All About Maryland Real Estate

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Memorial Day The Montgomery County Government will observe the following schedule changes for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30: County offices—Closed. State offices and courts—Closed. State Motor Vehicle Administration offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations—Closed. Libraries—Closed. Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS)—Most stores will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Poolesville spirits-only story will be open noon-5 p.m. Ride On—Will operate on a Sunday schedule using the new schedules that went into effect on May 8. Those schedules can be viewed at RideOnBus.com. Ride On extRa and Flex—Not in service. Flash—Will operate on a weekend schedule (Orange Line only). MARC Train and Commuter Bus—No service. MTA Local and Commuter Buses – No servi...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Catonsville, MD Market Report - 05/28/2022The town of Catonsville has a lot to offer new and repeat homeowners.  There are older homes, historic homes as well as new construction, townhomes, condos, and single-family homes, and prices range from around $200,000 up to over a million.  Something for everyone!  There is a 3 bedroom detached home for sale on my street, do you want to be my neighbor?My family and I have called Catonsville home since 2016 and we just bought a home in October in the Paradise neighborhood and we love it!!  The town of Catonsville has lots of bars and restaurants and shops, most major supermarket chains are represented as well.  Catonsville is also known as music city with music shops and no shortage of live performances in local establishments.  In addition, we...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
On a recent Sunday Radio show,  All About Real Estate, the topic was stress.A  listener going through a stressful move sent me a text and suggested  I talk about the stress on relationships for couples and families during this time. She went on to ask if I would consider inviting a licensed counselor to discuss tips and tricks to save your sanity and that of those who love you. And she suggested some couple maintenance tips like having a date night or an overnight escape. Put yourself on the calendar. Make some time to see each other again and enjoy a good night's sleep.  During this time, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Harry Legum, a psychology professor, and a professional counselor. What timing! Dr. Legum graciously agreed to be my guest this week and give suggestions on handling ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Trader Joe's Truffle Mousse PateChef Dolores picked up a package of Trader Joe's Truffle Mousse Pate for our happy hour at home. We enjoyed it and recommend this selection. Try is with some toasted baguettes and a nice glass of wine.  Orchids, Conservatory Display, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square,Pennsylvania USA IMG 1292Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Box Wine Suggestions: ChardonnayWhen you are selecting a white wine to serve at your gatherings, box wines might provide the best quality for your money. I suggest a purchase of a box of Corbett Canyon Chardonnay and a box of Bota Box Chardonnay. They are both good. Compare the two and select the one that you will prefer to purchase again. California- This light- to medium-bodied Chardonnay has heavily floral hints of pears, apples and grapefruit. Sourness from light grapes flashes brightly on the fresh finish. California- This light-bodied wine is refreshing and crisp with vibrant flavors of lemon, lime, green apple and pineapple, leading to a juicy finish. Pairs well with salads, seafood, or appetizers. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1290Canon PowerSho...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
This meticulously maintained Colonial with an expanded floor plan and awesome front porch just hit the market the morning of May 26th, and was under contract 12 hours later. I warned buyers in my listing description to "be prepared to fall in love" and that is just what happened. One of the first buyers to tour this lovely home made our sellers an offer they couldn't resist. Before I even got the chance to share the pictures and virtual tour, we changed the status from Just Listed to Pending! What makes this home so very special, you ask? Sneak a peek here or watch the short video below to see how lovely of a property it is.This  is not your typical 1960s Colonial! This expanded Colonial features both modern amenities and architectural character. Two additions and multiple major renovat...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
9209 Howard Square Drive Pikesville 21208  Greyrock Flats Sold & Settled    The contract was ratified on May 5th, and settlement was on the 25th, just twenty days later. Greyrock Flats is a  gated community,  and this home at 9209 Howard Square Dr. is a perfect match for this buyer.  For a long time, they have been looking for a  first-floor flat with an attached garage, no steps, accessible, bright with lots of windows, a granite kitchen, and a private back patio. And this one has it all.So close to everything from the Baltimore Beltway, Trader Joe's, Wegmans, Lifebridge, Ruths Chris, and many more shopping places. Thinking of buying or selling a homeCall Margaret Rome
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Hometown Holidays: A Community Gathering Hometown Holidays: A Community GatheringSaturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.RedGate ParkReunite with neighbors at Hometown Holidays: A Community Gathering. This free festival features local flavor including two stages of entertainment by local acts, a Taste of Rockville and activities for kids. Download the festival map here.LineupWe've got a full two days of live entertainment lined up for Hometown Holidays! Saturday at 11 a.m. Black Masala takes the stage with their funky, brass, genre-busting sound. Saturday will also feature horns, classic rock covers, kids music, opera and more! Sunday we kick things off at 8:30 a.m. with Thrive Yoga followed by a day full of music, food and fun! View the full lineup here.This is a City of R...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The Burgers and Sausage Co by Farmhouse GreensMy youngest son, Liam, took his last in-car driving class last night so afterward he, his girlfriend Michelle and I went to The Burgers and Sausage Co right down the street from his driving school (yes this means he'll soon have his license and will be driving) to celebrate.This is a great local place!!  They have outdoor seating (and you can bring your pet), and lots of parking behind off of Newburg.  You can order on their website for pickup or ahead to eat there.  According to their website, their goal is to make the "best damn burger, sausage, cheesesteak, chicken sandwich ... that you have ever had" and I was certainly impressed.  The staff was friendly and helpful, everything was well stocked and they had plenty of options even for tho...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Memorial Day in Gaithersburg, Maryland Closures & RecyclingCity offices and most facilities are closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Recycling scheduled for Monday, May 30 will be collected on Saturday, May 28.  Memorial Day Observance Loyalty and patriotism will be on full display as the City joins the nation in honoring all who have given their lives in military service at its Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at Christman Park.  Flags for our HeroesAn array of 700+ American flags will be on display Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30 at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm as part of the Flags for Our Heroes program. A formal opening ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 28 at 11 a.m. There will be a worn flag retirement ceremony at ...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
National Wine Day - May 25, 2022I love a good merlot and a good blend but I am not big on Shiraz.  What about you?  What is your favorite wine?  When I was very young and still living at home we were primarily self-sufficient, grew our own produce, raised our own meat, and made our own wine.  We grew strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, and apples, and my parents made wine from all of these.  Maryland has a lot of local wineries.  Some of these include:BoordyBasignaniLinganoreRockland Farm WineryOlney WineryTo name a few.  You can find a more complete list at the Maryland Wineries Association and lists of Maryland's wine events too.   
