Montgomery County, MD Real Estate News

Summer Reading Challenge! Starts at Montgomery County Public Libraries The Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) Summer Reading Challenge! will begin on Saturday, June 17, at the Rockville Memorial Library with a theme of All Together Now. The slogan represents kindness, friendship and unity. Children and teens are invited to sign up for the Challenge online or at any MCPL branch. Pre-registration is now open.The Summer Reading Challenge! runs through Aug. 31. It is sponsored by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc., and the Washington Nationals baseball team.MCPL’s Summer Reading Challenge! offers a chance to fill summer with great books and fun learning activities, as well as in-person and virtual events. This year, MCPL and Friends of the Library, Montgomery County are...
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Book Recommendation: Wild Irish Rose by Rhys BowenDolores and I enjoyed reading Wild Irish Rose (2022), a Molly Murphy Mystery by New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen and her daughter Clare Broyles. This is a good series for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about this novel and the authors. Rhys Bowen, now writing in partnership with her daughter, Clare Broyles, transports and enthralls readers through the incomparable Molly Murphy Sullivan. A brand new novel in this beloved mystery series is cause for celebration for readers and critics alike.New York, 1907. Now that she’s no longer a private detective—at least not officially—Molly Murphy Sullivan is looking forward to a time of settled tranquility with friends and family. Back in New York, where her own stor...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
 The Current Market and Upcoming Foreclosures.In the realm of real estate, short sales have emerged as a viable option for homeowners who find themselves owing more to the bank than the current market value of their property. As a real estate agent, you have the opportunity to assist these homeowners by listing their property as a short sale, leveraging your experience to potentially save them from the long-term consequences of a foreclosure. In this blog post, we will explore the key considerations and questions homeowners should ask themselves before proceeding with a short sale.​What is a Short Sale?  READ MORE: https://www.maxusrealtygroup.com/blog/5212/Short+Sales%3A+A+Solution+To+Maryland+Homeowners+Facing+Financial+Challenges ???Thinking of selling your home? Let Fernando take ov...
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Gaithersburg Farmers Markets, June 8 & 10 CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!     CASEY FARMERS MARKET 810 South Frederick Ave   OPEN MAY - NOVEMBER Thursdays 11 AM - 2:30 PM ____________   CURRENT CASEY MARKET VENDORS   SEE OUR FULL SCHEDULE OF FOOD TRUCKS HERE!   D's Smokehouse: Let's Lunch@Casey this week with delicious dishes from D's Smokehouse BBQ! See the full season's food truck calendar here.   Bread & Cupcakes: Fresh breads, hearty soups, and tasty treats.   Maryland Health Connection: Connect with healthcare professionals and learn about eligibility and enrollment requirements for private health insurance and Medicaid.   Saints Row Brewing: Locally crafted beers and fresh roasted coffee beans produced at their Fulks Corner lab.   Scenic View Orchards: Local honey, apple cider, produce -- ...
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The History of the Piedmont Blues, a Journey Through the Lens of Black ArtistsSilver Spring Blues Festival The 14th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival will include a special free online presentation from 7-8 p.m. on Monday, June 12, as music historian Rick Franklin leads “The History of the Piedmont Blues, a Journey Through the Lens of Black Artists.”The presentation will be available via Zoom. To register, go to Meeting Registration - Zoom.The festival will have events from June 11-17. A full day of music will take place from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring.More information about the festival is available at https://silverspringdowntown.com/do/14th-annual-silver-spring-blues-festival.Mr. Franklin is from Alexandria. His military family...
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Future First 18-Hole Disc Golf CourseCommunity Meeting Tonight Montgomery Parks will hold a community meeting from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, at the National Capital Trolley Museum in Colesville to share information about a proposed disc golf course at Northwest Branch Recreational Park. The planned disc golf course at Northwest Branch Recreational Park will be the first 18-hole course in Montgomery Parks.At the meeting, details will be provided about the project including how disc golf will activate the largely undeveloped park and complement the National Capital Trolley Museum.Disc golf is similar to traditional golf, but instead of clubs and balls, players throw discs into baskets located at each hole.The National Capital Trolley Museum is located at 1313 Bonifant Road in Colesvill...
