BCCDC Real Estate by Marcie Sandalow

2BR 2FB Dupont Circle

said on August 29th, 2014 filed under: Homes for Sale

Soak up the Sun!

Check out our new listing at 1935 17th Street NW #5

Two bedrooms, two full baths.  And best of all, a private deck and balcony.  All in the most convenient of locations. Walk to two metros- Dupont Circle and U-Street.

1935 17th St NW Exterior

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 8/29/14

said on August 29th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

summer flowersUpdate for 8/29/14. Nothing new. Labor Day weekend tends to be slow. 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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4544 Windsor4544 Windsor Lane, $799,900
Located on the Glenbrook Village side of East Bethesda, this home features 5BR and 2.5BAs. Gotta be honest… it’s a funky house. Great location, however. Listed with Weichert Realtors. Days on Market: 48

4324 Rosedale4324 Rosedale Avenue, $1,895,000
Wow. What a house! I’m not a big contemporary fan, but this house is fabulous! Amazing, soaring spaces throughout. 4BR/3.5BA. Balconies, decks, massive picture windows, & fabulous light. It’s way cool. If I were to be at all critical, it’s that the 2nd story rear balcony is only accessible via an outdoor stairway. Listed with Beasley Real Estate. Days on Market: 78

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 8/22/14

said on August 22nd, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

flowersUpdate for 8/22/14. No new listings to speak of. One under contract. One withdrawn from market. 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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4544 Windsor4544 Windsor Lane, $799,900
Located on the Glenbrook Village side of East Bethesda, this home features 5BR and 2.5BAs. Gotta be honest… it’s a funky house. Great location, however. Listed with Weichert Realtors. Days on Market: 41

4324 Rosedale4324 Rosedale Avenue, $1,895,000
Wow. What a house! I’m not a big contemporary fan, but this house is fabulous! Amazing, soaring spaces throughout. 4BR/3.5BA. Balconies, decks, massive picture windows, & fabulous light. It’s way cool. If I were to be at all critical, it’s that the 2nd story rear balcony is only accessible via an outdoor stairway. Listed with Beasley Real Estate. Days on Market: 72

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Stuff* Happens

said on August 16th, 2014 filed under: Information for Buyers, Information for Sellers

Sad senior businessman on a green meadow with downpour over himMurphy’s Law. Bad Luck.  Crappy Timing.  There’s a lot of stuff that can happen to your home as you prepare to list it for sale.

And it’s understandable. As (most of) you begin the long slog of de-cluttering, primping and getting ready for photos, some problems are revealed.  Could be a wall that needs painting (once the bookshelf is removed).  Pitch that aging and ugly recliner and suddenly a stain in the carpeting is revealed. Or, as one client recently experienced, a difficult to replace shower slider broke just days before settlement, having worked perfectly for all the years they lived in the house. But of course!

Sometimes the momentum is such that it’s impossible to repair/fix/replace the item before the house goes on the market. One can let prospective buyers know that the item will be tended to prior to settlement. Or, in some extreme cases, the item can be “disclosed” as faulty and the buyer can decide themselves if it will prevent them from making an offer.

If your house is under contract and the dishwasher blows, unfortunately, it’s up to you (Seller) to replace it.  Even if your house is being sold “as-is”, if the darned thing was working when you signed the paperwork, Read the rest of this entry »

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 8/15/14

said on August 15th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

summer flowersUpdate for 8/15/14. No new listings to speak of. One under contract. 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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4544 Windsor4544 Windsor Lane, $799,900
Located on the Glenbrook Village side of East Bethesda, this home features 5BR and 2.5BAs. Gotta be honest… it’s a funky house. Great location, however. Listed with Weichert Realtors. Days on Market: 34

4324 Rosedale4324 Rosedale Avenue, $1,895,000
Wow. What a house! I’m not a big contemporary fan, but this house is fabulous! Amazing, soaring spaces throughout. 4BR/3.5BA. Balconies, decks, massive picture windows, & fabulous light. It’s way cool. If I were to be at all critical, it’s that the 2nd story rear balcony is only accessible via an outdoor stairway. Listed with Beasley Real Estate. Days on Market: 64

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The Evers & Co July 2014 Real Estate Report

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

Washington DC, Capitol Building in a cloudy sunrise with mirrorProspective D.C. home buyers will see less competition in the real estate market this August, since many competitive buyers are enjoying the final weeks of summer out of town.

