West Chester, PA Real Estate News

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV )
AR in Chester County's Daily Local          Last month ActiveRain encouraged members to be a part of their 'media team' and reach out to local news & media channels to share information.  It seems that quite a few people had luck getting the word out through their local media, and I was fortunate enough to get a mention in Chester County's #1 newspaper, the Daily Local.        Using ActiveRain's infographic info on 'Biggest Seller Mistakes', I asked for some insight from local Realtors and fellow ActiveRain members Susan Mangigian and Nick Vandekar to include in a press release, and they certainly delivered.  Though it was edited some and the infographic was not included, the press release did get placement on the front of the Sunday edition real estate section.         Bottom line - if...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Let it snow, let it snow, let it .... WAIT!!   Enough with the snow!  I was delivering meals on wheels today in my favorite over 55 community, Hershey's Mill.  It was overcast, gray and misty and still beautiful. You might think that I took this as a black and white but I can assure you, it's a color photograph.  It was that kind of morning but I think, even with the gray skies, it was beautiful. I often photograph this part of Hershey's Mill, but I took this one from a different angle.   No matter the season, Hershey's Mill remains one of my favorite over 55 communities because of the beauty of the landscaping.  Nestled in popular East Goshen, this golf club community is minutes to route 202, adjacent to a shopping center complete with a Giant food store, a Rite Aide pharmacy, Vanos Pi...
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By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV )
An ActiveRain love story        Love can come quickly, be fleeting, and be over before we know it.  A refinance transaction in 2013 proved that, but the one thing I'm sure of, is that it was true love.        Last spring and summer was one of the busiest times we've seen in the industry.  With a pretty busy purchase season on top of a refinance frenzy, the pipeline was overflowing, turn times were picking up, and things were busier than normal to say the least.         "Jane" was a company lead, which I rarely work with as I prefer primarly referral business.  Jane was different though, she made it clear she was just looking for information, and after a brief conversation I determined that a refinance would greatly benefit her.  She had a higher rate 30 year fixed mortgage, and we could...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
OPEN HOUSE, January 19, Sunday 1:00 AM - 3:00 AM 731 Chessie Court #28, West Chester, PA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS (2 full) You'll love this cozy condo in Exton Station that is in move-in condition. Sweet and comfortable floor plan with hardwood flooring in the living room and dining room. Step saving galley kitchen with smooth top range, garbage disposal, dishwasher and newer ceramic tile flooring. The main bedroom is roomy with a private and completely remodeled bath. There are sliders to the deck in the main bedroom that overlooks open space. There is also a good sized closet with organizer and new carpeting. The second bedroom has access to the second bath, and also has a closet or...
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By Bill Gero, CRS, CLHMS, REALTOR - Chester County & Main Line o
(RE/MAX Professional Realty - Malvern/Exton/Downingtown/West Chester)
Have a great time this Friday December 6, 2013 with your family and friends at the 34th annual West Chester Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade. A small historic town hosts a big-time parade. QVC is the new presenting sponsor! QVC on-air personalities will serve as masters of ceremonies. The parade starts at 7:15 PM. You should arrive early to get your parade spot. The parade starts this year at New and Market Streets, the parade will travel east on Market, north on Matlack Street, west on Gay Street and south on New Street.  Family Tip- best early view of Santa will be on West Market Street. Check out the 5th Annual Jingle Elf Run beginning at 6:30pm. Thank you again to MARS Drinks of North America the title sponsor, QVC and the other sponsors for this year’s West Chester Christmas Parade. ...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
As of 10/31/13, there are 34 single family homes for sale in East Goshen Township, Chester County. Starting at $319,900 and going to $3,345,000. As you can see by the price ranges, East Goshen has a wide variety of homes to suit every budget. As a resident and real estate agent, I have to say how much I love living and working in this great township. There are also 51 twins/rows/flats in varying sizes and varieties, starting at $109,900 and going up to $550,000. Out of these twins/rows/flats and singles, 15 are located in Hershey’s Mill, the premier over 55 community in town. Pictured here is part of the golf course at Hershey's Mill. If you are looking for a home in East Goshen, I’d love to show you around.
