Montgomery County, MD Real Estate News

By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434)
Leisure World Home Sold 10 Finsbury Park Ct., Silver Spring, MD 209063 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom / Semi-detached HomeBright and sunny 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rambler style semi-detached patio home with 1,193 sf in Leisure World. Includes a 2 car attached garage. Spacious living room and dining room with laminate wood flooring. Dining room has slider to enclosed patio with small garden area. All new paint and new carpet in all bedrooms. Primary bedroom with large window and updated bathroom with step-in shower. Updated hall bathroom. Full size washer and dryer. Enjoy the treed view from front of home. Enjoy all the 55+ Leisure World community amenities including restaurants, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, 2 clubhouses, post office, medical center, 24-hour security...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Homeowners Are Advised to Have Their Older Decks Inspected With the recent deck collapses in various parts of the Washington region, Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services (DPS) is advising owners of properties with decks older than 20 years to have a licensed third-party inspection of those decks. DPS advises that having older decks inspected every five years is a good safety measure that could help avoid disaster.DPS Program Manager Jeremy Shupp has been assessing damages and causes of deck collapses. He offers the following tip for homeowners with aging decks,“The No. 1 cause of most catastrophic collapses we see is a faulty ledger connection to the house,” he said. “If the property owner cannot verify the type of attachment, DPS recommends making the deck self-support...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Recycle Right in Gaithersburg, Maryland Gaithersburg Begins Tagging Campaign to Help Residents Recycle Right.Select Gaithersburg neighborhoods will be part of an outreach effort to encourage residents to be better recyclers. Starting in August, staff in the City’s Public Works Department will post “Oops” tags on recycling bins that contain inappropriate materials. The bins will be left behind, to be collected on the next regular recycling day if the contaminating materials have been removed. Staff will be available in these neighborhoods to answer questions: Monday, August 2 - Gateway Commons Wednesday, August 11 - Amberfield       Thursday August 19 - The Orchards         Friday, August 26 - Diamond FarmsTuesday, August 31 - Foxwood   The weekly recycling service that the City of Gaith...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
How to Install a Rain Barrel Workshop, July 31st Interested in learning more about installing a rain barrel in your backyard? Urban Ecosystem Restorations is hosting a free 'How to Install a Rain Barrel' workshop July 31, 2021. One lucky participant will receive their very own rain barrel! To register visit: https://gburg.md/3rxymNi This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Dana Hollish Hill, REALTOR * Broker * Coach
(Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living)
Are homes being torn down in your neighborhood and replaced by massive houses? As land becomes more scarce, builders are seeking neighborhoods with large lots to accommodate massive new homes and buyers are paying top dollar for them.Have you wondered how these new homes impact the value of the older homes in the neighborhood? Does it make sense to upgrade your current home or will it be torn down when you decide to sell? The "renovate or move" question is one we've been helping homeowners answer for years, but the impact of tear downs and rebuilds adds another variable to neighborhood prices. We wondered if there was a way to calculate and predict a tipping point. A point when it no longer makes sense to upgrade because it will be sold to a builder. One local agent told us she's tellin...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Masks Required in Montgomery County Public Schools Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland have announced mask requirements.  All students, staff, and visitors across all levels (elementary, middle, and high) will be required to wear face coverings in school buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Trader Joe's Truffle Mousse Pate We sampled and enjoyed Trader Joe's Truffle Mousse Pate for our happy hour at home. This is a product that we purchase again. It is made with chicken liver, sherry wine truffles and mushrooms with a brandy aspic. All you need is some baguettes or crackers and a nice glass of wine.  Flame Lily, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Taste of Home Chocolate Chip Blondies Recipe Chef Dolores used the Taste of Home Chocolate Chip Blondies recipe and we have enjoyed them. These blondies freeze well for future desserts. Click on the link to view and print the recipe.  Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8220Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Senior Planet Montgomery Online Programs Senior Planet Montgomery, a technology training program designed for County learners 50 and older, is offering free online classes this week that focus on how to thrive at home. Classes July 27 - 30 will include Wearables and Voice Assistants. https://buff.ly/3kWFnWq This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8215Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
2021 Maryland Senior Olympics: Registration is Open The Maryland Senior Olympics (MSO) are officially underway and registration is open for many events that will take place through October. Montgomery County will host numerous events.Each year, men and women, ages 50 and older, from Maryland jurisdictions participate in age-group competitions in sports including archery, track and field, swimming, tennis, golf, cycling, softball, shuffleboard, 3-on-3 basketball, croquet and pickleball. The complete list of sports can be found at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec/activitiesandprograms/seniors/seniorolympics.html.To participate in MSO, competitors do not have to be seasoned athletes or champions in training. Entrants only have to be age 50 or older and willing to participate. The MSO...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Just Sold - 13108 Brandon Way Rd, Darnestown, MD 20878Is it any coincidence that the street name and my last name are the same on this great home that I just sold?  