delaware county: 97 Duncan Ln, Springfield, Delaware County, PA 19064 OPEN HOUSE 10/12 1-3pm - 10/09/08 02:44 AM
I toured this lovely Raised Rancher in Springfield yesterday.
Sitting on a corner lot, with beautiful landscaping, this could be the home you have been dreaming of.
Three bedrooms on the main floor, and a huge bonus room with a half bath in the attic make great use of the space.
There is even a potential rec-room in the finished portion of the basement, and a very large storage and workshop area as well.
A side porch, a fenced-in back yard and a garage round out the functionalality of this great home in Springfield.
There will be an open House there … (3 comments)

delaware county: 1801 North Glen Dr, Glen Mills, PA 19342 (Springhill Farms Condo) - 09/11/08 08:39 AM
I toured this Springhill Farms condo yesterday.
It is a 1st floor end-unit flat, with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths.
Shopping in the Glen Eagle Square shopping center is within what I consider an easy walk -- even with my bad knee.
The condo fees cover all your external building and lawn maintenance, so this home could represent a practically care-free lifestyle for you.
To schedule a private showing of this home, call 610-565-1300.  If you would like a list of other properties available in the Glen Mills area, contact me.

Rich Schiffer is a REALTOR with Weichert Realtors, and … (3 comments)

delaware county: Philadelphia Area has a Green Partner in PECO. - 09/08/08 11:58 AM
The southeastern PA region's largest energy services provider, PECO, has teamed up with ENERGY STAR ® to provide consumers with energy saving tools.  PECO serves over 1.6 million electric customers and 485,000 gas customers.
This is a great example of responsible corporate behavior - a company acting in the best interests of their customers, not just the company's bottom line profit. If PECO customers follow the guidelines, they will dramatically lower their energy consumption.  Bravo, PECO!

Visit www.PECO.com/save for energy saving tips and green information.
 
Consumers can learn about all sorts of energy saving (and money-saving!) tips by using … (4 comments)

delaware county: 1216 Oak Ln, Brookhaven, PA 19015 - 09/06/08 07:50 AM
I toured this property in Upland Borough, today
It is a lovely 3 bedroom twin in truly move-in condition.
Beautiful hardwood floors, newer windows, a finished basement with a powder room all make this an ideal place to call home.
The fenced back yard overlooks about 2 acres of well-maintained lawn.
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this could be the last home you will ever need.
To schedule a private tour, call 610-565-1300.
For a list of other properties for sale in the Brookhaven / Upland area, contact me

Rich Schiffer is a REALTOR with Weichert Realtors, and a certified … (1 comments)

delaware county: 304 Greenbrier Ln, Havertown, PA 19083 - 09/05/08 01:18 PM
This spectacular 4 bedroom home for sale in the Westgate Hills neighborhood of Haverford Township, Delaware County, PA is practically perfect.
But don't take my word for it...come to the open house on September 7th, from 1-4.
If you can't make it to the open house on September 7th, contact me to schedule a private tour.
You will love the flow of the floorplan, the hardwood floors, the Palladian windows in the Great Room -- not to mention the raised hearth fireplace in the family room.
The skylights and vaulted ceilings in the Great Room brings the open air feeling of the back … (0 comments)

delaware county: Vicky's Place, Swarthmore, Delaware County, PA -- A great spot in a Green Power Town - 08/29/08 02:57 PM
I had a lovely lunch with my wife and sons here the other day.  I had a sandwich (2 fried eggs, pork roll and cheese on a nice, fresh Kaiser roll).  Jinny had an omlette, Chuckie had scrambled eggs, sausage and home fries.  Joey had a bagel with cream cheese.
This cozy little luncheonette is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch, with a home-cooked feel. Homesick Swarthmore College students and locals alike enjoy the traditional fare, friendly service, and the fact that the prices won't strain your wallet.  (Our 4-person meal, including beverages and tip came to about $26)
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delaware county: 1262 Country Club Drive , Springfield, Delaware County, PA - 08/22/08 01:43 PM
I hosted an open house yesterday at this end unit townhome in the community of Golfview in Springfield, Delaware County, PA.
It is a 4 Bedroom unit with 3 full baths, and a powder room, and is convenient to Springfield Mall, Springfield Country Club, and the Healthplex at Springfield Hospital.

