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By Kevin Toll | Agent in 19083
  • Surrey Services for Seniors in Havertown - Downsizing Lecture

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Havertown, In My Neighborhood in Havertown, Property Q&A in Havertown  |  August 22, 2014 2:17 PM  |  11 views  |  No comments



    Havertown is home to one of five Surrey locations. It is open 9 – 4, Monday – Friday.  Surrey – Havertown is a vibrant senior community center located in a residential section of Havertown, in Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. This Center, has been providing innovative and effective programs, services and opportunities for adults 55+ since 1984. Participants come from several townships within Delaware County, as well as from Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.

    The Havertown Center offers a wide variety of both activities and volunteer opportunities, all designed to encourage healthy living and lifelong learning.  Lunch is available daily from 11:45 – 12: 30 for a recommended donation of $2.

    Today, Kevin Toll gave an educational lecture on Downsizing and preparing your home for sale.  If you were unable to attend the lecture, here are a few of the great tips he shared:

    Tips to help you downsize & prepare your home for sale:

    1) Get Started- as simple as that. Don’t wait for tomorrow, start today and start in the room/area of your house you use the least.

    2) Eliminate the clutter- not just inside but also outside

    3) Repair- cabinet doors that don’t shut properly, dripping faucets and any bigger issues such as the hot water heater or A/C unit.

    4) Refresh- the outside and inside- trim the shrubs, clean the windows, add a new welcome mat

    5) Maintain- after your home is ready to be sold, now the most important thing is to keep it that way!

     

    To get the best sale price for your home, I suggest that is is clutter free, has good curb appeal and leaves prospective buyers with a good first impression.  Start early, have a plan and ask help if needed.

  • Easy DIY Garden Netting Structure

    Posted Under: In My Neighborhood in Havertown, How To... in Havertown, Property Q&A in Havertown  |  July 1, 2014 8:27 AM  |  73 views  |  No comments

    After noticing our raspberry and blackberry bushes were producing fruit this year, I decided it was time to “net” the berries to keep the birds from stealing them all, like they did with the blueberries in previous years.  So I decide to create a netted structure that I would be able to walk into and out of.

    I went to Lowes and bought a roll of 7′ x 100′ netting and a pack of anchors for the ground.  The two items cost about $15.  We already had 3 extra steel posts that I had used last year to make a trellis for the squash (which I didn’t use again this year because the squash weren’t as prolific as they had been in previous years.  I didn’t water them enough, so this year, I decided to keep the squash on the ground so the plants could soak up the ground water more in case I forget to water daily).

    So, I put the 3 steel posts in the ground along the front of the berry patch (there are already two holding up the “trellis” in the back side).  I started by cutting a long piece of netting to wrap around 1/2 of the patch, and continued to attach to the posts, using leftover twist ties from purchases from the Headnut (I knew I would use them eventually, and this was a perfect use for them).  I repeated this procedure on the other 1/2…not joining the netting together on the back corner which would eventually be my access point for the garden.  Then I moved on to the top-cutting enough netting to go across the top of the berry patch, which I needed to use two strips (the 7′ width was not wide enough).  Again, I used twist ties to attach the netting and “seal” it shut.  I added twist ties in the middle of the netting, which I overlapped about an 1″. This created a completely closed structure with an access point at the back corner.

    For the back corner, the netting was long enough that it overlaps, so I just used an anchor to “seal” it shut, which I simply remove to enter the berry patch.  I also used the anchors to hold the netting to the ground, about 2 per side, to create a “sealed” netted structure, so nothing could enter from the bottom.  It took about an hour worth of time and $15 to complete the structure (using steel posts I already owned and repurposing twist ties!).  I figure a pint of raspberries or blackberries at its cheapest is $2.99, and we have already picked about 2 pints worth of raspberries, it will be well worth the time/expense for us to enjoy the fruits of our labor this year (pun intended!)

