West Chester, PA Real Estate News

By Arleen Pecone
(ReMax Main Line)
I have a daily routine, I think a lot of people do.  If you are in the Real Estate Business your daily routine is not as routine as most, it is usually an "unusual schedule", you work evenings and weekends, but I have had to build "structure" into my day in order to feel Normal.  (well somewhat normal because normal isn't as fun as I like.  :)  People who know me well know that they can find me out on an hour long walk any time from 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM and most days it is in West Goshen Community Park. The park is nice, there is a loop that is almost a mile, I add a bend that overlooks the reservoir to mine and it IS a mile.  I usually go around the loop at least 3 times, sometimes 4.  Somedays I go to other places to walk. Ultimately, it is a great day when I walk at the park!
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center is my favorite hang out and one of my passions is making sure that everyone has enough to eat.  So, I think it's fitting that ACAC is hosting a food drive to support the West Chester Food Cupboard.  The West Chester Food Cupboard came into existence on March 1, 2009, one day after the Cares Food Network went out of business.  It is run by a small group of volunteers to keep a food cupboard within the borough to provide assistance for low income families.  Just last month, 333 families were served.  That's over 1100 people, the largest number of families ever. They have seen about a 30% increase in the need for assistance while experiencing a 25% decrease in the level of donations.  Due to the budget crisis in Harrisburg, they currently have no state fund...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
If you know me, you know I love my dog.  When I finally got my dog at almost 49 years old last year, the very first place I took her to was Rocky Hill Veterinary Clinic.  That first puppy, Maggie Moo,  soon became very ill, and I took her to see Dr. McGrath.  He was wonderful with her and with us, and the compassion that Max and I were shown at this office was truly above and beyond.  We had to return Maggie Moo to the bad breeder we bought her from, but we rectified that as soon as possible by reporting the deplorable conditions there. Maggie Moo and many other dogs were confiscated from there and hopefully placed in loving homes where they are loved and honored as the gifts that they are. We got JJ a few days later.  There is not another Veterinarian that I would trust my beloved JJ t...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center in West Goshen, my favorite place to get fit, is calling all pet owners!  They are hosting their 1st Annual Dog Days of Summer Pet Photo Contest! To enter, just bring your favorite pet pictures to the Trackside Cafe.  Hurry, the contest ends on 8/15!  They will display your photo for all to admire in the lobby!  I stopped by there today and there were some really cute dog and cat photos!  I honestly don't know how they'll pick second prize, because you know, my JJ will win first prize ... paws down!! Here's my entry:   Voting will take place August 16th to August 31st with the winner in each category to be announced on September 3rd (my 50th birthday... just to see if you have kept on reading!!).  Not sure what the prizes are, but I know my little baby i...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Last night, the girls and I went into West Chester for  Swinging Thursday.  This happens the first Thursday of the month, during the summer, and the borough blocks off 2 blocks and there is music, dancing, food, stuff for the children and a good time for all who attend.  Last night was no exception and we tapped our feet to the beat of the salsa band.  Music was provided by Jimmy Jorge and the Latin Express, and the World music of Siora! These two little guys really got into it.  My girl Melissa Ford and her dance partner from Salsa dance class had a good time as well! My apologies for the quality of the pictures, I only had my cell phone.  Note to self.... take your camera next time! The fun goes from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.  You can eat at any of the wonderful local restaurants, or you can g...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Mill Creek is a lovely, small neighborhood conveniently located off of Boot Road, between Paoli Pike and Greenhill, in East Goshen Township, Chester County.  Mill Creek is walking distance to the Hershey's Mill Shopping center, where you can go food-shopping, get your hair done, get a hoagie at Subway, a wonderful pasta dish at Vano's (wonderful pizza too), or pick up a prescription at either the Genuardi's pharmacy or Rite Aide!  Genuadi's, my favorite food store, has everything from fresh meat and seafood to a wonderful deli.  Since I like the European style of shopping for what you feel like that day, I am over there almost everyday! I have had several listings in Mill Creek over the years.  All homes are 4 or more bedrooms, the houses range in size from about 2600 square feet up to ...
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By John and Karen Hockenberry
(RE/MAX Main Line)
My wife Karen and I live and sell Real Estate for RE/MAX Main Line in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Beautiful Chester County, known for its rolling hills, small communities and  plenty of open space. A great place to raise a Family as we are doing. I tell our two sons to thank God everyday for allowing them to live in our great Country and this wonderful area. There are so many things to do and places to see in the West Chester area. Downtown West Chester has enough restaurants that you could eat in a different eatery eveyday for the next two months. Townships in the area all have their special parks for people to gather and offer all sorts of entertainment and cultural attractions. Sports are big in our area and you see all the athletic fields busy year round with young people pursuing t...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
I thought it would be fun to see what is for sale, currently in my favorite township in Chester County, East Goshen.  I live here, my office is here and I love it here!  East Goshen has a lovely park, two golf courses, walking paths, social activities and great people.    Here's the rundown on what is currently available for purchase in East Goshen Township.   There are currently 142 available listings in East Goshen. Prices range $132,900 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath flat to $1,699,000 for a 5 bedroom, 4 bath and 2 powder room single home.  54 of these homes are single homes.  The singles range from $229,800 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home to the $1,699,000 home mentioned above! 75 of these homes are townhouses.  The townhomes range from $145,000 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath townhouse in Summit Hou...
