Newtown, PA Real Estate News

By Heather Oberhau, Bucks County Real Estate, e-PRO
(Prudential Fox & Roach)
Homes for Sale in Newtown PA - Colonial Commons Looking for the perfect development in Newtown PA?  Colonial Commons in Newtown PA may be calling your name! Located just two miles North of Newtown Borough on Swamp Road, Colonial Commons is less than 5 minutes from shopping, Tyler State Park, and some seriously good ice cream and coffee. Located directly across from the Bucks County Community College's main campus, you can avail yourself of great credit and non-credit classes without ever getting into your car.   (Bucks County Community College also offers some really great summer camp programs for kids - I've heard great things about them.  Talk about convenient!) Moving into the neighborhood with kids?  Your children will attend Council Rock School District and go to Wrightstown Elemen...
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By Heather Oberhau, Bucks County Real Estate, e-PRO
(Prudential Fox & Roach)
Coffee and Ice Cream in Newtown, PA - Zebra Striped Whale on State Street in Newtown Borough My friend and I have been trying to get our kids together ever since I helped her relocate to Newtown, PA earlier this year.  As the kids settle into the school year, we were finally able to narrow down a time.  I suggested taking the kids to ice cream at The Zebra Striped Whale on State Street in Newtown Borough. It's the perfect place for a quick playdate.  Sugar for the kids, caffeine for the Moms.  Pretty much a home run, right? There are lots of great ice cream flavors, fun cones for the kids, and apparently a fun mix-in bar where they make "whirlwinds."  (I'm kinda glad I didn't see that, actually.  It would have been hard to resist.) For the Moms - there's plenty of caffeine to suit any ...
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By Heather Oberhau, Bucks County Real Estate, e-PRO
(Prudential Fox & Roach)
Newtown Township Parks and Rec Releases their Fall 2010 Schedule If you aren't taking advantage of the activities provided by Newtown Township's Parks and Recreation Department, you're missing out. I've participated in numerous programs through the township, and even as a "non-resident" (I live in Wrightstown Township), the cost is ridiculously low for the value of the programs. Some of the programs I've done: Kid's flag football program at the Newtown Athletic Club Pilates at Newtown Swim Club Kid's summer camp at Newtown Elementary Schoo Toddler Gymnastics at God's Love Church There are a tremendous array of programs, all held locally so that they are a convenient drive for those who live in the surrounding townships. I'm thinking about these: Zumba held on Thursday nights at Wrightst...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
  Over the weekend while our two older boys were away my wife and I decided to treat ourselves to dinner at Duck Sauce in Newtown Borough.  It is hands down our favorite place to eat any time of the week.  The atmosphere is fantastic.  When it's just the two of us it is our romantic night out with the lights dimmed just a bit and a table for two where you forget about the rest of the world for an hour, but at the same time we've been there with the kids (definitely a kid friendly place) and then we still feel a bit romantic, but it's not like everyone else is staring at you when your kids are... well being kids.  It really is the best of both worlds.  You can also choose to sit outside which is what we did this weekend because heck it's on State St. and we love to people watch.  However...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Top Reasons for Buying A Home In Bucks County I read Karl E. Case's op-ed piece in the NY Times yesterday, "A Dream Home After All".  For those of you who don't follow real estate regularly Case is one half of Case & Shiller Index which is a comprehensive home price index for the US going back many years.  The article discusses whether, or not the American Dream is dead, and it got me thinking what does the American Dream mean to each one of us?  I'm sure it's not the same for everyone, but I do believe that owning a home is still part of this dream and here are my Top Reasons for Buying A Home In Bucks County. 1. Pride of Ownership:  Paying off someone else's mortgage doesn't instill much pride, because heck at the end of the day it's your apartment, but usually you can't paint it how ...
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Those of us who live in Newtown Borough already know the benefits of being able to walk to just about anything. Supermarket, hardware store, pharmacy, ice cream shop, starbucks, clothing stores, pubs, restaurants etc. Not to mention one of the loveliest parks for miles around Tyler State Park. So, big deal we say, of course we can walk everywhere that's why we bought our home in Newtown Borough! Well now there are official sites that rate the 'Walkability Factor' which adds value to the Real Estate in Newtown Borough. People hunting for homes can use walkabilty factor as one of their criteria along with price, school district etc. For example my house on Greene St rates 95% - Walker's Paradise!   When we consider that the average home in America rates 49% we know how lucky we are. All t...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
    It's the best time to sell your Bucks County condo and buy the single-family home you've been dreaming about.  When condos were first springing up in Newtown and the surrounding Bucks County area in the 1970's & 80's many people said condos are the first thing to lose equity and the last to gain it back, but this couldn't be further from the truth today.  In Fact, in 2001 the average sales price of a condo was 59% of what single family homes in Bucks County were selling for.  In 2009, that number jumped to 70%!!! That means if you decided to buy a condo in 2001 you would have needed an additional 41% to be able to purchase a single family home, but today if you sold the same condo you would only need another 30% to buy that single family Bucks County home.  To ensure the averages ar...
