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Main Line Real Estate News
Clearly Main Line’s real estate market has recovered from the 2012 bottom. Buyers are back, prices are going up for the most part, and inventory is down. But it is a very different market today than it was back in 2006.
Today’s Main Line market is different also because Philadelphia has changed. Philadelphia’s revival has both created competition and benefited Main Line. Philadelphia is now more than ever an attractive place to live and remains very affordable from a big city standard. While the 5th largest, it is only the 10th most expensive city in the US. Over the last 5 years Philadelphia has become a destination for millennial generation in search for an affordable place to live, proximity to good job and a city with high walkability score. Philadelphia also offers them the opportunity for significant price appreciation and attractive 10 year tax abatement on new construction.
While creating some level of competition Philadelphia’s revival is good news for the Main Line. As the population in Philadelphia grows, demand for suburban housing in close proximity increases. Additionally, the quality of the public school in Philadelphia remains a major issue, and many families look for larger suburban living with good schools. With affluent and sophisticated living, outstanding education and proximity to economic and political centers, makes the Main Line one of the best suburb in the nation and a favorite destination. I would expect this trend to intensify as millennial generation age.
As life style changes, expectation from housing evolves. Fueled by home décor and rehab reality shows, today’s buyers are increasingly looking from the newest trend in layout and décor. Open floor plan, bright and neutral colors are thought after. Prices of well appointed homes tend to appreciate at above market average. Meanwhile homes with functional and aesthetic obsolescence see usually price stagnation and potentially price decrease.
Prices for entry level properties, prices below $500K have increased the most on the Main Line since the housing bottom of 2012. This is driven by first time home buyers and affordability. Quality inventory remains low, and well appointed homes tend to sell very quickly.
The middle market, properties priced between $700K and $1.4M remains very solid, especially for updated properties offering updated living spaces and premium location.
However, the market for properties over $2M remains weak, and price continues to decrease for some properties due to limited demand and changing needs. The time for exuberance seems to have cooled off, leaving priority to more refined, sophisticated and smaller properties closer to urban centers.
With affluent and sophisticated living, outstanding education and proximity to economic and political centers, while only a short drive to summer and winter sports, makes Main Line one of the best suburb in the nation to raise a family. I would expect Main Line Real Estate price to continue to appreciate at moderate pace.
By Remy De Vlieghere. www.MainLine-Properties.com
From one end to the other, Main Line commercial and multi-family residential real estate is on fire! Semi-urban residential living on the Main Line is not far behind.
From one end to the other, the Main Line is seeing significant retail and multi-family developments.
It started 2years ago in Wynnewood, at the corner of Lancaster Ave and E Wynnewood Road, initially with the demolition of several lots, and now the construction of a new 10,000 sq f retail space for the new Whole food, Starbucks, and a couple of other shops.
Ardmore, the principal economical center of the Main Line, is enjoying an increasingly vibrant retail and restaurant scene. Property developments are now transitioning to more luxury condominium such as the one on Montgomery Ave, right across Suburban Square replacing the old YMCA. A 32-unit condominium complex, over 4 stories is now under construction and expected to be on the market by late summer 2016. These luxury condos are expected to sell around $1M.
Downtown Bryn Mawr is also seeing a transformation with construction of a $20M mixed use development at 909 Lancaster Ave, which has historically been a soft spot in term of retail activity. The new development called “The Village” will include 35K sq f of retail space and 17K sqf of office space. Completion is expected in spring 2016.
As the Millennia generation is flocking Philadelphia, and trickling into the urban area of the Main Line in search of more space and better school, residential living offering walkability to shops, restaurant and public transport continue to be in high demand. Real Estate prices in that segment of the market are expected to continue to increase at above average.
By Remy De Vlieghere. www.MainLine-Properties.com
This is always the question of any good investor. You want to find the next best place, be early without being the first, and making sure that other will follow.
Well, after Conshohocken which has seen significant price appreciation over the last 5 years, King of Prussia may be next. Real estate is all about location, and KOP is very well located with easy access to major highway, shopping and now public transport to city center.
For more information about investing in real estate, and long term wealth management programs centered around real estate, contact Remy D. You can reach Remy at 610-800-3383 or visit www.MainLine-Properties.com
With top ranking schools and affluent neighborhoods, the western suburb of Philadelphia called the Main Line is great place to raise a family and give your kid a great education.
3 Main of Line School districts rank in the top 25 in the Nation. Tredyffrin-Easttown makes it to the top spot, while Radnor School district ranks #20 and Lower Merion #22.
The Main Line is also well known for its private and parochial schools. On the Main Line there is a great school for every student, including those requiring gifted programs or special education. For a complete list of private school on the Main Line visit:
Located less than 90 minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful sandy beaches, mountains and winter sports, and beautiful country side, the Main Line will provide plenty of opportunities for weekend escapes.
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Even if environmental friendly products are more and more popular, it’s still not as easy as pie to find them.
We have gathered for you names of companies in the area that are dedicated to offer and work with green and sustainable products.
If you are looking for an old door, sink or reclaimed lumber, this is the place! They also offer deconstruction and demolition services with a goal of zero waste creation.
Philadelphia Salvage Company, Philadelphia.
A store specialized in original handmade sustainable furniture and art, with interior design services.
Origin & Ash, Bryn Mawr.
Amy Cuker is an interior designer who love to create sustainable, low-maintenance, and beautiful interior environments.
Down 2 earth, Elkins Park.
These three companies provide sustainable products and materials with advises and interior design services:
Ke & Co, Glen Mills.
BEAM is a lighting design firm that creates illuminating spaces by using innovative lighting solutions.
If you want to change your floor, Palandro offers green flooring products including cork, bamboo, hardwood, reclaimed and wide plank flooring.
This store has a wide range of green building materials, from paint to countertop to windows.
The Environmental Home store, Doylestown.
You want to redo your garden path? Consider using recycled granite from Forever Stone.
Forever Stone, Downingtown.
Planning to build a new home? Consult this architectural firm specialized in green and sustainable architecture and LEED.
Buckminster Green, Philadelphia.
For all your home repairs, this contractor is environmentally conscious and believe in reducing and reuse.
The golden hand, Chester Spring.
Finally, for a beautiful garden inspired by Nature and healthy for the environment, you can contact Eartwise Landscape.
Fishtown, Univesity City, Logan Square, and along North Broad street are the places in Philadelphia with the highest rent.