Montgomery County, MD Real Estate News

Rocktobierfest, Saturday, October 1, 2022 Rocktobierfest features two stages of entertainment, including German and rock music. Guests can also enjoy beverages for sale by local breweries and participants, food, and an artisan shopping area. This annual event attracts more than 3,000 people to Rockville Town Center.Event Location and DateRockville Town CenterSaturday, October 1, 202211 a.m. - 5 p.m.Parking Free parking is available throughout town center. Locations include the Council Office Building on Fleet Street, and the City Hall lot. Paid parking is available in the Town Square Route 355 and North Washington Street garages. Dawson's Market parking spaces are reserved for customers only and will be strictly enforced. Metro Take the Metro red line to the Rockville station. Exit on t...
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Montgomery County Commission for Women Self Defense Seminars The Montgomery County Commission for Women is offering self defense seminars this fall. To learn more or register, visit http://ow.ly/aG8Z50KOhAFThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6190Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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Book Recommendation: The War Librarian by Addison ArmstrongI enjoyed reading The War Librarian (2022), the second historical novel by American author Addison Armstrong, and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. The Paris Library meets The Flight Girls in this captivating historical novel about the sacrifice and courage necessary to live a life of honor, inspired by the first female volunteer librarians during World War I and the first women accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy.Two women. One secret. A truth worth fighting for.1918. Timid and shy Emmaline Balakin lives more in books than her own life. That is, until an envelope crosses her desk at the Dead Letter Office bearing a name from her past, and Emmaline decides to fi...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Rail Safety Week Did you know that every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train? Help us stop track tragedies. Always be cautious when approaching railroad crossings, obey the laws and never trespass (even to take a quick selfie!), and know what to do if your vehicle is stuck. Learn more about rail safety here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.You've seen the news reports of a train hitting a police car. Don't let that happen to you. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6189Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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City Attorney Lynn Board Receives Lifetime Achievement Award The Maryland Municipal Attorneys’ Association (MMAA) presented Gaithersburg City Attorney Lynn Board with a Lifetime Achievement Award that recognizes her 30+ years of exceptional service to the MMAA and municipalities across Maryland.Read more https://gburg.md/3eO3LZvThis is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.Congratulations to Lynn Board. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6167Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Winterize Your Car Emergency Kit Happy Fall, y'all! Get your car emergency kit ready for the fall weather and the upcoming winter season with our checklist: http://bit.ly/2PePdjGDon't let car troubles, road closures or weather take you by surprise. Wherever you travel, always be prepared #MoCoPrepares #MoCoThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland Emergency Management announcement. Dog Garden Feature, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6160Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office)
Price Reduced! 55+ Leisure World 15401 Bassett Ln3BSilver Spring MD 2090655+ Active Senior community - 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom condo located in a garden style elevator building. All new paint and carpet. Spacious living room and dining room with built-in cabinet. Glass enclosed balcony with lovely view of green space. Kitchen has some updates with white cabinets and new LVP flooring. Primary bedroom and bathroom with step-in shower and large closet. Second bedroom and hall bathroom with tub/shower. Full size washer and dryer in unit. All utilities are included in the condo fee. Covered carport parking #3B has extra storage cabinet. Enjoy all the community amenities including: 18-hole golf course, 2 clubhouses, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, tennis, theater, restaurants, library...
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Affordable Housing Dedicated at Parkside Landing Apartments in RockvilleThe Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) participated in financing, with a 40-year Housing Initiative Fund (HIF) loan of $5,342,517, to support preservation and renovation of 177 affordable units at Parkside Landing Apartments in Rockville. Through lending, DHCA supported preserving 118 affordable units and producing 59 additional affordable units – for a total of 177 units now priced affordably.Parkside Landing Apartments has a total of 236 garden-style, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment units. The City of Rockville’s public housing agency, Rockville Housing Enterprises, Inc. (RHE), acquired the apartment property in 2012 to preserve the affordable rental community and recently ...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Buying your first home is exciting, but it can be a little stressful when you do not have a direct plan. If you want to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible, These are the “7 Things to Look for In An Investment Property For the First Time” The best time to start investing in real estate is when you are young.The second the best time is now! Investing in real estate is an option that should be considered at all stages of your life. You do not need to wait until you are in a certain financial position before you start investing.On this post, I want to encourage you to study the world of investing in real estate. Specifically, investing money to buy properties for cash flow. Meaning that you could purchase a property, rent it to someone, have enough money to pay the mortg...
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Main Street Farmers Market in Kentlands    MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET 301 Main Street   OPEN YEAR-ROUND Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM ____________   CURRENT MAIN STREET MARKET VENDORS   BdotBreakfast: Enjoy a BIG breakfast with all your favorite dishes!   Amazonica Coffee: Fresh brewed Brazillian coffee, and whole or ground beans.   F.F. Simply Snacks: All natural homemade sweets. At market the 1st and 3rd week of each month.   Homestead Farms: Seasonal produce -- tomatoes are here!   M&M Plants: Potted herbs, tomato plants, hanging baskets, and more!   Misc. Distillery: Locally produced spirits. At market the 1st and 3rd week of each month.   Novel Chef Bakery: A large selection of cookies and unique book-bound cookie boxes -- perfect for gifting!   Panateca DC: Enjoy a taste of Venezuelan cui...
