If you're not following Cindy Ridgway's New Listing Tours, you're missing out on a great way to stay up on the real estate market in and around the Lower Merion School District. Every week, Cindy tours new listings throughout Lower Merion and Narberth, and shares her notes about what she sees. By touring so many new listings on the local scene, Cindy keeps close tabs on everything that hits the market. Better yet, with her deep ties to the community, she always gets the scoop on what's coming next! That's why Cindy's clients always have an edge. She knows what every local house is worth, and gets her buyers top dollar - and she lands houses for her buyers before most people even know they're coming to market! If you need Cindy on YOUR side, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And one more thing - the market is moving so fast right now, that many of the houses listed may already be under contract. It's still useful to see them for a market overview, but get yourself on Cindy's radar if you need this info faster. Check back later this week for several brand new Narberth and "Near-berth" listings.
Narberth Borough is just half a square mile across, and its small size means that there are often more buyers looking than homes available. There have been a few Borough homes for sale in this Spring market, but there are definitely no bargains to be had! This 1469 sq ft, 3 bed/1 bath is listed for $390K, which is relatively low these days for a Narberth single. The right buyer will be one looking to make their own updates, but some upgrades have already been done. There are a number of new-looking closets, some replacement windows and central AC. See more at 101 Windsor Ave, Narberth, PA 19072.
This house is in a "Near-berth" neighborhood - it has a Narberth address, and is on a street just outside of the Borough. The 2030 sq ft, 5 bed/2 bath colonial sits on a third of an acre, with a great back yard with a patio and firepit, and an attached garage. It's nice inside, too, but don't fall in love. The home was listed for $700K, quickly received multiple offers, and went under contract. See what you missed at: 505 Merwyn Rd, Narberth, PA 19072.
Also under contract, in that same neighborhood on the Borough's edge is this 2280 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath colonial, listed for $649,999. Outside is a newer driveway, with a detached garage, deck, shed and gazebo in the fenced back yard. It has an updated kitchen and Central AC. Three bedrooms are on the second floor, and the fourth bedroom is on the third, with one of the full baths. This one is under agreement, but you can see the rest at: 229 Avon Rd, Narberth, PA 19072.
The next new listing on Cindy's tour sits on a half-acre lot in a Merion Station neighborhood, four blocks from General Wayne Park in one direction, and the Bala schools in the other. It's a 1627 sq ft, 4 bed/2 bath cape, listed for $565K. Updates include a newer kitchen, with granite and stainless, renovated bathrooms, a new roof, new furnace, and more. The Cape Cod style splits the beds and baths on two floors, which will appeal to some buyers. See details and photos at: 613 Lafayette Rd, Merion Station, PA 19066.
In the neighborhood by the popular South Ardmore Park is this 4 bed/2.1 bath colonial, listed for $649K. The updated eat-in kitchen has stainless and granite, and the wood-burning fireplace in the living room was converted to gas. Other notable features are the great built-ins in one of the second-floor bedrooms, and the updated baths. A finished basement adds more room for the kids. See what Cindy saw at: 625 Fariston Dr, Ardmore, PA 19096.
Just a few blocks from the last one is this 2815 sq ft, 4 bed/3.2 bath stone colonial in Wynnewood, listed for $775K. There's a potential fifth bedroom, but it's currently serving as a master bedroom closet/dressing area. The 1/3 acre lot features a driveway and an attached 2-car garage. A finished lower level has a fireplace, laundry, powder room, an outside access. See the rest at: 1437 Hillside Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
In that same Wynnewood neighborhood is this 3806 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath brick colonial, listed for $750K. This home is full of updates from the past few years, like the garage-to-family-room conversion in 2013, a 2014 roof, and all new bathrooms in 2015. The lower level is half laundry/storage/mechanicals, and half finished playroom. See the photos and details at: 771 Sussex Ave, Ardmore.
Here's another "Near-berth" listing Cindy toured, in the Shortridge neighborhood just across the street from Narberth Borough. It's a 1493 sq ft, 3 bed/1 bath brick colonial, listed for $429K. You'll love the vintage built-in shelving and the hardwood floors in the dining room. You can't get much closer to Shortridge Park, and this home is close to two train stations. See for yourself at: 404 E. Wynnewood Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Those familiar with Wynnewood know that it's spread over a large area, with quite a variety of housing stock. This 2073 sq ft 4 bed/2.1 bath brick colonial is in Wynnewood's Penn Wynne neighborhood, near Wynnewood Valley Park, and a few blocks away from Penn Wynne Elementary. Listed for $519K, it has an updated galley kitchen with white cabinets and appliances, and granite counters. One of the home's best features is the big family room addition on the back, with a cathedral ceiling, skylight, an exposed ceiling beam, and a wood-burning fireplace. See more at: 1508 Brinton Park, Dr, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Also in the Penn Wynne neighborhoods, close to Penn Wynne Elementary, is this 1548 sq ft, 3 bed/1.1 bath, listed for $399,900. It has an updated kitchen and a big master bedroom with a nice bath and wall-to-wall closets. The finished lower floor adds play space, and has access to the attached garage. See more at: 222 Rock Glen Rd, Wynnewood.
