Every week, Cindy tours new listings in and around the Lower Merion School District to keep up with the market trends and inventory for her clients. Demand for local homes remain strong, as seen by the several of them that are already under contract after just hitting the market in the past week or so. With the speed things are moving, prospective buyers are advised to enlist the help of an agent who is an expert on their target neighborhoods. Cindy's strong network in Lower Merion and Narberth has let her help several buyers move quickly this year, sometimes before, and sometimes immediately after a home is listed. If you don't have a local expert looking for you, you'll be a step behind the competition for the most sought-after homes and neighborhoods.
Cindy toured this big estate in Merion Station, but the property has since gone under contract. It's a 5430 sq ft, 4 bed/4.1 bath that was listed for a cool $1.5M. The almost-an-acre lot has plenty of lawn, a back patio with pergola, big driveway, and a huge garage. The impressive eat-in kitchen is large, with a big center island, granite countertops, and high-end stainless appliances. The finished walkout lower level is one of the home's highlights, with a beautiful bar, wine cellar, entertaining space, home gym, and full bath. See what you missed at: 626 Hazelhurst Ave, Merion Station.
The next one was a quiet listing when Cindy toured it last week, but it has since hit the market for $1.85M. This 6 bed/5.1 bath French Colonial has 7356 sq ft of living space on a 1.79 acre lot in a Penn Valley neighborhood, next to Welsh Valley Middle School. The outside is amazing, with a long tree lined drive that leads to a circular driveway and big garage, with a swimming pool and tennis court out back. The kitchen is huge, with granite and stainless, and two islands. A big first-floor office used to be the master, and comes complete with a full bath. The current master suite, on the second floor, has a massive walk-in closet and dressing area. See more at: 326 Rosemary Ln, Penn Valley.
Next up on Cindy's tour was this 2708 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath ranch, listed for $825K. It sits on over half an acre in one of Wynnewood's Penn Wynne neighborhoods. Updates include a new kitchen, new roof, new garage addition, new windows, new hot water heater, new flooring, new baths, and a renovated lower level. The white, open kitchen has a large granite island and stainless appliances. A finished lower level has room for a playroom, entertaining space, and storage. See all the details and photos at: 267 Tomkenn Rd, Wynnewood.
Have a taste for new construction along with a healthy budget? The next home Cindy toured is this 5 bed/5.2 bath listed for $2.699M, in the sprawling neighborhoods behind Lower Merion High School. This brand new home sits on an acre and a half, with a three-car garage and pond views, at the end of a cul-de-sac. The interior has everything you'd expect at the price point, with a modern kitchen, and bedroom suites complete with luxurious bathrooms and feature-laden walk-in closets. See the photo gallery and all the details at: 425 N. Sydbury Ln, Wynnewood.
Cindy's new listing tour took her next to Bryn Mawr, where she saw this 2429 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath Cape, listed for $650K. It has since gone under contract, but you can still take a peek at the photo gallery here: 809 Coopertown Rd, Bryn Mawr. The home has a nice kitchen, with two walk-in pantries, a big marble island, and high-end appliances. The Cape Cod style delvers that sought-after first floor bedroom suite, complete with marble surround gas fireplace, full walk-in closet and updated bath, with radiant heat and walk-in shower.
The fall market seems relatively healthy, as this next Havertown listing is already under contract as well. It's a 1533 sq ft, 3 bed/2 bath Cape in the Brookline neighborhood, that was listed for $364,900. The kitchen has updated appliances, and granite countertops. A partially finished lower level has a carpeted entertaining area, an office area, and a separate storage/laundry space with outside access. See what it looked like at: 426 Kathmere Rd, Havertown.
You won't find that many Narberth Borough homes listed for $1 million+, but when one is, you can bet it's either relatively new or extensively renovated. This former duplex was renovated down to the studs, and then some. It's now a 2500 sq ft, 5 bed/3.2 bath single, listed for $1.199M. The new white kitchen has quartz counters and island with a farmhouse sink, and high-end stainless appliances. The transformation of this house left it with all the modern amenities, like modern bathrooms and closets, and added a finished basement and back deck. See more at: 209 Chestnut Ave, Narberth.
This one also has a Narberth address, but is actually in a Penn Valley neighborhood, close to Penn Valley Elementary. It's a 5572 sq ft, 5 bed/5 bath stone Colonial, listed for $1.359M. The half-acre lot has a big fenced yard with a paver patio, shed, and an attached 2-car garage. The kitchen has a big island, granite counters, double wall ovens, and a 6-burner cooktop. The master suite has a fireplace, his & her walk-in closets, oversized shower and jetted tub. The upper and lower floors are finished and offer additional flexible living space. See for yourself at: 394 E. Old Gulph Rd, Narberth.
Right across from the popular General Wayne Park, in aptly named Merion Park neighborhood, is this 3928 sq ft, 4 bed/2.2 bath stone Colonial, listed for $879K. The outside has great curb appeal with a circular driveway and professionally landscaped yard. It has a recently updated kitchen with white cabinets, quartz counters, and stainless appliances. The home has gone under contract since Cindy toured it, but you can still check it out at 304 Maplewood Rd, Merion Station.
In a Wynnewood neighborhood next to Lower Merion High School, Cindy toured this 3667 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath stone Colonial, listed for $914,900. The is one of those "old meets new" homes, with classic vintage features and modern amenities. It has an updated kitchen, baths, 2-zone HVAC, and newer windows. The home has already gone under contract, but you can see what you missed at: 349 Wister Rd, Wynnewood.
Looking for a $2.475M mansion in South Wayne? Cindy toured a quiet listing that will be hitting the market very soon. Call for details.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.