West Chester, PA Real Estate News

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
It looks like historic preservation was at the top of the agenda this morning for over 50 civic minded volunteers who gathered at the Chester County General Services Center for an exchange of ideas. Led by members of the County Planning Commission and sponsored by the Chester County Historic Preservation Network (CCHPN, on whose board I sit), we learned how to be more effective in preserving our historic resources.Because the County has preservation friendly wording in local ordinances, attendees learned how to use these resources to encourage zoning and code officials to enforce code violations which often lead to demolition by neglect.Sometimes volunteers feel they are preaching to the choir in their townships and boroughs, but they found a lot of common concerns in the networking mad...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
One of the definitions of local, according to Merriam-Webster is: of or belong to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood.  When I think local, I think about the West Chester area.  Where do you go for dinner locally?  Living in the West Chester area, one of my favorite local spots is Limoncello.  Everyone who knows me knows this is my favorite "go to" place.  It's the first place I think of when I have a happy hour with friends, and it's where I go for lunch and it's where I buy gift cards for my clients if they are celebrating something or as a Christmas gift on their first Christmas in their new home.  Another local favorite if you like sushi is Kooma.  I took this photo when I was there for a late lunch, long after the lunch crowd had gone.  I don't eat sushi but ...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
 October 7 was the first Saturday in October, and local historic home fans know what that means--it's Chester County Day's 77th annual house tour. (left Franklin St. home)            For many years, a friend and I have been showing up the night before at the historic Chester County courthouse in West Chester Pennsylvania for the preview slide show to decide which of the 31 sites we want to visit. There is no way to see them all, so you need to choose the homes which you find most appealing.  It's usually cool and breezy, sometimes rainy on "The Day" as it's called. But this year brought temperatures in the mid-80's. It was no problem in the morning, as we chose to visit the homes around Marshall Square park in the Boro. But the afternoon brought the heat, and getting from the parking in...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
On last night's Town Tours and Village Walks,  we visited Trimbleville,  which was a key spot as the British army followed a maze of local roads on September 11, 1777 on the way to meet Washington's Continental army in Chadd's Ford. Local loyalists led Generals Howe and Cornwallis and 8500 soldiers through this peaceful village which was described as looking today much as it looked that day. Villagers could see dust rising from the Great Valley road and could hear cannons and gunfire across the fields. A local Quaker had warned Washington of their route, but he was ignored because the Quakers did not take up arms or support the revolution with their pacifist stance and could not be trusted.The one thing the Quakers did well was keep records, and from these records, we find the exact rou...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Chester County originally included present-day Delaware, Lancaster, and Berks counties. In 1729, Lancaster County was formed, creating the western boundary of Chester County. In 1752, a northern boundary was established with the creation of Berks County. With the drawing of the Mason-Dixon Line in 1764, Chester County's southern border was determined. Shortly after, residents began to petition to have the county seat removed from Chester. Not until 1786, however, was permission granted and the first court convened at Turk's Head.  Two years later, the county seat of Turk's Head was renamed the county seat of West Chester.Last night, West Chester was the site of the roll out of this year's summer series of Town Talks and Village Walks, beginning at the Chester County Historical Society o...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Homes for Sale in the West Chester BoroughWhy Do People Live here?West Chester Borough is a very cool college town and also the county seat of Chester County.  There is a thriving restaurant and shopping community, a wonderful hotel, a theater, and many small town events, i.e., Old  Fashioned Christmas Parade, Restaurant Festival, Chilli Cook-off and so much more.Looking for a home in West Chester Borough?Interested in finding homes for sale in the borough?  Most search functions online don't allow for that specific a search.  Contact me and I'll put you on the list to be emailed whenever a home in the borough that fits your wish list comes on the market.  To search for homes in the West Chester area in general, you can click here.  You will need to sign in but no worries,  if I contact...
