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Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor Selling the Main Line
Nick Vandekar Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
92 Lancaster Ave
Devon, PA 19333
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1 Princeton Road in Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County is now for sale. Open houses Saturday 6/5 and Sunday 6/6 from 10 am to 12 noon. Welcome to the newly remodeled 1 Princeton Rd. This remodeling has held nothing back, with great flow on the main floor, a large formal living room, an open plan dining room and a large kitchen with a peninsula island and eat in breakfast area. Access to the spacious backyard and pool from French doors in the dining area and slider in the breakfast area. Also enter the main floor in-law or au pair suite with full bath from the main-floor breakfast area or direct private entrance from outside, making this home a 6 bedroom, 3 full bathroom gem in a wonderful location. There is additionally a spacious family room with a fireplace that elegantly completes the main floor. Home has new roof and gutters, new bathrooms, new kitchen, new French patio door, hardwood floors, and new laminate and LVT flooring, many of the upstairs windows are new. The home also has an inground Anthony-Sylvan pool, sold as-is due to an absence of pool repairers due to the pandemic. This home has been given new life, and is on a large corner lot. Add all that to the low taxes that living in Plymouth Meeting offers. The house is located in the award winning Colonial School District, and is a mere 5 minute drive to major roads, restaurants, shopping centers, theaters and groceries. Walking distance to the fabulous Community Center, playground, and walking trails! Come into a welcoming neighborhood on this spacious corner lot at 1 Princeton Rd today! New air conditioning unit being installed. For your private tour, please contact Nick Vandekar, Selling the Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email Nick@VandekarTeam.com. We have many buyers looking along and around the Main Line area. If you have been thinking about selling your home, please call today to set up a time to discuss how we can help you acheive your real estate goals.

Nick Vandekar Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Giving you the confidence to makethe right decisions. 92 Lancaster AvenueDevon , PA 19333SellingTheMainLine.comMobile: (610) 203-4543 [call or text me]Email Me My Blog     If you are buying or selling on or around Tredyffrin Easttown or along the Main Line, we can help you, contact us.

6/4/2021 10:52:28 AM

We do not get hit by hurricanes particulary in PA, but this post by Kathy Streib is excellent advice for anyone in our area to be prepared for an emergency.  I particularly like having a video inside and out of your home for record purposes. I am sure you cannot name every single thing in your home. Especially as many of our Main Line friends have shore houses in New Jersey or Delaware it never hurts to prepare just in case and it removes the worry that might go along with a news report of a coming storm knowing you are ready. Always be prepared! How To Prepare Yourself for The Hurricane Season and More! You don’t have to live in a hurricane area to be prepared for natural or other disasters. Even though the 2021 Hurricane Season officially began on June 1, there are other reasons why it pays to prepare your home and your family for emergencies that could cause you to be without power, water,and outside resources or force you to leave your home. Those of us in Texas had no idea that in February we’d have snow and freezing weather that caused massive power outages and some shortages in stores and gas stations.  (more than 4.5 million homes and businesses were without power) Fires or earthquakes in CA, tornadoes, or a gas leak in your community could force you out of your home. What to do… Make a plan Know where you would go and what you would take. Write it down and don’t just have it in your head. Know what your insurance covers Knowing what will and won’t be covered helps to alleviate some of the stress in these situations. Gather your supplies Most of us have non-perishables in our pantry but now is a good time to inventory what you have. Make sure that what you have would not require an oven or microwave! Don’t laugh at peanut butter or crackers! Check to make sure that you have a can opener and utensils for these supplies. Check your First Aid Kits Buy a case or gallon jug of water every time you go to the market. Remember-one gallon a day per person. Check your flashlights, batteries, and any other emergency equipment you might need. If you’ve stored batteries in a flashlight that you haven’t used in a while, be sure to check that there’s no corrosion. If you have external batteries for charging your devices make sure they’re charged and you know where they are. Note: Invest in a headlamp for hands-free lighting! Take photos and videos of your home inside and out. Make sure that your devices and important information is backed up. This is not just for your personal information for what you need at work. Make it a habit to do so. Have a printed list of numbers you need If the internet is down, how are you going to access the numbers?  You’ll want numbers for the important people in your life, medical, insurance...whatever and whomever you need to contact. Prepare your car Should you decide to evacuate, is your car reliable?  If you’ve been delaying certain repairs, now is the time to make sure that you and your family will be safe should you decide to leave the area. Also make sure that your car has flashlights, a first aid kit, and a road map!) Download Government and Emergency Alerts to Your Phone Have an Emergency “To Go” Bag What if you had to leave your home with only a few minute’s notice? Would you know what to take and would you be able to gather it quickly? Medication? Glasses? Keys? Checkbook and credit cards? Don’t Forget to Prepare for Your Pets! For example, some shelters will not take pets, and if they do, they need proof of vaccines. Chances are you will never have to use these tips...I hope not. But why not give yourself and your family peace of mind! Check out my about.me profile!Room Service! Home StagingPalm Beach County Home Stager561-914-6224   Kathy@MrsHomeStaging.comwww.MrsHomeStaging.com              Discover the Possibilities of Your Home!

