West Chester, PA Real Estate News

By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
This week has two exciting happenings in West Chester!   Restaurant Week runs from 4/25 to 5/1!  Click here for details!   West Chester Film Festival runs from 4/29 to 5/1 in various locations!  Click here for details! Two great reasons to be happy to live in West Chester, PA!    
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Having grown up in South Philadelphia, soft pretzels are near and dear to my heart.  There was actually a little Italian man who went up and down streets pushing a small pretzel cart most days in the summer.  You could get a regular sized pretzel or you could get a small 3 inch sized pretzel.  The mustard was in a big container with a long stick and he would slather mustard on your pretzel.  I'm thinking 5 cents each or something like that!  The pretzels were still warm from the bakery, crusty on the outside with just the right amount of salt, warm and doughy on the inside.   The pretzel factory of my childhood was located on Federal Street.  The Federal Pretzel Baking Company, according to Wikipedia, was the first large scale manufacturer of soft pretzels in Philadelphia and the United...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
It's a gloriously sunny day in East Goshen and today is my day of the week to deliver Meals on Wheels.  One of my all time favorite places to be in the spring is driving around in Hersheys Mill.  This over 55 community is located at the intersection of Greenhill Road and Boot Road and, to my untrained eye, is one of the most lovely and scenic neighborhoods in the area. It's always a pleasure, in every season, but spring is my favorite time of year to drive through the neighborhood.  The trees are celebrating Spring! A wide variety of price ranges, styles and sizes, there's a good fit for everyone here. The gardeners are always planting new trees and shrubs and the grounds are meticulously cared for. If you've been thinking about an over 55 community, you may want to take a ride out to v...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
JJ is our family dog, a small cock-a-poo.  He's 20 pounds of pure love and affection and truly the nicest man I know.   There are several buses through our neighborhood every afternoon and somehow JJ always knows exactly which bus Max is on.  He starts to whine as soon as the bus passes our house and will continue to do so until I let him out.  Then, he stands there and wiggles for all he's worth; looking back at me to make sure I'm participating in the welcoming parade.  It's one of the highlights of my day, and I'm sure Max's.  It's hard not to smile at someone who is so clearly glad to see you.   I've been given strict orders not to put this video on the Internet.  I'm assuming Max means on Facebook, so I am complying with that wish and not putting this video on Facebook. I think thi...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Spring has been a long time arriving this year, in my opinion.  It seems to me that we are almost ready to pay taxes and only a few trees are in bloom.   Aside from yellow daffodils and forsythias, there really hasn't been much color.  Yesterday, though, I came across this lovely flower in my front garden bed! There aren't many of them, but they are a welcome sight! Today, while driving through Hersheys Mill doing my meal deliveries for Meals on Wheels, I came across this beauty.   Hersheys Mill is a lovely over 55 Community that is breathtakingly landscaped in all seasons.  Spring happens to be my favorite time of year to drive through this great neighborhood.  With a wide variety of home types and price ranges, beautiful landscaping, walking paths, golf club views and lakes, it's simp...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
   “Keep East Goshen Beautiful Day” is set for Saturday, April 9, 2011.  I absolutely love living and working in East Goshen.  In fact, our new office is walking distance to the township building.  If you haven't noticed, we are at 1595 Paoli Pike, across from the Wawa and Swiss Farms.   Our brokers, Mike D'Adamo and Mike Santoleri opened our new office during the week between Christmas and January 1.  It's a beautiful buidling and our offices are really something I am proud of. This Saturday, 4/9/11 our township is looking for volunteers to help in a spring clean up. Please call the Township at 610-692-7171 to let them know if you will help, to ask questions, or to reserve a particular stretch of road. Jack Yahraes, a member of the Municipal Authority, and Kathryn Yahraes, a member of ...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
I awoke this morning to a blanket of snow!  Seriously?  It's April 1!  I realize that the expression "Man plans, God laughs" is true and I'm thinking we have all planned on an early spring and God had another idea! For this reason, because the weather is so unpredictable, we can not plant annuals until Mother's Day!  That's where I'll be on Mother's Day, when I am not watching Max play soccer, which he seems to do every mother's day... I'll be in my garden, planting my annuals. It's Friday and snowing in Chester County!  We need to take the good with the bad!
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
What great Spring weather, sunny and brisk if a little windy. Great weekend for getting things done. I managed to stop by the Chester County Antiques Show on Saturday morning: This was the booth of Van Tassel & Bauman Brennan & Mouilleseaux - very eclectic mix but some wonderful pieces   James Kilvington, great pair of 17th century paintings on the back wall. Lots to see around the show with many of the Main Line Antiques Show exhibitors present as well. Next good show in our area is the Philadelphia Antiques Show out at the Navy Yard April 9th - 12th, with The Armory Show in Philadelphia at the same time in April, then the Brandywine River Museum Show the weekend of May 28th and 29th. Later that afternoon, showed a home to a new client and managed to get in a little bit of yard work wh...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Looking for something to do this weekend, make a quick trip to the Westtown School in West Chester PA then slow down and enjoy the antiques on display at the Chester County Antiques Show. Saturday 10-7 PM and Sunday 11-5 PM. As the organizer of the Main Line Antiques Show why am I telling you to visit another show. Frankly, because it is one of the better shows in the area, and many of my exhibitors are displaying their antiques and art so it is well worth a visit. Antiques are one of the major ways you can go green. Go green, yes absolutely, they are already made and most likely on one of the greenest ways possible when they were originally constructed. So if you feel you want to impact your world and your design at the same time you can purchase some furniture, art or something else t...
