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Earth Month 2013

said on March 31st, 2013 filed under: Just For Fun

Earth Month Activities
It’s finally time to put down your snow shovel and pick up your garden shovel. Here are some great ways to celebrate Earth Month, and all of them are approved for Student Service Learning hours for Montgomery County Public School students.

April 2, 6, 13 and 27 – Montgomery Parks Annual Garlic Mustard Pull. Help remove one of the fastest spreading, non-native, invasive weeds. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Dress appropriately for the weather and to be out in the woods. For more information go to www.WeedWarrior.org or call 301-495-2504.
Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. – noon – Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 25th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Volunteers will pick up trash from hundreds of cleanup sites around the region. To find a site, visit www.potomaccleanup.org, or call 202-973-8203. Read the rest of this entry »

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 3/29/13

said on March 29th, 2013 filed under: Bethesda

Spring DaffodilsUpdate for 3/29/2013. Nothing new. One price drop.  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 17 years. I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda for over 14 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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4552 Windsor Lane4552 Windsor Lane, $1,199,00
4BR/3.5 BA colonial. Lot’s of granite. Pretty wood floors. Carpet in the bedrooms. First floor office. Large family room with fireplace. Vaulted ceilings. Big closets. Basement is surprisingly small. Right near the school bus stop. Days on Market: 22

4717 North Chelsea Lane4717 North Chelsea Lane, $1,599,000
This one sold about 2 years ago. I’ve always been fascinated by this house because of its energy efficiency. There was a recent article about this very house in the Washington Post discussing Passive houses. This one boasts 5BR/4.5BAs. It’s convenient to Metro, Walter Reed, NIH and downtown Bethesda. This house has a great feel to it… I love the front porch. Days on Market:28

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 3/22/13

said on March 22nd, 2013 filed under: Bethesda

Attmans is coming to town... hooray! Update for 3/22/2013. One new listing- already gone. Two more under contract. One withdrawn. 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 17 years. I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda for over 14 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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4552 Windsor Lane4552 Windsor Lane, $1,199,00
4BR/3.5 BA colonial. Lot’s of granite. Pretty wood floors. Carpet in the bedrooms. First floor office. Large family room with fireplace. Vaulted ceilings. Big closets. Basement is surprisingly small. Right near the school bus stop. Days on Market: 15

4717 North Chelsea Lane4717 North Chelsea Lane, $1,599,000
This one sold about 2 years ago. I’ve always been fascinated by this house because of its energy efficiency. There was a recent article about this very house in the Washington Post discussing Passive houses. This one boasts 5BR/4.5BAs. It’s convenient to Metro, Walter Reed, NIH and downtown Bethesda. This house has a great feel to it… I love the front porch. Days on Market:21

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Elephants Close DC Streets!

said on March 19th, 2013 filed under: District of Columbia, Just For Fun

It’s not often that I get to warn average citizens about elephants.  I’m a little late doing so now, but better late than never, huh?

Subject: Annual Elephant Walk / Street Closures

Traffic Advisory: Annual Elephant Walk

Elephants in DCThe Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise the public of road closures associated with the Annual Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Elephant Walk scheduled to occur on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm. The streets will begin closing at 7:30 pm and re-open at 10:00 pm.

The Elephant Walk will proceed from Capitol Hill to the Verizon Center.

The walk will form at the New Jersey Avenue and Virginia Avenue, NW (Capitol Power Plant)

The route is as follows:
•North on South Capitol Street to Washington Avenue, SE
•Northwest on Washington Avenue to Independence Avenue, SE
•West on Independence Avenue to 3rd Street, SE
•North on 3rd Street to G Street, NW
•West on G Street, NW to the loading dock at the Verizon Center where they will disband.

Motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution when traveling in this area due to heavy pedestrian, vehicle, and bus traffic in the above areas.

 

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 3/15/13

said on March 15th, 2013 filed under: Bethesda

Bethesda LibraryHappy Ides of March. Update for 3/15/2013. One new listing. None 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 17 years. I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda for over 14 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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4615 Sleaford Road, $699,000
Full confession.  I’m out of town.  Haven’t seen it.  But this is about the range for a 4BR/3.5FBcolonial home that needs work in East Bethesda.  It’s looking pretty tired (per the pictures), but the location is primo (if access to downtown Bethesda is your goal).1-car garage. Days on Market: 3

4552 Windsor Lane4552 Windsor Lane, $1,199,00
4BR/3.5 BA colonial. Lot’s of granite. Pretty wood floors. Carpet in the bedrooms. First floor office. Large family room with fireplace. Vaulted ceilings. Big closets. Basement is surprisingly small. Right near the school bus stop. Days on Market: 8

4717 North Chelsea Lane4717 North Chelsea Lane, $1,599,000
This one sold about 2 years ago. I’ve always been fascinated by this house because of its energy efficiency. There was a recent article about this very house in the Washington Post discussing Passive houses. This one boasts 5BR/4.5BAs. It’s convenient to Metro, Walter Reed, NIH and downtown Bethesda. This house has a great feel to it… I love the front porch. Days on Market:15

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Got Paint?

said on March 13th, 2013 filed under: Just For Fun

Exterior Paint Seminar - StrosneidersStrosneiders is hosting a free paint class on March 23.

