selling the main line: Homes for sale - new inventory - 05/29/21 01:41 PM
Everyone is complaining about the lack of inventory and this week we did our bit to help out.
 
We just listed this 4 bed 3 1/2 bath town home in Coddington View in Pottstown at 192 Stone Hill Drive, priced at $300,000 it has a ton of upgrades selected by the original purchasers. 
 
 
Open House Sunday May 30 10-12. 
 
Wonderful end unit town home, with every upgrade they could get, Upgraded flooring, 9' ceilings on main level, main bedroom with trey ceiling, fans throughout the house, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, tiled showers, large step down rear deck 14' by 12' approx. size, … (16 comments)

selling the main line: 5 things that affect your credit score - 02/23/21 11:14 AM
This week Shawn DeAngelo of Prosperity Home Mortgage and I discuss five things that affect your credit score and your ability to qualify for a mortgage and get a great rate at the same time. Check out the video of our conversation and don't despair if you have some negative events in your life, we discuss those as well and be aware you may still be able to qualify for a mortgage even after a bankruptcy.
 
For mortgage help contact Shawn DeAngelo of Prosperity Home Mortgage at 484-297-2192 or ShawnD@PHMLoans.com. 
Buying or selling on or around the Main Line, contact Nick Vandekar, Selling … (4 comments)

selling the main line: A conversation about mortgages and buyer behaviours - 02/16/21 11:58 AM
We all know what we should do, most of us though, don't do what we know we should or we even sometimes do the opposite. Where a mortgage is concerned that can be disasterous if you want to buy a home.
I had a conversation with Shawn DeAngelo of Prosperity Home Mortgages this week about some do's and don'ts when applying for a mortgage, watch our video, admittedly a litte long but packed with information and share any that you can think of that might derail a mortgage in the comments.
Interested in buying a Main Line home, contact Nick Vandekar, Selling the … (9 comments)

selling the main line: How to make your offer stand out in today's market - 02/05/21 10:54 AM
We all know that in today's hot, hot buyer's market that an offer needs to stand out and be a little different. Prosperity Home Mortgage has been offering a great product the Propserity Buyers' Advantage; this is a program where buyers get fully approved for a loan, barring the appraisal and the title work. All paperwork from the buyer is reviewed by an underwriter and a commitment is issued with only the purchase details needing to be completed.
I had a great conversation today with Shawn DeAngelo of Prosperity Home Mortgage about this program and some other things about preapprovals and mortgages. … (7 comments)

selling the main line: Why your pre-approval is no longer as good as you think it is! - 01/27/21 09:10 AM
As agents for years we have been telling our prospective clients to speak to a mortgage provider and to get preapproved as the first step in searching for and buying a home.
Most prospective buyers know this and dutifully speak to a mortgage provider and get their preapproval for a mortgage and with this in hand then contact a Realtor to help them buy a home.
But something has happened over the last few years that no longer makes that pre-approval of any value. For the past three years, agents have been talking about the low inventory of homes for resale, as well … (11 comments)

selling the main line: Nick Vandekar Team welcomes Sindhu Manchester - 01/07/21 12:46 PM
I am very happy today to announce the addition to our team of Sindhu Manchester. Sindhu has been hosting my Open Houses at the end of last year and I asked her to join my team after watching her professionalism and style during a very difficult time.
 
Originally born and raised in Zambia, Africa, Sindhu came to New York in 1997 as an international student to pursue a bachelor’s degree in International Business, and later, a higher education in Accounting. Sindhu always knew that she wanted a vocation that would allow her to help others, and found her true calling here, in … (14 comments)

