Bethesda, MD Real Estate News

By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
Last night, I headed for the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park for the opening of the Glen Echo Labor Day Art Show.  First, I gotta say, I can't believe this was my first trip to Glen Echo Park - like ever!  I It originally served as a Chautauqua Assembly, then it operated as a pretty fabulous amusement park until the late 1960's.  In 1971, the National Park Service took over management of the park, and worked with arts and educational groups to make it fabulous once again.  Today, the restored park (without the wonderful old roller coaster) offers all sorts of things.  The old Spanish Ballroom hosts, not only art shows, but is a venue for Swing and Contra Dance classes on most Friday nights.  Last night, the dancers got bumped into the old Bumper Car ride.  There are also classes in p...
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By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
                            Condos For Sale in Bethesda MD                                           PARKSIDE                                  BETHESDA Maryland                     Weekly Stats FOR ALL Homes for Sale in                              The PARKSIDE Community  and                   BETHESDA Maryland 20814   Market Report for all the market activity in and around Parkside                                BETHESDA  Maryland 20814                                          * All CONDOS  for sale in PARKSIDE     * AllForeclosures in PARKSIDE     * All Short Salesin PARKSIDE     * All distressed properties included in this report This  market report below is for the month of SEPTEMBER 2009. This includes all Active Homes for sale includingSHORT SALES and FORECLOSURES. As the month o...
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By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
                   Homes For Sale in Ashburton Bethesda MD                              in BETHESDA Maryland                    Weekly Stats FOR ALL Homes for Sale in                                   BETHESDA Maryland 20817 Market Report for all the market activity in and around The Ashburton                                BETHESDA  Maryland 20817                                              * All homes for sale in Asburton    * All Foreclosures in Ashburton    * All Short Sales in Ashburton    * All distressed properties included in this reportThis  market report below is for Septmeber 2009. This includes all Active Homes including SHORT SALES and FORECLOSURES. This includes all homes for sale in one of Bethesda's most established neighborhoodsIf you are new to the area. . this neigh...
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By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
  Condos For Sale Bethesda MD 20814 Condos in Bethesda BEST LOCATIONS! The Promenade, The Christopher, The Chase at Bethesda and The Kentwood  in BETHESDA Maryland Weekly Stats FOR ALL THESE CONDOS near the Metro in BETHESDA Maryland 20814 Market Report for all the CONDOS  For Sale in                                BETHESDA  Maryland                                           20814     * The Promenade     * The Christhoper     * The Chase At Bethesda     * The Kenwood     * Including all FORECLOSURES AND SHORT SALES FOR BETHESDA This  market report below is for the month of Septmeber 2009. This includes all Active Homes including SHORT SALES and FORECLOSURES. I'm including all of the homes that are under contract. Note: These condos in Bethesda  have currently 17 Active Listings and 5  u...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
BETHESDA SHORT SALE LISTINGS - MONTGOMERY COUNTY MD There are 19 active short sale listings in Bethesda, Maryland. Click the following URL to see the report. Sort by column headings. http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=1135923XDLVP&p=DE-88037038-434 Why would you want to know about short sales when you are not currently in the real estate market?  These listings have a great impact on market prices. The low prices compete with regular listings by individual sellers and prospective home buyers are attracted to bargain prices. When you are searching for available homes, be sure to use Homes Prospector at www.roykelley.com for the most current information on available properties. This is a service of MRIS, our regional multiple  listing service. As you search for homes...
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By Steve Kantor, Best Agent Business - Virtual Assistance
(BEST AGENT BUSINESS)
Among the many business services that Best Agent Business part time virtual assistants can provide for you, blogging is among our most popular. Many agents want to make their mark on the blogosphere but simply do not have the time.  After a careful assessment of their needs, Best Agent Business prepares a blogging plan that always includes recommendations.  We prepare well researched blogs and interact with the client to make sure that there are no changes.  Within 10 days, their first blogs are headed straight for cyberspace. The agent can choose whether we write as him or her or whether we sign them as "Connie, Blogger" or some such.  To date, no agent has chosen any name but his to appear on the blog.  We know that "ghost blogging" is a controversial issue on Active Rain and many oth...
