Swarthmore, PA Real Estate News

By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
A plant growing in a sidewalk pot in downtown Swarthmore, PA
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Here is information about residential houses that sold in Swarthmore Boro, Delaware County, Pennsylvania for the month of July 2010.The maximum sold price for a house was $857,000.   The minimum sold price for a house was $155,000.The average sold price was $419,000.The average amount of days on the market was 97.8 residential houses sold in Swarthmore Boro in July 2010.(Real Estate Information from Trend MLS)  Other Swarthmore Boro PostsEPA Green Power CommunityJanuary 2010 Houses Sold February 2010 Houses SoldMarch and First Quarter Houses SoldSwarthmore, PA     April 2010 Swarthmore Houses SoldMay 2010 Swarthmore Houses SoldJune 2010 Swarthmore PA Houses Sold
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Here is information about residential houses that sold in Swarthmore Boro, Pennsylvania for the month of June 2010.The maximum sold price for a house was $669,000.   The minimum sold price for a house was $93,500.The average sold price was $315,222.The average amount of days on the market was 73.9 residential houses sold in Swarthmore Boro in June 2010.(Real Estate Information from Trend MLS)  Other Swarthmore Boro PostsEPA Green Power CommunityJanuary 2010 Houses Sold February 2010 Houses SoldMarch and First Quarter Houses SoldSwarthmore, PA     April 2010 Swarthmore Houses Sold
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Here is information about residential houses that sold in Swarthmore Boro, Pennsylvania 19081 for the month of May 2010. The maximum sold price for a house was $760,000.   The minimum sold price for a house was $150,000.The average sold price was $326,666.The average amount of days on the market was 131.6 residential houses sold in Swarthmore Boro in May 2010.(Information from Trend MLS)  Other Swarthmore Boro Posts:EPA Green Power CommunityJanuary 2010 Houses Sold February 2010 Houses SoldMarch and First Quarter Houses SoldSwarthmore, PA  April 2010 Houses Sold Swarthmore, PA                                       
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Swarthmore Pennsylvania is a college town and it has many streets named after colleges and universities.  A great place to visit a great place to live.    Links here about Swarthmore Pennsylvania:Swarthmore A College TownSwarthmore Green Power Communtiy
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
The Tree, Shrub, and Perennials ID Course arrives at the Scott Arboretum in Swarthmore PA offered through the Penn State Extension. Have you always wondered what kind of tree that was?  What kind of bush or plant is flowering like that?  What should you plant around your new home?  Or even where will this plant fit into our landscape? Now you have the opportunity to learn everything you wanted to know with the Tree, Shrub, and Perennials Identification class in Swarthmore PA.  This class is being offered through the Penn State Extension Green Industry Education Committee.  The Green Industry Education Committee (GEIC) is comprised of Extension educators that work with the Green Industry in Southeastern PA.  They offer a full calender of courses throughout the region including the Tree T...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Here is information about residential houses that sold in Swarthmore Boro, Pennsylvania for the month of April 2010.The maximum sold price for a house was $837,500.   The minimum sold price for a house was $235,000.The average sold price was $536,250.The average amount of days on the market was 176.2 residential houses sold in Swarthmore Boro in April 2010.(Information from Trend MLS)  Other Swarthmore Boro PostsEPA Green Power CommunityJanuary 2010 Houses Sold February 2010 Houses SoldMarch and First Quarter Houses SoldSwarthmore, PA                                                                Doug Durren and Gloria Todor, Realtors®, CENTURY 21 Absolute RealtyServing Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and surrounging areas 610-909-0687 Doug       610-328-4300 x131 Offic...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania is a college town located in Delaware County which is just southwest of Philadelphia. Swarthmore College is the school that gives this borough it's flavor and adds to its beauty. Single Victorian homes abound in this town along with local amenities such as a food co-op, a library with ongoing events engaging the community, a local theater that has put on the Nutcracker every Christmas season for years, to a recycling center that is open everyday to help community members do their part to have a low impact on filling the local landfills.SEPTA's R3 train has a stop in town within walking distance to Swarthmore College's campus and is the means of transportation for many residents who work in Center City Philadelphia. Just off of the train station are a few of the ...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Here is information about residential houses that sold in Swarthmore Boro, Pennsylvania 19081 for the month of March 2010 and the First Quarter of 2010.March 2010 The maximum sold price for a house was $548,000. The minimum sold price for a house was $155,000.The average sold price was $338,000.The average amount of days on the market was 207.4 residential houses sold in Swarthmore Boro in March 2010.First Quarter 2010 (January, February, March)The maximum sold price for a house was $548,000. The minimum sold price for a house was $140,000.The average sold price was $344,666.The average amount of days on the market was 213.9 residential houses sold in Swarthmore Boro in the First Quarter 2010.(Information from Trend MLS)Previous Reports for Swarthmore Boro, Pennsylvania 19081January 201...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Briarcliff Condominiums, Ridley Township, Swarthmore, PA Briarcliff, not to be confused with the Briarcliffe section in Darby Township, is a single building with 77 condominiums located in Swarthmore just off of Route 320 Chester Road in Ridley Township. It is a single 6 story building with parking on the first level and the condominium units on the 5 stories above. Briarcliff was built in 1969 and has units that range in size from one bedroom with one full bathroom to three bedroom units with two full bathrooms. Each unit has its own private balcony for those times when one needs to sit outside. Every floor has a shared laundry room and a trash chute. Each unit has a private storage space which is on the lower level below the parking level. On the same level is a large recreational roo...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Swarthmore Boro, Pennsylvania Real Estate 19081 - Houses Sold February 2010Here is information about residential houses that sold in Swarthmore Boro, Pennsylvania for the month of February 2010.The maximum sold price for a house was $410,000.   The minimum sold price for a house was $380,000.The average sold price was $395,000.The average amount of days on the market was 314.2 residential houses sold in Swarthmore Boro in February 2010.(Information from Trend MLS)                             
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Swarthmore Boro, Pennsylvania Real Estate 19081 - Houses Sold January 2010Here is information about residential houses that sold in Swarthmore Boro, Pennsylvania 19081 for the month of January 2010.The maximum sold price for a house was $545,000.The minimum sold price for a house was $140,000.The average sold price was $320,000.The average amount of days on the market was 154.3 residential houses sold in Swarthmore Boro in January 2010.(Information from Trend MLS)  Doug Durren and Gloria Todor, Realtors®, CENTURY 21 Absolute RealtyServing Delaware County Pennsylvania and Surrounding AreasTake advantage of the Tax Credit before April 30, 2010- First Time Home Buyers and Current Homeowners - 610-909-0687 Doug       610-328-4300 x131 Office484-431-3686 Gloria      www.RealEstateDelawareCou...
