Radnor, PA Real Estate News

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
We decided to take a quick morning excursion to Chanticleer Gardens in Radnor. It is a short drive from our home in Tredyffrin Township and always a delight to enjoy. These gardens are very natural, acorns sit in the beds, flowers droop as they age, it is not like Longwood where everything is pristine all the time, this is a real garden like ours.Every time we go we feel inspired and encouraged. We get ideas and feel we can do this or that we have seen.Here is a view of the main house from the bottom of the garden...This is a great idea, using large stone to create a settee and chairs, more comfortable than you would think. But you will need some serious help to build these.There are ideas all around for shade gardens, rock gardens, follies, vegetable plots, sunny areas, water gardens, ...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
I grew up in a family which dealt in antiques, every trip to the countryside often resulted in a purchase as did our vacations as well. This is a photo of my Dad at a major antiques show in London called The Grosvenor House Fair, held at the hotel on Park Lane in London in the ballroom, unfortunately the show is no longer in existence.I did not want to be an antique dealer, I joined the British Army and went to Sandhurst, our equivalent of West Point after high school. But I had injured my back just before I went and I got medically discharged when it became apparent I could not continue with the training. My plan had been to be an officer then go into business as a management trainee. Plan one sunk.Plan 2 go to college and train in hotel management. Well all the universities had starte...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Every year I work on a charity event for Surrey Services for Seniors, The Main Line Antiques Show. It takes all year planning this event but the actual week of the show it is all I focus on. I try to set up my blogs ahead and schedule them for release but it does not always work out. Last year we raised over $130,000, this year we are still waiting for some final bills so I don't know the actual number as yet. We have 33 or more dealers from all over the East Coast and Mid West who attend the show and about 1500-2000 people who attend over the weekend. We have a couple of lectures and some different events for new collectors as well as dealer booth talks. People are always amazed at how the show looks, so this year I created a video showing the intial build out over Wednesday night thro...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
The Main Line Antiques Show opens this Saturday and Sunday November 15 & 16 at Cabrini College with an opening night party on Friday November 14, 2014.   Over 30 top quality exhibitors from the Mid-West and East Coast will be gathering this weekend on the Main Line at the Main Line Antiques Show to benefit Surrey Services for Seniors. In its 9th year the show has become a fixture on the social circuit of the Main Line and is enhanced with booth talks over the weekend by dealers in the show and several special events including specialist lectures and events for newer collectors as well. For a list of all events and times of opening go to the offical website of the show.
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
The Main Line Antiques Show - November 15 & 16 at the Dixon Center, Cabrini College in Radnor Township. What do you think of this years billboard advertising the show? This wonderful event raises funds for Surrey Services for Seniors a local charity helping Seniors to age in place, contributing to their communities and enjoying life to the full. The opening  night party on November 14 has become a fixture on the Main Line Social Scene. Tickets for this can be ordered on line at www.MainLineAntiquesShow.com, you can also download FREE general admission tickets good for November 15 and 16. A list of exhibitors can be found on the show website www.MainLineAntiquesShow.com as well as a list of events during the show including lectures and book signings.  There are a great variety of merchan...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
How to get a FREE ticket to The Main Line Antiques Show   November 15 & 16 The Main Line Antiques Show returns to the Main Line outside of Philadelphia. This year the show is moving to a NEW LOCATION, The Dixon Center at Cabrini College.  Watch the video below to see how you can get a FREE general admission ticket to The Main Line Antiques Show. If you want to attend the opening night party you can order tickets on line at www.TheMainLineAntiquesShow.com.   The Main Line Antiques Show raises funds for Surrey Services for Seniors a charity helping Seniors age in place and continue contributing to their communities. Last year we raised over $130,000. The show is presented by a wonderful committee of which I am chair and without their help and support we could not mount this great show. Ho...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Last week I posted some video footage of Chanticleer Gardens in Wayne, Radnor Township on Philadelphia's Main Line. However, it is such a great place I had additional footage and thought you might like to see a little more of these wonderful gardens. They make a great alternative to Longwood Gardens for a visit and can provide plenty of inspiration to you for your own yard. If you are interested in seeing any homes in the area surrounding the gardens give us a call, this is a very desirable place to live on Philadelphia's Main Line,close to Wayne with lots of restaurants, coffee shops and shopping of all sorts.
