La Plata, MD Real Estate News

By Jonathan Benya, The Benya Group
(The Benya Group)
Come out and celebrate 4th of July with a Watermelon Bash in La Plata! The event will include lots of FREE family fun including a watermelon eating contest, watermelon toss, water slide, more games & wet fun! Decorate a watermelon and bring it to display at the event! There will be hot dogs and, of course, plenty of watermelon :) When: Thursday, July 4th, 11am-2pmWhere: La Plata Town HallCost: Free!     (Photo courtesy of rwkvisual via Flickr cc.)  
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By Jonathan Benya, The Benya Group
(The Benya Group)
La Plata will be hosting their annual Spring Festival, Celebrate La Plata Event! There will be fun for all ages with face painting, displays, entertainment, refreshments from local favorites and the ever popular Bed Races. Entertainment (front of Town Hall) Chin Hamaya Cultural Center - 12:15 pm to 12:45 pmThe Magic of Joe Romano - 1 pm to 1:45 pmTime Capsule in Honor of Town's 125th Anniversary at 2 pm (on east lawn)La Plata Bed Races at 3pm - Cheer on the bed race teams as they race up La Grange Ave Ongoing Activities Throughout the Day Art Smart Tent - Art activities for kids using recycled materialsLa Plata Police Department Open HouseStop by Civista Medical Center's Health Tent The event will take place on Saturday, April 27th, from 12pm-4pm. For more information, visit Town of La...
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By Dan Rochon, Top Realtor in Northern Virginia
(Greetings Virginia - Keller Williams Realty)
La Plata, MD Short Sale in Charles County real estate agent Dan Rochon with Keller Williams Realty discusses Tips for Success in a Short Sale. Working with banks or lenders and taking advantage of special government programs and benefits takes a remarkably specialized kind of Realtor who has the expertise and team to direct you through the short sale process. Stop foreclosure in La Plata, MD!    
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By Jonathan Benya, The Benya Group
(The Benya Group)
Search La Plata, Maryland Homes For Sale - 301-653-8113 La Plata Homes for Sale Welcome to the La Plata homes and real estate portal: your single stop for finding a home in La Plata. Here you can search every available home for sale in La Plata. As of today there are many homes and properties for sale that are available to search. The number of homes changes daily, so be sure to keep coming back right here, to the best site for La Plata homes for sale.   Neighborhood Info In addition to La Plata homes for sale, here you'll also find a comprehensive La Plata School Report, full La Plata demographics, and real estate insights second to none. Please feel free to browse the site to learn about La Plata Real Estate homes for sale, and get in touch with any questions you may have. Updated Dai...
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By Jonathan Benya, The Benya Group
(The Benya Group)
Last night the La Plata town council approved, 3-2, the motion to annex the land proposed for use in building a new Wal-Mart Supercenter in La Plata, MD. I already hate shopping at Wal-Mart, and a supercenter isn't going to make me hate it less. (Look honey, this is where small businesses used to be until Wal-Mart ran them out of business!) Do we need a supercenter in La Plata? Do we even WANT one? The La Plata town council seems to think so, as does the Mayor Roy Hale, who cast the tie-breaking vote. This isn't the final word as the County Commissioners will still get a chance to weigh in on the final decision to build a mega wally-world in Charles County. I'm really hoping that this plan doesn't come to fruition, but getting the annexation approval was an important step in the process...
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By Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"
(MacNificent Properties, LLC)
Ok... so as you may (or may not know or care) I have taken up the game of golf.... I am still pretty new at it..and have yet to "hit the links" (that is the right thing to say..I heard it on Caddy Shack)  I am still at the driving range trying not to embarass myself...and I have scored free golf lessons from a golf pro... compliments of my daughter, who works for a country club... :) Along with my new endeaver, I have been looking at all the courses available to me.. holy cow  there are a ton..and I don't know a Jack Nicolus designed one from an Arnold Palmer.. but I am learning... anyway.. I am giving you, my blog friends, the run down on golf courses and driving ranges, some I have been to...some I have not... feel free, when you read my post to comment if you have been to one of thes...
