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.
If you're not following Cindy Ridgway's New Listing Tours, you're missing out on a great way to stay up on the real estate market in and around the Lower Merion School District. Every week, Cindy tours new listings throughout Lower Merion and Narberth, and shares her notes about what she sees. By touring so many new listings on the local scene, Cindy keeps close tabs on everything that hits the market. Better yet, with her deep ties to the community, she always gets the scoop on what's coming next! That's why Cindy's clients always have an edge. She knows what every local house is worth, and gets her buyers top dollar - and she lands houses for her buyers before most people even know they're coming to market! If you need Cindy on YOUR side, reach out to email@example.com.
And one more thing - the market is moving so fast right now, that many of the houses listed may already be under contract. It's still useful to see them for a market overview, but get yourself on Cindy's radar if you need this info faster. Check back later this week for several brand new Narberth and "Near-berth" listings.
Narberth Borough is just half a square mile across, and its small size means that there are often more buyers looking than homes available. There have been a few Borough homes for sale in this Spring market, but there are definitely no bargains to be had! This 1469 sq ft, 3 bed/1 bath is listed for $390K, which is relatively low these days for a Narberth single. The right buyer will be one looking to make their own updates, but some upgrades have already been done. There are a number of new-looking closets, some replacement windows and central AC. See more at 101 Windsor Ave, Narberth, PA 19072.
This house is in a "Near-berth" neighborhood - it has a Narberth address, and is on a street just outside of the Borough. The 2030 sq ft, 5 bed/2 bath colonial sits on a third of an acre, with a great back yard with a patio and firepit, and an attached garage. It's nice inside, too, but don't fall in love. The home was listed for $700K, quickly received multiple offers, and went under contract. See what you missed at: 505 Merwyn Rd, Narberth, PA 19072.
Also under contract, in that same neighborhood on the Borough's edge is this 2280 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath colonial, listed for $649,999. Outside is a newer driveway, with a detached garage, deck, shed and gazebo in the fenced back yard. It has an updated kitchen and Central AC. Three bedrooms are on the second floor, and the fourth bedroom is on the third, with one of the full baths. This one is under agreement, but you can see the rest at: 229 Avon Rd, Narberth, PA 19072.
The next new listing on Cindy's tour sits on a half-acre lot in a Merion Station neighborhood, four blocks from General Wayne Park in one direction, and the Bala schools in the other. It's a 1627 sq ft, 4 bed/2 bath cape, listed for $565K. Updates include a newer kitchen, with granite and stainless, renovated bathrooms, a new roof, new furnace, and more. The Cape Cod style splits the beds and baths on two floors, which will appeal to some buyers. See details and photos at: 613 Lafayette Rd, Merion Station, PA 19066.
In the neighborhood by the popular South Ardmore Park is this 4 bed/2.1 bath colonial, listed for $649K. The updated eat-in kitchen has stainless and granite, and the wood-burning fireplace in the living room was converted to gas. Other notable features are the great built-ins in one of the second-floor bedrooms, and the updated baths. A finished basement adds more room for the kids. See what Cindy saw at: 625 Fariston Dr, Ardmore, PA 19096.
Just a few blocks from the last one is this 2815 sq ft, 4 bed/3.2 bath stone colonial in Wynnewood, listed for $775K. There's a potential fifth bedroom, but it's currently serving as a master bedroom closet/dressing area. The 1/3 acre lot features a driveway and an attached 2-car garage. A finished lower level has a fireplace, laundry, powder room, an outside access. See the rest at: 1437 Hillside Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
In that same Wynnewood neighborhood is this 3806 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath brick colonial, listed for $750K. This home is full of updates from the past few years, like the garage-to-family-room conversion in 2013, a 2014 roof, and all new bathrooms in 2015. The lower level is half laundry/storage/mechanicals, and half finished playroom. See the photos and details at: 771 Sussex Ave, Ardmore.
