roy and dolores kelley photographs: FAQ: Who writes the best local real estate blogs? - 06/24/17 10:46 AM
FAQ: Who writes the best local real estate blogs?
 
Those who wish to improve the quality of their blogs on local communities should do some searching on ActiveRain to find the best models. Fortunately, we have many outstanding bloggers in the network. As I write this blog, I am thinking that this would be a good blog series.
One of the real estate professionals that I highly recommend following to learn about content in local community real estate blogs is Pasadena, CA real estate professional Michael Jacobs. 
Real Estate in Pasadena and Beyond
 
Please suggest some other favorites that you would recommend as you comment … (27 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Concert on the Lawn in Kentlands, Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 06/23/17 04:15 PM
Concert on the Lawn in Kentlands, Saturday, June 24, 2017
 
This notice was posted by the Kentlands Citizens Assembly.
For out of the area readers, Kentlands, our home community, is located within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. Kentlands is one of the favorite areas for a home purchase by families relocated to the Metro Area of Washington, DC.
There no admission charge for this event and there is plenty of room for visitors. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and your coolers.
 
 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Book Recommendation: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee - 06/20/17 06:17 PM
Book Recommendation: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
 
Pachinko (2017) is the second novel by bestselling author Min Jin Lee. This book follows one Korean family through the generations beginning in the early 1900's. Dolores and I recommend the very readable book for your summertime reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her books.
Min Lin Lee's debut novel, Free Food For Millionaires, was also highly acclaimed.
 
Goodreads Review of Pachinko
"Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame … (11 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: What does your profile photograph say about you? - 06/20/17 09:28 AM
What does your profile photograph say about you?
 
Real estate professionals frequently comment that the real person does not look like the photographs on the business card and marketing materials.  Does your profile photograph project a current professional image?
It may be a very good time to update those personal photographs.  If you are not using a professional photographer, do it yourself with a good camera and edit the photograph by using iPiccy.com or other good software.
Still not convinced?  Look in the mirror and see if a new client will recognize you from your picture on Facebook or your website.  How is your … (10 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: FAQ: Where are the online lists of Maryland trustee sales? - 06/19/17 01:51 PM
FAQ: Where are the online lists of Maryland trustee sales?
 
Information for real estate investors. New real estate investors often ask about trustee sales. These are the foreclosure auctions that take place at the court house entrance in each of the Maryland counties. Most of the real estate investors that track trustee sales use the following websites that provide information on the majority of the sales in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC. Some trustees handle their own sales or use different auction companies. Alex Cooper Auctioneers   Cohn, Goldberg, Deutsch   The Fisher Law Group  Harvey West Auctioneers  Tidewater Auctions  MCD Auctioneers All of the trustee sales are also advertised … (6 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: FAQ: Will the seller complete lender required repairs for a Maryland trustee sale? - 06/19/17 11:44 AM
FAQ: Will the seller complete lender required repairs for a Maryland trustee sale?
 
Trustee sales are foreclosure auctions that take place at the county court houses in Maryland.  The properties are sold in as-is condition and access is not available until after settlement and possession is obtained.  The seller will not make any repairs and the purchaser is not allowed to make any repairs before settlement.
From the perspective of the seller, trustee sales are cash transactions.  The sellers are not concerned with any financing issues that may be experienced by purchasers.  Properties in the foreclosure process tend to have deferred maintenance and … (10 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: White Wine Selection: Espiral Vinho Verde from Portugal - 06/19/17 11:06 AM
White Wine Selection: Espiral Vinho Verde from Portugal
 
Chef Dolores and I enjoyed our white wine selection, Espiral Vinho Verde, a product of Portugal that is available at Trader Joe's stores that sell wine. This wine of the Vinho Verde region on northern Portugal is a good selection for your summertime parties. And, it is inexpensive. 
 
