West Chester, PA Real Estate News

  WEST GOSHEN COMMUNITY CONNECTION.I am starting a "group".  It is the BEST!! It is available for anyone who wants to use it.  It is a community resource for individuals and neighbors and all the locals for all of us to use to be able to keep in touch with each other.It is a resourcce that will enable us to talk about our favorite doctors, dentists, lawyers, contractors, stores, restaurants......a good place to keep in touch and add your faves. It is coming in January.Happy Holidays.  I will be on vacation for the next 2 weeks, I am going away for the first time in 6 months, for a longer time (2 whole weeks)  than I have   .......ever Check my web site and my voice mail if you need me because I won't leave without having someone to take care of You 
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By Arleen Pecone
(ReMax Main Line)
This is the Old Fashioned Christmas Weekend in the borough.  The parade where Santa makes his appearance is 6:45Can't wait til then.  I will post photos because i will there, camera in hand, bundled up and ready to eat chestnuts from the open fire.Carolers on the street corners and a real good time sipping the flask and people watching.  Meeting a lot of friends on the court house steps.I can't wait. 
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By Arleen Pecone
(ReMax Main Line)
Old Fashioned Christmas....., the Santa parade, the decorations with minitiatures in the store windows, streets decorated, chestnuts roasting on open fires on the street corners, carolers......It is an event and it is on the weekend of December 1st so .....get ready.     It is so fun.  I think this is the 25th year I have attended because I remember having my kids as toddlers sitting, all bundled up, on my husbands shoulders as Santa made his first seasonal appearance in the town we live in..... What a fun occasion!, what a fond memory, so fun to look forward to.  I usually call friends and see if we can pick a street corner to meet up on.We have been doing it for years.                                                                                                                      ...
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By Arleen Pecone
(ReMax Main Line)
National housing market problems....hah!Not in our neck of the woods, we are having a wonderful fall market.  For many different types of properties.  I called about a listing today and it has been on the market about 6 days.  Three days ago, it had 6 offers.  Alright, I may have cheated a little, it is a Commercial property but it happened in one of our residential neighborhoods two weeks ago....4 offers in 24 hours. There is not a housing market problem,   another property, my listing, the Sellers wanted it sold in 30 days, it was sold in 21. I love this business, can't go by what you read. 
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By Arleen Pecone
(ReMax Main Line)
This morning I woke up, the weather was perfect and I looked at the schedule.  For the first time in a while I didn't have anything pressing on the schedule and .........A Road Trip, why not take a road trip for the day.Today I drove with two friends to Galena MD and Chesapeake City.  Lunch overlooking the water on the C and D Canal.  One hour and I could be on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay.  That's why it is so nice to live in West Chester, PAAnother reason, It takes an hour and a half to get to Atlantic City and Brigantine in New Jersey on the beach.   Last week it was a day trip to Atlantic City, NJ.  In one hour and half and I can be swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.  And in the winter, it takes only 2 hours to be skiing or snowboarding in the Pocono MountainsLocation, Location , L...
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By Arleen Pecone
(ReMax Main Line)
I have been in West Chester all my adult life.  I have seen the transition of the town, hate to admit it, over the past 30 years.   And the good news, the people who were just born 30 years ago, or less,  are bringing the town's popularity to a NEW LEVEL.  I was so taken back last night when I picked my daughter up at the tanning salon and saw the flashing neon sign saying......."Restaurant Festival 9/16/2007, street closed from 6AM to 9PM."  WOW!        Talk about a POPULAR activity.  The Restaurant Festival is Happening!  It is the thing to do, place to go for our area.  A place to show off all of the NEW EATERIES and more established ones.  People come from all over. it is a real event.Even though I have my special secret parking spot I think I won't take any chances this year, I wil...
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By Arleen Pecone
(ReMax Main Line)
This weekend is the big "Community Day Event" in West Goshen Park.  Lots of people participate and there are crafters and food stands.  It is on a much smaller scale than the events that take place in the borough of West Chester.  Lots of good FALL Events are happening there.On Thursday evening, Sept 6th the last "SWINGING THURSDAY ENTERTAINMENT EVENT" is happening in downtown West Chester.  This is when they close 2 blocks in the town and have a band and restaurant seating in the streets of the designated blocks.  They do this once a month on the 1st Thursday of the month in Summer months.  This should be extra fun because the college is in session and some of the students may also be uptown as well as "families".From my house in West Goshen, we may even ride bikes to town.  It takes a...
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Since I have been selling real estate so long, I some time lose perspective of what people think about when they are deciding where to live and the kind of house they want.This is such a great area to live in, we have so many nice neighborhoods, parks, schools......there are so many nice people in the area.Let me know what is important to you and I can tell you what areas fit your criteria......I have been selling my entire adult life and I really like what I do.It is real busy out there, lots of great homes on the market, priced well.My neighbors house just came back on the market, I don't have a chance to sell it because his brother in law just got in the business but I can tell you about living here, for sure.Hope you check out my web site too.Have a great day!
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By Kim Wood, Kim Wood ~ The Tech Byte
(The Tech Byte)
Town News.... The local university's swim lessons are ones that people wait in line for to get the best schedule/time for their children.  This could happen at any pool - and you should be aware of it as we are in the midst of summer..... Some friends of mine saw the hand written sign..... Due to the storm last night, our filter is broken, we added more chemicals and the pool is fine.  Lessons were not cancelled, and the sign was supposed to explain why the water was 'murky'.Needless to say, pools should not be operated when a filter has malfunctioned in any way.  The filter has a job to do - they filter visable matter out of the pool water.Many children and adults got sick. They did not cancel the swim lessons until they were instructed by the Chester County Health Department.  Channel...
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By John Cilladi, REALTOR, EcoBroker, e-PRO
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Living in Chester County, Pennsylvania offers the best of many worlds. You get access to major shopping, major sports and major highways. You also get rural, Amish, and small-town neighborhoods. As of today (April 23, 2007) there are 47 homes listed in the MLS as "Active." In the past 12 months, 11 homes have sold per month. It will take 4 months to sell the homes currently listed in West Chester. The good news is that the economy is good, unemployment is low, and mortgage rates are still very low. Get the facts; make wise decisions. If you are going to be buying or selling a home in West Chester or the surrounding area, give me a call. I have access to all the stats that will help to market you home most effectively.  Check out my website. This chart shows what has been happening over...
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Recently (November 16, 2006) BusinessWeek.com named West Chester, PA (Where my office is located!) as one of the top 25 best affordable suburbs to live in.  Good Schools, low crime, and proximity to the amenities of the big city (Philadelphia) all contibuted to the rankings.This is good news for home buyers, sellers and investors alike.For Buyers, knowing that you are buying in a low crime area is always good.  The word Affordable is always nice too.For Sellers, it is always nice to have national publications like Business Week promoting your neighborhood.  Anything that drives market traffic to you is a good thing.For Investors, it is good to know that they have chosen an area that is likely to see growth. ________________________________________________________________________________...
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