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The Evers & Co. December 2014 Real Estate Report

said on January 14th, 2015 filed under: State of the Market

Little FallsThere were significant bright spots in the December report for the close-in Metro area. Montgomery Country and Northern Virginia showed an increase of 13.5% in dollar volume of sales over last December, and the District of Columbia had a big 10.4% increase in price. The fact that these numbers were as high as they were this December is a bullish sign for the coming year. As for the greater Metro area, MRIS reported that prices for the greater Metro area are now within 2% of what they were at the area’s market peak in 2007.

On top of all of this positive news, mortgage rates are at one of their lowest points in history. Any buyers who have been hesitating should buy now while rates are low and before the spring rush starts. And, sellers can rest assured that they aren’t “leaving any money on the table” when we are within 2% of our all-time high price level in the Metro area.

*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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Donations Wanted for BCC Used Book Sale

said on January 12th, 2015 filed under: Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Just For Fun

BCC Book Fair

Calling all Used Books!

You may wish to spend some time clearing your book cases, basements, attics, and closets and get ready to deliver your used book donations to B-CC on Sunday, Jan 25th from 12:30 – 4:30 pm.

Future drop-off dates: Feb 8th (12:30 – 4:30 pm); Feb 28th (10 am – 2pm); and March 1st (12:30 – 4:30 pm).

Donations: BCC will accept paperbacks and hardback books in good condition (nothing torn or moldy or written in) as well as DVDs. They also appreciate donations of copy paper boxes with lids – or moving boxes about that size – as well as paper grocery bags in good condition. Books can be dropped off at B-CC along the driveway leading to the gym and field entrance. Students will be there to unload your car at curb side.

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East Bethesda MD 0814 Homes for Sale 1/9/15

said on January 9th, 2015 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

bike shareUpdate for 1/9/15. One late entry. One rather hefty price drop.

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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4605 Chestnut Street4605 Chestnut Street, $1,550,000
New to the market. 5BR/5.5BA. 2-car garage. Wide-plank hardwood flooring. Granite everything. Close proximity to NIH/Walter Reed. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 0

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: 77

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Best Pizza Delivery in Bethesda Chevy Chase

said on January 8th, 2015 filed under: Just For Fun

Slice Of PizzaDisclaimer… I gathered this information off of the BCC-Community List Serve, so the pizza restaurants touted in this article are the collective effort of all those who bothered to respond.  I don’t have a horse in the race (though I do like Vace’s… worth picking it up). Read on to discover the best pizza delivery in Bethesda – Chevy Chase:

Can’t forget Mama Lucia, Broadway and Giuseppe’s. In Rockville and Potomac. No delivery but as close to NY as you can find. Also Sugo at Park Potomac. 

Welcome to a pizza wasteland. Being from New Jersey (awesome pizza) and then Chicago (oh that deep dish pizza!) we have high standards and I would have to say it is all pretty bad in the delivery department. You can get decent pick up at Continental Pizza on Connecticut Ave for basic pizza, Mia’s pizza in Bethesda (trendy stuff) and Frankly Pizza (wood fire oven pizza and very good). Pacci’s in Capital View neighborhood and Three Brothers in Rockville also good. Good luck.

Manny and Olga’s. you can order online.

Stromboli’s in Bethesda south of Farm Woman’s Market on Wisconsin. They are online and they deliver. Not cheap, but good. They also have good white pizza with nice vegetable choices.  Read the rest of this entry »

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East Bethesda 2014 Sales Stats

said on January 7th, 2015 filed under: Information for Buyers, Information for Sellers, Investing in Real Estate, State of the Market

East BethesdaReal estate analysis for 2014 home sales in East Bethesda is here!

Prices were up by just over 5%, though the number of home sales was down roughly 20% from 2013.

Competition for homes remains fierce.  The average number of “days on market” for 2014 was 32, down from 45 in 2013. The median in 2014 was 7 days. That’s fast.

For a more detailed look at 2014 stats, click here:  East Bethesda Real Estate Report 2014

And if you’re considering a move this year, let us know! We would be happy to help you with your purchase or sale.

-Marcie & Cati

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 1/2/15

said on January 2nd, 2015 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

bike shareHappy New Year! Update for 1/2/15. No new listings. One listing withdrawn. No price drops. And nothing available for under $1-million. Sigh.

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 2014-10-31 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: 70

4324 Rosedale4324 Rosedale Avenue, $1,499,900
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: 204

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Happy Holidays East Bethesda

said on December 26th, 2014 filed under: Just For Fun

Snowman Doodle

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 12/19/14

said on December 19th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

fernsUpdate for 12/19/14. No new listings. One under contract. No price drops. One withdrawn from 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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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: 56

4544 Windsor

4544 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. Days on Market: 160

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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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