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Volunteers Needed to Work with Victims of Sexual Assault Volunteers are needed to assist sexual assault victims and their families through Montgomery County’s Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP), part of the County’s Department of Health and Human Services. Interviews are currently being conducted for the 2023 winter training session.VASAP outreach volunteers donate their time serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Volunteers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and companion services at County hospitals and police stations for victims of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply.Volunteers must attend a training program that covers crisis intervention skills and the specialized knowledge of the emotional, me...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Just Sold - 15105 Peregrine Ct, Bowie, MD 20721If there was ever a lesson to be learned from the sale of a home, this one certainly provided many lessons.I always say "it ain't over until the fat lady sings, and I haven't even begun to warm up yet".  The buyer came to me through floor duty or opportunity time.  They called about this home and they said they were preapproved for a loan.  I met them at the home and they loved it.  This was their forever dream home.  The original lender was one I had worked with before but wasn't confident in their ability to close the transaction and my buyers were competing with other prospective buyers.  Our in-house lender couldn't get them approved, my regular lender for unusual sources of income couldn't get them closed and the original lender would ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Active Rain members are invited to call in and let the public know we are not sitting around. We are busy selling and buying homes. This market has great opportunities, and the top agents are getting results.At the beginning of the year, I invited AR to call in, and we had eight members who got through that hour. Kathy Streib, Eileen Burns, Jeff Dowler, CRS, John Pusa, Elyse Berman, PA, Kat Palmiotti, Debe Maxwell, CRS, and Andrea Bedard. What fun hearing from everyone while in the radio studio.Here is a chance to tell the world about your area and maybe share a tip or idea. Active Rain and our active group of Real Estate Pros!Here is the information. You can listen live by going to the website and calling in.SUNDAYSApp- WCBMCall in 1-410-922-6680  12 -1 pm WCBM 680 AM Who will call i...
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Allrecipes Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken RecipeChef Dolores used the Allrecipes Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken recipe. We enjoyed the results and she asked me to share the recipe with you. Click on the link to view and print the recipe.  Flower, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7528Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Jessica Hood, REALTOR®, The Roskelly Team - Fort Meade Area Real Estate
(The Roskelly Team)
This blog is the first in our series of cities near Fort Meade, MD and the National Security Agency where we will explore some of the best places to live within a 30 minute commute to Fort Meade.  We've chosen this commuting range as it is the most frequently requested by our clients.We're starting out with Odenton Maryland population 43,000 which is located in Anne Arundel county and borders Fort Meade to the Southeast.Odenton, MD is a top destination request for Fort Meade homebuyers and renters due to the convenient 5 - 20 minute commute time to the base, the wide variety of housing options (including condominiums, townhomes and single family homes priced from around $250,000 - over $1,000,000), nearby shopping, top rated schools, quick access to the Odenton MARC station & BWI, fanta...
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Book Recommendation: Horse by Geraldine BrooksI enjoyed reading Horse (2022) an outstanding novel by Geraldine Brooks and highly recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American historyKentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he...
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By Susan Thompson-Solomons, Southern MD Real Estate-Solomons Specialist
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Penfed Realty)
The current real estate market is shifting back to a more balanced market. Consumers are hearing the current market described as “returning to a normal market”. I believe a better characterization to be a more balanced market. My primary reason for saying that is that a more normal market would be one where prices would be decreasing due to increased interest rates, which is not really the case in this local market, and that there would be higher inventory creating declining pricing. With limited inventory, pricing is fairly stabilized, or in some cases increasing locally.Balance means opportunities for buyers and sellers.Buyers - Opportunity to offset costs of higher interest rates than a year ago with seller incentive opportunities.Sellers - Low inventory continues to keep prices at h...
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Book Festival High School Poetry Contest Reminder Calling all young poets! Submissions are being accepted for the Gaithersburg Book Festival Annual High School Poetry Contest. Students are asked to craft a poem on one of two topics: diversity or inclusion. Winners will be announced during the 2023 Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 20 at Bohrer Park. Poems may be submitted online here by midnight on February 23. Complete details here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7521Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Is it negotiable? This is almost always the second question after asking for the price.  Hmm...Isn't everything in life negotiable? Many low offers have made it through to closing. You cannot insult me with a lowball offer, and I should not allow the seller to be insulted.  The people who visited your home showed your home and made NO offer...were the insulting ones.  When someone takes time to write, submit, provide financial proof, chooses a lender, a title company, produces earnest money, decides on various dates, closing, inspections, etc., and...signs forty pages, that is not an insult..that is an offer!       The seller does NOT have to accept.. but it is the start of negotiations.  Please respond with a thank you.  If it cannot be negotiated...just an " We appreciate the offer, ...
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By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office)
For Sale in 55+ Leisure World Senior Community Maryland week 1/26/2023Leisure World of Maryland is a Private, Gated, Age-Restricted CommunityThere are currently 41 Homes for Sale in Leisure World of MDThe 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...
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By Susan Thompson-Solomons, Southern MD Real Estate-Solomons Specialist
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Penfed Realty)
Top 2022 Southern Maryland Waterfront Sales$1,850,612 3209 Holland Cliffs Road, Huntingtown, MD$1,825,000  3235 Holland Cliffs Road, Huntingtown, MD$1,500,000  2031 Indian Circle, Saint Leonard, MD$1,400,000  23396 Esperanza Circle, Lexington Park, MD$1,400,000  1985 Potts Point Road, Huntingtown, MD$1,395,000 2105 Breton Beach Court, Leonardtown, MD$1,350,000 47796 Cross Manor Road, St. Inigoes, MD  (Sold by Susan Thompson)$1,350,000  3915 Dogwood Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD$1,350,000 3655 Horn Road, Huntingtown, MDWaterfront sellers and buyers will want to have a waterfront expert in their corner when selling and buying Southern Maryland waterfront. There are many nuances with waterfront properties that are important for consumers to consider with regard to their waterfront transaction...
