Mary's Real Estate Blog

My real estate blog entails of many different aspects all about real estate. I work hard to stay on top of the latest trends, provide the most useful tips, and find both fun and local main line events for my readers. In addition, I also have blog posts of topics homeowners should be aware of in the housing market. Everything you need to know is right here. Don't forget to check back weekly to make sure you never miss one of my posts.

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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…
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…
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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,…
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…
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…
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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…
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Around Town
July 4, 2019

Main Line Blueberry Festivals 2019

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…
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June 27, 2019

The Art of Décorage: Declutter Your Home with Clever Storage Solutions

Let's face it: We all have clutter. Whether you just use some items too frequently for them to have a permanent "away" spot, or there aren't enough spaces to store…
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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…
June 15, 2019

Front Door Ideas

Your front door is more than just the entrance to your home. It's a sort of mood setter; a way to say, "Welcome to my home! This is what we're…
May 24, 2019

Transform Your Ordinary Deck This Summer

Are you stuck trying to figure out how to decorate your deck or patio? Well look no further, I have put together some great ideas which will transform your space…
May 17, 2019

DIY Summer Projects

Looking for something fun to do? These DIY Summer projects that will make your home pop this summer! Summer is practically here, and you know what that means: Time to…
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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…
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…
April 4, 2019

Spring DIY Wreath

Spring is officially here so what better way to start the season than with a fun spring DIY craft. Items Needed: Grapevine Wreath (can use pre-made greenery wreath if you…
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
February 8, 2019

270 Milton Drive, Malvern PA

This beautiful home for sale is listed for $750,000. This stunning home could be yours. Four Bedrooms Master Suite: The master bedroom is located on the first floor in the…
Around Town
February 1, 2019

Places To Take Your Pets on the Main Line

Whether you are looking for a new spot for your pet to play during the day or even a place for them to stay while you are away. Below you…
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January 25, 2019

Winter Curb Appeal

Now that the holidays are over, we have cleaned up our decorations, let's not forget that we still need to attract buyers through curb appeal. Here you will find some…
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.…
Around Town
January 11, 2019

Paoli Train Station Project

The train station has been undergoing some renovations that are going to lead to some big and very impressive changes. The project will be completed in 3 phases. Phase one…
December 3, 2018

I’ve Been Dreaming of a White Christmas

White is a color that instantly makes any space feel larger when used correctly. If you are looking for a breathtaking display for your holiday guests check out my design…
November 30, 2018

Fa La La Folliage

Christmas time is officially upon us. Now it is time to start decorating our homes to fit the season. Let's Start with the front door. You can never have too…
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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 -…
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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,…
Real Estate
October 26, 2018

157 Brindle Court at Stony Creek Farms

Do you have a family member or know a friend who is looking to downsize into a 55+ community? Stony Creek Farms is twice voted "Montgomery County's best 55+ community".…
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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…
September 7, 2018

Preparing Your Home for Fall

Summer is quickly coming to an end so it is time to start preparing our homes for the fall. Fall is one of my favorite times of year, with so…
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…
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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…
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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…
July 16, 2018

Landscaping & Gardening

Landscaping adds a lot of character to a home. Well done landscaping will always catch attention rather than having nothing at all. It can also bring out unique qualities to…
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…
Real Estate
July 5, 2018

Why a Townhouse Could Be the Perfect Fit for You

Townhouses are great for single people, smaller families, newly-weds, and the elderly. For new homeowners, owning a townhome is a great way to build equity. When you purchase a townhouse,…
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…
Real Estate
June 13, 2018

Status Report: Summer 2018

Competition shift is likely on the horizon With the spring rush behind us, it’s time to turn to the long-term Real Estate Market Forecast for our region.  And with the economy…
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…
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January 6, 2018

Should I Take my House Off the Market During the Winter?

Is selling in winter a bad idea? Here’s a secret that most people are not aware of:  There are a lot of buyers out in the cold and even during…