Lansdale, PA Real Estate News

By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
The North Penn Community Network, Lansdale Center for the Performing Arts, and Lansdale Business Association have all been working together to bring the community together and promote the businesses on and around Main Street of Lansdale. April 2, 2010 was the first of the First Fridays and it was a great success!  There were 11 performance sites and more than 85 businesses that came together for a fun and high energy evening.  The schedule and themes for the next couple First Fridays are as follows: Friday, May 7th-Green First Friday Idea-Promote recycling in the community Business Currently involved:  Horizon Waste, Ritcher Drafting, & Gonzo Cell Phone Music entertainment: The Dirk Quinn Band, Morgan Ashley, and the Cellar Brothers Band Friday, June 4th-Live United-United Way First Fri...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Spring has arrived in Inglewood Gardens - a beautiful neighborhood in Towamencin Township (Lansdale Post Office) within walking distance of North Penn High School. Homes for Sale in Inglewood Gardens range in price from the mid-200K's to low-300K's.  With curving, quiet streets, Inglewood Gardens is an ideal place to call home. Residents of Inglewood Gardens attend the renowned North Penn School District (specifically Inglewood Elementary, Penndale Middle School and North Penn High School).             Inglewood Gardens is close to major commuter routes such as the Lansdale exit of the PA Turnpike and Septa's R-5 regional rail line which runs from Doylestown to Center City.  Express trains from Lansdale run daily and will get you to Center City in 40 minutes.  Being only 25 miles north...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Gristmill Run, Towamencin Township, Lansdale, PA A beautiful community of single family homes in Towamencin Township (Lansdale post office) is offered by Homes for Sale in Gristmill Run.  A very picturesque setting, Homes for Sale in Gristmill Run range from the mid $300K's to the mid $400K's.  All are single family homes of 3-4 bedrooms with 2-car garages and full basements.  Most homes in Gristmill Run are on cul-de-sacs which branch off the main street through the development (aptly named Grist Mill Run). Homes for Sale in Gristmill Run are close to major commuter routes and great shopping, schools, churches and recreation.  Only minutes from the Lansdale exit of the PA Turnpike, Homes for Sale in Gristmill Run are also just minutes from Routes 309 and 63 and the Lansdale train stat...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Lansdale, PA Real Estate - Morgandale Condos If condo living is right for you, then the Morgandale Condominium Community is where you should be living!  Located in Lansdale, Pennsylvania (Towamencin Township), this development has entrances from both Forty Foot Road and Quarry Road.  Located a quick one and a half mile drive from the Lansdale exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, this location is convenient to everything!  Shopping, schools and local businesses are all close by.  This development is in the award-winning North Penn School District, and is served by the Walton Farm Elementary School, Pennfield Middle School and the North Penn High School. Is condo living right for you?  If you don't like exterior maintenance, mowing the lawn or shoveling snow, then the answer may be yes!  If...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Lansdale, PA Real Estate - Gristmill Run If you're looking for a Montgomery County home that's long on features and moderately priced, look no further than Gristmill Run!  Located in Towamencin Township with a Lansdale, PA ZIP code (19446), Gristmill Run is a community of 156 generously sized two-story Colonial homes. This well thought out development has its main road, Grist Mill Drive, meandering through the neighborhood with residential cul-de-sacs branching off in both directions.  This makes for nice, quiet and safe streets, and smaller neighborhoods within the development.  Centrally located, Gristmill Run is minutes from the heart of Lansdale, and only two and a half miles from the Lansdale exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  Center city Philadelphia is about 25 miles away and is...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Today is the inaugural First Friday in Lansdale! From the Pavilion on Broad Street to Starbucks on Main, Lansdale will be hopping this evening with its first ever First Friday.  An ongoing joint venture presented by the Lansdale Center for the Performing Arts and North Penn Community Network, the Lansdale First Friday series starts this evening and will be held on the first Friday of every month through December 3rd, 2010.  These events will be staged from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.   Tonight's First Friday will showcase local and regional musicians and groups as well as a food demonstration, costumed characters, a Guitar Hero competition, children's activities, art displays, vendors and a classic car show. For the inaugural First Friday, there will be an opening ceremony at the Kugel Ball ...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Lansdale, PA Real Estate - Milestone at Worcester If you are looking for upscale, executive living in central Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, look no further than Milestone at Worcester. This enclave of generously sized two-story homes is located on the eastern edge of Worcester Township, with a Lansdale, Pa. (19446) ZIP code.  