In the real estate calendar, the first day of school means the start of the Fall Market. The rush to get settled in a new home, or even new school district, is mostly over for the year. People still need to sell their homes, but the inventory contracts a bit. Buyers are still out there looking, too, but they often have less urgent deadlines or no timetable at all.
Cindy always has buyers and sellers in every season, so she keeps on top of the market with her new listing tours in and around the Lower Merion School District. Here are a dozen or so newly listed properties that Cindy toured in the last couple of weeks:
First up was this six-year-old custom contemporary home in Penn Valley, near General Wayne Park, and not far from Narberth Borough's northern border. It's a 4118 sq ft, 5 bed/4.1 bath, listed for $995K. Plenty of modern touches here, with the open floorplan, clean lines, and high ceilings. The first floor master is big with a cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, and great en-suite bath, with access to an outdoor deck. See more of this unique house at: 423 S. Woodbine Ave, Narberth.
Just a few blocks from the last one, is this 3126 sq ft, 4 bed/3.2 bath, in the Merion Park neighborhood. The home has been extensively renovated, so everything looks clean, new, and modern. It has two master suites, one each on the first and second floors. The white kitchen has quartz countertops, wood floors, and stainless appliances. The huge, finished lower level is a blank slate, with storage, laundry and a powder room. See more at 504 Lafayette Rd, Merion Station.
Here's another new listing Cindy toured in a "Near-berth" Lower Merion neighborhood, just outside the Borough. This 2391 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath Colonial is listed for $715K. The kitchen has granite and stainless, with cherry cabinets. Looking for a master on its own floor? This one has a third floor bed and full bath with master potential. Someone else may have been interested in that feature, because this one went under contract since Cindy's tour! See more photos and all the property details at: 428 Anthwyn Rd, Narberth
Five years ago, the church buildings at the corner of Price and Essex, in the middle of Narberth Borough, were completely renovated and converted to a number of residences. One of them is this 2521 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath condo, listed for $839K. With a side ramp that leads to ten front door and a main-floor master bedroom, this home offers real possibilities for one-floor living. The second first-floor bedroom has an en-suite bath and a gas fireplace. A modern, all-white kitchen has quartzite counters and hardwood floors. See the rest at: 206 Price Ave, Apt#1, Narberth.
Here's another newer Narberth home on Cindy's tour. Like the last one, it's an example of the premium price that is commanded in this local market when you combine newer construction with a highly desirable location. Narberth's combination of desirable features makes it incredibly competitive already; the few homes in the Borough that are relatively new are highly sought after by bigger-budget buyers, and are pushing the high end of Narberth's historical top-end prices. This unique home is a 4203 sq ft, 3 bed/3.1 bath craftsman, listed for $1.25M. It is gorgeous inside and out, with every feature you'd expect at the price point. Check it out for yourself at: 1 N. Sabine Ave, Narberth.
The next home on Cindy's tour was this 4 bed/2.1 bath split level, listed for $525K. It sits on a 1/4 acre lot in the Belmont Hills section of Bala, right around the corner form the Belmont Hills Pool and Library. There are custom built-ins throughout the house, in bedrooms and the walk-out lower level. There's an attached one-car garage, and also a patio out back. See more details and photos at: 115 Harvest Cir, Bala Cynwyd.
Cindy next toured this 2649 sq, 5 bed/3.1 bath renovated Mid-Century Modern Ranch style home, listed for $949K. It sits on a half-acre lot a few blocks away from Penn Wynne Elementary School. The ranch floorplan makes one-floor living possible for those buyers who need it or just want it! It has a modern kitchen with white cabinets, granite counters and new stainless appliances. Updates include a new roof, garage, windows, hot water heater, and flooring. See the rest at: 267 Tomkenn Rd, Wynnewood.
Here's another home that went under agreement fast - this one in a neighborhood by South Ardmore Park. It's a 3453 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath center hall stone colonial, that was listed at $789,900. This one has a newer kitchen, finished basement and unfinished attic. You probably missed your chance to buy this one, but you can still see the details and all the pics at: 1301 Grenox Rd, Wynnewood
In nearby Ardmore, not far from Merion Golf Club, Cindy toured this 3078 sq ft, 3 bed/2.2 bath contemporary twin, listed for $475K. The kitchen is modern, with white cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances. There are two bedrooms and baths on the second floor, including the master. The third floor is an open loft with skylights that could easily serve as a bedroom or a home office. See for yourself at: 507 Haverford Ct, Ardmore.
