Each week, Cindy Ridgway tours new listings in and around the Lower Merion School District, making sure that her clients are the first to know about any new wrinkles in the market. The feeding frenzy that was the 2019 Spring Market has subsided enough that new listings are lasting through their opening weekends. This gives patient buyers the opportunity to view and consider more homes without feeling the need to immediately pull the trigger. If you want more info on anything you see here, or want to see some homes in person, just reach out to Cindy to set up a good time.
First up on Cindy's tour this week was a renovated colonial in College Park, listed for $649,999. This 2568 sq ft 4 bed/2.1 bath is all classic Main Line on the outside, with the modern interior amenities buyers want, like a white modern kitchen, with granite and stainless, and renovated bathrooms. Updates include new electric, HVAC, and windows, and a finished basement. See more at: 715 Harvard Rd, Bala Cynwyd.
Also in Bala's wonderful College Park neighborhood, was this 2495 Sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath, listed for $549K. You'll notice in the picture gallery, shots showing the room empty and also with virtual staging. This computer-generated furnishing gives you an idea what a finished room could look like. The interior looks recently painted. Plenty of storage possibilities with the unfinished attic and basement. See more at: 625 Fordham Rd, Bala Cynwyd.
Next up was this 5500 sq ft, 7 bed/4.2 bath stone colonial. listed for $1.385M. It sits on a .9 acre lot, with a circular driveway and a pool, just down the street from Wynnewood Valley Park. This is a great house for entertaining, inside and out. In the back, by the pool is a flat yard and a big flagstone patio. The rooms on the first floor are all large, with a kitchen that has six burners, three sinks, a big peninsula, and a huge fridge. There's so much room in the lower level that the space is divided into five different areas for relaxing and entertaining. See for yourself at: 1311 Remington Rd, Wynnewood.
On a half-acre corner lot, just down the street, is this 4203 sq ft, 6 bed/5.1 bath center-hall stone Colonial, listed for $848, 800. There's plenty of parking, with a big driveway and an attached two-car garage. The eat-in kitchen has been remodeled, as has the master bath and the full bath in the finished basement. The master and another second-floor bedroom have access to an second-floor deck. See the details and more photos at: 1335 Remington Rd, Wynnewood.
In the Ardmore neighborhood behind Chestnutwold School, Cindy toured this 1280 sq ft, 3 bed/1 bath twin, listed for $279K. It has classic character touches, like newly refinished hardwood floors, crown molding, and arched doorways. Updates include replacement windows throughout, new interior paint, a new roof, and a new stackable washer & dryer (coming). The nice back deck offers some weather shelter for the attached garage, and there's also additional parking. Check it out at: 657 Georges Ln, Ardmore.
A few blocks from downtown Bryn Mawr, Cindy toured this 3898 sq ft, 5 bed/3.2 bath, listed for $899K. This Main Line Victorian has great curb appeal, with its mature landscaping a big wraparound porch on a pretty one-third acre lot. There's plenty of classic character inside as well, with high ceilings, exposed beams, crown molding, pine floors, and wrap-around staircase. The kitchen is more modern, with granite counters, tile backsplash, and stainless appliances. See the rest at: 119 Montrose Ave; Bryn Mawr.
In North Bryn Mawr, in a neighborhood over by the Baldwin School and Harcum College, Cindy toured this 3324 sq ft, 6 bed/3.1 bath stone Colonial, now listed for $889K (after a recent price reduction). Plenty of classic touches here, with an updated kitchen. The killer feature in this one is the amazing second-floor home office, with wall-to-wall cabinetry. See for yourself at: 194 Fishers Rd, Bryn Mawr.
Cindy's tour next took her to Havertown, where she saw this 2541 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath, listed for $799K. There's an attached garage, and a composite deck with a retractable awning out back in this 1/3 acre lot. The kitchen is newer, with granite and stainless. All three bedrooms are on the second floor, where the master bath has been expanded, and the master also has a laundry area. The home has a partially finished basement, and a partially floored attic. See the rest at: 17 Woodcroft Rd, Havertown.
In one of the Haverford neighborhoods behind the Merion Cricket Club, Cindy toured this 5106 sq ft, 6 bed/4.2 bath stone manor home, listed for $1.699M. The 2/3 acre lot is impressive, with a circular driveway, stone pathways and walls, a flagstone patio, waterfall, and pond. The three-car attached garage is on the lower level with an exercise room. The interior of the home has been extensively renovated, including all four bathrooms. The kitchen has the amenities you'd expect at this price point, with hardwood floors, skylights, high-end appliances, a back staircase, and a butlers pantry. See all the details and photos here: 334 Laurel Ln, Haverford.
Next up in the north side of Haverford, close to the Cricket Club, was this 4200 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath center hall Colonial, listed for $1.05M. Outside is a covered front porch, and yard with an irrigation system, and a composite back deck. It has a big modern kitchen with white cabinets, skylights, and a large granite island with a cooktop. Upstairs, the master bath has been newly expanded bath to include a large walk-in shower and dual sinks. See for yourself at: 138 Little Ln, Haverford.
Still in Haverford, but on the other side to Montgomery, close to the Haverford School, Cindy toured this 1938 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath. It has a wraparound porch out front and a brick patio out back. That patio is accessed through the kitchen, which has granite counters and stainless appliances. The basement is half-finished and ready for the new owner's ideas. See for yourself at: 37 N. Buck Ln, Haverford.
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.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.