Nick Vandekar Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Giving you the confidence to makethe right decisions. 92 Lancaster AvenueDevon , PA 19333SellingTheMainLine.comMobile: (610) 203-4543 [call or text me]Email Me My Blog     If you are buying or selling on or around Tredyffrin Easttown or along the Main Line, we can help you, contact us.

6/3/2021 10:09:14 AM

Seize the day! Something I have believed in throughout my life, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day offered something to celebrate even in the midst of upheaval. So in my future world I don't really see things changing too much. I will be seizing the days ahead and living life to the fullest as much as I possibly can. I have certainly found some things which work well for clients in this past year. Remote signing of settlement paperwork especially.  I think we have managed to sell homes without broker opens with food and drinks provided. That frees up several hours a week. Public opens have returned in force as buyers want to seize the opportunity to see a home and possibly beat the multiple other buyers to the purchase. I am looking forward to be able to meet with clients again over a coffee. Sellers want their homes presented professionally and even in the midst of the pandemic expected professional service with professional quality photos and top notch marketing. So, I do not see that changing in any way.  Personally, life during the pandemic did not change much, I walked, I met some regular friends, and developed a new relationship in that way and even travelled. I made trips to Key West, Miami, Orlando, a couple of trips to New Jersey and abroad to the Maldives. So, I know I will be travelling as I realized there were lots of people moving around the world even in the midst of the pandemic. So carpe diem and get moving, there are many places on my bucket list and where I want to go visit.I have a trip to France lined up with three days in Paris and then a river cruise to Normandy. Several nights in Iceland, an overnight in New York, and probably some trips to see family who I have missed seeing as they have been spread out, so Charlotte and Nashville will be on the itinerary as well.I also know, in my heart, that another Camino, the pilgrimage route I took up through Portugal to Santiago de Compostella, is in the future. I loved being away, and having such a simple life, wake up, walk, eat, walk, eat, wash your clothes, eat dinner and sleep, and repeat. It gave me time to enjoy the countryside and see the people.And of course I started a side business dealing in antiques this past year, so I see future oportunities revolving around that as well, with trips to purchase items and possibly taking part in a show or two as well. Seize the day - Carpe Diem - as you never know what lies ahead, so make the most of it.

Nick Vandekar Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Giving you the confidence to makethe right decisions. 92 Lancaster AvenueDevon , PA 19333SellingTheMainLine.comMobile: (610) 203-4543 [call or text me]Email Me My Blog     If you are buying or selling on or around Tredyffrin Easttown or along the Main Line, we can help you, contact us.

