Archive for September, 2011

Open House Sunday – 690 S Bryn Mawr Ave Home – Radnor Township PA 19010

September 21, 2011

Open House this Sunday September 26 from 1:00-3:00
at 690 S Bryn Mawr Avenue Radnor Township PA.

This Sunday we will be holding an Open House at 690 S Bryn Mawr Avenue. 690 Bryn Mawr Ave 19010This 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 an ideal location for those looking for convenient one floor living. Radnor PA HomesThis home includes a great light open floor plan, one car garage, and basement.

The home is easily accessed from much of the area. From West Chester Pike and I-476 travel west to Rt 320 / Sproul Rd; turn north until you reach the intersection of Bryn Mawr Avenue; turn east to 690 Bryn Mawr. From Lancaster Avenue head south on Sproul until you reach Bryn Mawr Avenue and turn east.

If you are looking for convenient one floor living with immediate access to the Main Line, Chester County, and Delaware County with access to the Radnor schools, you should be sure to include this home in your search.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon,PA/Bear, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808
www.DelawarePAHomes.com  

(All statistics per the TrendMLS System and believed accurate but not guaranteed)

Unionville PA September Events – Plantation Field Horse Trials & Unionville Community Fair

September 15, 2011

Unionville has two great events coming up in the next few weeks: the Plantation Field Horse Trials and the Unionville Community Fair.

Plantation Field Horse TrialsThe 4th Annual Plantation International Field Horse Trials will be held September 16-18. This 3 star world class event will be located just west of Unionville north of Route 82 / Doe Run Rd (The equestrian sport of eventing is one of three disciplines represented at the Olympics). Entrance to the Trials will be off Apple Grove Rd. The competition will start with dressage on the 16th followed by cross country Saturday, and show jumping on Sunday.

This year a portion of the proceeds will benefit the The Barn at Spring Brook Farm and the Cheshire Land Preservation Fund. There will also be a trade fair, Kid’s Corner, food, and sponsors tent. All the various activities are scheduled to finish up by early Sunday afternoon.

The Unionville Community Fair and Farm Show will be held two weeks later on September 30-October 2. Hosted by Landhope Farms and now in its 87th year, Unionville PA Community Fairthis is the largest fair in Chester County. The Unionville Fair will be filled with contests, exhibitors, vendors, a horse show, a rodeo, and pageant – all highlighting the agricultural products, handcrafts, and arts in the local area. The Unionville Community Fair supports the Barn at Spring Brook Farm and the Chester County Food Bank.

Be sure to take some time to visit both events and enjoy more of what our community has to offer.!

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon,PA/Bear, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808
www.DelawarePAHomes.com  

Upcoming Delaware County Household Hazardous Waste Events

September 13, 2011

The next Delaware County Household Hazardous Waste Event is this Thursday, September 15.

Delaware County Hazardous Waste EventJust a quick reminder that the last two Delaware County Household Hazardous Waste program events are just around the corner.

This Thursday, September 15, the county will be holding an event at Rose Tree Park on Route 252 just north of Route 1 (1521 N Providence Rd). Then the final event for the county will be held on Saturday, October 15 at the Upper Chichester Township Municipal Building at 8500 Furey Rd. Both events will run from 9:00 to 3:00, and they will both be accepting computers, printers, faxes, and portable televisions.

It’s a great chance to clean up and clear out.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon,PA/Bear, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808
www.DelawarePAHomes.com  


The Brandywine Festival of the Arts is This Weekend!

September 8, 2011

The Brandywine Festival of the Arts is this weekend in the Brandywine Park near downtown Wilmington DE.

Continuing a tradition spanning 51 years, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts will be holding its event this weekend, the weekend after Labor Day, in Brandywine Park. Located next to the river in the Josephine Gardens across from the Zoo just below the Washington Street bridge, the site is within easy walking distance to downtown Wilmington, Trolley Square, and the north side Brandywine neighborhoods.