The next home on Cindy's tour was located on almost an acre of land in a North Bryn Mawr neighborhood between Ashbridge Park and Bryn Mawr College. It's a 6632 sq ft, 6 bed/6.2 bath stone estate home, listed for $1.35M. The interior has all the classic Main Line touches you'd expect once you see the impressive exterior. There are hardwood floors, exposed beam ceilings, a grand front staircase, and dark wood features throughout. The vintage touches come with modern updates like a thoroughly modern white kitchen and a big, beautiful master suite. See more details and the rest of the pictures at: 1120 Ashbridge Rd, Bryn Mawr.
Next up, on 3/4 of an acre in Gladwyne, was this 2520 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath split level, listed for $724,999. It has a renovated kitchen with custom whine cabinets and countertops. The all-season glass sunroom and added sunroom are nice features, as is the attached two-car garage. The room that is currently a home office could easily be converted to be a fourth bedroom. See the whole photo gallery and more info at: 1611 Winston Rd, Gladwyne.
If it's big and it's new , and it's located in Villanova, you know it won't be for the faint of budget! But new construction isn't easy to come by in Lower Merion, and this gorgeous, brand new home has every feature you'd want and expect at this price point. The kitchen and the bathrooms are large and luxurious, and even the mudroom is smart and attractive. The bedrooms come with plenty of space and plenty of closets. Check this one out at: 1914 Stoneridge Ln, Villanova
This last home was in Wayne, further west on the Main Line from Lower Merion. It's a 3800 sq ft, 5 bed/4 bath updated stone colonial, listed for $1.49M. This one is perfect for the buyers looking for classic main line charm on the outside, with updated conveniences and amenities on the inside. The interior has both beautiful vintage elements where you want them, like wood floors, moldings and built-ins, along with modern touches like a killer kitchen and bathrooms. Outside there's a detached garage and a gorgeous covered back porch on the .8 acre lot. 304 Orchard Way, Wayne.
While it's not quite prime house-hunting season yet, the real estate market in and around the Lower Merion School District actually seen a good deal of activity in these first weeks of 2019. Cindy toured quite a few places already this year, and a number of the properties are already sold or under agreement. She'll still give you some notes on the unavailable ones just so you can see what the inventory looks like this winter. If you want more info on anything that still out there, or have any other questions about the local real estate market, reach out to Cindy here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
First up was this Villanova 4 bed/4 bath, listed for $839K. The home has a classic stone exterior with a modern feel inside. It sits on 3/4 of an acre, with a pool and a pond, in a nicely landscaped back yard, close to Montgomery Ave and not far from Villanova University. The kitchen has granite counters and high-end stainless appliances. Clever built-ins and good storage throughout. See more at: 415 Spring Mill Rd, Villanova, PA 19085.
Cindy toured some homes outside the LMSD, including a few just a bit west down Lancaster Ave, in Wayne and St. David's. This 3436 sq ft, 6 bed/2.5 bath colonial in Wayne is listed for $715K. It's on a quiet cul-de-sac, with a 3/4 acre+ lot, in a neighborhood between Wayne's downtown and the King of Prussia Mall. The laundry room is on the second floor with the master and the other five bedrooms. there are hardwoods throughout the first floor, and a sun porch. The property has a driveway and an attached two-car garage. See the rest at 907 Ivycroft Rd, Wayne PA 19087.
Also in Wayne was this $1.150M 6 bedroom corner property that needed a bit of work. It was a quiet listing that has since gone under agreement.
This new listing was the furthest from LMSD, out in Newtown Square in a neighborhood next to Delaware County Christian School. It's a 2633 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath, on almost an acre of land, listed for $675K. The kitchen has nice cherry cabinetry, granite counters and stainless appliances, and the bathrooms have been newly updated. The partially finished lower level looks like a great teen hangout. See more at: 805 Malin Rd, Newtown Square, PA 19073.
