B-CC Reductions: Location, Luxury, or Fix-Me-Up?

What a gorgeous weekend to get out there and scout for housing possibilities! Below are some different types of properties that have reduced in price. Are you most interested in a close-in location, a large luxury home, or a fixer-upper opportunity? They’re all here. I have included this as a “DC” posting because two of my choices are so close to the line that you urbanites might actually like them. If you want to track your own reductions by neighborhood you can do so by signing up for Redfin alerts.



4960 Western Ave - $779,000, 3 bed/2.5 bath detached house pictured above, down from $799,000. This is in Crestview, on the Maryland side of Western Ave. and just on the edge of expensive AU Park. From here you can easily walk to Fort Bayard Park, or grab a sandwich at Western Market just a few doors down. The Friendship Heights Metro and shopping area are within walking distance too. Westgate Elelmentary School (public) is in this neighborhood. 

5019 Westport Rd - $1,349,000, 4 bed/3 bath colonial on a large lot. Just reduced from $1,399,000, this house is on a quiet street just across River Rd. from the house mentioned above. It is a couple of blocks from Willard Park in one direction, or the same distance the opposite way you get to Bloomingdale’s, the Metro and general Friendship Heights action. Besides the stores and restaurants, a new community center is being built there too. Open Sunday May 25, 1-4.

5900 Kirby Rd. – $899,000 down from $949,000. This is a ”pristine” 4 bed/3 bath rambler with large, landscaped lot, in Pineview/Landon. I used to prefer colonials but I now realize that ramblers can be really nice and are a good option if you are thinking about expanding one day. If you have not checked one out, take a look. Open Sunday May 25, 1-4.


9401 Linden Ave. - $549,000, down from $599,000. This 2 bed/1.5 bath fixer-upper is on a large lot that could accomodate expansion. The property is in the heart of Maplewood/Alta Vista, which is between Old Georgetown Rd. and Rockville Pike, just north of the NIH. It is a typical family suburb with easy car access to Bethesda, I-495, Rockville, etc. – and close to the BCC-YMCA. 


9517 Kentstone Dr. - $1,299,900 down from $1,349,000, in Wyngate. This is a new 6 bed/5.5 bath home with lots of bells and whistles. It has been on the market for various prices since September. The listing agent says it is now the best deal in a new Bethesda home. There is no square footage information so it’s hard to know, but the pictures are great. Also close to the BCC-YMCA, Beltway, etc. Open Sunday May 25, 1-4.