Rock Creek Forest Y-T-D Sales — A Surprising Surge

Rock Creek ForestHow has the 2015 real estate market been in comparison to the previous year? Should you consider moving next year? Is now the right time to downsize? Or to unload that investment property?

As the year nears its end, we’ve been running the first preliminary stats. And the findings are surprising.

So far this year, 29 single family homes have sold on the Chevy Chase side of Rock Creek Forest (up from 23 in 2014 and 19 in 2013). And the year isn’t even over yet: 4 houses are currently under contract, bringing the potential count up to 33. Another 6 houses are actively on the market, so we might very well beat the 2007 record of 33 this year!

The closed prices, however, in this year’s sales have so far ranged from $480,500 to $1,199,000, with an average of $734,810. That’s below last years average of $804,000 — although that average was skewed by an outlier (an unusual contemporary on Washington Avenue that sold for more than $1.5M).

Final judgment will be reserved until all the numbers are in, but suffice it to say that it has been a much more lively and balanced market in 2015 than what we’ve seen in the previous years. The median time on the market has been 27 Days, with only a handful of homes either getting snatched up in bidding wars or sitting for extended periods of time. On average, homes have sold at about 97% of the list price. That means sellers finally got it right!

We will look at nearby Colonial Village and Shepherd Park next.

To see what’s on the market in Rock Creek Forest right now, click HERE.

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Colonial Village DC Homes For Sale 1/12/14


Update for 1/12/14. Still not much going on. No new listings. 1 smaller price reduction. No new contracts.

All homes and condos in this post are currently for sale in the Colonial Village neighborhood of Washington, DC. The top of the list features the newest listings. We will be updating this post every Sunday, so be sure to check back to see what’s new, what’s gone, & what might be coming. While most of these might not be our own listings, we’ve taken the time to inject our opinions on the condition, features, quirks and pricing. Cati has lived (and sold real estate) in Rock Creek Forest and Colonial Village for 8 years (after residing in NW Washington DC for the previous 11 years). If you have a question or want to chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at anytime!

Homes Currently On The Market in Colonial Village:

Colonial Village DC home for sale 2254 Sudbury Rd NW, $980,000
MCM-style home, beautifully renovated with great design choices for kitchen and baths. Nice open spaces on main level, large rec room and guest suite on lower. Price reflects updates, but on high end for size of home. 4BR/3FB on a  7,877 s.f. lot. A block from Parkway Deli and RCF Sports. Perched against Rock Creek Park. Listed with Citylights Realty Group. Days on Market: 35
Colonial Village rambler for sale in DC 1901 Parkside Drive, $690,000
$30k price reduction. 2-level rambler on lovely lot overlooking Rock Creek Park, in a neighborhood full of million dollar beauties. House is a little off-putting in current state. Needs some TLC. But could shine up beautifully. 4BR/2.5BA. Listed with Washington Area Properties. Days on Market: 76
Home for sale in Colonial Village Portal Estates Washington DC 1715 Tamarack St NW, $769,000
This one could use some loving, but it wouldn’t take much to spruce it up. 4BR/3FB on a large 8,999 s.f. lot. The challenge is the bedroom placement, with 2 on the main floor and another 2 in the lower level. For some, just perfect. For others, not so much. Recent $30K price drop. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 78
Large home in Colonial Village DC 2125 Yorktown Rd NW, $1,399,000
Over 5,000 s.f of living space. This one is just big!  4-car tandem garage, private in-saw suite (separate entrance), and a gas-burning fireplace. Did we mention that it backs to Rock Creek Park! Recent $100K price reduction. Listed with our own Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. Days on Market: 89
Remodeled home for sale in Colonial Village DC 1709 Kalmia Rd NW, REDUCED by $7,500 to $1,287,500
5 BR/3.5 Baths. Lovely renovation with lots of nice touches. House is perched quite high on the hill, so the views are magnificent. Nice kitchen opening to family room. Attached garage. Recent price reduction. Listed with John C. Formant Real Estate. Days on Market: 121
Mid-century modern home for sale in NW Washington DC 1729 Verbena St NW, $799,900
Mid-century modern home on large, lush lot.  4BR/3.5BAs. Updated kitchen. Big living room with fireplace. Basement is surprisingly large and has a tiki-bar… or, at least, it reminds us of one. Recent reduction. Also listed with Evers & Co. Days on Market: 121

There are no single family homes on the market for rent right now.

To see all Colonial Village/Shepherd Park listings on a map, please click HERE.

And, if you would prefer to break outside the confines of Colonial Village, take a look at the listings below. We work throughout Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Takoma Park and DC.

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Shepherd Park DC 20012 Homes for Sale 12/6/13

7615 16th Street

Update for 12/6/2013. There are 4 houses currently for sale and a total of 4 properties  under contract. 

All the homes in this article are currently for sale within Shepherd Park, DC. The top of the list features the newest listings, while the bottom showcases those that have been on the market longer. We will be updating this post every Friday, so be sure to check back to see what’s new, what’s gone, & what might be coming (and check out the date up top… if it’s not current, neither is this information!). Shepherd Park is a place fraught with DC history. It’s filled with a variety of eclectic architecture, ranging from 1950s contemporaries and stately colonials along 16th Street to historic catalog or mail-order (“kit”) homes. With the redevelopment of the former Walter Reed Medical Center, there will be much exciting change to come in the years ahead, including a new streetcar line! We have taken the time to inject our opinion on the condition, pricing, and likelihood of each property selling… or not. Please give us a call if anything should pique your interest.


7615 16th Street7615 16th St NW, $1,299,000
Our initial impression was not to like this house.  The front door seemed wrong, and we didn’t like the shutters. However, once we got inside, there was much to be admired. Lovely, open floor plan. Large foyer with sweeping stairway. Lots of sunshine. Fabulous basement. Large, level yard with parking for a crowd. Listed with Watassa Management. Days on Market: 28[space]

1412 Leegate Road1412 Leegate Rd NW, $675,000
There is no denying that one gets a lot of house here. The layout is a little odd, however. There are supposedly 4 bedrooms on the main level. That effectively eliminates a dining room. The kitchen and LR are on complete opposite sides of the house. You could house several pool tables in the basement… it’s that big! Needs some TLC. Heat was off when we visited.  Bring your mittens. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 36[space]

1120 Geranium 1120 Geranium St NW, $699,900
A nicely renovated 4BR/3FB/2HB brick colonial just steps from Metro. It’s not your cookie cutter Home Depot renovation, either. This one has some personality and plenty of charm. Kitchen is lovely. Nice family room at the back of the house. Only missing ingredient is landscaping… it could use some! Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 43[space]

1129 Kalmia1129 Kalmia Rd NW, $699,000
Brick colonial with a nice 1-story addition on the main level. Renovated kitchen. Family room opening to back yard. Pretty hardwoods. Just off of Georgia. Listed with Matrix Realty. Days on Market: 59[space]

If you would like to take a look at any of these Shepherd Park properties, give us a call. We would be happy to arrange a tour.

And, if you would prefer to break outside the confines of Shepherd Park, take a look at the attached alternative locations. We work throughout Silver Spring, Colonial Village, Takoma Park, Rock Creek Forest, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and DC:

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