Media, PA Real Estate News

Strategic default to property ownership is a real problem: This new trend has a huge domino effect that impacts all property owners. “Fed-up home owners” who simply walk away because their property values have dropped are compounding the economic situation throughout the country. Many people are affected by the choices they made in selecting a property to purchase who are honoring their commitments and making the sacrifice to hang in there or sell at a loss. And there are people who have lost their jobs, or had a decrease in their hours or hourly rates at work who may not be underwater in their property values but struggle to make their mortgage payments nevertheless. The only ‘bail-out’ to consider that would be fair and equitable to all residential property owners would be a property ...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
"Everybody's Hometown" is the motto of Media, which is the County Seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  Media is located at the end of SEPTA's (South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) Regional Rail R3 and Trolley Line 101 that takes travelers to downtown Philadelphia and beyond. The trolley runs on State Street which is a bustling tree lined street with businesses of all types, from long established businesses like Tancreed Dress Shop and Deals to relatively new ones like Trader Joe's and Ten Thousand Villages.One can easily spend time on foot in Media visiting art galleries, shopping in stores that sell handcrafted items or clothes, to all the necessary stores one would find in a town that houses the county court house. All this walking can make one hungry, but that is n...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Middletown Township, Pennsylvania Real Estate 19063  - Houses Sold February 2010Here is information about residential houses that sold in Middletown Township, Pennsylvania for the month of February 2010.The maximum sold price for a house was $545,000.   The minimum sold price for a house was $110,000.The average sold price was $348,700.The average amount of days on the market was 88.5 residential houses sold in Middletown Township in February 2010.(Information from Trend MLS)                                                                     Doug Durren and Gloria Todor, Realtors®, CENTURY 21 Absolute RealtyServing Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and surrounging areas 610-909-0687 Doug       610-328-4300 x131 Office484-431-3686 Gloria      www.RealEstateDelawareCountyP...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Media Boro, Pennsylvania Real Estate 19063- Houses Sold February 2010Here is information about residential houses that sold in Media Boro, Pennsylvania for the month of February 2010.The maximum sold price for a house was $368,000.   The minimum sold price for a house was $130,000.The average sold price was $252,192.The average amount of days on the market was 62.5 residential houses sold in Media Boro in February 2010.(Information from Trend MLS)                                                                     Doug Durren and Gloria Todor, Realtors®, CENTURY 21 Absolute RealtyServing Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and surrounging areas Take advantage of the Tax Credit before April 30, 2010- First Time Home Buyers and Current Homeowners - 610-909-0687 Doug       610...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Media Boro, Pennsylvania Real Estate 19063 - Houses Sold January 2010Here is information about residential houses that sold in Media Boro, Pennsylvania 19063 for the month of January 2010.The maximum sold price for a house was $330,000.The minimum sold price for a house was $167,500.The average sold price was $248,750.The average amount of days on the market was 30.2 residential houses sold in Media Boro in January 2010.(Information from Trend MLS)  Doug Durren and Gloria Todor, Realtors®, CENTURY 21 Absolute RealtyServing Delaware County Pennsylvania and Surrounding AreasTake advantage of the Tax Credit before April 30, 2010- First Time Home Buyers and Current Homeowners - 610-909-0687 Doug       610-328-4300 x131 Office484-431-3686 Gloria      www.RealEstateDelawareCountyPA.comEmail G...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Wordless Wednesday - Remember This is How You Used To Make A Call From Your Car This car phone booth is located on Manchester Street in Media Pennsylvania. Doug Durren and Gloria Todor, Realtors®, CENTURY 21 Absolute RealtyServing Delaware County Pennsylvania and Surrounding AreasTake advantage of the Tax Credit before April 30, 2010- First Time Home Buyers and Current Homeowners - 610-909-0687 Doug       610-328-4300 x131 Office484-431-3686 Gloria      www.RealEstateDelawareCountyPA.comEmail GloriaTodor@Century21.com
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Media Boro, Pennsylvania Real Estate - Houses Sold in 2008 and 2009 - A ComparisonHere is information about residential houses that sold in Media Boro, Pennsylvania for the years 2008 and 2009: a comparison.The maximum sold price for a house was $236,000 in 2008.The maximum sold price for a house was $280,000 in 2009.The minimum sold price for a house was $130,000 in 2008.The minimum sold price for a house was $172,500 in 2009.The average sold price was $183,000 in 2008.The average sold price was $226,250 in 2009.The average amount of days on the market was 60 in 2008.The average amount of days on the market was 55 in 2009.2 residential houses sold in Media Boro in 2008.2 residential houses sold in Media Boro in 2009.(Information from Trend MLS) 
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
SEPTA 101 Trolley Line Construction Update: Just wanted to pass on a quick reminder that the 101 Trolley is now under construction. Effective from December 14 through March 14, 2010, the SEPTA 101 Trolley Line will be temporarily closed for construction, maintenance, and repair along the tracks from the Woodland Avenue station through Media.  Temporary shuttle busses will be operating along the route during this period seven days a week.  This should add about ten minutes of travel time. In addition, the SEPTA 102 Trolley construction is now completed and has resumed normal operation. There will be additional closures on both lines in 2010 beginning in March as construction moves toward the 69th Street Terminal. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know...
