Mary Byrnes Real Estate Blog

My Real Estate Blog is a fun mix of useful tips, fun events on the Main Line, housekeeping and decor advice, and, of course, many different aspects of the Real Estate business. I work hard  on my Real Estate Blog to stay on top of the latest trends, provide the most useful tips, and find a variety of events for all my Main Line readers. If you want to learn about the area, buying or selling a home, or the process of making a house a home, everything you need to know is right here on my Real Estate Blog. Don’t forget to check back weekly to make sure you never miss a post!

experienced realtor Real Estate
November 20, 2020

Here’s Why It’s Worth It To Go With The Experienced Realtor

We talk a lot on this blog about the importance of getting a Realtor with experience when it comes to selling your home. We've talked about the importance of proper…
solar panels OutdoorsReal Estate
November 13, 2020

Here’s How Solar Panels Can Increase Your Home’s Value

These days, it seems like you see more and more solar panels on houses everywhere you go. What started out as a power alternative that you'd see on a house…
termite damage Housekeeping
November 6, 2020

Warning Signs Of Termite Damage: Know What To Look For

It's one of the most dreaded diagnoses a home inspector can give you: Termite damage. It can often mean extensive damage and expensive repairs, which no homeowner wants to deal…
open house Uncategorized
October 30, 2020

5 Ways An Open House Helps Sell Your Home

If you're thinking about skipping the open house when selling your home, you may want to think again. An open house is one of the single most useful tools in…
fall decorating Decor
October 23, 2020

Fall Decorating – Prepare Your Home For Autumn!

It's happening: The leaves are finally beginning to turn and fall! Despite the unusually warm weather this week (who else had to go dig some summer clothes out of the…
luxury home Real Estate
October 16, 2020

Why a Larger or Luxury Home Might Be Right for You

Pros and Cons of a Larger House or Luxury Home When choosing to buy a new home, your search starts with a budget and a general idea of the size…
home owners association Real Estate
October 9, 2020

To Join or Not To Join The HOA: Pros and Cons

If you're looking into buying a new home, and you happen to be looking at a condo or in a planned development, one term you've probably run up against quite…
kitchen remodel updated kitchen DecorReal Estate
October 2, 2020

Kitchen Remodel: How It Can Add Value, and 5 Ways To Save

Is your home looking a little out of date? Whether you're looking to sell or just looking to feel like you're living stylish, getting rid of that outdated decor can…
moving tips HousekeepingReal Estate
September 24, 2020

Moving Tips For New Homeowners: Don’t Be Overwhelmed!

Congratulations! You've picked out a home, been approved for a mortgage, done all the nitty gritty negotiating, and finally made it to the finish line by closing! You own a…
first impression house Uncategorized
September 18, 2020

Many Things Affect Your Home’s Market Value…Tangible and Intangible

If you're thinking of selling your home, now or in the future, you probably have the words "value" and "marketability" bouncing around in your brain quite a bit. Taking the…
Sell Your Own House Real Estate
September 11, 2020

5 Reasons Why It’s Usually a Bad Idea to Sell Your Own House

For Sale By Owner - it's a convenient notion, that you should just be able to put up a sign saying your house is for sale, and have someone come…
home with pool Real Estate
August 28, 2020

Now Is Definitely The Time To Sell: What Do Buyers Want?

We've talked quite a bit recently about how now is an excellent time to sell a house - as I predicted back in the spring, as soon as restrictions lifted…
House HousekeepingReal Estate
August 13, 2020

Sellers: 5 Common Home Inspection Problems You Can Avoid

If you've been looking to sell your house, there's never been a better time. The market is as hot as can be right now, with buyers more motivated than ever,…
Tudor Style Homes HousekeepingReal Estate
August 6, 2020

Pros and Cons of Buying a Tudor Style Home

Tudor style homes are some of the most popular homes around today, owing to their flexibility in terms of indoor floor plans, as well as their grandeur when seen from…
buying a house Real Estate
July 31, 2020

Buying a Home For Newlyweds and First Time Buyers

We've talked a lot on this blog in the past about the FAQs of First Time Homebuying - but usually we're talking about that, we're talking about the part of…
Paoli Realtor Around TownReal Estate
July 24, 2020

