nick vandekar: History in our midst - 07/09/17 10:09 AM
What I love about our area is the glimpses of history around us. Driving out via Valley Forge Park to Phoenixville along Route 252 North a little before you get to Route 23 you see the bridge below. Recently repaired after a truck clipped the side and demolished a portion of it it is a glimpse of days gone by. 
There is parking close by and a lovely trail along the river or creek bank under the shade of trees. It is popular with those who want an easy flat walk and those who will challenge the hill it sits at the … (17 comments)

nick vandekar: Chesterbrook first half of 2017 - 06/30/17 08:22 AM
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 access for all major routes provide short drives to … (16 comments)

nick vandekar: For first time buyers and those who may be downsizing - 06/30/17 08:18 AM
Old Forge Crossing Condominiums
There are certain developments that are loved by the residents, be they owners or tenants. Old Forge Crossing is one of those. Located in Tredyffrin Easttown School District the two bedroom apartments and townhomes are desirable for those with smaller families who want to get into a home in this award winning and #1 rated school district by Niche.
Elementary School is New Eagle
Middle School is Valley Forge
High School is Conestoga
This development is located on a historical patch of land, close to Valley Forge Park, the British camped close by here and returned to this camp after the Paoli Massacre. … (14 comments)

nick vandekar: So you want to live in Wayne - 06/29/17 11:16 AM
So you want to live in Wayne PA. 
Wayne is a popular place for those moving to want to live, it is a lovely town with its own Art Deco Cinema and sidewalks to stroll.
Bur living in Wayne without specifying where can have you living in any one of three different counties, Montgomery, Delaware or Chester, each has very different tax rates. Secondly, you can end up in one of three different townships Tredyffrin, Radnor, or Upper Merion Township. And hence one of three different school systems if you are going to have your children attend public school, Tredyffrin Easttown, Radnor or … (12 comments)

nick vandekar: Why do I need title insurance? - 06/27/17 01:22 PM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate
This week we are tackling a question we get asked frequently, Why do I need title insurance, what does it do?
Secondly as our clients talk with the title company they then get asked do you want the standard or enhanced policy?
Well we sat down with Colleen P Heath of Sage Premier Settlements, (disclaimer they are a subsidiary of Long & Foster Real Estate and if you use them, Long & Foster makes money from that transaction).
Watch our video and let us know if you have any other questions?
Title Insurance has two parts, an owner policy which covers … (21 comments)

nick vandekar: Do you know when you need a survey? - 06/22/17 09:13 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - Do you know when you need a survey?
Buying a home in Pennsylvania and in Tredyffrin Easttown School District does not require the buyer to obtain a survey. it is a choice unlike some other states around us.
However, there are circumstances whenyou should definitely have a survey carried out. Check out our video for advice:
When you should have a survey:
If there are any disputes over property lines Building a pool Erecting a shed Planning to extend the house after purchase Erecting a fence If the amount of property you own is important to you Knowing your … (46 comments)

nick vandekar: Another 5 star review for Nick Vandekar - 06/21/17 10:52 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor Nick Vandekar just received another 5 star review from a satisfied and happy client.
We were contacted by this client after they had moved out of the area and had an Old Forge Crossing condo to sell having rented it for a while. Location was wonderful and working with the tenant went very smoothly as we got the home prepared for sale arranging showings and giving plenty of notice to the tenant. 
We got the home under contract with multiple offers very quickly and moved it along to settlement making sure to help both tenant and owner know the process … (16 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - Do I need a home inspection? - 06/21/17 10:26 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate
A common question from buyers is "Do I need a home inspection?" Watch our short video with Nick Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. in Devon PA who tackles this simple question from several different angles.
The purpose of a home inspection is to make sure the home has no material defects or safety issues that can affect the value or safety of the home. The general buyer doe snot have the experience to know the condition of a home. An agent, even an experienced agent is not a home inspector with the experience of inspecting … (3 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate 6/12/17 to 6/18/17 - 06/19/17 10:12 AM
Tredyfrrin Easttown Real Estate 6/12/17 to 6/18/17
Last week in real estate in Tredyffrin Easttown School district.
Another busy week in Tredyffrin Easttown with 31 homes settling with prices ranging from $147,000 to $1.25 million, these homes sold in an average of 46 days on market at 96.3% of their original list price.
Seven homes went pending with prices ranging from $219,000 to $999,000 these homes selling with an average days on market of 83.
21 new listings came on the market with prices ranging from $269,000 to $1.8 million, although this latter home was a relist having already been on the market for 120 days … (2 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate, What if I can't get a mortgage? - 06/17/17 08:40 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate
Frequently Asked Question: What happens to my deposit if I can't get a mortgage?
Even when you have a mortgage pre-approval things can happen to derail a real estate transaction. Many first time buyers worry they will lose their deposit if they cannot get a mortgage. Well, it all depends, and is another reason to select an experienced and strong buyers' agent to represent you so you are protected.
Watch our video that deals with this question:
Depending how your agreement of sale is written matters when a mortgage is refused.
The reason for your failing to get a mortgage might be loss … (3 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate Luxury Market May 2017 - 06/14/17 08:25 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - May 2017 Luxury market
The price point for a luxury market starts at different points across the country. Here in Tredyffrin Easttown generally anything priced above $1,000,000 is considered part of the luxury market. Being the only Christies Real Estate representative in the Philadelphia area Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., has some different price points for select programs for luxury homes. To ascertain what programs your home might enter please contact Nick Vandekar, luxury home specialist in Treedyffrin Easttown with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543.
In May 2017 the luxury … (11 comments)