 
 
 
 Lilies in the Rain, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Clematis Flowers and White Picket Fences in Kentlands - 06/19/17 10:43 AM
Clematis Flowers and White Picket Fences in Kentlands
 
A high percentage of the homes in Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland, have white picket fences. At this time of the year, Clematis vines and colorful flowers can be seen on many of the fences. Clematis flowers are available in many colors and sizes and it fun to photograph them during photowalks through the neighborhood.
For out of the area readers, Kentlands is a favorite area for home purchases by families relocated to the Metro Area of Washington, DC. Commuters use the Ride On bus service that is available from … (12 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: FAQ: What is that pretty little flower? - 06/19/17 10:05 AM
FAQ: What is that pretty little flower?
 
One of the benefits of living in Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland is that we always have beautiful flowers to enjoy and photograph during the spring and summer seasons. Kentlands is a very walkable community and is one of the favorite areas for a home purchase by families relocated to the Metro Area of Washington, DC. Ride On bus service is available from Kentlands to the Shady Grove Metro Station.
You need to be alert during photowalks or you may miss some of the very small gifts of nature like this … (18 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Yves Saint Laurent, The Perfection of Style at VMFA - 06/19/17 09:23 AM
Yves Saint Laurent, The Perfection of Style at VMFA
 
Dolores and I took a day trip to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia to see the current major exhibit, Yves Saint Laurent, The Perfection of Style. This is a multifaceted exhibition featuring 100 examples of haute couture and a display of jewelry. This exhibit is available until August 27, 2017. You will not be disappointed if you make the trip to VMFA. Click on the link for more information at the website.
I photographed the exhibit but have not yet had time to edit my photographs. They will be available … (17 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Chick-fil-A Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich for Lunch - 06/19/17 08:57 AM
Chick-fil-A Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich for Lunch
 
Chef Dolores was out shopping and decided to pick up our lunch at Chick-fil-A in Kentlands. She selected the new seasonal offering, the Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich. It was very good. Our beverage was Monumental IPA, an India Pale Ale from Port City Brewing Co. in Alexandria, Virginia. 6.3% Alc. by Vol. 
For out of the area readers, Kentlands is a planned community within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. Kentlands is a favorite area for a home purchase by families relocated to the Metro Area of Washington, DC.
 
 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: FAQ: Where are the notices for Maryland trustee sales? - 06/19/17 08:04 AM
FAQ: Where are the notices for Maryland trustee sales?
 
Trustee sales are the foreclosure auctions that take place at the county court houses in Maryland.  Each sale is advertised a minimum of one time a week for three weeks before the date of the sale.  Like many other real estate advertisements, they appear in the classified sections of area newspapers of general circulation.  There is no single newspaper where all of the advertisements may be found.
Real estate investors that regularly attend trustee sales will usually subscribe to the local newspapers and clip the advertisements of interest.  Since the advertisements contain the terms of … (15 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: FAQ: Are fireworks legal in Montgomery County, Maryland - 06/19/17 07:31 AM
FAQ: Are fireworks legal in Montgomery County, Maryland
 
The Fourth of July is right around the corner and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue wants to remind residents that ALL fireworks are illegal in Montgomery County, Maryland. 
Here’s what you should know
 
The Law:
It is illegal for any person to manufacture, possess, store, offer for sale, sell, discharge, use, burn or explode any fireworks in Montgomery County, Maryland, except that an authorized display may be conducted by a licensed pyrotechnic professional with a permit. Penalties for violations of the law include a fine up to $1,000 and/or six months in jail. All fireworks are illegal in Montgomery County, Prince George’s … (14 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: FAQ: Are Maryland trustee sale properties available for viewing? - 06/19/17 06:49 AM
FAQ: Are Maryland trustee sale properties available for viewing?
 
