Potpourri

August 18, 2019

Top Design Trends

Top Design Trends for Home Sales & Renovations As real estate professionals, we are immersed regularly in the world of home design.  Whether you are planning to sell your home or simply renovate for your own enjoyment, it’s wise to avoid integrating designs that are on the way out.  A well-designed and staged home is a home that sells for more money. Here is our list of some top design […]
October 11, 2018

Real Estate Fall Market 2018 Snapshot

Brian and I like to say that a crystal ball would sure come in handy in our line of work!  While we can’t offer that, we do have the benefit of decades of collective frontline experience and have witnessed several market ups and downs during that time, including the Great Recession that began in 2008. Since the 2008 collapse, prices have rallied across the country, particularly over the last 5 […]
December 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2017!

It is with gratitude that we wish our clients, Bethesda neighbors and friends a very Happy 2017 and offer our sincere thanks for your referrals and friendship! May this new year bring wonderful surprises and much joy, peace and prosperity! Cheers! Brian & Amy Maury and the Maury Real Estate Team      
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 6, 2013

Top 5 Reasons to BowlMor Bethesda!

Bowlmor Bethesda is a great place to enjoy some family time or a ladies night out!  We recently brought our son (a kindergartener at the time) for his first bowling experience!   When he heard that we were going bowling, you would have thought he won the lottery!  He was so excited he nearly cried. We rolled into the parking lot at 5353 Westbard Ave and embarked upon on an […]