North Hills Of Sligo (Silver Spring, MD)
North Hills Of Sligo (Silver Spring, MD) Real Estate News
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Open House: 9506 Sutherland Road in Silver Spring, MD
Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
9506 Sutherland Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 Open House Sunday, June 8th 1 to 4 pm Champagne taste?  Beer budget?  This brick center-hall colonial home could be the best bubbly you'll find, priced at $639,000. It's located in North Hills, a close in neighborhood just off Colesville Road, and a five minute ride-on bus trip to the Silver Spring Metro. The home has a great floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths.  There is  south-facing family room with a charming view from a large picture window.  The kitchen has been updated with dark wood cabinets and granite counters, and there is an HVAC system was installed this past January. And your dog will love this place!  It's a quick walk to Sligo Creek Park and, if golf's your thing, there's the Sligo Creek Golf Course. Come see it for yourself at tomorrow's Open House.  If you can't make this Open, call me (or your buyer's agent if you have one) to see it by appointment. Patricia Kennedy Evers & Company Real Estate 202-549-5167 Subscribe in a reader
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Pricing: maybe it really is rocket science?
Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
This weekend, I've got a new listing coming on.  And the search is on for the magic number, that perfect asking price - not too high.  Not too low.  Just right. It should be easy.  Just look at the comps.  But they are all over the map. This home is in a close-in suburb that dates back to the 1940's, and over the years each home has had some owner or owners add their own "special" touch.  And unlike the cookie cutter approach that characterizes many suburban neighborhoods, this one is pretty architecturally diverse. This is the kind of neighborhood that gives the online pricing sites fits.  For the past six months, I've been tracking the sales pretty closely.  And I invited my office to a pricing party.   Then I did a side-by-side comparison that got down to the picky differences among the various comps. And I had a long conversation with the listing agent of one that sold on the very low side.  And she shared the feedback she got on hers - a similar house with a whole lot of steps to the front door from the street.  That got thumbs down from people with small children and from folks like me who are knee challenged.  It also had pet and smoke issues and backed up to a busy street. My listing is a pretty center hall brick colonial, a style that is very popular with DC area buyers.  It's sits on a tree-lined street with lots of lovely landscaping up and down the block.  The current owners have kept it up beautifully, and it's one of those rare homes that hasn't had smokers or pets to create interesting smells or scratched up or stained wood floors. And while the house is a bit more than the recent comp with cat and smoke issues, it's a good bit less than some of the others.  So, not too high.  Not too low. Just right?  Dang!  I sure do hope so! Man!  This is rocket science.Subscribe in a reader
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