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Not blowing our own horn...well maybe! But if you are in the market to sell your home in Newtown Borough here are some facts you should know.  So far in 2010 13 homes have sold in Newtown Borough and the average days on market were 150. We sold 3 of those homes (nearly 25% of the inventory) and our average days on market were 35. Well you say, that's ok but what did these homes in Newtown sell for? The 13 homes that sold so far, averaged 93.82% of their asking price.   The Cosack Team's listings averaged 98.51 of their original asking price. With both of these homes bringing full price!        In this market it takes a great team to get your home sold for top dollar and in a relatively short time. We use our 20+ years of experience to make that happen. The property has to look good, fee...
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By Heather Oberhau, Bucks County Real Estate, e-PRO
(Prudential Fox & Roach)
Homes for Sale in Newtown PA - Newtown Grant   Accessed by both 413 and Eagle Roads, and just 3 miles North of Newtown Borough, Newtown Grant is one of Newtown's larger subdivisions. Not only is it one of the larger communities in the area, it offers the widest range in price points, due to the fact that the community is comprised of several different types of homes; condos, townhomes, and single family homes, this extensive community in Newtown offers some great amenities! There are wide walking trails throughout the neighborhood, and a large Recreation Center for the residents. The Recreation Center offers a large playground, baseball fields, tennis courts, and basketball courts. It's one of the larger community centers, obviously...Newtown Grant is one of the largest developments. W...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
My family and I had a great weekend in and around Newtown, Bucks County where I grew up and now live only a few minutes away from in Holland.  On Friday morning, I woke my eldest son up early (6:30 am) and we walked from our house in Tapestry in Holland down to the Village Shires Shopping Center.  We stopped at the Dunkin Donuts and picked up breakfast for everyone.  Since we were going to be taking a little break at the Dunkin Donuts so he could regain his energy (It's a mile and half to get there so a long way for the little man) I decided we'd get a box of munchkin donuts so he could munch on a few while I had my coffee and this way when we got home there would still be some extra donuts for his brother as well.  I finished my bagel and cut my son off after 6 munchkins because he sti...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Currently there are 10 homes for sale in the Society Place section of Newtown Grant.  Click here to see what is available in Society Place. In the first half of 2010, one home went under agreement and eleven homes sold in the Society Place section of Newtown Grant.  Click here to see which condos sold in Society Place and what they went for. Society Place is the condiminium section of Newtown Grant, in Newtown Township and is best accessed off of North Dr.  There are approximately 400 condos consisting of 2 bedroom 1 bath and 2 bedroom 2 bath condos between approximately 970 sq. ft. and 1200 sq. ft. some including a large loft.  The Society Place association fee costs $155 per month and includes Common Area Maintenance, Exterior Building Maintenance, Lawn Maintenance, Snow Removal, Tras...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
There are currently 6 homes for sale in Newtown Gate.  Click here to see what homes are for sale in Newtown Gate. In the first half of 2010, 3 homes went under agreement and 3 homes sold.  Click here to see which homes sold in Newtown Gate and what they sold for. Newtown Gate is  a neighborhood built off of State St. & the Newtown Bypass beginning in the late 1980's.  Though technically in Newtown Township, Newtown Gate is for arguments sake in Newtown Borough in the sense one only has to walk down State St. to be in the heart of Newtown. It consists of an over 55 section of 2 bedroom 2 bath condos approximately 1050 sq. ft. on Fountain Farm Lane, and various styles of 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhomes approximately 2,100 - 2,400 sq. ft, as well as single family homes.   The townhomes are ...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
There are currently 25 homes for sale in Newtown Grant.  Click here to see which homes are for sale in Newtown Grant today. In the first half of 2010, 5 homes went under agreement and thirty homes sold.  Click here to see which homes sold in Newtown Grant and see what they sold for as well as what ammenities they had to offer. Newtown Grant is a neighborhood containing approximately 1200 residences consisting of single family homes, townhomes, and the condos in Society Place.  The Grant is located off of 413 on your way out of Newtown just 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, ...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Currently there are 2 homes for sale in the Windermere neighborhood in Newtown.  Click here to see which homes are currently for sale in Windermere and what ammenities they have to offer. In the first half of 2010, two homes went under contract and one sold.  Click here to see which homes have sold in Windermere in Newtown. Windermere is a community connected to Raintree in Newtown Township just outside of Newtown Borough on your way out of town heading towards Yardley and I95.  The neighborhood was built in the mid 1980's   The Raintree association fee is approximately $123 per month and includes Common Area Maintenance, Snow Removal, Trash Removal, Tennis Court, Play Ground, & Swim Fee.  Goodnoe Elementary, Newtown Middle School, & Council Rock North High School serve the Windermere c...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Currently there are two homes for sale in the Raintree neighborhood in Newtown.  Click here to see which homes are currently available in Raintree. In the first half of 2010, only one home has sold in Raintree.  Click here to see which home  sold in the first half of 2010 in Raintree in Newtown. Raintree is a community connected to Windermere in Newtown Township just outside of Newtown Borough on your way out of town heading towards Yardley and I95.  The neighborhood was built in the early 1980's by Gigliotti off of Lower Dolington Rd. and includes 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath townhomes with approximately 1150 sq. ft. all the way up to 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhomes with approximately 1700 sq. ft.  Some homes offer garages and/ or basements.  The Raintree association fee is approximately $123 p...
