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New Listing! 4608 Dorset Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder
                           
Welcome to this mid-century modern home in the heart of the Town of Somerset. This spacious residence features light-filled rooms, clean lines and bucolic views. There is a welcoming foyer, an expansive living room with a handsome fireplace, three bedrooms, including a master suite, two full baths and den on the main level. The walk-out lower level boasts over-sized picture windows, a renovated sun-drenched stainless steel and granite kitchen with island and breakfast bar, light and airy dining room, open family room, bedroom and full bath. With its spacious feel, great entertainment flow and exceptional location, this property provides an outstanding opportunity.  Within walking distance are METRO, Somerset Elementary School, Norwood Park, the Capital Crescent Trail and the fine shops, restaurants and vibrant night life of Friendship Heights and Bethesda. 
 
Somerset, founded in 1890, elects a mayor and council members, publishes a monthly town journal, and has its own swimming pool, town hall, and tennis courts. It is known for its small town atmosphere and sense of community. Sledding on the Cumberland Avenue Hill after a snowfall is a town tradition as is the Fourth of July parade and picnic.
 
 
MAIN LEVEL:
• Welcoming foyer with two coat closets 
• Elegant living room with large picture window, display shelving and wood burning fireplace
• Versatile sitting room or den with access to master bedroom 
• Spacious master bedroom with overhead lighting, abundant closet space and tree-top views
• Master bath with pedestal sink, shower, Toto toilet and beadboard wainscoting
• Second bedroom with overhead lighting, deep closet, and two exposures
• Jack and Jill bathroom with built-in shelves – this bathroom opens to the second and third bedroom
• Third bedroom with overhead lighting and walk-in closet
 
LOWER LEVEL:
• Renovated kitchen with exceptional cabinet space, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, Miele exhaust hood, large center island and breakfast bar, recessed and pendant lighting, new ceramic tile flooring and outside entrance
• Open dining room with a wall-of-windows, chair rail molding, built-in cabinets, and hardwood floors
• Spacious family room with oversized picture window and bucolic views, chair rail molding, display shelving, new wall-to-wall carpeting, overhead lighting and entrance to the backyard
• Fourth bedroom or office with overhead lighting and new wall-to-wall carpeting
• Full hall bath 
• Laundry and utility room with huge storage area 
 
ADDITIONAL AMENITIES:
• Hardwood floors on main level 
• Pull down stairs to attic 
• New front walkway
• Walking distance to Metro and downtown Bethesda and Friendship Heights
• Town of Somerset pool, tennis courts and basketball court
 
SPECIFICS:
• Price: $1,050,000
• Lot Size: 8,515 square feet
• Legal description: Lot 17 Block: 9
• Subdivision: Somerset Heights
• Year Built: 1950
• Schools: Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle, and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High
• Estimated taxes and non-tax charges in the first fiscal year are $13,707

September 2017 Montgomery County Market Trends Report

by Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS®

Median sales price highest since September 2007

September’s tally of 946 closed sales increased over last year’s level by 3.2 percent and also above the five-year September average by 2.2 percent. The 1,099 new pending sales marked a 3.9 percent dip from last September and beat the five-year September average by 3.0 percent, or 32 contracts. There were 1,602 new listings added in September, 2.7 percent less than last September’s mark. The 2,770 active listings dip far below last September’s active listing total of 2,915 (-5.0%). The 2,770 active listings heading into August represent 2.7 months of supply given the average sales pace over the last twelve months, favoring the seller slightly more than the 2.8 months of supply last September. Half of the homes sold in September were on the market 24 days or less, four days quicker than the median DOM in September 2016. The average DOM was also four days quicker at 46 days. The $410,000 median in September was 4.6 percent higher than last September’s median of $392,000 – and the highest September value since 2007. Closed sales rose in the detached and condo/co-op segments while dipping in the townhouse segment.

Washington, DC – (October 10, 2017) – The following analysis of the Montgomery County, MD housing market has been prepared for the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® based on analysis of Bright MLS multiple listing data by MarketStats by ShowingTime.

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Phyllis Wiesenfelder
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
4650 East West Highway
Bethesda MD 20814
Direct: (301)215-6915
Mobile: (301)529-3896
Fax: Office: 301-907-7600