If you missed the open house, come to the next one, Sunday, 8/24 from 1-4pm. Or schedule a private tour by calling 610-565-1300.
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delaware county: 842 Bob White Ln, Secane, PA OPEN HOUSE 8/17, 1-4pm - 08/14/08 07:44 AM
This is a Lovely Cape in the Secane section of Ridley Township, Delaware County, PA.
To be one of the first to see this fine home, come to the open house on August 17th, from 1-4pm.
Some highlights of what you will find:
The master Bedroom on Main floor has a surprisingly huge closet The 2 Bedrooms on the upper floor share a powder room. The Modern Kitchen has a beautiful tile floor and back-splash. There is a large deck, and a fenced level back yard complete with garden shed. The home has been very well maintained, and is in move-in condition. … (0 comments)

delaware county: 209 Walter Drive, Media, PA - 08/12/08 09:58 AM
I toured this Knowltonwood 3 bedroom, 2.5 Bath home today.
It is a wonderful hillside raised ranch on a cul-de-sac which borders land that Middletown Township has designated as preserved open space.
The Kitchen and Baths have all been updated, and the hardwood floors are beautifully finished.
One of the nicest features in my opinion was the enclosed rear porch. I could spend my entire day there, enjoying the sights and sounds of nature out back.
To schedule a private tour of this property, call 610-565-1300.
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delaware county: 59 E Dutton Mill Rd, Aston, PA 19014 - 07/27/08 03:21 AM
I will be hosting an open house at this 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath single, Sunday, July 27th, from 1-4. Come to see beautiful plantings, and the large, level back yard. You will fall in love with it before you even step into the house. Aston is located in Delaware County Pennsylvania, and is located conveniently to The City of Chester, the borough of West Chester, (Chester County) and the City of Wilmington, Delaware. The Philadelphia Airport is about a 20 minute drive up I-95. Shopping at Granite Run Mall is only a few minutes away. This would be a great place … (1 comments)

delaware county: As a Family Mourns, Firefighters Say they Could have Done More with More - 07/11/08 08:06 AM
The recent tragic death of 3 Chester Residents in a house fire has firefighters on the west side of the city saying they could have done more if there was more funding, staffing, and equipment for the fire company.
It is my hope, that the city will see the value in increasing the funding for the fire department.  As the roughly $550 Million waterfront re-development project progresses, with its professional soccer stadium, new town homes, and new commercial areas, there will be dramatic increase in demand for these services, and an increase in the dollar cost of potential losses due to fire, I … (4 comments)

delaware county: 1011 Mount Holyoke Pl, Swarthmore, PA 19081 - 07/02/08 04:11 AM
I toured this property yesterday.  It is a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Rancher, with a large, level, fenced-in yard.
This is a Swarthmore Mailing Address, but Springfield School District.
Let me know if you would like to see a list of other properties in the area that might meet you needs.
If you want to make an appointment to see this property, call 610-565-1300  
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delaware county: Fundraising Dinner for "Old Borough Hall" -- "And They Called it Macaroni" - 03/27/08 05:06 AM
by Rich Schiffer, Weichert Realtors 
As a Real Estate Agent, I rarely get the opportunity to participate in events that cover both of my primary interests:  Historic Preservation, AND Community Revitalization, which are often at odds with one another.   Needless to say, when I found out about this project, which encorporates both passions, I got very excited, and thought I should share it with you:
The Friends of  the Blue Bell, are dedicated to the preservation of area historical asssets and are sponsoring the The Friends of Old Borough Hall in their efforts to create a museum of Darby and Area history. 
Please join us … (2 comments)

delaware county: Chester Community Grocery Co-Op: Sustainable Economic Stimulus - 03/11/08 01:25 PM
by Rich Schiffer
After reading Amy Brisson's article in the Delaware County Times, I feel compelled to respond:   She titled her article, "Chester's Community Grocery Co-op wants to expand."  For the sake of Chester, I truly hope they succeed, as their effort represents a level of "revitalization" that the community truly will benefit from.
The newly approved soccer stadium and the redevelopment of the Chester waterfront may be seen by future historians as the project that gave rebirth to an ailing city, but what will make that rebirth sustainable - ensuring that Chester does not fall back into the ashes it is … (2 comments)

