What’s New In Rock Creek Forest Real Estate?

View of Rock Creek Park from the first-floor deck of the townhouse.
Idyllic RCF setting: Derby Ridge Lane — view of Rock Creek Park (in DC) from the row house

Nothing, really. The one house that came on the market last week pretty much sold immediately — reportedly with four or five offers. That was not a surprise — the place It was not only pretty, bright and move-in ready, it was also very well priced. In short: it was the kind of house we’re lacking in our slim inventory.

Every agent we talk to in this area has the same complaint: there’s not a whole lot we can offer. We all seem to have plenty of eager buyers and little we can pull out of the hat for them — at least that’s the case in the neighborhoods many of them are hoping to move to: Chevy Chase, close-in Silver Spring, Colonial Village, Shepherd Park, Takoma Park, Bethesda, Northwest DC.

Rock Creek Forest makes no exception. To the contrary, it seems to be worse here because in many ways, we have the best of all worlds: Chevy Chase schools, Silver Spring prices, DC commute. If you have had any thoughts of selling, now might be the time. There will be little competition out there, and a lot of demand.

So, no new listings for this weekend! 2635 Colston Drive and the Derby Ridge Lane townhouse are the only two houses for sale right now. The situation with rental houses is similar: A new rental on East West Highway earlier this week was gone within a few days. A total of four houses are under contract.

To see the homes for sale in Rock Creek Forest, click here. If you are generally interested in buying a home in RCF or another neighborhood, click here.

Happy Labor Weekend to all of you — see you at the pool!