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By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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(BETHESDA REAL ESTATE) When a buyer looks at a home, they look at all the factors: foreclosures, distressed sales, bankruptcies, divorces, and area market fluctuations. All too often sellers mistake the appraisal value of their home as what a diligent buyer would pay. An appraisal is an opinion o...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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(BETHESDA REAL ESTATE) Some of the traditional advertising tools agents have used are print ads and open houses.  In truth, print ads bring little to no activity to the home and less than 1% of houses ever sell at an open house. Agents use open houses to attract buying prospects, not to sell your...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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(BETHESDA REAL ESTATE) If you make the right improvements often it will help your home stand out from the crowd and become that #1,2 or 3 home on the buyer's list.  If they can get the feeling of space, newness, light, privacy or security the emotional desires are met and the buyer has an instant...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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(BETHESDA REAL ESTATE) Everyone wants to realize as much money as possible when selling their home. It's a completely natural inclination to price the home high, thinking you can always come down in the future.  The old "let's just try it at this price to see what the market will do."  The fear o...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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 (BETHESDA REAL ESTATE) The decision to sell your home can involve any number of stresses.  So many of today's sellers are motivated by circumstances outside their control: foreclosure, job change, job relocation, health issues, financial changes, divorce, death.  Other sellers need to move becau...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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(Bethesda Real Estate)The net sheet is really the crux of the whole transaction.  I've developed this handy spreadsheet that serves not only our purposes at the beginning of the process but for understanding how an offer price will affect the bottom line.  There are so many numbers to track but r...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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Single Family Homes Sold in September 2007 - Bethesda, MD (Montgomery County) 20814  StatusClose DateOriginal PricePrice at SaleClose PriceDiscountSubsidyDOMAddressSubdivisionSOLD9/20/2007$799,900$799,900$800,000100%$0115925 CHESHIRE DRWILDWOOD MANORSOLD9/28/2007$825,000$825,000$825,000100%$01038...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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(BETHESDA REAL ESTATE) If you read the article in The Post earlier you'll note that the Montgomery County Council is considering legislation that would increase the Recordation Tax on all purchases.  This increase has not passed as the Washington Post reported yesterday.  There has been quite a b...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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8 Reasons a Home Sells The Seller Sets the PriceThe Agent Brings the MarketThe Market Sets the RangeThe Buyer Sets the Value I often think of my job as a 50/50 partnership with clients who are selling real estate in Bethesda, but in reality the job distribution is heavily weighted towards the sel...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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 The Washington Post had an article this weekend about how buyers are piecing together a deposit for a down payment on a house.  Imagine actually putting money into homes again!  I know that brings up old fears of needing to put 20% down, but actually what they state is that 5% is the new norm.  ...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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Single Family Homes Sold in August, 2007 - Bethesda, MD (Montgomery County) 20816Close DateOriginal PricePrice at SaleSold PriceDiscountSubsidyDOMAddressSubdivision8/31/2007$715,000.00$715,000.00$665,000.0093%$0.00164803 MONTGOMERY AVEGLEN COVE8/13/2007$789,000.00$739,000.00$735,000.0093%$0.00604...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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Single Family Homes Sold in September, 2007 - Bethesda, MD (Montgomery County) 20816Close DateOriginal PricePrice at SaleSold PriceDiscountSubsidyDOMAddressSubdivision9/28/2007$599,500$599,500$580,00097%$0665208 VENTNOR RDGREENACRES9/25/2007$625,000$625,000$600,00096%$064808 PARK AVEAMERICAN UNIV...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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Supply:The number of single family homes available for sale in Bethesda, MD 20816 is 32Demand:There have been 129 single family homes sold in Bethesda, MD 20816 this year to date Compared to 158 in 2006 to date, this is a decline in demand of 18%Days on market are 51 which is an increase of 44% f...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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(BETHESDA REAL ESTATE) The Montgomery County Planning Board denied a request this week that would have turned a proposed mixed use retail space into an open green space.  The proposal is at the corner of Woodmont and Bethesda Avenue where there is currently a much used parking lot.  Apparently th...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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(BETHESDA REAL ESTATE) I just picked up the Montgomery County edition of the Gazette and read that if you have appealed your real estate taxes and wonder why you've heard nothing back it's because there is literally no one home!  The three member board has exactly zero members currently and a bac...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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Step 2 - Where to SettleWe all have our favorites settlement companies in Bethesda, not because they are cheaper but because they've proven over time that they will get the job done with no problems.  The last thing we want is for the settlement company to create problems for our real estate sale...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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It's about negotiation every step of the way and it starts at the unlikeliest of places - the first phone call to the seller to set up the appointment to see the property...Showing PropertyEach time an agent sets up an appointment there is the opportunity to connect with the seller of that proper...

By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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(BETHESDA REAL ESTATE) Dave Stevens, President of Affiliated Businesses, at Long & Foster wrote this excellent article on the current state of the mortgage correction...The 2007 Mortgage Correction and the Recovery Ahead With the lowering of the discount rate by ½% the Federal Reserve took the fi...

By Christine Sherrod
(Weichert Realtors)
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 The Bethesda, Maryland market is still a hot commodity!  Homes in this area are not staying on the market long compared to other areas of Montgomery County and multiple offers on Bethesda area properties are normal!-Christine Sherrod, Realtor

By Timon Mitrakas
(RE/MAX)
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Bethesda InformationThank you for visiting my blog.  Below you will find information on Bethesda, Maryland. If you would like to know more, please feel free to give me a call.  I can also share with you which neighborhoods tend to be more "family" oriented, discuss the real estate market in gener...

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