Help. I bought property in Florida park and now I find out we are bordering a biological love canal with human feces percolating through the soil from broken septic systems and eroding cesspools. . Thanks Mr Realtor for not apprising me... why won't they hook up with public sewage??!!... more
There are lots of nuances in terms of locations and property values with the area generally known as "Newtown Square" (zip 19073), which includes portions of several different townships and two different counties. Portions of the Newtown Square area are considered part of the Philadelphia Main Line; others are not. Ultimately your price range and your unique lifestyle needs will determine which area of Newtown Square will be the best fit for you in terms of your preferences for schools, infrastructure, proximity to commuter rail, architectural age & style, acreage, etc, etc. Same for "Wayne" (zip 19087") -- lots of nuances in terms of locations and property values. We have clients and have handled the sale of numerous properties in both areas; IMO both areas are excellent choices for overall quality of life within the Philadelphia region. Hope that helps.... more
You can search Delaware County records fairly easily by using the county's on-line database. Search the web for "Delco Public Access" to get to the home page. Then use the "Real Estate & Tax Records" link to search by township & street name to determine the property owner's name, then use the "Recorder of Deeds" link to search by owner's name for most recent activity relating to that property.
The "Recorder of Deeds" information is usually updated more quickly than the "Real Estate & Tax Records" database. If you can't find details on the property you are interested in, it is possible that the deed has not yet been recorded by the new owner, which is often the lending institution which foreclosed on the property. Lenders who assume ownership of a property will often subsequently list the property for sale, so check with your real estate agent if you are interested in a particular property. Feel free to contact me if you have more questions. Good luck!... more