6/2/2021 8:13:59 AM

TOO LATE - THIS HOME IS NOW UNDER CONTRACT! We just listed this 4 bed 3 1/2 bath town home in Coddington View in Pottstown at 192 Stone Hill Drive, priced at $300,000 it has a ton of upgrades selected by the original purchasers.   Open House Sunday May 30 10-12.  Wonderful end unit town home, with every upgrade they could get, Upgraded flooring, 9' ceilings on main level, main bedroom with trey ceiling, fans throughout the house, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, tiled showers, large step down rear deck 14' by 12' approx. size, sound system throughout, iron banister railings. Freshly painted. On top of all this, this home has 4 bedrooms, 3 FULL baths and a powder room. 1 car attached garage. Home has been fitted with pipes for central vacuum system, just needs canister and hose to complete. Wired for everything you need to every room. Located at the highest point of the complex, so it also has wonderful views. Playground is right next door and plentiful parking for guests. Elementary Schools are K-2nd grade W. Pottsgrove, 3-5 grade L. Pottsgrove please check to verify. Check out the main bedroom with trey ceiling and fan with en suite bathroom and large walk in closet. We also have another home coming later next week in Plymouth Meeting, more details to follow, totally remodeled. Here is a sneak peek of the kitchen just to make your mouth water. If you want help getting your home sold, contact Nick Vandekar, Selling the Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email Nick@VandekarTeam.com, I give you the confidence to make the right decisions throughout the transaction.

Nick Vandekar Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Giving you the confidence to makethe right decisions. 92 Lancaster AvenueDevon , PA 19333SellingTheMainLine.comMobile: (610) 203-4543 [call or text me]Email Me My Blog     If you are buying or selling on or around Tredyffrin Easttown or along the Main Line, we can help you, contact us.

5/31/2021 10:36:19 AM

Coming soon - 1 Princeton Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.Virtual Tour  Welcome to the newly remodeled 1 Princeton Rd. This remodeling has held nothing back, with great flow on the main floor, a large formal living room, an open plan dining room and a large kitchen with a peninsula island and eat in breakfast area. Access to the spacious backyard and pool from French doors in the dining area and slider in the breakfast area. Also enter the main floor in-law or au pair suite with full bath from the main-floor breakfast area or direct private entrance from outside, making this home a 6 bedroom, 3 full bathroom gem in a wonderful location.  There is additionally a spacious family room with a fireplace that elegantly completes the main floor.  Home has new roof and gutters, new bathrooms, new kitchen, new French patio door, hardwood floors, and new laminate and LVT flooring, many of the upstairs windows are new. The home also has an inground Anthony-Sylvan pool, sold as-is due to an absence of pool repairers due to the pandemic. This home has been given new life, and is on a large corner lot. Add all that to the low taxes that living in Plymouth Meeting offers. The house is located in the award winning Colonial School District, and is a mere 5 minute drive to major roads, restaurants, shopping centers, theaters and groceries. Walking distance to the fabulous Community Center, playground, and walking trails! Come into a welcoming neighborhood on this spacious corner lot at 1 Princeton Rd today!  Make your appointment today, contact Nick Vandekar, Selling the Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email Nick@VandekarTeam.com.

Nick Vandekar Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Giving you the confidence to makethe right decisions. 92 Lancaster AvenueDevon , PA 19333SellingTheMainLine.comMobile: (610) 203-4543 [call or text me]Email Me My Blog     If you are buying or selling on or around Tredyffrin Easttown or along the Main Line, we can help you, contact us.

5/31/2021 10:24:14 AM

Everyone is complaining about the lack of inventory and this week we did our bit to help out. We just listed this 4 bed 3 1/2 bath town home in Coddington View in Pottstown at 192 Stone Hill Drive, priced at $300,000 it has a ton of upgrades selected by the original purchasers.   Open House Sunday May 30 10-12.  Wonderful end unit town home, with every upgrade they could get, Upgraded flooring, 9' ceilings on main level, main bedroom with trey ceiling, fans throughout the house, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, tiled showers, large step down rear deck 14' by 12' approx. size, sound system throughout, iron banister railings. Freshly painted. On top of all this, this home has 4 bedrooms, 3 FULL baths and a powder room. 1 car attached garage. Home has been fitted with pipes for central vacuum system, just needs canister and hose to complete. Wired for everything you need to every room. Located at the highest point of the complex, so it also has wonderful views. Playground is right next door and plentiful parking for guests. Elementary Schools are K-2nd grade W. Pottsgrove, 3-5 grade L. Pottsgrove please check to verify. Check out the main bedroom with trey ceiling and fan with en suite bathroom and large walk in closet. We also have another home coming later next week in Plymouth Meeting, more details to follow, totally remodeled. Here is a sneak peek of the kitchen just to make your mouth water. 

