Kensington, MD Real Estate News

          Welcome to this expanded and remodeled three bedroom, two and a half bath Colonial home located in Kensington Estates. Among its many features, please take note of all the attention to detail that was put into this home including the wonderful built-ins throughout, updated double pane windows, beautiful moldings, hardwood flooring and much more! The kitchen offers corian countertops, tons of storage space and opens out to a breakfast room with breakfast bar. Enjoy the expansive family room addition which offers a gas fireplace, gorgeous built-ins, recessed lighting and wonderful windows. The addition which was added in 2005 also features a first floor powder room and two mud room entryways on the first level. The second floor addition added a magnificent master bedroom suite w...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
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4211 Brookfield DriveKensington, Maryland        Level One: Living Room with Fireplace • 12’10” x 16’7” Updated Kitchen • new Frigidaire refrigerator (2010) • sink with disposal • Kenmore electric range • outside entrance to deck Utility Closet • new Whirlpool washer & dryer (2010) • built-in shelves Private Deck Hallway • linen closest • coat closet Bedroom # 1 • 13’5”x 10’ • closest Bedroom # 2 • 11’ x 9’10” • closet Full Bath Exterior: New Front Walkway (2010) Two New Storm Doors (2010) Private Back Deck Fenced Yard Please Note: Rent Includes Lawn Service Tenant is responsible for all utilities, gutter cleaning, light bulbs, filters, fuses, other Pets considered on case by case basis LONG & FOSTER ACCEPTS HOUSING VOUCHERS  
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By Pam Canova, Realtor, Montgomery, Frederick, Carroll Cty, MD.
(Long & Foster, Aspen Hill/Leisure World Plaza)
Kensington Market Report During the last month, 10 properties sold in the city of Kensington. The average price of these units was $646,981. Median number of bedrooms was 4 while bathrooms averaged 2 per unit. Surprisingly, days on market averaged 63 days, or a little over 2 months. The average year built was 1960 for the 10 units, while the average square footage came in at 7,153. The most expensive home sold for about $1,145,000 whereas the least expensive sold for $212,000. One home went under contract in only 5 days, and it sold for over $1 million. The most popular style of architecture was rambler/rancher (5), followed by the colonial (2). Also included were the cape cod and certain contemporary models. The majority of the units had 3 bedrooms (6), followed by 4 bedrooms (3), and ...
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Welcome to this adorable two bedroom, one bath rambler located in Capitol View Park. Among its many features, please take note of the updated kitchen with Kraftmade cabinets that opens to a light-filled family room on the back of the house. Enjoy the cozy living room with fireplace throughout the year and when Spring arrives - the large two-level deck overlooking the very private and level fenced back yard is great. Also note the wonderful wainscoting, beautifully refinished pine hardwood flooring and the recently painted interior. Other special features of this home include the transoms over the doorways and the updated double pane windows. Centrally located, you are just minutes to the Forest Glen Metro and your commute will be a breeze whether you are headed to downtown DC, Bethesda,...
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By Gary Ditto
(Long & Foster Realtors)
Welcome to this beautiful three bedroom, three bath four-level split located in Byeforde. Among its many features, this home offers an updated kitchen that opens out to a spectacular family room addition with vaulted ceilings and walls of glass. The house has been meticulously maintained by the current owners. The interior of the house has been freshly painted for the new owners and the hardwood flooring was just refinished. The lower level offers a daylight/walk out recreation room and a separate office. All the bedrooms are light filled with large closets. Don’t miss the off street parking, ample storage in the basement, as well as the wonderful privacy of being situated on a cul-de-sac. The private back deck is a great place to spend an evening when the weather gets warmer. Please le...
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Open Houses for January 31, 2010   4201 Culver Street, Kensington - $ 739,000 Open Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 1-4 pm     9304 Chanute Drive, Bethesda - $ 650,000 Open Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 1-4 pm Open by appointment.Contact 301-215-6834, 301-907-7600 or email JT Burton to schedule an appointment 9305 W. Parkhill Drive, Bethesda - $ 775,000     10007 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington - $ 649,000  
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By Pam Canova, Realtor, Montgomery, Frederick, Carroll Cty, MD.
(Long & Foster, Aspen Hill/Leisure World Plaza)
Introduction to Kensington 101 I have always liked Kensington for many reasons. First of all, there is the Mormon Temple, which is exquisite and fun to visit, especially around Christmas time. Secondly, there are the antique shops. If you enjoy shopping for antiques, you will have a ball in Kensington. Thirdly, I have belonged for many years to the Kenmont Swim and Tennis Club. For a very reasonable price, you can enjoy swimming laps, freestyling it in the general pool, or dousing your baby in the kiddie pool. Just make sure that diaper is airtight, ok? There is a large picnic area with jungle gyms and tether ball. But I digress. (Sorry, I get a little carried away about the Kenmont Club-see separate blog post). Fourthly (I think), Kensington is near Westfield Shopping Mall, or, if you ...
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By Pam Canova, Realtor, Montgomery, Frederick, Carroll Cty, MD.