This last Wynnewood home has also gone under contract since Cindy toured it. It's a 3160 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath, just down the street from Lower Merion high School, that had a list price of $800K. This house has a nice combination of older charm and newer conveniences: in addition to updated electric and new windows, the second floor laundry room has folding space and plenty of storage, and the mudroom out back has a dog-washing station. These amenities come with plenty of character, like crown molding, fireplaces and built-ins. This one is under agreement, but you can still see the pics and details at: 376 E. Montgomery Ave, Wynnewood.
There were a few more Ardmore listings on Cindy's tour, in addition to that one on Fariston Dr, above. Next up was this 3013 sq ft, 7 bed/3.1 bath, 19th Century Victorian, listed for $550K. It sits on almost half an acre just a few blocks away from Ardmore's exciting downtown. The home has seen better days, and will need a buyer with some vision to restore it to its former glory. It is easy to see the potential with the big lead glass windows, grand staircase, and other classic features. Check it out for yourself at: 105 Linwood Ave, Ardmore.
This Ardmore home, over by Chestnutwold Elementary, is already under contract. It's a 1324 sq ft, 3 bed/ 1 bath twin, that was listed for $275K. It has hardwood floors throughout and a newer heater and replacement windows. There is plenty of room for expansion in the unfinished basement and attic. Many people add a full bath and convert these third floor attics into full-floor master suites. See what you missed at: 2721 Morris Rd, Ardmore.
In that same Ardmore neighborhood is this 1280 sq ft, 3 bed/1.1 bath twin, listed for $269K. It has an updated kitchen with granite counters and white cabinets and appliances. There's a partially finished basement, with laundry and storage, an attached one-car garage, and a small deck out back. See more at: 669 Georges Ln, Ardmore.
This next one is on an acre+ lot, in a cul-de-sac, right around the corner from Gladwyne's quaint little village. It's a 2631 sq ft, 2 bed/3.1 bath cottage, listed for $963K. If two bedrooms isn't enough, there's potential for a third in a room that's being used as a den. Plenty of beautiful things to this property, inside and out, including a kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counters, and high-end appliances. Check it all out at: 408 Youngs Ford Ln, Gladwyne.
Just outside of Lower Merion, Cindy toured a few new listings in Havertown. First up was was this 1445 sq ft, 3 bed/ 1 bath, halfway between Haverford High School and Chatham Park Elementary. This bank-owned handyman opportunity listed for $221K. There aren't many photos, but you can see details at: 317 Sagamore Rd, Havertown.
In Havertown's Brookline section, was this 2735 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath Victorian. It was listed for $549,900, and is now under contract. It has a roomy quarter-acre+ lot, with big wrap-around porches, a patio, driveway, and a shed. The inside has hardwood floors and pretty woodwork details throughout, like vintage moldings, built-ins and bookcases. There's a big unfinished basement, being used as a workshop and exercise space. See more at 559 Kathmere Rd, Havertown.
Last up on Cindy's tour was this 2904 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath bungalow, listed for $490,400. This Havertown home is temporarily off-market, but keep your eyes open for its return if you like it. Ask Cindy if you need info on: 1016 Larchmont Ave, Havertown.
From Bala and Penn Valley, to Havertown and Bryn Mawr, with a few stops in between - Cindy's weekly tour of new listings in and around the Lower Merion School District took her all over the place this week, as the Spring Market is off and running! Here are notes from fourteen of the homes she saw. If you have questions about any of them, or if you need Cindy's expertise buying or selling on the Main Line, contact her: Cindy@lowermerionhomes.com.
First up on Cindy's tour this week was this 3635 sq ft, 4 bed/3 bath ranch in Bala, listed for $619,900. Located on a 1/4-acre lot just down the street from the hot new NoBA district, this home actually has 1500 sq ft of its living space and two of its bedrooms on a finished and newly carpeted lower level. As the lower floor also has a den, laundry, full bath, kitchenette, and storage, it offers interesting possibilities for buyers who need two separate living areas in a home. See more details at: 21 Llanberris Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
Right around the corner from Welsh Valley Middle School, on a 1.47 acre lot in Penn Valley, Cindy toured this new listing. It's a 4187 sq ft, 4 bed/4.1 bath, listed for $955K. You hear the term, "chef's kitchen" all the time in this business, but here's a kitchen that really delivers with its professional range and 15-foot stainless steel workspace. There's an in-ground pool in the big back yard, along with a deck and a patio. the lower level could be sed as an in-law or au pair suite, with it's living area, plus bed and bath. See the rest at: 129 Fairview Rd, Penn Valley, PA 19072.
