Charles Chapman's Blog Posts

5 Money Saving Home Buying Tips

Even in a seller's market, there are ways to get a better deal on your next home. Here are five top money-saving tips for homebuyers. Please let us know any questions you have or help you want.Here

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Open House Of The Week 121 Copley Circle In Crown

Just listed!First open house on Sunday, May 141:00pm to 4:00pmAlmost new in prestigious walkable Crown!Restaurants & shopping moments away by foot.Click the photo to learn.

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Open House Of The Week 8715 Bradmoor Drive

Open House! Sun 01:00:00 PM - 04:00:00 PM 1st Open House for this brand new home built by award-winning builder Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders. Come and see the beauty that went into building this

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How To Take The Stress Out Of Homebuying

How to reduce the stress of buying a home while gaining a competitive advantage over other.

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9133 Willow Gate Lane Open House Of The Week Sunday Feb 12 1 To 4

OPEN SUN 1-4PM February 12. Stunning updated colonial on highly desirable cul-de-sac in Avenel! Renovated gourmet eat-in Kitchen, Viking range, granite tops, two-story family room with

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Goldilocks And The Just Right List Price

There’s no online calculator for setting the perfect listing price for your home. It takes experience, market savvy, and even a bit of psychology. A strong listing agent can help you set the,

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5612 Madison St Bethesda Open Sunday 1 To 4

Spacious, gorgeous new home by master builders Welty Homes. Located in the Walt Whitman High School District. Price just reduced by $49,000 and priced to sell fast! Open this Sunday, Jan. 29 from:

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12100 Portree Drive Rockville Open 1 To 4 Sunday

Lovely, updated home in the Walter Johnson High School District. Open this Sunday Jan 29 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.Click here for full.

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Kids In Need Distributors January Delivery

Eight times during the school year, volunteers for Kids In Need Distributors (KIND) deliver food to schools throughout Montgomery County so that needy children are fed over the weekend.  School

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8718 Irvington Ave Bethesda Open House Of The Week

Newly built by Douglas Construction 8718 Irvington Avenue, Bethesda. First open Sunday 1 -4.Click here for full

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Bethesda Listing Of The Week January 12

Listing of the week: 5019 Acacia Ave., Bethesda Click here for full

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 2017 is finally here and our good friend, Renata (the NOT real Realtor), wants to make sure we all get started off on the right foot today... WARNING: Do not view these

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Holiday Savings On Your New Home

We offer a sizable closing credit on every home we sell. Use us as your buyer agent and you will save a substantial amount on your closing costs.  Here are several specific examples of the

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Maximize Your The Winter Curb Appeal Of Your Home

Winter, spring, summer or fall, curb appeal matters. If you are planning on selling your house this winter, this video is for.

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Potomac Market Statistics And Report

The charts below will give you a quick overview of the performance of the Potomac housing market during the last 12 months.Average sold price.Number of home sales settled.Average days on the market

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Chevy Chase Market Statistics And Report

The charts below will give you a quick picture of the Chevy Chase housing market for the last 12 months.Average sales price.Number of closed home sales.Average days on the market.For a detailed

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Bethesda Market Statistics And Report

The charts below will give you a quick overview of the performance of the Bethesda housing market during the last 12 months.Average sold price.Number of home sales settled.Average days on the market

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Montgomery County Market Statistics And Report

The charts below give you a quick snapshot of how the Montgomery County housing market performed over the last 12 months.Average sales prices.Number of closed sales.Average days on the market.For a

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Montgomery County High Schools Dominate New Rankings In Maryland Region

Montgomery County High Schools Dominate New Rankings in Maryland, RegionPoolesville, Walter Johnson and Walt Whitman among the bestMontgomery County high schools dominate new rankings of the best

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Bethesda Named One Of Americas Best Small Cities

Bethesda Named One of America's Best Small CitiesThe recently released WalletHub report gave Bethesda good scores for quality of life. What do you think makes Bethesda great?Click here to see the

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Silver Spring Market Statistics November 2015 Through October 2016

The charts below give you a good overview of the performance of the Silver Spring real estate market over the past 12 months, but you can click here for a complete Silver Spring market report.The

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How Goldilocks Found The Just Right House

Overseeing building a custom home is a bigger job than many home buyers want to take on, while selecting a new home which is already completed leaves many buyers unhappy with some of the choices the

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Kensington Market Statistics November 2015 Through October 2016

Click here for a complete Kensington market reportThe charts below give you a good overview of the performance of the Kensington real estate market over the past 12 months. The chart below shows

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Rockville Market Statistics November 2015 Through October 2016

Altogether, the charts below give you a good overview of the performance of the Rockville real estate market over the past 12 months.Click here for a complete Rockville Market Report.The chart

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Chevy Chase Market Statistics November 2015 Through October 2016

Altogether, the charts below give you a good overview of the performance of the Chevy Chase real estate market over the past 12 months.Click here for a complete Chevy Chase market report.The chart

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Potomac Market Statistics November 2015 Through October 2016

Altogether, the charts below give you a good overview of the performance of the Potomac real estate market over the past 12 months.The chart below shows the average sales price by property type.The

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There Is No Place Like Home For The Holidays

I had a conversation today that reminded me of how so many homebuyers leave thousands of dollars on the table because they wait to shop for a home until the holidays are over.I was at a broker’s

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Bethesda Market Statistics November 2015 Through October 2016

Altogether, the charts below give you a good overview of the performance of the Bethesda real estate market over the past 12 months.The chart below shows the average sales price by

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New Maryland Agency Law Changes Buyer Agent Requirements And Practices

The Maryland law which governs relationships between real estate agents and members of the public, the Maryland Real Property Broker’s Act (commonly referred to as agency law), has been revised.

