Montgomery County, Maryland • Local Realtor®

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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Creating Wealth through Home Ownership

Real Estate can be the best way to get on the path to real wealth.  About 90% of Millionaires are wealthy through real estate.  Whether you're ready to buy now, or, we sit down and create a specific plan now for YOU to buy in the near future... the sooner you decide to commit to this outcome the sooner you can start building Equity!  Did you know there are opportunity zones in Montgomery County?
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You hear the term 'Redlining' and the effects on lower-income neighborhoods. It's a topic frequently discussed... and we're seeing it make the news more and more. One issue, are properties within these areas that are shells or foreclosed… thus affecting the value of neighboring homes.  Appraisers need ‘sold…
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100% financing • $0 down

About six years ago I wrote the below article...  not much has changed since then.
VA loans and USDA loans are still the 2 programs that Lenders are referring to when they advertise "No money down!" or "100% financing".  It's a great headline to get you to inquire with the Lender and from there they hope to get you into a program.  Any program.

100% • There is another loan program available if your household income is under 115k.  Most of the Montgomery County area (and MD) is eligible.  No mortgage insurance, and no 2nd loan.  Of course good credit is required.  Don't forget in most scenarios there is still $ you will need to cover closing costs and/or have in reserves after closing.  It is possible to minimize this,

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My average water bill has been about $120 for every 3 month billing cycle ($40/month).

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Imagine my shock when my latest bill was over $1,000 !

water bill WTF

This happens to homeowners more than we realize.  Whether from a burst pipe while on vacation, or outdoor spigot left open, or as in my case a toilet flapper that wasn't making a complete seal.

I called WSSC and they walked me through a few steps on my Water Meter, first.  We determined the meter was working and matched their outside reading that was taken.  There was no way around it, I had to find the source of the leak and stop it.

WSSC told me to fix the issue, and to then call them back.  They allow for this to happen to their customers 1x every 3 years, and they will ADJUST the bill.  Thank God

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NEW Rockville Townhomes only Steps to Restaurants and METRO

Chapman Row Townhomes

Chapman Row at Twinbrook METRO are the first new townhomes to emerge in the vibrant and developing North Bethesda area. This enclave of townhomes would be on what I'd label the very outer edge of North Bethesda. They're a modern style you see in most of the new, urban townhome developments. 

Sizes range from 2,106 square feet to 2,315 square feet and feature 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with an optional powder room on the kitchen and living room level. The larger model size difference comes from being 2 feet wider than the smaller models. What you'll have to determine is if the layout of the bedrooms works for your situation. What a mean? Well, the 3rd floor, which is the main sleeping

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Go to ->> Maryland Dept of Assessments & Taxation website:
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The Riviera of Chevy Chase is located a half mile east from the heart of downtown Bethesda, Maryland.  This high-rise overlooks East West Highway to the North and The Capital Cresent Trail to the South. 

The building features spacious apartments, with great views from all windows and upscale light filled interiors.  Residents are met with a very cozy lobby and 24/7 front desk host. Residents also enjoy private garage parking, a roof top deck/pool with lifeguard, exercise room, sauna and a condo fee that includes all utilities. 

There is laundry on each floor, plenty of visitor parking, additional storage if needed and the building is very well managed with a friendly staff.

The Riviera has a prime location just a 5 minute walk from the shopping,

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Downtown Bethesda condos across from Trader Joes grocery store

 Adagio Condos in Bethesda

Adagio - Lifestyle & Amenities

- Adagio condos for sale
The Adagio is located at 6820 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20815. And it's conveniently located just across the street from Trader Joes and just a few blocks from Bethesda Row.

Adagio is a 92-unit condo building consisting of 1-bedroom to 3-bedroom units. The 1 bedroom units are spacious at 900 sq.', and have regularly sold recently close to $500,000. The largest 2 bedroom and the 3 bedroom units typically sell in the $1.1 - $1.3 million range. One penthouse combined two units and sold for over $3 million. It has an extraordinary private terrace. 

I wouldn't describe the building is high luxury, especially in the

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