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Gaithersburg Headwaters Drainage Study Community Meeting City residents are invited to provide feedback for future projects within the Headwaters Drainage Study boundary. Join us for an in-person meeting on Wednesday, June 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Casey Community Center to learn more about the progress of the project and participate in an open discussion. Learn more about the project here. To register for the meeting, please e-mail stormwater@gaithersburgmd.gov.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Poppies, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 4409Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Free Summer Concerts, Brookside Gardens Free Concert SeriesSponsored by Friends of Brookside GardensJoin us each Tuesday evening in June for a series of musical performances set in the beauty of the Gardens! Admission is free, and no registration is required.Bring your friends and family, and don’t forget your chairs, blankets, and picnics (allowed in the Gardens on concert evenings only). Concerts will be held on the lawn behind the Visitor Center. Food trucks will also be available for your dining pleasure.Natty Beaux Swing Band (Big Band/Swing), Tuesday, June 6, 6:30pm to 8:00pmSandra Dean Band (Classic Rock), Tuesday, June 13, 6:30pm to 8:00pm Blue Funk Band (R&B/Pop/Rock), Tuesday, June 20, 6:30pm to 8:00pmSon Horizonte (Latin Pop), Tuesday, June 27, 6:30pm to 8:00pm Brookside Gard...
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‘Keeping It Safe Coalition’ Announces Student Video Contest WinnersMontgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) and the Montgomery County Police Department have announced the high school and middle school winners of the 2022-23 “Keeping It Safe Coalition” student video contest. The annual contest encouraged teams from Montgomery County public and private schools to create 30-second public service announcements to educate young people about the risks of under-21 alcohol use.First place high school winners from Gaithersburg High School were Ethan Butler and Brandon Barrios. They will receive a $1,000 prize. The first-place winners in the middle school category were Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School students Griffin Bhargava, Amit Hegde, Sahnan Gadikota and Samarth Korada. Will rec...
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Increased Number of County Residents Experiencing Homelessness The number of adults and children experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County increased by 313 people since last year, according to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) 2023 Point-in-Time (PIT) survey report released May 10. The PIT survey is part of an annual regional analysis and report that started in 2001.According to the 2023 report, all nine jurisdictions in the Metropolitan Washington area included in the survey recorded an increase in the number of persons experiencing homelessness when compared to the 2022 count.Montgomery County’s PIT count was conducted on the night of Jan. 25 as part of the nationwide effort to count people experiencing homelessness, including: Individuals who are unshelter...
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Montgomery Recreation Is Hiring Seasonal Positions for SummerMontgomery County Recreation is hiring seasonal employees for summer. Available positions include lifeguards, camp counselors and camp directors. The department is looking for dedicated, hardworking and motivated individuals.Anyone interested in learning more about open positions, including part-time and full-time, can visit the website for additional information and to apply online. Locations for positions may vary, including at pools, recreation and senior centers and at summer camps.The part-time/seasonal pay rate begins at $15.65 an hour and increases based on experience. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.As a condition of employment, applicants will be required to pa...
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Juneteenth Celebration in Germantown, June 17 Montgomery County’s 26th Juneteenth Celebration will be held from noon-10 p.m. at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown on Saturday, June 17. This year’s theme, “Journey to Freedom: Acknowledge, Educate, and Celebrate” will showcase tracing the African American struggle for freedom through education, art, dance, music and honoring elders.The celebration weekend will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 16, at BlackRock when County Executive Marc Elrich leads ceremonies to honor the 2023 winners of the County’s African American Living Legends Awards. The awards honor individuals who are 75 or older and have dedicated their lives to service, advocacy and selfless acts of kindness to their community.BlackRock Center for the Arts is located...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Washington Folk Festival, June 3-4 The Washington Folk Festival, in its 41st year, will return to Glen Echo Park on Saturday-Sunday, June 3-4, with free performances each day from noon-7 p.m. The festival will host more than 450 performances on seven stages.Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. The festival annual features music of all kinds, participatory dance, a fine crafts market and storytelling. The festival celebrates the diverse American and international music styles to be found throughout the Washington area among the local and talented performers.The festival features a picnic area and the park has its famed carousel. The festival will take place rain or shine. There will be complimentary transportation and parking from the Waverly parking lot locate...
