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The Evers & Co. March 2015 Real Estate Report

said on April 18th, 2015 filed under: State of the Market

US CapitolThe close-in Washington D.C. Metro area saw a 14.4% increase in dollar volume of sales over March of last year, which is the first big increase in sales in many months. For buyers and sellers, it seems that the spring market has finally begun. The other notable increase was in average price, which has been flat in all areas for months, but showed a 4.7% increase in the District in March. For many reasons the District has been the economic leader in the close- in jurisdictions. Besides being the darling of millennials, Washington D.C. is flourishing with new restaurants- always a sign of prosperity- a good public transportation system, and relative to New York and San Francisco, real estate that is still relatively affordable.

In her recent “State of the District” report, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser stated that the District was the economic engine of the area, and that it would continue to grow, even adding a streetcar system to enhance public transportation, both to the H Street corridor and to Georgetown. We can see the effect of both growth and confidence in the area reflected in the strong sales numbers that the District has shown for the past several years.

*Statistics are taken from the MRIS ( 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 Homes for Sale 4/17/15

said on April 17th, 2015 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

spring flowersUpdate for 4/17/15. No new listings. Two under contract. No price drops. And one back 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 19 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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7912 Chelton7912 Chelton Road, $1,649,000
Late Friday entry. This is a nice house! Great walk-to-everything location. Quiet, friendly block. 6 BR/5.5 BA’s. Best part: pizza oven in the kitchen. Listed wtih Long & Foster. Days on Market: 7

4502 Highland4502 Highland Avenue, $1,599,999
Great block. Built in 2007 by Douglas Construction. Boasts 6BR/5.5BA’s. 2nd- floor laundry and 2-zone HVAC. Pretty hardwood floors. Big house. Not as snazzy as the one below, but then again, a lot cheaper. Listed with Berkshire Hathaway. Days on Market: 28

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 4/10/15

said on April 10th, 2015 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

spring flowersUpdate for 4/10/15. Two new listing. No contracts this week. 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 19 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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7912 Chelton7912 Chelton Road, $1,649,000
Late Friday entry. This is a nice house! Great walk-to-everything location. Quiet, friendly block. 6 BR/5.5 BA’s. Best part: pizza oven in the kitchen. Listed wtih Long & Foster. Days on Market: 0

4520 Harling4520 Harling Lane, $1,220,000
4BR/3.5FB home on one of the quieter blocks in East Bethesda. Pretty brick colonial with large addition. Price seems a little elevated given that there is reportedly only one full bath on the 2nd level. Otherwise, it shows quite nicely. Listed with Peek Properties. Days on Market: 0

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 4/3/15

said on April 3rd, 2015 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

spring flowersUpdate for 4/3/15. One 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 19 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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4502 Highland4502 Highland Avenue, $1,599,999
Great block. Built in 2007 by Douglas Construction. Boasts 6BR/5.5BA’s. 2nd- floor laundry and 2-zone HVAC. Pretty hardwood floors. Big house. Not as snazzy as the one below, but then again, a lot cheaper. Listed with Berkshire Hathaway. Days on Market: 14

4310 Chestnut Street4310 Chestnut Street, $1,915,000
Built in 2010, this lovely blue home has 6BR/5.5FB and a nice wrap-around porch, & even a screened porch. Mud room. Media room! Cooks kitchen. 9,000 square foot lot. Pictures don’t quite do it justice. Looks a lot better in person. Listed with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. Days on Market: 18

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 3/27/15

said on March 27th, 2015 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

early spring dogwoodUpdate for 3/27/15. One under contract. One disappeared? 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 19 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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4502 Highland4502 Highland Avenue, $1,599,999
Great block. Built in 2007 by Douglas Construction. Boasts 6BR/5.5BA’s. 2nd- floor laundry and 2-zone HVAC. Pretty hardwood floors. Big house. Not as snazzy as the one below, but then again, a lot cheaper. Listed with Berkshire Hathaway. Days on Market: 7

4310 Chestnut Street4310 Chestnut Street, $1,915,000
Built in 2010, this lovely blue home has 6BR/5.5FB and a nice wrap-around porch, & even a screened porch. Mud room. Media room! Cooks kitchen. 9,000 square foot lot. Pictures don’t quite do it justice. Looks a lot better in person. Listed with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. Days on Market: 11

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 3/20/15

said on March 20th, 2015 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

spring flowersUpdate for 3/20/15.  One under contract. Three new listings. One coming soon. 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 19 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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4502 Highland4502 Highland Avenue, $1,599,999
Great block. Built in 2007 by Douglas Construction. Boasts 6BR/5.5BA’s. 2nd- floor laundry and 2-zone HVAC. Pretty hardwood floors. Listed with Berkshire Hathaway. Days on Market: 0

