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Delaware County PA and New Castle County PA Home Sales

August 24, 2019

As of this morning, the MLS shows that both New Castle County DE and Delaware County PA have closed exactly the same number of properties – 4,477 properties sold in each county year to date.

This also happened in June for Chester County and Delaware County so I thought this would be a good time for another quick sales update for Delaware County PA, Chester County PA, and New Castle County DE.

IMG_20190815_081857414_HDRDelaware County PA: Currently there are 1,451 properties on the market or coming soon, 857 properties pending, and 4,477 properties sold. This compares to 2018 with 1,736 on the market, 912 pending, and 4,635 sold. We are currently running about 3.5% behind last year in properties sold along with lower inventories and lower pending.

New Castle County DE: Currently there are 1,451 properties on the market or coming soon, 901 pending, and 4,477 sold. In 2018, there were 1,717 on the market, 967 pending, and 4732 sold. This puts us about 5% behind last year also with lower active listings and pending properties.

Chester County PA: Chester County is now the strongest area with 1,705 on the market, 1047 pending, and 4,571 sold year to date. In 2018, there were 2,083 on the market, 1,167 pending, and 4,808 sold. These numbers also put us about 5% behind last year.

Overall the market activity continues to show weakness throughout all three counties compared to 2018. On the other hand, we have gained versus the weak numbers we saw in June . With the continued volatility in the econmy, markets, and activity worldwide, the market could continue to exhibit some weakness through the remainder of the year.

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

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

Happy July 4 2019!

July 4, 2019

Happy July 4 2019!

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(something a little different from the Delaware Museum of Natural History)

Relax and enjoy the day with family and friends. Have a great one!

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

The 2019 Steeplechase & Hunt Horse Racing Season Has Arrived

May 3, 2019

It’s that time of year again – The Winterthur Point to PointThe Willowdale Steeplchase, and the Radnor Hunt Races run over the next three weekends.

Winterthur Point to PointIt’s that time of year to enjoy some great steeplechase racing throughout the Brandywine Valley.

This weekend, the 41st Annual Point to Point is being run at Winterthur in Greenville DE. It will be the place to be on Sunday May 5. With tailgating, children activities, and fantastic racing, it is a great way to relax and spend time with your friends and family. Gates open at 10:30 with racing starting at 2:00. The Alison Hershbell Pony Races start at noon and the George A “Frolic” Weymouth Parade of Antique Carriages begins at 1:00.

On May 12, you can ramble up to Kennett Square to enjoy the Willowdale Steeplechase. The event helps to raise money for The Stroud Water Resource Center, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center, and Quest Therapeutic Services. The day begins at 10:00 with the opening welcome and Jack Russel Terrier Races at 10:30. Pony Races start a 11:30. Horse racing starts at 1:00 and races run throughout the afternoon.

Willowdale SteeplechaseThe 89th Radnor Hunt Races are run the following weekend on Saturday May 18 – a great weekend to move up to the Main Line and the grounds of the Radnor Hunt in Willistown Township, The races support The Brandywine Consevancy. Gates open at 9:00 with the first of six races starting at 1:30.

Take some time and be sure to enjoy three great weekends of local horse racing in May.

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

Happy July 4th!

July 5, 2017

Happy July 4th!

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A bit of a soggy mess to end a great day but it looks like it will be clear so the fireworks can go on… I hope everyone had a great holiday. Enjoy the rest of the summer. Have a Happy 4th!

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

 

Westhaven & West Park Homes and Real Estate Update

August 20, 2014

Westhaven and West Park are ideal home choices for those looking for great classic housing in a convenient close to Wilmington location.

Westhaven & West Park Wilmington DE 19807Westhaven and West Park are two neighboring developments adjacent to Westover Hills. They are located just west of DuPont Rd and north of Lancaster Pike across from the Cab Calloway School of the Arts. This location provides immediate access to Greenville, Hockessin, Wilmington, and all of New Castle County.

With just over 80 properties, Westhaven was developed first. Construction began in the early 1930s and continued through the forties and later but over half of the homes were completed between 1939 and 1945. Westhaven contains a nice mix of mostly 3 or 4 bedroom two story colonials. Individual properties range from 1,675 sqft to over 3,000 sqft with the most common size being in the 2,000-2,500 sqft range. Individual lot sizes range to over half acre but most are just under a quarter acre.

