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SEPTEMBER 2011

TeamWebster e agazine

P A T T E R S O N - S C H W A R T Z

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Real Estate Services & Marketing Bill Webster Realtor CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR, e-Pro

Andy Jennison Realtor

Welcome

to this month’s TeamWebster eMagazine. What if there was a shoe store that had: An unparalleled selection of shoes of every size, color, and price range and the shoes were discounted 30% or more and you had a credit card that would finance the shoes for 30 years at 4.5%?? How many shoes would you buy? My bet is you would stand in a line around the block! Well, today, real estate is like that shoe store (incredible selection, terrific bargains and excellent financing terms).

Jay Webster Realtor Accredited Home Stager 7234 Lancaster Pike Hockessin, DE 19707 302-234-5255 Direct 302-367-5285 Text 302-239-3000 Office Email: teamwebster@psre.com Visit our website:

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But there’s more…. Shoes go in and out of style. Homeownership is still the American Dream. Shoes are worth less once you wear them. Homes will appreciate in value over time. Shoes get disposed of. Homes are lasting. And while many can recount memories created in certain shoes, everyone can remember their first home, their first family gathering, the countless holidays shared. There is also the ability to decorate to your tastes, the stability (and lower crime rate) in homeownership neighborhoods and the higher level of education achieved by kids who grow up there.

This information is believed to be accurate, but is not warranted.

If you’d stand in line to buy shoes, what’s stopping you from exploring a home? Despite some media perceptions, there is mortgage money available with reasonable down payment requirements at extremely low rates. Talk to a loan officer. There are some great deals out there with short sales, foreclosures and regular transactions also! Happy Shopping!

Jay

Jay Webster

On the cover: Walking downtown Newark past the Main Street clock. Story page 4

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Downtown Newark Partnership (DNP) is one of five winners recognized as leaders in downtown revitalization at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2011 Great American Main Street Awards® (GAMSA). The Downtown Newark Partnership was recognized for its exceptional accomplishments in revitalizing downtown Newark by using the proven Main Street Four-Point Approach®. GAMSA winners demonstrate exemplary achievement in the process of strengthening their downtowns and commercial districts based on the following selection criteria: l Active involvement of the public and private sectors; l Broad-based community support for the revitalization effort; l Quality of achievements over time; l Innovative solutions to significant problems; l Commitment to historic preservation; l Evolving track record of successful commercial district revitalization; l Comprehensive revitalization effort: activity in all four points of the Main Street Four-Point Approach® to commercial district revitalization; l Economic impact of the revitalization program; and l Successful small business development. The DNP was selected by a national jury composed of

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former award winners, community development professionals, governmental agency representatives who are active in community economic development and historic preservation. Using the Main Street methodology, Newark, Delaware, has evolved from a sleepy college town with a struggling downtown to a small-business hotbed and regional shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. By bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders, including the University of Delaware, elected officials, business owners and residents, the Downtown Newark Partnership has capitalized on Newark’s business and tourism opportunities without losing its historic identity or small-city roots. Downtown Newark Partnership worked skillfully with public and private partners to find creative solutions to downtown’s challenges and to celebrate its assets and opportunities. With 26 new businesses opening and more than $30 million invested in the last 3.5 years and a popular year-round arts and events calendar that draws from miles around, Newark has emerged as a fun, attractive, and intelligent city for work and play.

