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A Surprise in Collegeville for $262.5K

If you were only to look at the front of this modest rancher on a quiet street between Collegeville and Trooper, you might not give […]

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Live in the Heart of Fishtown for $245K

We feel the pain of those aspiring younger adults who, like Lisa Wilcox, the speech pathologist The Wall Street Journal said “got priced out of…Philadelphia?” in […]

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A ’70s Classic in Norristown for $165K

There are several very attractive communities around Philadelphia that look like period pieces but have managed to keep up with the times. Chesterbrook in Chester […]

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Country Charm in Aston for $300K

When this part of Delaware County suburbanized in the decades after 1960, this handsome Colonial farmhouse stood ready to greet its new neighbors. As those […]

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A True Original in Havertown for $270K

If you want Main Line-quality schools without having to pay Main Line prices to get them, chances are your search for a home you can […]

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A Great Start in Phoenixville for $190K

Having seen what’s developing on the Westside of town, we can aver that Phoenixville is indeed a happening place now. This old mill town on the […]

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Upgraded in Mt. Airy for $300K

Looking for a spacious, stylish townhome where your family has room to live, play and grow? This brand-spanking-renewed rowhome in East Mt. Airy has everything you […]

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A Grande Dame in Schwenksville for $270K

If you’re one of those house-hunters who’s looking for modern convenience and comfort and that old-time neighborly feel, this fabulous renovated Victorian on Schwenksville’s main […]

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Park Yourself in Wynnewood for $165K

Here and there on the Main Line, you find apartment and condominium buildings that blend the best elements of city and suburban living. The Green […]

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A Pioneer’s Spanish Fantasy in Belmont Village for $175K

Before William Levitt, there was John McClatchy. While not as influential as the creator of Levittown, John McClatchy, “builder of homes,” shaped the look of […]

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A Fresh Start in Wayne for $299K

Wayne, the heart of Radnor Township, is one of the Main Line’s two downtowns. Which means that this small wonder of a home lets you […]

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First-Time Find: A Classic in Cheltenham for $265K

When the agent marketing this cutie in Cheltenham sent us the photos for this home, we took one look at the outside and suddenly heard […]

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First-Time Find: A Foothold in Fishtown* for $235K

Need more than two bedrooms? Have less than $300,000 that you can afford to spend on a house? Want to live in Fishtown? Usually, if […]

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First-Time Find: Old-Fashioned Charm in West Grove for $225K

We should perhaps be thankful that no one’s talking about extending Regional Rail service out to southern Chester County, for its arrival would mean the […]

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First-Time Find: Exposed in Fishtown for $280K

The formula is a familiar one, repeated in older homes all over Philadelphia: Take that old main floor, with its separate rooms, archways, and claustrophobic […]