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News & Views About Real Estate in the Greater Philadelphia Area

When to List Your Home For Sale

Here’s a Hint: Spring

Like many other markets across the United States, the real estate market in the greater Philadelphia region is feeling the spring rush. That’s because, as market experts profess, spring is the most prudent time to list one’s property for sale. Zillow.com put together an info-graphic on the topic below:
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When to list your home for sale? While there are some regional differences, mid-March to mid-April seems to be the sweet spot. A confluence of factors makes Spring a favorable time to sell. We’re not asserting that this is universally true, but the numbers certainly look favorably on listing during spring. Let’s take a look:

1.) There will be more buyers. With a greater pool of buyers, listings are seen more, thus, giving them a better chance at selling.

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2.) Properties sell more quickly. Again, this is due to the higher volume buyers in spring. Take a look at this graphic on homes listed during spring: Blog_When-to-List_ZillowTalk_c_01-d6832a1

3.) Homes tend to sell for a higher price in Spring.

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We have quite a few new listings as our Spring Rush begins; check out three that have plenty of room for a green thumbed resident:

506 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont, PA 18914

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c.1802 stone farm house is quintessential Bucks County architecture on the outside with a creatively reinterpreted interior for today’s lifestyle. This warm and enchanting home is the result of 200 years of stewards adding their influences, resulting in a cohesive and open floor plan. Original architectural details remain with artfully conceived textures and surprises around every corner! Formal living room with stone fireplace and dining room with charming French doors work together harmoniously as one large room, ideal for entertaining! The c.1929 addition is a functional and bright office or library with flagstone floor, paneled ceiling, stone fireplace and a French door that opens to a back covered porch, a great spot to relax and absorb the open lawn and towering evergreen trees. The large eat-in country kitchen with open beams has honed granite counters, subway tile back splash, stainless appliances and a wall of windows, plus access to a walled patio with fountain. A handsome turned staircase delivers you to the 2nd floor loft den with cypress floors and tiled and wainscoted hall bath. The main bedroom offers original exposed beams, charming built ins, cypress floors and tiled bathroom. A second large bedroom completes this floor. The finished dormered attic consists of the third bedroom with closet and a bonus room or fourth bedroom. The grounds are serene and include an in-ground pool in the distance, a wonderful board-and-batten and stucco barn with metal roof serving as workshop and garden shed and 2-car garage with loft space above. The complete picture is one of impeccably maintained charm and character in close proximity to Peace Valley Park and 365-acre Lake Galena, offering sailing, fishing, hiking and biking. Philadelphia is an easy 50 minute commute.

344 Sweetbriar Road, Bedminster, PA 18944

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Smart Schoolhouse. Newly updated historic school house enjoys a lovely parklike setting. Located along a quiet Bucks County lane, a charm filled historic property is nestled among lovely trees. Built in 1881 as the Myers School, a one-room country schoolhouse, the original stately room has seen many improvements and masterful additions. A sizable family room with a stone fireplace and a sunny bow window provides an inviting space for family and friends. A tastefully updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, peaceful dining room, and bedroom-study complete the first floor. Three spacious bedrooms grace the second floor. A media room is found on the finished ground floor. A charming over-sized garage is among three useful outbuildings. A large, sparkling pool is set amongst mature, colorful gardens and private grounds. Surrounded by similar high quality properties, this country home is just a few minutes from Lake Nockamixon and Doylestown, is commutable to Philadelphia, and 1-1/2 hours to NYC.

106 Cedar Glen Dr, New Hope, PA 18938

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High and dry and offering some of the finest views of the Delaware River, this beautifully updated 5 Bedroom, 3.2 Bath cape style home is filled with gracious charm but with a modern twist. In the prestigious community of Cedar Glen, this Ferman Lex-built home is filled w/classic features, including hardwood floors, custom millwork, & perfect proportions in every room. The entrance hall is flanked by a spacious Living Room w/fireplace & a handsome walnut paneled home office w/ built-in cabinetry. The Living Room leads to a spacious Dining Room overlooking the river. The newer custom Kitchen & Breakfast room w/ access to a lovely deck boast “Elmwood” cherry cabinetry, granite counters, a 4-burner Wolf cooktop w/griddle, Wolf wall oven, Bosch dishwasher, warming drawer, Traulsen commercial stainless refrigerator/freezer, & a serving bar w/porcelain/marble floors & side front covered entrance. The newly-updated Family Room features a full wall stone fireplace & custom wet bar w/refrigerator/freezer/ice maker, leading to a Sunroom w/full length casement windows, skylights, tile flooring, & offering gorgeous views of the pool, canal & river. A new laundry room w/ closet system, & renovated guest powder room w/specialty wood vanity w/granite counter, & mosaic floor of black marble & onyx, are additional 1st floor features. The 2nd floor boasts 3 corner guest bedrooms w/ new carpeting, & a magnificent, totally renovated hallway bath, outfitted w/hand crafted tiled walls & bluestone floors, two large square porcelain sinks on wooden legged pedestals, footed tub, & large shower w/frameless shower door surround. A totally renovated Main Bedroom Suite boasts a spacious size, new wall-to wall carpeting & large triple window overlooking the river and rear yard. A new dressing room/closet w/closet system leads to a sumptuous “spa” style bath, w/tile flooring w/radiant heat, 2 oblong-shaped under-mount sinks, oversized “al fresco” shower with specialty tiles, shower head, rain shower head, & hand-held shower controls, steeping tub, & heated towel bar! The lower level with egress is perfect for an in-law suite or everyday use, w/gathering area w/ fireplace, parquet & tile floors, kitchenette, bedroom, and 1-1/2 baths. The rear yard is amazing with a deck, heated pool, walkways, prof. landscaping, stone walls, “look-out ledge” & simply outstanding views. This beautifully expanded & surprisingly spacious cape is better than new and in a location not to be believed!

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