wayne: 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)

wayne: 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)

wayne: Friday morning excursion - 09/29/17 12:05 PM
We decided to take a quick morning excursion to Chanticleer Gardens in Radnor. It is a short drive from our home in Tredyffrin Township and always a delight to enjoy. These gardens are very natural, acorns sit in the beds, flowers droop as they age, it is not like Longwood where everything is pristine all the time, this is a real garden like ours.
Every time we go we feel inspired and encouraged. We get ideas and feel we can do this or that we have seen.
Here is a view of the main house from the bottom of the garden...
This is a great idea, … (18 comments)

wayne: The Main Line Antiques Show & Surrey Services for Seniors - 09/08/17 07:05 AM
The Main Line Antiques Show, other events and Surrey Services for Seniors
 
As you know I manage an antique show for a local charity I support, Surrey Services for Seniors. Yesterday, I was asked to appear on Surrey Solutions a program they film for the local community television network in our township which gets shared with other neighboring community channels as well.
I borrowed some items from some of our local exhibitors and for about half an hour we chatted and discussed the show. If you are local, you can obtain complimentary general admission tickets at the show website  www.MainLineAntiquesShow.com. You can order … (6 comments)

wayne: Tredyffrin Easttown home owners - We generated 11 offers! - 07/27/17 10:23 AM
Last week we began marketing a new Tredyffrin Easttown listing. Yesterday we presented our seller with 11 offers.
What did we do to generate 11 offers?
Firstly we realized the home required work and was going to be sold "As is" with the seller unable to do any repairs. The home was not going to be staged and had been vacant for a while but we felt that honesty was the best policy.
I took photos, and filmed a walk through video, highlighting the salient points. Our description let everyone know the home required work but underneath had good bones.
We discussed who the likely … (5 comments)

wayne: Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - New Listing - 07/19/17 06:01 PM
Just Listed Main Line Home
Large 4 bed 2 1/2 bath colonial with great flow. Located in a cul de sac in Tredyffrin Township this home sits on just over half an acre with a large flat back yard and an in ground pool. The home has great flow throughout with hard wood floors, 2 wood burning fireplaces and plenty of access to that lovely back yard with sliders to a brick patio and porch.

Home appears to have good bones and is being sold as is, and is in need of some cosmetic updating and rehabbing, but offers builders, contractors and investors … (8 comments)

wayne: 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)

wayne: 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)

wayne: New Restaurant - Dandan - 05/16/17 05:07 PM
New Tredyffrin Easttown Restaurant opens in Devon
Dandan has just opened in the space where Ellas used to be in Devon Square. This restaurant a sister to their Rittenhouse Square location has been opened by Devon natives Kevin and Cat Huang,  in just the last week. For a Tuesday night with no grand opening announced it was busy and Cat told us that at the weekend they had over a hundred people. The space is a great location with a bar and doors in the main area that slide open so on an evening like tonight with temperatures in the 70's it was … (19 comments)

wayne: Wayne real estate market report - 04/24/17 12:00 PM
Wayne real estate market report
Wayne postal code covers lots of areas outside of Wayne itself, including areas of Upper Merion, Tredyffrin and even Chesterbrook. 
Like many other local areas sales were up and inventory is down compared to last year. The median price jumped dramatically by $166,050 a 45% increase, more on that later, interestingly days on market also rose.
Attached home sales, town homes and twins, actually dropped year over year whilst all the other areas increased. Condo sales increased by 50% and detached homes doubled year over year.
These increases help to explain the big jump in median sales price. As the … (9 comments)

wayne: More Victorian Highlights - 03/28/17 01:37 PM
All along the Main Line in Devon and Wayne particularly we find Victorian homes. As stated in my post Not All Victorians are Alike there are many around the town of Wayne. On both sides of Route 30, Lancaster Avenue, in North and South Wayne we find Victorian homes, on Midland, N. and S. Wayne Avenues, all the tree named streets in N. Wayne and many others.
These Victorians do have a similar look, but as you go through them you notice certain features which make this or that one stand out. Sometimes as in our last post it was the openess and … (14 comments)

wayne: Tredyffrin Easttown - Another reason for living here - 02/21/17 12:36 PM
Tredyffrin Easttown - Another reason for living here
There are multiple studies on how exposure to languages at a young age helps child development and the learning of multiple languages as children age. The more natural the teaching method the better. Today, I interviewed Helena Malarkey, the Founder and Program Director of LingoLearning. Helena is part of our local Berwyn Devon Business Association and has lived in the school district for about eight years.
LingoLearning, Foreign Language for Everyone. Making learning languages fun at any age.
LingoTots a program for pre-schoolers
LingoKids classes are offered as an after or pre-school program at local elementary schools
LingoTeens … (14 comments)

wayne: Tredyffrin Easttown Single Family Home Market Report January 2017 - 02/17/17 01:33 PM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - Single family homes January 2017
The Tredyffrin Easttown Real estate market is strong and healthy.
There are currently 126 single family Tredyffrin Easttown homes for sale. 12 of these homes for sale are under contract. Prices range from $215,000 for a 3 bed 1 bath home to $8,000,000 for a 9 bed 7 full baths and 2 half bath home. So you can see there is a large difference in the types and price of homes available.
 