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
People clamor to live on Philadelphia's Main Line, and Wayne in Radnor Township is one of their favorite places with the Victorian Homes and walkable side streets. But what used to be a well hidden secret no longer is, Chanticleer Garden. Overlooked for a long time as people travelled through the area to Longwood Gardens, it has now come into its own. These gardens are one of our favorite and well worth a visit. Friday evening you can even bring a picnic and a bottle of wine to enjoy, but any time a visit is worth it. We find inspiration for our own garden every time we visit. Hope you enjoy this quick tour and will take the time to make a trip for yourself. And if after viewing this you too want to live on The Main Line, we can help you find a home, be it a condo, a townhouse, a large ...
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Radnor Township now has its own YouTube channel, including a monthly video update, and Facebook Page. Expanding its outreach to the local community, Radnor Township has now added a YouTube Channel and Facebook Page to increase its reach to area residents beyond the current website. Included in these new social media initiatives is a monthly video update: The Radnor 411. Hosted by Jim Doling, this month's video update includes 4 different area updates from the Public Works Dept, Recreation and Community Programming Dept, Finance Dept, and Community Development Dept. Along with the other segments, the Community Development Dept has included a frequently asked question segment (at the 12:00 minute mark) that highlights some common permit questions. Be sure to check out the new Radnor video...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Last week I stopped by a wonderful home on South Wayne Avenue in Wayne priced at $1.4 million, it had just come on the market and had a beautiful swimming pool and good size rooms. I noticed it is already under contract, which does not surprise me as I thought it was really well priced for a walk to Wayne location and for the quality of the home. I recently ran the numbers for Radnor sales for last quarter to see what is happening. Price per square foot has risen on sales of 80 single family homes that have square feet space available, this excluded two homes that did not list square feet, to $219 per square foot. Days on market had risen to 124, but price ratio of sold to list had also risen to 95% all compared to the last quarter of 2011.  Compared to quarter 2 in 2011 price has dropp...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
People often ask what makes one township more desiarable than another, and to frankly everyone is looking for something different. Wayne is a town loved by many along the Main Line because of its victorian homes, walkability, small town feel, easy access to Philadelphia, and the choice of coffee shops, restaurants, bars and chich and stylish shopping available all within walking distance. Check out this short video of downtown Wayne in Radnor Township and let us know what you think.
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
People will use the term "that is expensive" very liberally without actually thinking if this is what they really mean. There is a difference between expensive and highest priced. Just because something is highest priced does not necessarily mean it is expensive, if the product is providing value then the cost is irrelevant. You can buy a low-priced product that is expensive because you are continually having to replace it. Yesterday, I was looking at sales data for the last quarter of 2011 for various townships in our area of the Main Line. In Radnor township the highest priced home to sell was $2,900,000, many people would say that is an expensive home, but actually I found another home that was much more expensive priced at $675,000.  Why was the home for $675,000 more expensive, bec...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
There are lots of opportunities for buyers in the Main Line market right now, inventory is high, prices are being reduced and mortgage rates if needed are low. If buyers are willing to make compromises to their needs and wants they can certainly find and buy a home from what is on the market today. Sellers are motivated to sell and willing to negotiate with reasonable buyers. There are some interesting facts from the December report from Credit Suisse indicating signals are still mixed but improving. As we all know by now real estate is local and this report looks at local markets, bringing these reports together for a national picture. Some of these are large areas and prices can go up in one development whilst they fall elsewhere in a township, so you really need to drill down and fin...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Here are a few interesting Radnor real estate facts. As of December 15th there are one hundred and forty six homes that are active listings available for purchase in Radnor Township. Forty-one of those properties are priced above $1 million; twenty eight are priced between $1-2 million; seven are priced between $2-3 million; three are priced between $3-4 million; one is priced between $4-5 million; one is priced between $6-7 million and three are priced above $7 million. The most highly priced property today is a six bedroom single family home priced at $7.9 million. The lowest priced home is a one bedroom apartment priced at $135,000. What types of home make up this list? Nineteen homes are apartments priced from $135,000 to $1,187,266; two are town-homes priced from $299,900 to $539,9...
