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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 10/24/14

said on October 24th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

Fall zinnias- corner of Chelton & SleafordUpdate for 10/24/14. One new listing.  No other action.

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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4616 Fairfield Drive, $1,395,000
I’m out of town.  Haven’t seen it, can’t comment!  Check back for more info!
Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 0

4410 Jones Bridge4410 Jones Bridge Road, $1,149,998
Expanded brick colonial sporting 5BR & 4FBs. Gourmet kitchen. Nice landscaping. Massive driveway. Asking price is a bit nutso. Lower level has private suite/entrance. Listed with ReMax. Days on Market: 22

4544 Windsor4544 Windsor Lane, $779,900
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. Recent $20K price reduction. Days on Market: 104

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Hey, Big Spender

said on October 23rd, 2014 filed under: Information for Buyers, Information for Sellers

Found money!All money is not the same.  In real estate, a lot of times local money is king.

When I’m listing a property, and we get two offers, and one of them has financing through a capable local lender and the other offer is financed through a 1-800 number… three out of four times I’m going to recommend that our sellers go with the local lender... even if the other offer is for more money.

For a variety of reasons this makes sense:

  1. Ownership.  When I’m talking to a bank, I want to talk to one person who will track the loan from start to finish.  I don’t want to speak with someone in the phone bank, who really has no idea about who the client is or what is needed from them, only to be passed along to a new person the next time I have a question. In real estate, you need answers fast. Have you ever had problems with your cable/television/phone? While I won’t mention names, getting an answer or a remedy quickly is a lark.  That’s just not acceptable when dealing with real estate.
  2. Accountability. If a local lender screws up, you can be sure that most of the real estate community knows about it. Get a 1-800 loan, and there is no one on the other end of the line who cares. There is no local reputation to protect. As a seller, you can always tell the buyer that you’ll take their offer, but only if they switch lenders. Sometimes they’ll even listen to you!

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The Evers & Co. September 2014 Real Estate Report

said on October 20th, 2014 filed under: Information for Buyers

Union Station, Washington Dc.The market in the close-in Metro area was slightly negative from last year at this time, with -1% in dollar volume of sales and -1% in average price. This means that buyers may actually be able to purchase at the price they were planning and it means that sellers have to be very careful not to overprice their properties.

The hottest areas are the neighborhoods where young people are buying, while the move-up areas in the suburbs have slowed down. Downtown DC and parts of Arlington are going strong, and it seems that all the hype about Washington becoming a “mecca for millennials” is really true. Washington, D.C. is now leading Seattle, Portland and Houston in many polls, due to the increase in social attractions for millennials, such as restaurants, wine bars and coffee houses, as well as the high number of theaters and music venues, the incredible cultural opportunities and free museums, access to Metro, and the large number of “walkable” neighborhoods all over the city. We look for this trend to be on the increase as we go through winter and into the spring of 2015.

*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 Northern Virginia.

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 10/17/14

said on October 17th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

flowersUpdate for 10/17/14. One price reduction. Nothing new for sale. 

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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4410 Jones Bridge4410 Jones Bridge Road, $1,149,999
Expanded brick colonial sporting 5BR & 4FBs. Gourmet kitchen. Nice landscaping. Massive driveway. Asking price is a bit nutso. Lower level has private suite/entrance. Listed with ReMax. Days on Market: 15

4544 Windsor4544 Windsor Lane, $779,900
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. Recent $20K price reduction. Days on Market: 97

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Chevy Chase Section 5 Rental

said on October 11th, 2014 filed under: Chevy Chase

FOR RENT

3706 Woodbine Street, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Exciting new 4BR/3FB/2HB rental in the heart of Chevy Chase

Truly lovely center hall brick colonial offering old world charm and new world enhancements. Energy efficiency at its best, boasting geo-thermal heat & cool. 2-story addition (2008) houses large eat-in kitchen, family room & MBR suite- all with radiant heated flooring. Spacious lower level. 1/4 acre lot with 2-car garage. Light & bright throughout. CCRA tennis/pool membership available. Easy to show.

Offered at $5,700/month. Available November 1, 2014.

Call helpful agents to arrange a tour, or for more information.

Marcie Sandalow- 301-758-4894

Catarina Bannier- 202-487-7177

3706 Woodbine Street

kitchen WoodbineLR Woodbine

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 10/10/14

said on October 10th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

flowersUpdate for 10/10/14. Nothing happening, but for an increase in days on the 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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4410 Jones Bridge4410 Jones Bridge Road, $1,149,999
Expanded brick colonial sporting 5BR & 4FBs. Gourmet kitchen. Nice landscaping. Massive driveway. Asking price is a bit nutso. Lower level has private suite/entrance. Listed with ReMax. Days on Market: 8

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: 90

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Real Estate Jargon Explained

said on October 5th, 2014 filed under: Information for Buyers

bigstock-The-house-in-human-hands-17016914Since most of us only buy real estate once or twice in our lifetime, the lingo can change along the way.  Here are a few terms explained:

MLS- Multiple Listing Service.  What’s that, you ask? This group gathers listing information from local real estate agents and joins them together to create one cohesive list of properties available for sale. It operates in “real time”, as opposed to some of the “feeder” sites like Zillow and Trulia where information can be delayed.

DOM- this one is simple. Days On Market.  In our current marketplace, if a home has been on the market for over 15-30 days, chances are it started off too high, or there’s something a little off.

Pre-Approval Letter- it’s what you want from the bank, at a minimum, when shopping for a home. It’s a document Read the rest of this entry »

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 10/3/14

said on October 3rd, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale


summer flowersUpdate for 10/3/14. One under contract. One new listing.

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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4410 Jones Bridge4410 Jones Bridge Road, $1,150,000
Expanded brick colonial sporting 5BR & 4FBs. Gourmet kitchen. Nice landscaping. Massive driveway. Asking price is a bit nutso. Lower level has private suite/entrance. Listed with ReMax. Days on Market: 1

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: 83

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 9/26/14

said on September 26th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

fall flowersUpdate for 9/26/14. Two under contract. No new listings. Two 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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8503 Lynbrook8503 Lynbrook Drive, $1,295,000
Pretty yellow home built in 2003. 4,525 square feet of living space (including basement). 5BR/4.5BA. Nice hardwoods. Granite kitchen. Deck. Wood burning fireplace. Lovely tucked in location. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Recent $55K price reduction. Days on Market: 22

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: 76

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Drug Take Back Day 9/27/14

said on September 24th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Chevy Chase, District of Columbia

DEA Drug Take-Back DayOn September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. police departments and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from Read the rest of this entry »

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