Rock Creek Forest Market Update March 7/8, 2015

We have three (!) new listing for this weekend, making it a total of five homes for sale in Rock Creek Forest, priced between $610,000 and $734,000. One home (2714 Abilene, listed at $830,000) went under contract. No price reductions. One new closing. 2 houses are under contract, and 4 single family homes are for rent.

The homes below are currently for sale on either the Chevy Chase or the Silver Spring side of the Rock Creek Forest neighborhood. While these might not necessarily be our own listings, we have seen most of them and will insert our neighborly opinions and comments. The top of the list features the newest listings. (More about why this neighborhood is one of the DC suburbs’ best kept secrets here.) And if you have a question or want to chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at anytime!

Active Listings:

2705 Ross Rd Chevy Chase MD 20815 2705 Ross Rd — $680,000. 4 bedrooms, 3 full bath rambler with a nice yard, large finished basement and a bunch of updates. Listed by Long & Foster. DOM: 0
Donnybrook house for sale 8408 Donnybrook Dr — $694,500. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Very bright rambler with beautiful open kitchen and sun-/family room addition on lovely lot backing to a creek and strip of woods. Two blocks each from Rock Creek and Capital Crescent trails. Large walk-out basement. Listed by Keller Williams. Days on market: 0
Grubb Rd house for sale--IMG_1811 8510 Grubb Rd — $610,000. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Beautifully renovated all over, refinished hardwood floors. Den on first level. One block from park, pool club and trail. Listed with our very own Evers & Company. DOM: 1
Rock Creek Forest colonial for sale Chevy Chase MD 2719 Colston Dr — $734,000. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. One of the original RCF colonials from 1941. Last sold 3 years ago. Great example for the amazing difference new appliances as well as fresh paint, tile and carpet can make. Much of the price increase, however, might be attributed to the improved market. Listed by Long & Foster. DOM: 15
2511 Spencer Rd — $650,000.
1956 rambler with 3 br, 2 baths. This one is a bit of a mystery as there are no pictures online and showing is restricted. Let’s us conclude it might not be in ideal shape and likely quite overpriced. Listed with Re/Max. Days on market: 157 (without price reduction)

Under Contract:

[Contingent] 2714 Abilene Dr — $830,000. 1980s colonial with 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bath. All in all a good house with a few quirky features but nice space for the money. A block from Rock Creek Park. Large walk-out basement. Listed by Peek Properties. Days on market: 51
Screenshot 2015-02-20 11.30.31 2602 SPENCER RD — Listed at $609,000. 3 br/1 bath colonial. Cute starter home with a few updates. Listed with Long & Foster. Closing March 27th. Photo courtesy of MRIS. DOM: 27

There are four single family homes for rent at the moment, ranging in price from $2,800 to $3,975.

To see all Rock Creek Forest listings on a map, please click HERE.

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

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Rock Creek Forest MD Homes For Sale 4/23/2014

Rock Creek Forest Elementary School - New building

A very belated update as the spring market has us running!  To see the homes that have been listed and already sold since our last post here, please check out the RCF 2014 Solds page. There are currently 7 houses under contract.

All homes and condos in this post are currently for sale in the Rock Creek Forest neighborhood. The top of the list features the newest listings, while those at the bottom have been on the market for a while. Marcie and Cati will usually 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!). 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. Full disclosure: Cati has lived (and sold real estate) in Rock Creek Forest for 8 years (after residing in NW Washington DC for the previous 11 years). (More about why this neighborhood is one of the DC suburbs’ best kept secrets here.) And if you have a question or want to chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at anytime!

Single Family Homes:

Derby Ridge Ln 2008 Derby Ridge Ln — $429,900. Townhouse with 2 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bath. 2 fireplaces. Backs to Rock Creek Park. A little dated perhaps, but — if you’re willing to put in the work — might be a nice deal as it’s priced quite a bit below some recent comps. Listed by Menkis Real Estate. (Photo courtesy of MRIS.) Days on market: 8
Rock Creek Forest Contemporary for sale 2621 Washington Ave — $1,795,000.
5 br, 4 full and 2 half baths. One of the largest homes in RCF, this is a unique custom-built contemporary on a half-acre lot. Sensational California flair — check out the virtual tour here. Listed with our own Evers & Co. Days on market: 12
Rock Creek Forest colonial for sale 8506 Grubb Rd — $629,000.
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Similar to the two recent listings on Spencer. Crisp white kitchen, updated baths, a sun room and a big deck in the back. Steps to the pool. Listed with Washington Fine Properties. (Photo courtesy of MRIS.) Days on market: 26
8019 Ellingson 8019 Ellingson Dr — $1,199,500. 4 BR/3 full and 1 half bath. Terrific 20-year old home with great space and colorful vibes. Steps from Rock Creek Park, 2 blocks to Candy Cane City or stables. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 47

There are no single family homes for rent at the moment.

