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August 15, 2016

Sold! Sumner Home with Two-Story Addition on a Cul-de-sac

5112 Westpath Court, Bethesda Sumner Neighborhood LIST PRICE: $1,295,000 – SOLD!  Call for sale price. A truly special offering, this 4+ bedroom home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the sought-after Sumner community. Lovingly maintained, it offers a smartly designed two-story addition. The expanded kitchen, large family room and upper level master bedroom suite are sure to please!  The kitchen offers custom wood cabinetry, granite counters, top of the line stainless steel appliances and a large island […]
March 7, 2016

Radon Gas. A Silent Killer.

Montgomery County Council passes first mandated radon testing law in U.S. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) radon gas is responsible for the deaths of some 21,000 Americans a year.  The Cancer Institute states that the #1 cause of lung cancer outside of smoking is radon gas.  This past November the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a bill that will require most single-family homes be tested for radon prior […]
January 27, 2016

Chase Away the Winter Blues in Bethesda

After the epic blizzard, Snowzilla, last weekend many Bethesda residents are experiencing cabin fever!  We found today that a delectable dessert like Lemon Almond Cake at Praline Bakery in Bethesda chased the blues away! Sick of the melting snow everywhere?  There’s nothing like a sunny slice of heaven melting in your mouth to make your day a little brighter.  We highly recommend a slice…or maybe the whole cake!   Praline Bakery is located […]
January 5, 2016

2015 Real Estate Year in Review

It was a solid year of price performance for homes in our Bethesda area in 2015. The average price of detached home in Bethesda (zip codes 20814, 20816 and 20817) climbed to $1,117,073, an increase of 2% over 2014. The median price of a detached home was $945,000, an increase of 2.6% over 2014. That may not seem like much but by way of comparison, the S&P 500 index finished […]
December 30, 2015

Top 3 Impacts to Home Ownership in 2015

The Year 2015 brought with it some important changes for homeowners and would-be home buyers in Montgomery County and nationwide. Here are the top 3 changes this past year: Federal Reserve Rate Hike On December 16th, 2015, the Fed raised interest rates by 0.25% for the first time since June 2006. While mortgage rates will not drastically increase quite yet, you can certainly expect to a see a gradual and […]
March 31, 2015

The Westbard Vision

Equity One, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust specializing in neighborhood retail shopping centers, acquired Westbard Shopping Center, Westwood Center II, Westwood Towers, Springhouse by Manor Care, Bowlmor Lanes and two Citgo gas stations on Westbard Avenue in Bethesda.  The properties stretch over 22 acres. The company states that their mission is to create a “modern, comfortable gathering space offering convenient shopping and dining integrated with community spaces, green places and a […]
January 5, 2015

Bethesda Home Prices Surpass Record!

Home prices in the Bethesda area have surged forward this year eclipsing the annual record detached home price set in 2007. On January 5th, Bethesda Magazine published an article reflecting this data, quoting Brian Maury of Maury Real Estate, on its local daily news website, Bethesda Beat.  According to data from our local multiple listing service, the average price of a detached home in Bethesda (zip codes 20814, 20816, and […]
April 14, 2014

The Rich History of Our Town Bethesda

This 15 minute video on the history of our town, Bethesda, is worth a watch!  You’ll learn about some famous people behind the street names you recognize in the area such as Lilly Stone, Tuckerman, Leland and more.  You find out about the New Deal and how Bethesda benefited from it and see the old and new photos of significant historic buildings and icons of our town, including the oldest […]
April 11, 2014

Spring Has Arrived in Bethesda!

As the sweet smell of cinnamon and sugar wafted around me this evening on Woodmont Avenue, I realized that spring has indeed finally arrived in Bethesda!  Rita’s Crepes is open for business!  Now the hard part…how to choose just one!