Montgomery County, MD Real Estate News

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Food Distribution Events in Montgomery County, MarylandThere are several food distribution events scheduled this week in Montgomery County. Visit the County's website for details and additional food resources. https://buff.ly/2Zhmnct This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure. Collarette Dahlia, Pooh, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
City of Gaithersburg Budget SurveyCity residents pay property taxes that, along with other revenue sources, allow us to provide the services and activities that make Gaithersburg such a great place to live. The Mayor and City Council are now in the process of figuring out how to spend your tax dollars for Fiscal Year 2023, and they want to know what YOU think is important. Click here to learn more about our revenues and expenditures, then please take a moment to answer an eight-question survey that is available in both English and Spanish. The survey links will be available through October 17. We’ll present the results at the November 22 Mayor and City Council Meeting. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Incurved Cactus Dahlias, Crazy 4 Jessie,Longwood Gardens, Kennet...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Candidates Forum, City of Gaithersburg ElectionsThe Kentlands Citizens Assembly will be hosting a Meet the Candidates Forum for the City of Gaithersburg elections on Thursday, September 23 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. via Zoom. This meeting will feature the two candidates for Gaithersburg Mayor as well as the five candidates for the two open City Council positions. The KCA will be collecting topics and questions to be used during the Town Hall after the candidates make opening statements. Please submit your question(s) by using the provided link.If you have any questions about the Town Hall, please contact KCA President Chris Campbell at President@kentlands.com.The Candidates Forum is open for all who wish to participate.Zoom linkDial in information: +1 301 715 8592Meeting ID: 823 7263 3437Parti...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Just Sold - 190 Hidden Forest Ct, Gaithersburg, MD 20877It's too late for this beauty now.  This lucky homeowner saved over $18,000 selling their home with Houwzer.  This beautiful home featured 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms over 3,744 square feet.  The entry was a split foyer style but the home was a colonial style.  The main floor had a great flow with a wonderful kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space and french doors opening onto a gorgeous deck and rear yard.  Upstairs were 4 bedrooms and upper-level laundry.  But, it sold and for over list price with multiple offers.  Are you thinking about selling your home?  Let a salaried Houwzer listing agent tell you how you can keep more of your equity in your pocket.  And, if you use a salaried Houwzer buyer's agent to purchase your ne...
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By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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 Creative Ways To Buy a Home...  #1 Community land trustsNonprofit community land trusts (CLTs) exists to make buying a home more affordable by selling you only the building ...not the land . You get a long-term lease for the land.This kind of ownership is a little complex, it allows you to lease the land while you own the house. Consult with an experienced and  professional REALTOR® to get more information about this #2 Nonprofit and community developers   READ MORE: https://www.maxusrealtygrou...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
National Voter Registration Day, September 28, 2021The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) will provide information tables at select branches of Montgomery County Public Libraries on Tuesday, Sept. 28, in celebration of National Voter Registration Day.The BOE seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach voters who may not register otherwise and to ensure everyone can vote during next year’s primary gubernatorial elections on June 28, 2022. BOE information tables will be located at the following branches on Sept. 28:  From noon –2 p.m. Marilyn J. Praisner Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville Olney Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Olney Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville From 5–7 p.m. Connie Morella Library (Bethe...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
City of Gaithersburg Committee VacanciesGet 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: https://gburg.md/vacancies This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Azalea, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Community Shred and E-Waste Event + Food DriveBring your paper documents and select electronics to our free Community Shredding & Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park.To maintain physical distancing, staff will remove shredded material directly from your trunk. Click here for a list of what we'll accept. While the service is free, we will gratefully accept the donation of nonperishable food items and diapers for the Gaithersburg HELP food pantry. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.   Dahlias, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Montgomery County, Maryland E-Scooter Pilot ProgramThe City is participating in the Montgomery County Dockless Vehicle-Sharing Demonstration Project. The County program allows selected companies to deploy dockless e-scooters at no cost to the municipality, while users pay a rental fee for them.In the coming weeks, e-scooters by Bird will be available in four locations: near the train stations in both Olde Towne and Metropolitan Grove, in the Kentlands commercial district, and in the vicinity of Crown and Washingtonian. Free clinics on how to ride the scooters safely are being held in September and October. Read more here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG_9614Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kel...