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Susan Mangigian (affectionately known as Mangiggly) is an ActiveRain member I would LOVE to get to meet in person.  I've known her for nearly 5 years.  In fact in two weeks it will be exactly five years.  But she's the kind of gentle soul person that you just cannot know without loving her.  I felt an immediate connection to her when I landed on the first post of hers I commented on back in October of 2008.  We had both gotten married on the same day.  Not the same day two different years, but the same exact day 10/27/1984  And of all the blessed things it was a political (of sorts) post.  It was about her sign vs. her husband's sign for the presidential campaign.  At that moment, even though I was on her husband's political side I just loved her comment back to me. We've chatted, we've...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
By anyone's standards, summer this year on the east coast was wet and cool.  In July, our two weeks at the beach were wet and cold with water temperatures that ranged from 59 to about 62 degrees.  There were some glorious days this year but as far as sunny AND warm, this wasn't that kind of summer.  Until now.  Yes, now it's in the 80's and a beautiful summer day; the only problem is it's autumn! While friends are unhappy because autumn is their season, I am loving the warm days and the extended time I can keep my feet in flip flops and my body in summer clothes.  My only regret is that my pool is closed and I can't jump in and enjoy the warm weather even more, although with it being autumn, I'd be hard-pressed to keep up with the leaves falling into the water!   Today, I'm thankful tha...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Hershey’s Mill is one of my favorite over 55 communities, which is a gated and guarded community in East Goshen Township. The location is unsurpassed in convenience and the landscaping is simply beautiful in all seasons. Some people have said that they find the Association fees to be a bit high but many do not realize that it includes many things. Hershey’s Mill sign on Boot Road and Green Hill This information should be double checked for each village but it’s my understanding that the following is including in all villages: - Community Sewer- Trash/Recycling- Exterior Home Maintenance and Repair- Landscape Maintenance/cleanup- Snow Removal to the door- Security- Membership/Maintenance of Pool and sports activities- Cable Television – Basic Digital- Bus, Community Center, Sullivan Hous...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
If you are looking for a fun thing to do this Saturday that will also honor some of the hardest working people, many of them volunteers, come into West Chester and enjoy the Fireman's Parade! There will be over 300 fire engines, floats, bands and many marching units participating in the celebration of 175 years of service to our communities in not only West Chester but Pennsylvania!  This event is sponsored by the Fame Fire Company Number 3 of West Chester. The parade starts at noontime this Saturday, 9/28 and will begin at the intersection of West Market Street and New Street, go north on Darlington to Gay and turn east on Gay to Walnut, then south on Walnut to west on Market street to High Street.  It will then travel south on High Street to Rosedale and finish on Matlack Street at Fa...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Yes!  It is that time a year again and this Sunday, 9/15, West Chester Recreation presents  The 34th Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival!!   Graphic courtesy of West Chester Recreation   There will be at least 50 restaruants represented and if you don't find something ownderful to eat, you do not have taste buds!     Arts and Crafts, live music, lots of fun.   Simply one of the most fun events in this great town.  West Chester Borough For more details, click here. PS... Leave Fido at home.  Unfortunately, no pets allowed.    
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By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV )
Chester County Restaurant Festival, West Chester, PA  - September 15, 2013 noon-5:30 pm (rain date 9/22)      This is one of my favorite events of the year in Chester county and the surrounding areas.  Each year there is a ton of delicious food, great drinks, pleasant atmosphere, and a lot of fun.      According to the West Chester, PA events website this year there will be a beer & wine garden on North Church St and the 'Chester county culinary cookoff' on the steps of the courthouse.  In addition there will be 7 bands playing in 3 different locations (see flyer below for bands & locations).      Over 60 restaurants and food vendors will line the streets with affordable deliciousness and there are tons of other vendor booths with everything from crafts to general information.       Thi...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
EXPERIENCE THE GOOD LIFE: YOU’LL LOVE HERSHEY’S MILL Hershey’s Mill, one of the premier 55+ active adult communities in Pennsylvania, is nestled in historic Chester County’s lush and picturesque countryside. Situated on 800 acres of natural beauty with award-winning landscaping and a championship 18-hole golf course on-site, "The Mill" is an exciting active adult community that anyone would be pleased to call home. In fact, Hershey’s Mill is perfect for the 55+ active adult buyer. Why? The list is endless, but here are 14 reasons: Security –Hershey’s Mill is a gated community with a 24/7 manned main gate. Homes include central monitoring for smoke detection. A marked security vehicle traverses the community at various times 24 hours a day. Our "Lock-and-Leave" policy means little worry ...
