dana hollish hill: What is the best way for a new REALTOR® to find leads? - 04/21/23 01:55 PM
Many people are talking about AI, and to be honest, I'm a little nervous about how this whole thing will play out. 
The other day my husband told me that NASA has lost the ability to build the huge old rockets that were used in the past. They have to build new ones in stages like SpaceX is doing. I'm wondering if this Is because kids rely on calculators and no longer do calculations by hand or use slide rules like they did in our race to the moon. (I'm way to young, but I've seen slide rules in space movies) 
Let's be … (15 comments)

dana hollish hill: Maryland Real Estate Market Update - April 2023 - 04/21/23 10:20 AM
Maryland Real Estate Market Update - April 2023
Is this a spring market?The weather outside feels like spring, and the spring market is slowly easing its way in for 2023. Low inventory means that people are waiting to win a home before putting theirs on the market and we have a delay of sorts.
There are also buyers who are hesitant - whether the interest rates put a wrench in their search or the lack of things to look at makes them want to wait, the common phrase we've been hearing is, "I love it! Let me know if anyone else is making … (3 comments)

dana hollish hill: In honor of Jimmy Carter... - 04/11/23 09:31 AM
In Honor of Jimmy CarterI was saddened to hear that Jimmy Carter was going into hospice. Whether you agree with his politics or approved of his job as President of the United State, I think most people agree that Jimmy Carter is a good person. 
His work with Habitat for Humanity has always been an inspiration to me. When I was a high school kid in New Jersey, my church group spent a weekend volunteering in Trenton. We worked in the soup kitchen, organized clothes  in the donation closet, and because we weren't old enough to build, we worked to rip out … (12 comments)

dana hollish hill: DC Real Estate - Market Update for February 2023 - 03/01/23 09:02 AM
Wondering what's happening with real estate in Washington DC? Here are the numbers for January 2023.
What's TrendingNotice that New Listings and Pending Sales are up this month over last month, but both are down compared to last year. Closed Sales are down from last month, and from last year. We often see a drop because of the winter holidays when people are busy and not buying homes in December. 
Winter PricingPrices are down from last year as well as from last month to this month. While we generally see lower prices in Washington DC in January and February, this year sales decreased … (4 comments)

dana hollish hill: Montgomery County Real Estate - Market Update for February 2023 - 03/01/23 08:39 AM
Wondering what's happening with real estate in Montgomery County Maryland? Here are the numbers for January 2023.
What's TrendingNotice that New Listings and Pending Sales are up this month over last month, but both are down compared to last year. Closed Sales are down from last month, land from last year. We often see a drop because of the winter holidays.
Winter PricingThere isn't much of a surprise that prices are up from last year. We saw huge escalations in price in 2022. The prices dropped from December to January. Again not a surprise. Interest rates made some buyers nervous and the active … (3 comments)

dana hollish hill: Maryland Real Estate Market Update - December 2022 - 01/17/23 10:46 AM
Curious about the real estate Market? 
Since I'm getting tons of questions about it, I think you are! The deluge of news about interest rates and recession have made many buyers take a pause. Let's take a look at what's been happening in Maryland in the month of December.
When you look at December 2022 compared to December 2021, you'll notice that the number of homes that sold is down by 41.9% which is a significant difference. The average sales price is about the same as a year ago increasing by only 0.2%.
It appears that the number of homes under contract, the number … (1 comments)

dana hollish hill: Donate to Cancer Research this Giving Tuesday - 11/29/22 06:47 PM
It's #GivingTuesdayYou know. After Thanksgiving, and Black Friday, there's Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and then...Giving Tuesday.
It's day to donate to charities. Well, I'm involved with a service sorority that raises money for cancer research. Each chapter raises money and then we have a national convention where we vote on doctors doing revolutionary research and we give them money to work toward cures. 
Last year we raised and awarded $380,000 to 6 doctors. 
My sisters made a video about why we joined Phi Beta Psi. Perhaps you'll consider making a tax-deductible donation today. 
 