Mary Byrnes, Paoli Realtor: Tredyffrin-Easttown IN Community Magazine

This week, I'm excited to announce that I was recently featured in IN Community Magazine for Tredyffrin-Easttown as one of the best Realtors for the area! As you'll no doubt…
Roof Maintenance HousekeepingReal Estate
July 17, 2020

A Guide to Roof Maintenance For New Homeowners

When you buy a new home, you get a lot of new responsibilities that come with it that you've never had before - and maybe never even had to think…
Pick Your Own fruit Around TownOutdoors
July 9, 2020

Pick Your Own Fruit at Linvilla Orchards is Back!

Summer is in full swing, and it's natural to be feeling like you're missing out on half of it because you aren't getting to do the things you normally do.…
summer home renovations Housekeeping
July 3, 2020

Six Great Summer Home Renovations To Undertake

Happy Fourth of July Weekend everybody! We're really into the swing of summer now, and since we're past the initial month of "I'll get to it at some point this…
Ranch Style house Real Estate
June 25, 2020

Is A Ranch Style Home The Right Choice For You?

While looking for a home can be stressful, it can also be fun and exciting - you get to make so many decisions about what your life will look like…
home with pool OutdoorsReal Estate
June 18, 2020

Advantages and Disadvantages to a Home With a Pool

One of the biggest things that homebuyers are looking for these days are homes with pools. In fact, last year it was the single most-searched term among people looking for…
DecorReal Estate
June 11, 2020

Sell Your Home During Coronavirus: Staging is Still Key!

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that it was a buyer's market in terms of home sales: There were quite a few homes on the market from before the pandemic…
home inspection HousekeepingReal Estate
June 4, 2020

Why is a Home Inspection Important?

If You're A Buyer With the renewed ability for people to go out and look at homes with the lifting of stay-at-home restrictions, houses are selling like hotcakes. But you…
Real Estate
May 29, 2020

Real Estate Reopening: What’s The New Normal?

As you probably know if you've been keeping up with my blog recently, realtors never went away during this crisis - we just had to stay home. Now, of course,…
Real Estae Abbrevations Real Estate
May 14, 2020

Common Real Estate Abbreviations

If you've been keeping up with my Real Estate blog posts the past few months, you've probably become much more familiar with the ins and outs of homebuying - you…
Communication selling during quarantine coronavirus Real Estate
May 8, 2020

Selling Homes During Quarantine Requires Over-Communication

Many industries have been forced to more or less stop in their tracks by this Coronavirus pandemic, but, contrary to what some believe, Real Estate is not one of them.…
Types of Insurance Real Estate
April 30, 2020

Types of Insurance to Consider When Buying a Home

If you're buying a home, especially for the first time, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed with all of the things you need to do, even after you're finished…
coronavirus mortgage rates Real Estate
April 23, 2020

Coronavirus Real Estate: Don’t Hesitate!

In many ways, we're living through history right now. Someday, future generations will ask us what it was like to be alive during this time - and though it is,…
covid-19 real estate Real Estate
April 10, 2020

COVID-19 Real Estate Advice

The Coronavirus has shaken up the world in every imaginable way, and of course, real estate agents and markets are not immune. In this new chapter of history we're living…
Wagsworth Manor Around Town
April 2, 2020

Great Main Line Dog Parks

Lately, it certainly feels like there aren't many things we can do. It's good that businesses are closed of course - in the long run, this will help us all.…
Common Homebuying Myths Real Estate
March 19, 2020

Two Common Homebuying Myths, Debunked

There's a lot of talk these days about how ,illennials don't want to buy homes, but that's simply not true. Millennials are in the perfect age and position to buy…
Around Town
March 11, 2020

Paoli Train Station Project & New Apartments Update

The Paoli train station has been undergoing some renovations that are going to lead to some big and very impressive changes. As a local Paoli realtor, I've been paying very…
mary byrnes first time homebuying quiz Real Estate
March 6, 2020

First Time Homebuying Quiz

Well, you didn't know it, but you've been preparing for it for the past few weeks...a first time homebuying quiz! If you've been keeping up with my FAQs, you'll know…
new home or old construction Real Estate
February 28, 2020

Should I Buy a New or Existing Home?

