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August 8th, 2013
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School Districts in Chester County PA

June 29th, 2013

School Districts in Chester County PA

See Chester County PA School Districts by map.

School Districts in Chester County PA map

School Districts in Chester County PA

Public Schools

School Districts in Chester County PA


  • Achievement House Charter School grades 9-12, Exton
  • Avon Grove Charter School grades K-12, West Grove
  • Chester County Family Academy Charter School grades K-2, West Chester
  • Collegium Charter School grades K-12, Exton
  • Graystone Academy Charter School grades K-8, Coatesville
  • Pennsylvania Leadership Cyber Charter School PreK-12, West Chester
  • Renaissance Academy Charter School grades K-12, Phoenixville
  • Sankofa Academy Charter School grades 5-8, West Chester
  • 21st Century Cyber Charter School grades 6-12. Downingtown.

There are 11 public cyber charter schools and 144 bricks and mortar charter schools in Pennsylvania that are available for free statewide, to children K-12. See: Education in Pennsylvania.[10]


School Districts in Chester County PA


*Information, facts and images courtesy of Wikipedia

School Districts in Chester County PA


The Importance of Appraisals?

June 29th, 2013

 What is the Importance of Appraisals?

Real estate appraisal, property valuation or land valuation is the process of valuing real property. The value usually sought is the property’s market value. The Importance of Appraisals in a real estate transaction is to determine the Market value of the property for sale.

Definition of  Market Value?

Market value is defined as “the estimated amount for which a property should exchange on the date of valuation between a willing buyer and a willing seller in an arm’s-length transaction after proper marketing wherein the parties had each acted knowledgeably, prudently, and without compulsion. (Wikipedia )


The Importance of an Appraisal

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The Importance of  Appraisals

A property appraisal is a document that provides an estimate of a property’s market value.

What is a Real Estate Appraiser?

A real estate appraiser is an impartial, independent third party who provides an objective report on the estimate of value of real estate. The appraisal is supported by the collection and analysis of data.

What’s My Property Worth?

It is common to ask the appraiser this question as soon as the appraiser has inspected the property. The truth is at that time the appraiser doesn’t yet know. The inspection is the first step of many that the appraiser must complete before a value is determined.

What is the Importance of Appraisals if I am not in the market to sell?

There might be time when you need an appraisal done on your property if you want to refinance your mortgage loan or in the event you want to protest your assessed value concerning real estate taxes. Obtaining an appraisal might save you money in the long run should the County appraisal district agree with the valuation the appraiser has completed for you.

You can see current Home Values and Market Conditions in Chester County PA for your ZIP Code at Check my property’s value


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Picture Perfect Home in West Chester for Sale

May 23rd, 2013

Nestled in a charming and convenient neighborhood right outside The Borough of West Chester, 938 Marie Rochelle Drive welcomes you home! Amazing lot is perfectly flat & spacious, and is tastefully appointed with mature landscaping. Center hall entry features tile floor and is flanked by the Sunken living room & the formal dining room with crown molding and chair rail. Classic Oak Kitchen features desk & breakfast peninsula opening to the morning room. Enjoy your morning coffee in the screened porch which leads to a covered deck, both with relaxing views. The family room is spacious, offering plenty of natural light and a handsome stone fireplace. Upstairs the Master Suite features a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet & a full bath with tile floor. The second floor is completed by 3 more generously sized rooms with extra large closets. Neat & clean basement is perfect for all of your storage needs or can easily be finished for additional living space. Low taxes, award winning schools & super convenient location
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See today’s Hotlist of homes for sale in West Chester PA

March 12th, 2013

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Hotlist for Downingtown Homes for Sale – Chester County PA Real Estate News

March 12th, 2013

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What today’s Home Buyers really want. A NAHB Study reveals.

February 28th, 2013
NAHB Study Reveals What Home Buyers Really Want

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February 19, 2013 – The housing downturn of the last few years affected not only the number of new homes that are built each year, but also the characteristics, features and size of the ones that do get built.  Builders and other industry professionals now have an opportunity to find out what home buyers really want and will not give up in  today’s market, as well as which features they are ready to leave behind in light of current economic realities with a new publication from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

NAHB’s publishing arm, BuilderBooks, recently released What Home Buyers Really Want, a study which outlines home buyers’ preferences for home type and size, room layout and design, kitchen and baths, windows and doors, accessibility and outdoor features, electronics and technology in the home, energy efficiency and choosing a community.