  • KEVIN TOLL OF LONG & FOSTER® NAMED TOP PRODUCER FOR PHILADELPHIA REGION IN 2013

    Posted Under: General Area in Havertown, Home Buying in Havertown, In My Neighborhood in Havertown  |  April 2, 2014 4:23 PM  |  408 views  |  No comments
     DEVON, PA March 14, 2014 – Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, recently honored sales associates from the Devon office located at 92 Lancaster Avenue. The awards were presented at Long & Foster’s annual awards breakfast held March 12th, 2014.
    Kevin Toll and the Kevin Toll Group was honored as the Number One Sales Team for Long & Foster’s Philadelphia Region in 2013. Kevin and his team also finished in 3rd place in the Region for Settled Units, and were 3rd in the Region for Gross Commission Income.
    Kevin was also named a Top Producer of the Devon office for Satellite Office, and the Top Listing and Selling agent. He was honored with membership in Long & Foster’s prestigious Gold Team, Founder’s Club level, an honor reserved for the top 2% of all Long & Foster sales agents.
    As leader of the Kevin Toll Group, Kevin is the team leader of the company’s recently opened Havertown office, managed by Vice President Janet Rubino, who also oversees Long & Foster’s Devon office.
    According to Rubino, “It’s a great testament to Kevin’s hard work and the enthusiasm he has for the real estate business. He is one of many examples of Long & Foster’s highly-trained professionals who go to great lengths to best serve clients seeking the total homeownership experience.”
    An award-winning top producer, Kevin specializes in Chester, Montgomery, Delaware Counties, the Main Line and the Greater Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area.   Although he specializes in residential resales, he is also an REO (real estate owned) specialist, and has experience in new homes marketing. Clients remark on Kevin's excellent communication skills, honesty and appreciate his swift attention and no-nonsense approach to handling their real estate needs.

    In his spare time, Kevin spearheads a back to school supply drive during the late summer-early fall and a cold weather gear (coats, gloves, hats, boots and blankets) drive during the late fall.  If you are interested in donating to help those in need of a helping hand, contact Kevin and his team.
    To contact Kevin, call 610-609-1096 or the Havertown office at 610-449-2600. Please email him at Kevin.Toll@LNF.com, or visit his website at www.KevinTollRealEstate.com.
    For more information about Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., visitwww.longandfoster.com.
  • Milestones in Real Estate this Winter

    Posted Under: In My Neighborhood in Havertown  |  March 29, 2014 1:42 PM  |  290 views  |  No comments

    It seemed like it was forever ago when we said good bye to the last of the warm fall weather and hello to the cold winter.  Now its Springtime and the flowers are starting to blossom, so its no wonder that the spring market is blossoming as well.  Did you know that during our LONG Kevin Toll has been making Milestones in Real Estate ?  During November Kevin Toll opened Long and Foster Real Estate’s Havertown location at 95 S. Eagle Road (610-449-2600).  Kevin and his team has been very busy the past five months since the doors have opened. If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in Havertown, why look any further?  Kevin is a trusted, life-long Havertown resident and enjoys helping his community and neighbors.  You can find Kevin out in the community at the Haverford Spring Music Fest on May 18th on Brookline Blvd.

    Kevin also spearheads a back-to-school backpack and supplies drive prior to the beginning of the school year, as well as a cold weather wear drive (collecting gently used coats, gloves, hats, scarves, boots and blankets) during the late fall months.  If you are interested in donating to either of these worthier causes and helping members in our community, contact me today via email: kevin.toll@lnf.com or cell 610-609-1096.

  • Today is Election Day- Do you know where to vote?

    Posted Under: General Area in Havertown, In My Neighborhood in Havertown, Property Q&A in Havertown  |  November 5, 2013 4:56 AM  |  447 views  |  No comments

    If you live in Havertown and know the Ward-Precinct you live in, here are the voting locations for Havertown:

    1-1
    United Presbyterian Church of Manoa
    153 N. Eagle Rd.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Fellowship Hall

    1-2 United Presbyterian Church of Manoa
    153 N. Eagle Rd.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Fellowship Hall

    1-3
    Westgate Hills Rehabilitation Center
    2050 Old West Chester Pike
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Community Room

    1-4
    Manoa Fire Company
    115 S. Eagle Rd.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Board Room

     2-1
    Llanerch Fire Cpmpany
    107 West Chester Pike
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Engine Bay

    2-2
    Haverford District Court
    525 West Chester Pike
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Suites 103 & 105 Waiting Room

    2-3
    Old Sacred Heart School
    Manoa Rd. & Wilson Ave.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Social Hall

