West Chester, PA Real Estate News

By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Yesterday, I had lunch with a client at this neat little place in West Chester that I had never heard of.  The Art Scene.  We had a wonderful lunch and then moseyed around checking out the art work and sculptures.  What a great find.  If you get a chance, check it out! 10/31/08 update... I heard from a friend that the Art Scene closed it's doors.  I'm very sorry to hear this.
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By Arleen Pecone
(ReMax Main Line)
 If you are wondering if you could buy a house in the West Chester area, you are not alone.  This is a great place to live and I am having a special event a "training seminar" for your benefit.  And....we will be serving free pizza and beer.  Does it get any better than that? Put this on your scheduleWednesday, 3/12/2008   7PMRSVP  610 692 2228Sponsored by Mortgage America and RE/MAX Main Line  Come out and learn and have dinner on us.
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   http://www.cchs-pa.org/index.php On Saturday and Sunday , March 2nd and March 3rd, for $5.00 admission go and enjoy an antique show at QVC.  Attendance benefits the Chester County Historical Society.    
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By Leo Vinteler, Exqusite Service
(Stout Associates Realtors)
14 E Market stWest Chester, PA Center City Location.... Historic building in commercial area, lower level is leased to a Restaurant for $2704( the restaurant business and equipment not included in this sale) the second floor was has a beautiful apartment with kitchen with room for dining, big living-room a full bath and 3 bd... and was rented for $2000. Great location with multiple uses,,, this is an unbeatable chance to own a piece of history, huge opportunity for you or your clients who are looking for a location for a Pizza shop/restaurant.Get your clients round up for this great opportunity...Any more info see my website Reduced from 839k to 759kwww.LeoVinteler.com       
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
My best friend and office mate Leann, was busy as a beaver yesterday, negotiating multiple offers on her new listing in the West Chester area.  If you listen to the media, this is a thing of the past.  Apparently, not so!  Leann negotiated most of last night and today she closed the deal about $25,000 over asking.  Realtors are trained to negotiate on behalf of the seller.  A good Realtor will put your interest ahead of their own.  A good Realtor will help you get your home ready for showing so that you are putting your best foot forward.  If you are thinking of putting your house on the market, don't count on luck.  Count on the expertise of a Realtor.The signs are there!   Call or email today for a free and confidential interview. 
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By Bill Gero, CRS, CLHMS, REALTOR - Chester County & Main Line o
(RE/MAX Professional Realty - Malvern/Exton/Downingtown/West Chester)
West Goshen Township holds great events, classes like Yoga and Pilates Fusion and Women's Fitness,  bus trips to Washington DC,  New York City and the Philadelphia  Flower Show. Check out West Goshen Townhship calendar at http://www.wgoshen.org/Calendar/calendar.html to view the all the events or trip details. Don't miss the upcoming bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show & Easter Egg Hunt & Decorated Hat Parade at West Goshen Community Park in West Chester, Chester County PA. Get all the details on the website calendar & enjoy the events & trips.This is only one reason why West Goshen, West Chester, Chester County, PA was rated by Money Magazine in 2007 as #12 place on the Top 100 Best Places to live in the United States. If you have interest in West Goshen real estate, West Chester,...
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By Arleen Pecone
(ReMax Main Line)
I saw many homes today in my market area.  West Chester PA runs the gamette in types of homes, condition and locations.  There are great properties in great neighborhoods.  How do you get from a house needing lots of work to a house that will get sold?Do you just work on the house yourself so it will sell?I saw so many nice homes that Buyers will not buy because they do not see the value to the location and the actual quality of the house. Or will they?  and at what price?  Most people want to move into a big clean space where nothing is needed to e done.Prices should stay up, however will homes in "rough condition" effect VALUES and distort Buyer perception of the market.  houses that are in poor condition will get a lower price that houses in updated great condition.  Will these value...
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By Bill Gero, CRS, CLHMS, REALTOR - Chester County & Main Line o
(RE/MAX Professional Realty - Malvern/Exton/Downingtown/West Chester)
 Affordable Exton StationBuying a home in the Exton area of Chester County? One of the communities first-time buyers or buyers downsizing consider is Exton Station. Its convenience to the shopping at Main Street at Exton & Exton Square Mall, Local Restaurants, Schools, West Chester, Highways to King of Prussia or Wilmington DE, & the SEPTA Train Station in Exton. The community is located in the West Chester school district area. Homes in Exton Station vary from the low $200K to $290K with the average price sold for $252,000. The community offers club house with Pool, Tennis Courts, Playground & Ball field. If this is a type of community you are looking for, let me know.     
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Wednesday, 2/13 @ 7:00 According to an email that I received, this is the last evening that the West Chester Film Festival will be opening their film vault and presenting a variety of short films that include festival award winners and audience favorites.The email also stated that if you attend this movie night you can receive 20% off the ticket price for the Film Festival Opening Night on April 24th! $5.00 General Admission. 
