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Townhomes Emerge from Old Montrose Christian School 

Brand NEW townhomes in the North Quarter development. These new North Bethesda Townhomes are built on what used to be the Montrose Christian School and church.

If you know your basketball, this was the place where Kevin Durant played his high school basketball. These are modern style Townhomes that with some of the models incorporate the rooftop terraces that have become very popular.

There are four models to choose from: Langston, Boyd, Chase, and the Montrose. Prices start in the low $600,000 range, but you can expect to pay closer to $700,000 and higher for the larger models. And then of course it always depends on the upgrades you go with in your selection. This is something we can

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Watch Stunning Sunsets Every Night

North Bethesda Condos for Sale

Act now and you can enjoy the stunning sunset views from your new 1-bedroom condo at The Sterling. Convenience is everything. 

The new Pike & Rose development is directly across the street. And so is the White Flint METRO. Harris Teeter, My Organic Market, Whole Foods, and Trader Joes are all within blocks walking distance.

Look over from the Pike & Rose restaurants, and you can actually see your condo.

Pike & Rose condos

This 1-bedroom condo at The Sterling has everything you want to live a luxury lifestyle in a secure building with quick access to all the hot spots. The unit has stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, in unit washer and dryer, and it comes with a reserved garage parking space plus a storage

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Condos

Ask any lender or real estate agent and they can explain some of the difficulties when buying a condo.

There are over 150,000 condo projects, and "...only 6.5% are approved to participate in FHA's mortgage insurance programs."  FHA can be a great way for many first time buyers to purchase their first home.  A condo most likely will be at the price most can afford.  Thus, something needed to be done with the condominium approval process.

Starting October 15 there could be between 20,000 to Bethesda condo60,000 additional units eligible through FHA.  

Here's a look at condos for sale under $400,000;

 

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350k / 5k / 2300

$5,000 needed at closing - $350,000 home - pay $2,300 a month

If your total household income is a minimum of $89,000 you may be eligible.  Below are some examples of listings that can be purchased with a total of $5,000 needed at closing.  Includes down payment and closing costs... and if you qualify, will be your estimated final amount needed to secure your loan for your new home.  
Estimated total monthly payment in many of below examples will add up to just around $2,300/month depending on amount of hoa and/or condo fees.  Monthly amount includes property taxes, condo/hoa fees, insurance... These numbers are accurate, but they are estimates, and exact figures can be calculated once a final sales price is negotiated and

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downtown Rockville Maryland condosCondo for sale in Americana Centre
Rockville, Maryland
$258,900 sales price

Did you know you may be eligible to purchase this condo in downtown Rockville for a total of $4,000 out of pocket and a total monthly payment of $2,568... this payment includes your condo fee, which includes your utilities.
Qualify for this or one of the other low down - low monthly payment scenarios listed below.
- more Rockville condos for sale


estimated total 
payment
*utilities are included!
$2,568 - 0% down (not va or usda)
$2,652 - 3% down
$2,614 - 5% down
$2,320 - 5% down special

estimated total funds needed
$4,000 - 0% down
$18,900 - 3% down (ask me how to get this down to $11,100)
$23,500 - 5% down (ask me how to get this down to $16,000)
$23,500 - 5% down special ("... 16k)

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Damascus livingHouse for sale
Damascus, Maryland
$399,900 sales price

You may be eligible to purchase this price Damascus home for a total of $5,500 out of pocket and a total monthly payment of $2,351. Qualify for this or one of the other low down - low monthly payment scenarios listed below.
- Damascus homes for sale

$399,900
estimated total 
payment - includes property taxes, mi, insurance, hoa fee;
$2,351 • 0% down (not va or usda)
$2,521 • 3% down
$2,424 • 5% down
$1,969 • 5% down special

estimated total funds needed at closing;
$5,500 • 0% down
$25,900 • 3% down (ask me how to get this down to $13,900)
$33,900 • 5% down (ask me how to get this down to $21,900)
$33,900 • 5% down special ("... $21,900)

minimum total household income needed to qualify;
$91,000 • 0% down

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Germantown Estates townhomesTownhome for sale in Germantown Estates
$369,000 sales price

Did you know you may be eligible to purchase this home for a total of $5,000 out of pocket and a total monthly payment of $2,245?
Or you may be eligible for one of the other low down low payment scenarios listed below.

 

estimated total payment
$2,245 - 0% down (not va or usda)
$2,397 - 3% down
$2,297 - 5% down
$1,904 - 5% down special

estimated total funds needed
$5,000 - 0% down
$24,000 - 3% down (ask me how to get this down to $19,000)
$31,000 - 5% down (ask me how to get this down to $26,000)
$31,000 - 5% down special ("... 26k)

minimum household income to qualify
$87,000 - 0% down
$103,000 - 3% down
$99,000 - 5% down
$82,000 - 5% down special

further cost savings
$461 - 1st time buyer

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Kevin Durant once played Basketball on top of these Townhomes

Yes, Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors, played basketball at the site of the North Quarter townhomes. The tiny Montrose Christian School was once a national high school basketball powerhouse.

But the once Montrose Christian School and church site is no more. What's emerging in 2019 is a new townhouse development by Winchester Homes called North Quarter. 

Branded as North Bethesda, these modern townhomes start in the $600,000's and will certainly push into the $700,000's if the builder can help it. After months of site development, the model homes are going up fast. As of May 20, 2019 -- they look to be just about a month out.

You can expect the typical modern townhome

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These Herbs Liven up Meals and your Property

The weather is starting to break. We will hit 70 + degrees Friday and Saturday, and the birds are super active. Now is a great time to get some early Spring planting done. Even easier, grow some herbs. They can jazz up your cooking instantly. You can also herbs to make teas.

Plus, they make a home and yard look more valuable. If you plan on selling your home soon, having an herb garden is not going to be THE key factor in selling your home for top dollar, but if you don't think some buyers - especially health conscious buyers who like greens and herbs - aren't influenced by a home that shows well and has a nice herb garden, you're missing out.

Here are my Top 8 that my family grows, and

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How to get above 100% ROI on a Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovations That Pay Off Big

Any major kitchen renovation can cost tens of thousands of dollars. And while you may love the end result, your home's valuation may not.

It's not to say you can't just renovate your kitchen because you want to. It's your house. You can do whatever you want. But if you're about to renovate your kitchen, or even pondering it - and you want to do it in a way that gives you more enjoyment, and returns your investment - how do you go about this?

For the purpose of this article, let's focus on the unusually bold claim of getting a big return on a kitchen renovation. With the average ROI of kitchen renovations (according to a multitude of renovation surveys) ranging from between 60% to 80%, it's

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