There were a couple of recent new listings in popular Narberth Borough, including this 1780 sq ft 4 bed/1.1 bath bungalow, listed for $580K. Narberth buyers aren't usually looking for big homes and big yards, and this house is pretty typical in that respect. But it has plenty of upgrades, and the location can't be beat, with its walkability, easy commutes, and wonderful downtown. Features include new heat and AC, new electric, replacement windows, refinished floors and an updated kitchen. See more at: 209 Price Ave, Narberth, PA 19072.
This 4 bed/3.2 bath renovated cottage in Narberth went on the market last week with a list price of $929K. The price tag reflects that new construction and totally renovated homes are extremely rare in the ultra-competitive Narberth market, and that, in this one, everything but the roof looks brand new. It's already under contract. See what the new buyers saw at: 18 Elmwood Ave, Narberth, PA 19072.
In the Carroll Park neighborhood in the southwestern corner of Wynnewood was this 2302 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath split level, listed for $407K. Plenty of windows and doors leading to back and side decks give this home a real connection the the outdoors. Updates include a newer kitchen, a two-year-old master bath reno, and brand new carpets. See for yourself at: 123 Old Forest Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Moving on to Ardmore, Cindy toured this 5 bed/2 bath twin, listed for $319,900. It's in a neighborhood off of Ardmore Ave, between downtown Ardmore and the Merion Golf Club. Updates include new paint, inside and out, and refinished hardwood floors. The property includes a driveway and a one-car garage. See more details and pics at: 642 Hazelwood Rd, Ardmore, PA 19003.
This 1596 sq ft/4 bed/2.2 bath colonial, was listed for $235 K, and quickly went under contract. The budget-friendly price tag telegraphed the work it needed, but it's in a good Ardmore neighborhood, next to Chestnutwold Elementary. See the photos at: 726 Humphreys Rd, Ardmore, PA 19003.
In North Ardmore, across Lancaster and Montgomery Aves, and down the street from Suburban Square, Cindy toured this 4809 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath Colonial Revival home. Listed for $1,299,500, it sits on a .8 acre lot, with a 3-car garage carriage house out back. This historic house is full of character, with high ceilings, built-ins, intricate woodwork, and six fireplaces. The large, eat-in kitchen has been updated, and has double walk-in pantries. See for yourself at: 204 Glenn Rd, Ardmore, PA 19003.
Cindy's tour included three properties in Bryn Mawr, starting with this 2589 sq ft/3 bed/2.1 bath Cape in the Coopertown neighborhood, listed for $649K. Looking for a first floor master? This home has one with a gorgeous master bath and plenty of closet space. The kitchen is wonderful, with white cabinets, high end appliances and thoughtful features like charging stations and a pet-feeding station. See all ten details and pictures at: 141 Rodney Circle, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
Cindy toured two listings on Brittany Lane, a quiet little horseshoe-shaped street in western Bryn Mawr. First was this 3042 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath, listed for $739K. It has a nice modern kitchen with white cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances, and a master suite with attached sitting room. Buyers looking for au pair or in-law suite potential will like the finished lower level with a bedroom, full bath, and media/entertainment room. See the rest at: 5053 Brittany Lane, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
In a cul-de-sac at the back of Brittany Lane is this 4345 sq ft, 5 bed/2.2 bath, listed for $749K. There's a nice deck out back overlooking some of the 1.5+ acres that back up to protected wetlands. There's plenty to like in this modern home, with crown moldings, built-ins, beautiful kitchen and big master suite. The finished walk-out lower level has plenty of room, including recreation space, an office, bedroom and powder room. See all the details and photos at: 5033 Brittany Ln, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
Cindy finished her tour in Havertown, where she saw a trio of homes, including this 1605 sq ft, 3 bed/1 bath Tudor, listed for $294,900. It has a deck and a detached one-car garage out back. The unfinished basement and attic are both great for storage. The right buyers might find the attic space ripe for renovation as a fourth bedroom or master suite. See more at: 911 Naylors Run Rd, Havertown PA 19083.
In Havertown's Brookline neighborhood, next to Haverford High School, Cindy toured this 1500 sq ft, 3 bed/1.1 bath bungalow, listed for $349K. It has a detached one car garage and a fenced backyard. The finished basement looks like a great playroom for kids or entertaining space. See for yourself at: 221 Mill Rd, Havertown, PA 19083.
This last Havertown listing was an 1859 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath, listed for $350K. It has hardwood floors throughout the first and second floors, and an unfinished basement that serves for storage, with outside access and a half-bath. See more at: 315 Maryland Ave, Havertown, PA 19083.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.