Main Line Homes Blog


The big week is here!

Nick at office

Well my big adventure starts this week. Tuesday I leave for Portugal, flying in to Lisbon Airport on Wednesday late morning barring any delays. Then a trip into town on the Metro, a quick visit to a sports shop and then onto the Se de Lisboa to collect my Camino de Santiago credentials/passport which will allow me to stay in the Albergues/Hostels and obtain a Pilgrim meal from restaurants along the way at discounted rates. Then Wedensdaynight I will be staying at an AirBNB in Lisbon close to the Se de Lisboa where I will begin my trek on Thursday morning.

Each day I need to get my passport/credentials stamped and for the last 100 miles I need two stamps a day to prove to the office in Santiago that I have walked all the way to receive my Official Certificate.

WalkingThis weekend I have been walking with my pack, 9 miles yesterday and today I walked to my office where my manager snapped my photo above and then home about 7 miles. I am glad Lisbon and the Camino will not be as humid as Philadelphia is right now. The last two days encouraged me to purge my bag of all unneccessary weight. It was weighing 18 pounds and my knees, ankle and various weak spots were complaining. I now have it down to 14 pounds much better.

As I walk I know that friends, colleagues and family are supporting two local charities.

Surrey Services for Seniors who help Seniors to age in place remaining in their homes and their communities. I have a donor who will match gifts upto $5000 so there is a chance to double your gift. You can donate on their web page under the amount you are giving is a box to honor someone you know, we ask that you put Camino in the box that appears so we can track our response.


Alternatively I am asking for donations to the American Heart Association, as part of The Philadelphia Heart Walk you can donate there on:


I think it will take about a month to complete with rest days. You can follow along by following my Facebook page:


Thank you in advance for your support. If you have a real estate need call Trudy Vandekar Selling the Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.,office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4545, Website


If you are buying or selling on or around Tredyffrin Easttown or along the Main Line we can help you,  contact us or connect

  Twitter link  Linked in linkl our blog RSS feed of MainLineHomes Blog

Feel free to subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with our latest posts and information on the Tredyffrin Easttown and Main Line Real Estate Market. 


Comment balloon 9 commentsNick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 • September 17 2018 11:03PM
The big week is here!
Well my big adventure starts this week. Tuesday I leave for Portugal, flying in to Lisbon Airport on Wednesday late morning barring any delays. Then a trip into town on the Metro, a quick visit to a sports shop and then onto the Se de Lisboa to… more
How to support Surrey Services for Seniors without walking 400 miles
Surrey Services for Seniors is a local charity helping Seniors to age in place, allowing them to remain in their homes and their communities. They do much more than that, and to fully discover the depth of their offerings it is best to check out… more
A new beginning
As we age we go through different seasons of life. There comes a time when we no longer need a large home, and we may need one level living or even some additional help to live our lives as fully as we wish. What is next? I have been a long time… more
It's all about community!
As a realtor my job is to help people buy and sell houses in Tredyffrin Easttown and along and around the Main Line. But it includes a responsibility to support our communities as well. One of the driving forces in my life is to help others. So,… more
Why would you do that?
Imagine walking about 400 miles! Why would you do that? A friend recently walked one of the Camino Santiago routes, the Camino Francaise from St Jean du Pied to Santiago and in talking with each other I asked how she found the time to do that, a… more
Philadelphia Luxury Real Estate Market July 2018
The Philadelphia luxury real estate market report July 2018 The luxury market has slowed down somewhat compared to other parts of the market, but there is plenty of choice of homes, unlike other parts of the market. We work closely and directly with… more
Friday night fun - Movies under the stars
This Friday, August 17th, at 8. 30 pm The Berwyn Devon Business and Professional Association is once again sponsoring Movies under the stars at Easttown Library 720 First Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312 This family performance is held outside, weather… more
Agents beware!
Beware agents! How fraudsters are trying to get your log in information may make you slip up if you are not paying attention and are alert all the time. We all know about those different scams and such that are trying to take money out of our… more
3 Reasons why your Main Line home might not be selling!
I showed a home yesterday to some investor clients who are looking for a home to flip. We thought we had found a good contender and made an appointment to show the home. We got rejected because the agent could not meet us at the time we asked for,… more
A rainy day in Berwyn PA, go to King of Prussia Mall!
It is hot and humid in Berwyn today, with constant rain on and off. Hard to plan anything to do outside? Maybe a trip to King of Prussia Mall is a solution. Since the opeing in 1963 with two separate portions of the mall which was linked with an… more