Monday, November 12, 2018

464 Lee Pl. - Exton, PA 19341- West Chester Schools- MLS 7280269






Over 80k in upgrades built into this price!!! Ready to move in, new construction in the heart of Exton. The Ridgeway Grande end unit, with all the finest upgrades offered by Lennar, one of America's leading Home builders since 1954.
 If you are looking to downsize, but want the luxury of fine living, this is the one for you! Open floor plan with morning room, maintenance free deck and 3 spacious bedrooms upstairs. Kitchen has upgraded level 5 shaker style cabinets with dovetail drawers, cushion close doors, beautiful quartz countertops, under cabinet lighting and more. Hardwood floors on main level.

All this in an incredible location, minutes to 3 train stations for a SEPTA ride into Philly, or AMTRAK ride into NY City. Around the corner from plenty of dining, shopping and entertainment options. A small, welcoming neighborhood tucked away like an oasis. This is the lifestyle change you were looking for! Have easy access to theatre/movies, play a round of golf at the local country club, make your restaurant reservations in nearby charming West Chester, named among the 100 best places to live in America. Nature not too far away - Enjoy biking on nearby Chester Valley or Struble Trails, boating and other activities at Marsh Creek lake, only 15 mins away. Upstairs is the elegant master suite w/tray ceiling, walk in closet and recessed lights. 2 additional bedrooms with Hall Bath and a Laundry room complete the second level. The foyer upstairs is open to the 2 story Living room. A large walk-out unfinished basement for storage, if you are downsizing from a large home, or waiting to be finished with a 3 piece bath rough in, if you need additional living space. Highly rated West Chester schools. Move in to this worry free brand new construction that is covered by builder warranties. Schedule your showing today! Incredible savings if you act quick!
Click here to view a virtual tour of the property- http://www.homesforsaletours.com/lot-83---464-lee-place--exton--pa.html
Call 484 947 3127 for more information or schedule a showing appointment!
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Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Exton Real Estate.
Office: 610 363 6006; Cell: (484) 947 3127
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Home for sale in Byers Station- 3816 Trembly Ct.- MLS 7276409




New construction in popular Byers Station! Beautiful move in ready Richmont model presented by Lennar, one of America's leading Home builders since 1954. Upgrades include Hardwood throughout First Floor, Shaker style Cabinets,top quality Granite, Stainless Steel Appliances,Gas Fireplace, Recessed Lights, Frameless Glass Master Bath Shower Door, and so much more. Pictures are of the actual home, not the model. The cul de sac location, with great views from upstairs windows, happens to be my favorite part of this property. If your general impression about new construction is, the list price is the base price and everything else is going to cost extra... you should check out this home. It has hardwood, granite, tile, glass, stainless steel, upgraded lighting, an amazing mudroom with built-ins, at an incredible 60k in savings! Ask for a list of everything that is included. It is ready to move in, and has the most amazing upgrades and selections. 

The Byers Station neighborhood is very popular for its amenities. The neighborhood has 2 swimming pools, club house, walking trails, tennis and basketball courts, many playgrounds and tot lots. Ice cream socials and movie nights allow for great community participation. Connect to Rt. 100 for the turnpike or Eagle Farms rd to connect to Rt 113 and 401. All major arteries - Rt.30, Rt.202 and SEPTA/Amtrak train stations are within reasonable access. No Stucco! move in to this worry free brand new construction that is covered by builder warranties.

Click here to view a virtual tour of the property- http://www.homesforsaletours.com/3816-trembly-court--chester-springs--pa.html
Call 484 947 3127 for more information or schedule a showing appointment!
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Coldwell Banker Preferred - Exton Real Estate.
Office: 610 363 6006; Cell: (484) 947 3127
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Friday, October 26, 2018

906 Francis Dr., Downingtown, PA 19335- Home For Sale in Williamsburg Community- MLS 7272663



Finally a 4 bedroom single for sale in popular WILLIAMSBURG! Well maintained home with updated galore...Brand new HVAC (Oct 2018), Water Heater (Feb 2018), Roof (2015). Updated kitchen, with beautiful granite counter tops, all newer stainless steel appliances. Entire main level and upper level is all hardwood flooring. Upgraded 2 foot bump out along both the length and breadth of house makes the room seem much bigger. Seller believes this upgrade not factored into public records sq ft. Buyer to verify. The bump out allows for additional room in the garage as well, just right to store the lawn mowers, bikes etc. No need for a shed, which many neighbors need. Garage is semi finished with drywall and shelving. Very well lit home with an open floor plan. Full finished basement. Enjoy alfresco dinners on the oversize deck. A lot of pride of ownership with top quality preferred on all updates made over the years.
 Williamsburg is a very popular sidewalk community with a swimming pool, clubhouse, playground, basketball court, baseball field, and neighborhood activities. All this for a very low HOA fee! Paved access to the popular Struble Trail, move in soon to enjoy walking the trail on crisp autumn days. Enviable convenience to SEPTA train stations, 30 bypass, Rt. 202, 113 and PA Turnpike for work commutes, local shopping, dining and more. Award winning DOWNINGTOWN Schools, with the new STEM Academy, ranked No. 1 in PA! 

