Entries by Meg McParland

Will This Eventually Be the Tallest Building in Bethesda?

About a year ago, discussion swirled around Montgomery County’s approval of what would be the tallest building in Bethesda, a two-tower project that will replace the Apex building on Wisconsin Avenue. Now, a new proposal may deliver an even taller property just blocks away. Developer entities Bethmont and Bethesda Land are partnering up to replace the […]

Snow Expected Early Saturday Morning

A National Weather Service meteorologist predicted Friday morning that Montgomery County will likely see 1 to 3 inches of snowfall Saturday morning. “We’ll start to see precipitation move into the area late tonight, probably after 3 a.m.,” Andrew Snyder, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia, said. “There might be a little […]

Inside The Yard’s first co-working space in D.C.

Washington has a new co-working player — and this one’s from out of town. The Yard, a New York-based company with 11 other locations, opens its first D.C. site Thursday, at the Hine School development on Capitol Hill. The co-working provider expanded into Philadelphia and Boston earlier this year, making the District its third market […]

Council Approves Purchase of Bethesda Row Land for Future Park Use

Downtown Bethesda will have a new park and civic space. The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday approved the $8.5 million purchase of 0.4 acres next to Bethesda Row. The county plans to turn it into the “Capital Crescent Civic Green.” The land is across from the Landmark Theatres Bethesda Row Cinema near the intersection of […]

How to Save on a Mortgage Payment Whether Buying or Selling

In Trulia’s recent report, Rent vs. Buy: Roommate Edition, they examined the impact that renting with a roommate has in determining whether it is more expensive to rent or buy. The study explains: “Since we started keeping track in 2012, it’s been a better deal to buy than rent in America’s largest housing markets – and for much of […]

The D.C. Council and Mayor Bowser Finally Agree on What Should Happen to Four Vacant City-Owned Houses in Anacostia

In an unexpected turn of events, District lawmakers and Mayor Muriel Bowser have reached consensus on the fate of four properties in Historic Anacostia that have remained derelict and in D.C.’s possession for many years. Since late 2016, both sides had wrangled over which branch of government has the legal authority to control redevelopment plans for the properties. […]

Millennials Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs

A report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less. The trend continued among all buyers with a mortgage, as 73% made a down payment of less than 20%. An article by Chase points to a new wave of millennial homebuyers: “We teamed up with Google to help us […]

Chevy Chase Supermarket To Close in April

Chevy Chase Supermarket, a family-owned grocery store for nearly 60 years, will close in April. Brothers and co-owners Jason and Kevin Kirsch announced the closure on Facebook Tuesday morning. “Without the support of our dedicated employees and this community, we would not have prospered through the years. We are grateful,” Jason Kirsch wrote in a […]

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! […]