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By Arleen Pecone
(ReMax Main Line)
 It is so hard to buy a home in the area of West Chester if you are just starting out on your own.  I know this will tell my age but I bought a townhouse in 1976, it was brand new, and it cost $40,000. It was a brand new house and I wanted some extras, a fireplace specifically, and that was an additional $1200.  I moved back home with my parents while my house was being built .  I worked a 2nd job to save the money for the fireplace.  My dad cosigned for my mortgage.That house is in a neighborhood called Indian King.  A house in that neighborhood sells for 220K these days.  I often drive by to see the tree I planted in the back yard.  it is big, after all it is 32 years old!The Buyers of a home today can get a 1 bedroom 1 bath "FLAT" for $140K and if you did want a townhome, the least e...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
I love to exercise.  I don't feel right when I don't.  I don't sleep right when I don't.  I can't eat as much as I want if I don't!  In my opinion, the best place in the world to get a good workout, in a clean, friendly environment, is ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center in West Goshen.  The group classes can't be beat.  I've written before about Zumba.  This Latin American dance aerobics is so much fun, you leave feeling like you've just been to a great party!  Body Pump and Body Bar are both great strength training classes.  If you are interested in visiting, ACAC is just off of Greenhill and Boot Roads.  Their website is:  http://westchester.acac.com/index.php  
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
RE/MAX Preferred opened their West Chester office in August of 2006.  We have a great group of agents who have been friends and colleagues for years.  The office is conveniently located at the intersection of Boot Road and Paoli Pike.  Our Newtown Square office is located in St. Alban's Circle.  If you are looking for Realtors who can service Delaware County, Chester County and the Main Line, look no further than the West Chester office of RE/MAX Preferred.   If you are interested in buying or selling, call me to set up an appointment.
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Cultural Center at the Chester County Historical SocietyRachel Harris One Woman Over the Line   This Friday, February 1st Journey with us as we present the story of Rachel Harris, a runaway slave's search for freedom and dignity.  This project kicks off Black History Month at the Chester County Historical Society.  This interpretation of the story of Rachel Harris brings history to life in a regionally significant story all people can relate to. Exposure to the art of dance intertwined with projected visual media will enrich and engage the imagination of audiences as they are drawn into the events of that time. The content of the production will encourage the development of conscience and character as we applaud those people of courage who in standing up for one's beliefs, stepped out o...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
What's going on in West Chester?  Here's something!  To kick off Black History Month, the Chester County Historical Society is presenting the story of Rachel Harris, a runaway slave, in her search for dignity and freedom.  The presentation is this Friday, February 1.  The Historical Society's web address is:  http://www.cchs-pa.org/index.php  Rachel Harris, One Woman Over the Line.  Tickets are $10 for CCHS members and $12 general admission.  Registration required - please call 610-692-4800
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By Arleen Pecone
(ReMax Main Line)
Tomorrow evening is First Friday in WEst Chester, PA.  The weather forecast isn't great, it is supposed to rain but if it doesn't it is sure to be a nice evening.  First Friday is when merchants stay open late, offer refreshments and there are more people than usual on the streets.  The restaurants have specials and it is a very active and bustling atmosphere.The First Fridays are "great fun", and you'd be amazed at the friendliness of everyone.Make it a DATE!You will be glad you did. 
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Zumba!  Yes that's right, Zumba!  This new class at the ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center in West Goshen, is so much fun that you go home humming and dancing as if you've been out to a party!  The teachers are fantastic, the music is very upbeat and it is just the most fun I have ever had in an exercise class.  If you get the chance to try it at your health club, I highly recommend it. 
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
 I was perusing the West Chester Borough website and came across the fact there is a select number of eating and drinking establishments in town that are now smoke-free on Thursdays!  This joins a group that are apparently smoke-free all the time!The participating restaurants will display signs to inform the public that Thursdays are now going to be smoke-free!  To see a list of the participating restaurants, go to http://www.downtownwestchester.com/ and scroll down to the article that talks about smoke-free Thursdays!If you don't like cigarette smoke, come on down to the Borough of West Chester!  It's a great little town!
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By Kim Wood, Kim Wood ~ The Tech Byte
(The Tech Byte)
Ladies Night out with the Family.  My daughter put together an evening out with the gals.  We decided to venture to a new place in West Chester, PA, Landmark Americana. View Larger Map 158 West Gay Street, West Chester, PA.  Phone 610-701-9900.Open Mon-Sat 11a - 2am & Sun 12p - 2am.  *We arrived around 6pm and left at 900pm - the college crowd was just arriving - does that make us old? I was the Designated Driver, so I had Sprite and enjoyed it thoroughly.  The others all had all sorts of different drinks.  We shared some appetizers: Nachos, Artichoke Dip, and Cheese Sticks.  All entrees were different - the salads were "ok" made with Iceburg Lettuce - eeee gads! All in all, the food was yummy - and served on square plates - nice touch! The atmosphere was nice as well, dimmed lights, no...
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By Arleen Pecone
(ReMax Main Line)
I just posted a Google Group "share" opportunity on my website for residents from my home town, West Goshen, Pa.If you want to check out things to do in West Chester, PA check out www.Americantowns.com  If you want to post things to share with neighbors sign into a new feature on www.HomeYours.com.......it will be fun to sell to eachother, share information with neighbors, stuff like that.  Check it out!Try it, the more we use it, the more beneficial to us all. 
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By Arleen Pecone
(ReMax Main Line)
Wow, what a great and amazing area West Chester is......Exton, West Chester, Birmingham, Thornbury, Downingtown.....the "CENTRAL" part of the County!   Not to be trite but LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.On Monday I saw a property appear on the market.  In our multiple listing system you can post a property, ACTIVE, no showings which essentially means that Buyers can be alerted by their Realtors that it is on the market but you can't see it until a certain date.When I saw this property I said, Wow, Smart Seller, pricing it RIGHT, smart AGENT, picking a price that would make this  property a good BUY.  Good thinking.  I tell Sellers all the time, if you want $300, price it at $300, no need to mess around with inflating the price because the Buyer will low ball you.  Fact is, the house will ...
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