As Spring turns to Summer, the market has definitely slowed down. But there's always something new, even if there aren't as many, and Cindy hit a few of them on Monday and Tuesday. Here are some of her notes:
Cindy's tour started pretty close to home with this south-side Narberth Borough twin. It's a partially updated 1337 sq ft, 5 bed/1 bath, listed for $424,900. The updates give the first floor a modern feel. Two of the five bedrooms are in the third floor - but with no bathroom up there, you may prefer to use those as offices or playrooms. See more at: 106 Merion Ave, Narberth.
Next up was this 2528 sq ft, 5 bed/3 bath Colonial, listed for $679K. It sits on a nicely-kept third of an acre in a Bala neighborhood near Cynwyd Elementary and Bala Cynwyd MS. Outside is a recently repaved driveway and an oversized one-car garage with storage. The home had a few updates in 2014, including the kitchen, a hall bath, and third floor bath. The pretty sunroom has a high ceilings and walls of windows. See the rest at: 40 Penarth Rd, Bala Cynwyd.
On the other side of the Bala schools, in the Merion Park neighborhood, Cindy toured this 3164 sq ft, 4 bed/2.2 bath Colonial, listed for $739K. The eat-in kitchen has granite and stainless, and there's also a laundry area on the first floor. The finished lower level has a powder room. Out back, there's a pretty little yard, a shed, and a nice, newer flagstone patio. See for yourself at: 543 Hamilton Rd, Merion Station.
You can' get much closer to the Rosemont train station than this 3230 sq ft, 6 bed/3.1 bath Colonial, listed for $899K. It has a nice slate front porch and back patio, with a driveway and attached garage. The kitchen has marble counters, stainless appliances and an adjacent breakfast room. The laundry is on the second floor with four of the bedrooms. The full basement is unfinished, but dry. See more at: 1437 Orchard Way, Rosemont.
The last home on Cindy's tour was a quiet listing in St. David's. It's a 5 bed/4.1 bath, that will be listed soon for $1.899M. Contact Cindy for more info on this one.
Cindy did her usual new listing tour this week, getting the scoop on some new homes that might interest her clients. For the first time in a while, she managed to get her notes finished before any of the homes she saw went under contract. Maybe that's just coincidence, or maybe it's a sign that the market is slowing just a bit. In any event, let Cindy know if you see anything you like.
Cindy's tour started on the north side of Narberth Borough, at a home right across the street from Sabine Park. This 3025 sq ft, 4 bed 2.1 bath is listed at $735K. Outside, there's a deck, flagstone patio, paver walkway and big, private driveway. Inside, the house has a number of renovations, including an updated kitchen, and all-new carpeting. There's a laundry area on the second floor, with the bedrooms, and another in the unfinished basement. See more at: 220 Sabine Ave, Narberth.
Want one of those gorgeous stone French Normandy homes in Merion Station - but also want modern amenities inside? Have the best of both worlds with this renovated 5887 sq ft, 6 bed/5.1 bath, in the Merion Park neighborhood, listed for $1.295M. It has the beautiful kitchen and baths you'd expect at this price point, plus the character details you'll love, like multiple fireplaces, exposed beams, original ironwork, arched doorways, and more. There's also a finished lower level and half an acre of landscaped property outside. See for yourself at: 223 Hamilton Rd, Merion Station.
Just down the street from Wynnewood Valley Park, in Wynnewood's Penn Wynne neighborhood, was this 2296 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath, listed for $569K. The updated eat-in kitchen looks modern with white cabinets, granite counters, wood floors and a SubZero fridge. The master has a large closet, tray ceiling, and the ensuite bath has a huge walk-in shower. The partially finished basement is a blank canvas that could be finished into a gym, entertaining space, or playroom. See the rest at: 233 Crosshill Rd, Wynnewood.
This next home is practically next door to the Haverford School, in Haverford. It's a 5 bed/3.1 bath, with 2737 sq ft of living space, listed for $725K. The listing describes the home as "in need of updating", but it has many attractive features. Outside is a level, fenced lawn and a side brick patio, with a driveway and a garage. The eat-in kitchen is big, and has a butler's pantry. The master suite comes with three large closets. See the photos and details at: 38 Buck Ln, Haverford.
Last but not least on Cindy's tour was this 4446 sq ft, 4 bed/4.1 bath in Villanova. Listed for $773K, it sits on a .69 acre lot, not far from Villanova University. The house has a very cool feel, almost hotel-like with its warm woods, open spaces, high ceilings, game room, and bedrooms with a lower-level view. Check out the walls of windows and skylights that let in so much natural light. See this one for yourself at: 1930 Stoneridge Lane, 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.