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
The Delaware County PA Sheriff's office has produced a brochure on "How to Save Your Home from Foreclosure" which provides excellent background information on the foreclosure process. This foreclosure information was put together by Sheriff Joseph F McGinn and the Delaware County Sheriff's Office and is a nice concise explanation of the process, the options, and the contacts for anyone who may find themselves having a problem with affording their home payments.  It is by no means all-inclusive but affords a quick overview of what is available in the area for Delaware County PA residents.  It is not yet on their website so I have reproduced the information here - see attached. The key point to remember for anyone facing the possibility of foreclosure is to not ignore it but reach out, le...
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By Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!
(Pino Agency)
I went to see "Showboat" at the Media Theater http://mediatheater.org  this afternoon.  My oldest daughter, Christen, plays viola and was in the pit orchestra.  I had never seen this show or even the movie before.  I was expecting something similar to "State Fair".  Upbeat and Fun. Several things surprised me.  First the script with it's outdated and politically incorrect language made me sit up and take notice.  Oh my, our societly has come a long, long way.  Secondly, it was a sad show........with sad characters...........and sad story-lines. What I most want to tell you though is that the classic song "Old Man River" could be an appropriate commentary to today's situations.  It brought me to tears - 3 times.  It speaks to the human struggle that we all experience and muddle through. ...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
If you enjoy garage sales then you will love this annual event that will be taking place in Media this coming weekend 9am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday.  Residents of Media have been invited by the Media Business Authority to participate in this event and may have their house posted in a map that shows the locations of houses having a garage sale throughout the borough.  This event is a great way to pick up some bargains while you are strolling around this very picturesque town.
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
In September 2007 a new type of library opened its doors to the public in West Philadelphia.  The items it has on loan are not books but tools; tools that can be used to make things, repair things, maintain things and beautify things.  I remember seeing such a library in the mid 1990's when I lived in Seattle and I am so happy now to know that they are catching on in other parts of the country.The reasons I am happy to see one here is that too often people buy a tool for a project and then they never use it again.  It sits on a shelf or in a drawer never to be seen or used again.  What a waste, someone could be using it!  I also like the community building potential such a place offers.  Not only are there the tools to be borrowed, but there is the potential to educate the public and of...