Condos:

Rock Creek Gardens Currently, there are 5 condos for sale in Rock Creek Forest, ranging from $195,500 for a slightly dated 678 sf 1-bedroom unit to $264,900 for a 2-bedroom, 1 bath unit (without loft).

To see all Rock Creek Forest listings on a map, please click HERE.

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

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Rock Creek Forest MD Homes For Sale 3/14/2014

RCF School construction siteUpdate for3/14/14:  Another 2 new listings since last week, plus 3 new condos. No reductions. The townhouse from last week went under contract, and so did the rambler at the end of Grubb.

All homes and condos in this post are currently for sale in the Rock Creek Forest neighborhood. The top of the list features the newest listings, while those at the bottom have been on the market for a while. Marcie and Cati 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!). 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. Full disclosure: Cati has lived (and sold real estate) in Rock Creek Forest for 8 years (after residing in NW Washington DC for the previous 11 years). (More about why this neighborhood is one of the DC suburbs’ best kept secrets here.) And if you have a question or want to chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at anytime!

Single Family Homes:

Rock Creek Forest home for sale  NEW. 2327 Blaine Drive — $925,000. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, on an extra large, partially wooded lot of more than 13,000 sf. Nice flow and some recent updates in this 25-year old home on a one-block street. Listed by Long & Foster. (Photo courtesy of MRIS.) Days on market: 2
Rock Creek Forest MD colonial for sale  NEW. 2621 Spencer Drive — $699,900.
4 br, 2 full baths, deep, flat backyard. Obviously priced for its similarity to the one at 2613 Spencer which just closed this week.  This one has a little den on the first first floor, a nice rec room on the lower level and is overall in ready-to-go shape. Listed with Days on market: 1
8019 Ellingson 8019 Ellingson Dr — $1,199,500. 4 BR/3 full and 1 half bath. Terrific 20-year old home with great space and colorful vibes. Steps from Rock Creek Park, 2 blocks to Candy Cane City or stables. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 7

There also are two single family homes on the market for rent at the moment, for $2,550 and $2,895/month. Both are 3 bedroom ramblers.

Condos:

Rock Creek Gardens NEW. 2218 Washington Avenue- W-201 — $264,900. 2BR/1FB condo. 843 square feet. Nicely updated and seems priced to compare favorably. Fee: $385 per month. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 1
Rock Creek Gardens NEW. 2232 Washington Avenue- W-202 — $289,000. 1BR/1FB (plus upper level skylit loft) condo. At 889 square feet, this is one of the larger units on the upper floors. Fee: $458 per month. Listed with Redfin. Days on Market: 6
Rock Creek Gardens 2210 Washington Avenue- W-203 — $274,900. (Original LP $285,000.) 2BR/1FB condo. 865 square feet. Fee: $385 per month. Freshly painted, updated kitchen. Listed with Cottage Street Realty. Days on Market: 108
Rock Creek Gardens 2214 Washington Avenue- W-101 — $199,950. 1BR/1FB condo. 690 square feet. Fee: $483 per month. Fresh paint, refinished hardwood flooring and a nicely updated kitchen.Listed with Cottage Street Realty. Days on Market: 111
2213 Washington Avenue 2213 Washington Avenue- #W-203 — $255,800. 1BR/1FB. 709 square feet. Fee: $280 per month. (Orig. LP was $267,800). Beautifully remodeled with sparkling kitchen and shiny bathroom. Pretty cabinets. Lots of sunshine. Not sure why this one is still around? Listed with RE/MAX. Days on Market: 144

To see all Rock Creek Forest listings on a map, please click HERE.

