All About Maryland Real Estate

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
City of Gaithersburg Public Hearing – Poll Watchers The Mayor and City Council will conduct a Public Hearing at 7:30 p.m. on June 21 on an ordinance to amend Chapter 6C of the City Code, entitled “Elections,” Article IV, entitled “Poll Watchers,” and Section 6C-30, entitled “Rights; Unlawful Acts, Challengers, and Appeals.” Public testimony will be taken during the hearing. Register to participate here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2813Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Jamie Flournoy, The Realtor on Your Side
(got agent?)
This blurry photo will show you part of the interior of a septic tank from a recent inspection. The inspectors couldn't figure out if the tank was cement or cinder block. On closer inspection they realized that it was made of stone! And, to make matters worse, the walls were collapsing in on the tank! Approx. cost to replace the tank? Somewhere between $8K and $15K- not good news.The company that my client used to inspect is Homeland Environmental at https://www.homelandhealthyhomes.com/. Their inspectors provided lots of information and were greatly appreciated!
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Make it a safe Father's Day. This morning, I noticed this great big red fire truck outside my home while sitting at my desk. Seeing these wonderfully strong men, I, of course, want to know what was going on, I meet this group only to find out that they are going house to house. They are sweeping the neighborhood calling this Safety Saturday Sweep, even though it is Sunday and Father's Day. Here in Baltimore City, safety is our big concern, and these firefighters are making sure every home has the proper working smoke detectors.  And if they find a home that is not up to code, they do the installation. This is a free service to our Baltimore City residents. Let's get the word out. If you live in Baltimore City or know anyone who is, make sure they know this service.Happy Safe Father's Da...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 One house at a time. Take on a new listing when one is sold. I maintain a waiting list for sellers. As a solo Broker/Owner/Realtor®, there is a reason to limit the number of sellers that I work with...needing to find that comfortable number that I can personally handle. I make all the appointments and show my listings. To give this level of service, I will take on a new listing when one is under contract or sold. Sure, I could be much busier, showing dozens of homes and writing dozens of rejected contracts. Way too stressful! Limiting the number, with more people on my waiting list, is really working well. So many owners don't know where they will move. When they find their next home, then they will put their home on the market. So yes, I am working with buyers, finding the property no...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Animal Services and Adoption Center Reopening June 20th The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) operated by the County Office of Animal Services (OAS) will reopen full services on Sunday, June 20.The OAS has operated throughout the pandemic caring for homeless animals and responding to animal complaints and emergencies. Now it will welcome residents back into its facility so they can learn more about the animals available for adoption.The center is located at 7315 Muncaster Mill Rd. in Derwood.Hours of operation will return to pre-COVID-19 hours of noon-7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The shelter is closed to the public on Wednesdays.Starting June 20, residents can visit the shelter in person to view anima...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Virtual Juneteenth Jubilation Day Annual Gospel Concert Hey Gaithersburg, celebrate Juneteenth with a virtual Jubilation Day Gospel Tribute this Saturday! The virtual event kicks off at 11am on the Gaithersburg Special Events FB page & features Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist Byron Scott, Gospel Artist and Wammie Award Nominee Andrea René Williams singing the Negro National Anthem and one of her inspirational songs, and Gospel artist Melvin Caldwell performing a medley of Negro Spirituals. Gospel is a uniquely American art form that gave rise to jazz, blues, R&B, and rock and roll. For more info visit: https://gburg.md/3zwUGKG  This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8033Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by ...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
9013 Eton Road in close-in Silver Spring, MD is charming and convenient. Location! Location! Location! This property sits inside the beltway, just 300 yards from the future Light Rail Purple Line Station Manchester Place and less than a mile to Downtown Silver Spring. This lovely 4 bedroom brick Cape Cod with a private backyard oasis welcomes you warmly. It's the perfect mix of charm (The dormers. The brick. The character!), modern upgrades (New energy efficient HVAC. Upgraded kitchen. Huge laundry/mud room!), and convenience (The beltway. Downtown. The Purple Line!)The big kitchen island invites with its gorgeous white ravine granite counters to enjoy a glass of wine and cook together. There's direct access to the side porch - a quaint little spot for a morning cup of coffee - and sere...
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Food Distribution in Montgomery Village This Morning, June 18 An Upcounty food distribution event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 18 at the Apple Ridge Recreation Area in Montgomery Village. For more food resources, visit the County's website: https://buff.ly/3iJSbOT. Please share this information with families who may be food insecure. This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8030Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Montgomery County, Maryland Recognizes Juneteenth Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said the County will join the Federal government, Maryland State government and many local jurisdictions by recognizing Friday, June 18, as a celebration of Juneteenth. Congress approved legislation to create the new Federal holiday and President Biden signed it.In observance of Juneteenth, many County offices, programs and services will either be closed or will operate on reduced schedules on Friday. However, County-operated COVID-19 vaccination clinics will operate on their regular schedules. “I am glad that President Biden and Congress have designated Juneteenth as our newest Federal holiday, and I am proud that our County has been recognizing and celebrating Juneteenth for nearly 25 years, ” sa...
