Cindy's tour this week really reflects the way the market is going these days, because so many of the homes she was in are already under contract. You may still get something from her notes, as you can see where the market prices are and take a look at what kinds of homes are moving fast. If you're interested in learning more about any of these homes, or if you need Cindy's help buying or selling a home in and around the Lower Merion School District, just contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This home just went on the market, in the South side of Narberth Borough, a block from downtown Narberth, and literally within sight of the train station. Its a 2267 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath, with some relatively recent updates, listed for $625K. The front porch was enclosed to add more living space, and the unfinished basement gives extra storage space. Want a master with a little separation from the rest of the house? The entire third floor has been converted into a master suite, with an ensuite bath that includes a separate tub and shower. See more at 110 Elmwood, Narberth.
Quiet, horseshoe-shaped Shirley Road is a very popular street on the North side of Narberth Borough. That's where Cindy saw this 2086 sq ft, 5 bed/2.1 bath, listed for $735K. The quarter-acre lot is pretty big by Narberth standards, and this one is nicely landscaped, with a driveway and a shady covered porch. The updated kitchen has white cabinets and newer stainless appliances, a pantry, and a door to the back yard. The master and two bedrooms are on the second floor, with two more bedrooms and a bath on the third. Updates include newer central AC and a waterproofed basement. See the rest at: 15 Shirley Rd, Narberth.
Next up on Cindy's tour was this 4490 sq ft, 6 bed/4.1 bath stone Colonial, in Wynnewood, listed for $995K. It sits on a .69 acre lot with a pool, and an attached, heated two-car garage. Above the garage is a second-floor bonus room that the current owners use an office. Since it does have a full bath, the space has some real potential for those buyers that need a separate, private living space to use as an in-law, au pair, or guest suite. The master has a wood-burning fireplace. See for yourself at: 1115 Remington Rd, Wynnewood.
In one of Wynnewood's Penn Wynne neighborhoods, Cindy toured this 2206 sq ft, 4 bed/3.2 bath stone Tudor, that was listed for $684,900, and has already gone under contract. The fenced backyard has a patio and a hot tub. The eat-in kitchen has a white onyx backsplash, a dual-fuel range, Miele dishwasher, a farmhouse sink, and a separate prep sink. An attached garage is accessed through a large mudroom, with storage, a laundry area, and a powder room. See what you missed at: 51 Allendale Rd, Wynnewood.
Also in Penn Wynne, is this 1822 sq ft, 3 bed/2 bath brick Colonial, listed for $450K. The updated kitchen has granite, stainless and plenty of cabinets, with a peninsula that connects to a small sitting room. The master shares a bathroom with two other bedrooms on the second floor, but when the lower level was refinished, a full bath was added down there as well. See all the details and photos at: 1531 Brookhaven Rd, Wynnewood.
You can't get this next home either, because Cindy's clients just took it off the market with the winning bid yesterday, after it was listed this week for $649,900. The 2530 sq ft, 4 bed/2.3 bath split-level sits on a .62 acre lot, with a pool, in the neighborhood between Belmont Hills Elementary and Welsh Valley Middle School. It has an updated kitchen with white cabinets, granite counters and high-end appliances, and a first floor master with a renovated master bath. See why it went so fast at: 1209 Greentree Ln, Narberth.
Just around the corner from Ardmore's popular downtown is this 3152 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath that went under contract this week after being listed for $585K. The home has a big covered front porch, and has permits for a private driveway. As soon as you're inside, you'll notice the classic features like hardwood floors, dark woodwork, leaded glass windows, pocket doors, and turned staircase. The character continues throughout the house, but the kitchen looks modern, and there is a convenient second floor laundry area. See more at: 38 Saint Pauls Rd, Ardmore.
The market keeps moving at its typical breakneck Spring pace, with new homes hitting the market every week. Cindy had her hands especially full, helping clients this week, but still managed to squeeze in a few peeks at new listing that hit in and around the Lower Merion School District. Here are some of her notes:
Cindy's tour last week started with this 3646 sq ft, 5 bed/2.1 bath split- level, listed for $598K. It's in Bala's College Park neighborhood, not far from Cynwyd Elementary and Bala Cynwyd Middle School. The updated kitchen has granite and stainless. Other updates include a new roof, many new windows and doors, and two renovated bathrooms with heated floors. See more at 21 W Dartmouth Rd, Bala Cynwyd.
Merion Park is the Merion Station neighborhood wrapped around the General Wayne Park. That's where Cindy toured this 2140 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath stone colonial, listed for $629,500. The park is just a block away, but the outside space on the property is nice as well, with a back patio and a pretty, well-landscaped back yard. The updated eat-in kitchen has white cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless appliances, including a double-oven. There's a walk-up attic for storage and a partially finished basement. See the rest at: 536 Prescott Rd, Merion Station.
In Penn Valley, this split level home was renovated into a transformed 5108 sq ft, 5 bed/4.2 bath. It was listed at $1.495M, and has already gone under agreement. The modern white and grey kitchen has a big center island with a sink and dishwasher, quartz countertops, and stainless appliances, including a wine fridge. Three of the bedrooms have walk-in closets and gorgeous new en-suite baths. See all this and everything else you missed at: 420 Fawn Hill Ln, Penn Valley.
The next Penn Valley home Cindy toured was this 3482 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath, listed for $775K. It sits on almost half an acre in the neighborhood between Welsh Valley Middle School and Rolling Hill Park. The updated kitchen has wood floors, white cabinets, stainless appliances and granite counters. An extra bed and bath on the finished, walk-out lower level gives new owners the flexibility for a variety of semi-private living situations, for guests, in-laws, or au pair. See for yourself at: 1315 Bobarn Dr, Penn Valley.
In Wynnewood's Indian Creek neighborhood, Cindy toured this 2602 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath contemporary style home, listed for $750K. The eat-in kitchen has granite and stainless, with a dual-sink center island, and plenty of storage. The adjacent breakfast area has high ceilings with skylights. Laundry is on the main floor, but there is a full finished basement. The master suite has a large, custom walk-in closet. See the whole photo gallery and more details at 526 Foxglove Ln, Wynnewood.
Next up, in Bryn Mawr, was this 5586 Sq ft. 5 bed/4.2 bath center hall colonial, listed for $1.595M. At just seven years old, this house is just a pup by Main Line standards, and everything inside still looks modern and new. The kitchen is big and gorgeous, with all the features you'd want and expect at this price point. The master has a sitting room, two walk-in closets, and a luxurious ensuite bath. If the house doesn't feel quite big enough yet, consider the possibilities in the 2400 usable sq ft in the unfinished walkout basement that has been plumbed for a bathroom. Check it out at: 799 Woodlea Rd, Bryn Mawr.
In a Villanova neighborhood, not far from Harriton High School, Cindy toured this 2254 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath center hall brick colonial, that was listed for $610K and has since gone under contract. The .69 acre property has a big landscaped backyard with a paver patio. The master has his and her closets, and a recently remodeled master bath with deluxe stall shower and granite vanity. You may have missed out on this one, but you can see the rest at: 2223 N. Stoneridge Ln, Villanova.
This last home, also in Villanova, is a 4764 sq ft, 3 bed/4.1 bath, expanded split-level. Listed for $750K, the home sits on a .62 acre lot that borders a 4+acre wooded property. The lower level, with its own entrance, full sized bath (new 2015) and laundry room, has possibilities for an office or bedroom suite for an au pair, in-laws or guests. It also has a driveway and detached two-car garage. See more at: 1541 Willowbrook Ln, Villanova.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.