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

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Rock Creek Forest MD Homes For Sale 3/7/2014

RCF Yard SnowUpdate for3/7/14: Finally, 2 new listings this week. The new one from last week already under contract. It’s March — this weekend, we’re setting the clocks to summer time, and there’s still snow everywhere!

All homes and condos in this post are currently for sale in the Rock Creek Forest neighborhood. The top of the list features the newest listings, while those at the bottom have been on the market for a while. Marcie and Cati 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!). 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. Full disclosure: Cati has lived (and sold real estate) in Rock Creek Forest for 8 years (after residing in NW Washington DC for the previous 11 years). (More about why this neighborhood is one of the DC suburbs’ best kept secrets here.) And if you have a question or want to chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at anytime!

Single Family Homes:

RCF home for sale NEW. 8019 Ellingson Dr — $1,199,500. 4 BR/3 full and 1 half bath. Terrific 20-year old home with great space and colorful vibes. Steps from Rock Creek Park, 2 blocks to Candy Cane City or stables. Listed with Long & Foster. (Photo courtesy of MRIS.) Days on Market: 0
 RCF townhouse for sale NEW. 2038 Derby Ridge Ln. $469,500. 3 BR/3 full and 1 half bath townhouse. Lovely home with renovated kitchen and other upgrades; FP; French doors to patio; backs to Rock Creek Park.  Listed with Abaris Realty. (Photo courtesy of MRIS.) Days on Market: 3
Rock Creek Forest Rambler for sale 8610 Grubb Rd —  REDUCED by $24k to $575,000. 5BR/2FB rambler right across from a park and the RCF Pool and Tennis Club. Steps to the Capital Crescent Trail. Move in condition. Renovated kitchen. Newer roof, gutters and windows. Nice deck out back. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 87

There also are two single family homes on the market for rent at the moment, for $2,550 and $2,895/month. Both are 3 bedroom ramblers.

Condos:

Rock Creek Gardens 2210 Washington Avenue- W-203 —  $274,900. (Original LP $285,000.) 2BR/1FB condo. 865 square feet. Fee: $385 per month. One of the larger units. Freshly painted, updated kitchen. Listed with Cottage Street Realty. Days on Market: 101
Rock Creek Gardens 2214 Washington Avenue- W-101 — $199,950. 1BR/1FB condo. 690 square feet. Fee: $483 per month. Fresh paint, refinished hardwood flooring and a nicely updated kitchen.Listed with Cottage Street Realty. Days on Market: 104
2213 Washington Avenue 2213 Washington Avenue- #W-203 — $255,800. 1BR/1FB. 709 square feet. Fee: $280 per month. (Orig. LP was $267,800). Beautifully remodeled with sparkling kitchen and shiny bathroom. Pretty cabinets. Lots of sunshine. Not sure why this one is still around? Listed with RE/MAX. Days on Market: 137

To see all Rock Creek Forest listings on a map, please click HERE.

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

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Rock Creek Forest MD Homes For Sale 2/21/2014

Rock Creek Park Update for 2/21/14:  One new listing (finally!). The abundance of recent MCPS snow days — unplanned “vacation” even for real estate parents — have forced us into a bit of hiatus as well. The good news, however, is that there hasn’t been an awful lot going on. (There were two other new listings since our last post, both of which sold pretty much right away.)  Also, there have been two closings. (Click here for the final prices.)

All homes and condos in this post are currently for sale in the Rock Creek Forest neighborhood. The top of the list features the newest listings, while those at the bottom have been on the market for a while. Marcie and Cati 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!). 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. Full disclosure: Cati has lived (and sold real estate) in Rock Creek Forest for 8 years (after residing in NW Washington DC for the previous 11 years). (More about why this neighborhood is one of the DC suburbs’ best kept secrets here.) And if you have a question or want to chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at anytime!

Single Family Homes:

8206 ellingson NEW. 8206 Ellingson Dr — $849,000. 4 BR/2 full and 2 half baths. Nicely renovated classic brick colonial, a block from Rock Creek Park as well as a block from the next Ride-On bus stop.  We will have a closer look over the weekend. (Current photo courtesy of MRIS.) Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 1
Rock Creek Forest Rambler for sale 8610 Grubb Rd —  $599,000. 5BR/2FB rambler right across from a park and the RCF Pool and Tennis Club. Steps to the Capital Crescent Trail. Move in condition. Renovated kitchen. Newer roof, gutters and windows. Nice deck out back. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 73

There also are two single family homes on the market for rent at the moment, for $2,700 and $2,895/month. Both are 3 bedroom ramblers.