Brandywine Festival of the Arts Wilmington DEThis year the Festival will be held from 9-6 on Saturday September 10 and 9-4 on Sunday September 11. Free parking with shuttle service will be available at the Old Wanamaker building on Augustine Cutoff just above the park. Shuttles will be running every 15 minutes.

The Festival will have over 250 artists along with live music, food, and children’s activities. Food already under way Brandywine Festival of the Arts DEThe juried artists come from throughout the eastern seaboard representing both regional and national styles and trends. The wide ranging collection of art includes everything from fine art to metal work, jewelry, leather, and wearable art. The music includes both old favorites and new performers in an open air music showcase.

Another great area event during the final days of summer as we prepare to enjoy the great fall season. Come out and enjoy. The event will be held rain or shine.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
Wilmington DE/Devon PA
Direct:610-618-0808 – Office:302-834-3431
www.DelawarePAHomes.com 

Leedom Estates Real Estate Update – Ridely Township PA

September 7, 2011

Leedom Estates continues to be a solid housing choice in southern Delaware County.

Leedom Estates Ridley Twp PASince construction started in the 1940s, Leedom Estates has remained a very stable, strong community. Today per the tax records, there are over 900 units in the neighborhood.

Leedom Estates is located just south of Chester Pike in Ridley Township midway between Route 420/Wanamaker Avenue and Stewart Avenue. This location allows almost instant access to I-95 for easy commuting into Philadelphia or Wilmington. Chester Pike, Route 420, and I-476 afford easy access throughout Delaware County. Leedom Estates is only minutes from the Philadelphia Airport.

Leedom Estates Single Family HomesThe community itself is a great mixture of single family homes and one and two story rows and twins. Construction began in 1940 with the single family homes centered on Rodney and Braxton and generally ranging in size from 1100-1900 square feet. Construction continued in the early 1940s with additional single family homes and some twins. Beginning in 1950 and continuing till the late 1950s Leedom rapidly expanded in all styles with homes beginning at 800 sqft.

Both home sale activity and pricing have remained more stable here than in many parts of the county. Activity peaked in 2006 with 26 sales but has only varied between 21 and 23 sales per year from 2007 through 2010. Pricing has also remained fairly stable. Leedom HomesThe average price was $168,000 in both 2006 and 2007. It then spiked to $185,000 in 2008 and quickly returned to $161,000 in 2009 and $163,000 in 2010.

Prices have seen an additional decline this year. Today, there are 14 homes on the market with an average asking price of $156,000. Three homes are under contract with an average list price of $126,000 while 12 homes have sold this year to date for an average sales price of $140,000.

With its great location, wide range of housing choices, reasonable and stable pricing, and strong community characteristics, Leedom Estates should remain a great housing choice for years to come.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon,PA/Bear, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808
www.DelawarePAHomes.com  

(All statistics per the TrendMLS System and believed accurate but not guaranteed)

Happy Labor Day

September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day!

Enjoy the beach, the sports, the parties, and the day with all your friends and family. Celebrate the last days of summer and take some time to prepare for a great fall season. Enjoy!

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon,PA/Bear, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808
www.DelawarePAHomes.com

Last Family Fun Night at Brandywine Zoo

September 1, 2011

Just a quick reminder that tonight is the last 2011 Family Fun Night at Wilmington’s Brandywine Zoo!

Again this year, 93.7 WSTW Family Fun Nights, sponsored by Del-One, are being held at the Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington. Admission is only $1 with kids under 3 FREE. There will be animal presentations, interactive games, and music along with Nancy and Spencer.

The final Brandywine Zoo 93.7 WSTW Family Fun night will be held September 1 from 6-8PM at 1001 North Park Drive in the Brandywine Park.

It should be beautiful weather, a good way to begin the Labor Day weekend, and great night to relax with the family. Don’t miss your last opportunity this year and … Enjoy!

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
Wilmington DE/Devon PA
Direct:610-618-0808 – Office:302-834-3431
www.DelawarePAHomes.com