There aren't quite as many homes available in the Lower Merion School District this Spring, so if that's where you need to be, make sure you have an agent who is on top of everything new and everything that's about to hit the market. Cindy took her usual tours, and brought her clients out to see some, too. Here are five of the homes she saw:
This week, Cindy's tour started in Gladwyne, with this 5 bed/3.1 bath center hall colonial. It has 3908 sq ft of living space on a 2/3 acre lot of landscaped property, in a quiet Gladwyne neighborhood, next to a nature preserve. Listed for $1.25M, the home has plenty of upgrades, including a big eat-in kitchen with professional-style appliances and granite countertops. The lower level has a bar and a billiards room, plus an oversized two-car garage. See more at: 1144 Norsam Rd, Gladwyne, PA 19035.
Next up was this 3382 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath cape in Penn Valley. Listed for $658K, this home sits on a .62 acre lot in a neighborhood between Belmont Hills and Welsh Valley Middle School. It has an updated kitchen with granite and stainless, and an attached two-car garage. Put this one on your list to see if having a first-floor master is a priority. See the rest at: 1133 Hillcrest Rd, Penn Valley, PA 19072.
Just across the railroad tracks from Narberth Borough is this 5 bed/3.1 bath in Merion Station. It has 3739 inside, and sits on a quarter acre with a detached garage. The kitchen has a very cool craftsman look, with high end appliances and and AGA stove and ovens. It's priced at $875K. See the details and the rest of the pictures at: 333 Valley Road, Merion Station, PA 19066.
Next up was one of those nice stone homes along Winding Way, just down the street from Merion Elementary. This Merion Station 5 bed/3.5 bath center hall colonial has 3093 sq ft, and is listed in "as-is" condition, for $715K. It has hardwoods throughout and an updated kitchen with granite and stainless. The finished lower level is carpeted and has a two-car attached garage. See the photo gallery and all the specifics at: 350 Winding Way, Merion Station, PA 19066.
Last but not least was a 1366 sq ft 3 bed/1.1 bath twin on the wonderful little Lantwyn Lane in Narberth Borough. Cindy was very familiar with this cute little home, and she sold it just a few years ago. Lantwyn Lane is a private charming little nook of a neighborhood, and this home boasts a number of newer features, including an updated kitchen. See what you get for the $409K list price here: 208 Lantwyn Lane, Narberth, PA 19072.
The agents who stay on top of the market in Lower Merion and Narberth can make sure their clients have the latest information. Cindy Ridgway's clients have an edge on the competition because she lives in the community and is "plugged in" to the local market enough to know every property listed, plus many of the homes that are "about to" hit the market. Every week she tours new listings, and shares her notes. Here's what she saw in the last week or so:
Starting on the western edge of Lower Merion, Cindy toured this brick cape in Villanova, listed for $1.125M. It's a 4005 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath on 2/3 of an acre, at the end of a a cul de sac, near the Philadelphia Country Club. It has a first floor master, and renovations have opened the floorplan. See more at: 1234 Page Terrace, Villanova, PA 19085.
Next up was a 2200 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath brick colonial in Gladwyne. Listed for $879K, this one has renovations including a master suite addition, new roof, siding, plumbing and electric. The modern kitchen has stainless appliances and quartz countertops. See the rest of the interior pictures at: 1109 Maplecrest Circle, Gladwyne, PA 19035.
Over in Bryn Mawr, Cindy toured this big stone colonial with 5 beds/4.1 baths and 7200 sq ft. Located on a 3/4 acre lot, in a cul de sac adjacent to Harriton Park, this home is listed at $1.65M. It has big newer kitchen, a fully appointed master suite with sitting room and his and hers walk-in closets, and a big exercise room right next door. See for yourself at: 510 Great Springs Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
This Bryn Mawr stone colonial is listed at $895K. The home is a 6 bed/3.1 bath, with 3324 sq ft of living space on a .42 acre lot near the campus of the Baldwin School. In addition to the paneled library (pictured), features include central AC, a detached two-car garage, and an updated kitchen with granite and stainless. See more photos and all the details at: 194 Fishers Rd, Bryn Mawr, Pa 19010.
Still in Bryn Mawr, Cindy toured this 2246 sq ft 4 bed/1.1 bath center hall Dutch Colonial in a quiet cul de sac between the hospital and Bryn Mawr's vibrant downtown. New renovations include windows, doors, sliding glass doors, HVAC, hardwood floors, new appliances and cabinets. The home is listed at $525K. See the photo gallery and all the details of this home at: 846 Summit Grove Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
The last Bryn Mawr home on Cindy's tour was a quiet listing that should come to market soon. It's a 4 bed/4.1 bath in Radnor Township, listed for $1.2M. Contact Cindy if you want to follow up on this one.
Cindy's tour continued in Ardmore, with this 3 bed/1 bath, conveniently located just a couple of blocks away from both Linwood Park and South Ardmore Park. Listed at $414K, the home has 1205 sq ft of living space, with a flat back yard, plus a shed, driveway and detached garage. With two bedrooms and a bath on the first floor, this home offers that one-floor living potential, which is not especially common in the area - especially in this price range. See more at: 145 Sutton Rd, Ardmore, PA 19003.
Also on Ardmore's Sutton Rd, is this 2067 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath, listed for $514,900. Already under agreement, this home featured an updated, more open floorplan, with a modern, white kitchen. Out back is a flat back yard, with a new deck. You may have missed your chance with this one, but you can still take a look at: 151 Sutton Rd, Ardmore, PA 19003.
This Wynnewood home was next up, in a neighborhood just across Montgomery Ave from Narberth Borough's northern border. It's a 3990 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath, listed at $1.050M. It has a nice, updated kitchen, and all the features you'd expect at this price point, with a great master suite, complete with walk in closets and a big, beautiful bathroom. The 1/3 acre lot has a flat back yard with a big deck and a carriage house, plus there's a nice covered porch out front. See the rest at: 524 Manor Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
In nearby Penn Valley, Cindy's tour took her to this 4 bed/2.1 bath, listed for $700K. It has 2909 sq ft of living space on 3/4 of an acre in a neighborhood near Welsh Valley Middle School. It has a newer eat-in kitchen with white cabinets and granite countertops. Two floors can access the back patios. See more at: 432 Fawn Hill lane, Penn Valley, PA 19072.
Brynwood Manor is a tiny neighborhood tucked into Narberth Borough's northern border. This small cottage, listed for $439K, has 950 sq ft, with 2 beds/1.1 baths. It has hardwood floors, a stone fireplace, and some interior brick accent walls. See photos at: 13 Brynwood Manor, Narberth, PA 19072.
This 4 bed 2.2 bath in Wynnewood is a good example of how fast the market is moving. It had a list price of $575, and went in a day with multiple offers. See details about the home here: 356 Williams Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Narbrook Park, in the Borough, is always a popular address. This one also went in a day, with multiple offers. 24 Narbrook Park, an 1800 sq ft, 3 bed single, was listed at $665K.
Homes in Narberth Borough often go fast. For those looking for a Narberth single with a budget up to $550K, check out this Cindy Ridgway's listing.
It's a renovated 4 bed/3.1 bath, with 2479 sq ft. See more here: 29 Hansen Ct, Narberth, PA 19072.
Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.