Condos:

Rock Creek Gardens 2210 Washington Avenue- W-203 — REDUCED by $10k to $274,900. 2BR/1FB condo. 865 square feet. Fee: $385 per month. One of the larger units. Freshly painted, updated kitchen. Listed with Cottage Street Realty. Days on Market: 87
Rock Creek Gardens 2214 Washington Avenue- W-101 — $199,950. 1BR/1FB condo. 690 square feet. Fee: $483 per month. Fresh paint, refinished hardwood flooring and a nicely updated kitchen.Listed with Cottage Street Realty. Days on Market: 90
2213 Washington Avenue 2213 Washington Avenue- #W-203 — $255,800. 1BR/1FB. 709 square feet. Fee: $280 per month. (Orig. LP was $267,800). Beautifully remodeled with sparkling kitchen and shiny bathroom. Pretty cabinets. Lots of sunshine. Not sure why this one is still around? Listed with RE/MAX. Days on Market: 123
8331 Grubb Road 8331 Grubb Rd- #G-301 — $265,000.  2BR/1FB. At 843 square feet, a smaller 2BR unit. Fee: $388.62 per month. Overall in nice shape, with an updated kitchen. (Orig. LP was $285,000.)  Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 146

To see all Rock Creek Forest listings on a map, please click HERE.

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

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Rock Creek Forest MD Homes For Sale 1/31/2014

Rock Creek Park DCUpdate for 1/31/14:  Sadly, there are no new listings. One price drop, however. No new contracts. There have been two closings. (Click here for the final prices.)

All homes and condos in this post are currently for sale in the Rock Creek Forest neighborhood. The top of the list features the newest listings, while those at the bottom have been on the market for a while. Marcie and Cati 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!). 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. Full disclosure: Cati has lived (and sold real estate) in Rock Creek Forest for 8 years (after residing in NW Washington DC for the previous 11 years). (More about why this neighborhood is one of the DC suburbs’ best kept secrets here.) And if you have a question or want to chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at anytime!

Single Family Homes:

Estate sale RCF 2202 Ross Rd — $479,000. 4 BR/2.5 BTH rambler on the Silver Spring side of RCF, a block from Rosemary Hills Park. Needs complete renovation or might be torn  down. Nice lot size (8,067 sf). Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 14
Rock Creek Forest Rambler for sale 8610 Grubb Rd —  $599,000. 5BR/2FB rambler right across from a park and the RCF Pool and Tennis Club. Steps to the Capital Crescent Trail. Move in condition. Renovated kitchen. Newer roof, gutters and windows. Nice deck out back. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 52

There also are two single family homes on the market for rent at the moment, for $2,600 and $2,895/month. Both are 3 BR/3 Bath ramblers.

Condos:

Rock Creek Gardens 2210 Washington Avenue- W-203 — REDUCED by $10k to $274,900. 2BR/1FB condo. 865 square feet. Fee: $385 per month. One of the larger units. Freshly painted, updated kitchen. Listed with Cottage Street Realty. Days on Market: 66
Rock Creek Gardens 2214 Washington Avenue- W-101 — $199,950. 1BR/1FB condo. 690 square feet. Fee: $483 per month. Fresh paint, refinished hardwood flooring and a nicely updated kitchen.Listed with Cottage Street Realty. Days on Market: 69
Rock Creek Gardens 2 2212 Washington Avenue- #W-204 — $275,000. 1BR/1FB. In our opinion, the best deal to be had at the moment. 1,145 square feet. Fee: $483/mo. Gorgeous 2-story unit with wood burning fireplace, hardwood flooring, and large bonus loft space. In-unit W/D.Listed with Ling & Foster. Days on Market: 74
2213 Washington Avenue 2213 Washington Avenue- #W-203 — $255,800. 1BR/1FB. 709 square feet. Fee: $280 per month. Beautifully remodeled with sparkling kitchen and shiny bathroom. Pretty cabinets. Lots of sunshine. Not sure why this one is still around? Listed with Remax. Days on Market: 108
8331 Grubb Road 8331 Grubb Rd- #G-301 — $265,000.  2BR/1FB. At 843 square feet, a smaller 2BR unit. Fee: $388.62 per month. Nicely remodeled with sparkling kitchen and shiny bathroom. Pretty cabinets. Lots of sunshine. Not sure why this one is still around? Recent small price drop. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 129

To see all Rock Creek Forest listings on a map, please click HERE.