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Now is a great time to take advantage of the remaining days of summer to visit the free Pennsylvania Veterans Museum in Media PA. As summer heads to a close and families begin to look toward school and all the fall activities, there is still time to take advantage of the remaining days to enjoy some of the local attractions.  This becomes even better when the admission is free. One of the newest museums in our area is the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum in Media PA that is located on the lower level of the old Pennsylvania Armory below Trader Joes. Since opening on Veteran's Day 2005, the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum has continued to expand and develop its collections. "The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting the legac...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
ROSE TREE MEDIA PARK, MEDIA, PENNSYLVANIA (Delaware County)1671 N. Providence Road (Route 252 & Rose Tree Road)Media, PA 19063(610)565-7410Rose Tree Park is a place where one can walk, recycle, plant a garden, enjoy free concerts in the summer and think of peace on earth while looking at the decorative lights offered during the winter holiday season.One of the treats of summer is being able to go to a free concert in Rose Tree Park.  Situated under the sky, and then stars after nightfall one can enjoy live entertainment from many area performers.  Bands and dance troupes do their thing on the stage of the outdoor amphitheater while entertaining people as they sit in their lawn chairs or on blankets on the grass terraces in front of the stage.  Some people make a real outing with these c...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
LINVILLA ORCHARDS, MEDIA, PENNSYLVANIA - Delaware County137 W. Knowlton RoadMedia, PA 19063Linvilla Orchards is an all season, all age attraction located on the outskirts of Media and Brookhaven.  One can easily slip out of suburbia and into the countryside by visiting Linvilla Orchards in order to regain a sense of connection with nature and life on the farm.  Linvilla Orchards keeps up with all the seasons not only in providing the fruits and vegetables that most seasons bring, but they provide attractions, like Pumpkin Land and blueberry picking; activities to engage people in the season that is at hand.A few of the attractions at Linvilla: a store for buying many edible goods, a zoo of sorts where one can see animals up close, a garden store, a playground, craft shows and special ev...
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Well, it's that time of year again where the living is easy, the cars are ready to roll, and it's time to get out and cruise.... The local Media PA businesses and the Delco Cruisers held their annual Downtown Media Car Show and Antiques Day in Media this Sunday.  Six blocks of the downtown area were roped off for the car show and adjacent antique show with many of the local vendors setting up retail booths with food and music. Their next large planned event is the Delco Cruisers' 3rd Annual Mega Car Show to support Riddle Memorial Hospital and its patient assistance programs.  The show will be held on the hospital grounds at 1068 West Baltimore Pike in Media PA on Saturday July 25th from 10-3 (Rain Date is Sunday July 26)  Registration opens at 8:00 am and trophies will be rewarded for ...
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
  Well - it looks like we may be losing our Congressman but possibly gaining a new Senator.  Delaware County PA is once again lining up to be a key battleground in the 2010 election on the national stage. Last week, the local Delaware County Times reported that "Sestak (is) All But In For Senate Race".  What does this mean?  What are the local impacts?  Too soon to tell, but let's put a little perspective on it. Joe Sestack is currently the local Pennsylvania US Representative in Congress (Brady represents a small portion of southeastern Delaware County).  He won his 2008 race last year against Republican W. Craig Williams by a vote of 209,955 (59.6%) to 142,362 (40.4%) .  He continues to be popular in the local area and won his seat originally by beating out longtime local Representati...
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Well, today we're at the end of the 101 Trolley Line in Media PA Delaware County.  The SEPTA 101 Trolley runs from the 69th Street Terminal Station out to just west of Orange Street on State Street in downtown Media.  The final stop is just two blocks north of Baltimore Av/Baltimore Pike and two blocks from the County Courthouse. Any of the downtown Media trolley stops are convenient for commuters coming into the borough.  State Street itself is lined with commercial activity, restaurants, and other entertainment.  The surrounding area is filled with professional offices, the Delaware County Courthouse, and supporting economic activity.  Although there is no dedicated SEPTA parking in the area, the trolley stop is within easy walking distance to many residential areas and offers conveni...
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By Fritz Butler
(Castle Inspection)
  Are we giving the media more control than they deserve? I mean look how easy it has become to track real estate activity based on what's reported in the media as the daily mantra. Sure there are problem areas across the country, but for the most part I believe there is pent up energy to buy real estate and many markets are in fairly decent shape with only a minimum roll back in prices from their highs. For example, we had a great September in our local market place and it looked like things were really starting to shape up, until the media starting beating the Great Depression mantra. Does anybody think for one minute in this world wide economy that the richest nation on the face of the planet is going to be let slip into a depression? Sensational journalism and fear mongering have co...
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By Bill Gero, CRS, CLHMS, REALTOR - Chester County & Main Line o
(RE/MAX Professional Realty - Malvern/Exton/Downingtown/West Chester)
 An associate friend is looking for a part-time administration assistant for her Abstract Company in Media. If you have any interest, please call her Christina at 484-234-0615.Grant Abstract, LLC115 W. State Street, Suite 403Media, PA 19063If you have any interest in a career in real estate with Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors Malvern/Paoli, call Bill at 484-595-1638. I will schedule a time to with you to discuss the real estate industry. 
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