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By David Artigliere, ARTI Home Inspections, ASHI Certified Home Inspect
(Reading, Pottstown, Norristown, Philadelphia)
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Ghosts?!  Not the Home Inspector's Fault Ghosts?! Not the Home Inspector's Fault is how I started my story this past Thanksgiving.  I was swapping some stories with a fellow home inspector and told him about a 300 year old home I inspected a few years back near Malvern, PA.  The home was built in...

By Bryan Haarlander, IRS Tax Strategies & IRS Tax Debts
(KEYSTONE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS)
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Yacht Rental Expenses Disallowed – IRS Reclassifies Business Deductions to Personal Expenses and Loss on Sale of "Rental Property" DisallowedIRS Visits Marina and Discovers Lots About Taxpayer’s “Business Deductions” Carlos and Pamela Langston (taxpayers) (TC Memo 2019-19) purchased a marina. The...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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Every year we host the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign out of our office in Devon Pennsylvania. We are located at 92 Lancaster Avenue, Devon PA 19333, the blue dot on the map below marks our office. Our parking lot is behind our building off of S Valley Forge Road and the entrance is right...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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The Highlands Berwyn PA Located just off Lancaster Avenue, almost directly opposite Nectar Restaurant in Berwyn, is The Highlands. This 30 year old community of town homes on Manchester Court, some with main floor master suites sits quietly minding its own business. Many drive past not even aware...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 12
Most of the time as an agent you get on with your client, then there are times when you can tolerate the client and get the deal done, but occasionally there is the client who you should not be working with for your own sanity.Do you want to work with me?With the internet, if we are honest, many ...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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Easttown Township is part of Tredyffrin Easttown School District and the award winning school district is why so many people are looking for homes in Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships.For a map of the township click the link above which will take you to the map showing the Township boundaries.Hom...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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Tredyffrin Township is part of Tredyffrin Easttown School District and the award winning school district is why so many people are looking for homes in Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships. For a map of the township click the link above which will take you to the Township website.Homes for sale in T...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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It is my birthday month and several friends and clients have offered to treat me to lunch or dinner. Yesterday, a client took me to lunch at the NEW Nudy's Cafe in Devon on Swedesford Road close to the intersection with N Valley Forge Road, next to Wells Fargo bank. Located close to Old Forge Cro...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 3
Old Forge Crossing October 2019 Market ReportWouldn't you want to live here? Old Forge Crossing has been very active throughout this year with sales happening quite quickly when apartments or town homes have come on the market. Demand has been sustained throughbout the year mainly for two reasons...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 3
As of November 6 2019, Chesterbrook including Parkview, has 7 homes for sale right now, this does not include any single family homes for sale in Green Hills. These are apartments and town homes, with 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms and ranging in price from $220,000 to $724,900.There are currently four homes...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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Walking down Mount Misery in Valley Forge Park this morning. Looking down between the trees the rising sun glinted off the water in the creek below as it flowed to and beneath the old covered bridge.The hues of the colours on display were magnificent, greens, golds, yellow, oranges, reds, greys a...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 12
Due to this property having a tenant in place, we did some pre-marketing using the Coming Soon option in the Bright MLS and marketing the property on our website and through video.We had a terrific response, with several calls from agents asking questions ahead of the On Market date of November 1...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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Why be an ostrich?As a Tredyffrin Easttown or Main Line seller it is easy to ignore an issue in your home before you list it for sale. So you are in control of the process and the cost I suggest in many istances to sellers to have a home inspection before listing to identify any major issues and ...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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A past client called out of the blue a couple of weeks ago. What was the value of their condo which they were renting to a tenant? They were interested in selling and the tenant might be interested in buying and could I handle the sale and the paperwork? It turned out the tenant is not ready yet ...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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Tredyffrin Township Offices moved temporarily.Due to renovation work, on October 11th the Tredyffrin Township offices temporarily moved from their normal location at 1100 DuPortail Road, Berwyn PA 19312 to 850 Cassatt Road, Suite 100, 100 Berwyn Park in Berwyn.If you need to pay taxes, apply for ...

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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A recent Saturday dawned bright and sunny--a perfect day to ride around the countryside on the annual Chester County Day which benefits the Chester County Hospital.We saw some lovely homes ranging from converted stone barns like Ivystone in West Chester to Victorian style homes like Acorn Hill in...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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There is always plenty happening along the Main Line. In fact you can pretty much always find something to do, be it biking, hiking, eating, drinking or just flat out enjoying yourself. This weekend is no different.Saturday October 12th I want to highlight two events, both worth visiting, the fir...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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This week I got to spend some time with Ron Clarke, Senior Vice President PA/NJ/DE Region for Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Ron spoke at our office meeting last week and I have never heard him be so positive in 5 years about the Main Line and Suburban market. Whether you are buying or selling n...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 7
When the Senior Vice president for your region is upbeat, more so than you have seen him in five years it is usually an indication that the housing market is pretty positive.For years we have been warning buyers to act now as interest rates are going to rise and all the indications have been ther...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 12
I was reading a post by Kathy Streib this morning Yes Color can Make a Difference and I was thinking about a program I saw on Netflix called ABSTRACT, The Art of Design, which is all about design. Fascinating program from different viewpoints and each program can stand on its own, so you don't ne...

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