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By Jonathan Benya, The Benya Group
(The Benya Group)
Looking for a chance to take Fido or Rover out to the dog park for some fun in the sun? Sunday, October 10th, 2010, is the perfect day to do it! The Charles County Humane Society is hosting their annual Bark in the Park fundraiser! Their goal this year is to raise at least $40,000, and it's a great opportunity to let your pup play with other local dogs, enjoy the park, and join in the festivities! The full schedule for the bark in the park 2010 is listed below, and the event is being held at the Turkey Hill Dog Park in La Plata, MD. Directions can be found here. I'm hoping I can attend, so if you see me there, make sure you say hi! Schedule of Events 2010   09:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Registration/Check in Police Dog Demo Bloodhound Demo   Recognition of Spons...
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By Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls.
(Century 21 New Millennium)
Each year, we are impressed with the quality of applications that we receive.  The Board of Directors of the Angie Houtz Memorial Fund are pleased to announce this year's winners.   Tyler Krahling $3000 Salisbury University   Daniel Jones $2000 University of Maryland College Park   Nicole McClaskey $2000 Salisbury University   Congratulations to all the winners.  We wish them great success in their academic endeavours.   The Angie Houtz Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to students attending public colleges & universities in Maryland who have shown a commitment to academics and community service.   The Scholarship Fund is supported by tax deductible donations and by 2 fundraisers each year, a family fun day in May, and a golf tournament that will be held on October 8 in Upper Marlb...
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By Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls.
(Century 21 New Millennium)
Fourth Annual Angie M. Houtz Memorial Scholarship Family Fun Day Come join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family...   Just $5 at the gate includes lots of activities! Saturday, May 22 ▪ 12pm - 5pm Charles County Fairgrounds ▪ La Plata, MD   Hayrides Face Painting Food Moon-bounce Arts & Crafts                         Jumbo Slide Fire Trucks 50 Cent Games  Yard Sale Car show Vendors And much more! Visit www.theangiefund.com for more information.   If you are interested in volunteering for this event contact Tina - angiefund@yahoo.com. Volunteers are desperately needed!!!!    
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Southern Maryland French MeetUp Location: La Plata Branch, Charles County LibraryDate:  Friday, February 26, 2010 - 4 PM TO 6 PM or Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 9 AM TO 11 AM This is an organizational meeting or French speaking enthusiasts. They will meet to discuss future venues and activities for the newly created group. This group is seeking to provide an opportunity for those who enjoy practicing/speaking/honing their French speaking skills, as well as experience French culture as they explore various places of interest such as viewing French cinema, dining at area French restaurants or meeting to exchange ideas in a friendly atmosphere. All interested enthusiasts are encouraged to attend their organizational meeting, either Friday, Feb 26th, 4-6 pm or Saturday, Feb 27th, 9-11am a...
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By Margaret C. Taylor, St Marys/Calvert/Charles MD Real Estate Agent
(Century 21 New Millennium MD)
CHARLES COUNTY MD TO HELP HOME BUYERS WITH DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE Charles County MD has been awarded funds that will enable them to help Neighborhoods most affected by foreclosures and sub-prime lending.  These funds will not last long. Through the Neighborhood Conservation Initiative's Down Payment assistance Program Charles County will be able to help buyers with up to $39,999, for home buyers with incomes 50 percent or less of the area's median, and up to $14,999, for home buyers with incomes of 120 percent or less, of area's median, to buy foreclosed homes. This is an incredible opportunity for buyers in Charles County MD and neighborhoods will benefit too.  The program will be administered by the county Department of Community Services Housing Authority and applicants must meet ce...
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
26 years ago today my son Thomas was born at 3:33 PM on Christmas Eve in Southern MD.  It was quite an event because every thing that could go wrong went wrong.  By 10PM that evening I was told to return to the hospital in Southern Maryland.  My son was not going to make it.  He was dying.  For those that do not remember the events of the day....Christmas eve in 1983 broke all records for temperature.  "It was the coldest Christmas Eve on modern record in the United States"  The wind chill that night was almost 50 below.  The temperature in DC was 6 degrees with a fierce wind blowing. The gas in my car froze as I tried to drive from LaPlata MD to Southern MD hospital...they had to Medevac my son to Children's Hospital in Washington DC.  I had to drive 10 miles on the shoulder of the roa...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Charles County Maryland Public Schools Are you considering a move to Maryland, but are concerned about the educational opportunities available for your children?  Do not worry, the schools of the Maryland public educational system are rated among the best in the entire country. Maryland tracks key performance indicators to determine how it compares to the nation as well as to compare the school districts within its own boundaries.  Maryland continually strives to improve its performance in all of these areas. In all categories, Maryland is at or near the top.  Maryland has information regarding important factors such as: graduation rates; college acceptance rates; SAT and PSAT scores; and assessment scores for math, reading, and writing. Also provided are demographics for the various sc...
