pennsylvania: 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)

pennsylvania: 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)

pennsylvania: 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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pennsylvania: 876 Taylor Drive, Folcroft PA OPEN HOUSE Sunday, August 3rd, 1-3pm - 07/31/08 01:59 PM
I will be co-hosting an open house at this property, Sunday August 3rd from 1pm to 3pm. If you can't make it to the open house, call 610-565-1300 to schedule a private tour. This end-unit townhome has 3 bedrooms, and 2 full baths. Priced under $135,000, it is a great find in this market, and is sure to make a fine home for the new owners -- maybe you! The property is located in the Delmar Village section of Folcroft, PA -- conveniently located to the Philadelphia international airport, and easy access to public transportation. … (0 comments)

pennsylvania: 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)

pennsylvania: Area Bridge Tolls Likely to Increase this Fall - 07/10/08 11:29 PM
By Rich Schiffer, Weichert Realtors
The Delaware River Port Authority, which manages the operation of several bridges in the Philadelphia Area (The Commodore Barry Bridge in the City of Chester, Delaware County and the Walt Whitman, Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross Bridges in Philadelphia)  are likely to see fare increases very soon, according to a recent proposal.
(for details of the proposal, and public hearing dates, click here)
Under DRPA'a proposed changes, the current fare of $3 (paid only when traveling from New Jersey into Pennsylvania) will go up to $4 in September 2008 and then up to $5 in September, 2010.  The … (0 comments)

pennsylvania: 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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pennsylvania: 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)

pennsylvania: 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)

pennsylvania: 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)

pennsylvania: 6827 Clover Lane, Upper Darby, Delaware County, PA - 06/30/07 01:43 AM

This 3 Bedroom townhouse, with a newly renovated kitchen, is located near the end of a quiet one-way street.  Enjoy quiet afternoons or summer barbeques on the large front patio -- or stay out of the weather, and make use of the one-car garage and finished multi-purpose room in the basement, which also includes plenty of storage space and a laundry area.End your busy day by curling up in the 2nd floor Master Bedroom, or one of 2 additional bedrooms.  Sleep soundly, knowing that in the morning you can shower yourself in sunlight in the full bathroom with skylight.If you commute by bus … (7 comments)

pennsylvania: 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)

pennsylvania: Chester Community Grocery Co-op Member Announces Video Project - 06/06/07 04:50 AM
Rich Schiffer, of Weichert Realtors, and a member of the Chester Grocery Community Co-op Marketing Committee, is working on a video project that will showcase the impact that the Co-op can make on the lives of people in the City of Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
For more information about the Chester Co-op, read Chester Co-op -- a Community Investing in Itself To see a printable version of the membership brochure, click hereIf you would like to support the Co-op as an individual, corporation, or organization without becoming a member, please consider joining the Chester's Community Grocery Co-op Partnership Program 
The video project will encompass about half … (2 comments)

pennsylvania: Residential Real Estate Market Analysis: Sadsbury Township - 04/12/07 04:32 AM
by Rich Schiffer, Weichert Realtors 
A recent review of residential sales in Sadsbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania revealed some interesting trends.
2005:
132 Units Listed$37,061,231 Listed Volume$280,766 Listed Average (County-wide average = $421,581)81 Units Sold$20,640,668 Sold Volume$254,823 Sold Average (County-wide average = $358,553)40 Average DOM (County-wide Average = 45)
2006:
98 Units Listed$27,440,003 Listed Volume$280,000 Listed Average (County-wide average = $445,783)66 Units Sold$17,112,807 Sold Volume$259,284 Sold Average (County-wide average = $376,077)50 Average DOM (County-wide Average = 56)
Several things jump out at me when I look at these numbers:
Sadsbury list prices were "level", but sold prices increased:List prices droped less than 1/2 of 1 %  -- essentially levelSale prices increased … (1 comments)

