Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline - Chester County - Delaware County




The controversial Sunoco pipeline had been on the the news and in the local news papers a lot lately. The Mariner East Phase 2 is a project to build new pipeline capacity from Ohio through West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware to transport Liquified Petroleum Gases (LPG's), also know as Natural Gas Liquids (NGL's), to the Marcus Hook facility along the Delaware River. The project will also lead to the creation of an NGL hub for distribution and processing for commercial markets.

About a 100 residents packed a meeting at West Chester East High School and peppered emergency responders and members of Chester County hazardous materials team with more than 50 questions about the pipeline projects.Mostly people wanted to know how to best respond in the event something goes wrong, leading to a hazardous spill and leak.

In West Whiteland Township a resident speaks out about a sinkhole that opened in his back yard during pipeline drilling in Chester County. Around a dozen Chester County households experienced cloudy water or loss of supply from their private wells, forcing some families from their homes near a location where Sunoco Pipeline was conducting horizontal directional drilling.

 The Chester County Panning Commission has created "The Pipeline Information Center (PIC) website". This website serves as a central location for posting pipeline project information and updates on proposed and active pipeline projects.The PIC supports pipeline safety and public awareness through a partnership with pipeline providers,regulators, and municipal governments.

On December 8,2017 Sunoco released their latest community newsletter to assist residents in the staying up to date on the construction status of the Mariner East 2 project. As in previous editions,this newsletter gives updated on segment level on the progress of the project. Chester and Delaware Counties are known as Segment 6. Any questions regarding the Mariner East 2 project can be directed to the Sunoco Pipeline Community Affairs team at 855-430-4491.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Researching School Districts before you Buy a House - Chester County, PA


School district in one of the most important criteria for most buyers looking to buy real estate. Real estate agents are not allowed to steer clients towards or away from any school districts, so we cannot give our opinion on which school districts are good in Chester County or which ones to avoid.

We highly encourage home buyers to do their own research before purchasing a home.
Below are some links you may find helpful in comparing local school districts.

QUICK LINKS TO SCHOOL DISTRICT HOMEPAGES

Downingtown Area School District - https://www.dasd.org/

Owen J. Roberts School District-https://www.ojrsd.com/

Great Valley School District-https://www.gvsd.org/

Phoenixville Area School District-http://www.pasd.com/

West Chester Area School District-https://www.wcasd.net/

Tredyffrin/Easttown School District-https://www.tesd.net/

Coatesville Area School District-https://www.casdschools.org/

Unionville Chadsford School District-http://www.ucfsd.org/

Avon Grove School District -https://www.avongrove.org/

Oxford Area School District-https://www.oxfordasd.org/

Twin Valley School District-http://www.tvsd.org/

Spring-Ford Area School District-http://www.spring-ford.net/

Kenneth Consolidated School District-https://www.kcsd.org/

Octorara School District-https://www.octorara.k12.pa.us/

LINKS TO COMPARE SCHOOL RANKINGS

PA Department of Education SAT & ACT Scores,http://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/Pages/SAT-and-ACT.aspx#tab-1

NICHE 2018 best school districts in Pennsylvania, https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/s/pennsylvania/?page=2

U.S News - Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania -  https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/pennsylvania

School Digger- Pennsylvania Middle School Rankings -https://www.schooldigger.com/go/PA/schoolrank.aspx?level=2

School Digger - Pennsylvania Elementary School Rankings - https://www.schooldigger.com/go/PA/schoolrank.aspx


Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Top Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Preferred Exton - Chester County - Downingtown Area School District


Top 1% of 4500+ agents in Chester county 2016. Top 6% of Coldwell Banker International 2016.   #1Agent2016 Coldwell Banker Preferred Exton

I will mirror your motivation. If you are in a hurry and need to sell or buy quick, I will rush and make things happen. If it is still early stages, I will match your pace and provide the information you need, and wait for you to solidify your plans.   I believe I have just the right business volume that give me the breadth and depth of experience, and yet not too much, that I am unable to deliver, and stay in personal touch with my clients throughout the transaction

I work with Home Buyers and Sellers - because I believe it is important to understand both sides, and get a balanced perspective.  I have a Masters degree in Business, which brings a strong analytical perspective to my work.  I have an excellent team of people who support me behind the scenes, but I am the main contact for my clients. 

 Ultimately, whats important  to me  is what my client say.  My personal goal is to give your the best real estate experience possible, and get recommendations and referrals for my service.  Check additional reviews on my Linkedin profile and Facebook business page- DowningtownRealEstate - Bela Vora.  My passion helps me  go above and beyond.  At the end of the day, those smiles at settlement are totally worth it. 


I am a fierce advocate for my clients.  Your home is one of the biggest decisions for you ... financially and emotionally...  and I respect that.  
Call me.  Lets begin the conversation... 484 947 3127

Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
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Friday, October 6, 2017

7 Benefits of Buying or Selling your Home in the Fall Season.





Many many advantages to selling or buying your home in the Fall Season - here goes...

1. Home for the Holidays - We all want to enjoy the holiday season with our loved ones in this cosy place we call home!  When you buy or sell in Fall - you are all settled in your new house before the holiday season.  Make lots of memories!