    2-4
    Manoa Elementary School
    201 S. Manoa Rd.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    LGI Cafeteria

     3-1
    Haverford Township Building
    2325 Darby Rd.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Commissioner's Room

    3-2
    American Legion Nunan Slook Post #338

    2200 Grasslyn Ave.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Alex Anthony Room

    3-3
    St. Denis Church Grimes Center
    Campbell Ave. & St. Denis La.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Main Hall

    3-4
    St. Denis Church Grimes Center

    Campbell Ave. & Denis Church La.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Meeting Room 2

    4-1
    Coopertown Elementary School
    800 Coopertown Rd.
    Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010
    Gym

    4-2
    Lynnewood Elementary School
    1400 Lawrence Road
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Stage

    4-3
    1400 Lynnewood Elementary School
    1400 Lawrence Road
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Lobby

    4-4
    St. George's Episcopal Church
    4 W. Ardmore Ave.
    Ardmore, Pa. 19003
    Chapel 

    5-1
    Haverford Monthly Meeting of Friends
    855 Buck Ln.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Forum Room

    5-2
    Coopertown Elementary School
    800 Coopertown Rd.
    Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010
    Gym

    5-3 Coopertown Elementary School
    800 Coopertown Rd.
    Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010
    Gym

    5-4 Coopertown Elementary School
    800 Coopertown Rd.
    Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010
    Gym 

    6-1
    Recchutti Propery
    2908 Normandy Road
    Ardmore PA 19003
    Meeting Room

    6-2
    Chestnutwold Elementary School
    630 Loraine Street

    Ardmore PA, 19003
    LGI Room

    6-3
    Lamb of God Chinese Church

    825 Beechwood Rd.
    Havertown, PA 19083
    Social Hall

    6-4

    Chestnutwold Elementary School
    630 Loraine Street
    Ardmore PA, 19003
    LGI Room

    7-1
    Brookline Fire House
    1315 East Darby Road
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Ladder

    7-2
    Annunciation Church
    401 Brookline Blvd.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Basement Church Hall

    7-3
    Haverford Township Police Station
    Darby & Manoa Road
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Training Room

    7-4
    Haverford Senior High School
    200 Mill Rd.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Choral Room 104 (Leedom Ave side)

    8-1
    Havertown Senior Center (Old Brookline School)
    1105 Earlington Rd.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Arts/Crafts Room - Lower Level

    8-2
    St. James United Church of Christ
    135 Myrtle Ave.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Fellowship Hall

    8-3
    Chatham Park Elementary School
    400 Allston Rd.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Gym

    8-4
    Trinity Christian Church
    560 Mill Road, Havertown PA

    9-1
    Hope Methodist Church
    1108 Steel Rd.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Kindergarten room

    9-2
    Bon Air Fire Company
    541 Royal Ave.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Engine Room

    9-3
    Armenian Martyr's Congregational Church
    100 Edmond Ave.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Lobby

    9-4
    Bon Air Fire Company
    541 Royal Ave.
    Havertown, Pa. 19083
    Engine Room - Rear Entrance

    Don't live in Havertown and not sure where you vote? Use the following site to find your voting location.

  • Dining for a good cause in Havertown

    Posted Under: General Area in Havertown, Entertainment & Nightlife in Havertown, In My Neighborhood in Havertown  |  August 5, 2013 8:26 AM  |  481 views  |  1 comment
    On Tuesday, August 6th from 5-9pm there will be a Library Night Fundraiser at the Oakmont Pub in Havertown. 
    If you are looking to dine for a cause, stop by the Pub! Let your server know you’re a fan of the Haverford Township Free Library and a portion of the check will be donated to the library.  
    All funds raised will go towards the purchase of Early Literacy Stations, aka “Kids Computers” for the HTFL Children’s Room!
  • Dining under the Stars

    Posted Under: General Area in Media, In My Neighborhood in Media  |  July 10, 2013 12:53 PM  |  379 views  |  1 comment
    Do you like to eat outside?  Every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 11:00 PM, during the summer months Media (19063) closes State Street off from traffic and restaurants move their tables outside for patrons to enjoy dining al fresco. 
    Pretend you are in Italy--eat, shop and stroll along State Street in Media every Wednesday evening. 
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