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

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Rock Creek Forest MD Homes For Sale 1/24/2014

Rock Creek Forest neighborhood in the snow Update for 1/24/14:  A soft coat of snow for a peaceful look. One new listing. No price drops, no new contracts. Oh, well.

All homes and condos in this post are currently for sale in the Rock Creek Forest neighborhood. The top of the list features the newest listings, while those at the bottom have been on the market for a while. Marcie and Cati 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!). 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. Full disclosure: Cati has lived (and sold real estate) in Rock Creek Forest for 8 years (after residing in NW Washington DC for the previous 11 years). (More about why this neighborhood is one of the DC suburbs’ best kept secrets here.) And if you have a question or want to chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at anytime!

Single Family Homes:

Estate sale RCF 2202 Ross Rd — $479,000. 4 BR/2.5 BTH rambler on the Silver Spring side of RCF, a block from Rosemary Hills Park. Needs complete renovation or might be torn  down. Nice lot size (8,067 sf). Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 7
Rock Creek Forest Rambler for sale 8610 Grubb Rd — TEMPORARILY OFF THE MARKET. $599,000. 5BR/2FB rambler right across from a park and the RCF Pool and Tennis Club. Steps to the Capital Crescent Trail. Move in condition. Renovated kitchen. Newer roof, gutters and windows. Nice deck out back. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 50
2811 Blaine 2811 Blaine Drive — $675,000. UNDER CONTRACT W/ 72-hr KICK-OUT. 3BR/3FB sunny rambler in a fantastic location, right near the stables. Move in condition. Updated kitchen. Nice walk-out basement with loads of storage. Attached garage and great deck out back. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 33

There also are two single family homes on the market for rent at the moment, for $2,600 and $2,895/month. Both are 3 BR/3 Bath ramblers.

Condos:

Rock Creek Gardens 2210 Washington Avenue- W-203 — $285,000. 2BR/1FB condo. 865 square feet. Fee: $385 per month. One of the larger units. Freshly painted, updated kitchen. Listed with Cottage Street Realty. Days on Market: 59
Rock Creek Gardens 2214 Washington Avenue- W-101 — $199,950. 1BR/1FB condo. 690 square feet. Fee: $483 per month. Fresh paint, refinished hardwood flooring and a nicely updated kitchen.Listed with Cottage Street Realty. Days on Market: 62
Rock Creek Gardens 2 2212 Washington Avenue- #W-204 — $275,000. 1BR/1FB. In our opinion, the best deal to be had at the moment. 1,145 square feet. Fee: $483/mo. Gorgeous 2-story unit with wood burning fireplace, hardwood flooring, and large bonus loft space. In-unit W/D.Listed with Ling & Foster. Days on Market: 67
2213 Washington Avenue 2213 Washington Avenue- #W-203 — $255,800. 1BR/1FB. 709 square feet. Fee: $280 per month. Beautifully remodeled with sparkling kitchen and shiny bathroom. Pretty cabinets. Lots of sunshine. Not sure why this one is still around? Listed with Remax. Days on Market: 101
8331 Grubb Road 8331 Grubb Rd- #G-301 — $265,000.  2BR/1FB. At 843 square feet, a smaller 2BR unit. Fee: $388.62 per month. Nicely remodeled with sparkling kitchen and shiny bathroom. Pretty cabinets. Lots of sunshine. Not sure why this one is still around? Recent small price drop. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 122

To see all Rock Creek Forest listings on a map, please click HERE.

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

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Rock Creek Forest MD Homes for Sale 1/4/14

Coffield CenterUpdate for 1/4/14: One under contract (hooray!).  And that’s about it, but for an increase in days on market.

