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The Evers & Co. March 2014 Real Estate Report

said on April 11th, 2014 filed under: State of the Market

cherry blossomsThe bad weather has taken a toll on the real estate market in the close-in Metro area, with March sales being a minus 8.8% from the previous March, the first time in well over a year that we’ve seen a reduction in sales volume from the same month the previous year. In addition, the average price showed less than 1% increase over March 2013. At the same time, almost half of the sales this month in all price ranges at our firm were competitive, so these numbers indicate strong purchase demand, but an unprecedented lack of product to sell the multitude of buyers.

Our advice to sellers is to make the move that they have been deferring, since prices are near what they were at the peak of the market in 2005. Buyers, Read the rest of this entry »

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 4/11/14

said on April 11th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

springUpdate for 4/1/14. No new listings (as of 7:04am today). Three under contract. One price reduction. Another busy week!

All the homes in this article are currently for sale within East Bethesda. The top of the list features the newest listings, while the bottom showcases those that have been on the market for quite some time. I’ll be updating this post every Friday, so be sure to check back to see what’s new, what’s gone, & what might be coming (and check out the date up top… if it’s not current, neither is this information!). I’ve lived in East Bethesda for over 18 years. I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda for over 15 years. It’s a wonderful neighborhood within walking distance of Bethesda Metro AND NIH/Walter Reed. While all of this information is available to you on the various search engines (and please keep in mind that these are not all of my own listings), I’ve taken the time to inject my opinion on the condition, pricing, and likelihood of each property selling… or not. I hope you’ll give me a call if you have any questions. I have loved living here over the years, and I want to share it with other enthusiastic people!

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under construction 200 x 1504600 Fairfield Drive, $1,695,000
New construction home due to complete sometime this summer, so time to customize. 6BR/5.5BA. Built by Red Brick Construction. Listed with McConnell Realty. Days on Market: 11

4413 Maple Av. 4413 Maple Avenue, $1,450,000
Back on the market. 5BR/4.5BAs. Looks really nice. Not yet finished. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 41

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 4/4/14

said on April 4th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

flowers in East Bethesda, Spring 2012

Update for 4/4/14. Three new listings (4303 Lynbrook is mine). Two under contract. One price reduction. Busy week!

All the homes in this article are currently for sale within East Bethesda. The top of the list features the newest listings, while the bottom showcases those that have been on the market for quite some time. I’ll be updating this post every Friday, so be sure to check back to see what’s new, what’s gone, & what might be coming (and check out the date up top… if it’s not current, neither is this information!). I’ve lived in East Bethesda for over 18 years. I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda for over 15 years. It’s a wonderful neighborhood within walking distance of Bethesda Metro AND NIH/Walter Reed. While all of this information is available to you on the various search engines (and please keep in mind that these are not all of my own listings), I’ve taken the time to inject my opinion on the condition, pricing, and likelihood of each property selling… or not. I hope you’ll give me a call if you have any questions. I have loved living here over the years, and I want to share it with other enthusiastic people!

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4303 Lynbrook Drive4303 Lynbrook Drive, $1,250,000
Fantastic new listing offering 5BR/5FB and magnificent tree top views of the neighborhood. Short walk to BCC, Metro, downtown Bethesda and the trail. Detached one-car garage with basketball hoop! Expansive kitchen/family room combo. Handsome wood flooring. 2nd floor laundry. Parking for a crowd. Built in 2006. Listed with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. Days on Market: 0

4516 Maple Avenue4516 Maple Avenue, $650,000
6,000 s.f. lot for sale.  No photos.  Being sold as-is and as a tear down.  Listed with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. Days on Market: 1

under construction 200 x 1504600 Fairfield Drive, $1,695,000
New construction home due to complete sometime this summer, so time to customize. 6BR/5.5BA. Built by Red Brick Construction. Listed with McConnell Realty. Days on Market: 4

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4303 Lynbrook Drive BETHESDA, MD 20814

said on April 3rd, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

4303 Lynbrook

 

New East Bethesda listing.  Fabulous 5BR/5FB home with magnificent tree-top views of the neighborhood. Bright and Sunny.  Open floor plan. Detached one-car garage and parking for a crowd. Short walk to downtown Bethesda, shops, the Capital Crescent Trail, Metro and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.  Click here for more photos.

Offered at $1,250,000

No scheduled open houses.  Please give us a call if you care to take a look.  Marcie Sandalow 301-758-4894 or Catarina Bannier at 202-487-7177.