If you've already taken your first few steps into homebuying and know what you can afford, how mortgages work, and how to quailfy, then you're definitely ready to take your…
stop renting start buying Real Estate
February 21, 2020

Is it Time to Stop Renting and Buy a Home?

We've been taking things a little heavy lately with all those thorough answers to FAQs. But among all that confusion-untangling, some of you first-time buyers may still be left asking…
how much house can I afford Real Estate
February 14, 2020

FAQ: How Much House Can I Afford?

Hello again, new and old readers alike! It's time for another installment of my weekly FAQ Answer blogs, where I answer the most burning questions I get from my customers.…
qualifying for a mortgage Real Estate
February 7, 2020

“How Do I Qualify for a Mortgage?”

A week ago, we discussed and answered the question "What is a mortgage?" If you missed that post or want a quick refresher, click here to learn all about it.…
what is a mortgage Real Estate
January 31, 2020

“What is a Mortgage?” – How it Works

As a realtor, I get tons of questions from new homebuyers. Questions like, "What is a mortgage?" "How do I know when to buy?" and "What is the right neighborhood…
winter lawn care Outdoors
January 23, 2020

Winter Lawn Care: You’ll Thank Me Later

We've already seen some snow this year and we're bound to see way more before February is out. (Let's not even talk about March yet.) Rumor has it that we…
January 17, 2020

Decor Style Quiz

Welcome back, everyone! For this week's blog post, I'm trying something new - a decor style quiz! Did you just buy a new home, and want a fresh start with…
things to do on the main line Around Town
January 10, 2020

Things to Do on the Main Line in January

Welcome back everyone! Are the post-Christmas blues getting you down? Don't let them! There are still plenty of things to do on the Main Line in January! I know myself,…
Bird Feeding Outdoors
January 3, 2020

A Quick Guide to Bird Feeding

Welcome back, and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday - Hello 2020! Today I want to talk to you about something that's actually very important this…
main line new years eve Around Town
December 20, 2019

Main Line New Years Eve Parties To Ring in 2020 Right

Well, we're almost there, if you can believe it, folks - we've get less than one week left until Christmas! Only five days! As the beloved Grinch would say, "It's…
Christmas decorating hacks DecorOutdoors
December 13, 2019

Christmas Decorating Hacks

Want some dynamite Christmas decorating hacks to make your holiday life a little less hectic? Look no further! Welcome back everyone! Another week is over, and you know what that…
main line christmas trees Around TownDecor
December 6, 2019

The Best Main Line Christmas Tree Spots

Hello everyone, and welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving - I know I did! We're swinging into the most wonderful time of the year now. Nobody…
Main Line Holiday activities Around Town
November 22, 2019

Main Line Holiday Activities

If you can believe it, Thanksgiving is less than a week away! I hope you're feeling prepared - if you need some last minute tips, definitely check out my posts…
best chocolate chip cookie recipe Housekeeping
November 15, 2019

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

It's something everyone either thinks they have or desperately wants - the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. I've been tinkering with mine for years, and I think I've finally got…
Thanksgiving Hacks Housekeeping
November 8, 2019

20 Lifesaving Thanksgiving Hacks

Well, it's November! Halloween is past and we're really in the true heart of fall now. I just love this time of year: the crunchy leaves on the ground, the…
human element Real Estate
October 31, 2019

Social Media Can Miss the Human Element

It may seem obvious to all, but the consumer is a human being. We are in an emerging time where smartphones and the internet have radically changed the social scene…
cool halloween house DecorOutdoors
October 25, 2019

How to Be the Cool Halloween House in Your Neighborhood

Halloween is a special time of year: It's a night where you get to forget who you are for a while and become someone or something else for a few…
local pumpkin picking Around Town
October 17, 2019

Local Pumpkin Picking and Harvest Festivals

It’s fall, y’all! I know we’ve been excited about it on this blog for weeks, but it’s so hard NOT to be excited by fall, especially in the middle of…
pumpkin carving alternative Decor
October 10, 2019

Pumpkin Carving Alternatives

While everybody loves to have a nice, decorative pumpkin on their doorstep or in their home for Halloween, pumpkin carving itself can be messy, time consuming, and messy a couple…
Around TownDecor
October 3, 2019

Create Home Decor and Have Fun, Too!

