Newtown, PA Real Estate News

By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
Women network differently from men. As nurturers, women bring a particular skill set to the table and we look to form a relationship with our referral partners. With that in mind, the Professional Women’s Business Network is a “non-profit group established to bring together businesswomen who are looking to share their expertise with other diverse businesswomen.” Women network differently from men. Each PWBN chapter holds monthly meetings to provide our members the opportunity to enrich their knowledge base and expand their network. Women network differently from men. From its humble beginnings just about four years ago, PWBN is currently expanding to three states and the possibility exists to go national with this exciting concept. Each month, new group leaders and new locations are ann...
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By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Newtown  township, Bucks County, Real estate market report, January 2012 I looked up the mls for real estate activity in Newtown township in January 2012. I looked for residential listings sold in January  . This does not include homes not listed, commercial  and  multi units . It  is deemed to be correct but subject to errors and omissions. There were 20 homes that settled in January 2012. The average original list price was $ 369,643. The average last list price was $341,648 The average sale price was $ 325,974 Highest sale price was $745,000 The lowest sale price was $152,500 The average days the homes were marketed was 172 The average settled price to original price ratio 89.07 % The average settled price to last list price ratio is 94.87% The homes were priced high and sellers had ...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Homes for Sale in Newtown Grant , Newtown, PA Homes Sold in Newtown Grant in 2011 Newtown Grant is located off of 413 on your way out of Newtownjust before hitting Wrightstown and the neighborhood expands the whole way across Eagle Rd. at the other end.  Growing up in Newtown it seemed your friends either lived here, or in Village Shires.  The neighborhood offers many ammenities including a pool, clubhouse, basketball courts, a baseball field, tennis courts and a preschool (though not part of the association fee). The association fee for Society Place is approximately $155 per month and includes Common Area Maintenance, Exterior Building Maintenance, Lawn Maintenance, Snow Removal, Trash Removal, Swim Fee, Tennis Court, Club House & PlayGround. The Newtown Grant association fee for the ...
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
The Bucks County Camp Expo is the event for Bucks County parents considering summer camp for their children in 2012.  Camp owners/directors from MORE THAN 60 day and overnight camps, traditional camps, special interest camps, camps and programs for children with special needs, and teen adventure/travel programs will be on hand to discuss camp offerings, availability and pricing.   Free Admission for families at this once a year event. Children are welcome.     Take advantage of this opportunity to plan for this summer 2012 and future summers!   Bucks County Camp Expo - Saturday, January 21, 2012 12-3 pm (snow date January 28)  George School's Worth Sports Center 1690 Newtown-Langhorne Rd. (Rt. 413) Newtown, PA 18940 FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING   Bucks County Camp Expo Hope to see you ...
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By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Newtown   township, Bucks County, Real estate market report, December  2011 I looked up the mls for real estate activity in Newtown township in December 2011. I looked for residential listings sold in December . This does not include homes not listed, commercial  and  multi units . It  is deemed to be correct but subject to errors and omissions. There were 17 homes that settled in December 2011. The average original list price was $ 415,411. The average last list price was $392,540 The average sale price was $ 380,306 Highest sale price was $724,995 The lowest sale price was $175,000 The average days the homes were marketed was 151 The average settled price to last list price ratio is 96.69%   .
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
In 2011, Newtown Borough saw 22 homes sell.  Homes Sold In Newtown Borough in 2011, Real Estate Market Update.  The prices ran from $153,000 for a condo in Newtown Park Plaza to a high of $780,000 for a home in Newtown Station.  The average days on market were 158 and the average sales price to original list price was 90.82%. So 2011 was fairly similar to 2010 in Newtown Borough when 20 homes sold with an average days on market of 125 & an average sales price to original list price was 92.74%.  The lowest price then was $158,000 for a condo in Newtown Park Plaza & the highest price was $1,400,000 for a brand new single family home on Washington Ave.  The 2nd highest price was $765,000 for a home in Newtown Station so if we remove the brand new single family construction the years look v...
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
Newtown Arts Company presents its 2012 Season  Newtown Arts Company has scheduled a great combination of straight plays and musicals in celebration of its 29th season, featuring some of the theatre world's most beloved characters. The season opens in Febraury with The Pink Panther's comical sleuthing abilities taking center stage in The Pink Panther Strikes Again, followed by Stephen Sondheim's reimagining of traditonal fairy tales with "Into The Woods."  Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical Lost in Yonkers celebrates coming of age ine The Bronx. There's trouble in River City, Iowa when Professor Harold Hill comes to town in August to start a boys' band in "The Music Man," a perfect summer musical. In October, the residents of Almost, Maine fall in and out of love with hilarious results. ...