pennsylvania: Meet Eagles Fullback Thomas Tapeh #38 - 04/10/07 09:27 AM
This Saturday, April 14th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there is a Free Wellness Fair at the YWCA at 7th & Sproul  in Downtown Chester, Delaware County, PA.
Featuring:
A personal appearance by Philadelphia Eagles Full Back #38 Thomas Tapeh All sorts of fun and games for the kids (I will be teaching a Juggling class!)Lots of free delicious food, entertainment, nutritional instruction, chair massage -- and moreInformation about Chester's Community Grocery Cooperative ("the Co-op") - also available at http://www.chestercoop.com/All events are open to the public - you do not need to be a member of the Co-op.
Hope to see … (0 comments)

pennsylvania: Super Sunday -- April 22 - 04/08/07 01:52 PM
The annual "Super Sunday" event in Media is rapidly approaching.
April 22, 2007 will see a plethora of vendors on State Street in Media as well as around Veteran's Square.This open air shopping experience is scheduled for 9am to 5pm, and the rain date is set for April 29th.
Expect to find great sales and deals:  food, antiques, collectibles, clothing, you name it!
If you want space for a table or booth, the cost is $65 per table.  (I may try a table with some handouts for consumers -- never know it might be just the thing to put me in front of my next … (5 comments)

pennsylvania: Commercial Revitalization: "If you build it, they will come." - 04/06/07 09:40 AM
Chester Commercial Real Estate Market: A Field of Dreamsby Rich Schiffer, Weichert Realtors
There has been much written about how well the commercial sector of the real estate market has been doing, in a time when the residential sector was experiencing a drawback from its 2004 peak. Here are some prime examples:
Press Release, Feb 22, 2007 courtesy of National Association of RealtorsPA's Commercial Market: A Bright Spot' in the Economy? courtesy of PA Association of RealtorsSoutheastern PA Housing Market Facts Sheet courtesy of http://www.buyersmarket2007.org/National averages and national statistics are useful if you are the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, but not if you … (3 comments)

pennsylvania: Linvilla Orchards - 04/06/07 09:19 AM

One of the many fine features that Delaware County has to offer its residents, is one of the last working farms in the Delaware Valley, Linvilla Orchards.
Operated by the same Linvill family since 1914, this 300 acre farm serves as an agricultural, educational, and recreational destination for residents of Delaware County.  Located at 137 W. Knowlton Road in Media, PA, this farm does its part to enhance the real estate values and quality of life in the surrounding municipalities and neighborhoods.  Open year round (closed only 1st week of January) they supply farm fresh food and nearly world-famous baked goods to those … (4 comments)

pennsylvania: My 1st Experience with the new Emergency Department at Crozer Chester Medical Center - 04/03/07 07:32 AM
I wanted to give you all an update on my son's condition.
This morning, Chuckie climbed in bed with us around 5:30 a.m.  His coughing had kept him (and us) up most of the night, and his twin brother Joey had joined us in bed about 3 hours earlier, presumably to get away from Chuckie's loud coughing.  Chuck was feverish, and his head was sweaty, so I immediately knew something was really bothering him.  His breathing was shallow and rapid, and sounded raspy.  No degree of calming or soothing on our part could get him to slow his breathing down, so we … (12 comments)

pennsylvania: Residential Real Estate Market Analysis: Willistown Township - 03/25/07 03:50 AM
by Rich Schiffer, Weichert Realtors 
A recent review of residential sales in Willistown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania revealed some interesting trends.
2005:
294 Units Listed$198,425,253 Listed Volume$674,915 Listed Average (County-wide average = $421,581)182 Units Sold$96,158,975 Sold Volume$528,346 Sold Average (County-wide average = $358,553)56 Average DOM (County-wide Average = 45)
2006:
368 Units Listed$252,065,438 Listed Volume$684,960 Listed Average (County-wide average = $445,783)165 Units Sold$85,569,898 Sold Volume$518,605 Sold Average (County-wide average = $376,077)50 Average DOM (County-wide Average = 56)
Several things jump out at me when I look at these numbers:
Willistown list prices rose, but sold prices declined:List prices rose about 1.488%Sale prices declined 1.844%
Willistown homes sell for considerably more … (0 comments)

 
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