Bethesda Real Estate


    Overview

    Bethesda Meeting House Bethesda MDBethesda (zips 20814, 20816 and 20817) is largely confined inside the Beltway and the I-270 spur. Cabin John and Glen Echo (20818 and 20812) are small communities south of Bethesda along the Potomac River. Most homes in Bethesda, Cabin John and Glen Echo are assigned to the Walter Johnson, Bethesda Chevy-Chase and Whitman public school clusters. Some neighborhoods outside of the Beltway are assigned to the Churchill Cluster. Always verify a home’s school assignment at MCPS.


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    Home Values

    How’s the market? Are home values going up or down? These charts show targeted data to help provide insight into the Bethesda real estate market.

    Single Family Homes & Townhomes

    This chart summarizes sales data and tracks the price range of homes in Bethesda (top and bottom 10%) and median sales prices over the last several months.

    Condominiums

    This chart shows the price range trends for condominiums in Bethesda.


    Inventory

    Inventory measures the number of homes available relative to the rate of sales contracts. Four to six months of inventory is generally considered a ‘balanced’ market. Higher inventory generally favors buyers and can be a leading indicator of falling home values. Lower inventory generally favors sellers and can be an early sign of rising home values. This graph charts inventory trends for Bethesda.


    What’s Available Right Now?

    This chart summarizes the number of homes available by price range and type for Bethesda.

    Homes for Sale in Bethesda


      Freshest

      The newest and freshest listings available in Bethesda:

      See all Available Homes for Sale in Bethesda.
      (all data current as of 9/19/2014)

      1. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 2,666 sq ft
        Lot size: 10,989 sqft
        Year built: 1961
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 1
      2. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
        Home size: 2,294 sq ft
        Lot size: 12,451 sqft
        Year built: 1948
        Days on market: 1
      3. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 4,440 sq ft
        Lot size: 7,159 sqft
        Year built: 1988
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 1
      4. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 835 sq ft
        Year built: 2015
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 1
      5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
        Lot size: 9,032 sqft
        Year built: 1961
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 1
      6. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 3,010 sq ft
        Lot size: 9,624 sqft
        Year built: 1962
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 1
      7. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 7,594 sq ft
        Lot size: 8,786 sqft
        Year built: 2014
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 1
      8. 2 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,723 sq ft
        Year built: 1975
        Days on market: 1
      9. 2 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,524 sq ft
        Year built: 1973
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 1
      10. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 900 sq ft
        Year built: 2008
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 2

      Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.




      Cheapest

      The least expensive homes available in Bethesda:

      See all Available Homes for Sale in Bethesda.
      (all data current as of 9/19/2014)

      1. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 2,666 sq ft
        Lot size: 10,989 sqft
        Year built: 1961
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 1
      2. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
        Home size: 2,294 sq ft
        Lot size: 12,451 sqft
        Year built: 1948
        Days on market: 1
      3. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 4,440 sq ft
        Lot size: 7,159 sqft
        Year built: 1988
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 1
      4. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 835 sq ft
        Year built: 2015
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 1
      5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
        Lot size: 9,032 sqft
        Year built: 1961
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 1
      6. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 3,010 sq ft
        Lot size: 9,624 sqft
        Year built: 1962
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 1
      7. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 7,594 sq ft
        Lot size: 8,786 sqft
        Year built: 2014
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 1
      8. 2 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,723 sq ft
        Year built: 1975
        Days on market: 1
      9. 2 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,524 sq ft
        Year built: 1973
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 1
      10. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 900 sq ft
        Year built: 2008
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 2

      Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.




      Most Expensive

      The most expensive homes available in Bethesda:

      See all Available Homes for Sale in Bethesda.
      (all data current as of 9/19/2014)

      1. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 2,666 sq ft
        Lot size: 10,989 sqft
        Year built: 1961
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 1
      2. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
        Home size: 2,294 sq ft
        Lot size: 12,451 sqft
        Year built: 1948
        Days on market: 1
      3. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 4,440 sq ft
        Lot size: 7,159 sqft
        Year built: 1988
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 1
      4. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 835 sq ft
        Year built: 2015
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 1
      5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
        Lot size: 9,032 sqft
        Year built: 1961
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 1
      6. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 3,010 sq ft
        Lot size: 9,624 sqft
        Year built: 1962
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 1
      7. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 7,594 sq ft
        Lot size: 8,786 sqft
        Year built: 2014
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 1
      8. 2 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,723 sq ft
        Year built: 1975
        Days on market: 1
      9. 2 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,524 sq ft
        Year built: 1973
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 1
      10. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 900 sq ft
        Year built: 2008
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 2

      Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.