Part of the award-winning Methacton School District, this development is located only three miles from the Lansdale exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  Close to shopping, schools and all of the necessities of today's living, this area is also home to farms, parks and wide open spaces. A twenty minute drive will get you to the beautiful Valley Forge National Historic Park, and a forty minute drive will get you to center city Philadelphia.  And driving only one ho...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Lansdale, PA Real Estate - Brookside Farms Brookside Farms is a residential development located in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County, Pa.  The homes here have a Lansdale, Pa. address (19446), and are part of the award-winning North Penn School District. Located about 25 miles north of center city Philadelphia, Brookside Farms has a convenient location only three miles from the Lansdale exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  Nestled between Morris Road and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, most of this development has the charm and quiet that people expect from upscale suburban living.  Be aware, however, that a few of the home in the development abut the Turnpike, and get a little extra noise!  Close to shopping, schools and all of the necessities of today's living, this area is also home to...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Lansdale, PA Real Estate - Chatham Village Condominiums The Chatham Village Condominium community is located off Valley Forge Road in Towamencin Township.  Located only two and a half miles from the Lansdale exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, this community offers a prime location to enjoy the beauty and  convenience of the Lansdale area. Lansdale is the heart of the North Penn area - about 25 miles north of Center City Philadelphia.  Known for its history, scenic countryside and award-winning schools, it's a wonderful place to live, work and play. View Larger Map The Chatham Village Condominium community is a popular development that was built 40 years ago.  There is a good variety of floor plans and sizes ranging from 600 square foot one bed, one bath flats to three bed, 2.5 bath town...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Today's post is being written because of a sad fire that took place in Lansdale, PA over the weekend.  Luckily, no one was killed, but a man is in the hospital with serious burns and injuries.  One home destroyed, five homes damaged, sixteen people displaced.  While we all are greeted with fire prevention material in the fire prevention month of October -we should think about fire prevention every month of the year! The historic borough of Lansdale, Pa. (Montgomery County) is home to many families who live in houses that are 100 years or more old.  Lansdale, with its mix of row homes, twins and singles, offers challenges for firefighters because older houses tend to have more opportunity for fires to start and spread. Now, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with older homes!  I live ...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Lansdale, PA Real Estate - Stony Creek Village Located in Upper Gwynedd Township, and having a Lansdale, PA (19446) address, Stony Creek Village is a subdivision comprised of single homes, twins and town homes.   This affordable subdivision in affluent Upper Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County is located about 25 miles north of center city Philadelphia, and is an easy commute to the city on SEPTA's R5 commuter rail line with the Lansdale and Pennbrook stations close by.  It is also convenient to all major auto routes - only a few miles away from the Lansdale exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Rt. 309 Expressway. View Larger Map The town homes in Stony Creek Village have either 2 or 3 bedroom floor plans, and one and a half baths.  The town homes come in both the traditional singl...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Real Estate in the West Ward of Lansdale, PA One of the most sought after residential areas of Lansdale Borough is its West Ward.  The West Ward name is taken from the voting district, but is now meant to encompass the area bordered by Main St. on the north, Whites Rd. on the south, Valley Forge Rd. on the west and Broad St. on the east. View Larger Map Lansdale is located about 25 miles north of center city Philadelphia, and is conveniently located on SEPTA's R5 commuter rail line.  Lansdale's history stretches back over 150 years.  That history is reflected in the residential housing stock of the West Ward and the rest of the borough.  The West Ward is home to turn of the century brick row homes, twin homes from Victorian to pre-war and single homes, both simple and stately.  There is...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
  Looking for Homes for Sale in Stonegate?  Stonegate is a beautiful townhome community located in Lansdale, PA (Upper Gwynedd Township, 25 miles north of Philadelphia).  Located off of Allentown Road next to the Lehigh Valley Dairy, this community of 225 homes offers easy living and a great property investment.  Built by Hassen in the 1990's, Homes for Sale in Stonegate have outpaced all of Montgomery County in terms of price appreciation during the housing boom of the 2000's.    Even during the recent decline, Homes for Sale in Stonegate have held up extremely well: Year     Aver Sales Price   Appreciation 1998        135,695 1999        147,412           8.6% 2000        164,633           11.7% 2001        176,181           7.0% 2002        197,550           12.1% 2003        221,40...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
