Top 6 Maryland Suburbs with Highest Price Appreciation

September 13, 2020Real Estate & Local News

Local real estate website UrbanTurf identified the six Maryland suburbs that have seen the highest home price appreciation in 2020: #1 – Mount Rainier (17.7% increase) • 2019 Median Home Price: $395,000 • 2020 Median Home Price: $465,000 #2 – Takoma Park (16.8% increase) • 2019 Median Home Price: $445,000 • 2020 Median Home Price: … Read More

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

September 5, 2020Real Estate & Local News

With the fall season quickly approaching, now is the best time to get your home in shape before shorter days and the cold weather make outdoor work difficult. Below are some home maintenance ideas to help prepare your home for the upcoming seasons: Exterior – Fertilize and reseed your lawn—during the fall, grass roots grow … Read More

5 New Outdoor Bars & Restaurants Around DC

August 29, 2020DC/MD/VA Events

Rumi’s Kitchen 640 L St NW Acclaimed chef/owner Ali Mesghali has brought his Atlanta-based Persian restaurant to DC, featuring dishes such as mezze, marinated kebabs, rice dishes, and stews. Enjoy the outdoor patio space by reserving via OpenTable; carryout and dining room seating are also available. Pizzeria Pupatella 1801 18th St NW The long-awaited DC … Read More

DC Real Estate Market Update: July 2020

August 11, 2020Real Estate & Local News

The DC metro real estate market maintained its momentum in July, as interest rates ended the month at 2.99% and unemployment held below the national average. July marked a ten-year high for median sales prices in the DC region, with the median sales price rising nearly 13% year-over-year to $530,000. The previous ten-year high for … Read More

Montgomery County Approves Redevelopment of Westfield Montgomery Mall

August 3, 2020Real Estate & Local News

The Montgomery County Planning Board unanimously approved a major overhaul of the Westfield Montgomery Mall, located in Bethesda, that will yield 2.9 million square feet of new retail space and 717 residences. The project is led by developer Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), which owns the mall. Construction will occur in three phases. The initial phase includes construction … Read More

Reopened DC Museums

July 27, 2020DC/MD/VA Events

Following months of closures due to the pandemic, many DC museums are beginning to reopen with enhanced safety measures and capacity limitations in place. Please note that masks are required, and many of these sites require visitors to reserve timed-entry passes; it is recommended that you check each venue’s protocols prior to visiting to ensure … Read More

DC Real Estate Market Update: June 2020

July 20, 2020Real Estate & Local News

June marked a record high for DC-area home sales, with 6,046 pending sales for the month, up 17.7% from May, marking the highest level for pending sales in a decade. The number of newly listed homes rose 16.2%, and total active listings fell roughly 5.0%. With inventory levels remaining constrained, the median price of homes … Read More

The CARES Act – Resources for Homeowners

July 13, 2020Real Estate & Local News

If you are unable to meet your mortgage obligations due to COVID-19-related circumstances, notify your mortgage lender or servicer as soon as possible to discuss your options. Check your most recent monthly statement for your mortgage lender or servicer’s contact information. Homeowners with reduced income may qualify for mortgage relief under the federal Coronavirus Aid, … Read More

D.C. Real Estate Market Update

July 9, 2020Real Estate & Local News

Housing market activity picked up in the D.C. area in May, with the number of homes that went under contract rising nearly 34% from April, and the number of new listings increasing more than 12%. Compared to May 2019, pending sales and new listings are 7.5% lower, but the acceleration of activity suggests buyer and … Read More