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Book Recommendation: Dark Angel by John SandfordDolores and I enjoyed reading Dark Angel (2023), a Letty Davenport Novel by New York Times bestselling American author John Sandford. This is another good selection for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel. Letty Davenport, the tough-as-nails adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, takes on an undercover assignment that brings her across the country and into the crosshairs of a dangerous group of hackers.Letty Davenport’s days working a desk job at are behind her. Her previous actions at a gunfight in Texas—and her incredible skills with firearms—draw the attention of several branches of the US government, and make her a perfect fit for even more dangerous work. The Department of Homeland Securit...
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Winners of Montgomery County’s ‘Paint the Plow’ Contest Montgomery County residents can be on the lookout this winter for tributes to the County’s public works employees. As part of the recently concluded “Public Works Week,” Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) middle school students participated in a “Paint the Plow” contest to celebrate the many contributions made by public works employees that keep the County running.Redland Middle School in Derwood was selected as the first-place winner of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOTs) ‘Paint the Plow’ snowplow naming contest. The winning design emulated the popular Pokémon franchise with the theme “Snowkémon” and the slogan “Gotta Melt It All.”“This contest is a great way to bring public attention to the enormous...
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Montgomery County Joins ‘Capital Area Solar Switch’ Montgomery County is again joining the “Capital Area Solar Switch,” an innovative program that leverages the power of groups to help residents and businesses throughout the Washington metropolitan area learn about and install rooftop solar panels, battery storage and electric vehicle charging stations.This is the third year that Montgomery County has joined forces with Solar United Neighbors and other jurisdictions to create the opportunity for people living in and around the D.C. area.In addition to competitive pricing on solar panels, members of Capital Area Solar Switch receive a direct line to ask questions about the process and access to a team that vets qualified installers to compete for the group’s business.The program will con...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Pride Month in Gaithersburg The City celebrates Pride Month in June with an official proclamation and programs that celebrate the strength, dignity, and achievements of LGBTQIA+ communities. Join us in making a stand for inclusivity and equality for all of our neighbors. Explore all of our Pride Month activities here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Longwood Gardens Photowalk, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 4405Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
WSSC Open House in Gaithersburg WSSC Water will host an open house for Montgomery County on June 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park. Stop by and learn about the Get Current temporary water bill amnesty program, financial assistance, billing questions, tips to find and fix leaks, environmental protection, water quality, career opportunities, and more. The event also features children’s activities. Learn more at www.wsscwater.com/openhouse.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Poppies, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 4395Canon PowerShot G11Photograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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ActiveRain Spring Flowers Challenge: TulipsCharlotte, North Carolina blogger Debe Maxwell, CRS has issued the May Challenge for ActiveRain blogger members.Simply post your favorite photo of a flower (or more than one in one blog post) that you are especially fond of. Include the name of the flower and any additional information about where the photo was taken and why it's your favorite.By sharing our love for these beautiful flowers, we can bring a little bit of joy and positivity to the world. Let's embrace the challenge and celebrate the wonders of springtime together!Since flower photography is a hobby for me, It is a challenge to select favorites among my photographs. So, I decided to select one kind of flower and use photographs taken on one day in the spring. My selection of locat...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Elegant Townhome, Now More Affordable Than EverHave you ever dreamed of living in a place where you can seamlessly blend city living's vibrant energy with a peaceful neighborhood's tranquility? If so, we have a property that might just catch your interest. It's my pleasure to introduce you to the exquisite townhome located at 320 Scott Street, nestled in the lively Camden Crossing community in Baltimore. Best of all, this beautiful property has just received a $5,000 price reduction, making it an even more enticing prospect.​Chic Design and Comfort: A Place to Call HomeThis chic 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath brick-front townhome is not just a house; it's a place you'll be proud to call home. Upon entering, you'll be immediately impressed by the gleaming hardwood floors adorning the main level, pe...
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