real estate maryland: A NUTTY REAL ESTATE STORY - 12/07/19 10:35 AM
A NUTTY REAL ESTATE STORY
 
I was the listing agent for the sale of a most unusual detached home located in a normally safe and quiet older neighborhood that featured mature trees and tree dwellers.
The house had proved impossible for two previous agents to sell because of its very unusual floor plan. The house was originally a one level rambler, but the owners had added a complete second story built with a separate entrance for a family member, in essence turning the house into two units. There were 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, bedrooms and baths. It was like a house … (29 comments)

real estate maryland: Rates on 30-year mortgages continue to fall! - 07/09/10 09:36 AM
Rates on 30-year mortgages continue to fall!
Rates on 30-year mortgages continue to fall and are now at the lowest point in five decades, according to Freddie Mac. Coupled with attractive prices, these incredibly low rates make buying a home more affordable now than at almost any point in history.
This is fantastic news for homebuyers and sellers. Buyers can take advantage of high home affordability and save tens of thousands of dollars over the lifespan of a 30-year loan by locking in at these never-before-seen rates.
If you are selling your home, you will probably see increased foot traffic as … (0 comments)

real estate maryland: One level Condo with attached garage located in Gaithersburg, MD in private 62+ or disabled community - 04/21/10 11:26 AM
One-level Condo with Attached Garage … (0 comments)

real estate maryland: Real Estate Ownership: Condominium Vs. Fee Simple Explained - 12/22/09 12:57 AM
Real Estate Ownership: Condominium Vs. Fee Simple Explained

There is a common perception of condos as being apartment style buildings, of townhouses as two-story row homes with adjoining walls, and of garden homes as free standing houses on small lots. Unfortunately, this perception creates some confusion about real estate ownership. Apartment, townhouse and garden home describe the construction layout and design of certain homes. The word, condominium, should not be used in this context. Condominium does not refer to a type of building or construction design. It refers to a form of ownership of real estate. Condos cannot be recognized by … (1 comments)

real estate maryland: How to Recycle Yard Waste in Montgomery County MD - 10/24/09 04:35 AM
How to Recycle Yard Waste in Montgomery County MD

You can BAG it...
Please place leaves, grass, brush, and other yard trimmings in large paper yard trim bags (available at most grocery stores, home improvement stores, and garden centers). The total weight of the bag must be 45 pounds or less.
Please do not use paper grocery or shopping bags for yard trim collection.
Or CAN it...
Save money and use reusable containers, such as trash cans. Cans must be marked "Yard Trim" to ensure proper collection. Use the free Yard Trim decals available at Montgomery County libraries, Regional Service … (0 comments)

real estate maryland: Autumn in Maryland - 10/24/09 03:22 AM
Enjoying Autumn in Maryland
I thought I'd share this poem by Emily Dickinson about autumn.  She says is with words that paint the picture.
Nature XXVII, Autumn
The morns are meeker than they were,The nuts are getting brown;The berry's cheek is plumper,The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,The field a scarlet gown.Lest I should be old-fashioned,I'll put a trinket on.

 
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real estate maryland: 5 Questions To Consider Before Buying a New Home in Maryland - 10/24/09 03:11 AM
 Questions To Consider Before Buying a New Home in Maryland
If you are considering buying a New Home in Maryland, you should know that it is in your best interest to have a Buyer's Agent represent you in the purchase.  Although, the agent's commission is paid by the builder, a Buyer's Agent will negotiate on your behalf and help you determine what choices are best for you.  Your Buyer's Agent will oversee all contract agreements and advise you before you make any wrong decisions.

What are your choices in New Homes located in the Maryland?New constructed homes are available in all price ranges and styles in … (0 comments)

real estate maryland: Now is the Time to Plant Bulbs for Spring Blooms! - 10/23/09 10:10 AM
I know it's hard to think about springtime when we're enjoying the beauty of the fall season, but this is the best time to get your bulbs planted for spring blooming.
Here are easy steps to planting bulbs in Fall for Spring Blooms!
Now is the time to plant bulbs such as daffodils, tulips and hyacinths for spring flowers.  Below I will give you easy steps for planting to ensure you get the best color in spring in your garden.
  
Things you need:
Bulb Planters Fertilizer Garden Hose Spring-flowering Bulbs Purchase bulbs of your choice that are appropriate for spring … (3 comments)

 
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Barbara Michaluk

Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

Silver Spring, MD

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