All homes and condos in this post are currently for sale in the Rock Creek Forest neighborhood. The top of the list features the newest listings, while those at the bottom have been on the market for a while. Marcie and Cati 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!). 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. Full disclosure: Cati has lived (and sold real estate) in Rock Creek Forest for 8 years (after residing in NW Washington DC for the previous 11 years). (More about why this neighborhood is one of the DC suburbs’ best kept secrets here.) And if you have a question or want to chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at anytime!

Single Family Homes:

Rock Creek Forest Rambler for sale 8610 Grubb Rd, $619,000
5BR/2FB rambler right across from a park and the RCF Pool and Tennis Club. Steps to the Capital Crescent Trail. Move in condition. Renovated kitchen. Newer roof, gutters and windows. Nice deck out back. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 32
2811 Blaine 2811 Blaine Drive, $675,000
UNDER CONTRACT W/ 72-hr KICK-OUT. 3BR/3FB sunny rambler in a fantastic location, right near the stables. Move in condition. Updated kitchen. Nice walk-out basement with loads of storage. Attached garage and great deck out back. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 33

There also are three single family homes on the market for rent at the moment, ranging from $2,500 to $2,895.

Condos:

Rock Creek Gardens 2210 Washington Avenue- W-203, $285,000
2BR/1FB condo. 865 square feet. Fee: $385 per month. One of the larger units. Freshly painted, updated kitchen. Listed with Cottage Street Realty. Days on Market: 38
Rock Creek Gardens 2214 Washington Avenue- W-101, $199,950
1BR/1FB condo. 690 square feet. Fee: $483 per month. Fresh paint, refinished hardwood flooring and a nicely updated kitchen.Listed with Cottage Street Realty. Days on Market: 41
Rock Creek Gardens 2 2212 Washington Avenue- #W-204, $275,000
1BR/1FB. In our opinion, the best deal to be had at the moment. 1,145 square feet. Fee: $483/mo. Gorgeous 2-story unit with wood burning fireplace, hardwood flooring, and large bonus loft space. In-unit W/D.Listed with Ling & Foster. Days on Market: 46
2213 Washington Avenue 2213 Washington Avenue- #W-203 , $260,800
1BR/1FB. 709 square feet. Fee: $280 per month. Beautifully remodeled with sparkling kitchen and shiny bathroom. Pretty cabinets. Lots of sunshine. Not sure why this one is still around? Listed with Remax. Days on Market: 80
8331 Grubb Road 8331 Grubb Rd- #G-301 , $265,000
Reduced by $10k. 2BR/1FB. At 843 square feet, a smaller 2BR unit. Fee: $388.62 per month. Nicely remodeled with sparkling kitchen and shiny bathroom. Pretty cabinets. Lots of sunshine. Not sure why this one is still around? Recent small price drop. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 101

To see all Rock Creek Forest listings on a map, please click HERE.

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

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Rock Creek Forest MD Homes for Sale Update 12/27/13

Renovations at RCF ESHappy Holidays, neighbors! This is a slightly dated picture of the Rock Creek Forest ES renovation. As you know, it’s looking decidedly more barren these days. Now to our update for 12/27/13: Nothing new to report. Nada. Zilch. Not unexpected during this holiday week. Happy New Year to all!

All homes and condos in this post are currently for sale in the Rock Creek Forest neighborhood. The top of the list features the newest listings, while those at the bottom have been on the market for a while. Marcie and Cati 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!). 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. Full disclosure: Cati has lived (and sold real estate) in Rock Creek Forest for 8 years (after residing in NW Washington DC for the previous 11 years). (More about why this neighborhood is one of the DC suburbs’ best kept secrets here.) And if you have a question or want to chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at anytime!

Single Family Homes:

Rock Creek Forest Rambler for sale 8610 Grubb Rd, $619,000
5BR/2FB rambler right across from a park and the RCF Pool and Tennis Club. Steps to the Capital Crescent Trail. Move in condition. Renovated kitchen. Newer roof, gutters and windows. Nice deck out back. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 25
2811 Blaine 2811 Blaine Drive, $675,000
UNDER CONTRACT W/ 72-hr KICK-OUT. 3BR/3FB sunny rambler in a fantastic location, right near the stables. Move in condition. Updated kitchen. Nice walk-out basement with loads of storage. Attached garage and great deck out back. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 33
2709 Blaine 2709 Blaine Drive, $735,000
4BR/2FB/1HB. Standard colonial on pretty part of Blaine Drive. Loads of room in this house. Updated kitchen with granite. Paneled office. Retro tiki-bar in the basement (what’s not to love!). Beautiful tree out back. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 85

There also are four single family homes on the market for rent at the moment, ranging from $2,500 for a smaller 3 br/1.5 bath rambler to $3,900 for a 5 bedroom/3.5 bath newer home on a quiet block near Rock Creek Park.