(Long & Foster, Aspen Hill/Leisure World Plaza)
Monthly Market Report for Kensington, Maryland Real estate is alive and well in Kensington, Maryland. One reason may be that Kensington offers a wide variety of dwellings at a wide variety of prices; presently 39 active properties ranging in price from $199,000 to $1,999,999-that's right we're under 2 mil here so no complaints, right? The average price for these properties is $666,469; average number of bedrooms is 4; average number of baths is 3.5. Days on market range from 3 to 830. Wow! That's quite a difference, isn't it? The oldest house was built in 1898; the newest in 2010-average year built is 1961, so it is an older community generally, which gives it a lot of charm and character. Starting with the two-bedroom homes, four currently grace the market, with price tags ranging from...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Kensington MD 20895 Real Estate     Home owners and prospective purchasers want to know the trends of the real estate market. The following statistics are for the past month and are compared with the same month last year. There were 12 new listings and 9 went to pending new contracts. The sold dollar volume was up 105.44% from last year.  The number of homes sold was 15 from 8 last year. The average days on the market was 94 days from 198 days last year. The average sale price was 91.65% of the average list price. The median sold price was $515,000.   Please let us know if you need to purchase by the end of April to qualify for the tax credit. This is for first time home buyers or current owners that have owned for 5 years.   Do you qualify for a tax credit?  The Home Buyer Tax Credit n...
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GET A FREE MARKET SNAPSHOT OF YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD PLEASE SEE WWW.GARYDITTO.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PICTURES 4201 CULVER STREETKENSINGTON, MARYLAND Welcome to this wonderfully maintained three bedroom, two and a half bath front to back split level home located in Byeforde. Among its many features, this home offers wonderful light filled rooms throughout. The kitchen was completely re-done in 2000 offering beautiful pickled wood cabinets with many pull-out drawers and corian countertops. Please also note the first floor office, a formal living room with fireplace and the large two car garage. Centrally located, you are near the area’s schools, shopping, downtown Bethesda and Kensington and much more!          
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Kensington Homes for Sale, Pre-foreclosures, REO - Montgomery County MD Please let us know if you need to purchase by the end of April to qualify for the tax credit. The $8,000 credit is for first time home buyers and current owners that have owned for 5 years may receive a $6,500 tax credit. Home owners and prospective home buyers are closely watching the local residential real estate market. We email monthly statistics, but sometimes you need to have a detailed look at what is actually on the market for sale. The following three reports show the properties that are active listings of homes for sale in the area. The properties are sorted by subdivisions. You may sort differently by clicking on the column headers. The first report shows the 44 active listings excluding the lender owned ...
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By Cara Pearlman, Realtor - ABR, SFR
(Frankly Real Estate, Inc)
Congratulations Parkwood! You were voted best Kensington neighborhood and have been recognized for your "retro vibe" and charm. Though they neglected to acknowledge that part of the neighborhood actually sports a Bethesda address, here are several highlights from the article written in the most recent edition of Bethesda Magazine listed below: Close proximity to I-495, NIH, Strathmore, downtown Bethesda, Historic Kensington-as well as easy access to Rock Creek Park Close knit community "block parties, community yard sales and lemonade stands" Bordered by Beach Drive, Cedar Rd and Westbrook Lane            Original homes built between 1948 and 1953 Consists of 783 homes As a fellow Parkwood Resident - I am proud to say that I live in this years Best of Bethesda's Best Kensington neighbor...
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Kensington Homes for Sale, Short Sale Listings, REO - Montgomery County MD Home owners and prospective home buyers are closely watching the local residential real estate market. We email monthly statistics, but sometimes you need to have a detailed look at what is actually on the market for sale. The following three reports show the properties that are active listings of homes for sale in the area. The properties are sorted by subdivisions. You may sort differently by clicking on the column headers. The first report shows the 48 active listings excluding the lender owned (REO) homes and the short sale listings.   Click the following URL to see the listings:http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=1135923XDLVP&p=DE-97493493-187 The second report shows the 7 short sale lis...
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By Cara Pearlman, Realtor - ABR, SFR
(Frankly Real Estate, Inc)
Location, location and location! Location with in the state, location with in your county and even the location with in your community.   Value is what a buyer is willing to pay for a home; in a sense their opinion of what your home is worth. Various factors can be used to compare homes in the same neighborhood as one another, these include: Size of the home Major improvements            o   Kitchen and Bath renovations          o   HVAC upgrade                                                               o   Roof Replacement          o   Window Replacement Size of the lot that the home is sited on Overall Condition of the home Number of Bedrooms and Baths as well as fireplaces Additions made to the pre-existing home (a great room expansion or adding a garage) Availability of off-stree...
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By Cara Pearlman, Realtor - ABR, SFR
(Frankly Real Estate, Inc)
One evening last week, Jeffrey and I decided to go out for "sweet cap" from the Baskin Robins in Kensington.  With a cake cone and scoop of strawberry ice cream in hand, we drove around the Kensington area to admire the hard work of homeowners  whom had decorated their property with Christmas lights, blow up Santa's and Snowmen, light-up reindeers and more.  Our adventure took us outside of Parkwood through Chevy Chase View and over to Rock Creek Hills. As we were driving down Saul road, the bright light of the Washington LDS Temple caught both of our eyes. Immediately, I realized that in the two years that we have lived together in Parkwood I never drove him through the Festival of Lights at the Mormon Temple. With over 450,000 lights it is difficult to not be impressed. There is also ...
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By Cara Pearlman, Realtor - ABR, SFR
(Frankly Real Estate, Inc)
                     Homes New to the Market: 15 Single Family Detached HomesAverage Listing Price: $540,088Low Listing Price: $212,900High Listing Price: $999,000 Click here to view these 15 listings. In total there are 47 detached homes on the market in Kensington (including the 15 new listings). They range in price from $259,900 up to $1,999,999. Click here to view these 47 listings. Homes Now Under Contract: 20 Single Family Detached HomesAverage Listing Price: $521,885Low Listing Price: $224,900High Listing Price: $1,149,000 Click here to view these 20 listings that have gone under contract in November. Homes Which Have Settled in November: 11 Single Family Homes   Average Listing Price: $577,264Average Sold Price: $562,082 Low Listing Price: $329,000Low Sold Price: $340,000High Li...
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