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Chester County Market Trends Report February 2017

by Scott Darling

Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for February 2017

Chester County PA single family homes saw pending sales increase by 3.6% in February 2017 when compared to February 2016. 270 homes sold in February with a median sales price of $300,000, a 9.1% increase from February 2016.  The average sales price increased by 2.4%, and homes were on the market 5 days less.

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Nursery Decorating Ideas to Welcome Your Little One

by Scott Darling

Decorating your home can be fun but no other room is more fun than decorating the nursery for the arrival of a new little one.  Nothing brings more happiness than welcoming a new baby into the world and what better way to welcome your new bundle of joy into your home than by fixing the nursery up for them.  Below are a few nursery decorating ideas to welcome your new little one. 

  1. A little baby is nothing more than a miracle from above so why not decorate your new baby’s room like the royalty that they are.  Decorating the nursery  in a royal theme is a perfect idea whether you are welcoming a tiny prince or a princess.  You can keep the décor unisex by adding some rich colors to the wall or adding a chandelier to the ceiling.  Adding a few decorative pillows maybe in the shape of a crown might be a good idea as well. 
  2. Another cool idea for decorating your nursery is to make it extremely colorful with balloon décor.  This type of room can be unisex as well if you stick to the primary colors of yellow, blue, green and red.  If you want to get really creative you could paint a balloon mural on the wall and perhaps an outdoor scene to go along with it. 
  3. If you like country décor you could use painted pallets to add a touch of southern sass to the room.  This type of country décor can be unisex if you want or you can make it more of a cowboy feel or a cowgirl feel depending on which you have been blessed with. 
  4. Yet another great decorating idea to welcome your new little one into their new room is a Hollywood glitz and glam room.  Sheer curtains hung throughout the room with walls painted pink is a great way to get this particular look and feel.  Yet again, a chandelier may be appropriate for this type of room. 
  5. If you want another gender neutral idea for your baby's room  you can use colors such as grey and yellow.  These colors are not only unisex they are timeless as well.  

Courtesy of Chester County PA Realtor Scott Darling.

513 Hodgson Circle is ready for you to move right into! What a great floor plan. Nice and open so everyone can be a part of the action. Hardwood floors greet you as you enter the foyer and off to the left is a large second bath and second bedroom with vaulted ceilings. Following the hardwood floors to the right brings you into the spacious open kitchen with 9’ ceilings and plenty of cabinet and counter space. There’s even a panty. From the kitchen, you can see over the breakfast bar and into the dining area and large open living room. The living room has soaring vaulted ceiling, skylights, a ceiling fan and sliding glass door to a lovely patio overlooking open space. The master bedroom is joined by the sitting room (also with a door to the patio) and very large master bath with whirlpool tub, separate sinks and vanities, a large shower stall and two closets, one of them being a walk-in closet. There’s also a bright and cheery laundry/mud room off of the 2-car garage, with an opener to make it easy to get in and out. Upstairs is a gigantic loft that can be used for additional bedroom space, a kids play area, a craft area or maybe an office. The community offers quite a bit as well. It includes a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, bocce, horseshoes, shuffleboard and tons of comradery amongst the neighbors. You’ll love the home, community and the life style that Ovations at Elk View has to offer. 

Reasons to Purchase a Home Before the End Of 2017

by Scott Darling

Now is the time, now is the best time, now is the best time to purchase a home.  Do yourself a favor; don’t wait to purchase your dream home until the end of 2017.  If you have even given a small thought that you might want to move in the next year or so, go ahead and begin looking now so that you might be able to make that purchase today instead of tomorrow.   A few of the reasons why you should purchase your home before the end of the year are listed below for you. 

  1.  One of the many reasons you should go ahead and purchase a home   before the end of 2017 is because interest rates are already beginning to rise.  The current average interest rate is a little above 4 percent but that rate could reach 6 percent by 2019.  Begin looking for the home of your dreams now so that you can purchase one and get moved in while the market is in your favor.
  2. Fewer homes are available as the years go on.  Just a few short years ago there were plenty of homes to choose from; however this list is getting a bit smaller yearly.   Buyers of today will have many more homes to choose from than buyers of tomorrow so get out and get house shopping now!  Call your Realtor today if purchasing a home is on your mind. 
  3. House prices are rising and will continue to rise in the future.  If there ever was a reason to go ahead and purchase a home before the end of the year, this is the one!  You just might be able to get more of a house for your money now than if you waited until later to purchase. 

Again, if purchasing a home has even been on your mind at all and you think you might want to move in the next year or so, get a jump start on your search by starting today.  It can’t hurt to start looking now because you just may be more likely to find it now than later.   Buying a home is a big deal and can cost quite a bit of money so it’s best to start looking now to find the home you have always dreamed of.  

Courtesy of Chester County PA Realtor Scott Darling.

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Scott Darling
RE/MAX Action Associates
403 W. Lincoln Highway #101
Exton PA 19341
(610) 594-SCOT
610-363-2001
Fax: (610) 363-5275