Tips for Maintaining Your Home in Spring If you’re like me, you’re always happy to see warm weather arrive so you can enjoy not only the inside of your home, but the outside too. You’ll get even more enjoyment if your house is in good repair, and you have taken measures to address the effects … Continue reading Tips for Maintaining Your Home in Spring
For years and years, we dream of the home we'd like to call our own. Your first home is usually cozy and warm, and then you start to have kids. This is typically the first time that homeowners believe that upsizing is necessary. Although the traditional notion for homeowners is that bigger is better, in … Continue reading Signs It Might Be Time to Downsize
Among all the market indicators we analyze, occasionally we take a look at foot traffic -‐ how many people actually are out there looking for houses. The Market is still strong, though not as strong as it was last July and August. We don’t have as many distressed properties for people to look at, but … Continue reading High Market Expectations Based on “Foot Traffic” and Affordable Down Payments
(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
3800 Fulton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007 MLS #DC7690818, Offered for $1,150,000 (WITHDRAWN) This sun-filled 1920s Federal semi-detached home has been thoughtfully updated throughout. The complete renovation, including new windows and systems, retains many of the original architectural details with a handsome contemporary flair. There are three bedrooms, a sitting room or den, two new full … Continue reading A Federal Gem, Near The National Cathedral and Georgetown!
Selling Clients Ask 'What Methods Best Solicit Offers?' Each listing, each buyer, and each offer is different. I apply several strategies in response to expressions of interest and to encourage potential offers to a particular listing. I rarely have direct initial contact with buyers who are not my own clients as they are represented by their own … Continue reading Stimulating Offers from Prospective Buyers
$625,000 To Be Maximum Loan Amount in Much of DC Area More buyers in high-cost areas may be motivated to purchase a home before an Oct. 1 deadline when the government plans to scale back the size of “jumbo” mortgages it guarantees in much of our real estate markets. By Oct. 1, the maximum … Continue reading Deadline for ‘Jumbo’ Mortgage Rate Change October 1
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
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
In the Top 3: Notable Results Compared to 2010 levels So far this year, we have seen a remarkable increase in buyer activity (see new listings below) not only in visits to Open Houses in the area but also in the number of contract contracts written on homes on the market. We are also helping … Continue reading Our Market Performance in February 2011 vs. 2010
Low Inventory, Stable Prices, and Feeling the Worst Is Behind Us Market Summary The Washington, DC real estate market had an exceptional first half of 2010 with combined sales of single-family homes, condominiums, and cooperatives up 36% at the end of the second quarter. That pace did not continue and the increase dwindled to … Continue reading Washington, DC Market: 2010 Review and 2011 Outlook
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
Owners' Continuing Responsibility for Snow/Ice Removal With the arrival of Winter this coming week and the surprise snowfall we had last week, it is time to complete your winter preparations, if you have not done so already. These are particularly important if you have a home listed for sale that is vacant or you are going … Continue reading Winter Preparations Checklist for Homes on the Market
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!
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