The July 2014 real estate statistics show that the close-in Metro area experienced a 9% increase in dollar volume of sales over July 2013, a 2% increase in average price and a 16% increase in days on the market, all of which is consistent with a slight decline in the competitiveness of this high-demand market. This means buyers have a rare opportunity to place a bid on a home with much less competition. Buyers should take advantage of this golden opportunity in next few weeks before the market resumes in the fall.

In addition, mortgage rates are still low and there is a greater variety of loans available, which is added good news for buyers.

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

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 8/8/14

said on August 8th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

Fall zinnias- corner of Chelton & SleafordUpdate for 8/8/14. One new listing. No price reductions. Nothing new under contract.  

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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IMG_26594532 Rosedale Avenue, $699,000
Brick colonial with 3BR/1FB on a 4,800 s.f lot. Sold “as-is”.  Open this Sunday from 1-4. Listed with Evers & Company Real Estate. Days on Market: 0

4544 Windsor4544 Windsor Lane, $799,900
Located on the Glenbrook Village side of East Bethesda, this home features 5BR and 2.5BAs. Gotta be honest… it’s a funky house. Great location, however. Listed with Weichert Realtors. Days on Market: 27

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The Good, the Bad, and Just Plain Ugly

said on August 7th, 2014 filed under: Information for Sellers

picture of an old instant camera in a tripod with a retro effectWhen you list your house for sale, you want your house to look good, right?

Buyer beware.  Not all photography is equal.

We recently had an opportunity to compete for a listing. We didn’t get it (damn it).  The most frustrating thing was that when it did list the photography really stunk.  It was a good looking house, but you wouldn’t have known it from the pictures posted on-line. It looked like someone had come through and snapped a few shots with their phone.  The lighting was poor. The angles were all wrong. The furniture looked oversized and crowded. It just looked ugly. Using my buyer eyes, I might have found it all a bit underwhelming.  Mr. & Mrs. Seller-  this is exactly the opposite of what you want.

As an agent, it’s my job to get as many qualified buyers into your house as I possibly can. Good photography can do this.  Sure, one can accuse us of over-using the wide angle at times, but at least we make the room look inviting. I work with a professional photographer. We know how to find the best angle to show off a room, and if we can’t get the look we want Read the rest of this entry »

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 8/1/14

said on August 1st, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

summer flowersUpdate for 8/1/14. Lazy summer. No new listings. No price reductions. Nothing new under contract.  

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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4544 Windsor4544 Windsor Lane, $799,900
Located on the Glenbrook Village side of East Bethesda, this home features 5BR and 2.5BAs. Gotta be honest… it’s a funky house. Great location, however. Listed with Weichert Realtors. Days on Market: 20

4324 Rosedale4324 Rosedale Avenue, $1,895,000
Wow. What a house! I’m not a big contemporary fan, but this house is fabulous! Amazing, soaring spaces throughout. 4BR/3.5BA. Balconies, decks, massive picture windows, & fabulous light. It’s way cool. If I were to be at all critical, it’s that the 2nd story rear balcony is only accessible via an outdoor stairway. Listed with Beasley Real Estate. Days on Market: 50

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The Evers & Co. June 2014 Real Estate Report

said on July 27th, 2014 filed under: State of the Market

American pieThe statistics for June look a lot like May 2014, with numbers down in close-in Northern Virginia and in Montgomery County, but with the District of Columbia once again gaining in both dollar volume of sales and price. The dollar volume of sales was up 13% over last June, and the average price was up 6% in DC. One of the reasons is that the District offers “walkability”, and since gridlock has become a major issue for our Metro area, getting around easily and being able to walk to Metro, stores, work and entertainment is very desirable for people buying homes in our area. In addition, the Metro area is a good job market, and the young people filling these jobs are particularly interested in an urban lifestyle.

Because of the resilience, success and stability of Washington, D.C. foreign investment will probably increase and we will be tracking what we believe will be increasing interest, especially from the two biggest foreign investors in U.S. real estate, Canada and China.

*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 Virginia.

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