Nick Vandekar Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Giving you the confidence to makethe right decisions. 92 Lancaster AvenueDevon , PA 19333SellingTheMainLine.comMobile: (610) 203-4543 [call or text me]Email Me My Blog     If you are buying or selling on or around Tredyffrin Easttown or along the Main Line, we can help you, contact us.

5/29/2021 3:41:39 PM

I have been selling real estate since 2004 and lived in this area since 1990. I always knew Chesterbrook was a popular place to live, but it was not till last year that I fully appreciated some of those reasons.When the pandemic hit our area, we were all told to stay at home, not to travel anywhere. I have always been a walker, more so the last few years and this being stuck indoors was very hard.I moved to Chesterbrook in 2019, living on Valley Stream Lane and from there had discovered a path along Valley Creek that took me underneath the Pennsylvania Turnpike right into the heart of Valley Forge Park. This allowed me to walk, to see nature and feel normal and get some much needed exercise too.  I took many photos of the park during this past year, of a beaver which surprised me, of blue herons fishing along the creek, I missed a photo of a mink that was just too quick for me, and of course all the flora that one sees when walking.We had some storms that resulted in lots of damage to trees on the sides of Mount Misery and Mount Joy, which the forest will repair in good time. This is one of my favourite spots, whilst there has been some tree damage, there is an opening which allows you to see down the valley between Mounts Misery and Joy. Always a wonderful view, whatever the weather.There are many momonets where the light falls between the tree leaves, illuminating the ground or the water and it just sparkles and it makes life worth living to have seen that and enjoyed it. But it is not all nature that makes Chesterbrook a great place to live, the variety of the homes, from 1 and 2 bed apartments, to larger townhomes, some only a few years old, like Parkview, compared to the older Chesterbrook stock of housing as well as single family homes in Greenhills. Several hotels are nearby, with an Embassy Suites by Hilton right in Chesterbrook. Having a large township Park, Wilson Farm Park in the developlment with concerts, and shops close by for all that you need make it a great place to live as recognized by Niche which rated it the best place to live in America with it's award winning Tredyffrin Easttown School District and great roads and transport systems all close by.This may be why BNP a French bank has just moved their US Headquarters to the Chesterbrook business center. If you need help finding a home in Chesterbrook, or need more information, contact me for help Nick Vandekar, Selling the Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, Nick@VandekarTeam.com or through my website www.SellingTheMainLine.com. In the meantime, I think I am going to hit a trail. 

Nick Vandekar Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Giving you the confidence to makethe right decisions. 92 Lancaster AvenueDevon , PA 19333SellingTheMainLine.comMobile: (610) 203-4543 [call or text me]Email Me My Blog     If you are buying or selling on or around Tredyffrin Easttown or along the Main Line, we can help you, contact us.

