Gaithersburg, MD Real Estate News

By Courtney Donato-Griffiths
(Keller-Williams Metro Realty Serving the Greater D.C. Area)
Two cities in Montgomery County, Potomac and Gaithersburg, appear on the list of the wealthiest U.S. cities, yet more than 1200 people within the county are homeless.  This means Gaithersburg is not oblvious to the homelessness that is a problem all throughout the nation.  Countless numbers live on the streets, in shelters, or in government supported facilities.  And it is a hard, cruel fact that at least one third of those considered homeless are children. The City of Gaithersburg has always reached out to fund shelters in other parts of the county where former city residents who became homeless found refuge and also helped fund a local soup kitchen.  The public became more aware of the widespread nature of homelessness as an increasing number of panhandlers accosted customers at the d...
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GAITHERSBURG FORECLOSURES FOR SALE - 29 HOMES - MONTGOMERY COUNTY There are 29 lender owned foreclosures available for purchase in Gaithersburg MD Click the following URL to see the report: http://matrix.mris.com/Matrix/Public/EmailReport.aspx?ID=1637437195 When you are searching for homes in Maryland, you will want to use Homes Prospector at www.roykelley.com  This is a service of MRIS, the regional multiple listing service, and you will find the most accurate up to date information on properties that are available for purchase. Foreclosures will be included in the results of your searches. Most of the homes that are sold at trustee sale auctions at the court house entrance are purchased by the secured mortgage lenders. The lenders then offer the homes for sale when they become part of...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
GAITHERSBURG SHORT SALE LISTINGS - MONTGOMERY COUNTY MD There are 92 active short sale listings in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Click the following URL to see the report:http://matrix.mris.com/Matrix/Public/EmailReport.aspx?ID=1637240123 When you are searching for available homes, be sure to use Homes Prospector at www.roykelley.com for the most current information on available properties. This is a service of MRIS, our regional multiple  listing service. As you search for homes on line, many properties will appear to be attractive because of their lower prices. Home buyers and their agents need to understand when they are considering short sale listings. These are the properties that require lender approval for a sale because the proceeds will not cover the outstanding mortgage loan balance...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
GAITHERSBURG MD TRUSTEE SALES - HARVEY WEST AUCTIONEERS Harvey West Auctioneers has scheduled Maryland trustee sales. Trustee sales auctions are open to the public and all qualified bidders. These sales are foreclosures by the secured mortgage lenders. Buyers should carefully read the newspaper advertisements that appear for three weeks before the sale date.  The required deposits must be in the form of cash or certified funds. Most of the bidders use cashier's checks that are payable to themselves and endorse the checks when they are successful. Always check for cancellations before attending trustee sales. Seek professional advice if you do not have full knowledge of the risks. Since these transactions are not conditioned on the availability of mortgage financing, buyers should always...
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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 )
A Sample of Really Nice Homes In Gaithersburg Kentlands – Maryland 20878 Kentlands Homes For Sale in Gaithersburg  MD The Kentlands "Kentlands Neighborhood Experts" Search For Kentlands Gaithersburg HOMES HERE The Kentlands in Gaithersburg MarylandThe Kentlands is a community in Gaithersburg Maryland that is surrounded by beauty with plenty amenities desired by todays active living styles.With space for living, working, shopping,and a  plethora of . .near-transportation and recreation. A place where people can walk to do their shopping, walk to school or work. The beauty of the Lentlands is in the white picket fences, tree lined streets  sidewalks and  common areas where neighbors gather to be part  of what make this community so special. Conveniently located homes, condos and townhous...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
GAITHERSBURG MD 20877 REAL ESTATE TREND INDICATOR   If you are planning to purchase or sell a home in ZIP CODE 20877, you will want to know the trends of the market. The following report is for the past month and the statistics are compared with the same month last year. There were 161 active listings on the multiple listings service (MRIS).  During the month, there were 49 new listings and 55 went to pending new contracts. The sold dollar volume was up 11.7% from last year.  The number of homes sold was 24 from 21 last year. The average days on the market was 144 days from 88 days last year.  The average sale price was 91.53% of the average list price.  The median sold price was $238,750.  The market still favors buyers.  Foreclosures and short sales listings influence the area market....
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
SUPPORT THIS KENTLANDS BUSINESS:  TWO LEFT FEET DANCE I take an early morning walk through Kentlands and Lakelands every morning. My regular route takes me through the business area. One of the businesses I pass is the Two Left Feet Dance Studio on Market Street. In the early morning hours, they have frequent exercise classes. Visit their website or stop by for a flyer for information on the current schedule of activities. They offer beginner friendly dance lessons as well as fitness programs and activities for the children.  http://www.twoleftfeetdance.com/ Information from the website: Two Left Feet Dance Instructors: Christina Vidovich, Kevin Bowyer, Naomi Joy, Nadia Mohebban, Caitlin Foley Two Left Feet was created in July 2001 to give people the chance to dance, have fun and move b...
