Montgomery County, MD Real Estate News

By Dana Hollish Hill, REALTOR * Broker * Coach
(Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living)
Charred Oak Estates Market ReportBethesda, MDNovember 2021  Curious about what's going on with real estate in Charred Oak Estates and colder weather and change in Covid protocols is impacting home sales?Let's look at the numbers:  As you can see from the charts, the numbers of Sold properties is above the 5-year average, the number of New Pending Sales is above and the number of Active Listings is below that of the 5-year average. This low inventory continues to be a challenge throughout the DC Metro Area. Very few homes are sitting on the market.   March's inventory of homes for sale was a bit higher than the 5-year average with one month of inventory on the market. The number of new listings entering the market in October was also slightly higher than the 5-year average. The uncertain...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2021Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity taking place on November 30. Join the effort in sharing with those in need by donating to our Holiday Giving Program. Your monetary donations allow us to provide food and gift cards to those referred to the program. Learn more and donate online here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens,Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3077Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Nation's Largest Community Solar Project Coming to GaithersburgThe nation’s largest community solar farm, to be 100 percent dedicated to low-and moderate-income (LMI) residents, is coming to Montgomery County. The project’s partners, along with Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and other County representatives, launched the project’s subscription campaign earlier this week.Through the subscription program for the new project, County residents who are Pepco customers and who qualify as LMI are eligible to receive 25 percent savings on their electricity costs every month.“It should not be a surprise to anyone that Montgomery County is creating the nation’s largest community solar farm that will create energy directed to low- and moderate-income residents,” said County Executive Elri...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
COVID -19 Boosters, Montgomery County, Maryland Make an appointment to get your #COVID19 booster shot this week! Find a clinic https://buff.ly/3FExmN9.  This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Coneflower + Imagination, Color Edited for our Imagination Series,Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5544Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Casey Farmers Market: Winter MarketsThe Weekly Farmers Markets at Casey Community Center came to a close on November 18. We'll now be hosting monthly Winter Markets at Casey. Look for them on December 2, 2021 and January 20, February 17, March 17 and April 22, 2022, weather permitting.Shop for wreaths and holiday cookies at the December 2 market and pick up pre-ordered fresh oranges at the January 20 market. The Main Street Farmers Market in Kentlands is open Saturdays year round. Stay up to date on all market news by following our Facebook page here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5701Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/320 sec., ISO-80, 30 mm, No FlashPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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City of Gaithersburg, Maryland Municipal Equality Index ScoreThe City earned a score of 100 points in the 10th annual Municipal Equality Index, an initiative of the Human Rights Campaign that examines the inclusivity of laws, policies and services with respect to the LGBTQ+ community. Gaithersburg achieved a 94 score in 2020, and added points in 2021 for having all-gender single occupancy facilities, having a non-discrimination ordinance for City contractors, taking a public position on LGBTQ+ equality, and for having leaders demonstrate pro-equality legislative and policy efforts.Read more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens,Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3067Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Montgomery County, Maryland 2021 Winter GuideThe Winter Guide is packed with classes, programs, and activities for children, families, and adults. Carve out time this holiday week to download the guide and register: https://mocoparks.org/30cIL7XThis is a Montgomery Parks announcement, Montgomery County, Maryland.  Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 2801Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Cool Your Ashes: Prevent House FiresImproper ash disposal has become a common cause of many fires lately. Never dispose of ashes in garbage or recycle containers, plastic containers or paper bags. It doesn’t take much heat for these types of containers to burst into flames. Read on and be safe:   Coreopsis, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5275 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs Coreopsis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Common names include calliopsis and tickseed, a name shared with various other plants.
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
New Sculpture at Brookside Garden, Wheaton, MarylandBrookside Gardens has a new sculpture. "Mantle II" was created by David Harber, the same artist who also made the silver sundial at the gardens.The work is a gift from the Klipper Family Foundation and is in honor of Lisa Jin Chen.Photo by Jason Gedeik, Montgomery Parks.This is a Montgomery Parks announcement, Montgomery County, Maryland.  False Bird of Paradise, Brookside Gardens Conservatory,Montgomery County, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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White’s Ferry Study Released by Montgomery and Loudoun Counties White’s Ferry is a historic cable ferry crossing the Potomac River, connecting Montgomery County in Maryland and Loudoun County in Virginia. It ceased operations on Dec. 28, 2020, following a Circuit Court opinion in a private lawsuit over the use of private land for the ferry landing in Virginia. A joint study to evaluate the long-term feasibility of the ferry service and to help identify possible alternatives and courses of action has been completed and is now available for review. In response to the suspended ferry service, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and the Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure jointly undertook the study. The effort was focused on a commo...
