Chester County 2020 breakfast to discuss affordable housing, Dec. 13

MALVERN  — Our workforce has seen little to no growth in the buying power of wages, in decades. Meanwhile the cost of housing has increased dramatically. A serious question exists as to whether the next generation can afford to live in Chester County. A two-hour Citizen Planners’ Breakfast is being sponsored by Chester County 2020 and the Chester County Planning Commission on Thursday, December...

House Bill 809 would further cut local control

Bill would let state make housing, zoning choices instead of local communities By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times Along with about 50 other people, I attended a hearing at West Chester Borough Hall on July 20 about House Bill 809 proposed to the PA House of Representatives. On the positive side, we have a democratic process that allows citizens to find out what our legislators are doing and...

Donations sought to help Kennett family

Family of UCFSD employee seeks housing after fire burns home A Kennett family — and a Unionville-Chadds Ford School District employee — is looking for housing in the Kennett Consolidated School District — after a fire left them out of their home for as much as year and destroyed almost all of their possessions. The family of Israel Rivera, who works in the school district’s buildings and...

Real Estate Insider: Shocker! Not enough homes for sale

It may come as a surprise, but there is a shortage of good properties on the market By Amy Dettore, Columnist, The Times I think it is safe to say that we are no longer experiencing the doom and gloom of real rstate sales. Have you been approached or contacted recently by one of us Realtors? We are desperately announcing that “THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF INVENTORY PEOPLE!!!!”…now is the...