Want the convenience of a Lower Merion address, with the feel of a house in the woods? Check out this Gladwyne 3 bed/2.5 bath, listed for $509,900. On the plus side are the .8 acres on a wooded lot, the detached garage with an in-law suite above, and updated kitchen and baths. The home definitely needs the right buyer, as evidenced by this seller disclaimer: "This property is in need of renovations and is bank owned. There is no seller's property disclosure, the buyer is responsible for obtaining the U and O and the property is being sold as is." Check it out for yourself at: 1125 Mill Creek Rd, Gladwyne, PA 19035.
This Haverford home sits at the end of a long driveway on a cul-de-sac of impressive homes in a high-end Haverford neighborhood. It's a 5860 sq ft, 6 bed /6 bath, listed for $1.75M. There's plenty to like inside this home, including an outstanding modern kitchen with white cabinets, wet bar and wine fridge, high-end appliances, and butler's pantry. One property highlight is the guest suite on the lower level, below the large, detached garage. See the rest at: 32 Evans Ln, Haverford, PA 19041.
A few Bryn Mawr options have already hit the market in 2019, including this completely renovated home that looks like new construction in the neighborhood behind the Baldwin School. This 4490 sq ft 5 bed/5 bath was listed for $1.495, but is now under agreement. If you like the look of new, clean, white and modern, you'll want to check out the rest of the photos at: 613 New Gulph Rd. Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
This 140-year-old Montgomery Ave building, just a block away from Bryn Mawr's charming downtown, was recently converted into three luxury condos. #1 is a 2778 sq ft, 2 bed/3 bath, available for $769,900. This condo has a sweeping grand staircase, high ceilings, antique tiled fireplace, and beautiful architectural features throughout. It does a good job of bringing old Main Line charm and character into an updated modern condominium. Take a look for yourself at: 802 Montgomery Ave W, #1, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
Unit #3 is a loft condo, accessible by staircase of private elevator. It's a 2277 sq ft, 2 bed/ 3 bath, listed for $649,900. See the rest of the details and all the photos at: 802 Montgomery Ave W, #3, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
This Ardmore home, on Berkley Rd, went under agreement and quickly closed. The new owners got a 1705 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath in a neighborhood near Haverford College.
If you're looking in that part of Ardmore, you'll want to check out this new listing right around the corner from the last one. It's an 1837 sq ft, 4 bed/2 bath mission-style bungalow, listed for $469K. It has a newly-built sunroom in the front and, relatively rare for the area, a first-floor master. The updated kitchen has granite and stainless and a center island. See for yourself at: 2924 Morris Rd, Ardmore, PA 19003.
Wynnewood is very big and spread out, with all types of neighborhoods, some very different from each other. So while many of the homes Cindy tours have Wynnewood addresses, you'll often see quite a variety of locations and styles. First up of the Wynnewood new listings on Cindy's tour was this 1866 sq ft, 3 bed/2 bath in the Shortridge neighborhood, near Whole Foods market and the Borough of Narberth. Listed for $599K, this home has flat back yard, with a deck, driveway, and attached garage. An addition on the back added a den/office with skylights. The updated kitchen has white cabinets and stainless appliances. See the photo gallery and more info at: 405 Holly Lane, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Next up was this 5 bed/5 bath, listed for $1.175M, in a neighborhood by Friends Central School. It has 4423 sq ft of living space on almost an acre of land, with a porch and deck out back. The interior features plenty of updates and renovations, including carpets, refinished floors, painting, a new roof, windows, doors, siding, plumbing, electrical, recessed lighting, 200 amp service, hard-wired smoke detectors, and two HVAC systems. The home has a modern kitchen with white cabinets, stainless appliances and quartz countertops. It went under agreement already, but you can still see more at: 231 Hemlock Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
This 1689 sq ft, 3 bed/2 bath brick colonial, listed for $450K, is located in the Penn Wynne section of Wynnewood. Enter through an enclosed, heated front porch/playroom. The updated kitchen has an attached breakfast room that leads to a fenced in backyard. There's more potential living space in the partially finished basement. See the rest at: 130 Henley Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Just down the street is a 4 bed/4 bath, listed for $429,900. The first floor built-ins on the walls of the study and the living room are a nice touch. The basement adds more living space, and the attached garage is convenient. A third floor bed and bath offers some separation from the rest of the living quarters. It's under contract, but you can take a look at: 30 Henley Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
This 3385 sq ft 4 bed/3.1 bath stone colonial is listed for $800K. It sits on a quarter-acre lot in a Wynnewood neighborhood just north of Narberth Brough. Outside features include a slate front porch with ceiling fan, plus patios and pergolas on the side and out back. The updated kitchen has granite counters, white cabinets, hidden pantry, and high-end, stainless appliances. The home has a new roof and a finished basement. See the rest of the photos and all the details at: 551 Hansell Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Cindy toured a few new listings in nearby Havertown, including this one, which quickly went under agreement. It's a 2332 sq ft, 4 bed/3 bath that was listed for $399,900. The quarter-acre lot, with big fenced back yard, is across the street from the Merion Golf Club west course. The newer kitchen has updated stainless appliances and sliders to a back deck. Someone beat you to this one, but it can't hurt to look at the pics, here: 405 Ellis Rd, Havertown , PA 19083.
