Montgomery County, MD Real Estate News

Maryland Tax-Free Week, August 14-20, 2022 Marylanders will save the six percent sales tax on qualifying clothing and footwear priced $100 or less and the first $40 of a backpack or book bag.A complete list of the exempt and taxable items is available on the Comptroller’s Website at www.marylandtaxes.gov or by calling the Taxpayer Service section at 410-260-7980 in Central Maryland. Marylanders can also call toll-free 1-800-MD TAXES.Not everything is tax-free. There are exempt items and a list of taxable items. Check out the Maryland Comptroller’s webpage and the frequently asked questions section to determine what items qualify for the tax-free week.Some tax-free clothing and footwear examples include sweaters, shirts, slacks, jeans, dresses, robes, underwear, belts, shoes, and boots p...
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Free Groceries Distribution, Gaithersburg, MD, Aug. 10, 2022 The next Upcounty Hub distribution of free groceries is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the South Lake Elementary School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.Please share this information with families that may be food insecure. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1462Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Bota Box Nighthawk Black Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon If you are looking for a red wine, at a bargain price, that will please your guests, you may with to try the Bota Box Nightnawk Black Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon. I think you will be happy with this selection. $14.99 for a 3 L box at Total Wine & More. The price may be higher at your local store. Click on the link to reach the Bota Box website for more information.California - Rich-Toasty-Smooth. Delivers flavors of black cherry and blackberry. Oak barrels that have been charred to help impart deep toasty flavors and hints of vanilla and brown sugar. Tulips, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square,Pennsylvania USA IMG 1456Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Free Groceries Distribution, Germantown, MD, Aug. 9, 2022 The next Upcounty Hub distribution of free groceries will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Germantown Elementary School. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure. Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1455Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SCAMS, FRAUD AND ID THEFTWHEN: Thursday, August 11, 2022, 2 p.m.WHERE: Kentlands Manor, 217 Booth St., Gaithersburg, MD 20878WHO: Montgomery County Police Department,Keeping Seniors Safe (KSS) ProgramWHAT: Online scams in Maryland are increasing. This presentation will discuss how to prevent being a victim of fraud, and where to report it if and when it happens to you.Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Jean Mocarskiat jeanmocarski@gmail.com or call (240) 449-9002This is a Village at Kentlands and Lakelands announcement. Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1454Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Book Recommendation: The Personal Librarian by Benedict and MurrayI enjoyed reading The Personal Librarian (2021) by authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. This is a work of historical fiction about Belle da Costa Greene, the personal librarian of J. P. Morgan. Click on the links to learn more about the authors and this excellent novel. The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan's personal librarian—who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray.In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, book...
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Registration for Montgomery County Recreation Fall Programs The hot weather likely has most people thinking of summer activities, but for Montgomery County Recreation, it is time to start addressing cooler days, pumpkins and fall fun. Registration of County Recreation’s fall programs and activities will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. The list of offerings will be viewable online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org starting at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5Programs and activities are tailored to a variety of interests, skill levels and ages. Fall offerings include aquatics, fitness, sports, visual and performing arts, therapeutic recreation, and adult 55-and-over programming.New this fall is that residents will be able to build their own guide with programs to fit their interests. The guide too...
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Montgomery County Preregistration Survey for Monkeypox Vaccines Monkeypox continues to be an infection of growing concern in Montgomery County and around the nation. Montgomery County has a limited supply of monkeypox vaccine and has established a new preregistration survey to identify residents who are interested in receiving a vaccination and are at risk for having been exposed to monkeypox in the previous four to 14 days.The preregistration survey is now online.Appointments to receive vaccines at Montgomery County-operated clinics are based on eligibility and vaccine supply is not guaranteed.As of Thursday, Aug. 4, there were 6,617 confirmed monkeypox cases in the United States and 157 cases in Maryland.Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeyp...
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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 )
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 What Happens When Your House Does Not Sell?The reason is very simple, you've hired the wrong person for the job.If you hired yourself to sell your house you just need to step in front of a mirror and blame yourself. The main reason why a house does not sell is: The person in charge of the sale of the property had the wrong plan. Choosing the right Real Estate Agent to help you decide on the marketing of your property, the pricing of your home and negotiate the sale for the best outcome to your bo...
