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My First Real Estate Auction - 09/28/11 09:27 PM
Today I attended an auction for a condo in Largo, MD. We were allowed in an hour before the auction to investigate the unit. I was actually surprised that there were so many people there - my guess is 8-10 sets of people bidding. The bidding started at $20,000 and quickly climbed to a point that eliminated many of the buyers present. I'm not sure what I expected but it kinda felt like I was on an episode of Storage Wars. It was very civilized and controlled and the unit actually sold for very close to market price. One interesting (5 comments)
I-Pads & Bathtubs - A Match NOT Made in Heaven! - 09/23/11 05:20 PM
I got my I-Pad last year for my birthday and I absolutely love it even though I don't use it for anything intelligent. On Wednesday night my 6 year old son says to me "Mommy I have to tell you something and you have to promise not to yell". As a mom, you know no good can come of that statement. Turns out, my daughter was in the bathtub waiting for me to wash her hair and my son was hanging out in the bathroom keeping her company and watching something on the I-Pad. She asked to see it and in (17 comments)
National Book Festival - September 24 & 25, 2011 - 09/23/11 01:51 PM
The National Book Festival will take place this weekend on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 10am - 5:30pm Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 1pm - 5:30pm The National Book Festival is free to the public and will feature appearance by over 100 authors including popular authors like Toni Morrison and Terry McMillan. The authors represent several genres including teen and children literature. Books will be on sale by the authors present and authors will be available to sign your books. Check the schedule for author appearances and signing times. The National Book Festival is a great way (3 comments)
Worldwide Day of Play - September 24, 2011 - 09/23/11 01:37 PM
Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play will take place on the Ellipse of the National Mall, Washington DC on Saturday September 24, 2011 Festivities begin at 10am and will run until 4pm. The Worldwide Day of Play is designed to encourage young people to turn off their tv sets and computers and go outside to play. Nickelodeon networks and website will go dark between noon and 3pm to encourage all kids to particpate in some sort of physical activity. The Worldwide Day of Play features fun family activities as well as appearances from some Nickelodeon tv stars - including members of the casts of (0 comments)
Living in Upper Marlboro, MD - 09/15/11 10:39 PM
Upper Marlboro, MD is located just outside the Nation's capital in Prince George's County, MD. Upper Marlboro serves as the seat of PG County government and houses the courthouse as well as the PG County government offices. Upper Marlboro started as a small town incorporated in the late 1700s and has grown tremendously. Living in Upper Marlboro, MD affords the resident many conveniences such as being able to access Washington DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis easily. It's also a short 30 minute drive to the beaches of the Chesapeake Bay. There are housing types in Upper Marlboro for every budget from (2 comments)
Living in Fort Washington, MD - 09/13/11 10:19 PM
Fort Washington, MD is located just outside the Nation's capital in Prince George's County, MD. Fort Washington is a vibrant city that features shopping, restaurants, great parks and recreation. Living in Fort Washington, MD affords the resident many conveniences such as being able to access both Washington DC and Northern Virginia easily. Fort Washington is the home to the New National Harbor Project which features luxury hotels, gourmet restaurants, and shopping along the shores of the Potomac River.
There are housing types in Fort Washington for every budget from condos to luxury estate homes.
There are also several homes that are waterfront and afford the (0 comments)
Calling all Maryland Contractors - 09/12/11 10:54 PM
I am working on putting together a list of "go to" professionals in all categories related to the home buying process. I would love to get recommendations for contractors and workers that you have worked with and been happy with the outcome. I have several people already but want to expand so that I can provide my clients with many options. I am especially interested in recommendations for: Plumbers Electricians Roofers Painters Carpet & Flooring House Cleaning Landscaping Handymen Mold remediation Termite Inspection Pest Control Carpenter Insurance agents Any other service provider recommendations that are in additional categories would be (2 comments)
2011 Angie Houtz Memorial Scholarship Winners - 09/11/11 06:29 PM
On the 10th anniversary of her death it seems only fitting that we announce the students who have been chosen as the 2011 Angie Houtz Memorial Scholarship winners. Each year I am in awe of the talented young people who apply for the scholarship. This scholarship was started after Angie was killed on 9/11/2001 in the Pentagon. Criteria for the scholarship include: Attending (or planning to attend) a MD public university or college Minimum 3.0 GPA Exemplary record of community service Despite the tragic way we lost her, I know Angie would be proud of the many students that have been (3 comments)
PG County Open Houses 9/11/2001 - 09/10/11 06:46 PM
After the most rain I have ever personally seen, those of us that live in PG County, MD are happy to see the sun. This should be a good weekend to check out the many attractive and desirable homes currently available on the market. There are some great homes open to the public this tomorrow, September 11, 2011.
