The Spring market is slowing, but it's definitely not over. Many of the homes that went under agreement in early Spring are settling now, but new homes are still hitting the market, too. Cindy Ridgway tries to hit as many new Lower Merion School District listings as she can each week.. Here are seven of the listings she saw, including a few with some pretty healthy price tags.
A pair of new listings in Bala started Cindy's tour off this week, beginning with this 3 bed/2.2 bath, 1563 sq ft center hall colonial in the College Park neighborhood. Priced at $419,900, the eat-in kitchen has some upgrades, including new appliances and granite countertops. The basement has a powder room, laundry and access to an attached 2-car garage. See more at 163 Vassar Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
The other Bala listing on Cindy's tour has the look of a southern plantation, all white, with black shutters and a pillared front porch. This 1705 sq ft 5 bed/2.1 bath home, just a short walk from the Bala Cynwyd elementary and middle schools, is listed for $645K. It has bedrooms on two different floors and a finished basement with an office and laundry room. Two car garage out back. See for yourself at: 68 W. Lodges Lane, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
The next home on Cindy's tour was in "Nearberth" - a nickname for some neighborhoods that are technically in Lower Merion, but have Narberth mailing addresses, and are just outside the Borough. Some say that a "Nearberth" location is the best of both worlds, with the advantages of Lower Merion and the amenities of Narberth! This one is a 3 bed/2.1 bath with 2756 sq ft, for $659K. It has a nice kitchen, with granite and stainless and a great master bath. Check it out at: 537 Oak Rd, Narberth, PA 19072
In the Shortridge neighborhood of nearby Wynnewood, is this newly listed 3 bed/3.1 bath with 2408 sq ft. The very nice kitchen and mudroom are in an addition in the back. Listed at $649K, this one has newer window, hardwoods, central air, a finished basement, and a two-car garage. See more details and all the pics at: 945 Remington Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Cindy ended the tour with three Main Line mansions, the first of which was this Bryn Mawr 6 bed/7.2 bath French Tutor. At ten years old, this house is still relatively young by Main Line standards, with over 10,000 sq ft of living space on more than half an acre. This house has it all, and a lot of it. It can be yours for a cool $3.2M. Check out the picture gallery and all the specs at: 817 Pennstone Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
If $3.2M is your budget, you may also want to tour this big Villanova home for $3.25M. Built in 2005, it's also relatively new by local standards. It has 5 beds/5.2 baths and 7115 sq ft on a 2 acre manicured lot in a cul de sac. The inside has all the amenities you would expect in a home of this caliber, and it is designed with a first floor master suite. 751 Eagle Farm Rd, Villanova, PA 19085
Last but not least was this amazing 6884 sq ft, 5 bed/4.2 bath on 8 acres in the hills far above the Conshohocken curve. Even if you can't afford the $4.45M price tag, you'll still want to take a look at the amazing pool, the expansive living room, chef's kitchen, plus all the big, beautiful beds and baths. The three-car garage carriage house may have more square footage than homes in your neighborhood, but it doesn't hurt to take a peek at: 162 Aloha, Ln, Gladwyne, PA 19035
Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.