Collegeville, PA Real Estate News

By John Badalamenti, Associate Broker
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors® )
...a new Day Care, Bank, and Office Building, all right along Route 29/Collegeville Ave. several miles south of Main Street and several miles north of the 422 Collegeville exit. This isn't a plug for Wawa as they certainly don't need one, but I've always found the Wawa stores to be a pleasure to partonize. Touch screen ordering of deli sandwiches & hot meals, clean restrooms, and great coffee. And while filling up a gas tank is a painful experience for most of us these days, at least the Wawa visit is a pleasant one. I've also found their gas prices to be at - or below average market prices for a given area. Yes, sometimes there are lines for a gas pump, but they usually don't last long. So when this new mega Wawa (and by mega I mean the big store with the gas pumps) recently opened up...
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Growing up on the Main Line, and attending Lower Merion High School, Collegeville was considered a land far, far away. Fast forward 10 years later, and I would follow my parents out to western Montgomery County as the Route 422 corridor exploded with new housing growth. Now it is a short 30 minute commute for people working in King of Prussia and Great Valley, Chester County, who moved west for a lower cost of living. The Spring Ford Area School District is a good place to find a good home in a good school district at an affordable price.As far as real estate is concerned, compared to high ticket areas like Lower Merion, Collegeville is about a good of a bargain as they come. The lowest sales price in Q4-2007 was $255,750 with the highest at $470,000, and an average sales price of $324,...
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By Faith LaRosse, Serving Berks, Chester & Montgomery Counties
(Springer Realty Group)
   Ho Ho Ho!! Our very first event as the new offices of the Coldwell Banker Diamond Family will be today between 10:00AM and 12:00PM--  We are holding a Toys for Tots Celebration at our offices at 350 Main Street in Collegeville.  So while you're out shopping this morning, why not pick up a new toy and swing by if you're in the neighborhood and help to make some little boy or girl's Christmas a little brighter!  We will be serving goodies,pictures with "you know who" and guess what?  If you're all good little boys and girls we're expecting a visit from the big man in the fluffy red suit - Collegeville350 W. Main StreetCollegeville, PA 19426Phone: (610) 489-7700Fax: (610) 489-1956View Our Website Stop by and say hello!
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By Andrew Himes
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors)
Buying a home is a great investment, possibly the largest investment you will ever make, so it seems logical that you would want to invest your money wisely when the time comes to purchase a new home.  The following report will tell you simple but often-overlooked procedures that will allow you to maximize the dollars you spend on your new home.Most homebuyers have two primary considerations when they start looking for a home.  First, you want it to meet your needs and desires, and secondly, you want to get the best buy possible to obtain your new home.  Successful homebuyers emerge from a sale with the features they want in their new home at the best price available in the market.For starters, you must know what you are looking for in a home.  You must have a list of needs as well as a...
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By Andrew Himes
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors)
If you are interested in learing about the homebuying process and want to attend a hassle-free information session then Nov 7th at 7pm is for you.  Myself along with our Weichert Financial Services representative will be on hand to answer your real estate and mortgage questions.  Space is limited so sign up asap.  We look forward to seeing you there. Homebuyer SeminarFACT: NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY.  GET THE INSIDE STORY.  Topics include:What's happening with Real Estate in your community.Available financing options.How Weichert simplifies the home buying process.SEATING IS LIMITEDCALL YOUR Andrew Himes TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT!267.231.8255 or Andrew@AndrewHimes.com  Where:       409 Second Avenue  Suite 101      Collegeville, Pa  19426When:       Wednesday, November 7, 2007Time:        ...
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By Andrew Himes
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors)
There are some simple steps that homebuyers often miss when looking for their new home.  Taking the time to consider these steps can save you thousands of dollars, but more importantly, can smooth the process of buying a new home, saving time and money, as well as alleviating stressful situations in advance. Begin by being up front and honest with your REALTOR and lender about your credit history.  Your credit, whether good or bad, affects everything from your down payment to your interest rates.  Your REALTOR or a professional mortgage consultant can often advise you as to how you can get credit problems cleared up or completely eliminated from your credit report before you apply for financing or make an offer on a new home. Getting pre-qualified for a loan by a professional lender bef...
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By Andrew Himes
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors)
Below is information for homes sold/listed in Perkiomen Woods during the 3rd quarter of 2007 (7/1-9/31).  Living in the development has enabled my to list and sell more homes in the development than any other Realtor since January of 2006.  I encourage any questions or comments you may have about the development.  Data was complied using Trend MLS as of 9/31/07 and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. AddressStatusDays on MarketPriceBedrooms/BathsEnd UnitBasement108 Magnolia CtActive532 (not a typo)$218,0003/2.5NoUnfinished114 Cherrywood CtActive80$219,9003/2.5YesN/A100 Hawthonre CtActive36$245,0003/2.5YesFinished110 Fir DrActive150$249,9003/2.5NoFinished122 Poplar CtActive52$255,0003/2.5NoUnfinishedFinished Loft118 Honeylocust CtActive w/ Contract6$224,9003/2.5NoUnfinished132 Iron Ba...
