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By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
Memorial Day is the unofficial start to the summer season. In the Pocono Mountains, we are looking at clear skies and gorgeous weather for the holiday weekend. What better time to enjoy the company of friends and family? Whether you’re cooking out and kicking back, or heading out on an outdoors adventure, the Poconos has plenty to offer to soak in that sunshine this long weekend. One ultimate destination for summer time fun in the region is scenic Lake Wallenpaupack. Bordering both Pike and Wayne counties, Lake Wallenpaupack spans an impressive 5,700 acres: 13 miles long with 52 miles of unbroken shoreline. If you’re looking for water fun in the sun, look no further. Outfitters on Lake Wally offer kayaks, water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skies and boats. After a long day on the lake, pop...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Premier Property Sales & Rentals)
Residential Houses for Sale in Parkside, Delaware County, PA as of May 15, 20242 Active ListingsPrices are $225,000 and $300,0008 Houses Pending Sale/Under Contract Sold in Parkside in April 2022 2023 2024 # Sold 3 0 4 Average Days on Market 28 0 10 Minimum Price Sold $93,000 0 $130,000 Maximum Price Sold $215,000 0 $340,000 Median Price Sold $174,500 0 $245,500 (info Bright MLS various brokers/agents)Phil and Jim's Parkside PAParkside PA is part of the Penn-Delco School District.
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
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Residential Houses For Sale in Middletown Township, Delaware County, PA as of May 15, 202422 Active ListingsPrice Range $375,000 - $1,975,00063 Houses Pending Sale/Under Contract Sold in Middletown Twp in April 2022 2023 2024 # Sold 18 14 18 Average Days on Market 92 17 32 Minimum Price Sold $90,000 $343,000 $420,000 Maximum Price Sold $1,069,668 $799,883 $995,000 Median Price Sold $437,000 $549,995 $687,495 (info Bright MLS various brokers/agents)Middletown Twp is part of Rose-Tree Media School District.Wonderful to have Linvilla Orchards in Delaware County, in Middletown Township!
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By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
As we approach Memorial Day and the beginning of summer in the Pocono Mountains, it’s time to start planning a season of fun in the sun. There is plenty to keep you busy on land in the Poconos – hiking, biking, fishing, foraging, and more. However, don’t forget the beautiful bodies of water in the region that open themselves up for cool downs on hot days! While there are many lakes and bodies of water open for a dip, another way to enjoy the water this summer is by strapping in for some whitewater rafting. There are several small businesses across the Poconos – including in Jim Thorpe and White Haven –  that offer river-based fun, on both the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers. Options are available for people of all skill/interest levels, from challenging rapids to simple and slow tube or raft...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
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Residential Houses For Sale in Media, Delaware County, PA as of May 15, 20249 Active ListingsPrice Range $210,000 - $2,175,00015 Houses Pending Sale/Under Contract Sold in Media in April 2022 2023 2024 # Sold 7 5 6 Average Days on Market 43 4 4 Minimum Price Sold $503,000 $202,000 $330,300 Maximum Price Sold $910,000 $1,109,000 $1,950,000 Median Price Sold $680,000 $487,500 $518,500 (info Bright MLS various brokers/agents)Media, PA is the County Seat of Delaware County.  Its motto is "Everybody's HomeTown".  I'm happy there is a Trader Joe's in Media. 
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
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Residential Houses For Sale in Springfield, Delaware County, PA as of May 15, 202413 Active ListingsPrice Range $300,000 - $679,00033 Houses Pending Sale/Under Contract Sold in Springfield in April 2022 2023 2024 # Sold 23 19 12 Average Days on Market 17 16 15 Minimum Price Sold $240,000 $255,000 $375,000 Maximum Price Sold $700,000 $805,000 $658,000 Median Price Sold $415,000 $415,000 $475,000 (info Bright MLS various brokers/agents)Smedley Park   Springfield PAGolf View 55+ Community in Springfield PA 
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Premier Property Sales & Rentals)
Residential Houses For Sale in Upper Providence Township, Delaware County, PA as of May 15, 202414 Active ListingsPrice Range $475,000 - $3,795,00021 Houses Pending Sale/Under Contract Sold in Upper Providence Twp in April 2022 2023 2024 # Sold 5 9 9 Average Days on Market 5 5 21 Minimum Price Sold $369,900 $250,000 $250,000 Maximum Price Sold $881,000 $1,060,000 $2,300,000 Median Price Sold $490,000 $665,000 $625,000 (info Bright MLS various brokers/agents)Providence Animal CenterUpper Providence Twp is part of Media PA zip code 19063.Providence Woods SubdivisionThe Providence Animal Shelter is always in need of supplies.  
