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Taking The First Step To Homeownership And Financial Security
I posted a blog recently about the wealth-building benefit of home ownership. The central point: Homeowners have an average of 44 times the wealth of renters. While the wealth-bu...

Net Worth Of Homeowners 44X Greater Than Renters
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Th...

Find The Value Of Your Montgomery County Property
The Average Price in MONTGOMERY COUNTY is $535,508. What's Yours Worth? Check Your Property's ValueFind The Value Of Your Montgomery County Property: Click Here...

Open Sunday 2 To 4 5518 Oakmont Avenue In Bethesda
Classic All Brick Colonial Home Open Sunday, October 8 From 2:00 to 4:00{mls: MC10060688}So convenient to NIH and Suburban Hospital, one block from the bus and less than 2 miles fr...

Find Every Bank Owned Property Here
Buying a bank owned property can be a great way to save money on a new home or an investment property. It can also be risky and should be approached carefully with a clear understa...

Every New Bethesda House For Sale
Find every new Bethesda home for sale. New homes by Bethesda's best builders. Click here for full details and prices.Every New Home For Sale In Bethesda Click Here...

Spacious Colonial Home Near Metro For Sale
4 bedroom, spacious all brick Bethesda colonial. Remodeled kitchen and master bath. Screened porch. 2 fireplaces. Click here for full price and details {mls: MC10060688}Fres...

Attractive Bethesda Colonial For Sale
4 bedroom, spacious all brick Bethesda colonial. Remodeled kitchen and master bath. Screened porch. 2 fireplaces. Click here for full price and details{mls: MC10060688}Freshly pa...

Colonial Home For Sale In Wyngate Elementary School District
4 bedroom, spacious all brick Bethesda colonial. Remodeled kitchen and master bath. Screened porch. 2 fireplaces. Click here for full price and details{mls: MC10060688}Freshly pa...

Colonial Home For Sale In North Bethesda Middle School District
4 bedroom, spacious all brick Bethesda colonial. Remodeled kitchen and master bath. Screened porch. 2 fireplaces. Click here for full price and details{mls: MC10060688}Freshly pa...

Colonial Home For Sale In Walter Johnson High School District
4 bedroom, spacious all brick Bethesda colonial. Remodeled kitchen and master bath. Screened porch. 2 fireplaces. Click here for full price and details{mls: MC10060688}Freshly pa...

4 Bedroom Bethesda Colonial
4 bedroom, spacious all brick Bethesda colonial. Remodeled kitchen and master bath. Screened porch. 2 fireplaces. Click here for full price and details{mls: MC10060688}Freshly pa...

Affordable Colonial For Sale Bethesda
4 bedroom, spacious all brick Bethesda colonial. Remodeled kitchen and master bath. Screened porch. 2 fireplaces. Click here for full price and details{mls: MC10060688}Freshly pa...

Oakmont Colonial For Sale
4 bedroom, spacious all brick Bethesda Oakmont colonial. Remodeled kitchen and master bath. Screened porch. 2 fireplaces. Click here for full price and details{mls: MC10060688}Fr...

Bethesda Colonial For Sale
4 bedroom, spacious all brick Bethesda colonial. Remodeled kitchen and master bath. Screened porch. 2 fireplaces. Click here for full price and details{mls: MC10060688}Freshly pa...

All Brick Bethesda Colonial
4 bedroom, spacious all brick Bethesda colonial. Remodeled kitchen and master bath. Screened porch. 2 fireplaces. Click here for full price and details.{mls: MC10060688}Freshly p...

Open Sunday 5518 Oakmont Ave Bethesda
Move in ready spacious Bethesda colonial. Open this Sunday, September 24 from 1:00 to 4:00. Offered at $865,000. Click here for full price and details.{mls: MC10060688}Freshly pain...

How To Spot A Bad Real Estate Agent In 20 Minutes Or Less
Have you met with a Maryland real estate agent who did not provide you with the form “Understanding Whom Real Estate Agents Represent” prior to or in that meeting? Then you m...