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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 Historical Society is  proud to present Family Day on President's Day, Monday February 18 from 10:00am - 1:00pm at the Historical Society, 225 North High Street in West Chester.Come join us for Old Fashioned Family Fun including Crafts, Toys, Dress Up and Stories! Admission is $10 per family. 11:00am ~ Meet children's author Jen Bryant, author of A Splash of Red, The Life and Art of Horace Pippin 10:00am - 1:00pm ~ All museum exhibits and the History Lab will be open.  An important component to family day is a special kid-friendly presentation by Jen Bryant, author of A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin. Pippin, acclaimed 20th century African American artist, was a native of West Chester and Bryant's new children's book brings his story to life through viv...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Feng Shui Pennsylvania Consultations for your Home or Business  Times for home and business consultations are typically 2-3 hours First: An on site interview is provided to help gain an understanding about the specific areas of your life you seek to enhance. This requires sharing information about key events of your past, which paved the way to your current life situations and understanding your future plans.  This allows insight into your main intentions for why you are having a Feng Shui consultation. Usually clients have 2-3 key areas in their life they wish to focus on during the consultation. Please keep in mind, what tends to happen during the Feng Shui process is development of awareness that other life sections need to simultaneously be discussed and addressed in order bring sol...
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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)
West Chester, Pennsylvania held its annual Christmas Parade Friday night. It was cold, but not the brutal cold that freezes noses and toes, just a nice wintry feeling. We had dinner at a restaurant on the parade route down Market Street and could hear the booming of the drums as we ate. We came out in time to see a good bit of the parade, as you can see from these pictures. The parade ended, as is traditional, with Santa.
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
It's that time of year again in West Chester, PA!  Starting tomorrow, 11/29 it's Old-Fashioned Christmas Weekend! presented by theGreater West Chester Chamber of Commerce For a list of all the fun things happening this weekend, click here to go to Downtown West Chester's web page. The absolute highlight of the weekend, for me at least, is the Mars Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade!  Experience the magic of the arrival of Santa Claus, starting on Friday at 7:15. Highlights this year are Emcees 6ABC's Karen Rogers and local cutie pie Adam Joseph!  There will be a Light the Night show sponsored by Wells Fargo at the corner of High and Market, school marching bands competing for prize money, and a holiday festival on High Street with a tent so you can receive a free hot chocolate! New this yea...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Hershey's Mill is one of my favorite Chester County over 55 communities.  It's about 24 miles from Center City and within 45 minutes of the Philadelphia International Airport.   The community sits on 800 acres of rolling hills and lovely landscaping.  In the center of this lovely community is the Hershey's Mill Golf Club, which I believe is an 18 hole course with a lovely club house. Here's a shot just as some of the flowering trees were starting to bloom!  Something to look forward to! Currently, there are 41 homes for sale in the community ranging from $117,500 for a small 1 bedroom, 1 bath flat to $459,000 for a 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. There are currently 12 homes pending settlement, ranging from $159,900 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath flat  to $395,00 for a 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath contempora...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
This is a Market Report for Residential Homes located in E Goshen Township, W Goshen Township, Thornbury Township, Westtown Township and West Chester Borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania for October 2012. East Goshen Township Highest Price:  $680,000   Lowest Price:  $125,000 Houses Sold:  31 Average Days On Market:  100 As of this writing….. ….Active Listings:  108 ….Lowest Price:  $114,900  ….Highest Price:  $2,445,000  ….Pending Listings:  41 West Goshen Township Highest Price:  $525,000   Lowest Price:  $232,000  Houses Sold:  13 Average Days On Market:  36 As of this writing….. Active Listings:  82 ….Lowest Price:  $199,900 ….Highest Price:  $1,875,000  ….Pending Listings:  36 Thornbury Township Highest Price:  $820,000   Lowest Price:  $420,000  Houses Sold:  2 Average Days On ...
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By Mark Sweeney, Associate Broker - Greater Philadelphia
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
REAL ESTATE SALES CAREER Why do a majority of the people who choose a Real Estate Career obtain greater success their first year while other struggle.  I heard that The National Association of REALTORS reported that 90% of newly licensed agents leave the business in their first year of their real estate sales career. As a coach to newly licensed agents that statistic, if it is correct, it’s unacceptable me. I believe since our industry is so focused on recruiting new talent we owe a higher level of success to our new hires aspiring to a real estate sales career. Often when newly licensed are hired to work at an agency they are sent to a company sponsored training program for two weeks off site then assigned to a mentor for a pre determined number of transaction, usually three then left ...
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