Collegeville, PA Real Estate News

By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
On October 11 @ 7am Wegmans is opening a new super store in Collegville. The store has "The Pub" for you to grab a bite before a movie or before you go shopping. Store Hours 24 Hours Departments Market CafeKosher DeliNature's MarketplaceFloralPharmacy  (484)-902-1545  M-F 8:30am-9:00pm  Sat 8:30am-6:00pm  Sun 9:00am-4:00pm WokerySub Shop  (484)-902-1530BeerCatering  (484)-902-1510Pizza  (484)-902-1525Sushi BarComplements Services WKids Fun CenterMoneyGram / Money OrdersCoin Redemption Self ServiceWi-Fi Internet Access  (484) 902-1500600 Commerce Drive,Collegeville, PA 19426 Link for more info. http://collegeville.wegmans.com/       Keller Williams Real Estate 601 Bethlehem PikeBuilding B, Suite 100Montgomeryville, PA 18936Main Office: 215-631-1900Direct: 215-850-9640 · Contact Form http...
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By Theresa Pammer, Realtor, ABR SRS CRRS
(Weichert Realtors Collegeville)
A basic home owner's policy protects you in 2 ways: 1. It insures you against loss or damage to the property itself. 2. It also protects against liabilty. There are many ways you can add or amend basic policies. Most insurers offer varying deductible rates, which can effect your annual premium. The following qustions will help you sort through certain options: 1. How much coverage do you need? You do not need coverage for the entire purchase price of your home. You would normally deduct the price of the land. 2. Replacement cost vs. actual value? Actual cash value may not be enough due to rising construction costs. Most buyers choose "replacement cost", which is a little more expensive, but will pay for rebuilding you home, no no matter the cost. 3. What are the "named" and "unnamed" pe...
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By Theresa Pammer, Realtor, ABR SRS CRRS
(Weichert Realtors Collegeville)
Trying to "time" the market is how buyers miss getting in for "long term" goals.  Buyer's must keep in mind that it is the "long-term" factors that make Real Estate a solid investment.  In the "short run", all you need to do is find a good buy and make sure you have the financial capability to hol on to it. To all the buyers out there: "GET OFF THE FENCE" and start benefiting from equity buildup, value appreciation and tax benefits. We are here to help you realize your dreams of home/property ownership.
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By Theresa Pammer, Realtor, ABR SRS CRRS
(Weichert Realtors Collegeville)
In order to abide by the U.S. National Association of Realtos (NAR), Realtor's have duties to Clients and Customers. These are the reasons why the Pammerkerkering Team is Professional and Effective: 1. We became Realtors to help people realize their dreams. 2. We work with our client's "best interests" at heart. 3. We work with the optimal amount of clients that ensures they get the quality service they deserve. 4. We work daily to find you the home that fits all of your needs and as many of your desires as possible. 5. When things go wrong, and sometimes they will, in a transaction we handle the problem quickly and effectively. 6. We educate our clients every step of the way. 7.We will recommend lenders, title companies, inspectors and other professionals that will coordinate effectivl...
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By Theresa Pammer, Realtor, ABR SRS CRRS
(Weichert Realtors Collegeville)
As Realtors and residents of Collegeville, Pa, Jayne and I would like to share this information for people thinking of moving into the area: Collegeville, Pa is 22 miles NW of the city of Philadelphia. Residents have easy access to Philadelphia, New York, the Jersey Shore and the Poconos.  As of 2009, Collegeville's (zip 19426) population is 37,668. The growth since the 2000 was 19%. The average age of homes is on the "young" side and property taxes are reasonable but adequate for the funding of local schools and services. The median home cost is $282,000 and home appreciation in the last year has been -5.90 percent. There is ample shopping, including the Kink of Prussia Mall, The Philadelphia Premium Outlets and a brand new "high end" shopping center featuring establishments like Wegma...
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By Theresa Pammer, Realtor, ABR SRS CRRS
(Weichert Realtors Collegeville)
More families and individuals may be eligible to become homeowners with the help of a USDA guaranteed home loan. The federal government agrees to "guarantee" a loan, therefore lending institutions can help buyers while incurring less risk.  Through this program, low and moderate-income people can qualify for mortgages even without a down payment. TO BE ELIGIBLE: 1. Applicants must have adequate and dependable income. 2. Be a U.S. Citizen, qualified alien, or be legally admitted to the USA for permanent residence. 3. Have an adjusted annual household income that does not exceed the moderate income limit established for that area.  4. Applicants may be eligible to make adjustments to gross income, such as annual child care expenses and $480 per child, in order to qualify. 5. Have a suitab...
