Tuesday, July 14, 2020

265 Flagstone Rd- Unit # 5-Chester Springs-PA 19425-Rental- Byers Station Community-MLS # PACT510496



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Maintenance free living in coveted Byers Station! Updated well maintained townhome available for rent immediately. 3 generous sized bedrooms, two and a half baths, formal living, dining and a finished basement give plenty of living space. Bright airy end unit townhome in a popular community. Master bath has whirlpool tub and stall shower, laundry on the upper level. Finished basement offers plenty of extra living space. 2 reserved parking spots. Rent covers HOA dues ~~~ enjoy the community amenities ~~~ 2 club houses, a well-equipped gym, 2 outdoor heated swimming pools, a brand new splash pad, and several tot lots scattered throughout, miles of walking trails, tennis and basketball courts. Ice cream socials and movie nights allow for great community participation. Situated within the highly acclaimed award winning Downingtown school district, Blue Ribbon Pickering Valley Elementary schools and home of the STEM Academy. Enjoy biking, walking, boating and other activities at Marsh Creek Lake, only 5 mins away. Conveniently located near the PA Turnpike, Routes 100/202/401/30/113 for all work commutes. Less than a 15 min drive to the train station for a Philadelphia commute, or to catch the Amtrak into NY City. Come see it today! Small pets allowed with extra 1 mo. refundable security deposit. Minimum 12 mo. lease - longer preferred.

Call 484 947 3127 for more information or schedule a showing appointment!

Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred 
390 Waterloo Blvd, Exton, PA 19341.
Cell: (484) 947 3127
Office: 610 363 6006

Thursday, July 2, 2020

110 Rebecca Rd- Downingtown- PA 19335- Hideaway Farms Community- MLS # PACT502376




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This immaculate home with a fabulous lush green yard awaits you! A rare opportunity to own a home with nice flat backyard in the rolling hills of Chester County. This lovingly maintained home has a grand foyer entrance, flanked by the Formal Living and Dining rooms. The grand 2 story family room and large kitchen, with extra large breakfast nook, is where the memories are made. Large Southern exposure windows & sliding door which flood the space with light, while lightly used hardwood floors and warm neutral colors invite you in, and make you want to stay. Hang out with the chef at the kitchen island, assist with cooking or simply admire the lovely backyard. Upgraded cabinets, granite counters and a large walk in pantry, just what you would want in your kitchen. The laundry room tucked away on this level is large and has cabinets for storage and can act as a mud room next to the garage entrance. Step out on the composite deck and enjoy alfresco meals all summer long. The Y Staircase leads you to 4 very good sized bedrooms upstairs. Each room is flooded with light and painted in neutral colors for a calming effect. The home has a 3 car garage and will accommodate all your storage needs. The expansive walk-out basement is awaiting your finishing touches. All of this in award winning Downingtown schools home of the STEM Academy. Less than a 15 min drive to the train station for a Philadelphia commute, or to catch the Amtrak into NY City. Enjoy biking, walking, boating and other activities at Marsh Creek Lake, only 15-20 mins away. Schedule your showing today!


Call 484 947 3127 for more information or schedule a showing appointment!



Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred 
390 Waterloo Blvd, Exton, PA 19341.
Cell: (484) 947 3127
Office: 610 363 6006

