Montgomery County, MD Real Estate News

Free Groceries Distribution, Gaithersburg, Tues., Jan. 18, 2022A distribution of free groceries is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Please share this information with families that might be food insecure.  Daylily, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6074Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
City of Gaithersburg Committee Vacancies, January, 2022Get involved! Play an important role in advising the Mayor & City Council on vital issues by joining one of the volunteer committees.For more information visit: http://gburg.md/vacancies This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Clematis, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6067Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Help Your Neighbors Remove the SnowGood neighbors clear their sidewalks of ice and snow. Be a good neighbor! County residents are required by law to clear sidewalks in front of and alongside their properties within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm. https://buff.ly/3GEqrnZThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.Someone shoveled the snow in front of our home late yesterday. A good neighbor. I cleared our walkways this morning.   Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6073Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Kentlands Square Infill Schematic Development Plan Application SDP-9073-2021 requests to construct three infill commercial buildings totaling 21,700 square feet within the existing parking lot. The proposed buildings will be located along Main Street. The property is zoned Mixed Use Development. View the project page here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Location The subject property is located within the Kentlands Square Shopping Center along Main Street. Proposal SDP-9073-2021 The applicant, Saul Holdings Limited Partnership, has submitted Schematic Development Plan Application SDP-9073-2021, requesting approval of three additional infill commercial buildings totaling 21,700 square feet and associated minor site changes. Previous Approvals The Mayor and City Co...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Proof of Vaccination Required for Gaithersburg PerformancesTo help ensure the health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff, a photo ID and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is now required to attend all indoor performances at the Arts Barn and Kentlands Mansion. Unvaccinated children under 12 and patrons with a medical condition or closely-held religious belief preventing vaccination must provide proof of a negative PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours prior to the performance. The full policy is available here. Please also review the “Plan Your Visit” page for more about seating, exchange policies, health and safety measures, and what to expect when attending our events. This policy is subject to change pending Montgomery County Board of Health vaccination requir...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg City Hall Lobby Services by Appointment Only  In order to ensure the best possible customer service in the face of temporary staffing challenges, the delivery of lobby services at City Hall will be by appointment only January 13 – 28, 2022. Please call 301-258-6330 or e-mail plancode@gaithersburgmd.gov to make an appointment.Upon arrival, please call and you will be allowed access as soon as we are able to accommodate you. Note that you may be asked to wait in your vehicle until we are ready. Masks are required in all public indoor spaces in all City facilities for everyone over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Clematis, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6066Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPh...
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By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434)
Leisure World home Sold 3612 Edelmar Ter., Silver Spring, MD 209062 Bedrooms / 1 Bathroom / Semi-Detached Homein 55+ Leisure World Gated CommunitySold price $280,000Bright and sunny 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom rambler style, semi-detached patio home with 850 sf in 55+ Leisure World of Maryland. Includes 2-car attached garage. Spacious living room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling. Slider to enclosed patio with garden area. Primary bedroom with large closet. Updated bathroom with step-in shower. Full size washer and dryer. Enjoy all the 55+ Leisure World community amenities including 2 Clubhouses, restaurants, 18-hole golf course, theater, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, post office, medical center, walking paths, 24-hour security and much more!Click here for More Info and Homes F...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Book Recommendation: Dead by Dawn by Paul DoironDead by Dawn (2021) by Maine author Paul Doiron is a fast reading thriller about Maine game warden Mike Bowditch. I enjoyed this novel and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book.Paul Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, including The Poacher's Son, which won the the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, and a Thriller Award for Best First Novel, and the Maine Literary Award for "Best Fiction of 2010." PopMatters named it to its Best Fiction of 2010 list.  His second book, Trespasser, won the Maine Literary Award, was an American Booksellers Association In...
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Free Groceries Distribution, Montgomery Village, Fri., Jan. 14A distribution of free groceries is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, January 14, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Apple Ridge Recreation Area in Montgomery Village, Maryland.Please share this announcement with families that may be food insecure.  Clematis, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6068Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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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 5 Ways To Get Your Offer Accepted in the Middle of a Housing Bidding War Many rejected home buyers are finding lots of difficulties getting offers accepted by sellers.In this market, when buying a home the question to ask is:  How do I get my offer accepted on a house where there is a lot of competition?  As 2022 started, inventory levels are at historic lows.Simply, There isn't enough homes to sell to all the homebuyers ready, who are ready to buy.  As a real estate agent, where I represented  m...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg MLK Day Closures & Week of Service Activities In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, most City facilities and offices will be closed on Monday, January 17. Recycling will take place as scheduled. Bulk pick up is unavailable. Note that the regular Mayor and City Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 18. Read more here.Celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by giving back to the community during a Week of Service, January 15 – 22. Explore a variety of service activities coordinated by the Montgomery County Volunteer Council; many can be done from the comfort and safety of your own home.The City is collecting gently used, clean coats and winter apparel for Gaithersburg High School students at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park through ...