Topic?  Exterior Paint Seminar with Nancy Reid

Registration required.  Space limited.

Topics include:

- Demystifying the paint color selection process
- How to maximize your home’s strengths and minimize its weaknesses
- Insight into updated color combinations

Perk:  You get 10% off your paint purchase (if you purchase on the date of the class)

Details:
Strosneiders Hardware Store
6930 Arlington Road
Saturday, March 23
10 – 11am.

My shutters need painting.  I think I’m headed for the seminar.  Perhaps I’ll see you there?

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 3/8/13

said on March 8th, 2013 filed under: Bethesda

Oh, gosh.  The Spring market has heated up!  Suddenly, all hell has broken loose (for us poor real estate agents). Update for 3/8/2013. One new listing. One under contract. No price drops. Hope to be coming up for air soon (well, not really…)

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 17 years. I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda for over 14 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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4552 Windsor Lane4552 Windsor Lane, $1,199,00
4BR/3.5 BA colonial.  Lot’s of granite. Pretty wood floors. Carpet in the bedrooms.  First floor office. Large family room with fireplace. Vaulted ceilings. Big closets. Basement is surprisingly small. Right near the school bus stop. Days on Market: 1

4717 North Chelsea Lane4717 North Chelsea Lane, $1,599,000
This one sold about 2 years ago. I’ve always been fascinated by this house because of its energy efficiency. There was a recent article about this very house in the Washington Post discussing Passive houses. This one boasts 5BR/4.5BAs. It’s convenient to Metro, Walter Reed, NIH and downtown Bethesda. This house has a great feel to it… I love the front porch. Days on Market: 7

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 3/1/13

said on March 1st, 2013 filed under: Bethesda

Bruce VarietyUpdate for 3/1/2013. 2 new listings. 2 under contract. No price drops.  There are several new construction projects in the works, not yet officially on the market.  Give me a call if you are curious.

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 17 years. I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda for over 14 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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4717 North Chelsea Lane4717 North Chelsea Lane, $1,599,000
This one sold about 2 years ago.  I’ve always been fascinated by this house because of its energy efficiency.  There was a recent article about this very house in the Washington Post discussing Passive houses.  This one boasts 5BR/4.5BAs. It’s convenient to Metro, Walter Reed, NIH and downtown Bethesda.   This house has a great feel to it… I love the front porch.  Days on Market: 0

8011 Newdale8011 Newdale Road, $1,825,000
Built in 2005, this attractive home offers up 6BR and 5.5Ba’s.  Big perk: it’s situated directly across from the sledding hill at Lynbrook Park… just add snow.  The house is unusual in that the stairway is at the back of the house.  Granite everywhere.  Pretty baths and paint colors.  Mud room to die for.  Huge basement.  Days on Market: 4

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Housing Prices Up

said on February 27th, 2013 filed under: State of the Market

Sales are StrongThe Commerce Department just reported on Tuesday 2/26/13 that home prices are up.  January sales of new homes reached its highest level in 4+ years. New home sales increased almost 16% from December to January, representing the largest month-to-month gain in the past 20 year period.

As home sales pick up, inventory continues to suffer. At the current pace, it would take just 4.1 months to exhaust the current crop of homes for sale… the lowest in eight years according to the Commerce Department.

Home prices in the DC region increased by 5.8% between December 2011 and December 2012, according to a recent Case-Shiller report.  Nationally, prices rose 7.3% year-over-year, the biggest jump since 2006.

If you’re thinking that it might be time to sell your house… you’re right!  Sellers are at Read the rest of this entry »

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 2/22/13

said on February 22nd, 2013 filed under: Bethesda

Lynbrook Park, East Bethesda MDUpdate for 2/22/2013. Sorry- no new listings. One under contract this week. One 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 17 years. I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda for over 14 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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4308 Sleaford Main Exterior4308 Sleaford Road, $759,000
Pretty, expanded colonial with sunroom and kitchen addition. Attached 1-car garage. Wonderful covered patio and terraced yard. Good looking hardwood flooring, 1st floor powder room, and lots of kitchen cabinets. Steps to BCC and the splendors of downtown Bethesda. Days on Market: 7

4700 Monaco Circle4700 Monaco Circle, $1,095,000
I’ve always wondered why they dubbed this street Monaco Circle… spoiler alert…there are no circles to be found. Nice end unit (more windows) with all the usual bells and whistles. Granite, Jacuzzi, columns in the LR/DR area. 3BR, 2 full and 2 half baths. 2-car garage. Deck & stone patio, too. Days on Market: 18

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