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LANDENBERG, PA 35 Nivin Lane Watsons Mill 4 BEDROOMS, 4.1 BATHS, 3 CAR GARAGE, 6,393 SQ.FT. PRICE: $814,000

Surrounded by picturesque countryside and views of the White Clay Creek Nature Preserve, this premiere Wilkinson home offers the ultimate serene lifestyle. Spacious and open interiors flow onto expansive exteriors heightening

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the connection to the landscape. Superbly designed offering a versatile floor plan with custom architectural themes. Volume ceilings, beautiful millwork and hardwood floors throughout. Numerous spaces allow for simultaneous work and entertaining activities. Kitchen with custom maple cabinets, center island, granite counters and tumbled marble backsplash. Magnificent views from large Trex deck with access to the professionally landscaped back yard and in-ground pool. Master suite with fireplace,

luxury bath and separate sitting room. Finished, walk-out lower level has multiple entertaining areas with fireplace and fully equipped bar. Amenities include invisible pet fence, central vac, Smart Home lighting/security system and whole-house audio. Stunning community with extensive open space. For more information:

www.psre.com/2876

Unbeatable location. Picturesque views from custom built Wilkinson home. The perfect combination.

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NEWARK 136 Lake Arrowhead Cir. Becks Woods 3 BEDROOMS, 2.1 BATHS, 2 PARKING SPACES PRICE: $169,000 Spacious and charming end-unit townhome offers light filled interiors, clean design and comfortable living. Major updates over the past couple years make this home the practical choice for today’s savvy buyer. Big ticket items have been replaced: furnace, central air and roof (single layer). Other updates include: several windows, stove, dishwasher, disposal and sump pump. Welcoming covered porch entrance into nicely appointed eat-in kitchen with Page 8

ample cabinets, tile back splash and pantry. Large dining room with bump-out window seat opens onto the sunken living room with fireplace and new patio door that leads to secluded terrace and sizable back yard. Layout is perfect for entertaining a large group or just a few close friends. Master bedroom has double closets and separate bathroom. Full basement has 9ft ceilings and ready for whatever your needs may be. Other features include: two parking spaces, lots of storage and all appliances. Attractive, movein ready home convenient to commuting, shopping and fun.

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HOCKESSIN 66 Raphael Road Bella Vista 5 BEDROOMS, 2.2 BATHS, 2 CAR GARAGE PRICE: $389,000 Delightfully secluded, generously proportioned and surrounded by a beautiful setting. This contemporary style home offers a quiet and relaxed lifestyle designed for easy indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. Grand slate foyer entrance. Step-down living room with vaulted ceiling to second floor loft with access to upper deck. Formal dining room with slider to side patio. Spacious kitchen with lots of cabinets, counter space, pantry and breakfast bar opens

to family room with beautiful stone gas fireplace. Massive deck spans the entire back of the home from the intimate alcove off the master bedroom to the second-tier dining area with pergola. First floor master retreat includes cathedral ceiling, walk-in closet and tiled bath with double vanity, jetted tub and separate shower. Finished walk-out basement has additional bedroom, second family room and half bath plumbed for tub. Other features include oversized garage, separate study with built-ins and large storage room in basement. All on peaceful cul-de-sac. For more information:

www.psre.com/3924

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AVONDALE 401 Pennsylvania Ave Avondale Borough 4 BEDROOMS, 1.1 BATHS, 3 CAR GARAGE PRICE: $224,900 Stately and immaculate brick residence with wonderful updates in the heart of Avondale Borough. This original singlefamily home was most recently used as a professional real estate office and is easily converted back. Huge formal living room with brick fireplace, formal dining room with built-in cabinetry, large modernized kitchen and two bonus rooms complete the first floor. Second floor has three large bedrooms, second kitchen with new wood cabinets and Page 10

ceramic tile floor and remodeled bath. Finished third floor includes an over-sized bedroom plus two small storage rooms. Beautiful wrap around front/side porch, rear raised flagstone patio, new sidewalks, macadam paved parking area and detached three-car bay garage with storage loft. Replacement windows throughout, professionally refinished wood floors; newer heater and dimensional shingle roof. Freshly painted interior with neutral colors. Striking corner location on double lot surrounded by other historic homes. Excellent condition and move in ready. AGENT Owner is a licensed real estate broker in PA. For more information:

www.psre.com/3327

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WILMINGTON 4501 Pickwick Dr. Limestone Gardens 4 BEDROOMS, 1.1 BATHS, 1 CAR GARAGE PRICE: $223,500 Numerous updates plus pride of ownership make this beautiful and spacious home move-in ready and a tremendous value. Foyer level includes a cozy family room with wood burning stove, convenient powder room and laundry. Main level includes the living room with cathedral ceilings and striking bay window, formal dining room and upgraded kitchen with newer appliances and an incredible breakfast room. Floor plan is perfect for entertaining inside and out.