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By Rick Boothe, Realtor, Darnestown Real Estate
(Fairfax Realty)
8701 DEANNA DR, GAITHERSBURG, MD 3 Bedroom  , 3 Bath  , Split Foyer , Over 3/4 of an Acre lot with Pool Sold in 2007 for $569,900  ,  Now Bank Owned & Listed for $385,000 listing courtesy of Robert Crow III , RE/MAX Realty Group , 301) 258-7757 I represent my buyers as their exclusive Agent ... if you are interested in one of the many opportunities in this unprededented buyer's market ... I would be glad to help.  rick.boothe@longandfoster.com  301-793-6796 *This information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.    
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
KENTLANDS THEFTS REPORT FROM THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE A check of the reports shows that in the last 45 days, there have beenthree thefts from vehicles in the Kentlands area. No rampant crime waveis occurring in the community.800 block of Gatestone Street on 8/5/09; the suspects pried the windowand removed money and CD's.400 block of Phelps Mews on 8/4/09; vehicle possibly unlocked, Ipod cordtaken.100 block of Kent Square Rd. on 8/06/09; suspects entered an unlockedvehicle and removed a wallet. Credit cards used.We are currently investigating the theft on Kent Square and working withsecurity to identify the culprits. The report was taken by thetelephone reporting unit on the phone and assigned after the fact. Noprints were obtained because the vehicle was not in the County at thetime...
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GAITHERSBURG, MD 20878, KENTLANDS, LAKELANDS, NORTH POTOMAC ZIP CODE STATISTICS   Since we live in Kentlands and do a lot of business in zip code 20878, the real estate statistics in this area have a high level of personal interest. There were 281 homes listed for sale on MRIS during the past month. 87 new listings were added to the inventory and 80 properties went to pending contracts. 81 went to settlement during the month as compared with 50 settlements during the same month last year.  The sold dollar volume was up 68.96% from last year. The average sold price was $485,579 and the median sold price was $480,000, up 8.78% from last year. The average days on the market was 86 as compared to 78 last year. The average sale price was 93.66% of the average list price. It is a wonderful ma...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Kentlands Island Luau - Saturday, August 8th at 6 pm Come enjoy frozen drinks and great food during the annual Kentlands Luau on Saturday, August 8th from 6 pm to 9 pm on the Pool Deck Pavilion. As always, Polynesian performers will help bring an island paradise to the Kentlands! Please be aware that the pools will close at 3 pm for event set-up. Valid Facilities Passes and reservations are required. The Luau is open to Kentlands residents in good standing only; as per our updated resolution, a single head-of household may bring another adult guest. Other guests are not permitted. Please call 301-948-4290 to sign up. SUBSCRIBE TO EMAIL BULLETIN AT WWW.KENTLANDSUSA.COM Community service post by Roy Kelley, RE/MAX Realty Group. roykelley@mris.com
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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 )
Homes For Sale in Gaithersburg MD 20878 Gaithersburg MD  LAKELANDS Homes For Sale plus                         Neighborhood Market Stats                                        Gaithersburg  Maryland 20878 Market Report for all Homes For Sale in the LAKELANDS  located in Gaithersburg Maryland 20878  LAKELANDS Single Family Homes LAKELANDS Foreclosures LAKELANDS  Townhouses and Condos * All Foreclosures in Gaithersburg's Lakelands * All Short Sales in  Gaithersburg's Lakelands  * All distressed properties included in this report This  market report below is for the month of August  2009. This includes all Active Homes including SHORT SALES and FORECLOSURES. I'm including all of the homes that are under contract.  Note: The Lakelands in Gaithersburg has currently 27  Active Listings Up fr...