selling the main line: 50 Carol Lane, Malvern under contract - 12/01/20 07:34 AM

Now under contract 4 bed 2 bath Summit Ridge Ranch, located on 3/4 acre lot, but with 1.3 acres of privacy. In ground pool with a new liner and cover, shed, plus propane powered house generator. Recently painted and with custom trim throughout. Enter into the living room, with an open floor plan to dining area, with hardwood floors and kitchen. French doors to deck with awning, deck was recently re-finished, eat dinner overlooking the pool or enjoy a drink as you relax in your own recreational area. Three good sized bedrooms with new carpets on the main floor and a … (9 comments)

selling the main line: Video tour of 315 Valley Stream lane, Chesterbrook PA 19087 - 10/21/20 01:41 PM
Our new listing in Chesterbrook at 315 Valley Stream Lane, Wayne PA 19087 goes live in the MLS today. We already have multiple appointments lined up for today, an Open House is planned for Saturday from 1-4 pm and I don't think this 3 bed, 2 bath condo is going to last long, especially as it has the added benefit of a single car detached garage, a west facing patio to enjoy the lingering rays of the sun as it dips below the horizon along with a wonderful kitchen as well.
 
Take a tour, virtually with our video, and stop by on … (15 comments)

selling the main line: Sold and Closed 744 Moore Avenue, another happy buyer! - 09/29/20 01:57 PM
Finding the right home is not easy at the best of times. Lack of inventory, moving across the country, learning your way around, looking at homes on line and virtually all made it harder for this client. 
 
But, after a couple of weeks or arriving in PA, settling down, renting a short term apartment, finding a new car, getting school established for her son, she was ready.
 
We took a day to tour, we visited ten homes, many we were able to discount right away. I had her son naming them as we left so they would remember them and ranking them as … (18 comments)

selling the main line: Don't wait! Taking action leads to success - 07/30/20 09:26 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets is always encouraging us to Take Action in his posts. This week I got a call from a client who I have been showing homes to for a little while, but all fell short for one reason or another. They had just seen a home they had driven by and wanted to make an offer.
 
It was a coming soon listing, which meant no showings. They loved the location and the look of the lot from the road. It was an estate selling the home, and they did not want to wait till it … (4 comments)

selling the main line: Too late for this Old Forge Crossing condo - 07/24/20 10:18 AM
 
This beautiful one bed, one bath condo with a rare water view is in a prized location in Old Forge Crossing in Devon PA 19333.
After a flurry of activity on Tuesday, we had several offers to review and my sellers selected one they thought was the best. So 437 Old Forge Crossing, Devon PA 19333 is now under contract and a pending sale.
 
The buyer had lost out on several other offers and had learnt their lesson well crafting a strong offer with great terms for my sellers.
 
 
Seen by many buyers at 437.OldForgeCrossing.com, this home had lots to offer, with many recent upgrades. Located … (11 comments)

selling the main line: Valley Forge Park offers so much - 07/16/20 08:30 AM
When I chose to live in Chesterbrook last year I knew access to Valley Forge Park was a big reason why I chose this location. Easy access from my front door to walk in nature. I literally step out my door and start walking along Valley Creek. Almost every day this walk offers me something wonderful to be grateful for seeing.
Last night, as we were returning, I see something swimming in the creek, then realize it is a beaver. I have never seen a beaver other than at the zoo before and definitely not in this area. It was just swimming … (11 comments)

selling the main line: What are you looking at? - 07/07/20 08:28 AM
I have been thinking or pondering about this recently on my walks. What am I looking at? Is it the whole picture or just a part? I had seen some photos of a listing recently, selling a life style they were wonderful, selling the house, not so much as they were all close ups of a wonderful bed with beautiful sheets and pillows, but that was all you could see, not the room at all.
 