 
Thank you in advance,
Dana
Upsilon Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Psi
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dana hollish hill: Maryland Real Estate - Market Update for October 2022 - 11/21/22 10:40 AM
Curious about what's happening in real estate? I know you are. Interest rates are up, and there are so many predictions in the media that it's difficult to know what is happening now. Believe me, it's not all doom and gloom.
Let's focus on Maryland for a moment. 
As you can see, less units sold in October 2022 than in October 2021. Inventory has been very tight so that is not at all surprising. Both the average and median price increased this year over last year. Pending and Active listings are down as well. Again, not surprising. And the months of inventory is exactly … (3 comments)

dana hollish hill: Homes Sell Fast in Falls Church - 06/10/21 04:21 PM
This beautifully maintained Falls Church home went live Thursday and went Under Contract on Tuesday. My team of agents at JPAR Stellar Living did an excellent job getting this home ready, staged, photographed, marketed and SOLD. 
 
 
Although this is a seller's market due to the incredibly low inventory of homes for sale, this week we saw a lot more listings hit the market. Buyers had choices. 
 
Each spring the National Capital Area has a period of low inventory so what we're seeing is not unusual. However, this year it seemed longer. I suspect some of the delay had to do with concerns about … (2 comments)

dana hollish hill: Charred Oak Estates Market Report - June 2020 - 08/06/20 03:14 PM
Charred Oak Estates Market Report
Bethesda, MD
June 2020
  
Curious about what's going on with real estate in Charred Oak Estates and how the pandemic has impacted home sales?
 
Let's look at the numbers:
 
  
As you can see from the charts, the numbers of Sold properties is steady and number of New Pending properties for June is above the 5-year average for June while the number of Active Listings is below that of the 5-year average.
 
  
 
June's inventory of homes for sale was a bit lower than the 5-year average with a 0 months inventory on the market. The number of new listings entering the market in June was also below the 5-year average. The uncertaintly around the pandemic may be part of the reason. 
 
Are … (1 comments)

dana hollish hill: Charred Oak Estates Market Report - April 2020 - 05/31/20 05:07 PM
Charred Oak Estates Market Report
Bethesda, MD
April 2020
  
Curious about what's going on with real estate in Charred Oak Estates and how the pandemic may be impacting sales?
 
Let's look at the numbers:
 
  
As you can see from the charts, the numbers of Sold properties is up and number of New Pending properties for April is below the 5-year average for April while the number of Active Listings was double that of the 5-year average.
 
 
 
April's inventory of homes for sale was a bit lower than the 5-year average with a 0 months inventory on the market. The number of new listings entering the market in April was also below the 5-year average. This was likely called by the changing … (3 comments)

dana hollish hill: Finishing out 2018 with some FUN! - 09/23/18 08:48 PM
It's all about natural lighting...
Once the School Year starts and the deluge of back-to-school nights, volunteer requests, and homework begins, I know it won't be long until after work means DARK and a majority of my home showings will have to be during the day or on the weekend. Though it is possible to show a home in the dark, it's almost impossible for a buyer to make a decision on a home in the dark. 
Looking forward to the fourth quarter and there are a lot of things planned for Hollish Hill Group and they definitely revolve around holidays. 
 
Halloween - a spooktacular event
Halloween is … (12 comments)

dana hollish hill: Do you Farm Your Kid's School Community? - 09/09/18 10:08 PM
Moms & Dads - The kids are back in school. Woo Hoo! It's time to reconnect with the school community after a summer apart. Requests for donations, signatures, volunteers, and sponsorships are filling your email folder and your childrens' backpacks. 
Maximize the Return on Your Investment of Money and Volunteer Hours JOIN US for a MASTERMIND on Leveraging Your School Community. Discover Which Volunteer Slots Get the Biggest Bang for your Time?Learn the Boundaries you should not cross at school events.Find Out What has and hasn't worked.Expert Panel Features:
 