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Philadelphia Steals and Deals Philly Delivered to Your DoorHere is a real treat this week if you would like a taste of real Italian Cuisine shipped to your house from South Philadelphia Di Bruno Bros. The cost of their food is very reasonable even their homemade pasta sauce in a jar. Their homemade pasta and all their food is making my mouth water and my stomach growl while I am writing this post. Their cheese and olives are delectable.  Just in case you are a fan of the Godfather movie, as I am, "Leave the gun, take the cannoli" it is debatable who has the best. I am sure you can find some fantastic authentic Italian Philly food at Di Bruno Bros. White or Black Truffle Cream is quite a delicacy and would be one of my choices and the olive oil. Just think of the taste of Philly without ...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Making an offer different enough to stand out from the crowd, to be the apple between the oranges is not always easy today. I have had the opportunity to write two offers this week for buyers. As I wrote yesterday in Offer Accepted I was lucky to have the first one accepted. Well yesterday morning I had an early morning showing at another property in the South of Philadelphia area.Being early means you are on timeBeing on time means you are lateIf you are late, don't bother turning up at all(Unknown, but my Dad taught me this)I love clients who turn up not just on time, but early. This client has always been early, so I was ready. We got to tour a very nice looking smaller residential property that they were hoping to buy as an investment property. The house has been flipped and it look...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
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Residential Houses For Sale in Brookhaven, Delaware County, PA as of May 15, 20246 Active ListingsPrice Range $299,900 - $400,00027 Houses Pending Sale/Under Contract Sold in Brookhaven in April 2022 2023 2024 # Sold 7 5 12 Average Days on Market 7 17 22 Minimum Price Sold $105,000 $210,000 $136,000 Maximum Price Sold $372,000 $381,500 $382,500 Median Price Sold $160,500 $303,000 $289,950 (info Bright MLS various brokers/agents)Brookhaven PA is part of the Penn-Delco School DistrictKyj's Bakery Brookhaven and Chester locations
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Premier Property Sales & Rentals)
Residential Houses For Sale in Delaware County, PA as of May 15, 2024560 Active ListingsPrice Range $23,500 - $13,450,000950 Houses Pending Sale/Under Contract Sold in Delaware County in April 2022 2023 2024 # Sold 574 432 488 Average Days on Market 29 25 17 Minimum Price Sold $7,000 $4,000 $45,000 Maximum Price Sold $3,395,777 $2,325,000 $2,300,000 Median Price Sold $295,000 $305,000 $338,000 (info Bright MLS various brokers/agents)55+ Communities in Delaware County PAAre You Really Ready To Buy A Home? 
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Premier Property Sales & Rentals)
Residential Houses For Sale in Aston, Delaware County, PA as of May 15, 202413 Active ListingsPrice Range $280,000 - $999,50022 Houses Under Contract/Pending Sale Sold in Aston in April  2022 2023 2024 # Sold 16 8 20 Average Days on Market 24 6 8 Minimum Price Sold $70,000 $199,900 $136,000 Maximum Price Sold $610,000 $425,000 $635,000 Median Price Sold $340,000 $360,000 $342,050 (info Bright MLS various brokers/agents)Aston PA is part of the Penn-Delco School District.Aston Veterinary in Aston - where I took my kitty 
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
In today's main line market there is a lot of competition. To get your buyer's offer accepted needs a combination of several things.The listing agent needs to have confidence in the buyer agent. There are a lot of agents in the Main Line, not all of them work full time or have the experience to get offers to closing. Many agents today do not answer their phones or return calls. By simply picking up the call it makes communication easier.The offer needs to be realistic. Prices have been increasing in our market at a rapid rate month over month. But this doesn't mean that every home has to sell for the asking price or more than the previous home in a development. We put in a good offer with an explanation of our reasoning and we got it accepted.Some flexibility is needed. When a seller co...
