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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 1/3/14

said on January 3rd, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

Lynbrook Park- big bugUpdate for 1/3/2014.  More snow! With regard to real estate, nothing has changed…but for the days on the market. So sad!

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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7905 Kentbury7905 Kentbury Drive, $1,450,000

“Green” house featuring a solar system that cuts down on electricity and heating bills. 5BR/4.5BA. Shows very nicely. Radiant floor heat. 9′ ceilings. Downside: backs to the proposed Purple Line. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 23

4534 Rosedale4534 Rosedale Avenue, $729,000

Cute house on cute lot, right along the path. Nicely updated. 3BR/2FB. I’m not going to lie… it’s a tiny house. But cheerful and nicely done. Great location. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 57

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 12/27/13

said on December 27th, 2013 filed under: Bethesda

Snow in Lynbrook ParkUpdate for 12/27/2013.  No changes from last week.  Nary a price drop.  Happy New Year to all.

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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7905 Kentbury7905 Kentbury Drive, $1,450,000

“Green” house featuring a solar system that cuts down on electricity and heating bills. 5BR/4.5BA. Shows very nicely. Radiant floor heat. 9′ ceilings. Downside: backs to the proposed Purple Line. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 16

4534 Rosedale4534 Rosedale Avenue, $729,000

Cute house on cute lot, right along the path. Nicely updated. 3BR/2FB. I’m not going to lie… it’s a tiny house. But cheerful and nicely done. Great location. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 50

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 12/20/13

said on December 20th, 2013 filed under: Bethesda

Lynbrook CenterUpdate for 12/20/2013.  No new listings. No contracts this week. One home entered for comp purposes only- never officially hit the market (4605 Chestnut Street). And one house with has withdrawn from 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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7905 Kentbury7905 Kentbury Drive, $1,450,000

“Green” house featuring a solar system that cuts down on electricity and heating bills. 5BR/4.5BA. Shows very nicely. Radiant floor heat. 9′ ceilings. Downside: backs to the proposed Purple Line. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 9

4534 Rosedale4534 Rosedale Avenue, $729,000

Cute house on cute lot, right along the path. Nicely updated. 3BR/2FB. I’m not going to lie… it’s a tiny house. But cheerful and nicely done. Great location. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 43

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The Evers & Co. November 2013 Real Estate Report

said on December 16th, 2013 filed under: State of the Market

bigstock-Capitol-in-Washington-8090999It looks like the October federal government furloughs had a negative effect on the November dollar volume of sales, which went down for the first time in well over a year. While October sales were up 28.4%, November was down 7.7%, and this was probably due to complications resulting from sales that were pending and not able to close because of the sequester and furloughs.

However, this was a brief interruption and didn’t seem to have a big impact on overall consumer confidence. With the existing shortage of listings, we can expect to see continued upward pressure on price. In the close-in Metro marketplace, the average price in November was up 6.75%, and days on the market were down 24% from last year at this time.

*Statistics are taken from the Metropolitan 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 12/13/13

said on December 13th, 2013 filed under: Bethesda

IMG_1704Update for 12/13/2013.  One new listing. One under contract. Happy Friday the 13th!

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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7905 Kentbury7905 Kentbury Drive, $1,450,000
“Green” house featuring a solar system that cuts down on electricity and heating bills. 5BR/4.5BA. Shows very nicely. Radiant floor heat. 9′ ceilings. Downside: backs to the proposed Purple Line. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 3

4534 Rosedale4534 Rosedale Avenue, $729,000
Cute house on cute lot, right along the path. Nicely updated. 3BR/2FB. I’m not going to lie… it’s a tiny house. But cheerful and nicely done. Great location. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 36

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Capital Bikeshare in Montgomery County

said on December 12th, 2013 filed under: Just For Fun

Capital BikeshareA mainstay of the District, Capital Bikeshare has finally arrived in Montgomery County. Hooray!

A friend, who works in the District, swears by Capital Bikeshare.  She claims it’s a lot easier and faster to hop on a bike and pedal 2-10 blocks for a lunch date, than to schlep her way to metro, wait for a train, walk 3 blocks to get to her destination, etc (you catch my drift). She’s a huge fan.

In general, it runs about $60 to become a Bikeshare member.  That said, there are “scholarships” available for those in need.  Click on Capital Bikeshare for more information on membership and locations..

 

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 12/6/13

said on December 6th, 2013 filed under: Bethesda

rainy weatherUpdate for 12/6/2013. One new listing, but it went under contract within 2 hours of posting it (including a picture, anyway)! A couple of price reductions. That’s it. 

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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4509 South Chelsea Lane4509 South Chelsea Lane, $600,000
UNDER CONTRACT.  This one went fast.  Listing agent must have had someone in mind.  Happens!  Looks awfully cute from the street. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 0

4534 Rosedale4534 Rosedale Avenue, $729,000
Cute house on cute lot, right along the path. Nicely updated. 3BR/2FB. I’m not going to lie… it’s a tiny house. But cheerful and nicely done. Recent $40K price reduction. Great location. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 29

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 11/29/13

said on November 29th, 2013 filed under: Bethesda

Live in BethesdaUpdate for 11/29/2013. No new listings. And one under contract. Slow 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 two metro stops AND downtown Bethesda. 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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4534 Rosedale4534 Rosedale Avenue, $729,000
Cute house on cute lot, right along the path. Nicely updated. 3BR/2FB. I’m not going to lie… it’s a tiny house. But cheerful and nicely done. Recent $40K price reduction. Great location. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 15

4553 South Chelsea4553 South Chelsea Lane, $849,000
Painted almost a burnt orange, this Cape Cod features 3BR and 2FB. Nicely updated and ready to go. I think it’s over-priced. Similar updates have gone for closer to $750K. That said, the market has been crazed lately. They just might get it! Listed with ReMax. Days on Market: 22

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

said on November 28th, 2013 filed under: Just For Fun

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Drain those outdoor spigots!

said on November 23rd, 2013 filed under: District of Columbia

spigotTemperatures in the DC area are supposed to drop into the low 20′s tonight. In order to avoid burst water pipes, it’s important that you winterize your outdoor water faucets.

First off, disconnect any garden hoses from the outdoor faucet.

Next, turn off the water to the faucet from the inside of the house. Turn clock-wise to shut off.  There will also be a small cap that allows extra water within the pipe to drain. Put a small bucket underneath to capture the water.

Finally, open up the outdoor spigot and drain it of any excess water. When it’s dry, close it up again.

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