You’ll love the expanded wrap-around deck for outside activities and the fenced back yard. Private, upper level includes four nice sized bedrooms and remodeled full bath. Lots of storage space in partial basement through exterior Bilco door. Other features include: newer vinyl siding, energy efficient, tilt-in windows, gutters, blown-in insulation and interior doors, new Pergo floors and carpet in several rooms, doublewide driveway and shed. Convenient location for commuting, shopping or entertainment and within walking distance to Milltown Park and playground. For more information:

www.psre.com/2548

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WILMINGTON 929 Dover Avenue Stratford

NEWCASTLE 36 Doncaster Avenue Stratford

2 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH

3 BEDROOMS, 1.2 BATHS

PRICE: $100,000

Absolutely move-in ready, brick townhome with attractive interiors and beautiful hardwood floors. Updated kitchen comes complete with newer refrigerator and new stove, newer cabinets, tile back splash, peninsula for added counter space and back door access to rear patio. The walk-out basement has lots of space for storage or whatever your needs may be. Laundry’s in the basement and washer and dryer are included. Updates to include: central air, roof, furnace, replacement windows and water heater. This freshly painted, easy-care home is close to shops and transportation. Come join this wonderful neighborhood and enjoy the community spirit.

Seller offering $3,000 towards buyer’s closing costs and a oneyear home warranty. Lovingly maintained all brick ranch. Set on a beautiful lot with mature trees. Exceptional value with potential to further enhance with your own unique touches. Eat-in kitchen and sliders to the wonderful three season porch. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the first floor. The family room has massive brick fireplace in the finished basement. Also downstairs is a half bath, a semi-finished exercise room and unfinished workshop area with laundry and extra storage. Doublewide driveway, fenced back yard with two sheds, newer central air, bilco door in basement and all appliances. For more information:

For more information:

www.psre.com/3577

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PRICE: $169,000

www.psre.com/2287

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LANDENBERG 104 N. Creek Road London Britain Twp 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS PRICE: $425,000 Discover Good Hope Farm, a most exquisite and rare offering. Ten acres of pristine lands, stone farmhouse, bank barn and outbuildings in desirable Chester County, Pennsylvania. A magical sanctuary perfect for riding, hiking and fishing with meandering streams and panoramic views of the adjacent 2,072-acre White Clay Creek Preserve and minutes from the University of Delaware. An 8-mile equestrian trail traverses the northern portion of the

Preserve. This period home has spacious formal living and dining rooms and contemporary eat-in kitchen and open family room. Exceptional wood floors, doors, built-ins, deep window sills, front and back stairway and four fireplaces. Separate upstairs study and main floor laundry. The property’s lush greenery and sparkling streams offer a refreshing change of pace and countless opportunities for outdoor fun and relaxation. Current owner has worked to restore the lands of the original farm and now you can be Good Hope Farm’s next steward. Two parcels with Act 319 potential. For more information:

www.psre.com/3962

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LANDENBERG 1749 Flint Hill Road Flint Hills 4 BEDROOMS, 2.1 BATHS, 1 CAR GARAGE PRICE: $214,995 Explore the wonderful possibilities of this renovator’s delight in a most desirable and convenient area of Landenberg. Incredible opportunity exists to create your dream home on this impressive, partially wooded one acre lot. Refresh or refurbish to suit your vision. Formal living room with bay window and dining room for intimate gatherings or quiet evenings. Massive family room addition for those large scale events with a wall of glass doors Page 14

and beautiful wooded views. Eat-in kitchen with access to deck that leads down to the in-ground, gunite pool and secluded and peaceful back yard. Lower level includes another family room with brick fireplace and french door walk-out to back yard. There’s also an office, storage and laundry areas. Other features include: hardwood floors, tile baths, newer furnace and siding and one-car garage. Easy commuting to Newark, Wilmington, I95 or Rt1. This spacious home and beautiful land create the perfect lifestyle in today’s hectic world. Avon Grove schools too.