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Yes - We have snow here... View of Downtown Swarthmore The view from the warmth of Hobbs Coffee. The Swarthmore PA SEPTA R3 Regional Rail Station We don't usually see drifts blowing through the station. Just a few additional snow facts compliments of CBS 3: - Every snow flake has 6 points - There are 6 basic shapes - Dry snow piles up faster - Every State has had snow Finally just one more thought:  The most snow produced in a single snowstorm was 15.75 ft/ 189" at the Mt Shasta Skibowl in California between February 13-19, 1959.  No problems here. Enjoy and be safe!   And it continues to snow....... David Henke Long & Foster Real Estate Inc - Newtown Square,PA/Bear, DE Office: 610-353-1199/Direct: 610-359-3853/Cell: 610-618-0808 www.DelawareCountyPennsylvaniaHomes.com
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania has been an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Green Power Community since October 2007.  According to the map on the EPA's website, Swarthmore is the only community on the entire eastern seaboard to make this claim.What Swarthmore and 25 other communities in Unites States have done, is partner up with the EPA and purchase "green power in amounts that meet or exceed EPA's Green Power Community purchase requirements". This voluntary partnership with the EPA is a way for communities and organizations to help reduce the impact of electrical consumption on the environment. Even though Swarthmore is the only community east of the Mississippi, as of October 2009, to be in this partnership with the EPA, there are many organizations and businesses in Pennyslvania and...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Below freezing here in the Philadelphia area for a long stretch and waiting for these iciles to melt!Baby It's Cold Outside  (hear a song) 
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Happy 4th of July! To All: Click for Video May you have a healthy and prosperous Summer!   Click for Video Now is the time to send a message to Obama and Washington to stop throwing away our money,stop federalizing energy, industry, and health care, and get out of our way so the country can once again thrive. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us ......  that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom .. and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.   (Abraham Lincoln) Click for Video
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
From beloved Christmas Carols to iconic Wyeth American paintings, the American Chestnut tree has always been deeply ingrained in our culture.  Once one of the bedrocks of our forests, farms, industry, and identity, beginning in 1904 the American Chestnut Tree has been all but wiped off the land by a century of blight.  It continues to fight for its survival and now with continuing help from its friends, the American Chestnut may be able to grow and thrive again in another decade or so. Pennsylvania was at the center of its historic range and continues to play a key role in its future development.  Over the years, there has been multiple efforts at creating a tree that could withstand the blight.  They have tried both hybrids and cross breeding with other Chestnut tree types.  Most of th...
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I had a lovely lunch with my wife and sons here the other day.  I had a sandwich (2 fried eggs, pork roll and cheese on a nice, fresh Kaiser roll).  Jinny had an omlette, Chuckie had scrambled eggs, sausage and home fries.  Joey had a bagel with cream cheese. This cozy little luncheonette is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch, with a home-cooked feel. Homesick Swarthmore College students and locals alike enjoy the traditional fare, friendly service, and the fact that the prices won't strain your wallet.  (Our 4-person meal, including beverages and tip came to about $26) The inside seems a lot larger than you might think, thanks in large part to the mirrored wall opposite the grill area.  (I love places where the grill is out in the open -- watching a good short-order cook in a...
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By Rich Schiffer, Referral Agent, e-PRO
Summer has "commenced", and you are hopefully enjoying a well-deserved break for your routine. Unfortunately, summer is all too brief, and we must begin planning for next year. For those of you planning on renting a place off-campus, now is the time to line up housing for the 08-09 year.  If you would like a list of available housing options, please sign in using the guestbook form on the right, and let me know what you need.  (If you are reading this post on Localism.com, click here to find my guestbook) I will do my best to find you what you want, and help you negotiate the best terms -- at no cost to you! For those of you interested in owning your own rental property, there are some good opportunities for that as well, in today's market.  
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By Rich Schiffer, Referral Agent, e-PRO
Beautiful homes in the award-winning Wallingford-Swarthmore School District are available now, and these homes typically don't linger on the market. Click here to request a list of available homes in the area. (Wallingford, Swarthmore, Nether Providence, Rutledge) For more about the borough of Swarthmore, click here.
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