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By Bill Gero, CRS, CLHMS, REALTOR - Chester County & Main Line o
(RE/MAX Professional Realty - Malvern/Exton/Downingtown/West Chester)
I'm still feeling great from my workout this morning at ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center in West Chester, PA. It helps to start off the day or end the day with a workout at ACAC. ACAC West Chester Center provides a large number of different types of classes from Step Aerobics, Body Bar Conditioning, Body Pump, KettleBell, Cycling, Boxing, Aquatics programs, Zumba, Pilates, Yoga and much more. They have  swimming pools, basketball courts, weight and aerobic equipment. I enjoy the classes to get a great workout and also getting to know other members. It has programs for adults and kids. I recommend to stop by sometime to take a tour of the facility. Its located at 1130 McDermott Drive, West Chester, PA 19380 - (610) 431-7000. Thank you to all the instructor's at ACAC!!
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By Bill Gero, CRS, CLHMS, REALTOR - Chester County & Main Line o
(RE/MAX Professional Realty - Malvern/Exton/Downingtown/West Chester)
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
The Goshen Fire Company is at it again!  Making donuts that is!   Go over to 1320 Park Avenue, today, from 7 to 5 (or until the donuts run out) and pick up some of the best tasting donuts around!  Tomorrow is a good day to start the diet.  Not today! The Goshen Fire Company website has a lot of very useful information on it about smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, so make sure to check it out.  They were organized on 7/21/50 and have provided fire protection to the residents of East Goshen and surrounding townships since then!  Ambulance service has been provided since 1952.   Their Mission Statement as taken from the website: We, the members of the Goshen Fire Company, are dedicated to the preservation of life, property, and the environment. As a volunteer and career department, our ...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
I don't know about anyone else, but I have never been so glad to see March arrive as I am this year.  It's been a long and dreary winter and I am anxiously awaiting spring!  The first Friday of every month is exciting around here.  Here are just a few things to do in the area tonight, the first Friday of March! Downtown West Chester Stores are open late offering retail specials and refreshments!  Click here to see what's new and what some of the merchants are preparing for your enjoyment!  Please remember that parking enforcement rules have changed and the meters need to be fed until 10 PM.  Check the meter first, in case where you park hasn't been changed. ACAC Health and Fitness Club Members get to take a guest for free.  If you have been meaning to visit and know someone who is a mem...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
I live and work in one of the nicest townships in Chester County if I am allowed to voice my humble opinion.  East Goshen Township is not only beautiful, wonderfully located and close to loads of fun things to see and do, but the township building itself is staffed by some of the nicest township personnel I've ever had to do business with.   East Goshen is located just west of Willistown Township and just east of West Chester Borough.  Often called the suburbs of Delaware County, it's about as far west as some folks are willing to live from Philadelphia.  If you are a history buff, the township is rich in history and the township website is full of details.  You can read all about it here.   There are two beautiful parks with walking trails.  There are tennis courts, a playground, baseb...
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By Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker
( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley )
Chester County Antiques Show , is a beautiful tradition that benefits the vibrant Chester County Historical Society. Mark your calendars for March 18 when festivities begin. This year's  theme fascinating - Collecting Knowledge: A Lifelong Pursuit.  PECO once again is Presenting Sponsor   Long-time supporters, such as  Tom Millichap and his wife Signe, are excited about the show's new venue, Westtown School Described by Maine Antiques Digest as 'the best venue for an antiques show in the Delaware Valley,' the  field house at Westtown School  wil be transformed by 56 dealers from 10 states  to display their beautiful collections of antiques, which are available for purchase.   DEALERS       A Bird in Hand AntiquesBrian Cullity AntiquesBritania House Antiques, Lahaska, PACecelia Williams ...
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(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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By James Harner, James Harner Group - Philadelphia PA Real Estate
(Considering Selling Your Home? Call 610-310-7646 first)
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
After several weeks of really crappy weather and not much to be thankful for in the "mother nature" department, the sun has appeared today and while it's not warm enough to bask in the sun, or even lay in the sunspot in my foyer, I'll be thanking God for small favors today.  Everyone on the east coast is really at their wit's end with gun metal gray skies and precipitation and we've just used our last "snow day" in our school district.  After this, they are going to dip into spring break.  But it's Thursday, and I am delivering meals on wheels, and it's not raining, so there's a big reason to be thankful! The internet says that it's 28.2 degrees outside with a "feels like 26 degrees", which cracks me up!  Seriously?  Break out the bathing suits! Now 28.2 °F Feels Like 26 °F Partly Cloud...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
We have been deluged with snow this year.  Early yesterday morning and all through the day and night it snowed like crazy here, dumping hundreds of inches of snow on Chester County.  Okay, maybe it wasn't hundreds of inches but it was at least a foot of snow and being stuck in the house doesn't exactly make me feel thankful.  I'm pretty much a homebody but I want the choice of going somewhere.  When the choice is taken away, I can't stand to be home! The roads were cleared and I managed to get to the food store to buy the makings for lasagna and ran into a friend who reminded me that it was Thankful Thursday!  I had completely forgotten!  I forgot last week too and did my post on Friday morning.  (Thanks Len)! The lasagna and meatballs turned out great and I treated myself to big Sicili...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
In the fall of last year and through the holidays my office participated in a group food drive to benefit The Chester County Food Cupboard.  I dropped the food off just after the first of the year and got a lovely letter from the woman who runs this worthy charity.  There are many people who are struggling right now and seniors are a huge group.  Many are on fixed incomes and the cost of their medication often exceeds that income.  This leaves little or no money for food.   In addition to seniors there are many struggling families who simply can not put food on the table for their children. Please keep the Chester County Food Cupboard in your thoughts.  They accept food donations and have a great website where you can also make monetary donations.  Click here to go to their website.   I...
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