There are 29 homes Pending and 15 homes Settled during January ranging in price from $329,000 - $1,400,000. Of the homes which … (2 comments)

wayne: Tredyffrin Easttown School District - 01/27/17 11:41 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Public Schools
 
Tredyffrin Easttown is a combination of two townships, Tredyffrin and Easttown to form one school district, currently rated in 2017 as the #1 School district in the nation on Niche. It consists of one high school, Conestoga High School, two middle schools Valley Forge Middle and Tredyffrin Easttown Middle, and 5 elementary schools, Beaumont, Devon, New Eagle, Valley Forge and Hillside. The area primarily consists of single family homes and includes Paoli, Berwyn, Daylesford, Devon, Strafford and Wayne including Chesterbrook. It consists of 38 square miles all located in Chester County.
 
 Conestoga High School
 
 
Located on Irish Road in Tredyffrin … (5 comments)

wayne: Main Line Secrets - 01/19/17 10:46 AM
Main Line Secrets
This series of posts is about places or events going on that many just are not aware of. Today, this Main Line Realtor wants to share one of our favorite places. It in truth is not that much of a secret to many Main Line residents, but often those from outside of the area may miss it.
Chanticleer Gardens in Wayne is a wonderful English style garden. Originally the estate of Adolph Rosengarten, Sr and his wife Christine it is filled with beautiful natural flowers and trees. You can follow Chanticleer on Facebook. We never leave Chanticleer without some idea for … (2 comments)

wayne: The Main Line Antiques Show 2017 - 01/11/17 01:07 PM
The Main Line Antiques Show 2017
This years Main Line Antiques Show will be October 7 & 8 at Cabrini University in Wayne PA, with an opening night party on October 6. Right in the heart of the Main Line. I have helped organize this show for 11 years and have chaired and managed it for the past 6 years. As part of our commitment to giving back to our community we have raised over a million dollars for Surrey Services for Seniors, the beneficiary of The Main Line Antiques Show a local charity which helps Seniors to Age in Place.
This year our goal … (11 comments)

wayne: I'm thankful for Chanticleer - 11/17/16 12:08 AM
We LOVE gardens and so I am Thankful for Chanticleer.
Living on the Main Line people think there is not much green around us, but that is far from the truth. I shared how I am Thankful for Valley Forge National Park, But, Chanticleer is a wonderful garden open during the late Spring through the Summer season. It was a private estate, but now in trust and has wonderful natural gardens on the rolling hills of the estate. Friday evenings in the summer you can bring a picnic and the place is packed, and although you may find it hard to find a … (4 comments)

wayne: Chesterbrook Sales in November 2014 - 12/08/14 04:23 AM

Six homes went to settlement in November 2014 in Chesterbrook, priced from $165,000 for a 2 bed 2 bath condo apartment of 1266 sq feet to $351,000 for a 4 bed 2 1/2 bath condo townhouse of 2035 sq feet.
Nine homes also went under contract and are now pending priced from $239,000 for a 2 bed 1 1/2 bath 1570 sq feet townhouse to a 4 bed 3 1/2 bath 2280 sq feet townhouse at $419,900. (These prices are the shown asking price, till they settle we don't know what sellers accepted or if they gave any seller assists.)
Chesterbrook … (1 comments)

wayne: Spring is here - well at least for the Main Line real estate market - 02/11/13 12:35 AM
The Main Line area outside of Philadelphia is hopping where real estate is concerned. Spring has sprung, it is here now, even whilst the snow sits on the ground. At all price levels homes are selling. Buyers are looking desperately for homes that meet their needs in the school districts they want to be in and the locations where they want to live.
Old Forge Crossing a forty acre condo development has seen several one bedroom units go under offer. Chesterbrook has seen townhomes selling in days with multiple offers, Berwyn, Devon, Wayne and Lower Merion all have seen homes selling quickly … (1 comments)

wayne: Chesterbrook market update - 01/23/13 01:56 AM
After mentioning the lack of inventory in the housing market for the past few weeks, Chesterbrook has seen a definite uptick in activity. Currently there are seven homes for sale, one is under contract but is still being marketed and can be shown, of the seven, six are two bedroom homes priced from $195,000 to $289,900 and one is a three bedroom townhome priced at $359,900; with nine homes pending,five two bedrooms and some three and one four bedroom homes, these latter selling very quickly in a matter of days with prices ranging for all from $205,000 to $389,000. So there is still a … (2 comments)

 
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