Sometimes we need to focus on the details, and other times we need to step back and see the whole picture. A small detail can derail a … (29 comments)

selling the main line: 307 Tregaron Road in Bala Cynwyd is under contract - 05/28/20 01:57 PM
As PA has now been open for just over a week for real estate, we are seeing a lot more activity. I placed 307 Tregaron Road in Bala Cynwyd under contract today, after receiving an agreement from some first time home buyers.
My investors did a lovely job, much more than they had expected when they puchased this property, updating lots of things throughout the house.
The house is in a great location in Lower Merion, close to Montgomery Avenue, lots of shops, cafes, restaurants.
So, we have a 60 day close, but my client is pleased it is under agreement.
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selling the main line: Closed - 633 Coates Lane, King of Prussia - 04/03/20 09:34 AM

This sale had some challenges, multiple offers, a bad appraisal, change of lender, new appraisal, delays and Coronavirus pandemic.
But this lovely renovated town home in the heart of Heritage Manor in King of Prussia, with three beds, 2 1/2 baths is now closed.
Settlement felt very odd, all week we have been working towards it, with deed packages, final walk through, removing the lock box, picking up the deed package, dropping off the package, key and deposit check to the title company handling closing. All done without meeting face to face with anyone. Today, is usually a day of celebration, with clients, … (14 comments)

selling the main line: You can view this home at 24-1 Main Ave., Berwyn PA 19312 online - 03/18/20 03:24 PM
This home goes active in our MLS tomorrow morning, if you are worried about going out to view homes right now, check out the video below and the link to the listing photos in the Virtual Tour below.
 
Berwyn Village Court town home, built in 2017 and still has that new home feel, in the heart of Berwyn itself lies this amazing town home, three beds 2 1/2 baths, literally minutes or less to everywhere you want to be in Berwyn, SEPTA Regional Rail Station, La Cabra Brewing, Berwyn Taverm, 30 Main, Casey's Pour House, Veekoo Asian Restaurant, Thai, Italian and Mexican … (14 comments)

selling the main line: Lower Merion gem! New Listing - 03/08/20 06:09 PM
We just listed this gem in Bala Cynwyd in Lower Merion. What's not to like about this home.
Beautiful, newly renovated twin with 4 beds and 2 1/2 baths, 307 Tregaron Road is sure to delight. 
Some of the updates include the all new electrical wiring and fully updated panel and grounding, new LED lights throughout the house, new drywall with exterior walls insulated, freshly painted exterior and basement walls and all new plumbing fixtures. It also displays refinished hardwood flooring and new tiles in all of the bathrooms and the beautiful sunroom. New 3 Zone HVAC system with individual room controls, … (20 comments)

selling the main line: Happy Holidays! - 12/20/19 01:03 AM
The only purpose of this precise post is to wish you Happy Holidays, whatever you celebrate.I wish you a time of peace, rest and reflection of your blessings. Every one of us, whatever is happening in our lives has things we can consider are going right. Whilst the holidays can be a time of stress for many people, focusing on those things that are right and good in your life will allow you to enjoy the people and events around you, coping with the hiccups or bumps in the road which inevitably happen over the holiday period.It is also a time, when … (21 comments)

selling the main line: Video interview with David Mackey of Malvern Maps - 12/12/19 01:34 PM
I had a great time filming this video with David Mackey of Malvern Maps hearing how he got interested in maps, and seeing part of his collection and the sort of maps he sells. Locally for Chester County residents and those who grew up in the area, David through his business Malvern Maps sells plates from Railroad Atlases which often show all the land around the various rail road stations up to about a mile away as well as maps of chester County. These make great gifts, and the colors are often in good condition due the atlases not having been … (10 comments)

selling the main line: Make Your Offer HEFTY HEFTY HEFTY, NOT Wimpy Wimpy Wimpy! - 11/21/19 08:17 AM
This is an excellent post by Candice A. Donofrio from AZ about making offers that are attractive to a seller. Everything in this post is so true that I had to repost it for any Tredyffrin Easttown or Main Line buyers who are not being successful with their purchase offers.
If a house is not selling it is often said it is the price, lower the price and it will sell. Likewise, if your offers are not being accepted, it may be the price, but it also may be the terms you are inserting into the contract. Think like a seller, what is goingto … (6 comments)

 
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543

Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Devon, PA

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