Gaithersburg Home for Sale for $450,000

Updated Kitchen in Gaithersburg Home

19907 Castlebar Terrace in Gaithersburg will soon be for sale for only $450,000.

This 3 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom home has a beautifully updated and open kitchen.

Updated Kitchen in Gaithersburg home.

Updated kitchen opens up to family room.

This home is move-in ready for you.

Close to major roads and shopping, yet private.

Call or text Mark Fitzpatrick to see this Coming Soon home: 240-687-2650.

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Gaithersburg Home for Sale for $450,000

Updated Kitchen in Gaithersburg Home

19907 Castlebar Terrace in Gaithersburg will soon be for sale for only $450,000.

This 3 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom home has a beautifully updated and open kitchen.

Updated Kitchen in Gaithersburg home.

Updated kitchen opens up to family room.

This home is move-in ready for you.

Close to major roads and shopping, yet private.

Call or text Mark Fitzpatrick to see this Coming Soon home: 240-687-2650.

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Home Inspection issues | Who takes care of what?

Home Inspection
What does Seller pay for?  What does Buyer pay for?

1) The inspector comes out for inspection during winter.  The a/c compressor can’t be run when it’s below a certain temperature.  Home Inspector won’t turn it on and therefore can’t verify that it’s working.

2) Inspector goes up on ladder to check roof.  Wait, there’s frost on the roof.  Inspector refuses to walk up there.  Roof doesn’t get proper inspection.

3) House has a sump pump in the basement.
There’s a pvc tube lying across the top of the enclosure cap.  Inspector says he can’t open the cap to check if pump is working correctly.

These are all scenarios I have recently run into with my clients.  The first, I represented the Buyers.  The other two, I represented the Sellers.

In my many years of working with Sellers and Buyers, there still isn’t a clear definitive answer to give you with certain issues.  New ones come up specific to every sale. It comes down to knowing what’s expected of Seller and Buyer, and beyond that making a reasonable compromise to get it done.  The seller wants the buyer to get a great home, and the buyer just wants a solid home in working order.

Remember, real estate is negotiable.  At least, before you agree to terms in writing.
#1 above, there’s not much anyone can do while the weather is too cold.  An agreement will need to be put in place that addresses the a/c compressor and potential problems. Is it a new unit with a warranty? is it an older unit? The specifics will help determine which path I’ll suggest to my client. It’s possible we’ll hold $ in escrow to be released upon satisfactory inspection of the unit, and enough held, so unit will be fixed if not working.
With both #1 and #2 above, we’ll need to watch the weather closely to see if we get a break in temperature to get Inspector back out to the home before closing.
#3, we’ll weigh the age of the pump and any warranties… most likely we’re going to have seller get us access. Even if this means hiring someone to remove section of pvc that’s in the way. and then fix back the way it was.

As a buyer a good rule of thumb is to make sure safety and structural issues are addressed.  It is reasonable that you want to purchase a good home, in working order. All appliances and utilities working correctly.  Whether it’s you or any other buyer, this seller will be expected to deliver a solid home.  Unless of course you got a discount worked into your price accepting a certain condition of the home.
Aesthetics or potential problems are just that.  It’s a good idea to get a Home Warranty especially if some of the utilities are older.  You’ll have spent a good deal just to get into the home.  Last thing you need is an unexpected significant expense.

As a seller, you will need to make sure the Inspector can access your home. The inspector is not going to move all the filled moving boxes you have stacked around the utilities.  Make sure Inspector can access the attic, all appliances, electric panels, heating/cooling units, and that all the utilities are on.  If property is vacant and you’ve turned them off, the inspector is not going to light any pilot lights on your stove or your gas fireplaces.  Remove any dishes and clothes from dishwasher and washing machine, these will be run as well.  Make sure the water & electricity are on.
Keep pets locked up, and ideally, you should NOT be there with inspector and buyer.  I’ve seen it work great when the seller was there, they were able to answer a lot of questions.  I’ve also seen it not go well, and the seller was defensive and had something to say about anything negative found by the Inspector.  Best advice is to not be there.

Questions will surely be asked later that day, from our notes.  We will have a 2nd set of questions once we get the Inspection Report delivered. This typically comes back within 48 hours max, of inspection completed.

BJ Matson, Realtor®
Home Buying Advisor • RE/MAX
301-881-8900 text
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Trotters Glen – Olney, Maryland

Trotter’s Glen
new homes

Luxury home neighborhood under construction.  Several sites are complete, but Lots remain available. This was the Trotter’s Glen golf course nestled back in the southern part of Olney.

Going north on Georgia Avenue, you’ll make your first right after you cross over the ICC bridge, onto Batchellors Forest Road.

You’ll first see the golf course and homes on your right, then more homes once you make a left onto Seabiscuit Drive. The starting price has been around 1.2 mil.  These homes are designed with about 4,000 – 6,000 square feet and are on large lots, ranging from 3/4 to 2 acres.  Underground utilities… thus no ugly utility poles!
I have listed below many of the features that come with these Toll Brothers’ homes.

See pics below…

 

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luxury features & upgrades Toll Brothers, Olney

 

BJ Matson, Realtor®
Home Buying Advisor • RE/MAX
301-881-8900 text
★★★★★ Client Reviews 

 

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Kensington Homes For Sale — Tear Downs

A Drive Through Kensington’s Parkwood Drive…

In today’s blog, you go for a short ride along Parkwood Drive in Kensington, MD and some of the side streets.

This area is very hot now for taking the old, original, small rambler homes and tearing them down or cutting off the top and building up and back off the original brick house.

Watch the video, and certainly call me if you’d like to explore this option.

 

Mark Fitzpatrick
RE/MAX Town Center
12505 Park Potomac Avenue
Potomac, Maryland 20854
240-687-2650  call/text

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Walt Whitman School Home For Sale ONLY $435,000

3 Bedroom + 2 Bathroom in Whitman School District…

And YES, It’s ONLY $435,000

 

The opportunity to own a home where elementary thru high school the schools are all rated 10 out of 10 is rare enough. But to do it in the Bethesda or Potomac area for ONLY $435,000 is even rarer.

Walk, jog, or bike to the C&O Canal trails. A few minutes to River Road, Falls Road, 495, 270, and every access point that gets you to downtown Bethesda, DC, Tyson’s Corner, or Rockville.

All this with as peaceful a setting just outside of your front door as you could ask for.

Jump on this opportunity now before it’s gone.

Call Mark Fitzpatrick: 240-687-2650 and schedule a private showing today…

(while you still can)

 

Mark Fitzpatrick
RE/MAX Town Center
12505 Park Potomac Avenue
Potomac, Maryland 20854
240-687-2650  call/text

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6403 Marjory Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817

NEW Whitman School District Home For Sale…

6403 Marjory Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817 — $739,900

The Bethesda home gives you super quick access to downtown Bethesda Row, Washington, D.C., Rockville, Tyson’s Corner, and more. It takes about 30 seconds to get to River Road, but this home is tucked away on a quiet street. You can walk to Merrimack Park and play tennis or swim at the Merrimack Pool.

The backyard has plenty of space for expansion and relaxing…

With 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms — including one fully remodeled already, you can move in and enjoy this home now. The kitchen was remodeled and original hardwood floors cover the entire main living level.

Schedule a time to see this home today.

Call listing agent Mark Fitzpatrick: 240-687-2650.

 

Mark Fitzpatrick
RE/MAX Town Center
12505 Park Potomac Avenue
Potomac, Maryland 20854
240-687-2650  call/text

 

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