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  $165,000, 1Bd/1Ba Co-Op, 981 sqft.     James Downing | Real Living | At Home | 703-244-3971 5225 Pooks Hill Rd #320N, Bethesda, MD 20814 Large 1 bedroom co-op in Full Service Community 1Bd/1Ba Co-Op   $165,000 Year Built 1973 Sq Footage 981 sqft. Bedrooms 1 Bed Bathrooms 1 Bath Parking 1 Garage...
01/14/2014
Yes it is winter in Washington DC. Luckily we all survived the "Polar Vortex" without freezing to death. But has the Polar Vortex frozen the real estate market? I think not. Inventory; that is the number of homes on the market for sale - is still very low.  In fact less than 1/2 of what it was th...
01/13/2014
  One of the most frequent calls from homeowners to their agents is about the listing’s inactivity due to the lack of showings.  The homeowner commonly believes that the home is shown only when a buyer walks through the house with an agent.   Today’s buyers are more sophisticated than in the past...
01/13/2014
Everyone seems to be flipping out about the new lightbulbs.  Well they are not "NEW"; but the lack of choices have people rushing to buy the olb bulbs. If you’ve considered changing your light bulbs to energy-saving LED bulbs but decided not to make the investment because the prices were too high...
12/30/2013
I have been away from Active Rain for so long... not because I don't like blogging or like all my agent friends - but because we have been so busy!  A good problem to have I must say. So today; a long lost A/R post got featured!  Comments started poring in and my email did that very familar thing...
07/19/2013
Many of my clients ask me about co-ops.  What are they? Should I buy one? How are they different from condos? While they are more common in areas like New York and Washington DC, they are found in many places around the country. Here are some facts about co-ops... Basically a coop is the same as ...
10/02/2012
We have been extremely lucky so far in our experience when working with sellers.  When we have been hired by sellers and we make our pre-listing Do-To List; our sellers have done everything we suggested and more! While we are not  Professional Stagers – We have worked in this business long enough...
10/01/2012
Who better to blog about our new listing than our own Active Rain DC Ambassador, Pat Kennedy.   This home is simply fantastic.  Call myself or Pat - and we will be happy to set up a showing !  On Tuesdays, Realtors around the Washington DC area have their broker tour of new listings that have com...
06/24/2011
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Yes this might be a good old "Hallmark Holiday"; but it's a also a day to celebrate Mom's everywhere !     Happy Mother's Day !!  
05/08/2011
Current Number of Homes Active and Under Contract in the Washington DC area:   Here is the breakdown as of April 26th, 2011   While the Inventory is up from a month ago; in DC; the Spring inventory is the lowest it has been in over 5 years. Arlington County in Virginia, continues to be very stro...
04/26/2011
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