Lunch Served at 1:30, Panel Begins at 2:00. Bring your questions and success stories to share.
Please Register HERE.
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dana hollish hill: What is Your Bethesda Home Worth? - 08/19/18 04:09 PM
Bethesda (20817) Market Report for July 2018
Do you have a detached single family home in the the 20817 zip code of Bethesda, Maryland? Are you curious what it might be worth? If you are trying to decide when and if you should put your home on the market, take a look at this market report for your neighborhood. 
Fewer Houses - Selling Faster - For Less
In 20817, the median sold price for Detached properties for July was $870,250, representing a decrease of 13% compared to last month and a decrease of 17.6% from Jul 2017. The average days on market for units sold in July was 40 days, 21% below the 5-year … (2 comments)

dana hollish hill: Cup of Joe Report - Please & Thank You - 07/15/18 11:33 AM
I know I usually focus my attention on coffee shops in the DC Metropolitan area, but this little place made me change my mind. There were so many remarkable things about this coffee shop that I simply had to take some pictures and write it up. 
Loud Music, No Decaf
One of the other basketball moms heard about my two-minute rule and recommended I try a little diner called Wild Eggs. When we arrived, there was a pretty long waiting list. Even though they offered free coffee while you wait, we had passed a shop with the words, "loud music, no decaf" and it looked worth investigating. My … (3 comments)

dana hollish hill: Need Negotiation Advice? - 06/20/18 01:10 PM
Inventory is low and buyers are out in full force competing in DC's hot seller's market. Many buyers are trying to go it alone without the help of a real estate professional. They are relying on data from the internet and anaecdotes they've heard from friends. What they really need is a real estate professional who knows how to negotiate.
What Buyers Need
In addition to needing help preparing their offers, buyers need help negotiating. And they should be looking to experienced agents to help them WIN their next home. Agents who are workig full time to understand that market, the trends, and the competition.
 
There … (2 comments)

dana hollish hill: Escape DC Without Leaving the City - 06/01/18 09:37 AM
Life in DC can be stressful! Wouldn't it be nice to leave work each day and escape the city without leaving the city? 
Take a look at this JUST LISTED home FOR SALE in PETWORTH.
 
As you approach this quiet, one-way block in Petworth, you realize how peaceful it is. It's hard to believe you're walking distance to 2 Metro Stations in Washington DC. When you reach 118 Varnum Street NW, you'll see the colorful flowers in bloom in the front garden and the inviting front porch. 
As you enter the home you'll notice the open plan of this extra wide rowhouse and the gorgeous hardwood … (6 comments)

dana hollish hill: Small Business Week in DC - 05/04/18 06:24 AM
It's small business week. What are you doing to support small and local businesses?
I've been highlighting some of the local business owners who are members of Tenleytown Main Street on my blog. To kick off the interviews, I posted a video. 
Over the next few weeks I posted my mini interviews. 
First I posted an interveiw with Raúl Echevarría of CommuniKids called Creating Global Citizens of Tomorrow.
Next I posted my interview with Joseph Oh of Coffee Nature called Coffee That Doesn't Need Sugar.
Then I posted my interview with Myrna Sislen of Middle C Music called Here At The Pleasure of the Neighborhood
It has been a joy getting to know my business neighbors. If you are a … (2 comments)

dana hollish hill: ...something new, something borrowed... - 03/10/18 07:17 AM
Tenleytown Main Street Membership
With all the media hype encouraging holiday shopping each year, most people know that the Friday after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. And with all the Internet ads you're probably aware that the Monday after Thanksgiving is known as Cyber Monday. Did you know that the Saturday after Thanksgiving is known as Small Business Saturday?
Last October was a great month for my brokerage, my team, and for me. We had just launched our new office and joined a local business organization called Tenleytown Main Street. Last Small Business Saturday, Tenleytown Main Street organized a ribbon cutting, welcoming us to the neighborhood. I even got to hold the big … (1 comments)

dana hollish hill: Do you like looking at numbers? - 01/14/18 09:37 AM
Adding it up
If you're like me, you enjoy reading factoids, info-graphics and statistics. Especially when the numbers or results are relevant to you. If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in Virginia, and are curious to know what has been happening in the real estate market in Virginia and what the trends tell us. In Virginia, you have many of these statistics available to you online. 
I recently noticed that the National Association of Realtors links to state resources for housing statistics and Virginia's link goes to a great page with monthly and quarterly Market Reports. The latest report is for November 2017. 
 
Looking at the data
These … (1 comments)

 
Dana Hollish Hill, REALTOR * Broker * Coach (Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living)

Dana Hollish Hill

REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Bethesda, MD

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Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living

Address: 800 Frederick Avenue, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877

Mobile: 202.271.5301

Author Bio: Dana Hollish Hill is an experienced real estate professional licensed in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia. She serves as REALTOR®, Broker & Coach at JPAR Stellar Living



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