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Listing Of The Week 4806 Leland Street Open Sunday

Fantastic New Home By Castlewood Builders. Open Sunday, Oct. 30 1:00 to 4:00.

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Listing Of The Week 4806 Leland Street Open Sunday Oct 22

New construction at 4806 Leland Street Open Sunday 1-4. Listed for $2,195.

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Early Voting And Voting By Mail In Maryland

Early voting in Maryland begins October 27 and continues until November 3.  If you are not registered to vote, you may register at the polling location during early voting.  You cannot

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A Boost To The Local Economy At A Price

As reported by the Washington PostMarriott International announced plans to move its headquarters to downtown Bethesda Tuesday, opting to remain in Montgomery County after getting a commitment for

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Average Bethesda Sales Prices Last 12 Months

The chart below shows the average sales price for Bethesda detached houses, townhouses and condomiums during the past 12.

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Tax Savings From Deconstructing Rather Than Demolishing An Old House

Deconstruction is an environmentally-friendly alternative to demolition of an existing house and can result in substantial tax savings for people having a new home built.After dismantling an

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Mandatory Radon Testing For Montgomery County Home Sales

The update below is courtesy of Cecelia Adams of RSI TitleEffective October 1, 2016, Montgomery County law requires that “a single-family home located in the County must be tested for radon

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Bethesda Newly Built Homes Price Appreciation

Same home sales for newly built Bethesda homes upon re-sale.The average home price for detached homes in Bethesda (excluding brand new homes) over the last six months was $1,091,427 which is a $27

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9005 Fernwood Road Luxury Home Of The Week Open Sunday Sept 25

Take a tour of one of Bethesda's most elegant homes.  Open Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1:00 to 4:00.

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The Maryland Mortgage Program Opens Doors For Homebuyers

The Maryland Mortgage Program has been the state’s premier homeownership program for more than 30 years, relying primarily on private capital to provide affordable loans for hard-working

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April Home Sales

The real estate market in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington and Potomac went from strength to strength in April.  While the number of homes sold overall was virtually unchanged and the number

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Queen Elizabeth Grandparents Estate For Sale

Queen Elizabeth's Grandparents' House Is on the Market For £30 MillionThe 232-acre Woolmers Park in England, along with its 1730s mansion, is on the market with a rumored asking price of £30

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Everything You Need To Know About Using A Power Of Attorney

If you are like many people in the Washington, DC area, you lead a busy life and may travel frequently and may need to travel can pop up even if you are in the middle of buying or selling a home.

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Montgomery County March Market Madness

How is the market doing so far?  Here is a snapshot with statistics supplied by the MRIS and RBI for the month of March for Montgomery County.The 841 closed sales in Montgomery County in March

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When Your Dream House Becomes A Nightmare

Dream Home Or House Of Horrors?Every homeowner has a dream house in their heart.  What to do when the house you have is not that dream house?  Remodel of course!  Thousands of

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March Bethesda Chevy Chase Kensington And Potomac Home Sales

Curious what homes sold and what they sold for in March in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington or Potomac?The volume of March 2016 home sales held steady with March of 2015.Bethesda and

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Spring Fun In Bethesda

Spring Weather is here! Time to get active!Here is a quick guide to Bethesda’s Bike Trails:The Capital Crescent Trail Runs through Bethesda and Chevy Chase--it starts in Silver Spring and goes

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It Is About To Get Easier To Buy A Condominium

FHA Condominium Financing Rules EasingCondominiums are among the most affordable homeownership options for first-time homebuyers, but a lack of financing options has stood in the way of many.

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Watch A New Home Go Up Start To Finish

Would you like to see how a new home is built, but you don't have six months to stand around and watch?   Watch this time lapse project of a custom home built by Weaver Homes.The

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Problems An Old Electrical Panel Box Can Cause

Home inspector Ray Hurst explains the problems an old electrical panel box can cause.Electrical problems have been big news recently (think Metro) and problems can lurk inside your home if you

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How New Home Builders Keep Water Away From Foundations

Will the basement of a new house stay dry?I often hear homebuyers ask how they can be sure that a newly built home isn’t going to have water issues since there isn’t a history to rely on with

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Bethesda Chevy Chase And Potomac February Home Sales

Curious what homes sold and what they sold for in February in Bethesda, Chevy Chase or Potomac?Click the links below to see;  And if you'd like to know what your own home would sell for, email

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Tours Of Bethesda New Homes And Homes Near Metro

BETHESDA, CHEVY CHASE HOMES TOURWe are having a Saturday afternoon tour of new built homes for sale in Bethesda and Chevy Chase on March 19.We are also having a lunch hour tour of Bethesda homes

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Bethesda And Chevy Chase And Potomac Market Reports For January

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 be happy to send

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Market Statistics For 2015 Bethesda And Montgomery County

Here's some interesting news about the market in Bethesda and Montgomery County:Bethesda - 2015 compared to 2014Average sold price is up by 3.33%Median sold price is up by 4.43%Average list price

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No Place Like Home For The Holidays

I had a conversation today that reminded me of how so many homebuyers leave thousands of dollars on the table because they wait to shop for a home until the holidays are over.I was at a broker’s

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Goldilocks And The Just Right House

Overseeing building a custom home is a bigger job than many home buyers want to take on, while selecting a new home which is already completed leaves many buyers unhappy with some of the choices

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Mandatory Radon Testing Coming Soon In Montgomery County

Radon is a naturally occurring colorless and odorless gas which is a known carcinogen. The EPA has established a guideline threshold of 4 picocuries per liter and recommends remediation at levels

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