delaware county: 6827 Clover Lane, Upper Darby PA - 02/23/08 02:02 AM
A Great value at $108,500! This 3 Bedroom townhome has a newly remodeled Kitchen, and beautiful hardwood parquet floors throughout. If you have interest in this nice Stonehurst neighborhood, here is your best chance. This property will not be on the market after March 22nd, so make an offer now! This is a quiet, one-way street, with easy access to transportation and shopping. Come by see for yourself why this home might be perfect for you. To schedule a private tour, call Weichert, Realtors at (610)436-0400. … (2 comments)

delaware county: Swarthmore homes for sale - 02/18/08 07:49 AM

Beautiful homes in the award-winning Wallingford-Swarthmore School District are available now, and these homes typically don't linger on the market.
Click here to request a list of available homes in the area. (Wallingford, Swarthmore, Nether Providence, Rutledge)
For more about the borough of Swarthmore, click here.
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delaware county: Looking for a Garage in Delaware County, PA - 01/07/08 03:44 AM
I am posting this as a plea to other agents and brokers in the Greater Philadelphia region, especially Delaware County.
A consumer has contacted me, inquiring about "Garages" in Delaware County, PA.  Specifically, they are looking for a "900-2,000 sq ft concrete block garage".  They say they have seen all that is available on the MLS, so I have done some checking through other sources, and come up with a few that may be appropriate for them, and I am including pictures and descriptions here.
Here are some of the "garage" properties I found using loopnet.com, a commercial property database site.
2213 Hannum … (7 comments)

delaware county: DELAWARE COUNTY HOMEOWNERSHIP FAIR - 09/27/07 09:19 AM
If you are considering buying a home in Delaware County, PA, you should set aside the morning of October 13th to attend the DELAWARE COUNTY HOMEOWNERSHIP FAIR
It will be held SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2007, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the First African Baptist Church, located at 901 Clifton Avenue, in Sharon Hill, PA 19079.
HOME BUYERS & HOMEOWNERS ALIKE will receive valuable information from local experts, including:
Banks & Mortgage LendersRealtors (Including Rich Schiffer, of Weichert Realtors)Non-Profit GroupsGovernment AgenciesHome InspectorsInsurance Agencies FREE ADMISSION - FREE WORKSHOPS - VENDOR FAIR - AND PRIZES!
Come learn about:
How to Purchase a HomeFinancing & Grant OptionsCredit RepairReverse … (4 comments)

delaware county: Hollywood East? Phillywood? How About Chester? - 08/30/07 01:22 PM
by Rich Schiffer, Weichert, Realtors 
In a recent article, I discussed the situation in the Commercial market in the City of Chester, Delaware County, PA which is halfway between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE.Commercial Revitalization: "If you build it, they will come." Well it seems someone got the message...
There is some interest being expressed by Pacifica Ventures to construct a Hollywood-style movie studio in the Philadelphia region, and this is one of the areas under consideration.I recently wrote a letter to the Chairman of Pacifica Ventures, and said the following:"I am not a public official here to outline a "package" to help … (6 comments)

delaware county: Market Analysis -- West 22nd Street, Chester: Good Investment Potential, or "Starter Homes" - 06/22/07 05:41 AM
By Rich Schiffer, Weichert Realtors 
I walked this neighborhood last night, with a client, looking to buy an investment property.  This home, which is currently on the market, (listed with another brokerage) was one of our scheduled stops.  
(These photos were taken while touring Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, on June 21st, 2007)
Nice shaded area with picnic table
 
Can't see it here, but there is a nice sized side yard, also.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The front and side yards are both nicely maintained.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The kitchen could stand to be updated.  Cabinet space is minimal.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appears to be a 100 amp service. 
Washer and dryer included in basement.
There are three bedrooms --
A … (1 comments)

 
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