shoppingwithdana: What's Happening in Virginia? - 10/21/22 10:46 AM
Virginia's September Market Update As the interest rates increase, there are some shifts in the real estate market in Virginia. Statewide, the market has been cooling since September 2021, but counties in Northern Virginia saw some fierce competition for housing this spring and summer. September is seeing a slow down across the state. 
Take a look at the statewide numbers in this video from Virginia REALTORS®.
If you'd like to see a market report for your county, city or neighborhood, give me a call at 202-271-5301. 
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shoppingwithdana: Real Estate Monthly Market Update for September 2022 - 10/17/22 08:36 AM
Curious about what is happening in the Maryland Real Estate Market?
Maryland REALTORS® has a monthly infographic that compared September 2022 to the market in September 2022. It is important to remember that interest rates are quite a bit higher this year than they were last year so we expect to see how the interest rates impact the real estate market in Maryland. 
As you can see the market is reacting as many expected. The inventory has dropped year over year and both the average and median prices have gone up year over year. Basic supply and demand. 
We are also noticing few new … (2 comments)

shoppingwithdana: Have a real estate question? - 09/27/22 01:18 PM
Have a Real Estate Question? Ask me anything.
 
Really. How often do you get the chance to get answers to your burning questions?
As part of the Hollish Hill Group, I'm committed to Honesty, Integrity, and Service that Cannot be Better. Meaning, I'll do my very best to get an answer to your real estate questions. Even if it's an industry secret, or something agents don't typically explain to the public. Don't miss this opportunity. I usually only offer this to my clients. 
So,
Have a Real Estate Question?Ask me anything.
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shoppingwithdana: Charred Oak Estates Market Report - December 2021 - 12/16/21 07:42 PM
Charred Oak Estates Market Report
Bethesda, MD
Reporting on Activity from November 2021
 
Curious about what's going on with real estate in Charred Oak Estates and how colder weather and change in Covid protocols is impacting home sales?
Let's look at the numbers from November 2021:
  
As you can see from the charts, the numbers of Sold properties is above the 5-year average, the number of New Pending Sales is below and the number of Active Listings is within the range of that of the 5-year average. This low inventory continues to be a challenge throughout the DC Metro Area. Very few homes are sitting … (1 comments)

shoppingwithdana: Charred Oak Estates - Market Report for October 2021 - 11/29/21 11:52 AM
Charred Oak Estates Market Report
Bethesda, MD
November 2021
 
Curious about what's going on with real estate in Charred Oak Estates and colder weather and change in Covid protocols is impacting home sales?
Let's look at the numbers:
  
As you can see from the charts, the numbers of Sold properties is above the 5-year average, the number of New Pending Sales is above and the number of Active Listings is below that of the 5-year average. This low inventory continues to be a challenge throughout the DC Metro Area. Very few homes are sitting on the market.
 
  
March's inventory of homes for sale was a bit … (3 comments)

shoppingwithdana: 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)

shoppingwithdana: April 2021 Virginia Real Estate Report - 06/08/21 10:49 AM
Curious about the real estate market and what is happening in Virginia? This video by Virginia REALTORS gives you an overview of the Market in April of 2021. You may be hearing a lot in the news about the low inventory and multiple offers, but it's important to focus on the facts rather than anecdotal information.
 
 
If you are interested in information about specific citites or neighborhoods, give me a call at 202-271-5301.
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shoppingwithdana: 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.
 
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shoppingwithdana: Charred Oak Estates - Market Report for March 2021 - 04/12/21 08:24 PM
Charred Oak Estates Market Report
Bethesda, MD
March 2021
 
Curious about what's going on with real estate in Charred Oak Estates and how the vaccine roll out is impacting home sales?
Let's look at the numbers:
  
As you can see from the charts, the numbers of Sold properties is below the 5-year average, the number of New Pendings is above and the number of Active Listings is below that of the 5-year average. This low inventory is consistent throughout the DC Metro Area. Nothing is sitting on the market.
 
