What Goes On In Real Estate And Chester County

We are happy to share with our visitors some interesting information on a regular basis.

Drinks, Food and Art in Kennett Square, PA

There are so many wonderful restaurants and bars in the Chester County area, but one of our favorites is The Creamery in Kennett Square. This seasonal beer garden has introduced a concept unlike any other in the area! Only open during the Summer, there is no fixed restaurant menu. Instead, there are new food trucks there every night (it's open Wednesday-Sunday) who serve delicious meals at reasonable prices. As the name indicates, the venue used to be a creamery and the owners have done an amazing job transforming the old industrial building into a gorgeous rustic yet elegant and cozy place for the whole family. Beer lovers will get their need well satisified by the extensive beer selection; there is live music on a weekly basis and even a play area for the kids. The most recent addition will appeal to art interested guests; renowned local artist Robert C Jackson has recently painted a mural in the back room, depicting his characteristic and humoristic balloon dogs enjoying themselves over a burger and beer. The Creamery really is worth a visit if you haven't been there yet!

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Chester County Real Estate Market Is STRONG

Curious about the Chester County, PA real estate market? Here's a quick update for you:

  • There is an ongoing a positive trend in Settlement Prices for the past few years
  • More properties are being sold
  • Average Settled Price as of April 2017 is $366,000  

If you are thinking about potentially selling your property, this is the time! Give us a call at 610-430-3030 for a free consultation.  

Real Estate Prices Chester County PA 2015-2017

Source: www.trendmls.com

There's Something About Chester County, PA...

Stewart, Holly and Stephen Gross

 Holly, Stephen and Stewart share their favorite things about living in Chester County in Mainline Today.

Holly has lived more or less her whole life in the countryside, and loves the stunning landscape that she prefers to enjoy on horseback. Stephen, who returned to the area after a decade in various countries such as China, Czech Republic, United Kingdom and Sweden, is also a big fan of the rolling hills, vast fields and lush woods. As an ultra marathon runner, he spends a lot of time on trails around the Unionville area. "The feeling when you're out running and you suddenly spot a bald eagle flying over you is amazing. There's something humbling about being out in nature and realizing that everything is connected", says Stephen. Stewart, who is a professional bicyclist as well as being a Realtor, claims that the biking in Chester County is probably one of the best biking areas in the nation. "I lived in Colorado for a long time, and the biking there is great - but I dare say that the biking here is better."

Aside from being a great place for outdoor activities, Chester County has something to offer for everyone, whether it be art, culture, sports, restaurants, bars, shopping and great schools. There is always something happening in Chester County!

How To Make Moving Easy And Less Stressful

Moving can be very stressful. Not only are there a lot of financial and practical issues that come along with the daunting task of changing homes, but it can also have surprisingly strong emotional impact. Most of us don't move that often and as such, we usually have a lot of memories and experiences related to the home that we are now leaving. Having said that, moving is also an adventure; an opportunity to start off fresh, to begin somewhere new – and to clean out all those unnecessary items that you have collected over the years and never used…

Here is a checklist that will help you feeling less overwhelmed and more organized for your move:

 

Two Months Before Moving Day

 

  • Decide if you will manage the move yourself or hire a moving company. Book a truck if you’re moving by yourself. If you’re hiring a moving company, get quotas from a few places and read reviews online to ensure you won’t have to deal with unprofessional companies. 
  • Go through your home and start thinking about what you will bring with you and what you will sell/give away/throw out.
  • Start packing items that you want to bring but really don’t need for the coming couple of months (such as seasonal clothing, books, fine china etc). It will reduce the workload later on.
  • It is stressful to moveIf you’re selling items (i.e. anything that is not furniture), start looking into where to sell them. It could be Craigslist, local markets, antique shops…
  • If you are selling a home, start repairing and fixing up the items on the home inspection list. Even the smallest of repairs can add up and take more time than expected. If you’re going to need professional help by e.g. electricians or plumbers, you need to hire them, as their schedulestend to fill up. Don’t forget to keep receipts of everything that you do.

 

One Month Before Moving Day

  • Pack. If you haven’t started yet, you should definitely start by now. Depending on the size of your home, you should try to pack at least a box a day.
  • Change magazine subscriptions; notify organizations that you’re a member/customer with your moving date and new address.
  • If you are planning on selling furniture, it’s time to start looking into that.
  • Find out where you can park if you’re moving into an apartment building or to a house without off-curb parking.

 

Two Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Stop or transfer utilities.
  • Do you have kids or pets that need a sitter on moving day? If yes, arrange for a sitter.
  • It’s time to really speed up the packing process. Don’t forget to organize the boxes so that it’s easy to unpack once you’re in your newhome! It’s a good idea to either write the box’s contents directly on the box; or number each box and keep a list of what each numbered box contains.

 

One Week Before Moving Day

  • Change your driver’s license address as well as your insurance cards and pharmacy in case you have any prescriptions.
  • Confirm date and time of the move if you’re hiring a moving company.
  • Finish up the packing and make sure to keep just the necessities unpacked.

 

Moving Day

  • Empty the fridge and freezer and clean it out. You are not obliged to do this, but nobody likes to move in and find someone else’s old food leftovers in there.
  • If you’re using a mover, bring your most valuable things yourself and if you can, be there when the mover comes to pick up everything else. Ensure that you have enough cash to properly tip the movers.
  • Vacuum or sweep up, take a final look around the house and ensure you didn't forget anything.

 

 

 

Looking For A Spectacular Country Home?

We can't tell you everything about this hidden gem just yet, but we can tell you that this spectacular property sits on 22+ perfectly landscaped acres and that it qualifies for any interior magazine article. This meticulously kept home is the perfect mix of style, luxury, homeliness, history, excentric charm and elegant representation. This listing will go active soon and we cannot wait to share more about it! 

Chester County Luxury Estate

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! 

County Lines Magazine Home of the Month

 

County Lines Magazine Home of the Month

 

 

 

 

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