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

3606 Augusta Dr-Chester Springs-PA 19425- MLS # PACT509340-Byers Station Community




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Immaculate home in popular Chester Springs! Visit for yourself, to see this lightly lived-in and meticulously maintained East facing home. The elegant stone front Elevation, Rose bushes, Bay window and a lovely front porch welcome you in. Enter to a foyer flanked by the Formal Living and Dining rooms. The upgraded hardwood floors lead you to the enormous 2 story family room with a gas fireplace and an open floorplan perfect for hanging out with family or entertaining - where memories are made. Expansive windows flood the home with light. This is the Toll Bros Dandridge model with a 4 ft extension in family room, Palladian Kitchen and Greenhouse additions - adding extra square footage to the main level and basement as well. The upgraded Palladian Kitchen has plenty of counter space, extra upgraded cabinets with some pull out drawers, stainless steel appliances and a Kitchen Aid exhaust hood that vents outside. The expansive island is convenient for bar stools or cooking prep, and walk-in pantry has plenty of additional storage space. There is a study on this level and a powder room. There is a rather large mud room area in addition to the laundry room, with its own exterior entrance and access to the 2 car garage. The sellers love relaxing on the quiet maintenance free 16 X 20 deck, which has privacy and lovely views of surrounding greenery. Walk up the hardwood stairs with wrought iron balusters, and a carpet runner to the 4 bedrooms on the upper level. The Master bedroom has an ensuite bath, with granite his and her vanities, a tub, shower with an enclosed water closet, and a spacious walk-in closet. Another great structural upgrade to this home is addition of a princess suite, making it 3 full baths on the upper level. The Princess suite also has a walk in closet, and there is a large linen closet in the hallway. Two other good sized bedrooms and a full bath complete this level. This home has 2 HVAC units for heating and cooling - one in the attic and one in the basement. The garage has openers that can be managed thru a phone app. There is an invisible fence for beloved pets, and motion operated floodlights. There is a ceiling fan in every room and recessed lights on dimmer switches. The extra-large Basement, with the upgrade making it a 9 foot ceiling, awaits your finishing touches, already plumbed with rough-ins for a full bath.

 All this is yours in an award winning school district and the very popular Byers Station neighborhood. The community has 2 club houses, a well-equipped gym, 2 outdoor heated swimming pools, a splash pad, and several tot lots scattered throughout, miles of walking trails, tennis and basketball courts. Ice cream socials and movie nights allow for great community participation. Enjoy biking, walking, boating and other activities at Marsh Creek Lake, only 5 mins away. Conveniently located near the PA Turnpike, Routes 100/202/401/30/113 for all work commutes. Less than a 15 min drive to the train station for a Philadelphia commute, or to catch the Amtrak into NY City. Your search ends here - Welcome Home!


Call 484 947 3127 for more information or schedule a showing appointment!



Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred 
390 Waterloo Blvd, Exton, PA 19341.
Cell: (484) 947 3127
Office: 610 363 6006

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Eagleview Community - Chester County- PA




Eagleview is a small town in Upper Uwchlan Township in Chester County, PA. The Town Center has many restaurants with bars, weekly farmers markets, summer concerts in the park, movie nights, miles of walking trails, community swimming pools, parks, ACAC fitness center and more! 
 Located in the Award Winning Downingtown Schools, home to the STEM Academy, ranked #1 in PA? Well-situated with minutes to Major Routes (100/401/113/30), PA Turnpike. 
Only a 10 minute drive to Marsh Creek State Park. Marsh Creek State Park, that is open to enjoy all year round.  Summer is the perfect time for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding or canoeing in the 500 acre lake. The 1700+ acres of the park offer walking or mountain biking along the many trails, family picnics and barbecue areas, and of course glorious lake views and sunsets.
Conceptually, Eagleview was created as "... an old fashion town where you can work, live, shop, see your elders, and care for the young all in the same place. According to a Landsat imagery, the Eagleview shopping center represents a medium density development that generated 400 square feet more living space per acre per the source than lower density developments also shown in the same imagery.
For more specific information on homes for sale in Eagleview - call 484 947 3127

Some more info and food for thought before you start house hunting click here. 




Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred 
390 Waterloo Blvd, Exton, PA 19341.
Cell: (484) 947 3127
Office: 610 363 6006

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

How will you know if the Home is a "great deal"?


I often have home buyers looking for a 'great deal'.  My Zillow client reviews show 5 stars for Negotiation, and at our very first meeting I am often told, we want a Realtor who will get us the "best deal"  So the question that begs to be asked is - What is a good deal? and how will you know when you get the Best Deal? 

