hollish hill group: What happened in Maryland in April 2021? - 05/26/21 08:04 AM
Curious about the housing market and what happened in April 2021?
Well, let's take a look at the lovely infographic that Maryland REALTORS puts out each month. 
As you can see, sales and prices have gone up from 2020, the year of Covid uncertainty. Inventory, however, is down. Even though there is low inventory, sales are rising and this trend seems to be continuiung. Now is a great time to be a seller.
Curious about the numbers for you neighborhood in Maryland, DC or Virginia? Give me a call and I'll send you a more localized report.

hollish hill group: Is your house ready for the cold weather? - 03/02/20 11:11 AM
One winter weekend morning, my family was surprised by an early morning knock at the door. It was our neighbors who had noticed that the holly bush in front of our home looked like a giant ice sculpture. Our front hose bib had not been winterized and the pipe froze and burst. We were lucky that the leak was under our front porch and outside of our home. It could have been much worse.
You want to avoid this happening...
During most home inspections, I've heard the home inspector talk about winterizing the hose bibs of your home as part of home maintenance. Here is … (2 comments)

hollish hill group: Retiring or Downsizing? Move to Leisure World - 11/07/19 08:56 AM
Are you thinking about selling your home to move into something smaller and easier to maintain? Are you curious what your home is worth? Not sure where you might live next?
Consider Leisure World!
If you're thinking about staying in the area, consider Leisure World. This age-restricted, gated, adult living community in Silver Spring, Maryland offers a wide variety of property styles that may meet your needs. Take a look at this market report for a properties in Leisure World of Silver Spring, Maryland. 
Condos and Co-ops
In Leisure World, Silver Spring, MD, the median sold price for Condo & Coop properties for September was $192,500, representing a decrease of 30% compared to last … (0 comments)

hollish hill group: FREE First Time Investor Panel - January 17th, 6PM - 01/10/19 04:17 AM
You probably know someone who is renting out a part of their home on AirBNB or who is renting out an investment property. The news is buzzing about the new Amazon HQ2 and online viewings in that area have skyrocketed. Have you ever wondered how to get started investing in real estate, but weren't sure who to ask?
I'd like to invite you to a free panel discussion to learn the Do's and Don't's of investing in real estate and to meet some amazing experts who help investors every day.
Curious how to get rent part or all of your property on … (1 comments)

hollish hill group: 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)

hollish hill group: Downsizing? Consider Leisure World. - 08/20/18 01:59 PM
Are you thinking about selling your home to move into something smaller and easier to maintain? Are you curious what your home is worth? Not sure where you might live next?
Consider Leisure World!
If you're thinking about staying in the area, consider Leisure World. This age-restricted, gated, adult living community in Silver Spring Maryland offers a wide variety of property styles that may meet your needs. Take a look at this market report for a properties in Leisure World of Silver Spring, Maryland. 
Condos and Co-ops
In Leisure World, Silver Spring, MD, the median sold price for Condo & Coop properties for July was $170,000, representing a decrease of 13.5% compared to … (7 comments)

hollish hill group: 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)

hollish hill group: 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)

hollish hill group: 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)

hollish hill group: Emergency Weather? - The Aftermath - 03/20/18 02:55 PM
As someone who was born and raised in Northern Ohio, I am one of the many adults who cannot believe how many snow days my county allows each year. I feel like people get worked up into a frenzy each time a weather forecaster predicts the possibility of snow.
Recent Emergency Weather
I recently wrote an ActiveRain post titled Emergency Weather?, where I discuss waking up shocked that school was canceled and then slowly discover why. 
During that storm many homes were damaged by trees blown over by the wind, without power for several days, or inaccessible due to road closings and work crews. We lost power for a … (0 comments)

hollish hill group: ...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)

hollish hill group: 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)

hollish hill group: How much will I get for my home? - 01/08/18 04:39 AM
Thinking about selling your home?
If you're like me, you're curious about how much your home is worth. Whether you're planning to sell your home, thinking about refinancing your home, or dreaming about an addition or upgrade to your home, knowing the current value of your home is helpful information to have.  
As an experienced real estate professional, I have the answers to your questions. I begin by looking at the data. 
Let's start with the competition by looking at Inventory
Take a look at the Inventory chart below which calculates the amount of homes on the market based on how long it takes them to sell. The black indicator … (0 comments)

hollish hill group: The Power of Words - 01/05/18 08:56 PM
I recently heard a discussion of real estate agents focused on choosing the tagline or phrase that differentiates them from all the other agents. It made me think I should explain the process I went through and why I selected the words that make up the Hollish Hill Group tagline.
There are so many words to choose from and it's difficult to decide how to describe who you are, what you do and what you offer is a clean and concise way. 
Take a look at my full post titled the Power of Words. I hope you enjoy it. 
If you have any quesions, feel free to give me a call.

hollish hill group: 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)

hollish hill group: 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)

hollish hill group: 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)

hollish hill group: 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, REALTOR * Broker * Coach (Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living)

Dana Hollish Hill

REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Bethesda, MD

More about me…

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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