The Fabulous 15 Most Expensive Homes In Montgomery County
Is $23,000,000 (that's right 23 with six zeros after) too rich for your blood? Well you can still dream can't you? After all that is still free.  Check out the Fabulous 15 mos...

Top Five New Homes Of The Week
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You Can Buy A House With Little Or No Money Down
Many people believe they need to have a large amount of money saved to buy a house. Actually there are grant programs which can help renters to become homeowners with little mon...

This Sundays Top 5 Open Houses
This Sunday's Top 5 Open HousesClick the picture to see the full listing{mls: MC10040766}{mls: MC10040613}{mls: MC10007359}{mls: MC9877002}{mls: MC10034753}...

Open House Of The Week 121 Copley Circle In Crown
Just listed!First open house on Sunday, May 141:00pm to 4:00pmAlmost new in prestigious walkable Crown!Restaurants & shopping moments away by foot.Click the photo to learn more.{ml...

6225 Madawaska Rd New Home Of The Week
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Open House Of The Week 8803 Bradmoor Drive
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Open House Of The Week 8715 Bradmoor Drive
{mls: MC9862391}Open House! Sun 01:00:00 PM - 04:00:00 PM 1st Open House for this brand new home built by award-winning builder Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders. Come and see the beaut...

How To Take The Stress Out Of Homebuying
How to reduce the stress of buying a home while gaining a competitive advantage over other buyers....

9133 Willow Gate Lane Open House Of The Week Sunday Feb 12 1 To 4
OPEN SUN 1-4PM February 12. Stunning updated colonial on highly desirable cul-de-sac in Avenel! Renovated gourmet eat-in Kitchen, Viking range, granite tops, two-story family ...

Goldilocks And The Just Right List Price
There’s no online calculator for setting the perfect listing price for your home. It takes experience, market savvy, and even a bit of psychology. A strong listing agent can help...

5612 Madison St Bethesda Open Sunday 1 To 4
Spacious, gorgeous new home by master builders Welty Homes. Located in the Walt Whitman High School District. Price just reduced by $49,000 and priced to sell fast! Open this Sun...

12100 Portree Drive Rockville Open 1 To 4 Sunday
Lovely, updated home in the Walter Johnson High School District. Open this Sunday Jan 29 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.{mls: MC9848674}Click here for full details....

Kids In Need Distributors January Delivery
Eight times during the school year, volunteers for Kids In Need Distributors (KIND) deliver food to schools throughout Montgomery County so that needy children are fed over the wee...

8718 Irvington Ave Bethesda Open House Of The Week
Newly built by Douglas Construction 8718 Irvington Avenue, Bethesda. First open Sunday 1 -4.{mls: MC9840454}Click here for full details...

Bethesda Listing Of The Week January 12
Listing of the week: 5019 Acacia Ave., Bethesda {mls: MC9835306}Click here for full details...

Happy New Year
Happy New Year! 2017 is finally here and our good friend, Renata (the NOT real Realtor), wants to make sure we all get started off on the right foot today... WARNING: Do ...

Holiday Savings On Your New Home
We offer a sizable closing credit on every home we sell. Use us as your buyer agent and you will save a substantial amount on your closing costs.  Here are several specific ex...

Maximize Your The Winter Curb Appeal Of Your Home
Winter, spring, summer or fall, curb appeal matters. If you are planning on selling your house this winter, this video is for you....

Potomac Market Statistics And Report
The charts below will give you a quick overview of the performance of the Potomac housing market during the last 12 months.Average sold price.Number of home sales settled.Average d...

Chevy Chase Market Statistics And Report
The charts below will give you a quick picture of the Chevy Chase housing market for the last 12 months.Average sales price.Number of closed home sales.Average days on the market.F...

Bethesda Market Statistics And Report
The charts below will give you a quick overview of the performance of the Bethesda housing market during the last 12 months.Average sold price.Number of home sales settled.Average ...

Montgomery County Market Statistics And Report
The charts below give you a quick snapshot of how the Montgomery County housing market performed over the last 12 months.Average sales prices.Number of closed sales.Average days on...