Price of home -  is determined by external Market conditions, essentially supply and demand.  The negotiating difference in a typical real estate transaction is about 2-3%.  The assumption being, the seller would prefer to drop the price to attract other buyers, before they will agree to a home buyer's aggressive low ball offer.  What is Market value?

Multiple bids - The whole point of a successful negotiation is, to GET the dream house after all is said and done.  Aggressive lowball offers are often rejected - so are they really helping?  Idea is to try for a win win, understand the market, compare recent sales and offer a price that will get accepted or encourage a reasonable counter offer, eventually leading to the sale.

Speculation You want a home that will retain its value, and hopefully even appreciate in the long run, but something you love, that meets your family's needs. It is more of an investment in lifestyle and family, rather than just a financial investment.  If you want to speculate - the stock market may be a better option.  

So I urge my buyers to switch focus slightly.  

What then is a good deal?

- Is a low price the best indication of a great deal?
- Is it still a good deal if that home is in poor condition, or at a compromised location?
- Could snagging the best home in a desirable community with low turnover, be a great deal?
- Is winning a multiple bid, snatching it away from other buyers....a great deal? 
- Buying a well-maintained, move-in-ready home that needs no updating would be a great deal for a busy family right?
- Being able to negotiate at Inspections, when you were unable to budge the Purchase Price due to competition, is awesome!
- Buying now, instead of throwing away money on rent for another year - that's incredible savings right?
- Locking in low interest rate over the life of your loan is an incredible saving right?
- House hunting for years, willing to wait until you get your perfect home  is fair enough.  But the kids do needs that space or school district now -  that would be a great deal right?

All just a matter of perspective.  I bring these up in my conversations with home buyers all the time. 
The idea is to find the best home within your criteria, at the right time, at the best possible price!  

Some more info and food for thought before you start house hunting click here. 


Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred 
390 Waterloo Blvd, Exton, PA 19341.
Cell: (484) 947 3127
Office: 610 363 6006

Friday, June 12, 2020

Success Story - Location and lot trumps fancy kitchen and baths



Here is a special success story. When buying his dream home in 2013, location and a large lot were a important for my client.  The newer cookie cutter homes or townhomes in the Garnet Valley area did not appeal. The older single family homes had dated interiors which were not too exciting.  The price stretched only so far - and he ended up buying an older home, that was the perfect location for his work, and in the school district he wanted for his son. While we all love the idea of moving into a home with nice interiors, it is important to make some sacrifices in order to stay within budget.  He and I had discussed these pros and cons, and he was very comfortable with the choice he made. 

Fast forward to 2020.  In some of my recent back and forth with him - he mentioned that he had done a major overhaul to his home. When I saw photos he sent me with all the renovations, it is quite a transformation, the home looks amazing. The photos show a fabulously redone kitchen and bathroom, he moved the laundry room downstairs to make it a full bath, with some nice newer decor provided by his wife (another fantastic change in his life!) he is so happy with his updated home. Check out the before and after pics!

This is exactly what I refer to, when I tell my buyer clients - you cannot change lot and location later-but you can always update the kitchen and baths. Understand how much the big ticket updates will cost you and price the home accordingly.  Prioritize based on your current needs - and plan for enhancements later.  Above al - do not stretch the budget beyond a level of comfort.

Not only does this buyer now own his dream home, he has also increased his property value significantly with his customized renovations what a great win-win situation.  Love this story!


Call me to help create one of your own!



Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred 
390 Waterloo Blvd, Exton, PA 19341.
Cell: (484) 947 3127
Office: 610 363 6006

Thursday, June 11, 2020

260 Flagstone Rd-#3, Chester Springs-PA 19425-Byers Station Community-MLS # PACT505796





Why rent when you can buy! Incredible Chester Springs location - in popular Byers Station community, one of Chester Counties most affordable homes in Downingtown East Schools. This is a 2 bedroom home with an unfinished basement. Main level has a large family room, an elegant dining room, kitchen and powder room. Small patio available for your summer grilling, and a small closet for storage. 2 bedrooms upstairs with 2 full baths. Laundry hook ups available on the upper level or in the basement as desired. Unfinished insulated basement offers plenty of extra storage space. Unit looks over open green common space, with a playground. Convenient parking, 2 spots designated for each home. 