Click here to view a virtual tour of the property-http://www.homesforsaletours.com/906-francis-drive--downingtown--pa.html
Call 484 947 3127 for more information or schedule a showing appointment!
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Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Exton Real Estate.
Office: 610 363 6006; Cell: (484) 947 3127
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Home Moving Tips- Chester County-PA





If you have a move coming up, here a few  tips to help your move go smoothly.

1.  Research movers ratings thoroughly. We’ve all heard horror stories about movers stealing, losing or recklessly damaging belongings, make sure you’re choosing a reputable, licensed company with ample experience. Check reviews, Better Business Bureau ratings and references before committing to hire. It’s also a good idea to purchase appropriate insurance for your belongings if you have a lot of expensive items, just in case.

2. Don’t wait till the last minute to book your movers. Moving companies do book up, especially during the busy summer months, so don’t leave this decision until the last moment. Start looking for a company early and get on its schedule.


3. Toss or donate unwanted belongings before getting a quote. So you don't end up paying to have these item moved, or run out of room in the moving truck — If you pare down your belongings a great deal between the time of your quote and moving day, you can save yourself some money.
If you do require flexibility in truck space for your move, be upfront about it. Some companies allow you to pay by the foot, which means you pay only for the space you end up using. Usually this involves sharing space with another customer, in which case your belongings will be divided with a locked partition inside the truck.
4. Label your boxes. If you’re planning to hire professional packers, it’s smart to ask about their policy for labeling boxes. If they don’t label (surprisingly common), plan to be present while the packers work (a good idea anyway) and make it your job to label each box as it’s completed.
Packing tip: Label your boxes with your last name as well as the name of the room in your new home where you want the box to end up. When labeling rooms, use language that will make sense to the movers: Instead of “Madison’s room,” you could label a box “Upstairs small bedroom.”

5. Block out close parking in advance . If your movers can’t park the truck close to your home, you’ll probably get stuck with what’s known as a long-carry fee — and the farther the movers have to walk to bring each item, the longer it will take. To avoid this, do whatever you can to ensure there’s a close place to park the truck at both your old home and new. You may want to notify neighbors in advance, park your cars in the closest spaces to hold them, or put cones and signs in the space in front of your house on the day of the move.
6. Remember to measure openings at your new home. After one harrowing experience attempting to get a giant sofa through a narrow stairway (our movers eventually gave up), I now know the value of measuring doorways and stairwells in advance. If bulky furniture doesn’t fit, you may be forced to leave treasured pieces behind, or — if you simply can’t do without an item — you may need to ask for hoisting services, which aren’t cheap and may not be available right away.
7. Take the time to read the fine print. Before the movers leave at the end of the day, you’ll be asked to sign off on the inventory sheet and bill — and you’ll be exhausted when this happens. It’s easy to breeze through these last steps and just sign whatever papers they thrust in front of you, but it’s important that you take the time to actually read what you’re signing.
Double check that everything that went into the truck has actually arrived. Look over the bill carefully and be sure there are no extra charges.It’s a good idea to take a look inside the truck before it pulls away. And look close: Tiny (but necessary) items like drawer knobs and shelf brackets can easily get overlooked on the floor of a big truck.
8. Just get the big stuff into position at your new home; the rest can wait. Think rugs and major (read: heavy) furniture pieces — anything you can’t easily move on your own — are the things that should be put into position by the movers. Ideally, you’ll already be armed with a floor plan of the new space with furniture positions marked out. But if you didn’t get anything that elaborate organized, no worries. Just station yourself in the new place as early as possible before the movers arrive and make some decisions about where things will go.
Then locate the box with your bedding, because you’re going to be ready for a good night’s sleep!

For more tips or recommendations call Bela Vora at 484 947 3127 

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Coldwell Banker Preferred - Exton Real Estate.
Office: 610 363 6006; Cell: (484) 947 3127
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Monday, September 24, 2018

1390 Old Barn Circle - Downingtown - PA 19335




Beautiful home in popular Stonegate Community, situated on a premium Cul-De-Sac lot.


