County Market Update and Analysis The Case-Shiller Index is one of the most respected and cited real estate indices in the USA. It has data for 16 of the 20 largest metropolitan areas (including D.C.) in the United States and it runs almost 2 months behind. For example, March data comes out at the end of May. In addition, the data is a 3-month moving average so that March data that comes out Continue Reading
Corona Virus and Real Estate
At this time of the year, I am usually promoting my active listings and reviewing my Team’s sales. Not this year. We are living in unprecedented times for our families, communities and Nation. We all are navigating very dangerous and unknown challenges. As for real estate, we all understand that at some stages of life, buying or selling a home is critical to our lives. That is why real estate has Continue Reading
Long & Foster Closes Offices to General Public During Pandemic
Long & Foster Closes Offices to General Public Starting March 17, 2020. Following the social distancing recommendations from the CDC, Long & Foster is closing the public's access to Long & Foster's sales offices throughout its markets until April 3. At that time, management will reassess. From the Announcement of L&F management (Boomer Foster and Gary Scott : As a family of Continue Reading
Our Team Works Across All Montgomery County
The Barbara Ciment works across all of Montgomery County. Just over the past six months and through the Winter of 2019, we now have 6 Homes for Sale/Rent, we Sold/Rented 31 Homes and 6 Homes are Under Contract across Montgomery County, MD. The attached screen shot from our proprietary Google Real Estate Map Search, shows our transactions. Red: Closed Sale; Blue: Active listing; Continue Reading
New $71 Million Wheaton Library Has Opened!
The $70.9 million project has 92,000 sq. ft and is located at the corner of Georgia (11701) and Arcola avenues. This is the first combined complex of its kind in Montgomery County, which includes a library, community recreation center, Friends of the Library used bookstore, park, underground parking garage and a redesigned roadway. For more Information online, use the following convenient URL: Continue Reading
My Team Shared in Highest GCAAR Gold Team Award!
The regional Realtor® organization, GCAAR, announced 2018 awardees and placed my Team in the highest category. We had over 90 closed sales and rental transaction sides, resulting in $35M in Sales. We greatly appreciate referrals from prior clients and customers. Rest assured they will receive the same high level of professional, ethical and caring services that are the basis of my team’s success. Continue Reading
Relocation Services: Across the USA and the World, in Particular, If Relocating to Florida!
I provide outgoing referral services to all parts of the USA and to foreign countries. My referrals have been very successful with many satisfied clients. Agents receiving my referrals take them very seriously, as they know I am a Top Office producer and part of Long & Foster, and now even more, we are a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate. In Particular, If Relocating to Florida? I Have Many Continue Reading
Radon Testing Now Required in Most County Sales
As of October, 2016, Montgomery County law requires that a detached single-family and townhouse located in the County must be tested for radon before completing a sale of the home. The law does not apply in the sale of certain home sales, e.g., REO sale, tax sale, and administration of a decedent’s estate. The law requires the seller to perform the radon test, or permit the buyer to perform the Continue Reading
Update on Kemp Mill Urban Park Renovation
Kemp Mill Urban Park, located at the entrance to Kemp Mill Shopping Center at 1200 Arcola Avenue, is about to undergo major planned renovations. A focal point of this 2.7-acre park is the water fountain in the center of the pond. Other features include a play area, a gazebo, a basketball court, and an area to play ping pong. The reconstruction of Kemp Mill Urban Park will begin the week of Continue Reading
Montgomery County Sales for November 2015
Montgomery County Breaking News: Market Report for November 2015 Sales Prices and Sales Volume are Both Up from Nov 2014. My Snapshot of Montgomery County Market Shows: Sales Volume in November 2015 was up 13.81% relative to November 2014 (857 units versus 753 units). Average price was up 4.74% ($504,492 versus $481,656). Days on the Market (DOM) was steady at 57 in both 2015 and 2014. To See Continue Reading
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