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The August Radnor 411 Video Includes Permit FAQ

August 19, 2013

Radnor Township now has its own YouTube channel, including a monthly video update, and Facebook Page.

Expanding its outreach to the local community, Radnor Township has now added a YouTube Channel and Facebook Page to increase its reach to area residents beyond the current website.

DSCN0244Included in these new social media initiatives is a monthly video update: The Radnor 411. Hosted by Jim Doling, this month’s video update includes 4 different area updates from the Public Works Dept, Recreation and Community Programming Dept, Finance Dept, and Community Development Dept. Along with the other segments, the Community Development Dept has included a frequently asked question segment (at the 12:00 minute mark) that highlights some common permit questions.

Be sure to check out the new Radnor videos. I hope you are enjoying the remaining days of summer!

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

 

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Radnor Open House This Sunday on Bryn Mawr Avenue

January 5, 2012

Open House this Sunday January 8 from 2:00-4:00
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.

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690 Bryn Mawr is listed by Marie Gordon and has been reduced to $399,900. 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.This 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)

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)

The EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RPP) Rule Affects You!

February 2, 2010

I just wanted to pass on a reminder from the Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties that the new EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting ( RPP ) rule will be effective on April 22, 2010.

From the EPA website:

“Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.”

The EPA RRP Rule covers any work for pay that disturbs 6 square feet or more in the interior or 20 square feet or more of lead based paint on the exterior.  As with most government mandates, consumers should expect increased costs and time associated with any of this work in the future.  “By April 22, 2010, firms must have “Certified Renovators” assigned to jobs where lead-based paint is disturbed.”

In our day-to-day activities, it is important to note that this does apply to Property Owners of Rental Housing.  It also can impact all the associated groups such as Contractors, Homeowners, Tenants, Realtors, Property Management Firms, and Training Providers so it is essential that individuals be aware of the new rules and general requirements.  For more information or questions on the EPA RPP Rule (Renovation, Repair, and Painting), be sure to check out the EPA Website.  You can also find more general information on their site at their Lead Home Page.

This is important information for this region as there are many homes and buildings built prior to 1978 that could potentially contain lead based paint.  EPA fines per violation are $37,500 so it is important not to ignore the potential consequences of not following these new regulations.  The National Association of Realtors Site also has a great Lead Paint Renovation Rule Compliance Guide answering the most frequently asked questions.

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

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.

Garrett Hill PA Area Homes Update

December 12, 2009

Welcome to Garrett Hill PA in Radnor Township Delaware County.

Nestled in the northeastern corner of Delaware County in the center of the Main Line in Radnor Township, Garrett Hill is ideally located between Villanova and Bryn Mawr.  Garrett Hill is centered on the area south of Lancaster Avenue, west of Garrett Avenue, East of Lowrys Lane, and north of Conestoga, but is often used to reference the larger area including the surrounding developments.

This location puts Garrett Hill  in a prime spot along the Main Line with easy access to the Blue Route/ I-476 running just to the west of Villanova.  It is also well served by SEPTA.  Bus lines run throughout the area and the SEPTA Route 100 High Speed  Lines runs right through Garrett Hill with a stop between Lowrys Lane and Garrett Avenue.  It is also within easy striking distance of the R5 Rosemont stop just north of Lancaster Ave.

The homes and businesses in Garrett Hill were originally developed to support the workers, plants, and larger estates in the surrounding areas.  Today, the area has become a close-knit community, and the homeowners and businesses continue to support much of the area including Villanova.

Due to its original development, the real estate is a nice mixture of single family homes, twins, and newer row homes.  The area is surrounded by some of the most expensive real estate in the county, but within Garrett Hill, the homes are very reasonably priced.  Since 2005, the average sales prices have ranged in price from $290,000 to $315,000.  Today, there are 11 homes currently on the market with an additional 6 under contract.  This year to date, there have been 34 sales in the overall area with an average sales price of $304,000.

With its great location, easy access, and reasonable pricing, Garrett Hill PA should remain a stable community for years to come and a great choice in the area.

As always, should you have any questions or need any additional information, do not hesitate to contact me anytime.

Villanova PA Station of the SEPTA Rt 100 High Speed Rail Line

July 20, 2009

Villanova PA SEPTA Rt 100 High Speed Line StationTraveling from the 69th Street Terminal to Norristown, the SEPTA Route 100 High Speed Line passes much of the Main Line.   This is a brief overview of the Villanova PA SEPTA Station.

The station is conveniently located just south of Lancaster Avenue across from the main section of the Villanova campus.  It provides easy access by foot or automobile to much of the campus.  The next stop to the east is the Stadium stop and is the preferred station for sporting events.  The station also has parking available on both sides of the track and provides plenty of additional space for dropping off or picking up passengers.

To the south of the tracks is a nice residential area of mostly single family homes.  This is a very expensive area with the most expensive current listing in Delaware County located just a short drive down Ithan Avenue.  Villanova is also the closest station to the east of the Blue Route, I-476.  The video will provide a better feel for the immediate area:

Real estate is high in the immediate area, but the average can be greatly affected by a few large dollar sales.  Activity has remained fairly constant recently ranging from 23 sales in 2003, to 26 in 2004, then 20 or 21 for 2005 thru 2008.  So far this year, there have been 8 completed sales with 2 more currently under contract.  There are an additional 8 currently on the market with an average list price of $2,333,000.