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By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434)
For Sale in Leisure World of Maryland January 2022 Click Here for all Homes for Sale in Leisure World Leisure World of Maryland is a Private, Gated, Age-Restricted CommunityThe best 55+ housing opportunity in Montgomery County, Maryland! Living at Leisure World is a great lifestyle choice - it's also a smart financial decision.  This community is for anyone aged 55 or older. The 650-acre campus located in Montgomery County, Maryland offers a variety of housing options and offers lots of amenities. The community can be entered through 3 secure entry gates, staffed with Leisure World security personnel. Leisure World is convenient to shopping, entertainment and offers its own shuttle bus transportation.Click Here to Search for Homes for sale in Leisure World of MarylandContact Barbara Mic...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Book Recommendation: The House of Ashes by Stuart NevilleThe House of Ashes (2021) by Irish author Stuart Neville is a chilling and dark story of domestic violence in a house called The Ashes in Northern Ireland. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel.Stuart Neville's debut novel, THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST (published in the UK as THE TWELVE), won the Mystery/Thriller category of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was picked as one of the top crime novels of 2009 by both the New York Times and the LA Times. He has been shortlisted for various awards, including the MWA Edgar, CWA Dagger, Theakstons Old Peculier Novel of the Year, Barry, Macavity, Dilys awards, as well as the Irish Book Awards Crime Novel of the Year.He has since published nine more critically accl...
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Gaithersburg, MarylandIt's almost tax time!The annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is now accepting appointments to prepare 2021 taxes. All appointments will be virtual and available to individuals who earn $58,000 or less a year.To learn more visit https://gburg.md/vitaThis is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia + Imagination, Color Edited for our Imagination Series,Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6062ACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Book Recommendation: By Way of Sorrow by Robyn GiglBy Way of Sorrow (2021) is the first legal thriller by New Jersey attorney Robyn Gigl. I enjoyed this novel and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book.Robyn Gigl (pronounced Guy-gull), the author of BY WAY OF SORROW and SURVIVOR’S GUILT, is an attorney, speaker and activist who has been honored by the ACLU-NJ and the NJ Pride Network for her work on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. Robyn is a partner at Gluck Walrath, LLP in Freehold, NJ, where she handles complex commercial and employment litigation. She has been selected as a NJ Super Lawyer since 2010 and as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in NJ in 2020 & 2021. Robyn is a member of the Board of Directors of Garden State Equa...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund Opened  A $248 million Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund was opened this month to support mortgage relief, home repairs, housing counseling and legal services. The program will be administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).Funds will be distributed in the following targeted amounts: Approximately $171 million to provide loans to assist homeowners who have experienced financial hardship with their mortgages and $34 million to provide grants to assist with property tax, homeowner association and other types of delinquencies. $10 million for the WholeHome program to help homeowners with necessary repairs and energy efficiency improvements. $8 million for housing counseling agencies and $3 million for legal service...
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Book Recommendation: Silence in the Library by Katherine SchellmanSilence in the Library (2021) is the second book by Virginia novelist Katherine Schellman. I enjoyed this novel and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book.Katharine Schellman is the author of the Lily Adler Mysteries and the forthcoming Nightingale Mysteries. Her debut novel, The Body in the Garden, was one of Suspense Magazine's Best Books of 2020 and led to her being named one of BookPage's 16 Women to Watch in 2020. Her second novel, Silence in the Library, was praised as "worthy of Rex Stout or Agatha Christie" (Library Journal).Katharine lives and writes in the mountains of Virginia in the company of her husband, children, and the many houseplants she keeps...
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Free Virtual Employment Expo for Residents 50+, Tues., Jan. 11 A free virtual employment expo for residents 50-and-over will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. Advance registration is required to participate. The series of expos is sponsored by the Jewish Council for the Aging and Montgomery County.The expo schedule on Jan. 11 will include: 10-11:45 a.m.: Workshops with questions via Zoom chat. Speakers will be Richard Ross of Manpower/Manpower Mature and Elisse Barnes of a Certain Vintage Workforce Education, LLC. Noon-2 p.m.: Area employers will talk about their companies/organizations and employment opportunities. They also will answer questions from jobseekers. After each employer presentation, expo participants will have the opportunity to network directly with ...
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Montgomery County Volunteer Center’s ‘MLK Week of Service’Every January, for more than a decade, the Montgomery County Volunteer Center has brought thousands of area residents together for an afternoon of volunteer activities featured at its large-scale Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Service event. However due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, for the second straight year, the event will be largely virtual and expanded to a week from Jan. 15-22. It will have a variety of home-based and safely distanced service opportunities available online at http://bit.ly/MoCoMLKDay.The Volunteer Center’s 2022 MLK service event will offer residents of all ages the opportunity to honor the life and teachings of Dr. King by participating in one, or several, service projects that help other...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Food Resources in Montgomery County, MarylandLearn more about food resources in Montgomery County https://buff.ly/3FbULozPlease share this information with families that may be food insecure. These programs have assisted over 100,000 of our residents.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 2863Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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