Sunday, April 28, 2013
Read what activities brought Lower Merion Police to Gladwyne from April 1 to 7.
The Lower Merion Police Department handled a number of calls in Gladwyne recently. The incidents listed below are the calls handled by police for April 1 through 7. Recent police news: Public Drunkenness, Theft Among Rosemont Police Calls Hit-and-Run Injures Bryn Mawr Mother and Children; Police Seek Black Truck Burglary, Animal Incidents Among Villanova Police Calls Criminal Mischief, Sexual Predator Notifications Among Bryn Mawr Police Calls Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of $3M Ben Franklin Bust
Both home sales and prices increased over last year.
Home sales in Gladwyne increased from 10 to 14 in the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same time period in 2012, according to a Prudential Fox and Roach HomeExpert Report. It signifies a 40 percent increase. Seven and 4 homes were sold during the first quarter of 2011 and 2010, respectively, signaling a steady growth in that market. The median price of properties that did sell in the first quarter also grew by about 40 percent from $750,000 last year to $925,000 this year. In 2011 and 2010 the median price of sold properties was $900,000 and $665,000, respectively, according to the report. The average days that a home was the market dropped by 57 percent in the first quarter of 2013 from 143 last year to 61 days. In 2011 that number…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Did you miss any of this on Bryn Mawr Patch last week?
The following made news during the week of April 22, 2013: PA Counties Prep For West Nile Virus New SEPTA Pay Structure Could Limit Your Rides Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne Homes Open Gardens to Public Harriton, Lower Merion Rank in Top 40 PA High Schools Baldwin School Students Shown the Dangers of Driving Drunk [Video] Daly Angkor Brings Flavors from Cambodia to Bryn Mawr Gladwyne Woman Dies at 92 Gladwyne Home Mixes Charm with Comfort [Photos] $1.239 Million Colonial Farmhouse on the Market in Gladwyne
Monday, April 22, 2013
Remembering residents from the Greater Philadelphia Area who have passed on.
Anne Gallagher, minister at Our Mother of Good Council Parish in Bryn Mawr, died at 90. Margaret Lindsey, of Bryn Mawr, died at 85. Marjorie Rita McGranahan, of Bryn Mawr, died at 73. Beverly Schiffrin, of Gladwyne, died at 92. H. Graham Dripps, of Gladwyne, died on April 17. Ralph Floranz Moriarty, of Gladwyne, died at 92. Jess Otley Jr., of Gladwyne Presbyterian Church, died at 84. The following obituaries come from around Greater Philadelphia.
The oldest part of this house is 300 years old, but modern amenities make it easy to live in.
The home at 801 Youngsford Road in Gladwyne is on the market for $1,239,000. The oldest part of the house is from the 1700s, but there are also modern amenities like radiant floor heat and a lot of storage space. Read more about this property, represented by Marjie Frankel of Prudential Fox & Roach, by clicking here. All of the interior design was done by owner Jo Grossman, who has a design and home staging business.
The seven-bedroom and seven-bathroom house has some unique features.
801 Youngsford Road in Gladwyne is a stone country farmhouse on the market for $1,239,000. See a photo gallery of the home. The house has seven bedrooms and seven full bathrooms with two half bathrooms. It sits on 1.15 acres and has a 2-car detached garage. Heat and central air are among the modern amenities in this old home in addition to built-in pantry storage and radiant floor heating. The kitchen includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator, double copper sink and a 6-burner Viking stove with two ovens. The master bedrooms contains a custom walk-in closet and a fireplace. There are five fireplaces in the house. The original home was built in 1710, but has been built on over the years. It appeared in Architecture magazine in 1928.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Read how Lower Merion's home sales compared with other Main Line municipalities.
Home sales in Gladwyne stayed the same in March compared with the same month in 2012, according to a Prudential Fox and Roach HomeExpert Report. Two properties were sold in Gladwyne last month, which is the same as in March 2012. The prior year that number was 4. The median price of properties that did sell last month dropped by 15.6 percent from $1,146,250 to $967,500. In March, 2011, that number was $1,007,500. The average days that a home was the market decreased from 198 last March to 62 days. In 2011 that number was 92. Top Homes Sold in March February Chilly for Gladwyne Home Sales Take a look at the homes that sold in March in Bryn Mawr and Gladwyne. How Lower Merion compared with other Main Line municipalities in home sales last …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Read what brought Lower Merion Police to Gladwyne from March 25 to 31.
The Lower Merion Police Department handled a number of calls in Gladwyne recently. The incidents listed below are the calls handled by police for March 25 to 31. Recent police news: Property Damage, Traffic Offenses Among Rosemont Police Calls What if it Was You? How to Survive a Car Fire Verizon Store Robbed At Knifepoint Wednesday Stolen Bike, Home Burglary in Police Blotter Disorderly Conduct, Mischief: Bryn Mawr Crime Blotter If you are interested in learning more about any of these incidents, email editor Sam Strike at Sam.Strike@Patch.com.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Remembering those in Greater Philadelphia who have passed on.
Jennie DiFalco, of Rosemont and Ardmore, died on March 31. John Dixon, of Bryn Mar, dies at 99. Theresa Duggan, born in Bryn Mawr, dies at 51. Bernadette Keaveney, of Bryn Mawr, died on March 31. The following obituaries are from elsewhere in Greater Phialdephia:
Friday, April 5, 2013
Get to know the owner of Trillium florist in Gladwyne.
Patch wants to get to know the owner of Trillium, a long-standing florist in Gladwyne. Get to know the owner below. Name: Wally Heppenstall Owner of: Trillium Year Established: 1982 Hometown: Gladwyne Schooling: Gladwyne Elementary School, Welsh Valley Middle School, Harriton High School, College of Worcester, design school in Cleveland. Favorite Flowers: "We're prone to anything purple. We're purple people." Least Favorite Flowers: I don't really have one but I guess Flowers Direct-styled arrangements kind of set a bad standard with florists. Signature Flowers: Trillium was awarded the Best Unique Arrangements in 2008 by Main Line Media News. Some of their most popular unique arrangements are their orchid plants and by "dressing them up" …