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By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
I looked up the mls to see the real estate activity in Newtown Township, Bucks County in July 2010. Criteria used residential sales. ( does not include commercial,sale by owners,homes not listed, multi units) and is subject to errors and omissions. There were 20 homes that settled in July 2010. The average original list price was $462,204 The average sale price was $438,675 The highest sale price was $900,000 The lowest sale price was $218,000 The average days the properties were marketed was 38 Average settled price  to original  list price Ratio was 95.39% If you would like a free market evaluation of your home call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre realtors 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491
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By Heather Oberhau, Bucks County Real Estate, e-PRO
(Prudential Fox & Roach)
Homes in Newtown, PA  - A little bit country, but close to the rock and roll     We spent Saturday afternoon shopping for school supplies for my boys' triumphant return to Wrightstown Elementary School in a few weeks. Oh, they're excited about the new stuff, sure.  But me?  I'm just beyond excited.   Moms, can I get an "Amen?" Driving home, after a busy day of shopping, and eating out, and doing all of the last minute "Get the crayons for a quarter" hustle of the day, I was able to grab this gorgeous picture of the sun setting over farmland.  One of the best things about buying a home in Newtown or the surrounding areas is that you get at live amongst this gorgeous rural scenery, but can still hit up a Target or a mall when you need to.  Rural living without having to can your food or s...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Currently there are 5 homes for sale in Tyler Walk.  Click here to see what's available.  So far in 2010, 6 homes have sold and 2 are currently pending in Tyler Walk.  Click here to see what's gone under agreement, or sold in Tyler Walk and see what ammenities they had to offer. Tyler Walk was built by Gigliotti beginning around 1980 and is located on Durham Rd. just above the Newtown Bypass in Newtown Township.  There are a few styles of townhomes available.  The smallest unit is a 1,532 sq. ft. 2 bedroom 1 and 1/2 bath townhome with off street parking.  Some also offer basements.  There are also 1731 - 1808 sq. ft. townhomes with a one car garage, off street parking, and some of these also have basements.  The larger models range from 1900 - 2400 sq. ft. all with garages, off street p...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Currently there are 3 homes for sale in Kirkwood.  Click here to see what's available.  So far in 2010 Kirkwood has seen 4 homes sell and 2 properties are currently under agreement.  Click here to see which homes in Kirkwood have gone under agreement, or sold and see what ammenities they had to offer. Kirkwood is a neighborhood consisting of single family & town home residences built by Granor Price in the late 1980's off of Upper Silver Lake Rd. between Lower Dolington Rd. and the Newtown Bypass/ Newtown-Yardley Rd.  Kirkwood actually loops around an old farm house in Newtown.  There are 2 bedroom 2 and ½ bath town homes with basements run by a condo association that costs approximately $155 per month and pays for Common Area Maintenance, Exterior Building Maintenance,  Snow Removal, T...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Currently there aren't any homes for sale in Liberty Square, but so far this year 4 homes have sold and one is currently pending in Liberty Square.  Click here to see which homes have sold and what they went for in Liberty Square. Liberty Square is a neighborhood of condos and town homes built in the mid 1980's inside Newtown Crossing located just off of Newtown Richboro Rd. across from Tyler State Park and the Newtown Junior High.  The condos, townhomes and rentals are all located on Leedom Way just off of W. Hanover St. & Mill Pond Dr.The 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath town homes are approximately between 1200 - 1450 square feet.  The condos at Liberty Square offer 1 bedroom with a den, or 2 bedrooms and either 1 or 2 baths. The Liberty Square condo association fee costs approximately $204 per ...
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