Archive for October, 2011

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Time to eat candy – lots and lots of candy, dress up in costumes, and wander the neighborhood surprising your unsuspecting friends, neighbors, and family. Eat well and enjoy!

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

Glenhardie Condominiums Market Update – Tredyffrin Township Wayne PA

October 31, 2011

The Glenhardie Condos continue to be a prime residential choice for those looking in the King of Prussia / Wayne PA area.

The Glenhardie Condominium complex is a great larger residential condominium community located in Tredyffrin Township Chester County with a Wayne PA address. They are located just north of Swedesford Rd and west of Route 422. This location has immediate access to Route 202, Route 422, and I-76 providing great commuting options throughout the greater Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, and Philadelphia areas. Being just minutes from the King of Prussia Mall, Valley Forge National Park, and much of the Main Line, they offer an endless array of entertainment and dining options.

The Glenhardie Condominiums were originally built between 1968 and 1970. Today, there are 20 buildings with 459 one bedroom and two bedroom units offering a nice range of housing options. Most of the one bedroom units are just over 800 square feet while the two bedroom units start at 100 square feet. There are some larger units and townhouses throughout the complex. The community has been developed in a nice open arrangement preserving the trees, open space, and privacy that are difficult to find today. With an optional membership in the adjacent Glenhardie Country Club, residents have instant access to a golf course, pool, and all the club amenities. The community is part of the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District.

Please be sure to check out the complete area and development history written by some members of  the community by clicking here.

As seen throughout the region, prices have fallen a bit in the last few years but have remained stronger than seen in most locations. Using the 2 bedroom units for comparisons, the pricing and activity peaked between 2005 and 2007 when the yearly units sold ranged from 14 – 18 units per year and the average price peaked at over $180,000. Since then we have seen both a reduction in prices and activity. In 2008 there were 12 sales averaging $175,000, in 2009 12 sales for $171,000, in 2010 5 sales for $167,000, and so far in 2011 4 sales for $152,000. There are also 4 homes currently on the market with an average asking price of $188,000 and 2 properties under contract averaging $199,000 – so it appears the 2011 pricing average will be rising.

With its superior location, easy commuting options, schools, and multiple entertainment options, the community should remain a stable and popular choice in the area 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)

Beautiful Glenhardie Condo – Open House This Sunday Oct 23 – 91 Drummers Lane Wayne PA

October 21, 2011

Glenhardie Condo Open House Sunday October 23 2:00-4:00

This Sunday we will be holding an OPEN HOUSE at 91 Drummers Lane in the Glenhardie Condominiums in Wayne PA.

Glenhardie is a great larger condominium community located in eastern Chester County in Tredyffrin Township. It is adjacent to the Glenhardie Country Club just to the north of Swedesford Rd. This location is easily accessible off both Route 202 and Route 422 and is just minutes from the King of Prussia Mall. This allows easy commuting options into Philadelphia, West Chester, Wilmington, and most of Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.

Built between 1968 and 1970 with almost 450 homes, Glenhardie offers a nice mix of one and two bedroom properties. Most one bedrooms average just over 800 square feet with the two bedrooms over 1000 square feet. This main floor unit listed by Marie Gordon is one of the largest 2 bedroom 2 bath designs with a nice outdoor ground level patio. The unit has been freshly painted, has newer kitchen cabinets, and new carpets. There is abundant closet space in both the master and second bedroom and both baths have been nicely updated.

This looks to be a great fall weekend – so be sure to take some time to enjoy the area and stop by 91 Drummers Lane on Sunday from 2-4. I look forward to seeing you and answering any questions you have on Glenhardie or the general area!

Directions: From Swedesford Rd and Old Eagle School Rd go east one block to Drummers Lane. Follow Drummers north to the entrance of Glenhardie. Take a right at the entrance to the third building on the left (building is up the hill around the curve. Address: 91 Drummers Lane, Wayne, PA 19087

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)

Classic Drexel Hill Twin – Open House Sunday – 4109 Vernon

October 12, 2011

This Sunday, October 16, from 12:00 – 2:00, we will be having an OPEN HOUSE at 4109 Vernon Rd in Drexel Hill PA 19026.

Vernon Rd is located in Drexel Hill PA just south of Garrett Rd and west of Burmont Rd. This location provides easy access to Baltimore Pike, State Rd, and Township Line/Route 1 providing easy connections to most of Delaware County. It is also just minutes from I-476 to the west or I-95 and the Philadelphia Airport to the south for commutes into Philadelphia, Wilmington, or Norristown. Vernon is also just moments from great entertainment and dining options throughout the area. The home is less than three blocks from the SEPTA 102 Trolley Line Drexel Manor stop providing immediate access to 69th Street and Philadelphia.

Listed by Arleen Kelly, 4109 Vernon is a classic Drexel Hill Twin home. The property has three bedrooms and 1 bath. The living room includes a wood burning fireplace and opens to an enclosed front porch and light bright dining room. Upstairs you will find three bedrooms with a full ceramic bath. There is an unfinished direct walkout basement and a one car garage. It has been freshly painted outside and has newer tilt-in windows and hardwood floors throughout.

Vernon is competitively priced at $122,500. Drexel Hill twin homes in the immediate area have an average asking price of $136,000. There are currently 6 homes under contract with an average list price of $135,000, and there have been 16 sales at an average $126,000 final price.

With it’s great location, multiple commuting options, and easy access to all the area has to offer, 4109 Vernon is a great home that should be included in any visit to the area.

***Be sure to stop by this Sunday from 12-2***

Directions: From Township Line Rd/Route 1 or State Rd go south on Burmont to Garrett. Proceed west on Garrett two blocks to south on Drexel to right on Vernon. From Baltimore Pike, go north on Garrett until you reach Drexel and turn right to Vernon.

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)

Local Delaware & Chester County Communities in the News

October 7, 2011

Local Chester & Delaware County communities continue to rank well in local best places to live categories!

Swarthmore PA SEPTA Train StationThe Philadelphia Magazine has just released their “15 Most Family Friendly Philly Suburbs” and Delaware and Chester County both rank well. The magazine looked at the schools, populations, crime, and all the intangibles that can make a great community.

The locations highlighted in our immediate area include:
Wayne PA
Upper Providence PA
Swarthmore PA
East Marlborough PA

Be sure to read the entire article for their complete descriptions and be sure to take a look at all their local neighborhood information.

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