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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: Top 5 Reasons To Become a Homeowner #1 Privacy It is just much better to have a place that's solely your own, where you and your family feel safe and warm. Yes, you may achieve the same feeling in a rental home but...What happens  if your landlord decides to sell your home next month? #2 Stability  READ MORE: https://www.maxusrealtygroup.com/blog/918/Top+5+Reasons+To+Become+A+Homeowner ???Thinking of selling your home? Let Fernando take over the marketing of your property with our unique 99 STEP...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Cares: Free Groceries on Mondays and Fridays This is a Seneca Creek Community Church announcement. Did you know that we have food walk up hours twice a week? Every Monday and every Friday (except holidays) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m, anyone can walk up to our loading dock and receive a bag of groceries at 13 Firstfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. No ID, registration, or appointment required. Please share this information with families who may be food insecure.   Daylily, 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)
Food Assistance in Montgomery County, Maryland If you need food assistance, please call 311 and ask for the Food Access Call Center. For more food resources, visit the County's website: https://buff.ly/3zwJHk6. Please share this information with families who may be food insecure. This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, 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)
Recommended: Flower Hill Automotive, Gaithersburg, MD It was time for the 30,000 mile service for my car and I took it to Flower Hill Automotive. We have used this auto repair shot for several years and highly recommend their services. Flower Hill Automotive8031-C Snouffer School RoadGaithersburg, Maryland 20879301-869-8900 Lily in the rain, 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)
Ham Sandwich and Shiner Weisse 'N' Easy Chef Dolores provided one of her creative ham sandwiches for my lunch at home. The beer selection was Shiner Weisse 'N' Easy wheat beer brewed with dewberries. This is a good beer selection during warm weather and has only 95 calories. Drink responsibly. 4.0% Alc. by Vol.   Princess Lilies, Alstroemeria psittacina, with the common names Peruvian lily, parrot flower, parrot lily, lily of the Incas, and princess lily. Kentlandss Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Food Distribution Event Today, June 16th An Upcounty food distribution event begins at 1 p.m. today at South Lake Elementary School in Gaithersburg. For more food resources: https://buff.ly/3pWe4w5.  This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Please share this information with families who may be food insecure.  Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2758Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Little Free Library in History Park, Gaithersburg, MD In honor of The Basics program, an early childhood development initiative taking place in the Gaithersburg community, County Councilmember Sidney Katz, his family and staff have donated a Little Free Library. You’ll find it in History Park, adjacent to the Gaithersburg Community Museum and Train Station. Feel free to drop by and take a book, or donate one so that others may enjoy the gift of reading. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2766Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/160 sec., ISO-649, 30 mm, No FlashPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
City of Gaithersburg Budget & Fee Schedule Adopted The FY22 budget process is now complete with the approval of the strategic plan, budget and fee schedule at the June 7 Mayor and City Council meeting. The strategic plan outlines the priorities for the City in the coming years, with the budget reflecting those priorities. The FY22 Adopted Revenue Budget is $70.6 million, and the FY22 Adopted Expenditure Budget is $70.2 million. The documents will be available online as of July 1, 2021. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2751Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Coming Soon StatusMy listings always come on the market in Coming Soon status on Friday, then generally Active the following Thursday.  Again this morning I got a call from an agent asking if she can show my new listing (in Coming Soon Status) today.  What does Coming Soon mean?  It means that the seller has signed a listing agreement with my brokerage and has agreed for the marketing to begin.  No showings will occur until after it is in Active Status.  According to Bright MLS certain rules and regulations must be adhered to and failure to do so can result in losing your ability to use Bright MLS, fines, and loss of your real estate license. In order for the property to be in Coming Soon Status: There must be a signed listing agreement that includes an addendum explaining Coming Soon N...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
 Maryland’s May 2021 Housing Statistics Continues Robust Sales Pace; Months of Inventory Eases Slightly    ANNAPOLIS, MD – June 15, 2021 Maryland’s May 2021 housing market continued its robust growth with home sales reaching 9,334, an increase of 46.1% over the previous year’s sales of 6,389. Average sales price rose 19% to $435,504 over last year’s figure of $366,059. The median sales price of $370,000 grew 14.9% from $322,000 in May 2020. While median days on market remains a tight 6 days compared to May 2020’s figure of 13 days, months of inventory grew to 0.9, up slightly from April 2021’s figure of 0.8, though down considerably from May 2020’s figure of 2.4. This can be illustrated by the fact that, for every 100 new listings, there were fewer than 100 new pending sales. Units pend...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The latest EPIK Market Update is hot off the presses!!  Interest rates are still low and there are plenty of buyers looking for houses right now. Curious? Fill out a little info about your home and we’ll be in touch for a quick chat: https://bit.ly/SellMyHome2021
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