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
There were tons of new listings on the tour this week, as sellers want their homes to hit the market before the Memorial Day weekend mass exodus for the Shore. The race is on now for sellers still trying to catch the end of the Spring market, and for buyers looking for a summer closing and an easy school-year transition. Here's eleven of the homes Cindy Ridgway toured this week throughout different towns and neighborhoods in the Lower Merion School District.
Wynnewood usually has a few new listings, and this week was no exception. The first home on Cindy's weekly tour was this 7 bed/5.2 bath 4763 sq ft estate manor home. It's on 3/4 of an acre of beautiful outdoor spaces and a pool in a great neighborhood just across Montgomery Ave from Lower Merion High School. There's nothing not to like about this place, as long as you can handle the $1.25M price tag. It costs nothing to look, and you do just that at: 432 Wister Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Over by South Ardmore Park was another Wynnewood home, a 5 bed/3.1 bath with 2631 sq ft, listed at $925K. It has lots of upgrades, a big finished basement and a pool. See all the details and the photo gallery at: 600 Argyle Circle, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Practically across the street, is this 5 bed/4.2 bath center hall colonial with 4782 sq ft of living space on a 1/4 acre. Listed at $1.349M, it has a great kitchen, nice bedrooms and outdoor spaces, plus a killer basement with wine cellar, sound system, kitchenette, full bath, and more. Check it out at 603 Argyle Circle, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Cindy also toured this 2880 sq ft, 5 bed/2.1 bath Tudor in Bala, in a quiet neighborhood near Cynwyd Elementary School. This home has a beautiful brand new kitchen, equipped with two sinks and dishwashers and a large pantry. The third floor is set up with a bedroom and an office. It's listed at $649K. See more at: 108 Penarth Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Next on Cindy's tour was this 3485 sq ft, 6 bed/3.1 bath home in the Ardmore neighborhood between Lower Merion High School and Suburban Square. The kitchen has some upgrades, with an adjacent pantry and a nice big laundry/mud room. See more at: 209 Kent Road, Ardmore, PA 19003.
Cindy saw this Penn Valley 4 bed/2.2 bath center hall colonial when it was a "coming soon" listing but it's since come on the market. Listed at $650K, it has 2786 sq ft of living space and a three-car garage on almost half an acre. The kitchen is big and new, and the basement is a big, finished empty canvas. See for yourself at: 616 Broad Acres Rd, Penn Valley, PA 19072
'sThis home in Narberth Borough just hit the market, and Cindy just toured it today (Wednesday). It's a 6 bed/1.1 bath, with a front porch, back deck, driveway and two-car garage, listed at $675K. You can't get much closer to St Margaret Church and School, which means Narberth's downtown is just a block away. The second-floor laundry is a nice feature, but the Narberth location will be the selling point that makes this one a popular visit for buyers this weekend. See the details and photos at: 214 N. Narberth Ave, Narberth, PA 19072.
This 3 bed/3.1 bath twin, priced at $385K, is the first of several new listings in Merion Station this week. It's a 1870 sq ft colonial on a tree-lined street, not far from St. Joe's campus. The kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel appliances. There's a full bath in the partially finished basement, giving you the flexibility to use that space in a number of ways. Look inside at: 228 Edgehill Rd, Merion Station, PA 19066
If you're looking for a twin on Edgehill Road, you're in luck, as this one is just down the street from the last one. It's larger than the other one, at 4 beds/3.1 baths, and 1969 sq ft, and priced a bit higher at $435K. It has a driveway and garage, back patio, and central air. The 4th floor bedroom has its own en suite bath, and the finished basement has an exercise room. See the rest at: 217 Edgehill Road, Merion Station, PA 19066
Not all the Merion Station listings were in the same neighborhood! This 6326 sq ft 5 bed/3.2 bath Tudor is not far from Merion Mercy Academy, and is listed at $1.05M. When you see the immaculate curb appeal, you'll understand why this classic Main Line home has been featured on the cover of Philadelphia Magazine. With the third floor and finished basement, you'll have plenty of living space inside, with a 1/4 acre outside. See the photo gallery at: 228 Derwen Road, Merion Station, PA 19066.
This last Merion Station home is on Baird Road, close to the Merion Botanical Park. It's a 2812 sq ft 4 bed/3.1 bath for $649,900. Your kids would have an easy walk to the award winning Merion Elementary during the school year, and enjoy the backyard swimming pool in the summer. See the pics and details at: 312 Baird Road, Merion Station, PA 19066
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.