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By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
Coined the “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” people from across PA and the tri-state area broadly flood to the Pocono Mountains to visit the scenic and sprawling Bushkill Falls. Located just outside of the Delaware Water Gap, Bushkill Falls spans 300 acres of pristine natural beauty. Bushkill offers eight gorgeous waterfalls nestled far back into the wooded area: you’ll feel like you’ve stepped deep into nature as you navigate the well-developed hiking trails and bridges. The range of trails provide opportunities for people with varying skill levels, so everyone can find a way to enjoy their time at the Falls.  Not interested in the more strenuous aspects of hiking the trails? Find nature more appealing when you can kick back and relax? No worries! Grab a day permit and enjoy some peace and qu...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Premier Property Sales & Rentals)
Mother's Day is a great day to celebrate all the women in our lives past and present who have been nurturing to us. Of course our mother's are in the spot light, yet there can be other nurturing women who can fill that space also, like an aunt, a sister, a teacher, a good friend, etc.. This day to me marks the wonderful women in our lives who have helped us in good times and in bad times.My mother died 30 years ago on Mother's Day, it was May 8th that year.  She hung around for all her children and grandchildren to say goodbye then she left us at the end of the day.  I miss her and carry many of her loving ways with me. It is good we celebrate the Mother and Mother figures in our lives, for with their love, patience and guiding ways, we can see the world in a loving, compassionate way b...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Philadelphia Steals and Deals Last Minute Gifts For MomLast Minute Gifts for Mom for those who waited . Flowers are always appreciated. Plants are also a nice gift. The pineapple plants are very popular this year if you can find one. Walmart is said to have them, and surprisingly, their pricing is the most expensive. Trader Joe's and local Plant stores like Produce Junction are the most reasonable if they have any left. I have heard Home Depot may have some. I have heard conflicting stories about the fruit being editable. To tell you the truth, they are so cute it really doesn't matter.  Oh, even Amazon has them, and they can be delivered. They are really quite attractive to look at and great conversation plants. They are the mini pineapple plant.  Another plant to consider is the garde...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Last year, we bought some verbena to put in our front bed alongside the path to our door. These are an annual, especially in our area of the country. They were not cheap, in fact they were the opposite, but they did really well, spreading out and being a very effective and bright ground cover with these wonderful pops of scarlet all over.I had just left them over the winter, expecting to have to pull them out this Spring. But, they never looked as if they had died off completely. Some did, and I pulled one out that was completely dead. But, as my tulips blossomed and the died off I noticed that the Verbena were doing really well.I have a friend who is a master gardener, having completed the program at Longwood Gardens. I ask her about what plants to choose and where to put them. When sh...
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(Westchester Modular Homes Inc)
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
People buying and selling homes on the Main Line and in Chester County have a choice of agents to use. There are many different reasons why people work with one specific agent. It may be via a recommendation, or a referral from family and friends. They may have found reviews online. Ultimately, you need to like the person you are going to be working with and trust them. So why choose Nick Vandekar? Below I offer up some reasons and follow this up with some past client testimonials.Concierge Real Estate Services I make buying and selling Real Estate An Amazing Experience Full Time Realtor; Communicator; Skilled Negotiator  Security of your personal information has never been more important. As a CSI Protection Certified Agent I am dedicated to providing my clients the safest and most sec...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Our HomeStarr office set up a private meeting with Our local Bright MLS. This quarterly meeting was about  market reports that Bright supplied to us and how to use them. It was very informative. The instructor was excellent and took things slow but not too slowly. He also stopped to be sure there were not any questions.There is data that can be very useful when working with buyers who may want to take time in deciding whether to put an offer in on a house and whether to offer full price. There is also information showing what areas are the most desirable with a click of the mouse. These areas could change month by month. A ninety score or higher is desired under that not-so-desirable. There were tricks for listing graphs, but they could not be shown, or all his information would be show...
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