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2020 

How should the City of Gaithersburg spend your tax dollars? City 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 ou...
01/03/2020
Real estate auctions can help you purchase a property below market value, faster and without paying many of the charges usually associated with house buying.         Purchasing a House Foreclosure at Auction Looking for a bargain? Who isn't, but when it comes to house buying the options can seem ...
01/03/2020
I have recently been going back and reviewing my old posts as I plan my schedule of upcoming new posts. The more I look, the more I realize that the methods I described were for how things used to be and so those methods no longer work! Today's post is one of such needed updates: How to embed vi...
01/03/2020
What are the traditional New Year's Day foods at your home?       New Year's Day Tradition in the South (2020) - Here’s What We Eat (& Don't Eat)    Monday evening, I made my first grocery run after a busy Christmas week that was filled with entertaining and LOTS of food prep...and enjoyment, of ...
01/02/2020
Book Recommendation: Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen Girl Missing (2014) is a crime thriller update of a novel named Peggy Sue Got Murdered that was published in 1994. The author is The New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen, M.D. who  lives in a small town in Maine. I enjoyed this fast ...
01/02/2020
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Visit HUD's website for your FHA home loan limit. FHA (Federal Housing Administration) loan limits have been increased for 2020. This is great news for both homeowners looking to refinance their mortgage (lower rate, cash out, shorter term) or home buyers looking to purchase a new home. It's impo...
01/02/2020
Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Bar Coming to Montgomery Village Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Bar is coming to Montgomery Village in 2020. They will open in the Montgomery Village Crossing shopping center at 9643 Lost Knife Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland (the old Home Design Furniture location). The opening...
01/01/2020
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Happy New Year  Best wishes from our home to yours for a Very Happy New Year. I hope you have some special plans for 2020 and will achieve all of your dreams. Dahlia, Sorbet, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens,Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3004Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph...
01/01/2020
Pictured above is a slice of our very favorite chocolate tart recipe! It is easy to make and can be frozen, if you have any leftover. If you are not fresh fruit lover, just top it with unsweetened whipped cream flavored with vanilla.   This is a Gluten Free Crust, which we prefer because it keep...
01/01/2020