Westhaven Home Greenville DE 19807Over the last few years, Westhaven home prices and sales have been fairly stable with an average 2-4 sales per year. The average sales price has generally remained in the mid $400,000 range with individual pricing ranging from $288,000 to over $600,000. In 2014 year to date, there have been 4 home sales with an average price of $423,000. There is also one home pending with a list price of $335,000 and one property for sale listed for $569,000.

West Park is the smaller more recent neighbor with about 45 properties. West Park has a wide range of styles including capes, colonials, ranches and split levels homes. Construction began in 1959 with most completed by 1966. Individual sizes ranged from 1,625 sqft to 3,950 sqft, but like Westhaven, the most common size was between 2,000 and 2,500 sqft. West Park Home Wilmington DE 19807Lot sizes were comparable to Westhaven averaging around a quarter acre.

Although sales have been fewer due to the smaller community size, West Park prices have not been as strong as seen in Westhaven and Westover Hills. The pricing could be impacted by the potential for new development in the area. One home sold in 2013 for $375,000 and there has been only one completed sale in 2014 for $300,000. There are no properties currently under contract or available on the market.

Both communities offer excellent housing choices in a convenient location with immediate access to great shopping, good schools, and all the area has to offer. Be sure to include them in any search in the area.

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

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

705 Princeton Rd Westover Hills Wilmington DE 19807 Open House

August 8, 2014

Open House at 705 Princeton Rd this Sunday, August 10, from 1-3.

This Sunday, 705 Princeton Rd will be holding a public Open House from 1-3.

705 Princeton Rd

Situated on one of the most sought after streets in Westover Hills, 705 Priceton Rd is a beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Tudor presenting a great open floor while utilizing many classic Tudor details.

705 Princeton Rd Living Room

The exterior exhibits the classic half timbered and detailed brick design elements found on many Tudor properties. The main property is attached to a separate two car garage by a breezeway off the kitchen.

705 Princeton Rd Dining Room

Large spacious light filled rooms are found throughout the property allowing for large gatherings and gracious entertaining. Hardwood floors, leaded and stained glass windows, custom cabinetry, wood burning fireplace, and a custom open stairway are just a few of the thoughtful design elements found throughout the property.

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A large rear yard allows for plenty of space for entertaining or play. If you are looking for a perfect mix of old world design combined with today’s conveniences, be sure to include 705 Princeton Rd in your plans this Sunday.

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Directions: from Kennett Pike /Route 52, turn right on DuPont Rd, then RIGHT on Westover, to second LEFT on Princeton to property.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to call. I look forward to seeing you.

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

705 Princeton Rd Wilmington DE 19807

August 5, 2014

*** Open House Sunday August 10 from 1-3PM ***

Your home awaits on Princeton Rd in Westover Hills Wilmington DE.

705 Princeton RdLocated on one of Westover Hills most sought after streets, 705 Princeton is an ideal mix of old world design with today’s conveniences. Custom built in 1986 using classic Tudor design elements, it is perfect for today’s lifestyle with a great open floor plan allowing for easy living and multiple use options.

The exterior presents the classic Tudor half timbered design elements on the second floor and garage combined with a partial brick first floor. 705 Princeton Rd Living RoomThe separate two car garage has a private rear entry with a covered breezeway connecting to the main house. Brick construction was used on the first floor and stunning full length leaded glass windows are featured on the front elevation of the home. The brick chimney has enhanced brick details to highlight the overall design of the property.

Open space abounds as you enter the gracious entry foyer 705 Princeton Rd Kitchen Bay Windowwith an adjacent half bath and coat closet. The entry immediately reveals the custom turned staircase opening to a spacious living room. The full length windows allow plenty of light during the day with a wood burning fireplace as a centerpiece for those cool winter nights. Adjacent to the living room is a large formal dining room again with full length windows including one with custom stained glass. 705 Princeton Rd Upstairs HallThere is an alcove fit for a separate buffet.

The large eat-in kitchen allows for plenty of room for customization if a new owner so desires. It includes custom cabinetry, two storage closets, and a bay window overlooking the rear yard which echoes the alcove in the dining room. The first floor also features a private den with custom built-in bookshelves.

705 Princeton Rd 19807 Rear ViewA spacious central hallway on the second floor leads to four bedrooms and two full baths. The master is set apart with its own bath, plenty of closet space, and windows with exposures on three sides. The other three good sized bedrooms share a large full bath. From the center hall, a separate staircase leads up to the attic.