The study was conducted by NAHB’s Economics and Housing Policy Group in 2012, based on a survey of home buyers nationwide. Results from the study are available by age, income, race and Census division, among other demographic characteristics.
“This survey is a great resource for building professionals, as it provides an inside look at the things home buyers really want or don’t want in their homes,” said Rose Quint, NAHB’s Assistant Vice President for Survey Research, and one of the study’s authors. “With the housing market beginning to recover, and more consumers in the position to purchase a home, it is more important than ever for builders to be armed with this information.”

What do home buyers really want?

• First and foremost, energy efficiency.  Some of the most wanted features involve saving energy, i.e. energy-star rated appliances and windows, and an energy-star rating for the whole home.  Nine out of ten buyers would rather buy a home with energy-efficient features and permanently lower utility bills than one without those features that costs 2 percent to 3 percent less.
• Home buyers also want help with organization and storage.  Large majorities want a laundry room, a linen closet in the bath, garage storage and a walk-in pantry.

What do most buyers not want?

• An elevator – 70 percent would be unlikely to buy a home with this feature.
• High density communities or golf courses.
• Only a shower stall (no tub) in the master bath.

On Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 pm EST, NAHB will host a webinarto discuss the findings of the survey. What Home Buyers Really Want is available only as an e-Book at for $149.99 Retail or $49.99 for NAHB Members.

[Editor’s Note: Editors who are interested in receiving a complimentary copy of What Home Buyers Really Want to review for their publications should contact Patricia Potts at 202-266-8224 or].

Lowest Inventory since 2005 in Chester County PA – Sellers act now – We have buyers but no Homes

February 27th, 2013

Market Statistics for Chester County PA

Inventory is down around 17% over last year and the Inventory Accumulation is showing around 6.2 month which is going towards a Sellers market. It is the lowest inventory since 2005

Settled Units and Median Sales Price stay around the same however the sales to original asking price has come up slightly.

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Buyers need to jump of the fence and act fast for good homes as they sell quickly.


Hansel bring your Gretel Home to Chester Springs PA

February 23rd, 2013
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Hansel bring your Gretel Home to Chester Springs PA

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Market Watch Report for Chester County PA

February 22nd, 2013

Market Watch Report for Chester County PA

Data by TREND MLS for Quarter 4 of 2012

Interpretation of Martina Lothert

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Let’s look at our current inventory in Chester County PA. Compared to the previous year there are 810 less homes for sale however the amount of Closed sales rose by 27.9%.

This is clearly indicating that there are more buyers in the market right now then we have seen for a long time. Low interest rates make it more affordable then ever for buyers to enter into home ownership.

Low inventory and many buyers have resulted in multiple offer situations for well priced homes in good condition. Bargain hunters might still find the “fixer upper”.

Take a look at some key metrics.


The median and average sales price are slightly down however more sellers seem to get a higher percentage at their original sales price. Sellers become more realistic and educated and list their home at a competitive price.

Comparing the percentage for number of homes for sale and closed sales there is a trend visible that leads to the Month Supply. The supply in homes is DOWN 39.1% over the previous year and the average Marketing Period is Down as well.

If you are thinking of selling my opinion is

“NOW is a great time to Sell you home”

Why wait for the Spring Market, we never had a Winter Market.

Let’s compare some other Counties:

Just look at the Closed Sales comparison and you will see the Market Trend in almost all of our Counties

Should you require more information on your Zip Code or Neighborhood please contact me directly and we will evaluate if now is a good time for you to sell.

Settled Unit:

The number of single-family listings settled year-to-date (YTD) through the specified month and year.

Average Settled Price:

The average price that single-family listings have settled for year-to-date (YTD) through the specified month and year. Determined by dividing the Total Settled Volume by the number of Settled Units.

Median Settled Price:

The median price that single-family listings have settled for year-to-date (YTD) through the specified month and year. Determined by arranging all Settled Units year-to-date (YTD) in numerical order by price and then selecting the middle value.

Total Settled Volume:

The total dollar volume of single-family listings that have settled year-to-date (YTD) through the specified month and year.

Months of Supply:

This number tells you how many months it would take for all the current homes for sale on the market to sell, given a monthly sales volume. Four to five months of supply is average: if the number is smaller, this means that buyers are dominating the market and there are relatively few sellers. The greater the number, this means there are more sellers than buyers.

Average Marketing Period:

The time it takes from Listing the home to entering into contract.

Martina Lothert

Keller Williams Real Estate

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