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The Evers & Co. November 2014 Real Estate Report

said on December 14th, 2014 filed under: State of the Market

DC marketAs the temperature cools off each year and we move into winter, so does the real estate market. Numbers for November were flat or down, year-over-year, except in the close-in markets. The District of Columbia and Arlington showed the only increase in dollar volume of sales, with the District at a 6.8% rise over November of last year and Arlington at a surprising 18% rise. Meanwhile, while most areas showed a 40% increase in “days on the market”- that is, the amount it time before a new listing goes under contract, the District actually had a 2.5% decrease in the time it takes for properties to sell. In short, the urban “walkable” neighborhoods continue to lead the hit parade in sales, as they have for most of this year.

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

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Home Sales 12/12/14

said on December 12th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

Bethesda LibraryUpdate for 12/12/14. No new listings.  Two under contract. No price drops.

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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8613 Lancaster Drive, East Bethesda8613 Lancaster Drive, $929,500
I don’ t know why this one is still kicking around.  It’s a great house. 3BR, 2FB, 2HB.  Backs to the golf course.  Has a 2nd story deck off of the master bedroom. Snazzy renovated kitchen. Vaulted ceilings in the MBR. Additional 2 bedrooms are very nicely sized. Family room. Walk-out basement. Pretty street presence. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 36

Screen Shot 2014-10-31 at 12.07.58 PM4616 Fairfield Drive, $1,395,000
6BR/4.5BA’s.  Big house! Pretty hardwood floors. Big deck. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 49

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Looking for a Used Car or Computer? Search no more!

said on December 9th, 2014 filed under: Just For Fun

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Montgomery County has a great program where students refurbish cars and computers.  Check out their sale on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 9-11 a.m. at Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Boulevard in Gaithersburg. Students will be offering refurbished cars and computers, tested by the students as part of their classroom and lab studies. For more information, click on the attached link. And donate your car or computer to the program so that the students can keep busy!

 

 

 

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 12/5/14

said on December 5th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

BCC High SchoolUpdate for 12/5/14. Hey- we’ve got a new listing!  No sales, no price drops.

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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7901 Kentucky Avenue7901 Kentucky Avenue, $799,900
4BR/3FB cape cod cutie with a rare 1-car attached garage. Perched up on a hill so you can watch the world go by. Beautifully updated. Chef’s kitchen, hardwood flooring, fireplace, and (my favorite) a screened porch.  Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 0

4518 Rosedale4518 Rosedale Avenue, $699,000
3BR/2FB colonial on a block with both big and small homes. Love the shutters. Dated. Sold “as-is”. I suspect that we’ve hit the threshold for these smaller lots (4,800 s.f.).  I’m inclined to think that this asking price is too high, though I’d love to be proven wrong.  Listed with TTR-Sothebys. Days on Market: 16

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 11/28/14

said on November 28th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

Bethesda MapUpdate for 11/28/14. Sorry- not much action this week.  Nothing to report other than an increase in days on market.

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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4518 Rosedale4518 Rosedale Avenue, $699,000
3BR/2FB colonial on a block with both big and small homes. Love the shutters. Dated. Sold “as-is”. I suspect that we’ve hit the threshold for these smaller lots (4,800 s.f.).  I’m inclined to think that this asking price is too high, though I’d love to be proven wrong.  Listed with TTR-Sothebys. Days on Market: 9

8613 Lancaster Drive, East Bethesda8613 Lancaster Drive, $929,500
3BR, 2FB, 2HB.  Backs to the golf course.  Has a great 2nd story deck off of the master bedroom. Snazzy renovated kitchen. Vaulted ceilings in the MBR. Additional 2 bedrooms are very nicely sized. Family room. Walk-out basement. Pretty street presence. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 22

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said on November 27th, 2014 filed under: Information for Buyers

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What Will $1,200,000 Buy You in East Bethesda?

said on November 24th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Information for Buyers

7913 Chelton Road7913 Chelton Road
List Price:  $1,159,000
Sold Price: $1,200,000
4BR/4FB

4510 Cheltenham4510 Cheltenham Road
List Price: $1,199,000
Sold Price: $1,199,000
4BR/3.5BA

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 11/21/14

said on November 21st, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

pumpkinsUpdate for 11/21/14. One new listing. Sorry- nothing under contract. Two price reductions this 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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4518 Rosedale4518 Rosedale Avenue, $699,000
3BR/2FB colonial on a block with both big and small homes. Love the shutters. Dated. Sold “as-is”. I suspect that we’ve hit the threshold for these smaller lots (4,800 s.f.).  I’m inclined to think that this asking price is too high, though I’d love to be proven wrong.  Listed with TTR-Sothebys. Days on Market: 2

8613 Lancaster Drive, East Bethesda8613 Lancaster Drive, $929,500
3BR, 2FB, 2HB.  Backs to the golf course.  Has a great 2nd story deck off of the master bedroom. Snazzy renovated kitchen. Vaulted ceilings in the MBR. Additional 2 bedrooms are very nicely sized. Family room. Walk-out basement. Pretty street presence. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 15

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Local Holiday Events- Bethesda & Beyond

said on November 21st, 2014 filed under: Just For Fun

Snowflakes blue vector icons setMontgomery County Thanksgiving Parade
Saturday, November 22
10am- 12pm
From Ellsworth Drive to Silver Spring Avenue
Silver Spring, MD

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
November 21, 22 & 23
Friday & Saturday 10-6
Sunday 10-5
Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Bethesda Winter Wonderland
December 6
1-4pm
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The Evers & Co. October 2014 Real Estate Report

said on November 17th, 2014 filed under: State of the Market

Nats ParkThe biggest news for October was the discrepancy between the sales performance of the District versus Montgomery County and the close-in Northern Virginia suburbs. While Montgomery County had a 1.7 % decrease in sales compared to last October and Northern Virginia experienced a 6.3% decrease, DC showed a whopping 25.5% increase! In addition, the median price was flat for both Montgomery County and Northern Virginia, and the District had a 5.1% increase over last October.

These are significant differences in performance, and it indicates what the real estate agents already know – that the market in the close-in areas is much stronger than in the outlying areas, and DC is once more the star of the show. The District is now considered a top city for attracting Read the rest of this entry »

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