Now that we've settled into fall a bit, I find that, while I'm glad to be comfortable and at home, I miss the fun and adventure that came with summertime.…
Linvilla Apple Festival Around Town
September 27, 2019

Local Apple Festivals

It's officially fall now, in every sense of the word, and the start of fall means one delicious, fantastic thing: It's apple season! Late September and early October marks the…
decorate for fall Decor
September 13, 2019

Ideas to Decorate for Fall

Labor Day is over and fall is officially (unofficially) here! I don't know about you, but I'm starting to feel it already: It's less humid, we've had several pleasant seventy-something…
fall gardening tips Outdoors
September 5, 2019

Fall Gardening Tips

Some people make the mistake of believing that the start of fall means the end of your garden, but that's actually the opposite of the truth. On top of the…
decor style quiz Decor
August 16, 2019

5 Popular Decor Styles You May Want to Try

When decorating a new home or redecorating and updating your current home, one thing that's incredibly important to keep in mind is style. Now, you can always go with a…
Pickering Crossing Housekeeping
August 9, 2019

Mastering the Ten-Minute Speed Clean

You've probably been to other people's homes, friends, children's friends, family, and wondered how on earth they keep the place so clean all the time. Cleaning up for a party is one…
August 2, 2019

Gardening Tips for Hot Weather or Rainy Days

We've been having some pretty extreme weather around here lately, haven't we? A heat wave one week, a full week of thunderstorms the next. With all the back and forth,…
linvilla orchards peach festival Around Town
July 26, 2019

Main Line Peach Festivals and Local Farmers’ Markets 2019

There's nothing quite like a nice, fresh peach on a hot summer afternoon. Luckily for us, peach season is officially here, and there are plenty of places on the Main…
paint chip crafts Decor
July 19, 2019

5 Fun Leftover Paint Chip Crafts

If you have a million of those little paint samples laying around your home after a room makeover, sure, you could just throw them out. OR you could pick up…
July 11, 2019

How to Keep a Clean Kitchen

The kitchen: It's one of the most frequently used rooms in the house and thus, of course, also one of the most messy. Sometimes keeping it spotless can seem like…
linvilla orchards blueberry festival Around Town
July 4, 2019

Main Line Blueberry Festivals

Blueberry season is upon us! If you’re a lover of those sweet little blue fruits, you’ve probably been dreaming about this all season, and you’re definitely looking for somewhere to…
June 21, 2019

Natural Bathroom Cleaning Tips

We all know that nobody likes cleaning the bathroom. Between the icky germs we know are lurking and the harsh chemicals we use to get rid of them, it might…
May 10, 2019

How To Keep A Clean Home

Intimidated by the seemingly herculean task of keeping a clean home? Don't worry; it's not as hard as it seems. Looking at the sheer size of a home and the…
Around Town
April 26, 2019

Best Local Getaways

Are you in need of a nice vacation but don't feel like hopping on a plane or taking a large portion of time off? Well you have come to the…
Around Town
March 29, 2019

Best Main Line Coffee Shops

It's important to have a favorite coffee shop. A cafe is a momentary escape, a breath of fresh air, and perhaps most importantly, it's where you get your coffee. We…
Real Estate
March 15, 2019

Tips for Selling Your Home This Spring

There is many buyers in the spring market so it is very important to make your home stand out among the competition. Buyers will always remember a well maintained house…
Around Town
March 8, 2019

Things To Do This Spring

If you are looking for some fun things to do this spring that are unique, below are some great suggestions on the Main Line and surrounding areas. Wayne Art Center…
March 1, 2019

Spring Cleaning

Spring is coming around the corner rather quickly so now we get to begin our spring cleaning process. Check out my suggestions below of ways you can spruce up your…
Real Estate
February 22, 2019