I wonder!!This great 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom multi-level home sold in record time with multiple offers and for over list price.  One of its great features was that it backed to Seneca Creek State Park plus it had a large fenced yard.It's too late for you for this great home but if you are shopping for a home in the  Darnestown area let me set you up with a buyer's agent on my team to help you with your purchase.  If you are thinking about selling your Darnestown home we have qualified buyers waiting for just the right home to come on the market.  Curious about how Houwzer can save you thousands of dollars on the sale of your h...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Alert Gaithersburg: Receive Emergency Messages Know about severe storms coming your way before they ruin your backyard BBQ. When an incident or emergency occurs, Alert Gaithersburg notifies you with information and instructions sent to devices that you identify when you register.Emergency messages from Montgomery County's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security are also sent over this system, and you can opt to receive Smart Weather notifications and messages about traffic incidents in Gaithersburg and the rest of Montgomery County. Be prepared for whatever comes. Sign up today.  This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8224Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Solar Co-Op Information Session Tonight, July 22nd Gaithersburg is joining municipalities throughout the DMV to promote residential solar installations. Learn everything you need to know about going solar at a virtual information session tonight, Thursday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m. Learn more here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, Narrows Kirsten, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3116Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
'Ride Free' Staying For People Over 65 On MOCO Buses People over 65 and people with disabilities will continue to ride Montgomery County buses for free even if bus fares return, the Department of Transportation Announced. County buses have been free for all during the pandemic.To get a free ride, show one of the following (don't tap the firebox): A Senior SmarTrip card A Reduced Fare SmarTrip photo ID card A Medicare card with a current photo ID A MetroAccess card This applies to the following Metro bus routes as well: C2, C4, C8, F4, J1, J2, K6, K9*, L8, Q1, Q2, Q4, Q5, Q6, T2, Y2, Y7, Y8, Z2, Z6, Z7, Z8. Metro buses are collecting fares for all other passengers.  Gaithersburg Patch  
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Baked Haddock with Boursin Herb Cheese + Fried Green Tomatoes Chef Dolores served Baked Haddock with Boursin Herb Cheese along with fried green tomatoes from our home garden for our dinner at home. She used Wild Caught Haddock Fillets from the Whole Foods store in Kentlands.Dolores used the Baked Cod with Boursin Herb Cheese recipe from Allrecipes and substituted haddock for the cod. Click on the link to view and print the recipe. Obviously, you can also use it for cod as well.For the green tomatoes, Dolores used the Southern Plate recipe for Fried Green Tomato Stacks. Click on the link to view and print the recipe.The dinner was delicious and it is easy for me to recommend these recipes.  Dahlia, AC Rows End, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland US...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Kentlands/Lakelands National Night Out 2021 Kentlands and Lakelands Present: National Night Out Tuesday, August 3Event held on the Kentlands lawn: 6-8 p.m. Celebrate the community by joining your Kentlands and Lakelands neighbors for a night of fun. Explore a fire truck, meet Gruff the Crime Dog, enjoy music, games and more! *Registration not required.* This is a Kentlands Citizens Assembly announcement. Clematis, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon 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 | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434)
Just Sold Condo at 3330 N Leisure World Blvd #31955+ Leisure World MDSilver Spring, MD 20906 Light and bright 1,317 sf Condo in Active Senior Community. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Easy walk from elevator. Enjoy the scenic view of pond with fountain. Spacious living room and dining room. Table space kitchen has updated cabinets and pass-thru window. Large glass-enclosed sunroom off living room and 2nd bedroom. Primary bedroom suite with large walk-in closet, separate dressing vanity and step-in shower. Second bedroom and second bathroom. Separate laundry closet with washer/dryer and extra shelves. Enjoy all the 55+ Leisure World community amenities including: 2 clubhouses, restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, 18-hole golf course, bus service, 24-hour security and lots of activiti...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Missing Lilies in Kentlands I went out to our side yard to cut some of our lilies like the one in this photograph and they were all gone. Evidently the deer ate them overnight. It is not a good idea to defer flower cutting when you have deer in the neighborhood.Thankfully, we still have other lilies and dahlias on display in our home. Lily, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 4748Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Kentlands Community July Events Mark your calendars for a month full of fun!       (Rescheduled) Live Band Night Thursday, July 22 from 6-8pm   Moxie Blues will perform on the Clubhouse lawn. Sno cones and great music to be provided!   *Registration not required.   Outdoor Movie Night Friday, July 30, movie to begin at dusk (8:30pm)   Join us for a throwback! The KCA will be showing Grease on the Clubhouse lawn.   *Registration not required.
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By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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 3 Things You Must Know Before You Start A Mortgage Refinance #1 A Mortgage Refinance Can Lengthen Your Payoff Time As soon as you start with your new refi loan, you'll have a new 30-year mortgage that resets your old loan back to thirty years.You must consider this when making a decision based on your actual loan period.    #2 A Refinance Can Have High Closing Costs   READ MORE: https://www.maxusrealtygroup.com/blog/1005/3+Things+You+Must+Know+Before+You+Start+A+Mortgage+Refinance ???Thinking of ...
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