4310 Chestnut Street4310 Chestnut Street, $1,915,000
Built in 2010, this lovely blue home has 6BR/5.5FB and a nice wrap-around porch, even a screened porch. Mud room. Media room! Cooks kitchen. 9,000 square foot lot. Listed with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. Days on Market: 4

4428 Rosedale4428 Rosedale Avenue, $1,445,000
New construction home on a smaller lot (4,800 sf). Super sunny and bright, this home features 4BR/4.5BA. Has more of a railroad feel than the other new builds. Seems to me that the better deal might be on Chestnut Street, with the extra bedroom, bath and third floor- all for an extra $50K. Hey- it’s easy when you’re spending someone else’s money. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 7

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The Evers & Co February 2015 Real Estate Report

said on March 18th, 2015 filed under: State of the Market

The US Capitol in Washington DC. vector illustrationThe bad weather in February coupled with low inventory had a negative impact on the close-in Metro area marketplace, which showed a 3.3% decline in dollar volume of sales from last February, and a 17% increase in “days on the market”. While the District had a hearty 5% increase in average price and Northern Virginia had a 3.8% increase, Montgomery County showed a minus 5.4% in average price.

Although there are plenty of buyers in the marketplace, the low inventory
has created a tough market for buyers who don’t have enough extra money, experience or confidence to drop contingencies and be able to compete with all-cash, contingency-free competitors. As we move into spring, inventory will get better, but so will the number of buyers. In addition, the highest price rise usually occurs between January and June, with greater increases taking place as the weather gets better. The lesson in this for buyers is not to wait, but to buy now if they find a desirable property they can afford.

*Statistics are taken from the MRIS ( 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 Homes for Sale 3/13/15

said on March 13th, 2015 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

Foggy Lynbrook ParkUpdate for 3/13/15. No new listings. One coming soon. No price drops. One new construction home is under contract this last week (it never officially hit 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 19 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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SAM_8470 7917 Sleaford Place, $1,149,000
So much larger than it looks! This expanded and renovated brick & siding colonial features 5BR/3.5BA’s. Open floor plan. Large master suite with vaulted ceilings & skylight. Beautifully landscaped yard. Large lot. Half a block to the park. Two blocks to BCC-HS. Perfect location! More photos. Listed with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. Days on Market: 7

4527 Maple Avenue4527 Maple Avenue, $1,750,000
COMING SOON (expected to hit the market @March 25). Built in 2012 this large home has 6BR & 5.5 BA’s. 4-levels. 2-car garage. Lots of stainless. Nice deck out back. Listed with Beasley Real Estate. Days on Market: 0

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 3/6/15

said on March 6th, 2015 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

Sunset West Virginia AvenueUpdate for 3/6/15. One new listing. One coming soon. No price drops. And nothing under contract this last 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 19 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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SAM_8470 7917 Sleaford Place, $1,149,000
So much larger than it looks! This expanded and renovated brick & siding colonial features 5BR/3.5BA’s. Open floor plan. Large master suite with vaulted ceilings & skylight. Beautifully landscaped yard. Large lot. Half a block to the park. Two blocks to BCC-HS. Perfect location! First public open house on 3/8 from 1-4. More photos. Listed with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. Days on Market: 0

4527 Maple Avenue4527 Maple Avenue, $1,750,000
COMING SOON (expected to hit the market @March 25). Built in 2012 this large home has 6BR & 5.5 BA’s. 4-levels. 2-car garage. Lots of stainless. Nice deck out back. Listed with Beasley Real Estate. Days on Market: 0

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 2/27/15

said on February 27th, 2015 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

Lynbrook ParkUpdate for 2/27/15. Two new listings. No price drops. One under contract. We’ve got a new listing coming on next weekend on Sleaford Place. Give us a call if it might be of interest.

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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SAM_8470COMING SOON 7917 Sleaford Place, $1,149,000
So much larger than it looks! This expanded and renovated brick & siding colonial features 5BR/3.5BA’s. Open floor plan. Large master suite with vaulted ceilings & skylight. Beautifully landscaped yard. Large lot. Half a block to the park. Two blocks to BCC-HS. Perfect location! First public open house on 3/8 from 1-4. Listed with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. Days on Market: 0

4503 West Virginia4503 West Virginia Avenue, $1,850,000
New construction home on 6,000 s.f. lot. Tucked into the middle of the neighborhood, so convenient to just about everything! 5BR/4.5BAs. one-car garage. Listed with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. Days on Market: 1

4409 Maple Avenue4409 Maple Avenue, $729,900
Pretty brick colonial on a teeny-tiny lot on a tree-lined street. 3BR/2FB. Half a block to the park (deja vu?). Kitchen needs updating. Original baths. Finished basement with exit to back yard. Price might be a tad enthusiastic. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 7

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