Bright spacious home with an open floor plan great for entertaining! 2 story foyer with split staircase with formal living room and formal dining room on either side. The 2 story family room boasts a beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace and large floor to ceiling windows. Kitchen offers expansive upgraded granite counter tops, newer stainless steel appliances, recently updated cabinets, and hardwood flooring. Breakfast area bump-out with skylights also allows for deck and patio access. Conveniently situated large mudroom with garage access as well as access to backyard patio. Did we mention 3 car garage with new doors, new quite close openers, and pull-down loft for extra storage? Work from home in the private office with lovely backyard views. Gorgeous, incredibly large, stamped concrete patio (July 2018) can seat the entire party when you entertain. Owens Corning Finished Basement with a full bathroom is a large space, yet leaves plenty of unfinished storage area. Spacious bedrooms on second level including master suite with walk-in closets.

 Stonegate is a very desirable neighborhood with walking trails, seasonal events & dedicated open space. Convenient to schools, parks, shopping, major routes & Septa R5. All this in acclaimed Downingtown Schools and the top ranked STEM Academy. Well maintained by current owners, come see it today!


Click here to view a virtual tour of the property- http://www.homesforsaletours.com/1390-old-barn-circle--downingtown--pa.html

For more information on this listing or to schedule a visit please call 484 947 3127.

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Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Exton Real Estate.
Office: 610 363 6006; Cell: (484) 947 3127
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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Once Again - Netflix Movie Recommendation


Often these smaller budget films are lost, and never reach audiences in small town USA where I live.  However I am so grateful it was recommended by a fb friend, so I saw it on Netflix instant streaming.

My last movie review post on my blog, was back in 2012, which shows you how inspired I was, after watching this movie.  I was surprised to see a mediocre 2.5/5 or 6.4/10 ratings for the film on popular Movie Review sites.  Here is my attempt to promote it, in the hope that more such movies will be made, and more importantly, be available to worldwide audiences easily. 

The setting and Mumbai scenes make you fall in love with this incredible city all over again!  The juxtaposition of a south Indian menu/chef, in an Iranian cafe style restaurant w/marble top round tables, shopping at the fish market with some local Marathi thrown in...was incredible. 

I totally loved the sounds of the restaurant kitchen chopping, frying, tadka and the Bombay traffic and street background noises which were all silenced for the simple dialogues.  Scenes where Tara marinates fish and cooks in a clay oven, or rubs some herbs in her hand and offers them to Amar so he can smell, or notes about the food and the occasion behind it ...were all highly appreciated.

The actors in "Once Again" have incredible chemistry, they don't really need dialogues to communicate.  Their facial expressions and silences are enough.  I absolutely loved Shefali Shah's colorful cotton sarees, and identified with her completely, in trying to juggle and balance her work, grown children, society expectations and her personal passions.  Amar's character was surprisingly humble and down to earth, not a typical film star profile.  The actor Neeraj Kabi gave it an additional dimension of sensitivity and I for one, will be following and watching his movies in future.

Speaking of grown children, both protagonists had children whose stories were woven into the movie. However, apart from the glimpse at contemporary India with children who have open thoughts, much more relaxed relationships with parents, some millennial generation selfishness and contemporary fashion choices - I believe they were just background.

I hope I have created enough intrigue, but not set really high expectations for the movie.  Watch it and Enjoy!  Let me know what you thought about it - post in comments below.

Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Exton Real Estate.
Office: 610 363 6006; Cell: (484) 947 3127
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Monday, August 6, 2018

507 Downing Court- Exton- PA 19341 - Woodledge At Whitford








Impeccable, well appointed end unit townhome in an unbeatable location! Why wait for new construction when you can get this extremely well maintained, freshly painted, move-in-ready home now. Real estate is location location location. This home is convenient to any work commute, minutes to 3 train stations for a SEPTA ride into Philly, or AMTRAK ride into NY City. Around the corner from plenty of dining, shopping and entertainment options. Well suited to anyone with a fast paced lifestyle that needs maintenance-free living, and homeowners who like to be close to all activity, yet not too far from nature. Enjoy biking on nearby Chester Valley or Struble Trails, boating and other activities at Marsh Creek lake, only 15 mins away. A small, quiet, welcoming neighborhood tucked away like an oasis. This is the lifestyle change you were looking for. Cut down on your work commute, make it easy to drive little ones to various activities, make quick runs to grocery stores. Or simply book your theatre/movie tickets, and make your restaurant reservations in nearby downtown West Chester and enjoy retired living.