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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 )
Maxus Realty Group Agents are local specialists with knowledge to help you buy and sell the right home, at the right price.We are passionate about you as a client, we will always protect your best interests just because it's the only way we do business day in and day out.Today, we'll talk about Selling Your Home On Your Own in 2022? There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. When you are ready to extract every last penny of your hard-earned equity, it becomes apparent very quickly to have an expert help guide you through the process.  In this extremely hot real estate market, some homeowners might consider selling their homes on their own, which is known as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). They rationalize that they don’t need a real estate ag...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Youth Ambassadors Program Seeking High School StudentsWanted: Youth Leaders 2021High school students are encouraged to join the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Youth Ambassadors Program.Applications are now be accepted for the 2021-2022 School Year. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2021.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland program.  Zinnia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5485Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Montgomery County, Maryland Thanksgiving Holiday ScheduleThe Montgomery County Government will observe the following schedule changes for the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday, Nov. 25: County offices – Closed. State offices and courts – Closed. Libraries – Closed. Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) – All stores closed. Ride On—Will operate on a Sunday schedule. Ride On extRa and Flex—Not in service. Flash—Will operate on a weekend schedule (Orange Line only). MARC Train and Commuter Bus – Information available at https://www.mta.maryland.gov/thanksgiving-day-service TRiPS Silver Spring commuter store—Closed.  TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store—Closed. Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters - Free. County-collected trash and recycling will not be done on Thursday. Regular Thursday Co...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Serve Up Fire Safety in the KitchenThanksgiving is almost here. Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein is urging residents to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and keep safety at the top of "to do” list this holiday season. Thanksgiving Day is number one time for kitchen fires.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Autumn Leaves, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 0477Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Montgomery County, Maryland Food ResourcesMany of our neighbors are struggling with access to food. Learn more about food resources in Montgomery County! https://buff.ly/3oOeioS  This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, Bloomquist Pumpkin, American Dahlia Society Show,Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5496Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Montgomery Village Food Distribution, Wed., November 24thDRIVE-THRU FOOD DISTRIBUTION: TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 24, 2021  from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Watkins Mill Elementary School in Montgomery Village, Maryland. Organized by the Upcounty Consolidation Hub and Black Rock Center.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, Windhaven Flare, National Capital Dahlia Society Show,Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3133Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Leading Day of the Year for Cooking Fires: ThanksgivingThanksgiving Day is the number one day of the year for fires involving cooking equipment.  Plan accordingly. Make sure your kitchen fire extinguisher is close by and operative. 
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
City of Gaithersburg Thanksgiving Holiday ClosuresIn observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, City of Gaithersburg facility closures and modified schedules are in place for November 25-26, 2021.Thursday, November 25 All City facilities are closed.Recycling scheduled for collection on Thursday will be collected Saturday, November 27. This includes the Kentlands community.Friday, November 26 All City facilities are closed, with the exception of the following facilities:The Aquatic Center will open from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.The Arts Barn will open for its Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Police Department Administrative Offices will open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA  IMG 5893Canon Power...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Homeless Animals Need Foster Homes for the HolidaysAre you able to open your house to a homeless animal for the holiday season? Join the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center foster team! There are so many animals who would love to spend the holidays at your home before going to their forever families.To learn more, visit https://buff.ly/3qM1P7CThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Cat and Mouse, Craft Show, Colonial Williamsburg,Williamsburg, Virginia USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Arts Barn Holiday Bazaar, November 26-28thShop for unique, artisan made gifts at the Holiday Bazaar at the Arts Barn November 26 through 28. More than a dozen artists will be showcasing their handmade, one-of-a-kind items just in time for the holiday shopping season.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Water Lilies, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA  IMG 5888Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/1250 sec., ISO-125, 25 mm, No FlashPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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