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.
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.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.