The home offers one floor living with a master suite on the main level. Spacious main level with a living/great room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook and pantry, elegant master bedroom suite with dual walk in closets, a bright well-lit sun room which can also be a home office, and a deck for some seasonal grilling. Upstairs is a large loft area which can be a den, playroom or home office and 2 large bedrooms and a full bath. 2 car garage and a large unfinished basement for storage if you are downsizing from a large home, or waiting to be finished if you need additional living space. Highly rated West Chester schools. Doesn't get much better than this. Call 484 947 3127 to schedule a showing  appointment!


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Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Exton Real Estate.
Office: 610 363 6006; Cell: (484) 947 3127
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Help my buyers find homes! - check in for me please.


I have discussed with many of you recently - this real estate season has been particularly low in
inventory, and buyers are having a hard time finding homes. If you know someone who wants to sell -or are even remotely thinking of selling - I am happy to follow up and see if there is a good fit.

In no particular order, this what my buyers are looking for....

250-320k - First time very young buyers, lovely engaged couple - he is a car fanatic owns 3 cars,
worked in Detroit for a few years - lovely fiance keeping him in check. So 2 car garage preferred -
open to single family or town homes...access to SEPTA train station preferred but not necessary.

250-300k Couple has been renting for too long - need a full bath and bedroom on main level. Prefer
older house with lower taxes. Open to a large radius King of Prussia to Chester Springs or
Collegeville. Single or town home is fine.

600-900k Cash buyer looking for a nicely appointed single family in Downingtown Schools. Walk out basement and pubic water and sewer, backyard privacy preferred. The wife says husband is picky -so need to please the husband.

300-400k Cash buyer - looking for a small single family with a small yard, where he can garden an
grow vegetables and fruit. Prefers close to Chester Valley trail in Exton because he loves to walk on
that trail.

450-500k - Chester Springs, updated move in ready. Downingtown schools. Mrs Buyers is a Doctor
and needs to be within certain distance of turnpike entrance for when on call. Townhome or single is
fine.

325-375k Townhome in West Chester schools - Fugett middle school a must for his daughter who
does not want to move to any other school. She has actually drawn a beautiful home with a white
picket fence and shared with me - but dad thinks town homes will be best - low maintenance.

500-650k Single Family - Downingtown West schools. Preferably move in ready, 3000+ sq ft. Wife
has a Delaware commute so East & West Brandywine, Caln, Uwchlan and West Bradford townships
work best. (as opposed to Wallace or Upper Uwchlan) Chestnut Ridge Preserve, Applecross.

150-275k Lionville Middle school area. Lovely family looking to stop renting, and start building equity.Liongate, Rhondda neighborhoods would work great. Mostly condos in this price range.

500-650k Single Family - Downingtown West schools. Preferably move in ready, 3000+ sq ft.
Chestnut Ridge Preserve, Applecross.

Call 484 947 3127, thanks.


Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Exton Real Estate.
Office: 610 363 6006; Cell: (484) 947 3127
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Sunday, July 1, 2018

1192 Dunsinane Hill -Chester Springs



Peaceful country living on a quiet street, off Historic Horseshoe Trail! This street is very desirable, and the home has excellent curb appeal, with mature landscaping and a lovely wooded backyard with a large wrap-around deck, to enjoy all seasons. Enter into a large 2 story open foyer with the master bedroom on the main level to the right, and a enormous coat closet. The Master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, and a large walk-in closet. The family room has an inviting fireplace and the formal dining area has a large slider to the backyard deck. Eat in kitchen has an island, a pantry, as well as the laundry room closet. Very spacious family room with vaulted ceiling, skylights, built-ins and 2 large sliding glass doors. Step out on the deck through these doors and enjoy the lush wooded backyard, which offers complete privacy.


 The home has had a lot of recent updates - Hardwood floors beautifully sanded and refinished, whole house, including trim and ceilings professionally painted, brand new carpet, freshly painted exterior, newly paved Driveway and more. Owners are meticulous about maintaining - new Roof 2017,newer water heater,HVAC serviced regularly,Septic tank recently pumped and tested, newer kitchen appliances, all receipts available to interested buyers upon request. Some kitchen and bath updates needed, and basement awaits finishing but the price factors that in. Convenient location, situated close to Routes 401/113, minutes from a Great Valley corporate center commute, and the PA Turnpike. Did we mention the Award Winning Downingtown East Schools, home to the STEM Academy, ranked #1 in PA? Schedule your showing today!



For more information on this listing or to schedule a visit please call 484 947 3127.

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Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Exton Real Estate.
Office: 610 363 6006; Cell: (484) 947 3127
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