PG County Open Houses Sunday, September 11, 2011
Remember when visiting the open houses that the agent holding the open house works exclusively for the seller. In MD, that agent is not allowed to solicit you as a client while at (0 comments)
9/11 - 10 years later - 09/09/11 07:07 PM
This is my least favorite time of the year as the anniversary of 9/11 and death of my best friend Angie approaches. This year seems so much worse than some of the past anniversaries. I think it's because 10 years feels like a lifetime. Also, for the first time she's been dead (10 years) longer than we were best friends (9 years) and I feel so cheated!
Cheated out of the opportunity to see her as a mother. Cheated out of the opportunity to have her know my children and have them know her personally. Cheated out of having that (21 comments)
Major Flooding in Upper Marlboro, MD - 09/08/11 10:03 PM
The DC area has been experiencing a spell of really bizarre weather and natural disasters. It all started 2 weeks ago with an earthquake that caused damage to several structures. This was followed closely by Hurricane Irene which resulted in lots of downed trees and hundreds of thousands of people without power. Now we are dealing with the remnants of Tropical storm Lee which has created the heaviest rain I can ever remember seeing. It started raining on Monday afternoon and it has not stopped since. Downtown Upper Marlboro is flooded with cars being submerged to their roofs in water. (3 comments)
2011 Prince George's County Fair - 09/07/11 10:06 PM
The 2011 Prince George's County Fair will be held September 8-11, 2011 at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro MD. Admission to the PG County Fair is $6 for adults and $5 for kids. Military Appreciation Day at the Prince George's County Fair is September 11 where military personnel and their families will be admitted to the fair for free. Pg County Fair Activities Include: Local Bands Dance Teams Petting Farm Magicians Puppet shows Pony rides Camel rides Bull riding Fireworks If you'll be in the Upper Marlboro area this weekend stop by and check out the PG County (0 comments)
Old Maryland Farm, Upper Marlboro MD - 09/05/11 08:25 PM
Old Maryland Farm is located in Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro, MD. Old Maryland Farm is an educational farm facility that features exhibits and displays designed to familiarize the public with the farming experience. Old Maryland Farm offer birthday parties, pony rides, hay rides, and farm demonstrations. In October Old Maryland Farm will offer a "Halloween on the Farm" which will feature costume contests, crafts, cider, & cookies. Admission fee is $2/person.
While visiting Old Maryland Farms check out all the other fun activities located in Watkins Regional Park, including the carousel and miniature golf course. (1 comments)
Open Houses Calvert & Charles Counties 9/4/2011 - 09/04/11 09:22 AM
Calvert & Charles Counties provide great living options for people working in the Washington, DC area. Both counties offer beautiful homes on large parcels of land. Many homes available are waterfront or have water access. Since it's a holiday weekend there are only a few open houses today for you to check out!
Saturday September 4, 2011 Calvert County Open Houses Charles County Open Houses
Remember when visiting the open houses that the agent holding the open house works exclusively for the seller. In MD, that agent is not allowed to solicit you as a client while at the (1 comments)
PG County Open Houses 9/3/2011 & 9/4/2011 - 09/03/11 09:12 AM
After a stormy weekend last week there are once again open houses set up this weekend in PG County. There are some great homes open to the public this weekend, September 3 & 4, 2011.
PG County Open Houses Saturday September 3, 2011 PG County Open Houses Sunday, September 4, 2011
Remember when visiting the open houses that the agent holding the open house works exclusively for the seller. In MD, that agent is not allowed to solicit you as a client while at the open house. If you would like to have buyer representation while visiting these (0 comments)
2011 Angie Houtz Memorial Golf Tournament, Mitchellville MD - 09/02/11 08:16 AM
The 5th Annual Angie Houtz Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on October 7, 2011 at Enterprise Golf Club, Mitchellville MD. Cost is $125 per golfer, $480/foursome. This cost includes round of golf, food, drinks, & prizes. The Angie Houtz Memorial Fund was established to honor my best friend Angie who was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Since it's formation in 2001, the Angie Houtz Memorial Fund has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships to students attending MD public colleges who value community service in addition to academic excellence. Since this is the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 (3 comments)
2011 Washington Redskins Football Schedule - 09/01/11 06:22 PM
The kickoff for the 2011 NFL season is a week away and Redskins fans are looking forward to what will hopefully be an amazing season. For many of us who feared that there would be an NFL lockout the start of football season is even more exciting. 9/1, 7:30pm Tampa Bay Buccaneers (preseason game) 9/11, 4:15pm New York Giants 9/18, 1:00pm Arizona Cardinals 9/26, 8:30pm @Dallas Cowboys 10/2, 1:00pm @ St. Louis Rams 10/16, 1:00pm Philadelphia Eagles 10/23, 1:00pm @Carolina Panthers 10/30, 4:05pm @Buffalo Bills 11/6, 1:00pm San Francisco 49ers 11/13, 1:00pm @Miami Dolphins 11/20, 1:00pm Dallas Cowboys 11/27, 4:05pm (7 comments)
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