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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 )
  Gaithersburg MD Real Estate Local Expert Featured Business for Gaithersburg MD 20878 As a Realtor and expert in the  area of Gaithersburg MD 20878 I want to feature this week a business that I use very often. They keep the equipment in tip-top shape and I expect only the best maintained equipment for me to use when I go with the Foreclosure Hunter to get a good and quick wash! FlagShip CarWash Flagship Carwash strives to maintain the highest level of quality car washing using environmentally friendly chemicals and the finest equipment available. They are dedicated to serving their patrons and preserving customer satisfaction . .like I do with my Realty Practice  Located in 87 Bureau Dr in Gaithersburg MD  The Foreclosure Hunter getting a wash before an apt The Foreclosure Hunter ready...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
SUPPORT A NEW BUSINESS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: PANERA BREAD Many of us have been waiting for months to experience the new Panera Bread bakery-cafe that has been under construction in Kentlands. It is now open! Most of us are familiar with Panera Bread. It is especially nice to have a location nearby. Stop by and enjoy the food. Welcome to the neighborhood! Panera Bread is located at 285 Kentlands Boulevard, Kentlands, Gaithersburg MD 20878. The phone number is 301-926-0510. Visit the website for more details on the menu. We love the food. www.panerabread.com You will also find recipes on the website and you can share them with your friends. The following is a sample that looks good to me! Bread Pudding with Apples, Pecans and Raisins Delight guests with this fruity bread pudding made with ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Kentlands Island Luau - Saturday, August 8th at 6 pm Come enjoy frozen drinks and great food during the annual Kentlands Luau on Saturday, August 8th from 6 pm to 9 pm on the Pool Deck Pavilion. As always, Polynesian performers will help bring an island paradise to the Kentlands! Please be aware that the pools will close at 3 pm for event set-up. Valid Facilities Passes and reservations are required. The Luau is open to Kentlands residents in good standing only; as per our updated resolution, a single head-of household may bring another adult guest. Other guests are not permitted. Please call 301-948-4290 to sign up today; please register by August 3! Please support this community activity and take the opportunity to meet new neighbors. Community service post by Roy Kelley, RE/MAX Realt...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Rabies Clinic Scheduled for Sunday, August 16, 2009 The City of Gaithersburg will be participating in a Free Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs on Sunday, August 16, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. There is no fee for the rabies vaccination; however, a City License must be purchased at the clinic. For faster service, a separate line will be set up for Gaithersburg residents at the County Shelter. All pets must be accompanied by an adult All dogs must be kept on a leash All cats must be contained City residents are reminded that rabies vaccinations and City Licenses are required by law for each domestic pet. The Montgomery County Animal Shelter is located at: 14645 Rothgeb DriveRockville, MD 20850240-773-5960www.mchumane.org Community service post by Roy ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Announces 2009 Citizens Police Academy The Gaithersburg Police Department is now accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy, which begins Thursday, September 10, 2009. Weekly sessions will be held at the Robertson Park Youth Center, located at 801 Rabbitt Road, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. every Thursday night through November 5. Class size is limited to 16 City of Gaithersburg residents who must be at least 16 years of age. The deadline for applications is Thursday, August 28. The Citizens Police Academy educates participants about law enforcement techniques and practices, traffic collision investigation, patrol operations, drug enforcement, crime prevention, community policing and other topics. There will also be practical demonstrations outside the classroom. "The pro...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Committee Vacancy Updates Support your community and share your ideas. The Mayor and City Council are seeking members to serve on a number of City committees. Joining a City committee is a way to get involved and help the Mayor and City Council in their strategic planning process. All committees act in an advisory role. City staff help facilitate meetings and report recommendations to the Mayor and City Council. Preference will be given to Gaithersburg residents and those who have businesses within the City. The following committees have vacancies: Art in Public Places Committee Arts and Monuments Funding Corporation Board of Supervisors of Elections Character Counts! Steering Committee Commission on Landlord/Tenant Affairs (1 alt. tenant, 1 alt. at-large) Communications Co...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Announces 2009 Citizens Police Academy Gaithersburg, MD. The Gaithersburg Police Department is now accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy which begins Thursday, September 10, 2009. Weekly sessions will be held at the Robertson Park Youth Center, located at 801 Rabbit Road, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Thursday night through November 5, 2009. Class size is limited to 16 residents who must be at least 16 years of age. The deadline for applications is Thursday, August 28, 2009.During the Citizens Police Academy, participants will learn about law enforcement techniques and practices, traffic collision investigation, patrol operations, drug enforcement, crime prevention, community policing and other topics. There will also be some practical demonstrations ou...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
ARE YOU PLANNING A VISUAL CHANGE FOR YOUR KENTLANDS HOME? Open House with Community Architect by Appointment Only Do you have questions about a visual change? Please contact the Management office and speak with Sandy Al-Nazer, 301-948-2071. If additional information is required, the Town Architect will meet with prospective applicants on the second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at their office located at 320 Firehouse Lane by appointment only, with twenty minutes allotted per household. Please contact the office of the Town Architect (DPZ) at 301-948-6223 to make an appointment. Community service post by Roy Kelley, RE/MAX Realty Group. roykelley@mris.com
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