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said on June 19th, 2014 filed under: Information for Buyers

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Buying No-No’s

said on June 16th, 2014 filed under: Information for Buyers

Business woman wagging her fingerHey- you’re finally under contract to buy a house. Hooray! Here’s a list of stuff you can do to screw it up:

  • Do not co-sign ANYTHING for anyone else.
  • Don’t even look into establishing new credit (department stores, American Express, etc)
  • Don’t close any existing bank accounts or change banks.
  • Avoid major purchases with credit 30-60 days before closing.
  • Don’t omit debts or liabilities on your mortgage application… it will catch up with you.
  • Avoid big deposits just before settlement, or, be sure to discuss it first with your lender before you do.
  • Don’t dip into the funds you’ve set aside for closing.
  • Don’t miss any payments on current lines of credit.
  • Hold off on purchasing furniture, appliances, or cars until after settlement.
  • And for goodness sake, don’t quit your job, change your job, get fired from your job, or decide that self-employment is the way for you.  It will backfire.

That’s it.  You’ve got your marching orders.

 

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 6/13/14

said on June 13th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

East Bethesda bannerUpdate for 6/13/14. One new listing this week. All three of last weeks listings are under contract, plus one more, for a total of 4. 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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4324 Rosedale4324 Rosedale Avenue, $1,895,000
Wow. What a house! I’m not an over-the-top 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. I have to say, 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: 1

4512 Chestnut4512 Chestnut Street, $699,000
Brick cape with 3BR/3FB on a nice, flat lot. Nestled in between some larger homes. 4,800 s.f. lot. Lots of sunshine. Replacement windows and a concrete patio in the back. Needs work. Listed with ReMax. Days on Market: 14

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 6/6/14

said on June 6th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

flowersUpdate for 6/6/14. Another week with three new listings! One under contract. Two price reductions.  And one home 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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7913 Chelton Road7913 Chelton Road, $1,159,000
Fabulous expanded and renovated brick and siding colonial on a great block! Large kitchen open to family room. Room for a crowd in the dining room. Spacious master suite with attached nursery or office. 4BR/4FB in all + a lot of extras. 1st floor BR/professional office with separate entrance. Newly refinished floors. Fresh paint. Ready for the choosiest of buyers! Listed with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. Days on Market: 0

4510 Cheltenham4510 Cheltenham Drive, $1,199,000
Lovely home with all the bells and whistles. White granite kitchen next to breakfast room. Pretty patio in the back. Family room. Handsome basement renovation. 4BR & 2FB up (one of ‘em tiny). Room for a driveway, should you desire one! Very walkable location. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 4

4616 Sleaford Road4616 Sleaford Road, $1,134,000
Horrid picture- but there’s no good angle. Really large house with 4BR/3FB upstairs. Very pretty kitchen/family room combo at the back of the house, open to a large and inviting deck. Part of the basement is renovated. Bit of a disconnect between the old and the new parts of the house. Has a mud room that will make you weep (in a good way). Big lot. WalkScore of 94. Listed with Keller Williams. Days on Market: 7

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 5/30/14

said on May 30th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda, Homes for Sale

Lynbrook Park, East Bethesda MDUpdate for 5/30/14. Three new listings… all of them Capes.  One of the Maples is under contract.  No price reductions.  

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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4616 Sleaford Road4616 Sleaford Road, $1,134,000
LAST MINUTE ADDITION: Horrid picture- all my fault. Really large house with 4BR/3FB upstairs. Very pretty kitchen/family room combo at the back of the house, open to a large and inviting deck. Part of the basement is renovated. Bit of a disconnect between the old and the new parts of the house. Has a mud room that will make you weep (in a good way). WalkScore of 94. Listed with Keller Williams. Days on Market: 7

4512 Chestnut4512 Chestnut Street, $699,000
Brick cape with 3BR/3FB on a nice, flat lot. Nestled in between some larger homes. 4,800 s.f. lot. Lots of sunshine. Replacement windows and a concrete patio in the back. Listed with ReMax. Days on Market: 0

4628 South Chelsea4628 South Chelsea Lane, $699,000
Cute cape cod with 4BR & 2.5BAs. Looks a little dated, but is clearly a loved house. Screened in porch. Partially finished basement. Original baths. Level yard.  Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 1

4509 South Chelsea4509 South Chelsea Lane, $1,099,000
3BR/4FB home with 1-car garage. Built by Matt Holahan- he does really nice work. Gourmet kitchen with soaring ceiling and breakfast nook. Pretty oak flooring. Finished basement. Lovely master suite, though it could use some more closet space. Tucked away nicely in the neighborhood. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 2

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 5/23/14

said on May 23rd, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

pretty flowers 3Update for 5/23/14. Two new listings. One under contract.  No price reductions.  The crazed tempo of the spring market is beginning to wane. 