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By Steve Kantor, Best Agent Business - Virtual Assistance
(BEST AGENT BUSINESS)
If you need top notch virtual assistance services, Best Agent Business can provide them.  What makes this company such an interesting place for both staff and clients are the creative ways Best Agent Business finds to promote its services and the extra projects it undertakes.  In addition to our mix of lead management, publishing, and administrative services, we also offer book publishing, plus several services to make you a better agent.  Throughout the year, we organize and support charitable projects. Shortly after Best Agent Business and its parent company came into being, Steve Kantor read a pile of books, including Millionaire Real Estate Agent.  He wondered how many agents had sold a billion dollars in their careers.  With his then-small staff, he tracked down hundreds of such ag...
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By Steve Kantor, Best Agent Business - Virtual Assistance
(BEST AGENT BUSINESS)
These days, you, as a socially conscious consumer may avoid knowingly buying clothes made in sweatshops and may patronize a company with a good track record on environmental issues.  Most times though, you go for what you need without checking out the provider's philosophy or business practices; you want a quality product or service, so it's a perk when you find out that the company stands for something positive.  This is the case when you purchase virtual assistance services from Best Agent Business, a Lifebushido company. Most companies have a mission statement that is hung on a wall somewhere.  Lifebushido/Best Agent Business has a set of core values that underscore how we do business and how we treat our part time virtual assistant staff (Ishidos.) Lifebushido is a vision to have li...
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By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
                            Condos For Sale in Bethesda MD                                           PARKSIDE                                  BETHESDA Maryland                     Weekly Stats FOR ALL Homes for Sale in                              The PARKSIDE Community  and                   BETHESDA Maryland 20814 Market Report for all the market activity in and around Condos for sale in Parkside                                BETHESDA  Maryland 20814                                           * All CONDOS  for sale in PARKSIDE     * All Foreclosures in PARKSIDE     * All Short Sales in PARKSIDE     * All distressed properties included in this report This  market report below is for the month of August  2009. This includes all Active Condos and  Homes including SHORT SALES and FORECL...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
This week is a real treat on the lawn at the Strathmore Mansion just off the Rockville Pike south of White Flint. Strathmore Mansion is holding an outdoor film festival for one week, starting August 14th and ending on August 21rst. There is a big screen to project the movie onto and the restaurant and grounds are open at 6:30pm to the public.  Each movie starts at 8:10pm, but you should plan to arrive early to get a good spot to watch the movie.  The movies are free and there are food concessions for a quick snack, with a portion of the food proceeds going to the NIH Children's Charities. Tonight's movie was the popular teen movie, "Twilight," while tomorrow night is "Slumdog Millionaire" and the festival closes on Friday night with "Madagascar 2." Since there aren't drive in movies any...
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By Rick Boothe, Realtor, Darnestown Real Estate
(Fairfax Realty)
9426 OLD GEORGETOWN RD, BETHESDA, MD 20814 4 Bedroom  , 4 Bath Cape Cod in Bethesda's Wyngate Neighborhood Sold in Febuary of 2007 for $749,000   Now Bank Owned & Listed for $551,925 listing courtesy of Rosselle Realty Services (301) 570-9300 I represent my buyers as their exclusive Agent ... if you are interested in one of the many opportunities in this unprededented buyer's market ... I would be glad to help.  rick.boothe@longandfoster.com  301-793-6796 *This information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
BETHESDA MD 20814 - REAL ESTATE TREND INDICATOR     If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in zip code 20814, you should take a close look at the following report that compares the statistics for the past month with the same month last year.   During the month, there were 147 active listings of homes for sale in 20814. There were 40 new listings in the area and 36 properties went to pending new contracts.  There were 43 settlements as compared to 33 homes sold last year. The total dollar volume sold was up 26.47%. The median sales price was $645,000.  The average sales price was 90.36% of the average list price. The average days on the market was 81 as compared to 74 days last year. Buyers have the largest selection and the lowest prices that have been available for several ...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
  My morning started with a bang - literally.  The top of a very tall tree fell over at start of our street -the taking down electric lines in the neighborhood and the phone lines. (Not that land lines are very important to many people any more.)  The owner had had the tree trimmed several days ago, but the tree still fell over anyway. I asked the electric repair lineman what had caused the very large limb to fall over since it didn't look diseased, and here was his explanation. The mid Atlantic region has had six or seven years of drought, which of course stressed all the trees. This summer is a wet wet one, and the trees have thrived, putting out lots of leaves. The combination of lots of leaves and rain has been more than many tree trunks and branches can handle in their weakened sta...
