Debbie Browne's Blog Posts

Backsplash Colors And Patterns Trending Now

Colors and patterns are great ways to get your backsplash to stand out. Check out these!

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Vertical Garden Living Wall

A two-sided living wall makes a beautiful vertical garden in.

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10 Stylish Front Door Entryways

Trending Now: 10 Refreshing and Stylish Front-Door

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Open House Of The Week 8715 Bradmoor Drive April 30

This gorgeous new home by award-winning Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders is open Sunday, April 30, 1pm-4pm. Features chef's kitchen with Wolf range, oven, wall oven, and microwave. Refrigerator and

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Open House Of The Week 8210 Thoreau Drive Bethesda

Open this Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00Stunning new home in the Walt Whitman High School

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Two Dates To Know For Cherry Blossoms And For First Day Of School This Fall Revised

CHERRY BLOSSOMSThe Cherry Blossom Festival was due to open on March 15 -- but snow from the recent storm interfered with the set-up. The new opening day is Saturday, March 18, and the festival

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Start Looking Now If You Want To Be In Your New Home By Start Of School

Did you know that if you want to be in your new home in time for the start of school this fall and you're considering new construction, you should start looking NOW? Every year I get a few

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5109 Bradley Blvd Bethesda Open Sunday Feb 12 1 To 4 See Model

Open House! Sun 01:00 PM - 4:00 PM VISIT OPEN HOUSE LOCATED AT NEARBY MODEL HOME: 4629 ROSEDALE AVE, BETHESDA! SAME HOUSE, DIFFERENT LOT. COME TAKE A LOOKMODEL HOME OPEN SUN 1-4PM @ 4629

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Bethesda Open House January 22 5019 Acacia Ave

OPEN SUN, 1/22, 1-4PM! NOT YOUR AVERAGE NEW BUILD- THIS HOME TRULY SPARKLES AND THE YARD IS JUST FABULOUS!  For the full listing click

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Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan Meeting On January 11

Attend the Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure Meeting for the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan on January 11County Councilmember Hans Riemer and Planning Department staff invite the public to learn

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Top 5 Bethesda Homes Between One Million And One And A Quarter Million Dollars

Here's a quick look at the Top 5 Bethesa Homes priced $1,000,000 to $1,250,000.Remember, we have rebates on any home listed by any agent or any company.Even on new construction! 240-351

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Top 5 Bethesda Homes Under 1 Million Dollars

Here's a quick look at the Top 5 Bethesda Homes Under $1M.Remember, we have rebates on any home listed by any agent or any company.Even on new construction! 240-351

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12 Things To Know About Real Estate

Here are 12 things to know about real estate...1. A home is worth what a buyer is willing to pay.2. Upgrades may not increase the value, but they'll increase the chances of getting it sold.3.

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Watch A Hilarious Video About A Conference Call In Real Life

Anyone who's ever been on a conference call will get a laugh out of!

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Lenders To Start Using Another Credit Indicator On June 25

Fannie Mae, a dominant investor in the mortgage market, will begin requiring trended credit data on every applicant as of June 25. Freddie Mac, another large mortgage investor, is evaluating

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Proposed Recordation Tax Increase To Take Effect In July If Passed

I attended a hearing May 10 at the Montgomery County Council Building about Expedited Bill 15-16, which proposes an increase in real estate recordation taxes to become effective July 2016.I

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Have A Sneak Peak At The Brand New Home At 5806 Ipswich Road

This brand-new home built by noted Douglas Construction Group at 5806 Ipswich Road will be on the market soon, but you don't have to wait to see it. This home is located 3-1/2 blocks from

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RGIII Home Up For Sale

The area in and around Washington, DC, is home to many professional athletes. Some bring their families, some don't. Some rent, some buy. One thing you can almost count on, though...if a pro athlete

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Dream Home Secrets From Jonathan And Drew Scott The Property Brothers

The Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott share valuable tips to help you find or make your home a dream home: click

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Local School Rankings And Resources

Everyone with school-age children worries about their kids getting the best educational experience. Here are links to three resources to learn about the programs, resources, 

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New Construction Homes In Bethesda Area Not Yet On The Market

Even if you've been keeping an eye on the new homes in the market, you may not realize the number of new construction homes which are sold before they ever reach the MLS. When you purchase 

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Upcoming Homes Not Yet Listed In Bethesda And Chevy Chase

Looking at new construction? Here are some homes in different neighborhoods of Bethesda and Chevy Chase which will be coming on the market but aren't yet listed. There is still time to choose your

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Video Tour Newly Built Bethesda Home

This home is a gorgeous Arts & Crafts Colonial, just built by Douglas Construction Group, Bethesda Magazine's Best Green Builder. It has all the quality, craftsmanship, and attention to

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Half Million Dollar Push Ends Veteran Homelessness In Montgomery County

Some good news came out on December 21, 2015, and although it was a busy time for many of us we should take a moment to acknowledge the impact of the Montgomery County Council’s efforts. 

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Bethesda And Chevy Chase And Potomac Market Reports

Here are the latest Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Potomac Market Reports.These are for single family homes. If you'd like a Market Report for condos or townhomes, let us know and we'll

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Veterans Day Freebies

To all the veterans and active duty military, reservists, military families and spouses out there, THANK YOU! We appreciate the time you and your loved ones have spent in the service of our

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Fun Pumpkin Stencils From HGTV

It's that time of year again... Leaves are falling, temperatures are cooling, and families are planning Halloween costumes.Below are a couple of links to HGTV's easy and advanced

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Fall Market Preview

There was a nice article in Saturday's Real Estate section of The Washington Post about what to expect for the local fall market.The market boom will continue: As with previous years, inventory will

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Montgomery County Wins 30 Awards In 14 Departments

Montgomery County, Maryland, won 30 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties, and those awards are in 14 different departments. The awards are in recognition of outstanding

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Home Repair Or Installation Estimates

Want to get an estimate of what a home repair, maintenance, or installation should cost? Here's a great website!Homewyse.com informs you about materials cost, labor cost, and gives you a range of

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Only 74 Days Until School Starts As Of June 18

I know, I know! We are just finishing up a school year, with all the last-minute details that busy season entails. Getting the kids off to camp, making final arrangements for a summer trip,

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Top 10 Mistakes To Watch For When You List Your Home

You would think these basic details wouldn't need to be checked, but you'd be wrong! I see these mistakes all the time. Honest!1) Wrong pin location - If somebody is searching online using

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Last Day Of School Now June 15

The Montgomery County Public School system just announced the last day of the 2014-2015 school year will be Monday, June 15. It was originally scheduled to be Friday, June 12, but with all the snow

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Ongoing Saturday Morning Art Explorers Family Studio At Glen Echo

Every Saturday, starting March 14, 2015 - From 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the NEW Art Explorers Family Studio at Glen Echo Park offers a parent-child art activity which lasts approximately 30

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March 14 Events For Kids And To Help Kids At Glen Echo Park And Bethesda Blues And Jazz Club

March 14, 2015 (and every Saturday) 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Glen Echo Park  - NEW Art Explorers Family StudioTaking place in the Candy Corner studio, this is a parent-child drop-in

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Rockville Pike Traffic Pattern Changes Near NIH Feb 23 2015

SHA's "MD 355 / Cedar Lane Intersection Improvement Project" Causes Traffic Pattern ChangesScheduled to start the evening of February 24, 2015, the Maryland State Highway Administration will be

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