2. Less Competition - Home Sales peak in June/July.   As a result, there are fewer homes on the market in the Fall - which means less competition for the sellers!  Also, the buyers who are looking at this time are more motivated,  you won't get too many 'just looking' buyers.  Buyers tend to be less picky - because there aren't that many confusing choices.  We currently have a good inventory of homes in Chester county to choose from.

3. Tax break  - Property taxes and mortgage interest are deductions home buyers can claim on their taxes.  If you manage to close before Dec 31, you get a neat little tax write off.  As a seller - capital gains and home improvements are an important calculation and your closing costs will help determine those.  Consult your tax advisor regarding how you may take advantage of this.

4. Right Price - As a seller, your Realtor has a much easier job of finding comparable sales for appraisals.  There have been many recent sales to choose from - which is not true for a home listed in Early Spring.  So if you have a well maintained upgraded home, it can fetch the premium price you were hoping for.   Even for buyers - with less competition, you can avoid multiple bid scenarios and negotiate a good price on a home, because sellers don't want it sitting on the market thru the winter months.

5. Shopping season - The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to get good deals and "Holiday Sales" to furnish and decorate your home.  You could get good bargains this tie of the year.  Watch out for those Black Friday sales ad have the goods delivered to your new home instead of paying to move them.

6. Condition of property - Most homeowners have done maintenance on the house during the Spring and Summer months.  Bug ticket additions like decks and patios, window, roof replacements possibly or regular maintenance like power washing, window screens, landscaping, painting etc have just been made to the home.  If you are a seller - home is ready to list with minimal work.  If you are a buyer, move in without a long to-do list!

7. Colors - Seasonal colors and smells make the home look really inviting!  Who doesn't like the rusts oranges and olives - warm crisp colors of this season!  The pumpkin spice smells of candles burning and pies in the oven - that's what home is all about!

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Applecross Community Price Reduction,Downingtown Schools



Huge price reduction! $455,000! - 324 S Caldwell Circle, Downingtown, PA 19335. Excellent value in Applecross Community.4 beds, 3/1 baths, 3,554 Sq Ft of living space. Downingtown Schools. This home is priced to sell!!

For more info click here https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/pa/downingtown/324-s-caldwell-cir/pid_18955575/ . Or call me for more details 484 947 3127.

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  • We are so happy that we chose Bela as our listing agent. We interviewed several other 'top' agents in the area, but only Bela projected the confidence and showed the personal approach that we were looking for. In fact, the other agents were looking to list our home at $100K - $200K LESS than Bela  suggested and were obviously not willing to invest the time to market our house effectively.
We were absolutely blown away by the quality of the pics and video that Bela did for our home! Family and friends who saw them couldn't stop commenting on how beautiful our home looked and how attractively and professionally it was presented. We have no doubt that Bela's high-quality marketing played a major part in getting our home sold so quickly. Thanks Bela! Sal & Marion Del Conte 
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Response from Bela Vora on 08/18/2017
You guys rock! It was a personal best for me to get my sellers 200k more than what other competing "top agents" recommended! Wish you lots of love and wonderful times in your new home.

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  • We met Bela last year at an open house, and knew immediately that she should be our Realtor. As a first home buyer, Bela made the home buying process extremely easy and stress free. She was always available whenever we had a question and took the time to explain my options each step of the way. She  was patient and really listened, never giving up until she found what we were looking for. We look forward to continuing to work with her, such as when we need the name and contact info. of any number of good, reliable service providers for the maintenance of our property. She is very knowledgeable and well-connected and we are so very grateful to have worked with her! 
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Response from Bela Vora on 08/18/2017
Thank you! Was a pleasure to help you find the right home - easy to work with clients who are so appreciative!


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  • This review is for Bela Vora, who recently helped us purchase and close on a new home in Collegeville, PA. From the very outset, Bela understood our objectives and requirements and guided us seamlessly through the entire process of searching through varied database, home showings, financial and tax  implications and up to the home closing. In fact, she attended every walk-through with us and vigorously asserted herself on our behalf with the builder. The end result was a home that my wife and I can retire in with all the trappings that we desired and of course, this would not have been possible without Bela. She excelled at every step of the way and in fact, went beyond our normal expectations for a realtor in helping us with the home purchase. Thanks Bela for all your efforts and hard work! We wholeheartedly recommend Bela to all potential home buyers in the area!
Anil Mathur 24 July, 2017 
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Response from Bela Vora on 07/26/2017
Thank you for your kind works. Often there is a misconception that new construction purchases do not require a Realtor...so this review is highly appreciated! Your home is absolutely gorgeous - I wish your family many happy years and celebrations in it!

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EXCELLENT experience with Bela.It was a pleasure working with Bela and her team. We being the first time home buyer had no idea of the process. She is so very well aware of the area,process and any relevant thing you need to know about a home purchase.she is very perceptive of your needs and  makes suggestions accordingly. She will never push you to close a deal. We highly recommend Bela as your real estate agent, she is an expert in her field, has extensive knowledge, is very easy to work with. 
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Response from Bela Vora on 06/23/2017
Thank you simple Aditi! Simple is the perfect compliment to your name. It was truly a pleasure and a privilege to work with your lovely family, and I wish you many many happy years in your new home. I am humbled by the respect, love and appreciation you showed me throughout this process.

Bela Vora, REALTOR®,Coldwell Banker Preferred - Exton Real Estate.Office: 610 363 6006;
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