Time to catch up on Cindy's recent new listing tours. That a number of these have gone under contract so fast is pretty strong evidence that properly-priced homes are, very often, moving quickly in this market. Even the ones that sold are worth a quick look just to see what's been out there lately, and generally where prices are.
And one more note for those people searching for a new home: in competitive markets it is especially important to have an agent with experience in your target neighborhoods. If you need to be in the Lower Merion School District, you will be best served by an agent, like Cindy, who is plugged into the area, with networks and contacts to get the latest info - sometimes before it's "out there". A connected agent can help you stay up with what's on the market AND get the early scoop on what's about to hit. Too often, we see frustrated people on Facebook, desperate for leads on unlisted homes, even though they "have an agent".
It's just common sense - if you want to buy a house in Penn Valley, (for example) an agent who primarily buys and sells in Philly or another area, no matter how good they are, is not going to be on top of the market and ahead of the market, the way a Lower-Merion-focused agent will be. Give yourself an edge, and be the one who scores that dream house!
First up is this 3585 sq ft, 5 bed/3 bath on a third of an acre in Bala. The home is listed in "as is" condition for $599K, and the seller calls it, "a lovely home that needs some TLC". There's a number of things to like in this house, including the solarium with radiant heat floors, the butler's pantry connected to the kitchen by a swinging door, and the back staircase from the kitchen to the second floor. It has a driveway, detached garage, a big back yard, and a full basement. Check it out at: 311 Llandrillo Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
This 3216 sq ft, 5 bed/3.2 bath Tudor, in Penn Valley, is listed for $1.15M. It sits on .83 acres, with a big, flat back yard, in a neighborhood by Penn Valley Elementary. The first floor has a high-ceilinged living room with exposed beams, and open to a second floor balcony. The updated kitchen has a big center island and high-end stainless appliances. Need first-floor bedrooms? This place has two of them, with a full bath. See more at: 526 Fairview Rd, Penn Valley, PA 19072.
It might be too late to snag this Penn Valley home, just a couple of streets over, as it quickly went under agreement. It's a 6090 sq ft, 5 bed/4.1 bath, on .86 acres that was listed for $1.25M.
Cindy toured a quiet listing in Penn Valley, too. It's a 4 bed/5 bath with a pool, listed for $1.289M. If that's something you'd like to see, ask Cindy to make an appointment for you.
Just blocks away from Narberth Borough's wonderful downtown is this 1216 sq ft, 3 bed/1.1 bath twin, listed for $405K. The corner lot includes a private driveway and a detached garage. Crown moldings, hardwood floors, built-ins and a fireplace add charm to the home. Recent updates include, a newly painted basement and bedrooms, newer roof and heating, and some new electric. See the rest at: 33 Sabine Ave, Narberth, PA 19072.
At only half a square mile, the Borough of Narberth is a small place, with a pretty limited amount of housing stock. Even more limited and exclusive is the availability of homes in the small, private community of Narbrook Park. There's not many of them and they don't hit the market very often. For example, this 1426 sq ft, 3 bed/1 bath colonial has been in the same family for almost 95 years. A recent price reduction lowered the list price to $475K. It has all the classic features of a vintage home, and is ready for a new owner's updates. See the photos and details at: 34 Narbrook Park, Narberth, PA 19072.
Also in Narberth Borough, on the south side of town, is this 2624 sq ft, 6 bed/2.1 bath colonial, listed for $619,900 after a recent price reduction. Outside is a great front porch and a driveway. There are some modern touches to this classic home, including second and third floor AC and a newer kitchen. You could use a second-floor bedroom for the master, or turn the whole third floor, with bed, bath, and sitting room, into your master suite. Check it out at: 306 S Narberth Ave, Narberth, PA 19072.
Just down the street, in Merion Station, Cindy toured this 2727 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath 1920's Colonial. Listed for $659,900, this home just recently went under agreement. It sits on a third of an acre, right around the corner from the award-winning Merion Elementary, and close to the train station. The kitchen has granite counters and an attached breakfast room. The outside spaces are pretty, with a porch, patio, and a backyard creek. An unfinished basement has recently been painted and sealed. Look for yourself at: 316 Calvert Rd, Merion Station, PA 19066.
Don't fall in love with this Bryn Mawr home just yet, because it quickly went under agreement. It's a 5958 sq ft, 5 bed/4.1 bath stone colonial, listed for $1.485M. It sits on a .84 are lot in the neighborhood next to Bryn Mawr College. The home has great curb appeal, and the inside has all the amenities you would expect in this price range. Take a look at all the details and photos here: 611 Pembroke Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, and call Cindy of you want to follow up on this one, or something like it.
The rest of Cindy's tour was in Wynnewood, and each of these three homes quickly went under contract. First up in Wynnewood was this 3215 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath, that was listed for $849.900. It sits on a third of an acre in a neighborhood near Lower Merion High School. Te kitchen was fully remodeled in 2017. NEMA outlets are installed outside, ready to connect your electric car. You may be too late to buy this one, but you can see more at: 355 Wister Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
This 2396 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath stone colonial is located in the great Wynnewood neighborhood between Narberth Borough, Suburban Square, and the new Whole Foods. It was listed at $825K, and quickly went under agreement. Plenty of recent updates in this home, including a kitchen renovation that added leathered granite counters and high-end appliances. See the rest at: 300 Hathaway Ln, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Last up was this 3250 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath on a private lane, in a Wynnewood neighborhood halfway between Lankenau Hospital and South Ardmore Park. It went under contract shortly after being listed for $599K. It has a big yard and a flagstone patio. The partially finished lower level has potential. See for yourself at: 1101 Berwind Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.