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What are you doing New Year's Eve? First Night Newtown offers fun for the whole family!  First Night, Newtown’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration, takes place Saturday, December 31 starting at 5 p.m. This year's festivities will be held at Council Rock High School North with fireworks at Newtown Middle School. Buttons for the event are now on sale for $10 at the following locations: First Federal Bank of Newtown, First National Bank of Newtown, Newtown Book and Record Exchange, 3rd Federal Bank, Newtown Athletic Club, Action Karate and ShadyBrook Farm. The evening will feature live musical entertainment, food, athletic demonstrations, a caricaturist, kids activities and more. For a complete schedule of entertainment, click here to visit the Newtown Corporation website. Newtown Athletic ...
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By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Newtown  township, Bucks County, Real estate market report, November 2011 I looked up the mls for real estate activity in Newtown township in November 2011. I looked for residential listings sold in November . This does not include homes not listed, commercial  and  multi units . It  is deemed to be correct but subject to errors and omissions. There were 18 homes that settled in November 2011. The average original list price was $ 369,726. The average last list price was $360,365 The average sale price was $ 348,336 Highest sale price was $800,000 The lowest sale price was $130,000 The average days the homes were marketed was 104 The average settled price to last list price ratio is 96.57%  
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
On Saturday December 17th, 2011 the Bucks County Business Association will be holding their First Annual Holiday Gift Wrapping Event from 12 - 4 pm at Isaac Newtons.  All donations will go to the Lower Bucks County Homeless Shelter where I serve meals every Friday.  As the economy has gotten tougher the shelter is seeing more and more people in need, but less and less donations coming in.  Please come on out and support this great cause while enjoying a bite to eat and a drink while we wrap your gifts for your generous donations.  A great chance to have some fun and help those who need it most this time of year.
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Newtown Theatre presents A Christmas Carol, Saturday December 10, 2011 10 AM Newtown Theatre continues its wonderful holiday tradition of presenting classic Christmas movies on Saturday morning throughout the holiday season. Please join me for The Christmas Carol this Saturday morning, December 10 at 10 AM.  Harken back to the days of classic black & white cinema and allow Alistair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge and a delightful cast to put you and your family in the Christmas spirit. Let us all "keep Christmas throughout the year." Tickets to  the show are $1 or two canned goods which will be given to area food pantries to help those in need. For free admission, please contact Anne Costello by email or cell phone. Tickets will be waiting for you at the box office. Christmas means gifts, so as...
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
Newtown Borough presents a weekend of holiday activities! The holiday season kicks off in high gear this weekend with a plethora of activities in Newtown Borough. Santa makes his first appearance of the season Friday evening at the handcrafted Santa House in front of the Newtown Volunteer Fire Company on Washington Avenue. Santa will be on hand for the fire company's tree lighting and then will vist with the children. Volunteers fron the Newtown business community will assist Santa and the children, making the Friday a magical evening. Santa returns Sunday afternooon for the Seventh Annual Newtown Holdiay Parade. Also on Friday night, the State Street Merchants will be hosting Midnigt Madness, offering specials and remaining open late to entice customers to shop local. From 8 pm to 11 p...
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
Newtown Theater Holiday Movie Schedule - December 2011     An annual holiday tradition, The Newtown Theater presents holiday movies every Saturday in December, leading up to the big day. Featuring great Christmas movie classics, the screenings take place on Saturday mornings, allowing for plenty of holiday tasks and fun.  Spend some time in America's Oldest Movie Theater and capture the spirit of the Holiday Season. Tickets are $1 or two canned goods for the needy. On Saturday, December 10, Anne M Costello of Weidel Realtors will be sponsoring the 10 AM screening of A Christmas Carol starring Alistair Sim. Please join me as we get into the holiday spirit by revisiting Scrooge, Bob Cratchett, Marley's Ghost and of course - Tiny Tim.  Contact Anne Costello for free tickets at 215-771-164...
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The Angel Tree Project benefits families in Council Rock School District   The holiday shopping season has begun in earnest. Whether you are a Black Friday regular or just love the convenience of Cyber Monday (Cyber Week?), may I request you consider adding just one more gift to your gift list? It could make a big difference to a local family in need. The Angel Tree Project, coordinated by the Council Rock School District nurses and volunteer Paul Salvatore, a local Realtor and very active member of the Newtown Business Association, has begun and needs your help, perhaps this year more than ever. The Angel Tree Project helps grant holiday wishes for Council Rock School District families in need. The wishes of local children and their families are placed on a tag that looks like an ange...
