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: Thankful for the Wonderful Walking Women - 11/27/17 09:02 AM
I live in an amazing neighborhood.
There are so many great things about living in Charred Oak Estates, a tree-lined neighborhood in West Bethesda. I was first attracted to this neighborhood by the large wooded lots. The winding roads, the circles and the hills were also appealing. In the spring, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, the neighborhood looks and smells fantastic. 
The schools have very high ratings, it's convenient to a handful of grocery stores and shopping areas and you can get into Washington DC, or Virginia, or anywhere on the beltway easily. 
The thing I am most thankful for when it … (1 comments)

dana hollish hill: How's the Market in October 2017? - 10/26/17 08:38 AM
In September,  I told you how I've changed the way I answer this question over my years in real estate. 
 
How's the Real Estate Market Right Now?
It's a question that varies neighborhood by neighbor and also varies by housing type so it's typically difficult to answer it quickly and accurately. Here is a video that provides a very broad answer.
 
This Month in Real Estate
Here is a look at some national real estate data:
As you can see, these numbers are national in focus. They may, or may not line up with the local real estate market in the DC Area, or in your … (1 comments)

dana hollish hill: Charred Oak Estates Market Report - July 2017 - 09/07/17 09:47 AM
Charred Oak Estates Market Report
Bethesda, MD
July 2017
 
 
Curious about what's going on with real estate in Charred Oak Estates?
 
Let's look at the July numbers:

As you can see from the charts, the numbers of Sold and Pending properties this July were three times the 5-year average for July while the number of Active Listings was equal to the 5-year average.
 

July's inventory of homes for sale was a bit higher than the 5-year average with a 3 month inventory on the market. The number of new listings entering the market in July 2017 is a bit below the 5-year average. 
 
Are you curious about what … (1 comments)

dana hollish hill: Perfect Home for Year-Round Entertaining - 03/30/17 07:58 AM
Welcome Home!
Are you looking for a home that is perfect for year-round entertaining? You have come to the right place. 
Drive up to 8712 Seven Locks Road in Charred Oak Estates in Bethesda, Maryland, to a grand, brick-front colonial. As you pull into the two-car garage to park your car you'll notice additional parking spaces along the side of the driveway making it easy for you to easily entertain many guests. 
 
 
Ever think about getting a dog? 
Take a look and notice that the back yard is fully fenced. 
 
Looking for outdoor storage?
Property includes a shed within the fenced back yard. 
 
 
Step Inside
Enter the double front doors to an entrance foyer … (4 comments)

dana hollish hill: Cup of Joe Report - Three Fifty in Dupont Circle, DC - 10/16/16 01:54 AM
Cup of Joe Report - Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar in Dupont Circle, DC
My brokerage, Keller Williams Capital Properties, has a Business Office at 1918 18th Street NW in Washington DC. Whenever I have a meeting there and try to find a good place to park, I often find myself circling the blocks nearby. That is precisely how I stumbled upon Three Fifty Bakery and Coffee Bar. 
This small and unassuming coffee shop seems tucked away on a quiet residential street just south of U Street. With only a few indoor seats and a dozen so so outdoor seats, it's a fairly small shop. Many patrons were working on laptops or paperwork … (0 comments)

dana hollish hill: Frequently Asked Appraisal Questions - 09/18/16 07:57 AM
Around the office, and on several online real estate groups in which I participate, I've been hearing a lot of questions about appraisals. Ranging from the typical, "What do I do if the appraisal comes in low?" and the "Should we remove the appraisal contingency to be more competitive?" to the "What should I
prepare for the appraiser?" questions. While I can answer some of them. I thought it made sense to contact a trained professional who could get it to us straight.
 
Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Appraisals, But Were Afriad to Ask
 
In my post titled "Everything You Ever Wanted … (3 comments)

dana hollish hill: Move-in Ready Beauty in Kensington, Maryland - 02/09/16 12:29 PM

 
When you arrive at 4403 Westbook Lane in the Martin's Addition to Chevy Chase View in Kensington, Maryland you will find a beautifully maintained, brick cape cod home with a great stamped concrete driveway to the right. As you take the walkway to the front door, notice the newer roof with architectual shingles and and the deep front porch. 
 
Inside the front door you'll enter the living room and notice the gleeming refinished hardwood floors and freshly painted walls. Both the exterior and interior have recently been painted, including all trim. 
To the right, you can enter the separate dining room, which has wall space from … (5 comments)

dana hollish hill: Mid-Century Modern Townhouse Condo in Bethesda - 11/29/15 11:48 PM
 
When you arrive at 5220 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, you'll find there is one assigned parking space, a second unassigned space, and plenty of additional parking for visitors. Owners with 2 cars, have no trouble finding parking. You may also notice that the exterior of the home has been freshly painted.  
When you approach the front door to this mide-entury modern townhouse, you have no idea that the inside of this contemporary condo has been remodeled from top to bottom. You may notice the new mailbox, front door and new hardware.
From your first step inside the front door, you can see how … (6 comments)

dana hollish hill: Buy or Rent? That is the question. - 07/14/15 04:20 AM
Not sure if you should buy or rent?
There are several ways to come up with an answer to this question. You have to start by asking yourself a few very important questions. 
 
Will you be financing the home?
Of course your financial situation may dictate which options are available to you so it's important to talk with a great loan officer to get pre-approved. Sometimes this process identifies problems with you credit that you had no idea existed, like a past medical bill or overdue parking tickets. It's best to get an good understanding of your credit situation before starting the home buying … (8 comments)

dana hollish hill: Screaming FOR Kids - 10/29/14 02:40 AM
Screaming FOR Kids
I don't know if you like Halloween as much as I do, but if you do you need to go and scream for kids. 
What am I talking about? You could spend a frightening evening at Field of Screams in Olney screaming your head off and the money you spend to get in supports the Olney Boys and Girls Club. It's that simple.
There are several attractions at Field of Screams. Go visit Scream City and you'll find all four. 
The first is their haunted mansion called tbe Lusion Manor. I took my kids last year and they were … (4 comments)

dana hollish hill: Woo Hoo! - First Day of School - 08/24/14 11:45 PM
Woo Hoo! - First Day of School
We know that kids are excited and nervous about the end of their summer break and the beginning of a new school experience, but the first day of school is also a big day for parents. Once they stop doing their "Happy Dance" as the bus pulls away, parents return to the more structured, predictable school year. 

It's not that parents don't like summer. Many families enjoy wonderful vacations and fun-filled adventures during the season. There are beach trips, road trips, swim teams, a variety of camps, etc. But at least for the parents of kids in public … (3 comments)

 
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