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Fall in Swarthmore

1. fall downtown

The leaves are changing…

2. bubbles

Children blow bubbles in the village amphitheater…

3. co-op pumpkins

There are pumpkins at the Co-op…

4. food truckathon

A beautiful, warm day for the Food Truck-a-thon….

5. pumpkinland

Check out Pumpkinland at nearby Linvilla Orchard!

6. spooky linvilla

pumpkins

halloween welsh

Back in Swarthmore, the shop windows are ready for Halloween!

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Late Spring in Swarthmore…

1 Food Truckathon

The Food Truckathon brought out Swarthmoreans & visitors to enjoy good food & company…

4. SRS Orchestra Performance

The hardworking students and music teachers of Swarthmore-Rutledge Elementary School hosted their final concert of the year. The auditorium was packed with fans, many of whom were willing to accept standing room space in order to enjoy the sounds of the young musicians.

5. Twilight

Peaceful twilight in springtime Swarthmore. This beautifully repurposed sitting area by the municipal lot & library looks like it has been there forever, lampposts and all…

Would you like to learn more about life in our village? I’d love to be your Swarthmore real estate agent! Just shoot me an email at carrie@dpwelsh.com and let me know your goals!

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402 Cornell Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081

My new listing is finally revealed!

Please check out the details here for

402 Cornell Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081 !

MLS#6433796

1.5 portico

Join me at the Open House, Sunday, 8/3/14 from 1-3pm to see it in person! Contact your agent now for more details! If you don’t have an agent, contact me at carrie@dpwelsh.com.

 

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New Guess-the-Address Contest 7/25/14!

Charming Swarthmore Borough Twin coming up in the $300,000 to $325,000 range!

I am very excited to be introducing this home to the public very soon! As the sellers make a few last-minute preparations, I get to have my fun teasing you here!

You know how this works – if you are the first to guess the address of this new listing I will buy you a one-year subscription to The Swarthmorean newspaper!  You can post a reply on this page, or email your answer to carrie@dpwelsh.com.

About a hundred years ago

This lovely home was built, although

You wouldn’t guess it by the master suite

Or the kitchen counter’s swank concrete!

A clue for those with a discerning eye,

Who might look up while passing by:

Have you seen this transom & portico arc

A block away from a wonderful park?

Clue 1 transom

The transom style window and portico are just the beginning of the charm of this lovely home! Happy guessing! And stay tuned for more clues!

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2014 Swarthmore Spring Market Wrap-up!

Days like this make my heart smile!It was certainly an exciting spring in the Swarthmore market! Our “spring” season stretches from January through June. (Of course there will still be summer settlements of homes that went pending in the spring and those are not included here.)

Here is a rundown of how this spring played out:

The Swarthmore condo market:

There were 11 condo sales in Swarthmore Borough this spring. Of the 11 condo sales this spring, 3 sold at the listed price and 1 sold higher than the listed price. Our condos seem to be slowly but steadily making up the value losses they took in the recession years. As you can reference in my post about last year’s market here, condominiums took a bigger hit than the rest of our market in the downturn. Last year there was a run on condos and we ended up with a limited inventory. It’s great to see sellers marketing their condos again and buyers continuing to purchase them.

What a beautiful view...

510 Riverview Road received 5 offers and sold for $28,000 over the asking price!

The Swarthmore single family home market:

There were 21 single family home sales in Swarthmore Borough this spring. Of the 21 single family home sales this spring, 5 sold at the listed price and 6 sold over the listed price. The theme of light inventory and robust buyer activity continued where last year left off. The multiple offer situations, particularly in the early part of the season were unprecedented. Two of the most noteworthy were my own listing at 510 Riveview Road which listed for $449,500 and sold for $477,500 with five offers and Heidi Foggo’s listing at 438 Riverview Road which listed for $934,900 and sold for $981,000 with multiple offers. Our own Becky Hansen brought the buyers! (Please see here for my blog post about the benefit of working with a local buyer agent who really knows the micro-market when entering a multiple offer scenario.)

I am proud to report that of the total 32 transactions, 16 sides were handled by D. Patrick Welsh agents! Our tiny boutique is comprised of just 10 local professionals. In context, the Suburban West Realtors Association that serves our area has 4,700 members.

Overall the market was robust and we’re seeing continued activity in spite of unusually hot and stormy weather.

If you are not working with an agent and would like to talk about buying or selling a home in town, please feel free to contact me!

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2014 Swarthmore 4th of July Bike Races Canceled due to inclement weather!

Last year's bike race...

Last year’s bike race was filmed by ABC News!

Sadly, the coming storm has forced Swarthmore to cancel tomorrow’s bike races.

Here is the updated schedule for tomorrow:

Bike races canceled.
Awards: 10:30 am (still on!)
Bell ringing: 11:15 (still on!)
Parade: 12:00 noon (still on!)
Horseshoes: 12:30 (still on!)

There may be updates – I will try to stay current.

 

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Welcome to Swarthmore!

This wonderful family became Swarthmoreans today! I'm so glad to welcome them home to Swarthmore!

This wonderful family became Swarthmoreans today! I’m so proud to welcome them home to Swarthmore! (They allowed me to share this photo from their visit to last year’s Swarthmore Charity Fun Fair! It puts me in the mood for this year’s celebration!)

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