nick vandekar: Great way to start a Sunday morning - 06/11/17 09:57 AM
We all need routines, having a routine helps with our day. I like to exercise and get my body moving as quickly as I can any day of the week. Today, Sunday I grabbed my bike and took off for the Chester Valley Trail. I can bike downhill to the trail and it is pretty flat all the way out to Exton from Berwyn in Tredyffrin Easttown School District.
A beautiful morning I thought the trail was going to be crowded, but check out my short video and be as surprised as I was how quiet it was today. Maybe people are … (16 comments)

nick vandekar: This week in Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - 06/10/17 06:21 AM
This week in Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate 
This is the height of the real estate spring season, we are seeing more homes coming to market as the weather improves and school draws to an end. What is left of the Spring selling season is short as families get ready for vacations, summer camps and going to the shore for the week or the weekend. 
This past week saw 19 new homes listed for sale from a 1 bed 1 bath apartment for $124,900 to a 5 bed 7 bath home for $1.895 million.
5 homes went Pending this week 2 of which came on the … (8 comments)

nick vandekar: Our Tredyffrin Easttown buyers snapped this one up - 06/09/17 06:32 AM
We had clients in town last week looking at Tredyffrin Easttown homes for sale due to a relocation. We worked diligently over the days before their arrival to prepare tours for the weekend.
However, as the day of their arrival drew closer, several properties went under contract and new properties came on the market. Showing homes in a hot market means you need to be flexible and react quickly to new listings.
While we were touring several homes were listed and we were able to incorporate them into our tours. Some we were able to quickly reject for various reasons but one caught our buyers … (14 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - May apartment sales - 06/05/17 07:14 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - Apartments and Condo Sales
Tredyffrin saw a lot of activity over the month of May with Easttown recording one sale in Devon Green of a 2 bed 2 bath apartment for $248,000.
This is normal as Tredyffrin Township carries many more apartments and condos than Easttown.
There are 12 apartments listed for sale priced between $150,000 to 250,000 with an average of these listings being on the market for 15 days. Of these listings 5 are under contract leaving 7 for sale.
There are 17 listings pending settlement all in Tredyffrin Township with prices ranging from $139,900 to $575,000, the … (6 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate Video - Why can't I see this property? - 06/03/17 06:33 AM
Why can't I see this house?
I get calls all the time to see certain properties from potential clients who do not understand how many thrid party sites work in relation to properties being available for sale in the MLS. You may find a property for sale on any of the big search sites but it is not available for showing for several reasons.
It may be under contract, it may not be allowing showings for a limited time, showings may not have begun, or it is not in the MLS as yet. All MLS systems have rules about what can be shown … (14 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown May 2017 Single Family Homes $400,000 - 500,000 - 06/02/17 05:33 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate May 2017 Housing Information Single Family Homes $400,000-500,000
There were four single family home sales in Tredyffrin Easttown School District in May 2017, two in Tredyffrin and two in Easttown. On average homes sold for 95.5% of their original listed price and took 53 days to sell. The days on market were inflated by the highest priced home to sell which was originally priced at $575,000 and ended up selling for $471,000 in 165 days. The lowest price home to sell took 6 days and sold for full price and the median home sold in 19 days selling … (6 comments)

nick vandekar: Old Forge Crossing - Devon Condos - May 2017 - 06/01/17 02:07 PM
Old Forge Crossing, Devon, PA 19333 1 and 2 bedroom condos, some with dens, some 2 bedroom condos are town homes.
May has been an active month for Old Forge Crossing Real Estate. 
There are currently three homes for sale of which one is under contract leaving a 1 bedroom and a 2 bedroom condo for sale, the 2 bedroom which came on at an eye popping price has just been reduced in price by $10,000 but they may have pushed buyers away by rejecting multiple offers.
There are 7 pending sales and 5 homes settled, selling for about 96% of the original list … (4 comments)

nick vandekar: Community Service - 06/01/17 04:59 AM
As a Realtor people often think all we do is sell houses. But most Realtors I know are involved in giving back to their communities. Whilst I give a lot of my time to Surrey Services for Seniors as an office we do muiltiple things from supporting the American Heart Association, Boys and Girls Network and collecting toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Our broker encourages us to get involved in our community with a Community Service Day designated. Every year as an office we work at the Devon Horse Show which is right next to our office and … (16 comments)

nick vandekar: Devon Horse Show brings some BIG visitors to town - 05/26/17 07:00 AM
The Devon Horse Show is in town and has brought some BIG visitors to town.
Seen on the streets around the horse show were these BIG guys:
 A friend who lives near the horse show grounds caught them walking up the street between 8 and 9 am, out for a little exercise but the video will not post at the moment. Every two years the Budweiser Clydesdales participate in the show and you can stop by the tent where they are stabled. I did that a couple of years ago and was amazed at just how big these horses are. I know they … (8 comments)

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Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Devon, PA

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Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400

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