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By Courtney Donato-Griffiths
(Keller-Williams Metro Realty Serving the Greater D.C. Area)
The concept of assessing the convenience of a particular area based on rating the neighborhood's walkability is a radical new idea that could change the way potential home buyers make purchases. Prospective buyers in Montgomery County can actually computer the walkability score of addresses in Potomac vs. Rockville vs. Gaithersburg, for example. Many east coast cities like Philadelphia and Boston were designed as walking cities when it was common for people to live and work in the same areas.  This grid-like development pattern did not work elsewhere in the country.  After World War II, having a car became the norm, the highway system was expanded, and companies often moved to the suburbs so fewer people walked to work. These days, high gas prices, a concern for physical fitness, and we...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
     I said good bye to my tenants of three years today, who lived in a rental house we own down the street from our own home.  They are a lovely family of a father, a mother, four children, a Chihuahua with an attitude and a very relaxed cat. The father has been here in the United States as the deputy ambassador and trade minister from Uruguay. Before coming to the United States they were in Geneva where he was at the GATT, and now they are moving to Bogata, Colombia, where he will be the Uruguayan Ambassador to Colombia.      Their children are always well mannered and pleasant. They arrived speaking French and Spanish, but no English. The children immediately were enrolled in the Montgomery County Public Schools, Whitman, Pyle, and Burning Tree, and they all became completely fluent ...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
My husband and I watched Good Bye Mr Chips last night on cable - the original 1930s version with Robert Donat and Greer Garson. I think it actually was her first movie and she is magnificent, of course. If you don't know the movie, which is based on a book by James Hilton which he wrote in only four days. (He also wrote Lost Horizon), it is about a teacher in the 1880s-1920s, who taught Latin in an boys school in England. He doesn't get it right at first because he is a bit of a stick in the mud as a young man, but then he meets Greer Garson and marries her. She brings out the best in him, dies in child birth, and he lives on to become the dearly beloved old school teacher that we all wish we had had.Oh - actually, I had the female equivalent when I was in high school, who also taught L...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
If you are in Bethesda or Chevy Chase,  and looking for a good outdoor space on a summer evening to enjoy pizza and a beer or glass or wine, then be sure to check out Mia's at 4926 Cordell Avenue in Bethesda, between Old Georgetown and Norfolk. Mia's  yummy pizzas are cooked in a wood fired oven in the open kitchen, utilizing the freshest ingredients and for dessert - the ultimate comfort food - freshly baked cupcakes in a variety of flavors offered daily.  We just had a wonderful dinner at Mia's this evening, although it was so crowded on the patio that we had to eat inside! Happily though the entire front of the restaurant is open so that even the inside seems like the outside. We started dinner with the antipasto appetizer - some cheese, olives, a tapenade salad, arugula, bread and p...
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By Casas De Maryland Asesores Inmobiliarios, ¿En Qué Podemos Servirle?
(Herboso & Associates LLC- Broker 240.426.5754)
Home Buyers: Discover How to Avoid These 6 Costly Mistakes Before You Buy   BETHESDA – A new report has just been released which identifies the 6 most common and costly mistakes that home-buyers make before buying a home. Mortgage regulations have changed significantly over the last few years, making your options wider than ever. Subtle changes in the way you approach mortgage shopping, and even small differences in the way you structure your mortgage, can cost you or save you literally thousands of dollars and years of expense. Whether you are about to buy your first home, or are planning to make a move to your next home, it is critical that you inform yourself about the factors involved before you buy. In answer to this issue, industry insiders have prepared a free special report enti...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
BETHESDA MD 20814 - REAL ESTATE TREND INDICATOR     If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in zip code 20814, you should take a close look at the following report that compares the statistics for the past month with the same month last year.   During the month, there were 162 active listings of homes for sale in 20814. There were 60 new listings in the area and 36 properties went to pending new contracts.  There were 35 settlements as compared to 36 homes sold last year. The total dollar volume sold was up 16.25%. The median sales price was $645,500. The average sales price was 93.36% of the average list price. The average days on the market was 70 as compared to 57 days last year. Buyers have the largest selection and the lowest prices that have been available for several y...
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
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