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The Newtown Historic Association presents its 49th annual Open House Tour this Saturday, December 3 from 10 am to 4 pm. Six private homes and six public buildings, including the Half-Moon Inn will be on view in Historic Newtown Borough. All the homes in this year’s tour can be reached by foot from the Half-Moon Inn.  All tour properties will be decorated for the holidays. Each of the homes on the tour have historic significance and tour guides will be on hand in each home to discuss its historic features. The Half-Moon Inn will feature period musical entertainment, hearthside colonial cooking demonstrations, re-enactors from the colonial period and will be serving mulled cider and cheese. No pictures will be allowed inside the homes and tour participants  are asked to refrain from weari...
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
The hills are alive in Newtown! What better way for Newtown Arts Company to end their 2011 Season and to usher in the holidays than a production of Rogers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music?  This beloved and  popular final collaboration of Broadways' renowned composer and lyricist is an excellent entertainment choice as families prepare to celebrate the holiday season. Love, loss and survival are central themes in this heartwarming musical based on the story of The Von Trappe Family Singers. The musical showcases some of Rogers and Hammerstein's most famous songs including Do-Re-Mi, Climb Every Mountain and the signature The Sound of Music. Six times a year, the Newtown Arts Company assembles a fine cast and crew to entertain, educate and inform its loyal audience. Comedy, musicals, ...
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By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Newtown  township, Bucks County, Real estate market report, October 2011 I looked up the mls for real estate activity in Newtown township in October 2011. I looked for residential listings sold in October. This does not include homes not listed, commercial  and  multi units . It  is deemed to be correct but subject to errors and omissions. There were 12 homes that settled in October 2011. The average original list price was $ 398,090. The average last list price was $330,283 The average sale price was $ 294,200 Highest sale price was $600,000 The lowest sale price was $135,000 The average days the homes were marketed was 189  There are 26 homes pending settlement. They were on the market for an avergae of 132 days.   The average settled price to last list price ratio is 93.5% Buyers und...
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Attractive Affordable Rental in Society Place, Newtown Grant's Condominium Community    Looking for an attractive, convenient, affordable 2 Bedroom rental in the vicinity of Newtown?  Don't miss this immaculate, neutrally decorated 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Society Place Condo in Society Place, the condominium community with Newtown Grant.  Entertain friends and family in your spacious Living Room with slider opening to Patio and outside Storage Closet.  The attractive Dining Area sugges tfamily dinners and elegant entertaining.    Meal preparation is easy in this bright, sunny Kitchen with plenty of storage.  Master Bedroom and secondary bedroom and filled with light and offer with closet space. Hall Bath with ceramic tile and Laundry Room with full size washer and dryer complete the package. ...
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Newtown Arts Company stages "Black Coffee" an Agatha Christie whodunit! Agatha Christie remains the best-selling mystery writer of all time and Belgian crime solver Hercule Poirot is Ms. Christie's best-loved crime solver. "Black Coffee", Agatha Christies's first play, employs Poirot in a charming murder mystery currently being staged by the Newtown Arts Company through 19 at Newtown Theatre. Inspector Hercule Poirot, long considered Ms. Christies' most beloved character appears in numerous Christie novels and shorts stories, but only this one play, Ms. Christie's first. "Black Coffee" is not well known. Jane DeKorte, the current production's co-director with James McCrane, is responsible for tracking down the play which was long out of print in the U.S. In typical Christie fashion, th...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
This week we saw ReMax Properties list 106 N. Elm Ave. in Washington Village for $482,000. This 37 year old, approximately 2,317 sq. ft. single family home offers renovated kitchen & baths, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a sun room, 2 car garage, front porch & full basement on .40 acres in Newtown Borough. Homes For Sale in Newtown Borough Since June 1st we hve seen 6 homes sell in Newtown Borough that range from a 1 bedroom condo in Newtown Park Plaza which sold for $153,000 to a 4 bedroom townhome in Barclay Courtwhich sold for $740,000. To stay up to date on the Newtown Borough Real Estate Market checkout our latest Market Snapshot technology which answers questions such as: What is the supply of unsold homes in Newtown Borough? How fast are homes in Newtown Borough selling? How do actual se...
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