SOLD

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NEWARK 128 Emery Court Drummond Ridge 2 UNITS, 1 CAR GARAGE EACH UNIT PRICE: $275,000 Rarely available Pike Creek duplex. Excellent condition and fully rented with good cash flow. Spacious two bedroom units with all the amenities that tenants desire. Both units have the same floor plan and dimensions. Each has master bedroom with separate bath and walk-in closet. Lower unit has an added finished room in basement with garage access. Upper level also has garage with added storage room. Both have outdoor decks and laundry facilities. Each

unit has separate electric/heat/AC. Owner pays water, sewer, trash removal and lawn care. Updates in past six years include roof, HVAC and lower unit deck. Central Pike Creek location convenient for commuting, shopping and entertainment.

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WILMINGTON 310 Holly Oak Road Gwinhurst MAIN HOUSE: 3 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH APARTMENT: 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH PRICE: $169,000 Fantastic investment opportunity for a two-family rental or eventually live in one and rent the other. The main house features three bedrooms and one bath with a four season front porch and walk-out basement. It currently rents for $1,035. The second rental is a remodeled one bedroom and one bath apartment over the two-car garage. It currently rents for $675. Both have leases in place through Page 16

5/31/12. Both have separate utilities. Owner supplies sewer and trash for both units and water for the main house. Both buildings are in good condition, however the main house could use some cosmetic work. There’s also a delightful back yard. Recent updates to the main house include new roof, furnace and water heater. The apartment’s roof is only three years old. Gwinhurst is a cozy neighborhood and convenient to commuting, public transportation, shopping or entertainment.

For more information:

www.psre.com/3559

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CLAYMONT 16 Osage Road Radnor Green 4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS PRICE: $198,000 Lovingly cared for brick front ranch is spotless and movein ready. Great opportunity for a first-time or downsizing home buyer. Open and sun-filled living and dining rooms with huge picture windows, wooded views and access to giant concrete patio and partially fenced back yard. Large eat-in kitchen has lots of cabinets, tile backsplash, easy-care laminate floor and pantry. Handsome brick screen porch for relaxing summer evenings. The home’s layout is perfect for

intimate gatherings or large scale entertaining both inside and out. Master bedroom is discrete with separate bath. Fourth bedroom is currently used as den which works really well. Other features include: parquet floors under all carpet, replacement windows, newer furnace and water heater, tile bathrooms, attic storage, all appliances and a beautiful green lawn. Quiet community just minutes to I95 for commuting, shopping and entertainment. Excellent value for today’s discerning buyer. For more information:

www.psre.com/2927

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KENNETT SQUARE 501 Falcon Drive Falcons Lair 4 BEDROOMS, 2.1 BATHS, 2 CAR GARAGE PRICE: $470,000 Blending traditional appeal with modern amenities, this spacious, brick-front colonial is rich in character and enhanced for today’s living. Two-story foyer entrance with wood flooring that continues throughout most of the first floor. Vast kitchen with an abundance of cabinets, center island, pantry and sun-filled breakfast room with sliders to new paver patio and tranquil views of the 50 acres of preserved open space. Entertaining will be wonderful in Page 18

the formal living and dining rooms and expansive family room with wood burning fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases and soaring windows. Bright owner’s retreat includes a trey ceiling, two walk-in closets and master bath with double sink, separate shower and huge soaking tub. Other features include: private study, main floor laundry, huge basement with endless possibilities, sun-filled rooms, crown molding, new carpet, fresh paint, serene wooded setting and professional landscaping. A quiet community just minutes from historic downtown Kennett Square. For more information:

