Kensington, MD Real Estate News

By Dana Scanlon, Bethesda MD- Award-Winning Bethesda Realtor
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Why do people who live in Kensington love Kensington? One of the many reasons is the small town atmosphere on Howard Avenue, the famed Antique Row, by the MARC train station. Today was a glorious example of why K'town exudes such charm. It was the annual sidewalk sale, and all the shops had select items out on the sidewalk under gorgeous sunny skies. I went to the Farmers Market and purchased some fresh tomatoes and my favorite Honey Crisp apples. I bought a half a  smoked chicken for tonights' dinner from "Old Smokey". I also purchased a gift set of spice rubs which may go to someone nice for Christmas, or may end up in my pantry! In a few weeks, children of all ages will be gathering in costume on Perry Street in Kensington, for Halloween trick or treeting. Dubbed "Scary Perry", an en...
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By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
LinksVisual TourPhoto GalleryCharmerGreat deck spaceLush back yardLiving room w/redone hardwood floorsOpen dining roomRemodeled kitchenWalk out lower levelGas fireplaceSuperb laundry roomDescriptionFantastic rambler in pristine condition - walk to Metro!FeaturesBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Year Built: 1958Subdivision: Garret Park EstatesLot Size: 8250School District: Walter Johnson HSSquare Footage: 2288Agent Name: Josette SkillingBroker: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.MLS #: MC7449767Location10905 Orleans Way Kensington MD 20895Powered by vFlyer.comvFlyer Id: 3687321
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Kensington, MD 20895 Zip Code Home Sales Statistics - Average Sold Price $582,818 The following residential sales statistics are for the past month and are compared with the same month last year. There were 30 new listings of homes for sale and 13 homes for sale went to pending new contracts. The sold dollar volume for the zip code was up 66.36% from last year. The number of homes sold and settled was 22 from 15 last year. The average time on the market was 96 days from 66 days last year. The average sale price was 93.17% of the average list price. The average sold price was $582,818. The median sold price was $572,000.    HOC Notice:  The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County just reduced its 30 year fixed rate to 4.25% for first time home buyers. Please share this info...
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Free Summer Concerts sponsored by the Kensington Historical Society has been extended!  Come and enjoy the final weeks of free music on Saturdays from 10-11 across from the Kensington Train Station. Here is the list of performers for the remaining weeks: Sept. 18 The Casual Musicians’ Club  (Garrett Park) Sept. 25 Ruthie Logsden & Greg Hardin (of Ruthie & the Wranglers)  ~  Country Oct. 2  Blue Book Value ~ rhythm & blues swing band
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9703 Stoneybrook DriveKensington, Maryland   Welcome to this beautifully maintained and updated four bedroom, three and a half bath Colonial located in Rock Creek Hills. Attention to detail is evident throughout this home. The first floor offers a great flow between all the rooms. Enjoy the spacious living room and formal dining room with beautiful moldings. The table space kitchen opens out to a private and covered back patio offering ceramic tile flooring, columns and a beautiful wood ceiling. Also note the first floor family room with gas fireplace and built-ins, as well as the gorgeous half bath with marble flooring. All the bedrooms are generous in size and the master bedroom offers wonderful closet space, a sitting/dressing area and a top of the line full bath. The driveway has be...
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9729 West Bexhill DriveKensington, MD 20895                            Welcome to this three bedroom, two bath rambler situated on a gorgeous and private lot in Rock Creek Hills. Many updates are evident throughout the house – from the completely renovated table space kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and beautiful tiling to the completely updated bathrooms. Please take note of the private screened-in entrance porch and the nicely landscaped back yard with a flagstone patio. The house offers recently refinished hardwood flooring, as well as a freshly painted interior. Centrally located, you are near the area’s schools, shopping, Rock Creek Park and Beach Drive and much more! Level One: Living Room with Gas Fireplace • 23’6” x 13’6” • coat closet • built-in boo...
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9807 Stoneybrook Drive Kensington, MD Welcome to this beautifully maintained and updated four bedroom, three and a half bath Colonial home located in Rock Creek Hills. Among its many features, please take note of the updated double pane windows throughout the house, as well as beautiful hardwood flooring and a fully finished lower level offering a large recreation room, full bath and access to the one car garage. Also take note of the large first floor family room with fireplace, as well as the fabulous private deck that wraps around the house – accessible from the kitchen, living and dining rooms! Centrally located, you are near the area’s schools, shopping, public transportation and much more!                           Level One: Front Porch • covered Large Entrance Foyer • double doo...
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Kensington, MD 20895 Zip Code Home Sales Statistics   Home owners and prospective purchasers want to know the trends of the local real estate market. The following statistics are for the past month and are compared with the same month last year. There were 32 new listings of homes for sale and 27 homes for sale went to pending new contracts. The sold dollar volume for the zip code was down 15.61% from last year. The number of homes sold and settled was 22from 28 last year. The average time on the market was 99 days from 62 days last year. The average sale price was 91.60% of the average list price. The average sold price was $539,041. The median sold price was $542,500.      Please contact us if you wish to receive statistics for another zip code.  Blooming for Kensington home buyers. R...