      Foreclosures

      Foreclosures and short sales in Bethesda are listed below (note – this list includes homes under contract with outstanding contingencies):

      See all Bank Properties and Short Sales in Bethesda.
      (all data current as of 9/19/2014)

      1. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 981 sq ft
        Year built: 1973
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 173
      2. 2 beds, 1 full bath
        Home size: 1,152 sq ft
        Year built: 1973
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 318
      3. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 1,130 sq ft
        Year built: 1962
        Days on market: 133
      4. 2 beds, 1 full bath
        Home size: 1,096 sq ft
        Year built: 1965
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 79
      5. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 2,106 sq ft
        Lot size: 7,610 sqft
        Year built: 1936
        Days on market: 92
      6. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 2,210 sq ft
        Lot size: 7,651 sqft
        Year built: 1980
        Days on market: 190
      7. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Lot size: 10,060 sqft
        Year built: 1962
        Days on market: 452
      8. 3 beds, 3 full baths
        Lot size: 7,000 sqft
        Year built: 1938
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 35
      9. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 4,520 sq ft
        Lot size: 27,126 sqft
        Year built: 1977
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 85
      10. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
        Lot size: 8,465 sqft
        Year built: 1961
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 645

      Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.




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      Bethesda Meeting House

      Bethesda – before it was called Bethesda – was a small crossroads village through most of the nineteenth century.  It was a sleepy stopover with a school, blacksmith shop, post office, a few homes and a Presbyterian church — the Bethesda Meeting House.  In 1871 the local post office was named ‘Bethesda’ after the historic church.

      Here’s a few pictures of the church.  Read the rest of this entry »

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      Starry Night in Bethesda

      Can you tell how this interpretation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night was constructed?

      Think you’ve figured it out? Read the rest of this entry »

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      Glen Echo Park

      Glen Echo Park is a fun and quirky trip back to the turn of the century (that would be the 1900s, not 2000). It was an amusement park and entertainment mecca serving the Washington DC area.  It even had its own trolley stop.  Now, it’s so much more than a collection of historical buildings.  This is home to an array of interesting arts classes for ceramics, photography, drawing and more.  The park’s Social Dances may be its most unique attraction.  Here you’ll find local swing, waltzes, the blues dances and more.  If you like that kind of thing, then you’ll love this place. Here’s a current schedule of classes and events.

      The crown jewel of the park is the Dentzel Carousel.  Built in 1921 and recently renovated, this original carousel features 40 horses, rabbits, ostriches and more.  The Wurlitzer organ is original as well.

      This is a great day out, so check it out.  See our parks and arts pages for more MoCo outings.

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      Signs of Recovery for Luxury Homes in Montgomery County?

      Ferocious catSales of upper bracket homes have suffered over the last couple of years, yet 2010’s numbers show signs of a turnaround.  Is this the beginning of a recovery for this segment of the market, or are we seeing a dead cat bounce (apologies to cat lovers)?  Let’s take a look.

      Most Expensive Sales in 2009 and 2010

      Before we dig into the numbers, let’s look at the five most expensive sales in 2009 and 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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      The State of Our $2M+ Real Estate Market

      Even in today’s market, you’ll see sprawling new estates sprout up along River Road in Potomac.  A few of our clients heard that the upper end of the market was really strong, and others heard it was really soft.  So who’s right?  Let’s take a look at the stats.

      Sales History Since 2005

      Our market peaked in 2005/2006, so I went back to 2005 to summarize all sales for homes listed $2M or higher:

      2010 09 Contracts by Month Montgomery County MD V3

      The sales stats show the demand for $2M+ homes has steadily declined since 2006.  I noted the Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy since it heralded the beginning of the current Great Recession.  Still, credit for high-end properties  tightened-up many months before that.  My own personal benchmark was Read the rest of this entry »

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      Bethesda Beauty

      2009 7821 Cayuga Ave Cohasset BethesdaHome buyers love Bethesda.  Homes here are minutes to D.C., the Beltway, employment centers and a restaurant mecca. The challenge is finding an affordable home on a spacious lot.  This home has it all.  Priced well under $700,000, a buyer can make updates needed to really make it sparkle.

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      Snapshot of Million Dollar Homes in Montgomery County

      Amidst declining home values in Montgomery County, we still have a healthy market for homes in the upper brackets.  In 2008, 770 homes priced $950,000 or more sold for a total of $1.1 billion (with a ‘B’).  For all price ranges, about 8,500 homes sold for a total of $4.27 billion.  So even though 770 homes represents only about 9% of the number of homes sold, this was over 25% of the total sales volume for the year.

      Over 80% of all homes in this price range sold in Bethesda, Potomac and Chevy Chase.  Of these areas, Chevy Chase has the Read the rest of this entry »

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      Chasing turkeys in Bethesda – a great Thanksgiving tradition

      In Bethesda’s earliest days in the 1800s, the swiftest Bethesdians would leave their homes before dawn on Thanksgiving day, enter the ancient and remote forests of Rockville and search for the largest and fiercest turkeys of the woodlands.    Once found, the runners would surround and chase the birds through down-town Bethesda.  Much like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, the entire town would come out to run with the noble birds on a 6 mile loop through town.  After the turkeys escaped back into the forest, residents would hitch-up their German-engineered wagons and drive to Read the rest of this entry »

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