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Montgomery College to require employees, students to be vaccinatedMontgomery College will require its employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to an announcement from the school on Thursday.All employees must submit proof of being fully vaccinated by Nov. 8. Students must submit proof by Jan. 7, prior to the beginning of the spring semester.The vaccination requirement for students will apply to high school students who take dual enrollment courses at the college.Both staff members and students can apply for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement. If approved, those people would be required to be tested each week.Montgomery College employs more than 3,000 people and there are about 22,000 students.Read more at the following link: Bethes...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Montgomery County Public Schools Quarantine GuidelinesStudents will now have to quarantine only when a close contact with COVID-19 symptoms tests positive or had a known exposure to someone with COVID-19. The change comes as Montgomery County Public Schools begins rapid testing in school health rooms, which can help schools quickly determine what's COVID-19 and what is just a run-of-the-mill cold symptom. Students can only be tested if parents opt-in to testing. Before this change, any contact of a student who showed symptoms had to be quarantined until test results came back negative. Parents complained that this will keep too many kids home from school unnecessarily. Click on this link to read more: Gaithersburg Patch, Colleen Martin   Scotch Broom, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, ...
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International Talk like a Pirate Day in Gaithersburg, MarylandAhoy, mateys! Join t' Community Museum for a special day o' pirate-y doin's as we celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day on Sunday, September 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pirates of all ages are welcome to visit in full costume. Practice using pirate phrases, make an eyepatch or a hook, and listen to a pirate tale or two. Get yer details here.  This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.   Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta, Maryland State Flower, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG_2931 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs   The Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta, (the species in the genus Rudbeckia) is the Maryland State Flower. The Black-e...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Shady Grove & Rockville Metro Stations Now ClosedShady Grove and Rockville Metro stations are closed, without rail service, through December 4 for the Rockville Canopy Replacement Project. Construction crews will be working around the clock to demolish and replace the platform canopy at Rockville Station and install other improvements, including new, more efficient LED lights, an upgraded speaker system for announcements, new digital information screens, and new CCTV security cameras. Free shuttle bus service will be available between Shady Grove, Rockville and Twinbrook stations.Project details and shuttle bus information can be found here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Longwood Gardens Photowalk, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Ro...
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By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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 4 Things to Look for When Choosing a House...#1 Consider the Local Economy The condition of a local economy can make or break your move. A poor or declining economy will slow or decrease the value of your house as time passes by. A declining economy  can affect everything from social services to infrastructure to schools.You will most likely move in about 5 years and this could affect the selling of your house, when you are ready to sell your home and move again...  #2 Consider the Neighborhood  ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Musica Vita Kentlands Concert, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021Join us this Saturday, September 18, on the Kentlands Clubhouse Lawn for a wonderful concert by the Kentlands Musica Viva Orchestra. To download the program, please visit the Musica Viva page. If you are unable to attend in person, request a link to the live event. This is a Kentlands Citizens Assembly announcement.  Longwood Gardens Photowalk, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Celebrates Hispanic Heritage MonthThe City celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, with educational and cultural presentations that include a Día de los Muertos Altar exhibit, a school supply collection, a Tasty Book reading, an art exhibition, an official proclamation, and more.Residents are encouraged to learn about and celebrate Hispanic culture and participate in local events and programs taking place throughout the month, many coordinated by the City’s Multicultural Affairs Committee. Learn more here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Free Outdoor Screening of Finding Fellowship, September 24The Kentlands Film Society and Kentlands Community Foundation New Urbanism program, in cooperation with the City of Gaithersburg, invites you to a free screening of Finding Fellowship on September 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM on the Kentlands Clubhouse Lawn. The film will be followed by a short Q&A with the film’s filmmakers. Follow @kcfnewurbanism and @KentlandsCommunityFoundation on Facebook for more event details. Learn more about the preservation of the Pleasant View Historical Site and how you can help at https://pleasantviewsite.org/donate  This is a Kentlands Citizens Assembly announcement.  Dahlias, Best Bett, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
New Gaithersburg Arts Barn HoursThe Arts Barn is now open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and at other times for those participating in facility programming. Visitors are welcome to make appointments for times outside of public hours by calling 301-258-6394 or sending an e-mail to artsbarn@gaithersburgmd.gov This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. The Arts Barn is located in Kentlands, behind the Kentlands Mansion.  Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG_9404Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
2021 Gaithersburg, Maryland Oktoberfest CancelledDue to the prevalence of the Delta variant in our community we announce the cancellation of our annual Oktoberfest celebration scheduled for Oct 10. We are busy planning a number of smaller events that can be held safely. Stay tuned for more details! http://gburg.md/oktoberfest21This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Up to 30,000 people were expected to attend this annual event in Kentlands.  Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0477Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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MCPS will require student athletes to be vaccinated against COVID-19Montgomery County Public Schools will require all of its student-athletes in winter or spring sports to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Many of the sports, like wrestling and basketball, are considered “high risk” of virus transition.About 28,000 middle and high school students across the district usually participate in sports throughout the year, Sullivan said.In Montgomery County, 87.2% of people 12 and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 96.1% have received at least one dose of a vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Read more in this Bethesda Magazine article by Caitlynn Peetz.   Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 2798Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhot...
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