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.
Cindy Ridgway keeps up with the local market by making weekly tours of new listings all around Narberth and Lower Merion. If you're trying to follow the market as a buyer or watching home values as a prospective seller, Cindy's notes can give you a head start on the process, and keep you up with the latest on the inventory. Here are some of the homes she toured this week.
Cindy started her tour in her hometown Borough of Narberth, where she saw this 2651 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath stone colonial listed for $635K. Narberth singles are commanding some pretty high numbers this year, so the fact that this one is not as "finished" as some of the others might make it a good value opportunity for buyers willing to put their own touches on a home. The location can't be beat, as the home is just a block from the train station and Narberth's wonderful downtown full of shopping and restaurants. See more at 119 Woodside Ave, Narberth.
Halfway between the Wynnewood Valley Park and the South Ardmore Park, in one of Wynnewood's Penn Wynne neighborhoods, is this 1320 sq ft, 3 bed/1.1 bath brick colonial, listed for $419,900. Out back is a nice fenced yard with a patio. The home has extra room for all your family's stuff, with an attached garage, storage attic, and a finished basement. Upgrades include a new roof, new baths, central AC , and an updated kitchen. See the rest at: 527 Rock Glen Dr, Wynnewood.
Also in Penn Wynne, but closer to Manoa Rd, in Haverford Township, is this 1795 sq ft, 3 bed/3 bath stone and brick center hall colonial, listed for $378K. It has a finished lower level, attached garage, and laundry on the second floor and the basement. Newer upgrades include paint on the first floor and carpets on the second, updated master suite and bath, furnace and water heater. The master bath has heated floors and a dual shower-head stall shower. See the rest of the photos and more details at: 1007 Crest Rd, Wynnewood.
This Penn Wynne home is a 2020 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath Tudor townhouse, listed for $379,900. It has a screened-in back porch and shares a shady back yard. There's a fireplace in the master bedroom, with french doors to ten bathroom. There are also fireplaces in the living room and the lower level. The home is ready for someone who wants to put their own touches on it. See for yourself at: 1405 Westwood Ln, Wynnewood.
Just a block away from South Ardmore park is this 2202 sq ft, 4 bed, 2.1 bath stone colonial, listed for $649K. This extensively updated home has a clean modern feel to the first floor, including a new kitchen with granite and stainless, a convenient main-floor laundry area, and a breakfast room with radiant heat heat floors and skylights. The finished basement has an office area that also has radiant heat floors. see for yourself at: 618 Fariston Dr, Wynnewood.
In that same South Ardmore Park neighborhood, Cindy toured this 2216 sq ft, 3 bed/2.2 bath center hall stone colonial, listed for $599K. There's a screened in front porch in the front.and a flat yard with a shed out back. Classic features, like built-ins, wainscoting, molding, and arched doorways retain some of the home's vintage charm. The renovated kitchen looks throughly modern, with white cabinets, black granite counters and high-end stainless appliances. The partially finished basement has a playroom, wine storage and a powder room. See more details and photos at: 722 Argyle Rd, Wynnewood.
Halfway between the South Ardmore Park and the Wynnewood Whole Foods, a block off of Wynnewood Rd, is this lovely 2813 sq ft, 4 bed/2.2 bath, french colonial, listed for $799,900. The open, white, modern kitchen has beautiful wood floors, granite counters, and a huge, built-in sub-zero fridge. The layout of the third and fourth bedroom is a little unusual, but the fourth is a delightful bright space, with vaulted ceilings and a window seat. The laundry is in the unfinished basement, and the storage attic is accessed through the master bedroom. See more at: 701 Sussex Rd, Wynnewood.
In Ardmore, Cindy toured this 5935 sq ft, 6 bed/3.2 bath center hall colonial, listed for $1.395M. It sits on close to an acre of nicely landscaped property, not far from Suburban Square. The two-car garage includes a second floor gym, with heat, AC, and skylights. Once inside the house, you'll find an impressive home office, with a large built-in desk, french doors, skylights and fireplace. The kitchen won't disappoint, with granite and stainless, including a double SubZero refrigerator, and two ovens, plus a butcher block island with wine fridge. The lower level has some great entertaining space. See all the details and the photo gallery at: 140 Valley Rd, Ardmore.
Next up was this 3111 sq ft, 4 bed/4.1 bath white brick colonial, listed for $979K. It's on .39 acres in Bryn Mawr, across from Austin Memorial Park. Pillars with lanterns flank the entrance to this pretty, circular driveway. The renovated kitchen has granite and stainless, and a breakfast room with french doors that lead to the porch. The Master has a siting room and a brand new bath, as does the fourth bedroom, a suite that occupies its own floor. See the rest at: 12 Airdale Rd, Bryn Mawr.
The second house Cindy toured in Bryn Mawr sits on a half-acre lot in the neighborhood next to Bryn Mawr College. It's a 2710 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath Cape, listed for $825K. The Cape layout gives you bedrooms on the first and second floor. The current owners have the master on the second floor, with a renovated master bath, , but buyers looking for one-floor living may be able to reconfigure. Check it out at: 300 Millbank Rd, Bryn Mawr.
How fast are some homes going? This one was a coming soon listing last week when Cindy toured it last week, and it has since hit the market and gone under contract. It's a 2159 sq ft, 3 bed/2.2 bath Dutch Colonial in the Havertown neighborhood next to the Merion Golf Club, that was listed for $595K. The master bedroom has a wonderful siting area surrounded by windows. See what you missed at: 19 E Clearfield Rd, Havertown.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.