Thoughts on this winter market in Swarthmore…

I just had to sit down and write for a moment today now that the preoccupations with the storm and the election are easing!  It was a long week of showings and previews (I try not to let any home list in Swarthmore without my seeing it!)

The biggest impression I have from this week is one of absolute wonder at how many homes are available in Swarthmore Borough right now in the $250,000 to $350,000 range!  What a time to buy! This is a range where inventory is typically very scarce.  Some of them are remarkably spacious (Candy Brosnan’s listing on Drew Ave is a great example) and some are just so darned CHEAP (see Lee Greenwood’s Haverford Place listing and Carl Adams’s listing on Yale Square)!  When I contrast that with the properties in Media Borough (like Alan Warfield’s charming but tired fixer on Edgmont) it is stunning to see that in Winter of 2012 you can get a LOT more house for your money in Swarthmore than in Media! The exception of course, being that the homes in the range in Swarthmore are generally sensible splits and capes – not the delicious little colonials in the heart of town that we all dream of!

I’m paying attention because I’m working on a new listing in Swarthmore that will likely fall in this range and I’m excited that it IS a darling 1920s colonial in a great location!  Check in here  and here for clues as to the location!

And, as always, if you are searching for a home in town – no matter the price range – and you aren’t working with a Realtor, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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