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.
Looking to stay on top of the real estate market in and around the Lower Merion School District? Every week Cindy Ridgway tours new listings and reports back with her notes on what's out there. If you have any questions about any of these homes, or you need expert help buying or selling in this area, reach out to email@example.com.
Cindy's tour started in Bala's Belmont Hills neighborhood, with this 1992 sq ft, 4 bed/2 bath colonial, listed for $399K. Buyers who need a first floor bedroom will like that there is a full bath on the first floor with a room that could function as a fourth bedroom, den or office. The home also has a driveway and an unfinished basement. See more at: 27 S. Washington Ave, Bala Cynwyd.
Just a block away from the train station, in Merion Station, was this 1749 sq ft, 3 bed/1.1 bath twin, listed for $374,800. The updated kitchen has granite and stainless. A finished basement provides that great extra space for a kids playroom. There's a fenced-in yard and a patio out back. It's already under contract, but you can see the rest of the details and photos at: 168 Idris Rd, Merion Station.
Narberth Borough listings usually draw a crowd, and this one is right up the street from the center of town. It's a 2254 sq ft, 4 bed 2.1 bath colonial, listed for $525K. Like many Narberth homes, it has a nice covered front porch, but unlike many, it also has a driveway and garage! The backyard isn't huge, but it's cute, and has a nice flagstone patio. Much of the interior has been updated, including the white modern kitchen, the electric and the new paint. See the rest at: 403 N. Narberth Ave, Narberth.
Brynwood Manor is a tiny little private neighborhood in Narberth Borough, on the northern border. This 1165 sq ft, 2 bed/1.1 bath brick cottage was listed for $399K, but already went under contract. Upgrades include refinished floors, new roof and siding, update electric, and an updated kitchen, with stainless appliances. The property has a garage and driveway, and an unfinished basement, with laundry and storage. See for yourself at: 12 Brynwood Mnr, Narberth.
Looking for something a little larger? Next Cindy toured this 5998 sq ft, 5 bed/4.2 bath stone colonial, listed for $1.275M. It sits on 1.4 acre lot in the woods of Penn Valley, down by the river. The back yard is impressive, with a flagstone terrace nice landscaping, and a water garden with waterfall, and a pool. The big, eat-in kitchen has high-end appliances, skylights, and sliding doors to a flagstone patio. The master suite is large and loaded with features. A finished basement adds additional recreation space. Check it out at: 444 Hidden River Rd, Penn Valley.
In one of Wynnewood's Penn Wynne neighborhoods, Cindy toured this 3266 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath stone colonial. It was listed for $649,900, and quickly went under contract. The house has hardwood floors throughout, high-velocity AC, and a brand new, white and grey, modern kitchen. The lower level has laundry, storage and access to the attached garage. See more at: 12 Meredith Rd, Wynnewood.
In Bryn Mawr, not far from Bryn Mawr College and Harriton High School, Cindy saw this newly listed 4000 sq ft, 4 bed/2.2 bath stone colonial, listed for $1.33M. The home has classic features, like arched doorways, deep windowsills, and built-in cabinetry and shelving. The modern, eat-in kitchen has a center island and a breakfast area with high ceilings and exposed beams. Want a sitting room or a fireplace in your master suite? This home has both! See for yourself at: 603 Woodleave Rd, Bryn Mawr.
This next Bryn Mawr home looks like a castle, is as big as one, and the amenities will make you feel like a king or queen. It's a 9238 sq ft, 5 bed/5.3 bath Tudor-style estate home, listed for $2.395M. This mansion, that the owners call, "Castlebridge", sits on an acre+ lot halfway between Harriton High School and the Philadelphia Country Club. The home has grand finishes everywhere you look, and includes a pool, home theater, stunning kitchen, hidden wine room, and too many other features to mention. You need to see this one to believe it, so browse the gallery at: 1079 Baron Dr, Bryn Mawr.
In Bryn Mawr's Coopertown neighborhood, Cindy toured this 1787 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath stone colonial. The asking price was $448K, and the home is already under agreement. It's a nice house, with an updated kitchen, and updated bath, and some freshly painted rooms. The full bath in the lower level gives it some real possibilities to use not only as entertaining space, but as a guest or au pair suite. See more at: 213 Landover Rd, Bryn Mawr.
Still in Bryn Mawr, in that same Coopertown neighborhood, Cindy toured this renovated 1770 sq ft, 3 bed/2 bath stone colonial. This one was listed for $520K, and is also under contract. The updated kitchen is white and modern, with polished marble countertops, subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. Beyond the kitchen is a wonderful family room with tons of light from the skylights, windows and sliding doors to the patio. See the rest at: 173 Clemson Rd, Bryn Mawr.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.