5/5/2021 11:38:31 AM

Part of the reason I have been away from AR is that I have literally been away. As you know, my passion is travelling and with the pandemic that was seriously impacted. In fact, my plan had been to move to Europe, but with the pandemic and then Brexit that plan got seriously altered, along with my having my best year in real estate last year. I also met someone, following my divorce, last year, who shares much of my passion to travel, drink wine and eat good food. We found a great trip to the Maldives, a chain of islands, almost 1200 of them, some just small atolls, located off the West coast of India that had very strict travel requirements. We found a hotel with villas over the water, and an excellent price on a small island, we made a reservation and booked a flight. All with the understanding that we would require negative covid tests within 96 hours of arrival. The challenge was getting the results back and the 30 hour travel time it takes to get there from the East Coast via Qatar. Having worked out how to acheive that, who knew there was a lab very close to us that provided the results of the test within a matter of two hours we discovered. We completed multiple forms for the airline, the Maldives and the hotel and began our journey. This hotel the You and Me Resort by Cocoon prepares all food a la carte unlike many resorts which prepare food buffet style, they also have an underwater restaurant, which has just attracted a Michelin 1 star chef to be associated with them, called H2O.We saw many reef sharks and fish during the meal and one young couple got engaged. A memorable meal with fabulous moving scenery whilst you eat. Once you arrive in The Maldives, you take a sea plane to the resort, about a 45 minute journey. Once on the island, we were able to remove our masks we had been wearing as all the staff are tested and now vaccinated and they wear masks and gloves. All the guests have to have negative tests as well. Temperatures were consistently in the high 80's and we snorkelled, relaxed, read, and enjoyed our time away. To return home we had to get a negative test which the hotel carried out for us in their clinic and we began the long journey home. Below are some memories of our trip.Another esort from the airOur balcony which steps right down into the ocean.Dinner on the beach Prosecco on the deckAll good things come to an end.

Nick Vandekar Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Giving you the confidence to makethe right decisions. 92 Lancaster AvenueDevon , PA 19333SellingTheMainLine.comMobile: (610) 203-4543 [call or text me]Email Me My Blog     If you are buying or selling on or around Tredyffrin Easttown or along the Main Line, we can help you, contact us.

5/5/2021 10:09:42 AM

Open House Saturday May 8th 11 am - 1 pm and Sunday May 9th 1-3 pm Located in the prestigious and award winning T/E School district, 1549 Maple Avenue sits on 1.5 acres of wooded beauty giving amazing changes through the seasons. A cul-de-sac location provides privacy. This brick built colonial provides good flow through the main floor, large kitchen with space for breakfast table, with access to the spacious deck overlooking the hillside lot. Koi pond to the side of the house with additional water feature provides an elegant space to relax in the shade of an evening. Comfortable library/den area with fireplace, living room and dining room with laundry room and powder room complete the main level. Stairs to the upper floor with a large master, en suite bathroom, balcony and large walk in closet space converted from a prior bedroom. Three other bedrooms on this level, with potential for fourth additional bedroom by converting the large walk in closet back to a bedroom; two being used as offices and a hall bath complete the upper floor. Price takes into account updates needed to kitchen and hall bath. Walk up attic space. Basement has a large utility room, family room space and oversized two car garage. New boiler installed recently. New Radon removal system installed, with 5 year warranty. Don't miss this one, plenty of opportunity here.

Nick Vandekar Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Giving you the confidence to makethe right decisions. 92 Lancaster AvenueDevon , PA 19333SellingTheMainLine.comMobile: (610) 203-4543 [call or text me]Email Me My Blog     If you are buying or selling on or around Tredyffrin Easttown or along the Main Line, we can help you, contact us.

5/4/2021 10:49:46 AM

This week Shawn DeAngelo of Prosperity Home Mortgage and I discuss five things that affect your credit score and your ability to qualify for a mortgage and get a great rate at the same time. Check out the video of our conversation and don't despair if you have some negative events in your life, we discuss those as well and be aware you may still be able to qualify for a mortgage even after a bankruptcy. For mortgage help contact Shawn DeAngelo of Prosperity Home Mortgage at 484-297-2192 or ShawnD@PHMLoans.com. Buying or selling on or around the Main Line, contact Nick Vandekar, Selling the Main Line with Long and Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, or Nick@VandekarTeam.com.

Nick Vandekar Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Giving you the confidence to makethe right decisions. 92 Lancaster AvenueDevon , PA 19333SellingTheMainLine.comMobile: (610) 203-4543 [call or text me]Email Me My Blog     If you are buying or selling on or around Tredyffrin Easttown or along the Main Line, we can help you, contact us.

2/23/2021 1:14:11 PM