Entries by Andrew Goodman

Apex Developer Proposes 24/7 Demolition in Downtown Bethesda

As featured in Bethesda Magazine.  Montgomery County is weighing a developer’s request to conduct round-the-clock demolition of the Apex building in downtown Bethesda starting as soon as August. Working during nights and on weekends would speed up the demolition process, enabling crews to level the 150,000-square-foot building in roughly two months instead of four, according to […]

Pre-Approval Should Always Be Your First Step

As featured in Simplifying the Market In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is […]

1 in 3 homebuyers now makes offers sight unseen

As featured in WTOP WASHINGTON — The housing market has come to this: buyers are willing to get a jump on the competition by making an offer based on just the pictures they see. Real estate listing firm Redfin said 33 percent of people who bought a home in the last year made an offer […]

First-Timer Primer: Taxes and Profit from Selling a Home

As featured in DC Urban Turf. In this First-Timer Primer, we look at an individual’s tax liability associated with the sale of their home. Here’s the overall picture: For most people, capital gains from selling a home aren’t taxed. The exception is one of the biggest in the tax code — for a single person, up […]

Development Proposal for WMAL Site Headed Before Planning Board

As featured in Bethesda Magazine. A proposal to build 309 homes in Bethesda on a swath of land that is largely vacant except for several WMAL radio towers has gotten support from Montgomery County planning staff despite some community pushback. Planners recommended approval of the preliminary plan for the roughly 75-acre site, and the proposal is […]

How the government contributes to the low supply of starter homes

As featured in The Washington Post. I hear a lot of criticism of millennials, with some implying they’re lazy and perhaps entitled. However, when I look critically at this group I don’t see much difference between them and my generation at the same point in life. My generation — Gen Xers — was criticized in […]