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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!
October 5, 2013

Top 5 Things to do in Bethesda in October

October is, in my opinion, the most wonderful time of the year.  It started at a young age for me…my birthday is in October.  At my current age however, that is no longer a good thing.  Yet the month remains my favorite of the year!  Football season is in full swing, the weather is wonderful, the leaves are changing color, Oktoberfests abound, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie and all things […]
September 20, 2013

Sold with multiple offers! 5216 Carlton Street, Bethesda, MD 20816

List Price $1,249,000 Builder’s personal residence Sweeping Contemporary style home 3,500 sq. ft. on 3 levels 2 Car Garage 9’+ ceilings 4 gas fireplaces Floating wood and glass staircase Open floor plan with kitchen to family room Screened porch and flagstone patio Upper floor balcony Master suite with sumptuous master bath Private fenced backyard Estimated FY15 Property Taxes: $7,905 Click here for virtual tour! This is a one of a […]
August 12, 2013

Bethesda Real Estate – Home Prices Climb

I ran into an old client of ours recently and, after sharing the status and accomplishments of our children (and marveling at where the time has gone), she asked, “The real estate market must be pretty good for you right now, . . . right?” I replied with a wry smile “Yes . . and . . . no.”  Yes it’s true the real estate market has recovered locally -and […]
August 10, 2013

Date Night at Whole Foods Bethesda

Have you ever tried to find a parking spot in Bethesda at 7 PM on a Friday night?  You may have better luck with the lottery!  After an unsuccessful double pass around the garage on Bethesda Ave and a precarious pass up and down a few streets weaving around pedestrians, we decided this evening to set out for less dense surroundings and an alternative plan for dinner. We found ourselves […]