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Life in West Goshen is very well, good, to say the least.  Today there is a festival in the Borough of West Chester, the ANNUAL Turks Head Music Festival, and what a perfect day weather wise http://www.west-chester.com/regionalcal.php?z=2&c=&d=2009-07-19&t=d&f=l&p=1&time=1248014844 I cant tell you how many of these fun events I have attended over the years.  It is over at 6 and I have to  go to the airport to pick my daughter up from her trip but after that.....I am going to the festival  
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By Bill Gero, CRS, CLHMS, REALTOR - Chester County & Main Line o
(RE/MAX Professional Realty - Malvern/Exton/Downingtown/West Chester)
On Saturday July 11th, the downtown streets of West Chester, PA will be out to participate in the 2009 West Chester Main Line Today Community Festival from 1 - 9 PM. They will enjoy the 3rd Annual Market Street Block Party with Kidzone, Food, Free Music and lots of Family Fun. They can watch the Pro Bike Tour Iron Hill Twilight Criterium Event which starts at 5 PM. Its a great time for family and friends to enjoy this beautiful July event & food. Come out to West Chester PA to check it out the fun and activities.  
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
East Goshen is a lovely township.  I am proud to not only work in East Goshen, but also feel privileged to live in such a beautiful place.  We've had a lot of rain here lately, but the other day, we had one of the most spectacular rainbows I have ever seen.  If you have been thinking of moving to Chester County and want to know more about townships like East Goshen, contact me!  I'd love to show you around... maybe we'll find the house at the end of the rainbow! This picture is the property of Susan Mangigian and can not be duplicated without permission. 
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By Kathleen Carney
(REMAX Integrity - Kathleen Carney)
West Chester PA is one of the greatest places to live in the US. The energy of the town will draw you in and capture your heart. One of my favorite things is strolling the streets of Downtown West Chester. Plus, you have 55 awards winning restaurants to select from. Whether you're looking for the ultimate coffee drink or micro-brew, light lunch or haute cuisine, you will find something for every taste and budget. Friendly summer nights are exceptionally pleasant as dining moves to the sidewalks. Many restaurants offer entertainment. Friends meet and people relax in the cosmopolitan atmosphere that downtown West Chester offers.. Where do you like to go in West Chester?
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If floating above the rolling hills of Chester County sounds like your idea of heaven, head to the Embreeville Athletic Complex west of West Chester on Rt 162 to board a hot air balloon---or just to admire the sight of them. Friday, June 19Gates open at 6:00pmOn Friday evening the balloons will prepare for a spectacular night show. During the glow, balloons inflate at dusk, remain tethered, and light their burners in a synchronized fashion. Saturday, June 203:00pmEnjoy craft vendors, food vendors, a Kids Fun Zone and live music from Main Stage. And, of course, Hot Air Balloons of all shapes and sizes arriving and preparing for the 6:15pm ascension. Be sure to hang around for the fireworks at dusk.Chester County Balloon Festival
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Rolling over this morning when my alarm went off, my immediate reaction to another day of rain here on the East Coast was a huge sigh and one word .... sh#t!  Good grief... is it ever going to stop raining here?  Not even the proverbial "farmers" that people always say love the rain, can be happy about all of the wet, gloomy weather.  Doesn't God realize I have to wipe JJ's paws every freaking time he goes outside in this mess? Okay, enough grousing.  I'll be thankful for my green lawn and the fact that I haven't had to drag the hose all over the yard to water my precious flowers.  I'll be thankful that I haven't had to fill the pool up with a hose, not once this season.  I'd also like to take the time to thank the following people who've helped me through various issues in the last few...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
  EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE! SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009 9:00 am TO 1:00 pm Come on out and grab a treasure.        
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
On Saturday, 5/17, The Pennsylvania Coalition of Motorcyclist, P.C.O.M. Patriots Chapter #03, along with their co-sponsor C.C. Iron, met in Honey Brook, laden with food and monetary donations, and made the trek, on a colder than normal day for May, to the West Chester Food Cupboard, located at 545 E. Gay Street. West Chester, PA. They came in a group, the numbers down because the weather was so nasty, but they were flying the flag of The United States of America and they came with food! Even their youngest member got in on the act, although he came in by car! Here's a group shot of the big hearted bikers, that included men, women and one adorable child!     Two of the men are shown here behind the table where we separated their donations. The flyer that they distributed to people in the...
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