Montgomery County High Schools Dominate New Rankings In Maryland Region
Montgomery County High Schools Dominate New Rankings in Maryland, RegionPoolesville, Walter Johnson and Walt Whitman among the bestMontgomery County high schools dominate new ranki...

Bethesda Named One Of Americas Best Small Cities
Bethesda Named One of America's Best Small CitiesThe recently released WalletHub report gave Bethesda good scores for quality of life. What do you think makes Bethesda great?Click ...

Silver Spring Market Statistics November 2015 Through October 2016
The charts below give you a good overview of the performance of the Silver Spring real estate market over the past 12 months, but you can click here for a complete Silver Spring m...

How Goldilocks Found The Just Right House
Overseeing building a custom home is a bigger job than many home buyers want to take on, while selecting a new home which is already completed leaves many buyers unhappy with some ...

Kensington Market Statistics November 2015 Through October 2016
Click here for a complete Kensington market reportThe charts below give you a good overview of the performance of the Kensington real estate market over the past 12 months. The ...

Rockville Market Statistics November 2015 Through October 2016
Altogether, the charts below give you a good overview of the performance of the Rockville real estate market over the past 12 months.Click here for a complete Rockville Market Rep...

Chevy Chase Market Statistics November 2015 Through October 2016
Altogether, the charts below give you a good overview of the performance of the Chevy Chase real estate market over the past 12 months.Click here for a complete Chevy Chase market...

Potomac Market Statistics November 2015 Through October 2016
Altogether, the charts below give you a good overview of the performance of the Potomac real estate market over the past 12 months.The chart below shows the average sales price by...

There Is No Place Like Home For The Holidays
I had a conversation today that reminded me of how so many homebuyers leave thousands of dollars on the table because they wait to shop for a home until the holidays are over.I was...

Bethesda Market Statistics November 2015 Through October 2016
Altogether, the charts below give you a good overview of the performance of the Bethesda real estate market over the past 12 months.The chart below shows the average sales pri...

New Maryland Agency Law Changes Buyer Agent Requirements And Practices
The Maryland law which governs relationships between real estate agents and members of the public, the Maryland Real Property Broker’s Act (commonly referred to as agency law),...

Listing Of The Week 4806 Leland Street Open Sunday
Fantastic New Home By Castlewood Builders. Open Sunday, Oct. 30 1:00 to 4:00 pm....

Listing Of The Week 4806 Leland Street Open Sunday Oct 22
New construction at 4806 Leland Street Open Sunday 1-4. Listed for $2,195,000....

Early Voting And Voting By Mail In Maryland
Early voting in Maryland begins October 27 and continues until November 3.  If you are not registered to vote, you may register at the polling location during early voting....

A Boost To The Local Economy At A Price
As reported by the Washington PostMarriott International announced plans to move its headquarters to downtown Bethesda Tuesday, opting to remain in Montgomery County after getting ...

Average Bethesda Sales Prices Last 12 Months
The chart below shows the average sales price for Bethesda detached houses, townhouses and condomiums during the past 12 months....

Tax Savings From Deconstructing Rather Than Demolishing An Old House
Deconstruction is an environmentally-friendly alternative to demolition of an existing house and can result in substantial tax savings for people having a new home built.After di...

Mandatory Radon Testing For Montgomery County Home Sales
The update below is courtesy of Cecelia Adams of RSI TitleEffective October 1, 2016, Montgomery County law requires that “a single-family home located in the County must be test...

Bethesda Newly Built Homes Price Appreciation
Same home sales for newly built Bethesda homes upon re-sale.The average home price for detached homes in Bethesda (excluding brand new homes) over the last six months was $1,091,4...

9005 Fernwood Road Luxury Home Of The Week Open Sunday Sept 25
Take a tour of one of Bethesda's most elegant homes.  Open Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm....