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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 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Fixer-Upper Property" "Why You Should Consider a Fixer-Upper Property" Exploring the benefits of purchasing a fixer-upper property and learn about the potential cost savings, the ability to customize your home, and the potential for increased equity?Get the right expert advice from a local real estate agent. Purchasing a home is a significant investment, and many buyers are faced with the decision of whether to buy a move-in ready home or a fixer-upper. While b...
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Family Forum on Fentanyl & Life Saving Narcan Training On January 28, from 9:30 - 11:30 am, Clarksburg High School will host a Family Forum on Fentanyl & Life Saving Narcan Training. Panelists will share important information on the dangers and prevalence of fentanyl. Register Here! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16TclJLC24U-dyFSKjaDtgDPVjRG42zfzaKb14J3fnFk/viewform?edit_requested=true This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7518Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Gaithersburg Farmers Market, Kentlands  Check Out Our Website!   MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET 301 Main Street   OPEN YEAR-ROUND Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm   This Week At The Main Street Market:     Amazonica: Locally roasted Brazilian coffee beans brewed coffee.   Crepes d'Or: French-inspired prepared food and desserts.   Just Pralines: All natural, honey-roasted nuts.   M&M Plants: Forced bulbs, houseplants, succulents, and more!   Panateca DC: Enjoy a taste of Venezuelan cuisine including fresh bread, cachitos, meats, and sweets.   PetWants: Fresh-made food and treats for your furry friends.   The Happy Cheesecake Company: Enjoy fresh cookies, hearty soups, and -- of course! -- happy cheesecakes!   Tuckey's Fruit & Vegetable Farm: Fresh seasonal produce including squash, chard, and apples.  ...
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By Susan Thompson-Solomons, Southern MD Real Estate-Solomons Specialist
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Penfed Realty)
Solomons Landing Community SalesSeven sales past 6 months19 average days on marketSix 2 bedroom unit sales  Average sales price $363,833, range $299,000-$389,000One 3 bedroom unit sale - $370,000 Solomons Landing continues to be in strong buyer demand with  prices continuing at high levels and selling quickly.  This marina community offers many attractive amenities with a resort style lifestyle in charming Solomons, Maryland.Solomons Landing AmenitiesSolomons Landing WebsiteAs a recent former Solomons Landing resident , I can assist buyers with floor plans, slip availability, building location and views, level of unit updates and can share information about the exceptional community lifestyle. For more information about Solomons Landing and Southern Maryland sales, and areas where I can...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
43rd Women’s Legislative Briefing The Montgomery County Commission for Women (CFW) will host its 43rd Annual Women’s Legislative Briefing (WLB) virtually from 12:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. The theme of this year’s event is “Empowered Women Protect Democracy.” The annual event brings together advocates, allies, policymakers and emerging leaders to empower, engage and mobilize Marylanders around issues affecting women and girls. Attendees will hear from, and engage with, members of the Maryland General Assembly, community leaders and representatives of organizations that advance the status of women and girls.The opening session, “Women Who Empower Through Advocacy,” will include Adrianna Hopkins, a news anchor from WJLA ABC 7. She will serve as the moderator of a panel that includes: V...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Take a look at the Weekly Market Report from Bright MLS. Buyers are more active, and sellers may be ready to adjust their prices. Call me if you are thinking of buying or selling a Baltimore Home. When you are thinking of buying or selling a Baltimore home, Call Margaret Rome
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Buying Into Baltimore - Trolley Tour - 01/28/2023The Buying into Baltimore downpayment and closing cost incentive of $5,000 is awarded by lottery 10 days after the Trolley Tour event to 20 homebuyers chosen from a pool of qualified buyers.  This event is being held on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 8 am to 1 pm and is being held at the Henderson Hopkins School located at 2100 Ashland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205.After the Trolley Tour qualified home buyers have 10 days to submit their applications complete with an accepted offer.  The acceptance date has to be after the Trolley Tour event.  To register for the upcoming event go to the Live Baltimore event page. There are some limitations and eligibility requirements that need to be met in order to qualify.  you must earn a homeownership c...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
We went to see it Sunday at 2 pm. It seemed like the right house. A quick call to the son for his opinion, and we waited for him to tour the property at 3 pm.A contract offer was written, signed, and delivered by 10 pm Sunday. Confirmation that the listing agent received the offer and would present this morning. A home inspection, radon, and termite have already been scheduled, the title company chosen, the lender approval letter supplied, and the EMD delivered.  A call from the listing agent with a tiny negotiating point, and we have a ratified contract less than twenty-four hours after touring the home. If only all offers would be treated with such efficiency! Thinking about buying or selling a homeCall Margaret Rome 
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Commission on Veterans Affairs to Honor County Residents Black History Month The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs will honor County U.S. Uniformed Service members and veterans with detailed virtual tributes displayed on the County’s website to mark Black History Month in February. The tributes will include photos, background information and details of accomplishments during their military careers and afterward.Detailed tributes will also be displayed throughout February at Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The Black History Month display is free to view any time the Civic Building is open to the public.The Black History Month tribute will be displayed online at https://tinyurl.com/y2cn8h24.The Silver Spring Civic Building is located at One ...
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