What Goes On In Real Estate And Chester County
We are happy to share with our visitors some interesting information on a regular basis.
Special Chester Springs Historic Home Featured in County Lines Magazine
When we were trusted with representing and selling Lower Pine Creek Mill, we were super excited as properties like this rarely comes on the market. It is not only beautiful and historic, but it is the perfect place for a large family or a group of friends to live separately yet together. Naturally, we were thrilled when County Lines Magazine decided to give the property the attention it deserves in this lovely article featured in the April issue!
Holly Gross Group Honored For Successful Sales Record
We are so proud to share that we were honored at the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Annual Convention on March 13th! Stewart went out to Arizona to represent us as Holly herself was unable to attend, and we had the pleasure of recieving not one, but two awards.
The 15 Year Legend Award is the highest sales award in Berkshire Hathaway and is achieved after 15 years in the Chairman's Circle; a position exclusive to the highest selling agents in the company. In addition to that, we also received the Platinum Level (once again!), which is the highest level in the Chairman's Circle and puts us at the Top 0.5% of Berkshire Hathaway Agents in the nation.
It is always encouraging and inspiring when one's hard work is recognized. We are also deeply thankful to all of our wonderful clients that we have had the pleasure to work with throughout the years.
Amazing Renovation Of An Old Chester County Cottage.
Before and after pictures are always fun and inspiring to look at, but when we saw what had been done to 107 Galvin Circle, our jaws literally dropped. When Megill Homes, a builder, bought this property in 2010, the house was falling apart and it basically seemed like there was nothing to save. However, Megill Homes looked passed the deteriorated facade and the murky interior with its peeling walls and created an absolutely stunning home that won the prestigious Pyramide Award in 2010 for Best Residential Renovation in Chester and Delaware County!
Take a look at the inspiring photos below! And if you want to learn more about 107 Galvin Circle, click here.
There are always a lot of things going on in Chester County, PA. This unique area with it's scenic landscape and beautiful architecture has so much to offer everone, of all ages. One of the annual highlights is coming up this Friday, when the Budweiser Clydesdales deliver spirits to the watering holes in downtown West Chester. The town residents fill the sidewalks to watch these powerful animals pass by along Gay Street and Market Street. We've also heard that they are getting tacked up outside the police station, so that's probably the place to be if you want to get a closer look at the giant horses...
Photo from DowntownWestChester.com
Local Treasure Trifecta - Warwick Furnace Farm In County Lines Magazine
As we have mentioned before, we are proudly representing French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust in the sale of the historic Warwick Furnace Farm. The trust acquired Warwick Furnace in 2015 and preserved 1,200 acres of land through a joint effort with local, regional and national groups. It's truly a special place for many reasons; something that County Lines Magazine is acknowledging in their September issue! It's a lovely article about the property and if you can't read it in the printed copy, you can read it here. Here's a preview of the article:
The (late) Spring Real Estate Market
Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach very recently published this year's 2nd issue of the Chairman's Report, containing some updates and expections on the Real Estate market in the Philadelphia metropolitan region, including PA, NJ and DE. Overall, the report is positive and optimistic:
- More houses are needed to meet the growing demand.
- With the exception of high-end properties, we are now in a seller's market and buyers must be ready to act fast when they find a property they want.
- There has been a modest but steady price growth in this market area. Median sales price reached its post-recession low of $230,000 in 2012, but now, median sales price is up at $244,000.
- Interest rates are at a 3-year low
- Consumer confidence is good
- There is plenty of mortgage money available
- Stock market and oil prizes are stabilizing
The full report can be read here. If you are interested in selling or buying a property, contact us - it would be our pleasure to assist you!
A beautiful porch (with house) for sale - click the picture too see more.