This Havertown 1510 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath, is listed at $374,900. It has flat backyard, with a composite deck and new storage shed, and the attached garage connects right to the kitchen. The first floor has new hardwood floors, and features replacement windows, central air, gas heat, 200 amp electric, and a finished basement. Take a look at: 1737 Ridgeway Rd, Havertown, PA 19083.
Within walking distance from that last one was another one that went quickly under contract - this 3 bed/1 bath, listed for $349,900. This Havertown home came with a workshop/garage out back, a finished basement and a walk-up attic for storage. See more detail and all the pics at: 1111 Larchmont Ave, Havertown, PA 19083.
You may have seen this interesting 2722 sq ft, 4 bed/2 bath home on Manoa Rd. in Havertown. The inside has a pretty unique look, too, with the two story living room with the arched ceiling and vintage windows. Don't fall in love, because someone already put this one under contract. You can still see it here: 615 E Manoa Rd, Havertown, PA 19083.
This Havertown 4 bed/2 bath is listed at $379,500. It's on a cul-de-sac street that ends on the Pennsy walking trail. The home has been extensively renovated, including a remodeled kitchen with granite counters and new stainless appliances. The basement is a great storage area now, but it's in good shape, and the ceilings are plenty high enough to finish it into additional living space. See more at: 117 Yale Rd, Havertown, PA 19083.
You can't get much closer to the Bala schools than the adorable College Park neighborhood in Bala Cynwyd - and this 4 bed/2 bath is practically across the street from Cynwyd Elementary and the Bala Cynwyd Middle School. Listed for $609,900, it looks like a classic stone colonial on the outside, but features a completely updated interior. The hardwoods throughout were refinished with a dark stain. The modern kitchen has white shaker cabinets, stainless appliances and granite counters. If you check out the photos in the gallery, you can see what "virtual staging" looks like (Think empty rooms with furniture photoshopped in.) See it for yourself at: 70 W Princeton Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
Still in Bala, but in a gated community closer to City Ave, is this 5506 sq ft, 5 bed/4 bath, listed for $1.050M. The first floor has a high-ceilinged foyer, a private home office, a large great room, and a big kitchen with tons of storage, two sinks and a massive island. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all big and beautiful. See more at 101 Minfford Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
This Merion Station home is in the Merion Park neighborhood, named for the nearby General Wayne Park. The home is a 3 bed/2.1 bath colonial with 1920 sq ft of living space, and a list price of $549,900. It's a pretty house on the outside, with a nice shady backyard. The powder room is updated, and other newer features include windows(2008), new roof(2007), all new gutters(2008), new furnace/central air(2008), french drain and sump pump(2012). see for yourself at: 507 Monroe Rd, Merion Station, PA 19066.
Narberth Borough homes are always sought after, and this one is in the very popular Shirley Road neighborhood. It's a 2010 sq ft, 4 bed/2 bath, with an asking price of $699K. The first floor has a fireplace with wood-burning insert, and a kitchen updated with white cabinetry and appliances. The master bedroom has good closets. See the rest at: 11 Shirley Rd, Narberth, PA 19072.
Cindy toured a 9 bed/8 bath unique Cotswold manor house, in Gladwyne. It's a quiet listing offered at $1.99M. Contact Cindy if you're interested in learning more on this one.
There was also quiet listing in Merion Station. It's a 5 bed/5.1 bath Normandy home in the Merion Park neighborhood. This home features a relatively recent (2011) full renovation by local builder, Sposato.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.