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By Theresa Pammer, Realtor, ABR SRS CRRS
(Weichert Realtors Collegeville)
7 reasons for buying in 2009: 1.First-time buyer tax credit ($8,000 or up to 10% of the cost of the purchase) EXPIRES soon 2.Mortgage rates remain near historical low (around 5%) 3.Best affordability and prices since 2003-2004 4.Better choice of inventory - distressed, resale, new  5.Motivated sellers may be more willing to give concessions 6.Federal, state, and local grant or assistance programs 7.Low down-payment programs - FHA, VA  
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By Theresa Pammer, Realtor, ABR SRS CRRS
(Weichert Realtors Collegeville)
If you're renting and have a stable job with some savings, and a credit score in the high 600 range, you can likely qualify for FHA or conventional financing at historically low rates. The key question you need to consider is,of course, why are you still renting? Think about it........ If your reason is fear, then it may be time to let go of that fear and focus on the facts of homeownership. Here is one example: I can't afford to buy my dream home. The best way to get closer to buying your dream home is to buy your first home. TRUE OR FALSE? When you're looking for a real estate professional to help you, know that above all else good agents put their clients first. Put The PammerKerkering Team in your corner!! We will educate you about your market. We will analyze your wants and needs a...
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By Theresa Pammer, Realtor, ABR SRS CRRS
(Weichert Realtors Collegeville)
Existing home sales have been increasing steadily. Also on the rise are home prices, an all-important indicator of stability. In today's "beat up" market, rising home prices translate to a more balanced supply and demand picture. Be the one to sell your current home to a first-time buyer and continue to capitalize on historically high affordability conditions. The housing "inventory" is also steadily getting smaller which will also translate to a more balanced supply and demand picture. We are still well below mortgage rates averaging 6.52% one year ago. As an existing home owner, it is to your advantage to "trade up" and net increased appreciation and value in your new property.  
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By Theresa Pammer, Realtor, ABR SRS CRRS
(Weichert Realtors Collegeville)
Do you know about the terms of the recent First Time Homebuyer's Tax Credit?   (1) YOU MUST SETTLE BY NOVEMBER 30th of 2009. (2) YOU will receive a TAX FREE CHECK FOR $8,000! (3) There is NO REPAYMENT for purchases made after January 1, 2009. (4) FULL amount of credit for single buyers not making over $75,000 and $150,000 on a joint return. (5) You only have to stay in the residence for 3 years to owe NO REPAY! (6) You must have been MORTGAGE FREE for 3 years.
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By Andrew Himes
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors)
So there is a lot of information floating around about the new Mega shopping center that is being built in Collegeville, PA about the status of the project and when it is scheduled to open.  I wanted to help to try and clear some of this up for residents and those thinking of moving to this wonderful area.  The 1st Phase of the shopping center including the re-opening of Arcola Rd to Mennonite Rd is now scheduled to open on October 11, 2009.  The stores that are scheduled to open during this initial phase are as follows: Wegman's Grocery, Best Buy, LA Fitness, Dick's Sporting Goods, DSW Shoes, Ulta Cosmetics, Five Below, Staples, PetsMart, Michaels', Raymour & Flanigan, PNC Bank, PF Chang's, Eastern Mountain Sport (EMS), and Olive Garden.  Phase 2 (Main Street with the lifestyle tenanc...
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By Andrew Himes
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors)
Below you will find detailed information for each of the properties that are currently listed for sale and those that sold in 2008.  I have sold more homes in the development than any other agent since 2003.  I am more than happy to address any questions that you may have about this wonderful community.  I look forward to any comments that you have. Address Status Days on Market Current Price Original Price Bedrooms/Baths End Unit Basement   147 Larchwood Ct Active 73 $174,900 $174,900 3/2.5 No Unfinished   126 Honeylocust Ct Active 111 $224,500 $227,000 3/2.5 No Finished   105 Hawthorne Ct Active 42 $224,900 $227,000 3/2.5 No N/A   131 Hemlock Dr Active 20 $244,900 $244,900 3/2.5 No Finished   113 Poplar Ct Active 86 $244,900 $249,900 3/2.5 Yes Finished Finished Loft                   ...
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By Glen Russell, Real Estate Professional, Limerick, PA
(eXp Realty)
Market Statistics    Courtesy Of : Glen Russell 610-792-3000 Keller Williams Realty Group 610-792-5900    Monthly Statistics for the Date Range Selected Date Units Listed Listed Volume Listed Average Pended Units Sold Sold Volume Sold Average Average DOM Nov 2008 32 13,502,412 421,950 7 9 1,883,480 209,275 128                   Totals: 32 13,502,412 421,950 7 9 1,883,480 209,275 128                               Pricing Details of Sold Units for the Date Range Selected Minimum Prices Maximum Prices Average Prices Original List Price : $89,900 Original List Price: $379,900 Original List Price: $232,420 Sold Price : $50,000 Sold Price: $330,000 Sold Price: $209,275            Market Statistics Criteria Used Date Range: 11/2008 to 11/2008 Price Range: $1,000 to $900,000,000 Property Categ...