"But Zillow said . . ." I can't tell you the number of times I have heard that from clients or prospective clients. Now don't get me wrong, I like Zillow (www.zillow.com).  It's well laid out, it's easy to navigate, it's colorful, it has some fascinating information. But it can't valuate houses very well.  And while they are the first to point that out in the fine print (found at www.zillow.com/wikipages/What-is-a-Zestimate/), an average consumer is never going to find where this information is buried.  From that page: The Zestimate is not an appraisal and you won't be able to use it in place of an appraisal, though you can certainly share it with real estate professionals. It is a computer-generated estimate of the worth of a house today, given the available data. Zillow.com does not o...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
One of the things that make Lansdale, Pa. a great place to live is the depth of its history.  The Lansdale area began it's growth in the 1850's, with the coming of the Pennsylvania Railroad.  Its size increased to the point that the Federal government, in 1860, decided to make it a post office village.  Twelve years later, on August 24, 1872, the area was incorporated as Lansdale Borough. Today, Lansdale Borough is home to approximately 16,500 residents, living in 2.96 square miles or 1,894.4 acres of land. One of the many architectural gems we have is the Lansdale Train Station.  Now owned and operated by SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority), it offers convenient train service to and from center city Philadelphia. The train station was designed by Lewis Hickman in...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
If you are in Lansdale (Montgomery County, PA) and want some great Thai cuisine, you have to go to Nadia French-Thai Cuisine (113 Walnut St., Lansdale, PA 19446 -- 215-855-3256).  Located steps away from the Lansdale train station, this restaurant is conveniently located with on-street parting and municipal lots nearby. The food is fantastic!  From a simple Pad Thai to one of the many exotic seafood specialties, you won't go away disappointed.  This is a BYOB restaurant, so you can enjoy reasonable prices and enjoy a bottle of wine from home -- another cost saver.  The lunch specials are most probably the best value in town. The dining room is not huge, so reservations are a good idea on weekend nights.  The staff is friendly and the service good.  Click here for a map! 
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
While I'm just speaking for my own geographic area, I'm sure many of you in different places are going to share my sentiments.  Does is seem like just about every road around you is under construction? Just to name a few: Sumneytown Pike in North Wales - closed Allentown Road in Lansdale - closed Route 309 expressway - seems like it's permanently under construction! PA Turnpike Northeast Extension - the bridge replacements were bad enough - just wait until they start the widening project! DeKalb Pike construction Rt. 202 Parkway, and all of the streets it is affecting Fretz Road (Towamencin) - closed Wambold Road/309 connector.  Ugh! And this is just a partial list!  While I know it's going to better when it's all done (is it?), the "before" was definitely better than the "during." It n...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
I'd like to take a few moments this quiet Sunday morning and say goodbye to a faithful companion over the last few months.  The snow in my front yard.  With all of the rain we've had over the last 24 hours, the last remnants (save for those giant snow mountains in supermarket parking lots!) are being washed away. Goodbye, old friend, goodbye.  I feel as if I hardly got to know you when you showed up in December like a guest showing up two hours early for a dinner party.  You came on fast and furious, and let us have that white Christmas that is so unusual in our area.  Then you left for a little while.  I was okay with that.  I had almost had my fill of you, really.  But then you came back.  Boy did you come back!  With your relatives and all of their luggage, too.  I tried to accommoda...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Pysanky (Ukrainian: писанка) are Ukrainian Easter eggs, decorated using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax. What a great thing to do on a rainy Saturday here in Montgomery County! Come learn about these beautiful Easter decorations, and try you hand at producing one! WHEN: Saturday, March 13, 2010 SESSION 1 - SOLD OUT SESSION 2 - 1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM WHERE: Parks & Recreation Office 660 Lansdale Avenue (East Seventh Street &Lansdale Avenue), Landale PA 19446 FEE: $22/session - Lansdale BOROUGH Resident / $27/session - Non-resident INFO: 215-361-8353
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
When was the last time your utility company wanted to give you money?  Uh-huh, right.  Like that's going to happen.  But if you live in PECO Energy's service area, you could get some cold, hard cash!  And if you don't live in the metropolitan Philadelphia area that PECO services, check with you own energy supplier to see if they have a program like this! Yes, there are rules about size -- and the unit must be working. Hey, they have a similar deal for old, inefficient electricity-guzzling window air conditioners, too! This is From Peco's web site (www.peco.com/SmartIdeas): There could be cold cash in your garage or basement. Get $35 and save money by having us recycle your second refrigerator If you have an older, working second refrigerator or freezer in your garage or basement, it may...
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