tredyffrin easttown: Accepting life as it is! - 06/18/19 06:10 AM
I was reading Michael Jacobs post today about Kindness without Borders, a worthy read. As I thought about what he had written and how he mentioned that the practice is an ongoing lesson, I realized my  ongoing lesson is to accept what is. To be present, and without judgment, to stay in flow, without labeling things either good or bad.
We are so quick to jump to a decision that an event is good or bad. We label it and react accordingly. Our emotions rise or fall depending on the label we post upon the event. We then allow our emotions to control how we … (20 comments)

tredyffrin easttown: Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA - 03/18/19 10:09 AM

One of the places I like to hike near me is Valley Forge Park. The rolling hills and the open spaces allow you to enjoy the blue skies we so often get, even in the depths of winter. With blue skies, even when cold you get the warmth from the sun. Generally where ever you are in the park, if you are on the walking trail that loops around the park you cannot miss seeing the tower from the Washington Memorial Chapel. I have posted many photos of it over time, on sunny days, foggy days, snowy days as it stands … (8 comments)

tredyffrin easttown: Harlem Wizards head to Tredyffrin Easttown March 22, 2019 - 03/15/19 12:28 PM
Great opportunity to have some fun and support a wonderful local charity FLITE, as well. Watch our local school principals and staff as they take on the Harlem Wizards. 

tredyffrin easttown: Saturday walk in Tredyffrin Easttown - 02/16/19 02:09 PM
Our weather has been topsy turvy in Tredyffrin Easttown, snow and ice earlier in the week, temperatures of 61 degrees yesterday. So with a nice clear blue sky, a rather brisk temperature of 38 degrees and a little time on my hands I grabbed my hiking boots and visited one of my favourite spots.The George Lorrimer Preserve on North Valley Road in Paoli/Malvern. One of the things I love about our area are all the spaces you can walk and get outside and enjoy nature. Buying a home here allows you to enjoy these spaces,national parks, township parks, state parks, private arboretum, … (4 comments)

tredyffrin easttown: Old Forge Crossing Devon PA 19333, Sales Data 2018 - 02/13/19 09:48 AM
Old Forge Crossing saw a light year for sales in 2018; with a total of just 23 sales. Of these sales 19 were one bedroom units including those with and without a den, 4 were two bedroom units and 1 was a townhouse. Sales are shown in the table below. For more information look below the table.
Old Forge Crossing in 2018 was like much of the market and inventory was light. At this entry point in the market there is usually a good supply of buyers and competition with Drummers Lane and Chesterbrook is common. Overall, prices held up very well … (4 comments)

tredyffrin easttown: White Clay Creek Preserve and State Park - 02/10/19 07:23 AM
Yesterday I met up with some new friends from a group I have joined who hike regularly. I am finding all sorts of places where you can walk short or long distances. Whilst it is cold and the trees have no leaves right now you can see these will be wonderful places come Spring through the Fall.
We met up yesterday at White Clay Creek Preserve and State Park, which is right on the Pennsylvania Delaware border. When it was mentioned we would have some hills to climb in Delaware there was some joking that there are no hills in Delaware and … (5 comments)

tredyffrin easttown: Frigid, but great weather to look at homes - 01/31/19 11:57 AM
In cold weather many buyers stay home in the warm. But this is great weather to look for homes and get an advantage over those who don't venture out. But you need a realtor who is not afraid of the cold.
Thursday is hiking day, well every day is hiking day. But Thursdays the Appalachian Mountain Club hosts a hike at Valley Forge Park, 6-7 miles. When I got up this morning, although it was blue skies, the temperature was zero degrees Fahrenheit. I was having second thoughts
I decided to go hiking anyway. So dressed in several layers, put some warmers in my gloves … (11 comments)

tredyffrin easttown: Hakata Ramen and Sushi Wayne PA have you tried it yet? - 01/18/19 08:55 AM
Last night we visited Hakata Ramen and Sushi in the Gateway Shopping Plaza in Tredyffrin Easttown. Here is what we thought.
This is a new restaurant, locally owned and the first Ramen restaurant in Tredyffrin Easttown. It is a BYOB, with pretty modern decor although there were some interesting design choices which jarred with the overall design. For example some old window frames with fake flowers which did not seem to agree with the mural on the wall by the open kitchen. Tables and chairs were not great quality, and one booth had you looking at the back of another bench. 
How was … (12 comments)

tredyffrin easttown: New construction homes for sale in Tredyffrin Easttown January 2019 - 01/14/19 01:06 PM
We are always being asked by buyers about new homes in Tredyffrin Easttown. Well it is January 2019 and we thought this quick video showcases three town home developments, all of which are new construction, two have just a few homes left and one, a small development of just five homes has just been listed. These homes are all priced above $600,000 and vary from 3 bed 2 1/2 bath homes to 4 bed 4 1/2 bath homes with attached garages.  Call us for help.
Watch the video for a quick review. If your interest is for a single family detached home … (4 comments)

tredyffrin easttown: 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)