  
March's inventory of homes for sale was a bit lower than the 5-year average with less than … (4 comments)

shoppingwithdana: What I've learned about growing my business - 03/28/21 05:16 PM
When I first began in real estate, I worked with two very experienced men in our office who had very different, yet successful styles. 
One was very direct and was the first to pick up the phone and have a direct conversation with his clients or with agents. Everything about his marketing was direct. He hosted fun, large-scale events and smaller dinner parties at his home. He also made a customized premium item each year and hand delivered one to each of his past clients. 
His clients really liked his direct approach and referred him tons of business. He also had tons of … (15 comments)

shoppingwithdana: Has the Spring Market of 2021 Sprung? - 03/27/21 10:26 AM
How do we know when the Spring Market has sprung?
Each year there is a period of time where there are ALOT more buyers than sellers in the market. It begins on January 2nd and runs through a few weeks after the Super Bowl. Then we hit Spring Market and houses start hitting the market and we slide into Summer Market and the buyers learn what they need to do to win and we get homes sold and buyers into homes all before the school year begins. 
So what about this year? Will it be different because of the pandemic?
During 2020 there was … (5 comments)

shoppingwithdana: February 2021 Market Report - Charred Oak Estates - 03/17/21 08:04 PM
Charred Oak Estates Market Report
Bethesda, MD
February 2021
 
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 above the 5-year average, the New Pendings is below and the number of Active Listings is equal to that of the 5-year average. This low inventory is consistent throughout the DC Metro Area. 
 
  
February's inventory of homes for sale was a bit lower than the 5-year average with no months inventory on the market. The number of new listings entering … (5 comments)

shoppingwithdana: Could you do me a favor if you're able? - 03/02/21 07:50 AM
I've been preparing to teach a Fair Housing class and talking to fellow agents and many seem surprised that most of the Fair Housing complaints each year come from the same group. In fact, according to the National Fair Housing Alliance, 58.9% of the complaints alleging discrimination in 2019 were on the basis of disability.
So here's the favor I'm asking of you:
Could you spend a few extra minutes when entering a listing into your MLS and be sure to list all of the accessibility features that apply to your listing?
Simple, right? You've probably heard the expression, junk in, junk out when … (21 comments)

shoppingwithdana: Charred Oak Estates Market Report - January 2021 - 02/23/21 12:27 PM
Charred Oak Estates Market Report
Bethesda, MD
January 2021
 
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 and the number of New Pending properties for January is above the 5-year average while the number of Active Listings is below that of the 5-year average. This low inventory is consistent throughout the DC Metro Area. 
 
  
January's inventory of homes for sale was a bit lower than the 5-year average with no months inventory on the market. The number of … (5 comments)

shoppingwithdana: Where did I go? - 02/05/21 10:44 AM
After many years at the same company, I made a move to a new brokerage. You may not have heard of us, but YOU WILL.
It's JPAR Stellar Living.
JP & Associates REALTORS (JPAR - pronounced Jay-Par) is the fastest growing real estate company in the country and though it's been in other states for some time, we are bringing it to the DMV.
JPAR Stellar Living's first office is located in Gaithersburg at the Eugene B Casey Building at 800 S Frederick Ave in Suite 200.
Stop by and see us! We'd love to show you around. And yes there is an outdoor patio … (8 comments)

shoppingwithdana: What is good faith money or earnest money? - 11/18/20 07:18 AM
There seems to be some confusion around Earnest Money Deposits. Also called EMD or Good Faith Money. 
Some questions I've received include...
What is good faith money?
Where does good faith money go?
What does good faith money mean?
Do you get good faith money back?
So I thought I'd answer these questions in a video...
If you have any other questions about Earnest Money, give me a call at 202.271.5301.
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shoppingwithdana: Are residents actually migrating away from cities? - 09/18/20 08:32 AM
 
So, are people REALLY fleeing the cities because of the pandemic?
It’s been months since the first stay-in-place and social distancing orders were announced and people are finding ways to combat cabin fever – including moving.
Why are they moving? Homebuyers are looking for more dedicated office/work spaces in their homes and more private outdoor space. With the relaxing of telecommuting rules in many workplaces, many city residents are less concerned about living as close to work as they were before Covid-19. And moving further outside the city gets more space for less money which is appealing to many first time buyers.
According to the National Association … (3 comments)

shoppingwithdana: 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)

shoppingwithdana: 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)

shoppingwithdana: 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)

 
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REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Bethesda, MD

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