Outside, the large private rear yard contains mature landscaping and provides plenty of space for entertaining or other outdoor activities. There is also a large rear parking area for easy vehicle turnaround.

If you are looking for the ideal combination of location, luxury, and gracious living, 705 Princeton Rd should be included in your search. Please feel free to contact me at 610-618-0808 or Cathleen Wilder at 302-218-5880 anytime if you have any questions or would like to tour this beautiful property.

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

Westover Hills Homes Update – Greenville DE 19807

August 4, 2014

Westover Hills continues to be a premier housing choice in Wilmington Delaware.

Westover Hills HomesWestover Hills DE HomeWestover Hills is situated in a prime location along Route 52 / Pennsylvania Avenue just beyond the Wilmington city limits. It was designed in four separate sections generally moving from the city limits beyond the original Wilmington Country Club property (now part of the University of Delaware) out toward Greenville. The first homes were completed in the 1920’s and new construction continues to this day, but there were three particularly active construction periods from approximately 1935-1940, 1945-1956, and 1996-2000. This has afforded the community a wealth of individual home styles, sizes, and designs that have always attracted Wilmington’s elite.

Westover Hills Greenville DE 19807Today, with almost 400 properties, Westover Hills is the ideal community for those looking for luxury living in a suburban environment with easy access to Greenville, downtown Wilmington, and all the surrounding area. A buyer can find a property to suite almost any lifestyle, from comfortable classic Colonials, to custom Tudors, to large estate properties ranging to over 10,000 square feet of interior space on spacious private lots. Homes have been continually updated and expanded to reflect the current state of the art in housing. Developed to take advantage of it’s natural location, it is a true neighborhood with winding streets, friendly neighbors, stability, and privacy.

Westover Hills Wilmington DE HomesWestover Hills is located close to the intersection of the Kennett Pike (Route 52) and Route 141 between Wilmington and Greenville. Route 52 is part of the Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway rich in area history and attractions. A number of small shopping areas with boutique style shopping for both food and clothing are nearby in Greenville and Centreville. In addition, it is a choice location with easy access to great schools – both public and private.

The Westover Hills’ location also provides easy access to downtown Wilmington as well as easy commuting options to Philadelphia, Chester County, Delaware County, and beyond. Westover Hills Greenville DE 19807Westover Hills Delaware HomesAmtrak trains and SEPTA are moments away through the downtown Wilmington train station, while the Philadelphia International Airport is just a short distance across the PA line south of Philadelphia.

Housing prices in Westover Hills have experienced the same pricing cycle as seen through much of New Castle County. Prices and activity peaked in 2005 when there were 22 sales and bottomed in 2011 when there were only 11 completed transactions. Today, there are 9 properties on the market with an average listing price of $895,000 with individual prices ranging from $549,000 to over $1,500,000. Two properties are pending with an average asking price over $1,000,000. Six propeties have settled this year with an average sale price of $774,000.

Westover Hills continues to be a prime destination for those seeking top notch living in a convenient neighborhood offering privacy, luxury, and immediate access to everything the area has to offer. Should you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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

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

Horse Racing Season is Here!

May 1, 2013

The horse racing season is here! May is the best time of year for those who enjoy Hunt and Steeplechase racing.

Three events are just around the corner.

Winterthur Point to PointThe Winterthur Point to Point is the first up on Sunday May 5. This is their 35th Anniversary and a great chance to celebrate both the great racing traditions and Cinco de Mayo. The gates open at 10:30 with racing beginning at 2:00. Be sure to enjoy the pony races and Parade of Antique Carriages before the races.

Willowdale SteeplechaseThe following weekend on Sunday May 12, The Willowdale Steeplechase will be held just outside Kennett Square. Continuing this Mother’s Day tradition, the Jack Russell Terrier Races begin at 11:00 with the Pony Races following at 12:15. The post time for the first horse race is 1:30.

Radnor HuntFinally on Saturday May 18, the Radnor Hunt Races will be held. The grounds open at 9:00 and the races begin at 1:30. All proceeds benefit the Brandywine Conservancy.

Be sure to take some time this year to enjoy these classic local traditions. They are a great opportunity to enjoy the spring with your friends and family and support our local organizations.

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

Happy Easter 2013!

March 31, 2013

Happy Easter 2013!

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Pause. Relax. Enjoy the Day!

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