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Open House this Sunday September 26 from 1:00-3:00at 690 S Bryn Mawr Avenue Radnor Township PA. This Sunday we will be holding an Open House at 690 S Bryn Mawr Avenue. This home is located on the north side of Bryn Mawr Avenue just east of Route 320 / Sproul Rd in Radnor Township. This location provides almost immediate access to much of the Main Line as well as most of Delaware County. The home is also minutes from Route 476 with quick connections to I-95, the Philadelphia Airport, greater Philadelphia, and south to Wilmington. 690 Bryn Mawr is listed by Marie Gordon for $415,000. The home is a 3 bedroom 2 bath one floor ranch style property with over 1600 square feet built in approximately 1955. With hardwood floors throughout, updated kitchen, and over one acre of property, this is a...
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By James Harner, James Harner Group - Philadelphia PA Real Estate
(Considering Selling Your Home? Call 610-310-7646 first)
Radnor Homes for Sale | Radnor Homes are a Great Value in Delaware County Real Estate Are you researching Radnor Homes? Fill out my form to receive our Free Radnor Homes Report Fill out my Wufoo form! Radnor Homes for Sale | The Newest Information on Radnor Homes Radnor is a lovely town in the Main Line of Philadelphia which is swiftly turning into among the most well-known locations in the suburban Philadelphia region as more and more young families and individuals acquire Radnor Homes. Having a population of around 30 878 it offers a superior convenience that is definitely associated with a greater population without being overbearing, and is home to great schools, widening industry and fantastic arts and culture! There is a growing marketplace for Radnor homes for sale including a bo...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Main Line Real Estate, Radnor Township Market Report Single Family homes in Radnor in the second half of 2010 dropped in price per square foot to $231 from $247 in the first half of 2010, which was a rise from the previous half year of $224. So compared to the same half year period of 2009 the price per square foot rose in Radnor Township. Property marketing period was 125 days for single family homes and the price realized was 90% of asking price, quite low compared to other nearby townships. Townhomes in Radnor price per square foot was $184 and price realized to asking price was 94% with the property marketing period being 94 a little better than single family homes. We used net sales price for this report, that is the final sales price less any seller concessions given either for re...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Main Line Real Estate: Wayne PA on the Philadelphia Main Line is a place filled with history and a great place to call home. Wayne developed over time, it was not till the first tracks of the railroad being laid in 1832 bringing visitors and J Henry Askin bought the first of three farms in 1864 that the center of Wayne began to develop. You only have to look around to see the history is all around you, you just need to know where to look sometimes. Conestoga Road was originally an Indian Trail west to the Susquehanna in 1741, It was improved in 1769. The 13th milestone now presides over Wayne's major street crossing which is on the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike built 1792-1794. Travellers shared the roads with flocks and merchadise transported in Conestoga wagons flowing to and fr...
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By James Harner, James Harner Group - Philadelphia PA Real Estate
(Considering Selling Your Home? Call 610-310-7646 first)
Radnor Homes | Small Township with Luxury Radnor Real Estate Radnor Homes, Do you want to know more about the Radnor community and local information? Radnor is a small exclusive community located in Delaware County Pennsylvania. Many of the Radnor homes are known for their wide open field like lawns and for being close to many local restaurants. Very close to many of the homes is a wonderful historical park that provides for great outdoor experiences as well as a wonderful setting for meetings, retreats or weddings. Come be a part of a beautiful community with Radnor homes. Are you considering one of the many Radnor homes ? Radnor homes are known for their grand lawn sizes. The lawns on a majority of the Radnor homes are wide open areas that resemble rolling fields. This provides for gr...
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Welcome to the Garrett Hill Station on the SEPTA Route 100 Norristown High Speed Line in Radnor PA. The Garrett Hill Station is located in the center of Garrett Hill one block south of Lancaster Avenue and one block north of Conestoga between Villanova and Bryn Mawr.  This is a prime central location along the Main Line and provides quick access to the Blue Route/ I-476 and much of Delaware and Montgomery Counties. The station itself is located midway between Garrett Ave and Lowrys Lane.  There are sheds located on both the north and southbound sides with paths offering access to both Garrett  and Lowrys.  This is an on demand stop along the SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line providing service between Norristown and the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby.  It is a smaller stop with limit...
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