New Credit Scores Explained

New credit scores explained

New credit scores are coming for homebuyers and lenders in the last quarter of 2025, but it is never to early to start to understand what is changing and how it will affect you as a consumer and possible home buyer.

Bob Woodward’s Former Condo for Sale

Bob Woodward is Selling His Apartment

Bob Woodward’s former condo is for sale – the one with the balcony he used to send messages to Deep Throat. The 450 square foot condo is for sale for $395,000 at 1718 P St NW in the Webster House.

Homes for Sale in Bethesda – Prices

homes for sale in Bethesda

Price of homes for sale in Bethesda was up last year on average by 6.09% even though the number of homes sold was less due to the very limited inventory. In addition the average price of attached properties (condos and townhomes) was up an eye popping 21.45%, definitely surpassing the average price increase for detached properties – 2.75%.

Georgetown Luxury Penthouses for Sale

Georgetown luxury penthouses looking over the Potomac River and all the city’s monumnets are very special and make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart. What better romantic setting to enjoy for years and years to come! I personally love the idea of a romantic dinner on a rooftop terrace that comes with a penthouse condo or coop! Imagine sipping a great glass of champagne and eating a delicious chocolate dessert while admiring the city of Washington spread out at your feet!

4515 Foxhall Crescent is Open Saturday 2 to 4

4515 Foxhall Crescent

4515 Foxhall Crescent is going to be open on Saturday 2 to 4. Be prepared to fall in love with the elegance, light and space that abound in this spectacular Foxhall Crescent home, one of DC’s most sought after developments.

7 Best Public High Schools in Montgomery County

Best High Schools in Montgomery County

The 7 Best Public High Schools in Montgomery County offer great education, lots of extra curricular activities and some specialized opportuities like the international baccalaureate program or STEM.

Spring Valley – Luxury Neighborhood

Spring Valley luxury neighborhood

Spring Valley – a luxury neighborhood – continues to be one of the most expensive communities in the DC area with sales consistently above $2,000,000 this year. At the end of 2023, there were three homes on the market with another coming soon. They ranged in price from $5,975,000 for the coming soon to $1,850,000 for the least expensive.

DMV Year End Market Report

March 2024 Market Report

The DMV Year End Market Report showed that while transactions were still relatively low in December, home prices rose strongly. The median price was up 8.1% year-over-year, with strong price appreciation for all housing types (i.e., single-family detached, townhomes, and condos) and across all regions throughout Bright’s footprint.

Direction of Rates

Direction of Rates

The direction of rates is of interest to all of us. Are rates going down or are they staying the same? Worst of all would be if they head back up. Low rates benefit homebuyers of course, but they also benefit seniors downsizing because lower rates create a stronger pool of potential buyers.

Most Expensive Sales in 2023

Most expensive sales in 2023

The most expensive sales in 2023 in DC, Montgomery County, Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax started at $4M and went up from there. In addition there are some eye popping prices for homes that have not been sold yet! $50M for a new home with 450 feet of Potomac River access and a Turkish Hamman! Dan Snyder’s home is listed for less than $35M! Even if you are a first time home-buyer who is justifiably proud of your recent purchase of a studio apartment, you can still peek at the whopper sales that go on in the DC metro area. Here is a short summary of what has sold (and what hasn’t) in DC and each of the surrounding areas. After all, who isn’t a voyeur once in a while?