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By Drew Heasley, Realtor, Chester County Pennsylvania
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
West Chester Ackworth Allegiance Applebrook Applegate Appleville West Arborview Arbours At W Goshen Ashbridge Ashbridge Farms Ashford Ashleybrooke Est Ashwell Audubon Autun Bala Banbury Beaumont Bernay Woods Beversrede Birchlan Birmingham Birmingham Hunt Bittersweet Black Horse Run Blue Rock Meadows Bow Tree Bradford Chase Bradford Pointe Bradford Ridge Bradford Square Brandywine @ Thorn Brandywine Chase Brandywine Hill Brandywine Hills Brandywine Hunt Brandywine Knoll Brandywine Overlook Brandywine River Brandywine River Estates Branford Village Brigadoon Brighton Vil Brinton Sq Brinton Village Brinton Woods Brintons Bridge Brittany Woods Broad Run Brookfield Brookmeade Canterbury Carroll Hill Caswallen Century Farms Chandler Ridge Charter Chase Chatwood Cheshire Knoll Chesterdale Farm...
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By Drew Heasley, Realtor, Chester County Pennsylvania
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
This is West Chester PA Real Estate and homes for sale in West Chester Pennsylvania.  These homes for sale are sorted by neighborhood:West ChesterAppleville West Applebrook Applegate Arborview Arbours At W Goshen Ashbridge Ashbridge Farms Ashford Ashleybrooke Est AshwellBeversrede Banbury Beaumont Bernay Woods Birchlan Birmingham Birmingham Hunt Bittersweet Black Horse Run Blue Rock Meadows Bow Tree Bradford Chase Bradford Pointe Bradford Ridge Bradford Square Brandywine @ Thorn Brandywine Chase Brandywine Hill Brandywine Hills Brandywine Hunt Brandywine Knoll Brandywine Overlook Brandywine River Brandywine River Estates Branford Village Brigadoon Brighton Vil Brinton Sq Brinton Village Brinton Woods Brintons Bridge Brittany Woods Broad Run Brookfield Brookmeade Canterbury Carroll Hill ...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
It's frustrating being a buyer in today's seller's market! This has been a very challenging market for buyers in our area.  Particularly in the price ranges under $500,000.  Homes are being snapped up in multiple bid situations and it's very easy for a buyer to lose confidence in their agent if they keep losing out on houses they love.   It seems, at times, like an uneven playing field, with agents posting new listings but not allowing buyers to preview it with their agents until the Sunday open, often, with the house being sold before the Sunday open.    It's hard to say whether this is an unethical practice because without the knowledge of what sort of conversation the listing agents are having with their sellers.  We don't know that the seller isn't instructing their agents to market...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
This weekend was the epic blizzard of 2016 on the east coast.  It snowed from Friday night through Saturday night and dumped about 28 inches of very heavy snow in our area.This photo was taken during another snowstorm when JJ was a bit younger but he had a very similar reaction to this year's snow.  He likes the fluffy, light snow that he can plow through.  Not this year.  The snow was so heavy that at one point, he was following me and he actually got stuck!  I had to turn around and lift him out of the snow and carry him!  Poor little fella!Today's word is nothing.  Literally, besides shoveling, I did nothing.  The office was closed, the roads, for all intents and purposes, were closed, the gym was closed and I blissfully did nothing but cook, read, and watch TV all day!When Sunday ca...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
I have a pool.  It's the best investment I ever made in my home and the worst experience of my life as far as things getting done around the house.  If I ever moved again, I would want a pool, but I would want to buy a home with a pool, not put one in.  It's the most frustrating exercise.  Unless you like to do general contracting and keep everyone happy and on schedule, it's literally almost a full time job.  You need, first and foremost, a pool company.  You'll also need a landscaper to grade the property after the pool is in, and plant shrubs, flowers, etc.  The pool will likely come with some sort of decking (concrete, pavers, etc.).  Some will come in the pool package, the rest, you'll need to meet with the company and pay extra for.  Don't forget fencing which is not included and ...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Starting about now, the Chili Cook-Off is one of my all time favorite happenings in West Chester borough.  One year, I participated in my office's chili making and while we didn't win, we sure did have a good time.  It's a gorgeous day in West Chester today and I'm looking forward to tasting award winning chili and hanging with some friends, making new friends and maybe even seeing some old friends.  If you are there and see me, please do stop and say hi!Enjoy the day Chester County! 