Condos:

Rock Creek Gardens 2210 Washington Avenue- W-203, $285,000
2BR/1FB condo. 865 square feet. Fee: $385 per month. One of the larger units. Freshly painted, updated kitchen. Listed with Cottage Street Realty. Days on Market: 31
Rock Creek Gardens 2214 Washington Avenue- W-101, $199,950
1BR/1FB condo. 690 square feet. Fee: $483 per month. Fresh paint, refinished hardwood flooring and a nicely updated kitchen.Listed with Cottage Street Realty. Days on Market: 34
Rock Creek Gardens 2 2212 Washington Avenue- #W-204, $275,000
1BR/1FB. In our opinion, the best deal to be had at the moment. 1,145 square feet. Fee: $483/mo. Gorgeous 2-story unit with wood burning fireplace, hardwood flooring, and large bonus loft space. In-unit W/D.Listed with Ling & Foster. Days on Market: 39
2213 Washington Avenue 2213 Washington Avenue- #W-203 , $260,800
1BR/1FB. 709 square feet. Fee: $280 per month. Beautifully remodeled with sparkling kitchen and shiny bathroom. Pretty cabinets. Lots of sunshine. Not sure why this one is still around? Listed with Remax. Days on Market: 73
8331 Grubb Road 8331 Grubb Rd- #G-301 , $265,000
Reduced by $10k. 2BR/1FB. At 843 square feet, a smaller 2BR unit. Fee: $388.62 per month. Nicely remodeled with sparkling kitchen and shiny bathroom. Pretty cabinets. Lots of sunshine. Not sure why this one is still around? Recent small price drop. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 94

To see all Rock Creek Forest listings on a map, please click HERE.

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

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Rock Creek Forest Update 10/21

It’s been a month since my last update. Once more, there simply wasn’t a whole lot to report when it came to new homes hitting the market. Talk about low inventory — right now, we don’t have a single active listing in Rock Creek Forest!

Mid-Century modern home in Rock Creek Forest, Chevy Chase, MD
Tucked away on a cul-de-sac and unassuming from the street, the house has dramatic views of the Park and received 5 offers after the first weekend

Thus, it will not come as a surprise that the only new listing, a mid-century modern house with walls of glass on two floors and surprising views of Rock Creek Park, sold immediately. According to the listing agent, the sellers received 5 offers, so it would be safe to assume the price might have escalated over the asking price of $699. We’ll see.

Also gone UNDER CONTRACT:

  • the (equally well-priced) split level at 8103 Meadowbrook Lane, after only 11 days on the market.
  • the rambler at 2107 Ross Rd (after 24 days)
  • the expanded colonial at 2635 Colston Rd (after 44 days and one price reduction)

HOMES THAT CLOSED during the past month:

  • 2210 Mark Ct on the Silver Spring side, for $551,000 ($17,000 above the asking price)
  • 2317 PEGGY LN, SILVER SPRING, MD 20910, Seller Subsidy:$10000.0, Close Price:  $539,500 (original price), 11 DOM; split level, lot 7,937 sf

WITHDRAWN

  • After 61 days, the townhouse at 2002 Derby Ridge Ln, down from $47,000 to $465,000, was taken off the market
  • 2808 East West Highway, a pre-approved short sale ($539,000) with some beautiful updates and features, had a 2-month contract fall through just as the lender was about to give it the seal of approval. The buyers had an inexplicable change of heart. Rumor has it that the sellers have decided to hold on to the house, rather than putting it back on the market.
MCM Contemporary in Rock Creek Forest
Tucked away with great views of Rock Creek Park

That would be it for now. While there isn’t anything available right now, the contracts re still contingent, and you can always check here for any active MLS listings for Rock Creek Forest that might come up. To see what has closed in RCF this year so far, click here.

Or stay tuned for the next update! (If you are generally interested in buying a home in RCF or another neighborhood, click here.)