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 3/28/14

said on March 28th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

Daffodils in East Bethesda 3/12Update for 3/28/14. One new listing. Two under contract. No price changes. Cati and I have a new listing in the neighborhood coming up next week.  5BR/5FB, listing in the $1.2′s.  Feel free to call for details.

All the homes in this article are currently for sale within East Bethesda. The top of the list features the newest listings, while the bottom showcases those that have been on the market for quite some time. I’ll be updating this post every Friday, so be sure to check back to see what’s new, what’s gone, & what might be coming (and check out the date up top… if it’s not current, neither is this information!). I’ve lived in East Bethesda for over 18 years. I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda for over 15 years. It’s a wonderful neighborhood within walking distance of Bethesda Metro AND NIH/Walter Reed. While all of this information is available to you on the various search engines (and please keep in mind that these are not all of my own listings), I’ve taken the time to inject my opinion on the condition, pricing, and likelihood of each property selling… or not. I hope you’ll give me a call if you have any questions. I have loved living here over the years, and I want to share it with other enthusiastic people!

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8611 Lancaster8611 Lancaster Drive, $939,000
Nice new listing, backing to the golf course. 4BR/3.5BA.  It’s defining feature is the lovely circular porch at the entryway. I think it’s charming. Inside you’ve got an updated kitchen which opens to a nice family room with a bunch of windows. Small yard, but it overlooks the course. Basement is quite narrow. Master bedroom addition with a big walk-in closet. Pricing a little aggressive. FSBO. Days on Market: 0

4513 Fairfield4513 Fairfield Drive, $729,000
Big, open kitchen. Refinished hardwood floors. Older baths. Funky configuration. Buyers: you really gotta love yellow paint. Pricing is enthusiastic. Listed with Luxmanor Real Estate. Days on Market: 21

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 3/21/14

said on March 21st, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

Almost Spring?Update for 3/21/14. Only one of the active listings is priced under $1-million. I find this pretty astonishing. This week: One under contract. No new listings. No price changes.

All the homes in this article are currently for sale within East Bethesda. The top of the list features the newest listings, while the bottom showcases those that have been on the market for quite some time. I’ll be updating this post every Friday, so be sure to check back to see what’s new, what’s gone, & what might be coming (and check out the date up top… if it’s not current, neither is this information!). I’ve lived in East Bethesda for over 18 years. I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda for over 15 years. It’s a wonderful neighborhood within walking distance of Bethesda Metro AND NIH/Walter Reed. While all of this information is available to you on the various search engines (and please keep in mind that these are not all of my own listings), I’ve taken the time to inject my opinion on the condition, pricing, and likelihood of each property selling… or not. I hope you’ll give me a call if you have any questions. I have loved living here over the years, and I want to share it with other enthusiastic people!

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8611 Terrace Garden8611 Terrace Garden Way, $1,050,000
Four-level townhouse with 2-car garage, 3BR/2FB/2HB. Big deck and walk-out patio. Hardwood floors. And pretty darned close to Metro. Across from soon-to-be Harris Teeter. Listed with Keller Williams. Days on Market: 14

4513 Fairfield4513 Fairfield Drive, $729,000
Big, open kitchen. Refinished hardwood floors. Older baths. Funky configuration. Buyers: you really gotta love yellow paint. Pricing is enthusiastic. Listed with Luxmanor Real Estate. Days on Market: 15

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The Evers & Co. February 2014 Real Estate Report

said on March 19th, 2014 filed under: State of the Market

DC Real EstateThe February 2014 sales numbers were lower than we might have expected at the end of last year, but not surprising in view of the bad weather we’ve had so far this year. Dollar volume of sales was up only 6.6% from the previous year, but prices were up 10.5 % over last February, due to exceptionally low inventory and high demand.

Because bad weather slowed down the market, there will very likely be compression during the rest of the spring, with tremendous activity in the second half of March, April, May, June and probably even July. Buyer demand is strong and the inventory is still relatively low, so pressure on prices will very likely result in an annual price increase closer to 10% in 2014 over 2013, instead of the 5.6% we saw from 2012 to 2013. In short, it will be a “wild ride” for agents and buyers. Sellers need to understand that they still cannot overprice their properties, since the asking price for a property remains the most important single element that buyers consider.

*Statistics are taken from the Metropolitan Regional Information System for three areas: Washington, D.C.; Montgomery Country, Maryland; and Fairfax County, Arlington and Alexandria in Virginia.

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 3/14/14

said on March 14th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

Wisconsin AvenueUpdate for 3/14/14. Nothing new to report this week. Hate that. Although one long time listing did drop out and convert to a rental. 

