Close It!™ House of the Week: A darling Bethesda bungalow

For this week's pick, we're venturing down Western Avenue into one of Bethesda's nicest neighborhoods to check out a darling bungalow. Located about a mile from the Friendship Heights Metro, this home is within walking distance of plenty of shops, restaurants, trails and transportation options. It's listed at $650,000.

There's two bedrooms plus a finished attic that can be used for an additional bedroom or office space. It has a large deck in the back yard and a wooden picket fence in the front yard, increasing the amount of space for kids and pets to safely roam. 

Assuming a homebuyer puts down 20 percent on a conventional loan, her cash to close number will be approximately $149,121.72. Monthly payments will then be around $2,859.85 per month. For a complete picture of the cash to close, or for a run-down of the seller's side of the deal, plug the numbers into the Web version of Close It™ or download the free iOS app.

Close It™ House of the Week: A Tudor for entertaining

This week we're looking at a Tudor style home in Bethesda, Maryland with plenty of space for entertaining guests both inside and out. It's listed at $734,500.

This house has a large living room adjacent to the kitchen, which has a peninsula and granite counters as well as classic white appliances that include a brand new dishwasher and microwave. During warmer months, the deck is ideal for hosting outdoor dinner parties and barbecues. 

Assuming a homebuyer puts down 20 percent on a conventional loan, her cash to close number will be approximately $166,518.81. The monthly payments would then be around $4,087.31 per month. For a complete picture of the cash to close, or for a run-down of the seller's side of the deal, plug the numbers into the Web version of Close It™ or download the free iOS app.

Close It!™ House of the Week: Large deck with spectacular views

This week we're checking out a contemporary, fully renovated detached single family home in the Fairway Hills neighborhood of Bethesda, Maryland. This living room of this home looks out on to a fantastic deck and spectacular views of Virginia. 

Large windows and skylights let in lots of sunshine. This house also has a custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances. It's four bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in all plus a family room, laundry room and separate exercise room. It's listed at $855,000.

Assuming a homebuyer puts down 20 percent on a conventional loan, her cash to close number will be approximately $194,712.59. The monthly payments would then be around $4,087.31 per month. For a complete picture of the cash to close, or for a run-down of the seller's side of the deal, plug the numbers into the Web version of Close It™ or download the free iOS app

Close It!™ House of the Week: Hidden gem near Downtown Bethesda

This week we head up the street from the District and over to Wilson Avenue near Downtown Bethesda to check out a 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath detached single family home with lots of yard and a deep driveway. 

Hardwood floors, walk-in closets and lots of sunlight are just some of the features this house has to offer. The chef's kitchen has custom cabinets and an 8-foot kitchen island plus two ovens and a pantry. 

Assuming a homebuyer puts down 20 percent on a conventional loan, her cash to close number will be approximately $248.348.16. The monthly payments would then be around $5,083.30 per month. For a complete picture of the cash to close, or for a run-down of the seller's side of the deal, plug the numbers into the Web version of Close It™ or download the free iOS app.

Close It™ House of the Week: A Cape Cod near the Crescent Trail

This week we take a look at a Cape Cod style home with four bedrooms and four bathrooms in over 2,700 feet of living space located just across the DC border in Bethesda, Maryland.

This house has a fireplace in the large living room plus a dining room that opens into a kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The house was built in 1951 and renovated in 2006. It recently dropped in price. 

Assuming a homebuyer puts down 20 percent on a conventional loan, her cash to close number will be approximately $212,329.64. The monthly payments would then be around $4,535.03 per month. For a complete picture of the cash to close, or for a run-down of the seller's side of the deal, plug the numbers into the Web version of Close It™ or download the free iOS app.

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