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By Gary Ditto
(Long & Foster Realtors)
Gary & Diana Ditto's Sold Report for Zip Code 20895July 2010Sorted by Subdivision & Close Price Address   Style   Subdivision   List Price   Close Date   Close Price   Seller Subsidy   BR   BA   HB 4008 GLENROSE ST   Dutch Colonial   CHEVY CHASE VIEW   $849,000   7/23/10   $830,000   $10,000   4   3   1 10008 CONNECTICUT AVE   Colonial   CHEVY CHASE VIEW   $699,000   7/13/10   $595,000   4   3   1                                       4911 STRATHMORE AVE   Rambler   GARRET PARK ESTATES   $550,000   7/23/10   $550,000       3   2   0   3934 BALTIMORE ST   Victorian   KENSINGTON   $1,095,000   7/28/10   $1,102,500       4   3   2 10316 ARMORY AVE   Victorian   KENSINGTON   $474,000   7/9/10   $515,000   $12,000   3   2   0   4205 MATTHEWS LN   Cape Cod   KENSINGTON ESTATES   $579,900   7/...
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The Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing and worksession on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, to evaluate the historical and architectural significance of: the Kensington Cabin, 10000 Kensington Parkway, for potential designation on the Master Plan for Historic Preservation and/or inclusion in the Locational Atlas and Index of Historic Sites. The public hearing will begin at 7:30pm in the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission auditorium at 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Please come and show your support for designation! The staff report on the Kensington Cabin nomination is available on the MNCPPC website at www.montgomeryplanning.org/historic If you attended activities at the Cabin during any of the past 75 years, we’d love to ad...
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By Gary Ditto
(Long & Foster Realtors)
MOMS Club of Kensington Park Annual Family Picnic.  Sunday, Sept. 19th from 11:00am – 1:00pm at Kensington Heights Park (off University Blvd. W). Fun for kids and families including visit by fire truck, tattoos, and food.  $5 for event paid prior to Courtney Perna.  Email Courtney (cperna30@gmail.com) for more information. Kensington Park MOMS Club (open to moms of children zoned to attend Garrett Park or Kensington Parkwood ES) invites moms to the monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 29th at 10:30 am at the Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, MD 20895. The program for this month’s meeting will feature an instructor from MusiKids, who will provide a demonstration class.  The group’s activities include trips to parks, lunch and coffee get-togethers, playgroups and...
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By Akil Walker
(Bennett Realty Solutions)
Kensington, MD has a great tradition of on Saturday morning of the farmer's market. The market is expanding and hours of operation are 8am to noon. They have reuseble bags for sale for $5. Along with fresh fruit and vegetables & candy, the market has expanded to offer cheeses, prepared food, meat, milk and bison meat, yummy!        
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By Akil Walker
(Bennett Realty Solutions)
Kensington, Maryland was established in 1894. It is a small suburb of Washington, DC nestled between Wheaton, Silver Spring, Rockville, & Bethesda, MD. It has estimated population of roughly  3800 people. In the last 6 months a 106 properties have sold in the Kensington, MD from $99 ,000 for a condo to $1,600,000 for colonial mansions. The local high school is Walter Johnson. It is home to Continental Pizza & subs one of the best steak & cheeses subs in the area!     
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5021 White Flint DriveKensington, MD             Kensington House Pictures  For Sale Level One: Foyer • double door coat closet Landing Area • hardwood floors & area for desk Living Room with Fireplace • 17’4” x 14’7” • picture window • crown molding • hardwood flooring Dining Room • 14’4” x 9’4” • hardwood flooring Kitchen • Hotpoint electric range • disposal • Hotpoint dishwasher • double Kenmore refrigerator • double oven • outside entrance • double doors to dining room Hallway • two double door closets • access to laundry area Laundry Room • Whirlpool washer & dryer • single tub wash basin • built-in shelving Hallway to Bedrooms • pull down attic stairs Master Bedroom with Full Bath • 26’x 11’1” • two large double sliding door closets Full Bath Bedroom # 2 • 11’1” x 9’ • closet • bu...
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“Upstairs at the Bookshop” A New Music Venue Hosted by Doris Justis Second & Fourth Sundays Each Month Sunday, June 27 4:00 to 6:00 pm Kensington Station KENSINGTON STATION is a Maryland folk trio with its roots going back to the “folk scare” of the early 1960’s. The group is made up of Fred Cherney on guitar and banjo, Jim Jones on guitar and Leslie Smile on violin, with all three on vocals. Their repertoire predominantly consists of traditional and 60’s folk standards. They are known to throw in a lively mix of Irish, Old Time and contemporary tunes. While Jim and Fred have been playing and singing folk music since the 60’s, Leslie, who recently received her Masters Degree in violin performance, provides a more contemporary influence to their music. www.kenstation.com Donation to perf...
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Bring your 4 and 5 year olds to enjoy an hour of storytelling. 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 28th Stories about trains Wednesday, August 4th Stories about seasons Stories will be read by Barbara Hammack, a long-time volunteer at Rock View Elementary School’s Head Start Program. Activities relating to the stories will be included. Parents must stay with their children. No fee; no need to register, however space is limited. Come and enjoy this special time with your child. 3786 Howard Ave. | Kensington, MD 20895 | Directions | (301) 949-9416 | kensington.books@verizon.net
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By Akil Walker
(Bennett Realty Solutions)
  Today is Thursday, and we are getting closer to the weekend. For many agents the weekend is a continuation of our labor of love that is real estate, but it always brings me a smile to hear the guy on the radio yell "Its Fridayyyyyy!" Have a great day and enjoy yourself   Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...” Ralph Waldo Emerson      
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