Prospective home buyers like to look at properties before submitting their offer.  When considering trustee sales, viewing the properties in not an available option.  The homes are still owned by the defaulting mortgage borrower and prospects do not have permission to visit the properties.
Many of the homes that are offered at trustee sales are still occupied.  When home owners are facing foreclosure, they are under great stress and do not always use good judgment in their actions.  So, we advise prospective buyers to drive by to take a look at the exterior but to … (9 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Book Recommendation: Dead Man's Footsteps by Peter James - 06/19/17 05:11 AM
Book Recommendation: Dead Man's Footsteps by Peter James
 
Dead Man's Footsteps (2008) is book number four in the British crime series featuring Detective Superintendent Roy Grace by author Peter James. This is a fast reading series that you may wish to consider for your summertime reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books
 
Books by Peter James
 
Goodreads Review of Dead Man's Footsteps
"Abby stepped in the lift and the doors closed with a sound like a shovel smoothing gravel. She breathed in the smell of someone else's perfum, and lemon-scented cleaning fluid. The lift jerked upwards a … (10 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: FAQ: Do I need a pre-approval letter to bid on a Maryland trustee sale? - 06/18/17 06:32 PM
FAQ: Do I need a pre-approval letter to bid on a Maryland trustee sale?
 
As real estate investors seek purchase opportunities in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, real estate professionals receive questions on trustee sales that take place at the county court house in each Maryland county.
No, prospective buyers do not need to have a pre-approval letter from their mortgage lender in order to place bids at trustee sale auctions.  The auctioneer or trustee will probably ask to verify the funds that will cover the required deposit but will not ask for any purchase funding verifications.
From the perspective of the seller, trustee sales are … (8 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: FAQ: How will the appraiser gain access to a Maryland trustee sale property? - 06/18/17 06:03 PM
FAQ: How will the appraiser gain access to a Maryland trustee sale property?
 
In normal real estate transactions, appraisers make appointments to view the exterior and the interior of the property so their report can be submitted to the mortgage lender.
When the buyer is purchasing a trustee sale property, access is not available to the appraiser until after the buyer takes title and gains possession of the property.
Purchasers that plan to use mortgage financing to fund the purchase at settlement should be certain that their lender will not have a problem when the appraiser is not allowed on the property.  Some investors will … (12 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: National Lobster Day Dinner at the Bonefish Grill in Kentlands - 06/18/17 11:21 AM
National Lobster Day Dinner at the Bonefish Grill in Kentlands
 
Chef Dolores and I celebrated National Lobster Day and our 52nd wedding anniversary by having dinner at the Bonefish Grill in Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dolores had a house salad while I opted for the Caesar salad. The entree was coldwater lobster tail which was outstanding. The house white wine was an ideal beverage selection. Click on the link to view the menu.
We shared a dessert, the Macadamia Nut Brownie which is a flourless brownie with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream sprinkled with Macadamia nuts. … (14 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: FAQ: Did you attend Kentlands Under the Lights this year? - 06/18/17 09:00 AM
FAQ: Did you attend Kentlands Under the Lights this year?
 
ActiveRain Ambassador Anna Banana Kruchten has asked blogger members to write post five blogs answering consumer questions during this month. Bloggers have until the end of June to post links for the blogs at the contest announcement.
Many of my blogs relate to Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg, in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. The high quality of life available for residents of Kentlands is one of the reasons that Kentlands is one of the preferred communities for the purchase of a home by families relocated to the … (8 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Tasting at the Chop Shop Local Butchery - 06/15/17 12:40 PM
Tasting at the Chop Shop Local Butchery
 
Chef Dolores and I enjoyed tasting D'artagnan Magret Duck Breast, Buffalo Ribeye Steak and all natural Chicken Sausage at the Chop Shop Local Butchery at 12209 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, phone 301-337-6689. Chef Hugh Cossard also offered some good cooking tips.
If you have not yet discovered the Chop Shop, plan to stop by for some of your shopping.
 
 
 Pride of Madeira, Echium candicans, Conservatory Display,
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2786
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/160 sec., ISO-250, 30 mm, No Flash
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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