Friday, November 6, 2015

What do you love about Narberth?

One of the many things I love about the Philadelphia suburbs are the individual towns with their charm and lively downtowns! You'll see this character in such towns as West Chester, Media, Ambler, Phoenixville and Narberth. Each with their own history and attractions.

Narberth is a town that I'm having fun exploring! My husband works in town and before knowing him, my only experience was driving through to avoid 76 traffic! There are many shops and restuarants that are still on my 'to do' list. Hopefully we can check some off this winter!

Did you know:
Narberth was incorporated in 1895
It's only 1/2 square mile within Lower Merion Townhip
Philadelphia Eagles founder, Bert Bell spent his final years here

If you're looking to move to the neighborhood, I have the perfect home for you!

This 3 bedroom 1.5 bath Twin home is just a short walk to downtown Narberth with restaurants, movie theater, shops, library & playground - everything you need plus the Paoli/Thorndale train line for an easy commute into Philadelphia. 
Updated Kitchen, Finished Basement, large backyard and off street parking make this home a steal! 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall in Philly

Here are just a few things I love about Fall:
1. Wearing boots and sweaters
2. Crisp mornings
3. Apple crisp pie
4. Pumpkin house decor
5. Local Food Festivals & Events like 'pick your own'
6. Soup
7. Pumpkin flavored treats
8. Colorful leaves and trees
AND my 2 FAVorite Holidays-
9. Halloween 
10. Thanksgiving

Some organizations that are sea to me are having some great events coming up.
1. The Farm Sanctuary hosts a national Walk for Animals every year. Our local Philadelphia walk is on October 3rd at 11am.
This event raises money and awareness to animal cruelty. This is an amazing organization and cause that I hope you'll support. "Throughout the years, more than 8,000 animals have called Farm Sanctuary home, and we have found safe and loving placement for nearly 3,000 more. The animals who come to our sanctuaries have been rescued from factory farms, stockyards, natural disasters, and abuse and neglect cases. When you Walk, the donations you raise help us rescue, feed, administer urgent care, and provide permanent homes for farm animals!"
Details and registration:

2. As a chair for the Farm Explorer Committee through The Junior League of Philadelphia, I became a fan of Greener Partner's and their Longview Farm & Market. They offer Pick your Own fruits (right now are apples and pears!), education tours and events. 
Every year they host a Farmer Showdown and family harvest festival. Food, drinks, & fun!
Sunday, October 25th from 12-4pm

3. As a resident of West Conshohocken, I must promote my own town!
The local Rotary Club is hosting their annual Beer Festival on October 17th. The event will feature over 50 local, regional and national craft beers, plus local food, games and live music. 
Support local! Buy your tickets here:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Favorable Year for Sellers

It's crazy to realize the year is more than half way over! It's been a busy year for me personally and professionally and I honestly can't say where the time has gone. But I'm not complaining!

Nationally, it's said to be a good year for selling your home. Locally, I would have to agree. I've have listings sell in record time, buyers in multiple offer situations and above asking price sales. 
Below you'll see a chart with the June sales data for Montgomery County:

You'll see that both sales and prices rose in June! I suspect the same will be true for July.
RealtyTrac recently stated 3 reasons why it's a great time for sellers: 

1. Stronger Demand coming from Buyers. The pool of buyers are not only first time buyers, but also the boomerang and traditional owner occupants. FHA mortgages, which are common with first time buyers, is on the rise and accounted for 23% of all single family & condo sales. 
2. Home Prices are Skyrocketing. Single Family and condo owners sold average of 13% above their original purchase price.
"So far in 2015, [sellers] are realizing the biggest gains in home price appreciation since 2007," Daren Blomquist says. "In June, sellers sold for above estimated market value on average for the first time in nearly two years." Median sales prices of existing-homes pushed above the previous 2006 peak to a record high in June, the National Association of REALTORS® reported this week. The median existing-home price for all housing types was $236,400 in June – surpassing the peak median sales price set in July 2006 at $230,400. 
3. Sellers have less competition. Inventory is limited and results in buyers having to compete for the same home. 
This 3rd point is a very general statement. Some areas are still lacking inventory, while others have a lot to choose from throughout our Philadelphia region. 
Check out video with full details here:

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