tredyffrin easttown: Have you made any resolutions for your house! - 01/02/19 08:23 AM
It's that time again! Tredyffrin Easttown homeowners bet you forgot about making any resolutions for your house!
You know the start of the new year when everyone makes personal resolutions, new personal and business goals, a word to live the year by.
That is all well and good on the personal front, we all need to continue to grow. But as a Tredyffrin Easttown home owner have you made or set any resolutions or goals for your home this year?
When you buy a home, it is never perfect, whatever we tell ourselves and all our friends. Even those buying multi-million dollar homes … (18 comments)

tredyffrin easttown: It's all about community! - 09/06/18 10:59 AM
As a realtor my job is to help people buy and sell houses in Tredyffrin Easttown and along and around the Main Line. But it includes a responsibility to support our communities as well. One of the driving forces in my life is to help others. So, when I do anything I always consider how I can use it to help others even when it is something personal.
I recently decided to embark on a personal challenge, to walk one of the Camino de Santiago routes. These are pilgrim routes dating back thousands of years across parts of Europe all ending in … (12 comments)

tredyffrin easttown: 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)

tredyffrin easttown: 444 Chandlee Drive, Berwyn PA 19312 - SOLD - 05/11/18 09:18 AM
After being on the lookout for about 18 months our Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate buyer was ready when 444 Chandlee Drive, Berwyn PA 19312 in Waynesbrooke East had a recent price reduction. She was educated, prepared and understood what it might take to win a bidding war. Today we settled and 444 Chandlee Drive in Berwyn PA 19312 has a new owner.
It was a delight to work with the listing agent Kathie Bushey, who I have known for a long time as we worked through several home owners association responsibilities that arose from the home inspection and she was wonderful. As … (10 comments)

tredyffrin easttown: 142 Woodgate Lane, Paoli, PA 19301 - A beautiful home! - 04/27/18 12:02 PM
Just Listed 142 Woodgate Lane, Paoli PA 19301, highly ranked Tredyffrin Easttown School District.
Beautiful 4 bed 2 1/2bath town home located in the center of Paoli, close to shops, train station, everything you need restaurants, coffee shops etc. Just minutes by car from all major Main Line locations, Wayne, Berwyn, Exton, West Chester, Wilmington. Paoli Hospital close by. Easy access to the Philadelphia Airport and the Pennsylvania Turnpike as well.
As an agent when you are asked to list a home you often don't know what you are going to get till you see the house. Sometimes you think your are going to get … (8 comments)

tredyffrin easttown: Yesterday Was - 03/25/18 09:15 AM
Before you get a pet,  in Tredyffrin Easttown, consider adopting a pet. My friend Sheila Anderson posted this blog this week and asked others to share it. 
Consider helping a pet find a home, and make yourself happy and prolong your life as well. Pets are a delight to have around and they motivate you to walk, move around and enjoy life that little bit more.
We have lots of options nearby, the Chester County SPCA, lots of local stores have adoption centers, and there are multiple other local organizations helping people find the perfect pet.
Yesterday was National Puppy Day. For me and the numerous … (8 comments)

tredyffrin easttown: It is Spring! - 03/22/18 07:42 AM
With all the storms I was looking through some photos yesterday and it reminded me that it is Spring, and in a few weeks it will look beautiful and we will have forgotten all the snow.
Usually our azaleas flower just before Mother's Day.

And of course this time of year is when the tulip fields are flowering
Wish this was my garden, but I fear the deer would have a banquet with that choice.

tredyffrin easttown: It is how you see it! - 03/22/18 07:20 AM
Snow storms can be viewed as a frustration, days lost, work not accomplished, time lost.
Alternatively, you can view them as an enforced time of reflection, time to take a deep breath, meditate, consider goals and strategies, relax and actually enter back into life refreshed and energized.
You can also use it as a time to get some work done that often gets held up because of the every day busyness of life. Decluttering your home office, or your closet, calling prospects, etc.
I did a combination of getting some work done and enjoying the time to read some books I have been meaning … (30 comments)

tredyffrin easttown: Almost Speechless Wednesday - 03/21/18 08:14 AM

It is Spring, it is snowing all day, and we are rapidly running out of wood. Thank goodness my son who lives nearby has a decent pile still, we restocked yesterday.

tredyffrin easttown: Museum passes available at Tredyffrin Easttown libraries - 03/10/18 06:00 AM

One little known benefit of our local libraries in Tredyffrin Easttown is the Museum Pass program. This has been expanded for 2018 to include Eastern State Penitentiary, Independence Seaport Museum, Wings of Freedom, Magic Gardens and the Museum of the American Revolution. 
Passes are available at Tredyffrin Libary on Upper Gulph Road in Strafford and also at Easttown Library (19 local attractions covered) on First Avenue in Berwyn, check with each library for the attractions covered by their passes. Paoli library may also have passes as they are part of the Tredyffrin Library network.
Other benefits you may not know about from the libraries are mobile … (11 comments)

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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543

Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Devon, PA

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Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400

Address: 92 Lancaster Avenue, Devon, PA, 19333

Office: (610) 225-7400

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