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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 1/31/14

said on January 31st, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

BCC High SchoolUpdate for 1/31/2014.  One under contract. No new listings. And once again, no price drops. We’ve got three listings under $1-million… a rarity these days in East Bethesda. Makes me wonder if this extended run-up on the market has peaked?

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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4407 Gladwyne Drive4407 Gladwyne Drive, $749,999
I love capes, and this 3BR/3FB cutie offers up all sorts of updates: roof, Pella windows, a nice kitchen renovation, etc. Nice, tucked-in block of East Bethesda. Steps to Walter Reed and Metro. Big deck. Smidgin over-priced? Listed with Redfin. Days on Market: 15

7905 Kentbury7905 Kentbury Drive, $1,375,000
“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: 51

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Sell Directly to a Builder? Pros and Cons

said on January 30th, 2014 filed under: Information for Sellers

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been seeing an up-tick in mailings from builders lately.

  • “WE WILL BUY YOUR HOUSE AS-IS”
  • “PAY NO COMMISSION!”
  • “TAKE THE MIDDLE-MAN OUT OF THE TRANSACTION”
  • “WE CAN CLOSE IN 3 WEEKS!”
  • “WE WILL BUY YOUR HOUSE FOR CASH”

So… what does it all mean to a seller?  Is it really the good deal that it purports to be? The answer is a mixed bag. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Let’s break it down by category. (I’ll start off talking about the first item on the list… subsequent posts will address the rest):

WE WILL BUY YOUR HOUSE AS-IS

If you own a house that is in horrid disrepair, this can be a life-saver. As agents, our job is to get you what you want. Sometimes it’s top dollar. Sometimes it’s speed. And sometimes it’s keeping things easy (i.e, no taxing renovations). If you fall into this last category, selling your house “as is” can be the way to go. Keep in mind, builders aren’t the only ones out there who buy “as-is” homes.  Given the recent Read the rest of this entry »

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 1/24/14

said on January 24th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

snow storm 2014Update for 1/24/2014.  One under contract. Nothing new to the market. Zero 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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4407 Gladwyne Drive4407 Gladwyne Drive, $749,999
I love capes, and this 3BR/3FB cutie offers up all sorts of updates: roof, Pella windows, a nice kitchen renovation, etc. Nice, tucked-in block of East Bethesda. Steps to Walter Reed and Metro. Big deck. Smidgin over-priced? Listed with Redfin. Days on Market: 8

7905 Kentbury7905 Kentbury Drive, $1,375,000
“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: 44

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 1/17/14

said on January 17th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

Road construction in East BethesdaUpdate for 1/17/2014.  Yahoo… one new listing! One under contract. One listing has expired (it was rented). One took a 2-month break and is back on the market. And another listing that was under contract came BACK on the market and is already under contract again… sheesh. 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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4407 Gladwyne Drive4407 Gladwyne Drive, $749,999
I love capes, and this 3BR/3FB cutie offers up all sorts of updates: roof, Pella windows, a nice kitchen renovation, etc. Nice, tucked-in block of East Bethesda. Steps to Walter Reed and Metro. Big deck. Listed with Redfin. Days on Market: 1

7905 Kentbury7905 Kentbury Drive, $1,375,000
“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: 37

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The Evers & Co. December 2013 Real Estate Report

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

market is heading upWhen we look at the December 2013 numbers and compare them to the previous December, we come up with a report which is very much like what we have been seeing each month of this year. But when we look at the whole year as compared with 2012, we can see a more dramatic change, with prices up 10.4% and dollar volume of sales up 20% over 2012. To illustrate the point, if you bought a property in January 2013 for $650,000, that same property in December 2013 would cost you $717,600.

All market conditions point to a strong market again this year, with the same or even higher increases in prices, due to greater buyer demand and relatively low inventory. And, because price increases occur mainly in the first half of the year, if you purchase property in January of this year you will probably get a much better buy than you will in June.

*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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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 1/10/14

said on January 10th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

foggy day in East BethesdaUpdate for 1/10/2014.  A little movement, finally. Three price drops! No new listings. And nothing 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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7905 Kentbury7905 Kentbury Drive, $1,375,000

“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. Recent $75K price drop. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 30

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: 64

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First Book Drop Off- BCC High School

said on January 4th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Just For Fun

BCC Book SaleHere’s a notice recently posted in the BCC List Serve:

Wanted: All your gently used hardbacks and paperbacks for all ages! (Please no encyclopedias, no magazines, no pre-2009 travel books or pre- 2010 computer books, or VHS tapes).

When: Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 12:00 til 4:00 p.m.

Where: The sidewalk near the cafeteria entrance of the BCC High School (curbside drop off!)

Please consider taking a 1/2 hour or so to look over your bookshelves, or look in those attics and basements for books in good condition to donate to a great cause: the BCC PTSA! Collecting great books is the first step in running our BCC Used Book Sale in March, which is our largest fund raiser of the year. Monies raised by the PTSA directly support OUR children and teachers, especially in these times of reduced budgets!

So pack up those boxes and bags and see you on the 11th of January! Tax receipts will be available!

Please note that if you cannot make this drop off, there will be four other drop offs dates this year: Saturday, February 1, 10am -2:00pm; Saturday, February 22, 10am – 2pm; Sunday, February 23, 11am – 3pm and Saturday, March 1, 10 am – 2pm.

Sturdy copy paper boxes and “Trader Joe-sized” paper bags in good condition also needed and can be dropped off on the drop off dates!

As for the actual sale?  It’s happening on March 15 & 16.

 

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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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