lack of inventory in our area and plenty of home buyers looking for homes. Many of those currently on the market have been on for longer than 100 days and buyers are waiting patiently for home owners to list.
Likewise, if you are looking for a home, … (12 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Condo New Listing coming soon! - 01/30/18 06:58 AM
We just sold a Tredyffrin Easttown Old Forge Crossing 1 bed condo with a den, bathroom and balcony this month. Now we have  a luxurious 2 bed 2 bath Old Forge Crossing condo on the second floor coming to market soon.
Don't you just love it when the email dings and a past client lets you know they want you to list their home for sale.
We get this all the time, past 5 star reviews turn into future listings, both with past clients and with new clients who see the reviews and reach out to us for help.
We list and sell a … (8 comments)

nick vandekar: Who should keep bees in Tredyffrin Easttown? - 01/29/18 09:28 AM
Last year I struck up a conversation with Paul Dangel a local beekeeper. This is the third video in a series on the three W's of beekeeping. Why keep bees? Where can you keep bees? Who should and shouldn't keep bees? 
 
To see other parts of the series, follow these links:
Part 1 of the Series, What is your why for keeping bees?
Part 2 of the Series Are there rules on keeping bees In Tredyffrin Easttown?
 
Whether you want to keep bees or not we can help you find the right place to live for you and your hives if need be.
Contact Nick Vandekar, Tredyffrin … (8 comments)

 
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Devon, PA

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