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By Glen Russell, Real Estate Professional, Limerick, PA
(eXp Realty)
Just a quick blog to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!! I also wanted to leave you with a funny blurb I found on CRACKED.Com. I got a ton of responses on my best and worst haloween candy blog that I wanted to do something similar for Thanksgiving. I didnt find a good chart, but I did find something unexpected in the "Bad For You" Section of the article. Enjoy!!!   FAMILY AWKWARDNESS Not so much a food as a Thanksgiving staple, family awkwardness is quite possibly the most enduring tradition of the holiday. When Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday, he said, "On this Thanksgiving day, we proclaim that you must talk to your relatives and pretend to enjoy it." So whether it's trying to avoid broaching the topic of the recent elections, listening to your uncle tal...
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By David Miller, Florida Appraiser & Licensed Real Estate Broker
   I have met and worked with many good, honest, knowledgeable and professional mortgage brokers. I appreciate the service they provide to the public as well as other professionals in the real estate industry. Of course every profession has it's share of bad apples. Most mortgage brokers, Realtors, appraisers, loan officers, doctors, lawyers, plumbers, electricians, painters, carpenters, pharmacists, writers, etc. are good ethical people, but there are always a few in each group that are not so good.    This post is about a mortgage company that I consider to be one of the bad ones.    I am a Real Estate appraiser in St. Petersburg, Florida and was contacted by Precision Plus Financial Services, which is located at 3801 Germantown Pike in Collegeville PA, to do an appraisal of a home in...
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By Andrew Himes
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors)
Perkiomen Woods is a townhouse development of close to 500 homes that features a newly redesigned pool and clubhouse as well as tennis courts and fitness center.  One the best benefits besides the fact that it is an outstanding community is the fact that the Perkiomen Trail passes directly through the development making a bike ride to Philadelphia or a walk to Lower Providence Park a convenient possibility.  There are numerous styles of homes in the development with some being built in the late 70's to late 90's.  The development has plenty to offer including close proximity to major roads and tons of new shopping like the soon to open Providence Town Center at the intersection of Rts 422 & 29 as well as a new shopping center with a "Super" Wawa & Malvern School right around the corner ...
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By Glen Russell, Real Estate Professional, Limerick, PA
(eXp Realty)
There are 4 COMMON strategies that most sellers use to price their homes. It it not wise to assume that a higher asking price will net you a higher selling price. In fact, the opposite usually winds up happening. Especially if you are not listening to what the market is telling you to do. Keep these 4 choices in mind when discussing and setting your asking price. 1. Clearly Overpriced Every seller wants to make the most money possible for their home, and believe me when I say that agents know this. If there is more than one agent competing for your listing, the easiest way for him or her to win that battle is by telling you they believe they can sell your home for more than they actually can. This happens way too often with homes that are priced 10 to 20 percent over their true market v...
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By Jan Gaweda, BUY SELL FIX FLIP RENT
(Realty Mark CityScape- BUY SELL FIX FLIP RENT)
Perkiomen Woods is a townhome subdivision built ca. 1977-1996; median age is ca. 1990. Interior living space ranges from approximately 1,300-2,500 sq. ft. with a median of approximately 1,600 sq. ft. The community has an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and walking trails. Entry into the neighborhood is from South Collegeville Road (Route 29) onto Perkiomen Boulevard. School District: Spring-Ford Area Street Names: Buttonwood Drive, Cherrywood Court, Fir Drive, Hawthorne Court, Hemlock Drive, Honeylocust Court, Iron Bark Court, Juniper Court, Larchwood Court, Magnolia Court, Mulberry Court, Pepper Court, Perkiomen Boulevard, Pin Oak Court, Poplar Court, Redwood Drive, Spruce Lane, Sycamore Court, Yellowwood Court Model Names: Aspen, Montgomery, Poplar, Providence, Sycamore To find ...
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By Jan Gaweda, BUY SELL FIX FLIP RENT
(Realty Mark CityScape- BUY SELL FIX FLIP RENT)
As a service from Jan Gaweda, here is a list of recent home that have sold and are active in Perkiomen Woods subdivision in Collegeville, PA over the last 6 months (8/14/2008). If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Jan Gaweda 610-653-0386 or 610-792-5900 ext 8133. Visit www.JanGaweda.com or www.PaPropertyValue.com and search the MLS through my Home Search box under my picture. mls_number status address bedrooms bathrooms list_price sold_price will settle or settled date county township subdivision school_district sqft 5172981 STL 120 Poplar Ct, Collegeville, PA 3 2.1 $224,900 $203,000 5/16/2008 Montgomery County U Providence Twp Perkiomen Woods Springford 2,162 5241397 STL 109 Iron Bark Ct, Collegeville, PA 3 2.1 $224,900 $222,500 3/28/2008 Montgomery County U Prov...
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By John Badalamenti, Associate Broker
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors® )
State Representative Mike Vereb is holding his "Annual Family Fun Day", June 20th 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Collegeville Pitstop, 3960 Germantown Pike, Collegeville, PA, 19426. Food, rides and entry are all free to the public, Rep. Vereb has a YouTube Video on the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRCZLEkv02c  
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