The market may not be as crazy in May as it was earlier this Spring, but well-priced homes in Narberth and Lower Merion are still moving quickly. Like last year, buyers this year have been looking for, and are generally willing to pay a premium for houses that are "done". Lower Merion homes with newly finished kitchens and renovated baths are drawing premiums; features like new windows, refinished floors, and central air are commanding plenty of interest, even with the bigger price tags. With mortgage rates still relatively low, many of today's buyers would rather pay extra for "finished" than live through a project.
Cindy started this week's tour in Bala, with this 4 bed/3.1 bath twin. Listed at $425K, it has 2047 sq ft, a back deck, and an attached garage. The third floor has a fourth bedroom with a full bath. It has a decent sized kitchen, and the finished basement has an updated half bath. See more at: 202 Edgehill Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19066
Also in Bala, was this 5 bed/3.1 bath with a carriage house rental in back. Located on half an acre just around the corner from the Bala Cynwyd schools, this one has 3962 sq ft, plus the garage with the second floor apartment. This big kitchen may be your favorite feature in the house, but there's a ton of nice features, right down to the really impressive laundry room. It's listed at $989K. Check it out at: 34 Derwen Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
This next one has a 19072 Narberth address, and it's just a short drive to the Borough, in the Penn Valley neighborhood by Welsh Valley Middle School. It's a 2457 sq ft 4 bed/3.1 bath center hall colonial sitting on an acre and a quarter of land. Priced at $715K, this one has a huge driveway, three-car garage, back deck, and finished basement. The kitchen is decent, and it has central air. See for yourself at: 1319 Hagys Ford Rd, Narberth, PA 19072
The first Wynnewood home on Cindy's tour was this 4 bed/2 bath brick colonial in the Penn Wynne neighborhood, near Wynnewood Valley Park and Penn Wynne Elementary. Listed at $425K, it has central air and an updated eat-in kitchen. It has a room to play in the back yard and a big back deck. See more details and the rest of the pictures at: 1618 Brookhaven Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Wynnewood is huge, and this next one was clear on the other side - not far from Suburban Square. The home was pretty huge, too, at 6430 sq ft, with 5 bed/4.2 baths. Listed at $1.795M, this home has everything you could want, and a little more. Take a look at: 524 S Sydbury LN, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Next, Cindy saw this 4 bed/2.1 bath , with 2455 sq ft on almost 3/4 of an acre in Villanova. Seems like a steal at $599,900, as this place is very modern and updated, with a nicely renovated kitchen, great master suite and wonderful outdoor spaces. Check out the photo gallery here: 1935 County Line Rd, Villanova, PA 19085.
Cindy's last stop was a 5 bed/3.1 bath stone colonial in Penn Valley, listed at $749,900. With 3566 sq ft of living space, this home includes a two-room ground-floor office that could be converted to a bedroom suite for in-laws or an au pair. Everything in the home looks nice and new, and the outside space is immaculate. See the rest at: 435 Penn Valley Rd, Penn Valley, PA 19072
Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.