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Taiwan Bubble Tea Festival, Rockville, Maryland Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Rockville Town CenterThe Taiwan Bubble Tea Festival is a family-friendly event open to all and includes live bands, cultural performances and vendors offering bubble tea, traditional cuisine and commemorative merchandise.Learn MoreThis is a City of Rockville, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5545Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Additional Pickleball Courts Available for Kentlands ResidentsPickleball players who are residents in the Kentlands community within Gaithersburg, Maryland will be happy to see the announcement that two additional pickleball courts are now available for use.   Zinnia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5486Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Book Recommendation: Survivor's Guilt by Robyn GiglI enjoyed reading Survivor's Guilt (2022) by attorney and activist Robyn Gigl and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author an this novel. This the second book featuring defense attorney Erin McCabe. LAMBDA Literary Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Literature | CrimeReads Most Anticipated Crime Fiction Of 2022 | SheReads Best Mystery Books Coming in 2022LGBTQ+ activist Robyn Gigl tackles the complexities of gender, power, and human trafficking with a ripped-from-the-headlines plot in her second legal thriller featuring Erin McCabe, a protagonist who, like the author, is a transgender attorney.At first, the death of millionaire businessman Charles Parsons seems like a straightforward suicide. There’s ...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
"Hi, my name is Andrea Bedard, and I am a Diversity and Inclusion Champion!"REALTORS® wear many hats. We have to adapt quickly, problem solve, navigate an ever-changing market and ever-evolving industry, continuously learn and commit to serving our local communities in the best ways possible.My local board of REALTORS®, GCAAR (Greater Capital Association of REALTORS®) challenged its members to become Diversity & Inclusion Champions.I am always eager to take on a challenge that helps me grow personally and professionally. I am proud to say that I leveled up and earned my D&I badge. I am now listed among my local peers (below are just a few):Earning the D&I badge requires the successful completion of a 3-part program: the At Home With Diversity Certification (☑️ in 2017) NAR's Fair Haven ...
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Harvest Moon Festival, Silver Spring, Sunday, Sept. 25 The Ninth Annual Harvest Moon Festival, which is a free, multicultural event of arts, entertainment and exhibitors, will be held on Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring from 1-7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. The celebration will have music and activities for all ages.Veterans Plaza is located at One Veterans Place, adjacent to the Silver Spring Civic Building.The activities schedule for the festival will include: 1 p.m. Tai Yim Kung Fu Lion Dance 2 p.m. Community Drum Circle with Katy Gaughan and Drumming for Wellness 3 p.m. Caribbean Steel Drum Music with the Josanne Francis Trio 5 p.m. Mariachi Los Amigos Starting at 1 p.m., there will be Art and STEAM activities for those 7-and-over. All materials will be provided.The festival is presente...
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Septic Smart Week, September 19-23, 2022 The Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) is reminding homeowners with septic systems about the importance of proper maintenance as the County recognizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 10th anniversary of “Septic Smart Week” from Sept. 19-23.A properly installed and operated septic system treats wastewater from a home (toilets, sinks, showers, baths, washing machines and dishwashing machines) and returns it to the groundwater.According to DPS Well and Septic Manager Heidi Benham, there are approximately 19,000 septic systems in Montgomery County. She said the County’s septic permit records date to as early as 1948, and most are available electronically.Ms. Benham said it is critical for property owners with septic ...
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Public Libraries ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ Had 12,958 Participants The “Summer Reading Challenge” held by Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) had an enthusiastic participation level of 12,958 students ages 17-and-under. This summer’s program, under the theme of “Oceans of Possibilities,” was conducted in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), the Washington Nationals and the Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC).The Summer Reading Challenge began on June 15, just as schools were concluding for the 2021-22 school year. In addition to encouraging students to read during the summer, the program had the additional goal of contributing to the “Save the Chesapeake Bay” efforts.The nearly 13,000 participants went home with a complimentary book and participated ...
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Book Recommendation: Fox Creek by William Kent KruegerI enjoyed reading Fox Creek (2022) by The New York Times bestselling American novelist William Kent Krueger and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel. This is the latest book on the Cork O'Connor Mystery series. The latest in the New York Times bestselling Cork O’Connor Mystery Series follows Cork in a race against time to save his wife, a mysterious stranger, and an Ojibwe healer from bloodthirsty mercenaries.The ancient Ojibwe healer Henry Meloux has had a vision of his death. As he walks the Northwoods in solitude, he tries to prepare himself peacefully for the end of his long life. But peace is destined to elude him as hunters fill the woods seeking a woman named Dolo...
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Gaithersburg Ranked 3rd Most Diverse City in U.S.WalletHub recently ranked Gaithersburg as the third Most Culturally Diverse City in the United States. Gaithersburg was ranked #2 in the Small City Category for communities with populations under 100,000.WalletHub compared more than 500 of the largest cities in the U.S. and ranked them based on a variety of diversity metrics, including ethnicity and race, language and birthplace. Read more here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Coneflowers, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 2256Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
13402 Staffordshire Place, Germantown, MD Get Directions Click Here              Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour Walk Score   $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS (2 full, 1 half) 1960 Square Feet   Act quickly and you can eat your Thanksgiving dinner from your new home! Perfectly located and refreshingly spacious, this delightful residence will charm you right away. Boasting a covered front porch and an enviable private rear space with a fenced yard backing to trees, deck and walk-out basement, this one will check the boxes.  With a fresh color palate and cohesive hardwood floors throughout the main level, prepare to fall in love! 3 lovely levels of living space. The long list of upgrades and details show a true seller pride during their ownership. -Up...
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