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
The Chester County Historic Preservation Network had their annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Grove United Methodist Church at 490 West Boot Road in West Chester, PA. It was a great chance to meet Historic Commission members from all over the county and hear about their successes establishing preservation ordinances to preserve historic homes and businesses. We also had a chance to hear a little about this historic congregation, said to be one of the earliest Methodist churches in the state.  The original school and church was a log building from the early 1700’s.Then another larger church was built, to be later replaced by the present serpentine stone church from around 1900. It was built on the “Akron Plan,” popular at the time. This was an auditorium form worship space (the "...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Brandywine at Thornbury is a lovely community located at the intersection of routes 202 and 926.  You'll enjoy an easy commute to Delaware or King of Prussia, with access to tax free shopping in Delaware and the wonderful mall in King of Prussia.There is a community pool and clubhouse and lots of things to do outside.  Leave yard chores behind and move into this lovely development!You can access the virtual tour here.
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By Drew Heasley, Realtor, Chester County Pennsylvania
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
Laurel Ridge West Chester PALaurel Ridge in West Chester PA is a new construction community located directly off Rt 100 in West Chester PA.  Laurel Ridge will consist of 17 homes on half acre lots, being built by Glen M White Builders. The sign for Laurel Ridge West Chester PA is on Rt 100 and says that the homes will start from the high $500's.  I would not expect to see too many sales in this community in the $500's, builder upgrades can add up real fast. Laurel Ridge will consist of 5 different different models to choose from with each model having 2 styles. This creates an opportunity for 10 different homes in a community of 17, so it shouldn't seem too cookie cutter.   If you are interested in this community please whatever you do, do not call the builders agent for more informatio...
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By Drew Heasley, Realtor, Chester County Pennsylvania
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
West Chester PA Homes with a First Floor MasterWest Chester PA Homes with a First Floor Master are quite common.  We currently have 96 West Chester PA Homes with a First Floor Master.  The most expensive West Chester Home with a First Floor Master is $2,425,000.  The least expensive West Chester Home with a First Floor Master is a one story townhome for $89,000.  To see all 96 West Chester PA Homes with a First Floor Master click the link.  We also currently have 14 West Chester PA Homes with a First Floor Master for rent.  The most popular community for West Chester PA Homes with a First Floor Master is Hershey's Mill.  To visit Hershey's Mill website click Here,  One of Chester County's premier active 55+ living community.  It sits on over 800 acres in the heart of Chester County. Thi...
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By Drew Heasley, Realtor, Chester County Pennsylvania
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
West Chester PA Homes With a Pool West Chester Homes with a pool are a hot commodity.  We currently have 44 West Chester PA Homes with a Pool.    Click the link to see the full list.  Most of these homes are located in West Chester Area School District.  Click Here to find out more info about the district.  The most expensive West Chester Home With a Pool is listed for $3,675,000.     If you need help maintaing your pool check out Great Valley Pool.     For more info about West Chester PA, watch this video.     Please contact Drew Heasley directly at 610-761-1602 or email heasleyhomes@gmail.com for more info on West Chester Homes with a pool or any other questions I can answer.   If you just want to search homes check out www.searchchestercountyhomes.com Thanks for checking out West Che...
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By Drew Heasley, Realtor, Chester County Pennsylvania
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
Homes with a pool in West Chester Homes with a pool in West Chester are currently available.  We currently have 100 homes with pools in West Chester Pennsylvania.  For such a light inventory this time of year, this is a good selection.     You can check out the Homes with a pool in West Chester PA by clicking on the link.     West Chester is known for its outstanding public schools. Check out their website at West Chester School District.     If you are looking to buy a home with a pool in West Chester PA please give me a call.  You can search for these homes and all other homes at my website.  www.searchchestercountyhomes.com     If you have a home with a pool in West Chester or any surrounding areas and are curious of the value, give me a call to discuss or check out my site to find y...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Hershey's Mill, East Goshen Township Where: Located in East Goshen between Boot Road and Green Hill Road and Greenhill and Route 352.  Main entrance on Greenhill.   Wonderful over 55 community Hershey's Mill is one of my all time favorite over 55 communities.  There are currently 17 homes for sale in this lovely neighborhood ranging in price from $215,000 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with a little over 1200 square feet to $774,500 with over 3000 square feet of space that doesn't include the finished basement!  As you can see, there's a wide range of styles and sizes. I'd be very happy to show you around the homes in your price range.   Are you looking to buy a home in an over 55 community?
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