All the homes in this article are currently for sale within East Bethesda. The top of the list features the newest listings, while the bottom showcases those that have been on the market for quite some time. I’ll be updating this post every Friday, so be sure to check back to see what’s new, what’s gone, & what might be coming (and check out the date up top… if it’s not current, neither is this information!). I’ve lived in East Bethesda for over 18 years. I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda for over 15 years. It’s a wonderful neighborhood within walking distance of Bethesda Metro AND NIH/Walter Reed. While all of this information is available to you on the various search engines (and please keep in mind that these are not all of my own listings), I’ve taken the time to inject my opinion on the condition, pricing, and likelihood of each property selling… or not. I hope you’ll give me a call if you have any questions. I have loved living here over the years, and I want to share it with other enthusiastic people!

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8611 Terrace Garden8611 Terrace Garden Way, $1,050,000
Four-level townhouse with 2-car garage, 3BR/2FB/2HB. Big deck and walk-out patio. Hardwood floors. And pretty darned close to Metro. Listed with Keller Williams. Days on Market: 7

4513 Fairfield4513 Fairfield Drive, $729,000
Big, open kitchen. Refinished hardwood floors. Older baths. Funky configuration. Buyers: you really gotta love yellow paint. Pricing is enthusiastic. Listed with Luxmanor Real Estate. Days on Market: 8

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 3/7/14

said on March 7th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

Downtown BethesdaUpdate for 3/7/14. Nothing under contract. No new listings. No price reductions. Newsflash 3/8/14: Two new listings!

All the homes in this article are currently for sale within East Bethesda. The top of the list features the newest listings, while the bottom showcases those that have been on the market for quite some time. I’ll be updating this post every Friday, so be sure to check back to see what’s new, what’s gone, & what might be coming (and check out the date up top… if it’s not current, neither is this information!). I’ve lived in East Bethesda for over 18 years. I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda for over 15 years. It’s a wonderful neighborhood within walking distance of Bethesda Metro AND NIH/Walter Reed. While all of this information is available to you on the various search engines (and please keep in mind that these are not all of my own listings), I’ve taken the time to inject my opinion on the condition, pricing, and likelihood of each property selling… or not. I hope you’ll give me a call if you have any questions. I have loved living here over the years, and I want to share it with other enthusiastic people!

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8611 Terrace Garden8611 Terrace Garden Way, $1,050,000
Four-level townhouse with 2-car garage, 3BR/2FB/2HB. Big deck and walk-out patio. Hardwood floors. And pretty darned close to Metro. Listed with Keller Williams. Days on Market: 0

4513 Fairfield4513 Fairfield Drive, $729,000
Big, open kitchen. Refinished hardwood floors. Older baths. Funky configuration. Buyers: you really gotta love yellow paint. Pricing is enthusiastic. Listed with Luxmanor Real Estate. Days on Market: 1

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 2/28/14

said on February 28th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

BCC High School in the winterUpdate for 2/28/14. Three under contract! No new listings this week. No price reductions.

All the homes in this article are currently for sale within East Bethesda. The top of the list features the newest listings, while the bottom showcases those that have been on the market for quite some time. I’ll be updating this post every Friday, so be sure to check back to see what’s new, what’s gone, & what might be coming (and check out the date up top… if it’s not current, neither is this information!). I’ve lived in East Bethesda for over 18 years. I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda for over 15 years. It’s a wonderful neighborhood within walking distance of Bethesda Metro AND NIH/Walter Reed. While all of this information is available to you on the various search engines (and please keep in mind that these are not all of my own listings), I’ve taken the time to inject my opinion on the condition, pricing, and likelihood of each property selling… or not. I hope you’ll give me a call if you have any questions. I have loved living here over the years, and I want to share it with other enthusiastic people!

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Screen Shot 2014-02-20 at 5.13.21 PM4524 South Chelsea Lane, $839,500
Expanded colonial with 4BR & 4FB. Prized screened porch (at least, in my mind). Nice neutral colors throughout. First floor offers up large family room & updated K. 3BR on 2nd level, 4th on the main. Basement is tiny. Nice block, & close to metro. Listed with Beasley Real Estate. Days on Market: 8

4613 Harling4613 Harling Lane, $1,629,000
Not too big, not too small. Pretty home, built in 2005. Meticulously maintained. Handsomely decorated. Open floor plan. So close to everything! Walk score of 95! There are 5BR/4.5BA’s. Nice first floor office. Gas burning fireplace. Listed with Evers & Company. Days on Market: 11


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