Here's another "Near-berth" listing Cindy toured, in the Shortridge neighborhood just across the street from Narberth Borough. It's a 1493 sq ft, 3 bed/1 bath brick colonial, listed for $429K. You'll love the vintage built-in shelving and the hardwood floors in the dining room. You can't get much closer to Shortridge Park, and this home is close to two train stations. See for yourself at: 404 E. Wynnewood Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Those familiar with Wynnewood know that it's spread over a large area, with quite a variety of housing stock. This 2073 sq ft 4 bed/2.1 bath brick colonial is in Wynnewood's Penn Wynne neighborhood, near Wynnewood Valley Park, and a few blocks away from Penn Wynne Elementary. Listed for $519K, it has an updated galley kitchen with white cabinets and appliances, and granite counters. One of the home's best features is the big family room addition on the back, with a cathedral ceiling, skylight, an exposed ceiling beam, and a wood-burning fireplace. See more at: 1508 Brinton Park, Dr, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Also in the Penn Wynne neighborhoods, close to Penn Wynne Elementary, is this 1548 sq ft, 3 bed/1.1 bath, listed for $399,900. It has an updated kitchen and a big master bedroom with a nice bath and wall-to-wall closets. The finished lower floor adds play space, and has access to the attached garage. See more at: 222 Rock Glen Rd, Wynnewood.
This last Wynnewood home has also gone under contract since Cindy toured it. It's a 3160 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath, just down the street from Lower Merion high School, that had a list price of $800K. This house has a nice combination of older charm and newer conveniences: in addition to updated electric and new windows, the second floor laundry room has folding space and plenty of storage, and the mudroom out back has a dog-washing station. These amenities come with plenty of character, like crown molding, fireplaces and built-ins. This one is under agreement, but you can still see the pics and details at: 376 E. Montgomery Ave, Wynnewood.
There were a few more Ardmore listings on Cindy's tour, in addition to that one on Fariston Dr, above. Next up was this 3013 sq ft, 7 bed/3.1 bath, 19th Century Victorian, listed for $550K. It sits on almost half an acre just a few blocks away from Ardmore's exciting downtown. The home has seen better days, and will need a buyer with some vision to restore it to its former glory. It is easy to see the potential with the big lead glass windows, grand staircase, and other classic features. Check it out for yourself at: 105 Linwood Ave, Ardmore.
This Ardmore home, over by Chestnutwold Elementary, is already under contract. It's a 1324 sq ft, 3 bed/ 1 bath twin, that was listed for $275K. It has hardwood floors throughout and a newer heater and replacement windows. There is plenty of room for expansion in the unfinished basement and attic. Many people add a full bath and convert these third floor attics into full-floor master suites. See what you missed at: 2721 Morris Rd, Ardmore.
In that same Ardmore neighborhood is this 1280 sq ft, 3 bed/1.1 bath twin, listed for $269K. It has an updated kitchen with granite counters and white cabinets and appliances. There's a partially finished basement, with laundry and storage, an attached one-car garage, and a small deck out back. See more at: 669 Georges Ln, Ardmore.
This next one is on an acre+ lot, in a cul-de-sac, right around the corner from Gladwyne's quaint little village. It's a 2631 sq ft, 2 bed/3.1 bath cottage, listed for $963K. If two bedrooms isn't enough, there's potential for a third in a room that's being used as a den. Plenty of beautiful things to this property, inside and out, including a kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counters, and high-end appliances. Check it all out at: 408 Youngs Ford Ln, Gladwyne.
Just outside of Lower Merion, Cindy toured a few new listings in Havertown. First up was was this 1445 sq ft, 3 bed/ 1 bath, halfway between Haverford High School and Chatham Park Elementary. This bank-owned handyman opportunity listed for $221K. There aren't many photos, but you can see details at: 317 Sagamore Rd, Havertown.
In Havertown's Brookline section, was this 2735 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath Victorian. It was listed for $549,900, and is now under contract. It has a roomy quarter-acre+ lot, with big wrap-around porches, a patio, driveway, and a shed. The inside has hardwood floors and pretty woodwork details throughout, like vintage moldings, built-ins and bookcases. There's a big unfinished basement, being used as a workshop and exercise space. See more at 559 Kathmere Rd, Havertown.
Last up on Cindy's tour was this 2904 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath bungalow, listed for $490,400. This Havertown home is temporarily off-market, but keep your eyes open for its return if you like it. Ask Cindy if you need info on: 1016 Larchmont Ave, 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.