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By Monique Combs, Royal Shell Real Estate - Monique Combs
(Royal Shell Real Estate )
Pick Your Seat! Maryland Blue Crabs Professional Baseball Team! To view 2009 Schedule! What a wonderful place for family fun. Kids are welcome and lots of fun from Backfin Buddies Kids Club, Birthday Parties, Youth Baseball camp and don't forget "Pinch" The SOMD Blue Crabs Mascot. View Concert Information: Dont forget about Trace Adkins! & Three Doors Down Regency Stadium Hosting World Class Soccer July 17, 2009   For General Information visit: FAQ'S Monique Hailer - OBrien Realty Email: moniquehailer@mris.com  Mobile: (443)532-5407 Southern Maryland Waterfont       Solomons Island Waterfront   If you're a waterfront buyer, or a real estate seller, although this particular post is not about real estate, you've still come to the right place. If you're interested in buying or selling wate...
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WHERE TO FIND FIREWORKS CELEBRATIONS IN CHARLES COUNTY ON THE 4TH OF JULY  Charles County Independence Day Fireworks DisplayJuly 4th @ 5:00pm - 10pmCharles County Fairgrounds8440 Fairground Rd [ View Map ]La Plata, MD Evening of fun & entertainment for the entire family. Games & activities for kids include pony rides, moon bounce, face painting & more. Bring a picnic supper or purchase food from a variety of vendors. No alcoholic beverages permitted. Fireworks begin at dusk.   Free. 301-643-0033  CharlesCountyFair.com Town of La Plata Independence Day CelebrationJuly 4 @ 11am - 1pmLa Plata Train Station100 Kent Avenue [ View Map ]La Plata, MD On Saturday, July 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Town is hosting a 4th of July Celebration at the La Plata Town Hall. There will be musical...
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By Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls.
(Century 21 New Millennium)
I am in charge of a charity yard sale this weekend.  This will take place in Charles County, Maryland.  Usually at the end of the sale we have quite a bit of inventory left over and would like to be able to donate what's left to a local charity.  Does anyone know of a local charity that will do a pickup of the remaining items? Also, if you are interested in attending, bring the family to the Angie M. Houtz Memorial Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 16, 2009 12-5pm Charles County Fairgrounds. If you have items you would like to donate to the yard sale please give me a call 240-481-3565 or send me an email stacey.baugh@longandfoster.com
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Event:  Cattails and Coctails Art Reception Location: College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campusDate:  May 15, 2009Time: 6 PM to 10 PMAnnual Potomac Wildlife Art Show on Friday, May 15 & Saturday,  May 16, 2009 hosted by the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus.Celebrate wildlife along the Potomac River with artists from Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's, the Eastern Shore, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Waterfowl carvers, wildlife painters and photographers, clay workers and jewelers will be at hand. Cost is $35/person and admits one to Friday's Cattails and Cocktails Reception - includes all beverages(wine and beer), dinner by Outback Steakhouse, a program, and the opportunity to purchase art directly from artists. Saturday free admission- artist demonstrations TBA.  Proceeds supp...
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By Jonathan Benya, The Benya Group
(The Benya Group)
This really sweet guitar shop called Island Music Company opened in La Plata, over on Charles Street. They specialize in vintage stuff, but sell new as well. They also sell amps, drums, and pretty much you name it. Support your small town businesses and check them out!
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By Jonathan Benya, The Benya Group
(The Benya Group)
If you didn't get the chance to go out and see the Veterans Day Parade in La Plata, Maryland last weekend, you missed out on a great event! I think my favorite part of the day was getting to see the Budweiser Clydesdales parade through La Plata! I've posted the photos to my flickr account so you can see the festivities first hand! Photos on Flickr!  
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