The average sales price has seen more volatility.  Prices averaged $658,000 in 2003, rose to $705,000 in 2004, then $850,000 in 2005, $828,000 in 2006, $916,000 in 2007, and then fell to $718,000 in 2008.  This has once again risen to $913,000 in 2009.  In the immediate area, the highest dollar sale recently occurred in 2007 at $2,775,000 but this could be surpassed soon  since 2 homes are currently listed well in excess of this amount with one at $4,199,000 and a second at $9,500,000.

Villanova PA is a popular, stable, and convenient area and is expected to remain this way.  This station is an easy and convenient stop both for the college and the local residents as they travel to and from the area.

As always, if you need any additional information, don’t hesitate to let me know.

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

Alternative Renewable Energy Sources – Radnor PA Sustainability Series

May 19, 2009

Just Consider:

Pennsylvania contributes 1% of GLOBAL greenhouse gases.

Think about the impact we are having globally from here in our own backyard.

Last night Radnor held the second meeting in it’s  Sustainability Series: Issues in Sustainable Living and Growth in Radnor TownshipHome Solar Array Thorbury Township PAThe night’s topic was Alternative, Renewable Energy Sources: Transforming our Energy Economy.  The series is hosted at the Radnor PA Township Municipal Building on Iven but the presentations are also aired live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and Verizon FiOS Channel 30.

Sponsored by the Radnor Conservancy, the League of Women Voters of Radnor Township, and the Township of Radnor PA, the meeting started at 7PM and lasted until approximately 9PM.  There were four speakers in attendance for the night and they provided a great overview of the issues on a macro level.  This afforded a great follow up to the first topic in the series: Green Building 101.

In order of appearance, each speaker highlighted important items in four separate areas:

Wind Energy and Its Future as a National Energy Source
by: Brent Alderfer, Executive VP of Iberdrola Renewables (1)
Solar Energy: Transforming the Market
by: Sarah Hetznecker, Project Development Director of Conergy
Other Potential Players: Nuclear, Geothermal, and More
by: John C Nagle, Consulting Engineer
The Most Surprising New Source of Energy: Efficiency
by: Ginny Kreitler, President, Kreitler Research & Consulting, LLC
Advisor to Pennsylvania Land Trust Association

PA Field TractorAll the presentations highlighted both where we are today and the challenges that we are facing in the future. In addition, they stressed the importance that policy, not only economics, will play as the world deals with both the continuing rise in demand for energy and the required decrease in carbon for the good of the environment.  There are still many options available and choices to be made as we go forward.

The next presentation in the series will be in approximately two months and will deal with the steps that can be taken today in our homes and at the local level.

As always, if you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to ask anytime.

Radnor Goes Green

January 30, 2009

Last night Radnor held the Kick Off Meeting for it’s Sustainability Series: Issues in Sustainable Living and Growth in Radnor Township.  This introduced the first in a series of topics that will be presented approximately every two months throughout the year covering a wide range of Green topics.  The series is hosted at the Radnor Township Municipal Building on Iven but the presentations are also aired live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and Verizon FiOS Channel 30.

Green LeavesSponsored by the Radnor Conservancy, the League of Women Voters of Radnor Township, and the Township of Radnor PA, the meeting started at 7PM with the topic: Green Building 101.  Four presenters were included for the evening introduced by Elaine Schaefer of the Radnor Conservancy.  In order of appearance, they covered:

What is Sustainability and Green Building?
by: Mark Janiczek, Green Builder and Community Leader
How Green is Green? Measuring Standards and Practices
by: Brenda Gotanda, Chair, Radnor Environmental Advisory Council
Promoting Green Building – Overview of State/Local Programs
by: Lorna Rosenberg, Environmental Protection Agency
Making It Real in Radnor, a Success Story
by: Leo Bernabei, Radnor Township School District

It was an excellent series of presentations, highlighting the roles of various players in the area and how to measure the impacts/success of various programs.  This provided a good basis for understanding some current green issues and what is being done locally in Pennsylvania and regionally.

Thank you to the sponsors and presenters for a great meeting.  The next topic is currently scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 7-9 PM and will cover “Alternative Sources of Energy: Wind, Solar, and More.

Luxury in Suburban Philadelphia

December 29, 2008

Quick Market Update:

The top end luxury home market continues at a leisurely pace as we close out the year.

In Delaware County Pennsylvania for the last quarter of 2008 (Oct 1- Dec 31), only eleven sales in the $1+ Million price range were recorded in the TrendMLS Delaware County Market Statistics as of 12/30/08.  Many of these properties were new construction which were placed under contract well before the recent financial market turmoil. 

Only two existing homes had settlements during the quarter – both in Radnor Township: Wayne PA 19087 – both settled just above $1.3M

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 There are currently an additional 155 homes available on the market in this price range reflecting an average asking price of $1,804,000 with an average of 195 days on the market.  Last year there were 29 settlements during this same time period.

Looking forward: As interest rates remain low and the financial markets become more stable, we expect there to be increasing activity as we proceed through 2009.  Demand appears to be rising due to the below average sales pace. Both buyers and sellers are ready but remain out of the market.  I would expect this to begin to correct in the medium term.

(All information per TrendMLS System. Information believed correct but not guaranteed)