Archive for January, 2010

59 Penn Blvd East Lansdowne PA – Open House Sunday January 31

January 26, 2010

Thinking of a move in eastern Delaware County PA?  Now is the time and this could be the place.

This Sunday, January 31, from 12:00-2:00, we will be holding an Open House at 59 Penn Blvd in East Lansdowne PA. This is easily accessible.  From the intersection of Lansdowne Avenue and Baltimore Avenue travel east on Baltimore to a left on Penn.  The home is just to the north on the right hand side.

59 Penn is a classic Delaware County straight through twin.  Conveniently located in the first block north of Baltimore Avenue, the property is just minutes west of Philadelphia Open Straight Through Twin Designand provides easy access on Baltimore Pike west toward Lansdowne, Clifton Heights and the rest of Delaware County.  The R3 SEPTA Regional Rail Line is easily accesible running just south of Baltimore Ave from Philadelphia to Media.  Long Lane along the eastern border of the Borough runs north to Upper Darby, 69th Street Terminal, and the trolley lines throughout the region and south towards the Philadelphia International Airport.

Twins are a popular design throughout the area.  Originally developed in the UK and Australia, twin homes are side by side units with a common center wall.  Although the units are often mirror images when first built, Outside Basement Entry 59 Penn Blvd PAthey can be heavily modified over the years since they are separate pieces of property. This allows the owners to customize their units to match their needs.  There are various designs employed but the straight through design provides a more open floor plan and efficient use of space.

59 Penn is a great three-story straight through example with a large living room, dining room, heated porch, and newer powder room on the first floor. It has an updated kitchen with built-in dishwasher, beamed ceiling, and lots of counter and cabinet space with an adjacent separate oversized breakfast room with built-in desk, cabinets, and large closet.  Breakfast Room with Built-InsThe full basement has an outside entry and separate powder room. There are three bedrooms and full hall bath on the second floor and a full floor fourth bedroom on third floor. Improvements include updated windows, newer roof, newer water heater, and newer heating system.

Please be sure to check out my blog “East Lansdowne PA History & Homes Market Report” for more detailed information on the Borough.  For more pictures check out

As always, if you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.  I look forward to seeing you Sunday from 12-2 at 59 Penn!

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Newtown Square,PA/Bear, DE
Office: 610-353-1199/Direct: 610-359-3853/Cell: 610-618-0808

Garrett Hill SEPTA Station Radnor Township PA

January 4, 2010

Welcome to the Garrett Hill Station on the SEPTA Route 100 Norristown High Speed Line in Radnor Township 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 limited parking in the area but with ample room for picking up and dropping off passengers from several directions.  The video will provide a better feel for the area:

Garrett Hill is a nice residential area and this station is within walking distance or a short ride of much of the community.  There is a nice cross section of single family homes, twins, and some rows in the immediate area and some commercial stores along both Conestoga to the south and Lancaster Avenue to the north.  Real estate values have remained relatively stable in Garrett Hill as compared to many communities throughout Delaware County.  For the complete information, please be sure to check out my early December post: the “Garrett Hills Homes Update”.

The SEPTA Garrett Hill Station is an ideal small local on demand stop to primarily serve the local community as well as those having rides to and from the station.

As always, if you have any questions or need any additional information on the area, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.

Happy New Year 2010!

January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2010!

Welcome to Pennsylvania!

Welcome to Delaware!

Welcome to the Brandywine area!

Thanks to everyone for a great 2009 and looking forward to the New Year.  Just a few reminders as we head into 2010:

– The $8000 Credit for First Time Homebuyers is still available.
– A $6500 Tax Credit is available for resale buyers.
– To get the credits, homes must be under contract by April 30 and settled before the end of June 2010.
– Now is the time to strategize to make the most of this opportunity.  As we close in on the end of April, expect the inventory to drop again with possibly rising prices.

As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me anytime.  Enjoy the New Year!