www.psre.com/2551

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WEST GROVE 31 Bandon Circle Kent Farm 4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS, 2 CAR GARAGE PRICE: $374,900 Great alternative to active over 55 adult communities. Superbly designed executive ranch showcasing stylish custom interiors while commanding a beautiful setting within desirable Kent Farm. The floor plan includes grand soaring spaces, elegant formal places and intimate cozy retreats. Gorgeous stacked stone and stucco facade. Great room with soaring 14ft ceilings, exceptional ceramic floors and stacked stone wood burning fireplace. Formal dining

room with 15ft tray ceiling and two-story sun-filled windows. Kitchen with tile backsplash, Corian and breakfast room leading to screened porch with panoramic views. Master suite with sitting area, tray ceiling and gas fireplace. Master bath includes soaking tub and laundry facilities. Professionally finished lower level includes game room, family room and offices with walk-out to handsome patio and landscaping. Additional bedroom and full bath are perfect for guests. Sellers appealing property tax and expect significant reduction for 2012. For more information:

www.psre.com/2691

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NEW CASTLE 26 Mifflin Avenue Minquadale

NEW CASTLE 17 Camino Court Buena Vista Park

3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS

3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, 2 CAR GARAGE

PRICE: $190,000

PRICE: $165,000

In a quiet setting, this impeccable seven year old home melds traditional character with easy-care living to create a residence of warmth and charm. Ideally located for commuting, shopping and entertainment with convenient access to Wilmington and Philly.

Spacious ranch is move-in ready and located on a quiet cul-desac. Open floor plan with flow between spaces that is great for entertaining. Located in a quiet community with a convenient location for commuting, shopping or entertainment.

l Eat-in kitchen, center island, gas cooking, slider to deck

l Open kitchen with lots of cabinets, pantry and eating area

l Potential in-law suite with separate full bath, full basement

l Large living room with vaulted ceiling, new heat pump 2010

l Laminate floor, tilt-in windows, all appliances, ceiling fans

l Spacious main floor master with bath and walk in closet

l Master suite with full bath, off-street parking, shed

l Ceiling fans and all appliances included

For more information:

www.psre.com/2257

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NEWARK 13 Williams court Woodland Trail 4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS PRICE: $169,000 Tastefully designed and meticulously maintained brick ranch is move-in ready and located in quiet community. Spacious living room opens into updated, eat-in kitchen offering wood cabinetry, gorgeous granite countertops and easy-care laminate wood floor. Sliders lead to cozy back yard patio and a fabulous screened gazebo. The delightful mixture of indoor and outdoor space is perfect for either large scale gatherings or intimate entertaining at

home. The back yard is fenced with plenty of space for a pet or play equipment. Multiple sheds provide ample storage for your gardening equipment and patio furniture. Both the master and hall baths have been beautifully updated with striking cabinetry, tile floors and finishes. Additional updates include: roof, heater, central air, tankless water heater and all windows. Other features include: nicely landscaped, neutral colors throughout, driveway for off-street parking and all appliances included. This home is everything you want. Just move-in, relax and enjoy.

SOLD

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Land For Sale.

KENNETT SQUARE 603 Millers Hill Pennsylvannia Exceptional location in the heart of Kennett Square with all the advantage and convenience for clients and employees alike. Two parcels with over 13 acres zoned Business Park bordering the Exelon complex. Business Park was established to provide opportunities for a wide range of complementary business, office and medical uses which are suited to a campus-like environment. Home on property being sold ~as-is~. BP zone includes single-family detached dwelling so you could also live in

LAND FOR SALE, 2 LOTS, 13+ ACRES PRICE: $1,500,000

the home and bring your horses. Contact listing agent for further information or Kennett Township for all uses and development possibilities. Call Team Webster to view home. For more information:

www.psre.com/9685

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