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By Andrew Himes
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors)
A recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer has helped to ease the concern area homeowners have had about the local Real Estate market. The article entitled: What Is Your Home Worth? The region's housing market is healthy despite national troubles appeared in the Sunday September 23 edition and was written by Real Estate writer Alan J. Heavens. Readers will find the following findings in first few paragraphs of the story: "Observers of the local real estate market say the eight-county Philadelphia region has so far managed to dodge the crashing prices that have beset some other major U.S. metropolitan areas....an Inquirer review of home-sales data for 2006 and the first eight months of 2007 shows prices here are holding steady or rising slightly, even as sales volume drops and time on...
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By Andrew Himes
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors)
If you have spent any time in the Collegeville area recently you have noticed all the new retail construction that is going on. Numerous new projects are being started and a few are even about to open. Collegeville area residents are dealing with the ongoing construction, but will soon benefit from not having to travel to King of Prussia to dine and shop. The 2 new major projects that are underway are the Providence Town Center in Collegeville (across from Wyeth) and the Philadelphia Premium Outlets located in Limerick (off the Sanatoga exit of 422). These 2 new shopping centers will bring much needed retail and restaurants to the area. The Outlets, scheduled to have their Grand Opening November 8, 2007, will feature over 120 designer and name brand outlet stores with savings of 25-65% ...
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By Christopher Benedict, AskTheBigGuy
(BIG Realty)
Growing up on the Main Line, and attending Lower Merion High School, Collegeville was considered a land far, far away. Fast forward 10 years later, and I would follow my parents out to western Montgomery County as the Route 422 corridor exploded with new housing growth. Now it is a short 30 minute commute for people working in King of Prussia and Great Valley, Chester County, who moved west for a lower cost of living. The Spring Ford Area School District is a good place to find a good home in a good school district at an affordable price.As far as real estate is concerned, compared to high ticket areas like Lower Merion, Collegeville is about a good of a bargain as they come. The lowest sales price in Q3 was $230,000 with the highest at $515,000, and an average sales price of $338,383 w...
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By Christopher Benedict, AskTheBigGuy
(BIG Realty)
Growing up on the Main Line, and attending Lower Merion High School, Collegeville was considered a land far, far away.  Fast forward 10 years later, and I would follow my parents out to western Montgomery County as the Route 422 corridor exploded with new housing growth.  Now it is a short 30 minute commute for people working in King of Prussia and Great Valley, Chester County, who moved west for a lower cost of living.  The Spring Ford Area School District is a good place to find a good home in a good school district at an affordable price.As far as real estate is concerned, compared to high ticket areas like Lower Merion, Collegeville is about a good of a bargain as they come.  The lowest sales price was $130,000 with the highest at $522,000, and an average sales price of $302,735, wh...
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By Christopher Benedict, AskTheBigGuy
(BIG Realty)
Collegeville is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Philadelphia on the Perkiomen Creek. Collegeville was incorporated in 1895. It is the seat of Ursinus College, opened in 1869. Population in 1910, 621. The population was 8,032 at the 2000 census.Collegeville and the surrounding area are rapidly growing. The borough of Collegeville is home to Ursinus College, as well many local businesses. Outside of the borough, Wyeth's pharmaceutical division has its headquarters, there is also a GlaxoSmithKline research and development facility.When thinking of the "Collegeville" area in terms of real estate, it is usually referred to in a broader sense in two ways.  The first being the zip code 19426, and the second is that the area is encompasses in the Spri...
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By John Badalamenti, Associate Broker
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors® )
Upper Providence Township, Collegeville is hosting their annual "community day" this Saturday, Sept. 22nd at the Black Rock Park.Upper Providence Township Notes: "Come eat, play, and dance the afternoon away until we collapse on the grass to watch the fireworks flare on Community Day, Saturday, September 22. This rain or shine event (fireworks rain date is September 23) is held at Black Rock Park. Parking is on-site or at Quest Diagnostics." For addition information on planned events, go to: http://www.uprov-montco.org/commday.html 
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By John Badalamenti, Associate Broker
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors® )
Beginning at Ursinus College (601 Main Street, Collegeille, PA 19426) at 8:30 AM:A 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. A Colossal Spring Flea Market/Garage Sale with over 50 vendors.Music from the Spring Ford Middle School Jazz Band, the Community Music School and the Full Circle. Music SocietyA Fine Arts Fair, featuring nationally known artists with works available for sale. A Taste of Collegeville" available from local restaurants and caterers and other numerous events during the day. 
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By John Badalamenti, Associate Broker
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors® )
The Collegeville Zip Code of 19426 May Fall Into The Following Montgomery County Townships and Boros: The Boro of Collegeville (aptly named for the establishment of Ursinus College here).Lower Providence TownhsipPerkiomen TownshipSkipppack TownshipThe Boro of TrappeUpper Providence TownshipWorcester TownshipThe Collegeville area is home to several major companies, including Wyeth, & Glaxo Smith Kline and offers access to the area's major highways: routes 422, 202, 76, & 476. SEPTA bus routes are available through Collegeville and Trappe and offer access to Pottstown, Norristown (Transportation Center w/trains to Philadelphia) and various points in between.Collegeville and Trappe Boros offer main street shopping, plus there are several community shopping centers in the area, as well as t...
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