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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under construction 200 x 1504412 West Virginia Avenue, @$1,575,000
Douglas Construction will be building a 5BR/4.5BA home on this lot. Should be breaking ground soon. Safe to say that there is time for customization. Wonderful block- steps from Lynbrook Park. Listed with ReMax. Days on Market: 3

4521 Sleaford4521 Sleaford Road, $999,000
4BR/3.5FB home on a lot overlooking the BCC baseball fields. Love this location… hear the crowds roar!  House has 3BR/2FB up. 4th BR is in the basement. Nice breakfast area off of a somewhat dated kitchen. Family room and deck. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 3

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The Evers & Co. April 2014 Real Estate Report

said on May 19th, 2014 filed under: State of the Market

DCWhile the average dollar volume of sales was flat overall in the close-in Metro area for the first time in several months, the District showed a nearly 10% year-over-year rise in sales. The District also showed a big 12.4 % increase in average price, compared to the 4.75% increase in Montgomery County and the less than 1% increase in close-in Northern Virginia, which further underscores the fact that the close-in areas are doing better than the outlying areas. And, in our Metro area, as in the entire country, there is a genuine shortage of product, with not enough properties on the market to satisfy demand.

This month’s news for sellers is that it’s time to sell; sales prices are within a few percentage points of what they were at the peak of the market in 2005, and there are plenty of buyers out there waiting for homes to come on the market. As for buyers, they should arm themselves with a good agent and lender, in order to know what property values are and what they can afford, so that they can make a smart purchase in this product-short marketplace.

* 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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4322 Kentbury Drive BETHESDA MD 20814

said on May 16th, 2014 filed under: Homes for Sale

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4322 Kentbury Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814

Offered at $990,000

Welcome to this delightful & expanded colonial on one of the prettiest tree-lined streets in East Bethesda. WalkScore gives it a 74 – “very walkable” – meaning most errands can be accomplished on foot.  The neighborhood offers a variety of conveniences including easy access to Metro, downtown Bethesda, the Capital Crescent Trail, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Lynbrook Park and Round House Theatre.

The home itself features a nicely flowing first floor with a wood burning fireplace in the living room, a closed office/den, a powder room and a traditional dining room with chair rail. Best of all, there’s a fantastic open kitchen with cherry cabinetry and a sun-drenched eating area. The adjacent family room leads to the back yard and an inviting patio made of Pennsylvania blue stone. A pantry/mud room provides ample shelving for extras and access for carrying in your shopping bags. On the second floor you’ll find four bedrooms and two full baths, including a master bedroom suite with its own wide balcony – the perfect place for your morning cup of coffee! Outside, you’ll be greeted by a lush, green space, complete with a tree house and storage shed.

First OpenHouse

Sunday, May 18
1:00 – 4:00 pm

For more information, contact Marcie Sandalow at 301-758-4894 or Catarina Bannier at 202-487-7177

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 5/16/14

said on May 16th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

flowersUpdate for 5/16/14. One new listing (it’s mine!). Nothing under contract.  One listing has withdrawn from the market, and another is temporarily off 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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_00-FRT-PJL95294322 Kentbury Drive, $990,000
Verdant views from this expanded colonial. 4BR/2.5BA’s + bonus office and sitting room. Large, eat-in kitchen open to family room. MBR with balcony! Fire place. Butler’s pantry. Pretty hardwoods. Pennsylvania blue stone patio. Lush landscaping. Tree house! More photos here. Open Sunday 1-4. Listed with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. Days on Market: 0

4604 Jones Bridge4604 Jones Bridge Road, $699,000
3BR/2FB. Crisp and clean. Updated kitchen and bath. Open floor plan. Fireplace. Large, carpeted basement with some natural light. Very good looking landscaping in the back yard, along with a stone patio and small deck. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 12

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East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 5/9/14

said on May 9th, 2014 filed under: Bethesda

spring flowersUpdate for 5/9/14. One new listing. Nothing under contract. We’ve got a great house coming up next week- 4BR/2.5FB. Call for details.

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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4604 Jones Bridge4604 Jones Bridge Road, $699,000
3BR/2FB. Crisp and clean. Updated kitchen and bath. Open floor plan. Fireplace. Large, carpeted basement with some natural light. Very good looking landscaping in the back yard, along with a stone patio and small deck. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 5

4506 Jones Bridge4506 Jones Bridge Road, $799,900
Investment property directly across from the new Walter Reed. Tenants already in place. Price seems ambitious for Jones Bridge Road, but, heck, I’ve been wrong before. 5BR & 3FB. Lots of decks. Listed with Centurion Properties. Days on Market: 15

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