February  2019

                  
Less than a month until Spring! I am ready for a little sunshine and some warmer weather. Based on what I am seeing at open houses, it seems like buyers already think it is Spring. There is still a low inventory of homes for sale but there are lots of buyers out looking. This is a good market dynamic if you are thinking of selling your home. 

Now is a good time to set up a meeting if you are thinking of selling this Spring so we can discuss what improvements you may want to make to get ready for showings.
     
Please see the two articles in the right hand column. The first article details the drop in the number of homes sold. In the local market  I attribute this to the lack of inventory rather than a lack of ready, willing and able buyers. The second article gives advice on what you should not do before listing your home for sale. Although the article was written a few years ago, the information is still relevant.

As always, I am available to meet and discuss the market and answer questions about improvements you may be considering for your home and whether they are a good idea if you are thinking of selling.

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. 

Also, be sure to see my listings below 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 

FOR SALE!
$435,000
1804 Eldon Lane
Silver Spring, M D 20902
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Completely Remodeled in the Last Four Years! Move Right in! New Granite and Stainless Kitchen with Gas Range, 2 Totally Remodeled Baths - Gorgeous! 
All New within 4 Years: Furnace & Central Air, Hot Water Heater, Roof, Windows, Paint, Bathrooms, Kitchen, Chimney & Fireplace Refurbished, Perimeter Fencing, All Flooring, Walk In Closet Added
Hurry!

Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $3,528.12
Woodridge 3507 
CONTRACT !
$775,000
1701 Sherwood Road
Silver Spring , MD 20902
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Wow! Expansive Rambler with 3700 Square Feet of Living Space on Large Lot (16,800 sq ft) just Blocks from Forest Glen Metro in Sought After Forest Grove! Everything is done for you! All New HVAC in 2018, New Roof 2018, High End Replacement Windows throughout the Home, New Bath on Main Level 2017, New Garage Floor 2017, the List Goes On! Great Potential in the Lower Level with Full, Table Space Kitchen, Large Family Room with 2nd Fireplace, Full Bath and 2 Legal Bedrooms! You will love the Sunny Great Room with Large Skylight, Gorgeous Doors Leading to Sunny Deck and Tons of Recessed Lighting. Don't Miss the Incredible Sun Room Addition with
              Beautiful Tile Flooring! Hurry!

Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is 
$5,979.99


Woodridge 3507 
UNDER CONTRACT !
$495,000
10304 Conover Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Under Contract in Less than A Week! Updated Split Level in Popular Neighborhood Convenient to Forest Glen Metro! Gorgeous New Kitchen, Master Bedroom with Full Bath,  4 Finished Levels, Replacement Windows, Freshly Painted Interior, Off Street Parking, New Roof and New HVAC!
Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $4,892.26
Woodridge 3507
 
 
 
SOLD !
$499,900
10510 Amherst Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Incredibly Spacious Home with 4 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths on the Upper Level! Large Family Room Addition on the Main Level, Spacious Living Room with Fireplace, Separate Dining Room, Attached Garage and New Patio! Freshly Painted, New Carpet and Refinished Hardwood Floors.
Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $4,386.68
Woodridge 3507 
SOLD!
$376,000
10245 Green Holly Terrace
Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Updated Townhome in Popular Forest Estates Neighborhood with Peaceful Wooded Views. 
Brand New Carpet On Upper & Lower Levels & Stairs! New Roof 2017! New HVAC 2017!
Just Painted in October 2018! 
 
Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $3,364.56
Woodridge 3507 
SOLD !
$295,000
2513 Holman Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Wonderful Location in Sought After Glen Briar Condominium Convenient to Forest Glen Metro, the Beltway, Silver Spring & Bethesda
Freshly Painted Interior
Gorgeous Hardwood Floors
Open Concept Floorplan on Main Level
Replacement Windows Throughout
Beautifully Maintained Neighborhood with Tot Lots and Walking Paths
 
E stimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $3,367.71
Woodridge 3507 
SOLD!
$335,000
2409 Dennis Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Detached Home in Sought After Neighborhood for $335,000! Charming Living Room with Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, New Windows, Private Yard with Patio & Convenient One Level Living!
Estimated Property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $3,319.33
Woodridge 3507 
SOLD !
$399,900
10302 Castlehedge Terrace
Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Updated Townhome in Sought After Forest Estates! Remodeled Kitchen, New Hardwood Flooring on the Main Level, New Carpet on Other Levels, Family Room with Fireplace, Deck Overlooking Greenspace and More!
Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $3,364.04
Woodridge 3507 
SOLD!
$485,000
2423 Eccleston Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Charming, Updated Cape with Awesome, Professionally Landscaped Yard! Updated Kitchen, Updated Baths, 3 Bedrooms, Front Porch & More!
Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $4,100.56

Woodridge 3507 
SOLD !
$475,000
10404 Conover Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Under Contract in Less than Two Weeks! Expanded & Updated Split Level in Popular Neighborhood Convenient to Forest Glen Metro! Master Bedroom with Full, Completely Remodeled Bath, Sunroom Addition off the Kitchen & Gorgeous, Landscaped Yard!
Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership is $4,511.24
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Existing-Home Sales Off to Shaky Start

RISMedia, February 23, 2019
by Rismedia staff
Existing-home sales faltered in January, disappointing at 4.94 million and marking the third month in a row sales have underwhelmed, the National Association of REALTORS® reports. Compared to December and last January, there were 1.2 percent and 8.5 percent fewer homes, respectively, sold.

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4 Things NOT to Do When Putting Your Home on the Market

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Bethesda, MD 20814