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Gaithersburg Indoor Aquatic Center Closing for Maintenance  Gaithersburg’s Indoor Aquatic Center, located at Gaithersburg Middle School, will close for annual cleaning and maintenance August 8 – September 5, 2022. Aquatic Center members can use the Water Park at Bohrer Park free of charge during this period. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square,Pennsylvania USA IMG 1447Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Is Your Property Secure? Free Security Surveys in GaithersburgHeading out of town for vacation? Curious how secure your home or place of business might be? The Gaithersburg Police Department offers free-of-charge security surveys. An officer will meet with you at your home or place of business to inspect doors, windows, locks, procedures, and habits. You’ll be provided with a list of recommendations to help make your home or business a safer place. Learn more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square,Pennsylvania USA IMG 1446Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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Gaithersburg Chorus Announces New Director Melodia Renaldi joins the Gaithersburg Chorus as its new Music Director as of August 23. She currently teaches most of the music programs at Gaithersburg Middle School and heads up the Drama Club.Melodia joins Accompanist/Co-Director Guzal Isametdinova in directing the Gaithersburg Chorus for its 35th year of providing music and entertainment for the residents of Gaithersburg. Read more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square,Pennsylvania USA IMG 1445Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Book Recommendation: The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison PatakiI enjoyed reading the latest work of historical fiction, The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post (2022) by The New York Times Bestselling American Author Allison Pataki and highly recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel. Dolores and I enjoy every visit to Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington, DC, the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Mrs. Post, the President and First Lady are here to see you. . . .So begins another average evening for Marjorie Merriweather Post. Presidents have come and gone, but she has hosted them all. Growing up in the modest farmlands of Battle Creek, Michigan, Marjorie was inspired by a few simple rules: always thi...
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Clear the Shelters: Adoption Fees Waived During August Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is again participating in the annual #ClearTheShelters adoption event. Adoption fees will be waived for ALL animals Aug. 1 - Aug. 31, 2022.For everything you need to know about adopting, visit http://ow.ly/Tvq750K7n09This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square,Pennsylvania USA IMG 1443Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Sign Sweep in Montgomery County, MD on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 The Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services staff will conduct a “sign sweep” on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 to remove signs illegally placed in the public right-of-way along County-maintained roads. Questions? Call 311.http://ow.ly/UfFC50K4HTFThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. The focus of this "sign sweep" is political signs remaining from the recent primary election. Real estate agents need to be sure their signs are not on public property during this clearance.  Orchids, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square,Pennsylvania USA IMG 1442Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Très chic! This condo in Olney's Camelback Village had a little bit (or a lot) of Parisian flair, and charmed multiple buyers. The first offer came in on day 2 on the market. But that is not the only reason why it was a fast one! It took just 40 days from the day the seller and I discussed the process and looked at her condo closely to draw up a short to-do list, to her signing the deed at the closing table! How so? The seller already had an exceptionally well maintained home and it only took some editing to get it ready for the professional pictures and virtual tour. The seller was motivated because, LOVE. Is there ever a sweeter reason to move? I am ready when my clients are! That very first night we came up with a game plan. I listed the property as a Coming Soon the following week (...
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Registration Open for Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show The Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show is scheduled for 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Rockville Civic Center Park. Registration for show cars, car sales and flea market spots is now available. Download an online registration form at Rockvillemd.gov/CarShow.This is a City of Rockville, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1439Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Montgomery County, Maryland 'FareShare' Program Commuters working in Montgomery County can get reimbursed for up to $280 a month for using public transit or vanpooling, by asking their employers to set up a transportation benefits program. The “FareShare” program of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) offers reimbursements to local businesses for their employees’ costs for commuting to work by public transit—and the money is tax-free.In addition to vanpools, the program could cover expenses incurred by commuters using Ride On bus, Metrobus, Metrorail or MARC train to commute to and from a workplace within Montgomery County.Businesses looking to implement or expand a transportation benefit program must commit to covering the first $25 per month of travel costs for ...
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Movies in the Parks Returns Wednesday Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at DuskRockville Town Center ParkBring chairs, blankets, food and nonalcoholic beverages, and enjoy a showing of The Parent Trap (1998) at Rockville Town Center Park, 30 Maryland Ave. Movies begin at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.) and are free to attend.This is a City of Rockville, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1438Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Book Recommendation: I Must Betray You by Ruta SepetysI enjoyed reading I Must Betray You (2022) by author Ruta Sepetys and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel.  Romania, 1989. Communist regimes are crumbling across Europe. Seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu dreams of becoming a writer, but Romanians aren’t free to dream; they are bound by rules and force.Amidst the tyrannical dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu in a country governed by isolation and fear, Cristian is blackmailed by the secret police to become an informer. He’s left with only two choices: betray everyone and everything he loves—or use his position to creatively undermine the most notoriously evil dictator in Eastern Europe.Cristian risks everything to unma...
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