July 2017  

                  

I hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather and slower pace of the summer months. We are still in the midst of a market with very low inventory. This is great if you are the seller of a well priced home in good condition, but extremely frustrating if you are trying to buy a home. The market is a bit slower all around but mostly because there is not a lot for sale. Any good homes which come on the market are quickly purchased by anxious buyers. If you are thinking of selling it does not appear that you have to wait until after the summer if you are ready to go on the market now.
Please see the article in the right hand column giving the pulse of the real estate market for July and August 2017. There is also an article with information on ways to make your backyard a summer paradise. The tips in the article apply whether you are planning to sell or would just like to enjoy your yard more in the Summer season.
If you are planning to sell in the next few months I suggest you get your house ready and put it on the market while there is still very low inventory and plenty of buyers. 
I am happy to meet with you now to discuss the current market value of your home, improvements you may want to consider making to your home and current market conditions.

Please visit my website at www.kathywhalen.com . It is easy to search the Multiple Listing Service for homes with upgraded map searches. there is more information on Schools, more Community information, easy access to information on upcoming open houses in Montgomery County and DC as well as links to pictures and disclosures for my listings. I also have a mobile website: m.kathywhalen.com which allows you to search for homes based on where you are located using the GPS feature. Please scan the QR code at the bottom of this article to take a test drive.

Also, be sure to see my listngs below, read the real estate articles in the column to the right and visit my website where you can click to see current interest rates and a link to all homes currently listed for sale.
As always, if you have any real estate questions or needs I am available to help. 

Thanks,
Kathy Whalen   .


My Listings.......

 

Woodridge 3507 

UNDER CONTRACT!

$399,900

11510 Sutherland Hill Way

Silver Spring, MD 20904

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Don't miss this Three Level Garage Townhome Built in 20002! Located Just Minutes from the Beltway, it combines Modern Amenities with Convenient Location! Freshly Painted, Brand New Carpet, 4 Bedrooms 3.5 Baths, Deck Table Space Kitchen & More!

Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $4,167.85

Woodridge 3507 

UNDER CONTRACT!

$460,000

1010 Devere Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20903

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Completely Renovated Top to Bottom! This one is Special! From the Sunroom Addition to the Two Tiered Deck, Everything is Updated! Four Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Large Family Room, Two Fireplaces, Renovated Table Space Kitchen & More! Check Out the Pictures!

Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $4,632.97
Woodridge 3507 
SOLD !
$440,000
10427 Huntley Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Updated Cape with Amazing Kitchen  with Island,  4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Family Room, Deck, Awesome Yard & More in Convenient Location near Metro!
Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $4,426.75

 

Woodridge 3507 

SOLD !
$415,000
2304 Homestead Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902
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From the Charming Front Porch to the Large Family Room Addition & Renovated Kitchen & Baths, This Home is Ready for the Most Discriminating Buyer! Don't Miss the Renovated Kitchen with 42" Cabinets, Silestone Counters, Stainless Appliances and Hardwood Flooring or the Completely Renovated & Gorgeous Full Baths! Brand New Central Air, Recent Furnace and Hot Water Heater, the List Goes On! Hurry!
Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $4,252.26
Woodridge 3507 

SOLD!

$395,000

10409 Glenhaven Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20902

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Charming Brick Rambler with 2 Fireplaces! Updated Kitchen with Recent Stainless Appliances & Ceramic Tile Flooring. Beautifully Remodeled Full Bath on Main Level, Large Family Room with Brand New Carpet, Tankless Hot Water Heater, Recent Furnace and More!

Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $4,280.30

Woodridge 3507 

 

SOLD !

 

$349,900

1517 Ingram Terrace

Silver Spring, MD 20906

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Pristine Townhouse in Popular Tivoli! Gorgeous Hardwood Flooring, Family Room off the Kitchen, Private Landscaped Yard with Slate Patio, 3 Finished Levels and Wonderful Location Near Metro! Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $3,652.59

Woodridge 3507 

SOLD!

$395,000

10605 Bucknell Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20902

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Charming Home with Spacious Rooms, Family Room Addition, Table Space Kitchen, Master Bedroom with Full Bath, New Furnace & Central Air & the List Goes on! Super Location on Quiet Street Near Metro. Hurry! Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $4,111.94

Woodridge 3507 
SOLD!
$465,000
1905 Dayton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Beautifully Updated Home with 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Updated Kitchen with Stainless Appliances, Master Bedroom with Full Bath, Daylight Lower Level with In Law Suite and Wonderful Location Near Metro! Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $4,589.27

Woodridge 3507 
SOLD!
$370,000
1702 Windham Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Hurry! Unbelievable Price for Charming Rambler with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Living Room with Fireplace, Updated Kitchen, Front Porch & Deck!
Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $4,293.66
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July/August 2017 Market Pulse

A glimpse at the current state of the housing market.

Source - National Association or Realtors,
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The economy is hanging in there and job growth remains solid, so markets are seeing an uptick in first-time buyers. They comprised 34 percent of sales in April, up from 32 percent in March and 29 percent a year ago. Inventories remain low, though, so buyers are competing for a relatively small number of properties. As a result, days on market has plunged to an all-time low, a median of just 29 days, down from 39 days a year ago. 


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8 Ways to Make Your Backyard a Summer Paradise

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Summer is the season to be outdoors. It's the perfect time for backyard barbecues, neighborhood socials, and late-night evenings on the patio. You don't need to travel to a luxurious and exotic location to enjoy spending time outdoors. Make your own backyard a summer paradise with these eight simple suggestions.

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7700 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814