Why You Should Work With Mary – Paoli and Main Line Realtor

Mary Byrnes has been in the Real Estate business for over 30 years. She has a lifetime of neighborhood knowledge and knows exactly how to make your real estate dreams…
Real Estate
February 15, 2019

Commonly Asked Questions

Buyers How many homes should I view before making an offer?What is the best way to search for a home?How long does the home buying process take? Sellers When is…
Around Town
February 12, 2019

Kriebel’s Custom Bakery

Located at 3140 Ridge Pike, Eagleville PA 19403 This Custom Bakery is a place you will not want to miss. Chef Colleen Kriebel has been baking for 20+ years now,…
Real Estate
January 18, 2019

Declutter Your Home Before Selling

In order to sell your home, staging is a very important factor. I understand keeping a home perfectly staged is difficult especially when you are still living in the home.…
things to do this holiday season Around Town
November 23, 2018

Things To Do This Holiday Season

Main Line A Longwood Christmas: From November 22nd-January 6. Enjoy the beautiful Christmas themed topiary gardens along with weekend breakfast with Santa. Christmas around the farm: From December 1st -…
sell your home during the holidays Real Estate
November 14, 2018

7 Reasons to Sell Your House During the Holidays

Did you know that there are actually a lot of advantages to you when selling your home during the holiday season? 1. While there may be less buyers out there,…
55 community, senior living, active living, community, 157 Brindle Court, Real Estate
October 8, 2018

Beat the Crowd: Considering a 55+ Community Can Give You an Advantage

If you’re reading this article, I’m going to venture a guess that you’re a baby boomer looking to purchase a home more suitable to your lifestyle due to the changes…
Around Town
October 1, 2018

Things to Do This Fall

It is now officially fall so it's time to start looking for fall activities to make the most out of the season. Events Phoenixville Food Truck Festival: October 6 This…
Real Estate
September 17, 2018

Why is My Home Not Selling?

Has your home been sitting on the market for a long period of time? If so, you have come to the right place. When selling a home it is extremely important…
Around Town
August 31, 2018

Recommended Shops on the Main Line

Paper Source Located in the Paoli Shopping Center, Paper Source has all of your stationary needs. The carry everything from a huge selection of greeting cards, custom high quality wrapping…
Main Line Brunch, Places to eat on the Main Line Around Town
August 24, 2018

Best Main Line Brunch Locations

If you're like me and absolutely love brunch food, then you've come to the right place! I've visited many different cafes over the past several years, and I am going…
Real Estate
August 17, 2018

How Social Media Can Help to Sell Your Home

According to Sprout Social Inc., there are more than 50 million businesses on Facebook, all using the platform to connect with the 79% of Internet users on Facebook. Many businesses…
many any room feel larger DecorReal Estate
August 10, 2018

How to Make Any Room Feel Larger

Does the interior of your home feel cramped and cluttered? If so, I have all the necessary tips for you to make your room feel neat, organized, and most importantly…
Real Estate
August 3, 2018

Prepare for Selling Your Home

However, if you are a potential home-seller, I have some good news for you: collecting the energy and willpower to get started is the toughest part! Once you have properly…
Real Estate
July 20, 2018

What to Look for When Moving and Choosing a School

On the Main Line and surrounding areas, there are many different types of schools that are options for children, such as: public schools, private schools, parochial schools, charter schools, and…
Real Estate
July 11, 2018

Should I Have My house Professionally Staged Before Selling?

When selling your home, you might be given the option to have your home professionally staged. If this is your first time selling a home, you might be wondering, what…
June 26, 2018

Stage Your Front Porch for the Summer, Add Curb Appeal!

It’s so easy to get caught up in the routine of our everyday lives that we forget to keep up with the seasons and sometimes find ourselves putting away our…
Around Town
June 1, 2018

Top Things to Do This Summer for New Residents on the Main Line

If you are thinking about moving or have just recently moved to the Main Line, you may be wondering about places to go or sights to see nearby that will…

Make sure to check out my Facebook Page