WHAT'S AHEAD FOR 2012? Five Trends... 1. Buyers Will Return In 2011, a lack of consumer confidence in the overall economy dramatically impacted the housing market. Buyers were afraid to make a purchasing decision on any big ticket item. By the end of 2011, consumer confidence began to return and sales increased. Economic conditions will … Continue reading What’s Ahead for 2012? Five Trends …
House Prices: Where They Will Be in the Spring
(Reprinted from The KCM Blog, October 2011. Disclaimer: This blog covers the national housing market as a whole. Please check with a local real estate professional to discover how the following information will impact your region. – The KCM Crew.) Hill's Comment: While the recent S&P/Case-Shiller Index data reflect an overall slight increase in Washington … Continue reading House Prices: Where They Will Be in the Spring
“The Waterford” Limited Edition Luxury Residence
A Private Estate Home in Bethesda (SOLD!!) "The Waterford" 7220 Armat Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20817 Offered for $1,855,000 This luxury estate residence blends classic materials in a traditionally elegant yet very practical and comfortable home. Key features include paneled library/study, elevator, in-ground heated pool with sub-meter, new natural gas generator, and five fireplaces. Multiple French … Continue reading “The Waterford” Limited Edition Luxury Residence
A Special Home in a Special Place
120 Evans Street, Rockville, MD 20850 (SOLD!!) OFFERED FOR: $595,000 MRIS #MC7577514 This home is a wonderful, warm, four-level split plus a large attic, thoughtfully updated through the years by long-time owners. Highlights include lots of light, an open main level floor plan, and refinished hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has been renovated and provides convenient access … Continue reading A Special Home in a Special Place
“A Jewel of Old Town” Alexandria, VA
A Rare 1770 "Flounder" Beautifully Renovated -- SOLD!! 202 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA OFFERED for $1,410,000 This rare 1770 freestanding brick flounder, built well back from the street and surrounded by a formal garden with potting shed and high brick walls, is a jewel of Old Town. The two and one-half story brick home, … Continue reading “A Jewel of Old Town” Alexandria, VA
The Best of In-Town Living!
Old Town Alexandria: Close to Everything! 211 South Payne Street, Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314 Offered for $875,000 This two-story brick Colonial Revival style detached townhouse was built in 1900, with a three-bay façade with six-over-one windows and an abbreviated classical cornice. It is in easy walking distance to the King Street shopping and … Continue reading The Best of In-Town Living!
Whether To Buy or To Sell During the Holidays – Yes!
"Happy Valentine’s Day!" Clients are asking, “Should I put my house on the market now, or should I wait?” and “Should I buy now, or should I wait?” What about Thanksgiving, the Holiday season, or New Year’s? What about buyer interest and showings and open houses? Why not wait? It’s November. Prices have stabilized. Inventories … Continue reading Whether To Buy or To Sell During the Holidays – Yes!
Sparkling Potomac Home Offers Village Convenience and More!
Potomac Village Convenience! -- SOLD!! 10209 Gary Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854 Offered for: $849,000 MRIS #MC7428778 This very well-cared for home is conveniently located in a close-in an established Potomac Village neighborhood which also includes several large upper-bracket properties. It is a beautifully refinished four-bedroom, two full bath and one-half bath split-level home on five … Continue reading Sparkling Potomac Home Offers Village Convenience and More!
THE Single Most Important Piece of Information to both Sellers and Buyers
Price - For a Listing and for a Contract of Sale. Sellers and buyers both rely on their agent's expertise and research to help them understand today's market and what are reasonable price expectations. A wrong price can kill a listing or a deal. This single factor is so important. An agent who tries to … Continue reading THE Single Most Important Piece of Information to both Sellers and Buyers
A Diamond in Nature’s Setting
In Brookmont, at the C&O Canal 111 Valley Road, Bethesda, MD 20816 MLS # MC9375221 Offered for $649,000 Virtual Tour (SOLD!!) Open House: Sunday, July 25, 1-4 PM In nature's setting with all the upgrades! Along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park (near Lock 6), close to High Island in the Potomac River … Continue reading A Diamond in Nature’s Setting
Several Washington DC Areas Among “Best” Places
Maryland and Virginia Among Highest for Technology, Business Friendliness CNN Money.com and CNBC.com just released their 2010 lists – Top Earning Towns, Best 100 Small Cities to Live,and CNBC for Top States for Business– and The Washington Post announced the area’s education level. Bethesda, MD has the highest median family income in the US, according … Continue reading Several Washington DC Areas Among “Best” Places
“THE ROOST”: Experience a Renowned Tilghman Island Cottage!
A rare chance to own "THE ROOST" cottage, your personal Tilghman Island escape! Click Here for YouTube Video (LEASED!!) This delightful, 1950 cottage-style home has been upgraded throughout. Cozy and light, with many windows and skylights, the property is located on approximately quarter acre just over the bridge at the entrance bridge to Tilghman Island on the … Continue reading “THE ROOST”: Experience a Renowned Tilghman Island Cottage!
Characteristics of Real Estate Auctions
An Alternative to Brokerage As consultant to clients who wish to explore all the available avenues for the disposition of real estate, I occasionally am asked what are the characteristics and benefits of the traditional brokerage vs. the marketing method in support of an auction. Briefly, a transaction conducted in traditional brokerage is a negotiation that occurs … Continue reading Characteristics of Real Estate Auctions
Majestic 1913 Victorian in Cleveland Park, DC
3420 Porter St., NW, Washington, DC 20016 -- Available for the first time in 65 years. -- SOLD!! Offered for $1,350,000. MRIS# DC7336115. This classic 1913 Victorian is filled with character and charm and is located in the heart of Cleveland Park. It features large sun-filled rooms, high coffered ceiling, handsome stone fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors, freshly painted … Continue reading Majestic 1913 Victorian in Cleveland Park, DC
Classic 1926 Takoma Park Bungalow — All Renovated and Ready!
7717 Garland Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 -- MRIS# MC7318585, Offered for $578,000 $561,000 -- SOLD!! Experience the charm of timeless character and new renovations in keeping with its surroundings and history. This home has been upgraded and improved by an assiduous owner who has done it all and made every space functional. Move in … Continue reading Classic 1926 Takoma Park Bungalow — All Renovated and Ready!