The community has 2 club houses, a well equipped gyms, 2 outdoor heated swimming pools, a brand new splash pad, and several tot lots scattered throughout, miles of walking trails, tennis and basketball courts. Ice cream socials and movie nights allow for great community participation. Situated within the highly acclaimed award winning Downingtown school district, Blue Ribbon Pickering Valley Elementary schools and home of the STEM Academy. Enjoy biking, walking, boating and other activities at Marsh Creek Lake, only 5 mins away. Conveniently located near the PA Turnpike, Routes 100/202/401/30/113 for all work commutes. Less than a 15 min drive to the train station for a Philadelphia commute, or to catch the Amtrak into NY City. Stop throwing away money on rent every month. Come see it today!


Call 484 947 3127 for more information or schedule a showing appointment!



Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred 
390 Waterloo Blvd, Exton, PA 19341.
Cell: (484) 947 3127
Office: 610 363 6006

Monday, June 8, 2020

46 Sassafras Ln-Chester Springs-PA 19425- Villages At Chester Springs Community





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North facing end unit townhome in popular Villages At Chester Springs. No need to go thru the tedious new construction process - this home has never been lived in, ready for you to move in now! This Toll Bros. Gaffney model has a main level Flex room, which could be a Study, a Play area or a Hobby/Rec room with plumbing for bath rough-ins. The open floor plan with high ceilings and large windows flood the home with sunshine. The main level has an enormous living area with wide plank Premium Hardwood floors, Recessed Lighting and an open concept kitchen, perfect for entertaining. The Upgraded Kitchen is a chef's delight - stunning Century cabinets with pull our shelves, Granite countertops, fabulous Linen-style tile Backsplash, upgraded Stainless Steel appliances, an extra large center Island. A good sized Pantry helps with storage, the microwave vents outside and it has a gas stove for cooking, little details that are most desired. Step out on an extra-large maintenance-free composite Deck to enjoy al-fresco dinners this summer. There is privacy on the deck and playground views in the front of the home, a premium lot, truly one of the best locations in this neighborhood! Check out the interior doors, trim and hardware selections - certainly not your typical builder grade options. The beautiful upgraded open railing and oak staircase were builder upgrades. The upper level has the spacious Master Bedroom with a Tray ceiling, and a large walk-in closet. The Upgraded Master Bath package has dual-sink vanities, and large ultra-shower with a convenient built-in seat, upgraded tile and recessed lights. Two more bedrooms on this level, with large closets and share a hall bath with double vanity and bathtub. This level also has a convenient upstairs Laundry room, no more dragging your laundry up and down the stairs. The home has a 1 car garage and the playground, across the street, has visitor parking. The unfinished basement has 3 piece roughs ins for a bathroom in future. This home comes with a never used Washer, Dryer and Refrigerator. 

All of this in Award winning Downingtown East schools, with the Blue Ribbon Pickering Valley Elementary school, and the access to the nationally ranked STEM Academy. Conveniently located near the PA Turnpike, Routes 100/202/401/30/113 for most work commutes. 15 min drive to the train station for a Philadelphia commute, or to catch the Amtrak into NY City. Very close to nearby Marsh Creek lake, park and trails, where you can enjoy walking, biking, boating and other activities. Doesn't get much better than this. Schedule a showing right away!


Call 484 947 3127 for more information or schedule a showing appointment!



Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred 
390 Waterloo Blvd, Exton, PA 19341.
Cell: (484) 947 3127
Office: 610 363 6006

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Bela Vora Video Intro- Chester County Real Estate



Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred 
390 Waterloo Blvd, Exton, PA 19341.
Cell: (484) 947 3127
Office: 610 363 6006