After The Foundation Pour And Inspection
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2016 MId Year Market Report
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Enhance The Summer Curb Appeal Of Your Home
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Featured Listing 4510 Maple Ave New Arts And Crafts Colonial
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Featured Listing 5606 Forest Place Open Sunday
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Featured Listing 8803 Bradmoor Drive
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Featured Listing 7403 Wildwood Drive
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Insurance Information Every Homeowner Should Know
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The Maryland Mortgage Program Opens Doors For Homebuyers
The Maryland Mortgage Program has been the state’s premier homeownership program for more than 30 years, relying primarily on private capital to provide affordable loans for ha...

Ellen Degeneres Tips For Homebuyers
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April Home Sales
The real estate market in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington and Potomac went from strength to strength in April.  While the number of homes sold overall was virtually unchange...

Queen Elizabeth Grandparents Estate For Sale
Queen Elizabeth's Grandparents' House Is on the Market For £30 MillionThe 232-acre Woolmers Park in England, along with its 1730s mansion, is on the market with a rumored asking p...

Everything You Need To Know About Using A Power Of Attorney
If you are like many people in the Washington, DC area, you lead a busy life and may travel frequently and may need to travel can pop up even if you are in the middle of buying o...

Montgomery County March Market Madness
How is the market doing so far?  Here is a snapshot with statistics supplied by the MRIS and RBI for the month of March for Montgomery County.The 841 closed sales in Montgomer...

When Your Dream House Becomes A Nightmare
Dream Home Or House Of Horrors?Every homeowner has a dream house in their heart.  What to do when the house you have is not that dream house?  Remodel of course!  ...

March Bethesda Chevy Chase Kensington And Potomac Home Sales
Curious what homes sold and what they sold for in March in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington or Potomac?The volume of March 2016 home sales held steady with March of 2015...

Spring Fun In Bethesda
Spring Weather is here! Time to get active!Here is a quick guide to Bethesda’s Bike Trails:The Capital Crescent Trail Runs through Bethesda and Chevy Chase--it starts in Silver ...

It Is About To Get Easier To Buy A Condominium
FHA Condominium Financing Rules EasingCondominiums are among the most affordable homeownership options for first-time homebuyers, but a lack of financing options has stood in the...

Watch A New Home Go Up Start To Finish
Would you like to see how a new home is built, but you don't have six months to stand around and watch?   Watch this time lapse project of a custom home built b...

Problems An Old Electrical Panel Box Can Cause
Home inspector Ray Hurst explains the problems an old electrical panel box can cause.Electrical problems have been big news recently (think Metro) and problems can lurk inside yo...

How New Home Builders Keep Water Away From Foundations
Will the basement of a new house stay dry?I often hear homebuyers ask how they can be sure that a newly built home isn’t going to have water issues since there isn’t a history...

Bethesda Chevy Chase And Potomac February Home Sales
Curious what homes sold and what they sold for in February in Bethesda, Chevy Chase or Potomac?Click the links below to see;  And if you'd like to know what your own home woul...

Tours Of Bethesda New Homes And Homes Near Metro
BETHESDA, CHEVY CHASE HOMES TOURWe are having a Saturday afternoon tour of new built homes for sale in Bethesda and Chevy Chase on March 19.We are also having a lunch hour tour of...

Bethesda And Chevy Chase And Potomac Market Reports For January
Here are the latest Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Potomac Market Reports.These are for single family homes. If you'd like a Market Report for condos or townhomes, let us know and we'l...

Market Statistics For 2015 Bethesda And Montgomery County
Here's some interesting news about the market in Bethesda and Montgomery County:Bethesda - 2015 compared to 2014Average sold price is up by 3.33%Median sold price is up by 4.43%Ave...

No Place Like Home For The Holidays
I had a conversation today that reminded me of how so many homebuyers leave thousands of dollars on the table because they wait to shop for a home until the holidays are over.I w...

Goldilocks And The Just Right House
Overseeing building a custom home is a bigger job than many home buyers want to take on, while selecting a new home which is already completed leaves many buyers unhappy with so...

Mandatory Radon Testing Coming Soon In Montgomery County
Radon is a naturally occurring colorless and odorless gas which is a known carcinogen. The EPA has established a guideline threshold of 4 picocuries per liter and recommends remedi...


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