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Welcome to 9059 Seward Street, Frederick, Maryland. This well-maintained brick front colonial, Ryan Homes   Ravenwood model, in The Villages of Urbana. Super convenient location to the library, shopping, schools, and minutes from I-270. There is a two-story foyer with ceramic tile, a large designer kitchen with hardwood floors, granite counters, a center island with a wine rack, a breakfast room flooded with natural light, a vaulted ceiling, and hardwood floors.  The kitchen is open to the family room with, a gas fireplace. Formal dining area with bay window, hardwood floors. Finished basement with large rec-room wired for a sound system, full bath, and storage room.   The owner's suite includes a large walk-in closet, a private luxury bath with a garden tub, double sinks, and a separat...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Book Recommendation: The Diamond Eye by Kate QuinnI enjoyed reading The Diamond Eye (2022), a work of historical fiction based on a true story, by California author Kate Quinn, and highly recommend this selection for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel.About the Book In the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son—but Hitler’s invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly sniper—a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from t...
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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 Should You Rely on Real Estate Predictions to Buy or Sell Real Estate? A conversation with one of my clients made me realize that real estate market predictions are notoriously unreliable. Nobody can predict what is going to happen with 100% accuracy. But we can check out what real estate experts are saying and make some guesses about the future from there. A housing forecast is a prediction of future housing prices. It is only a rough guide but can be a good starting point for your personal situ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
The Kitchen is My Playground Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe Chef Dolores used The Kitchen is My Playground Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe and we really enjoyed it. You may wish to give it a try. Click on the link to view and print the recipe.With its combination of overripe bananas, baking cocoa, and chocolate chips, this tasty Chocolate Banana Bread is simply loaded with fabulous chocolate-banana flavor. Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1287Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Farmers Markets Our two Farmers Markets welcome the summer season with fresh local produce, baked goods, delicious prepared foods, and locally crafted spirits. The year-round Main Street Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Casey Farmers Market is open Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through November 17. The market will continue monthly over the winter on select dates. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchid, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square,Pennsylvania USA IMG 1277Canon 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)
Exquisite High Tech With Taste!11 Slade Ave. Coop Pikesville, Md 212082 Bedroom 2 Bathroom  Go ahead, fall in love…this one is move-in ready.You can have the elegant Eleven Slade address and a Baltimore County location.A large 22’ covered balcony runs the length of the living and dining areas. Elegance and perfection in this two-bedroom co-op. The Primary 20’ x 13’ bedroom boasts TWO walk-in closets. The luxury bathroom has lavish glass doors—a custom marble vanity with designer drawers, and an abundance of mirrors.    You will love this Exquisite Gourmet kitchen for all your entertaining and cooking needs. Shiny white cabinets, quartz counters, a smooth five-burner cooktop, and white Jenn Aire appliances fill this spectacular space. Built-in microwave, refrigerator with freezer on the ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Trader Joe's Florentine Lasagna When Chef Dolores was shopping at our local Trader Joe's store, she picked up a package of Trader Joe's Florentine Lasagna for our dinner at home. We enjoyed it and she will get it again.  Tender pasta sheets layered between spinach, a blend of cheese, garlic, and herbs. Sold in the frozen section. 350 calories per serving, and around 3.5 servings per container. Serving size: 1 cup. Can be cooked in a microwave or conventional oven. Ingredients: milk, spinach, water, enriched durum wheat flour, parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, unbleached enriched flour, provolone cheese, onion, garlic, canola oil, cream, wheat starch, eggs, sage, rosemary, basil, salt, romano cheese, pecorino romano cheese, extra virgin olive oil, black pepper, nutmeg, parsley, lemon juic...
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Montgomery County Commission for Women 50th Anniversary Picnic This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Montgomery County Commission for Women (CFW). We invite you to celebrate with us on Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Wheaton Regional Park!RSVP is appreciated at https://cfw50.eventbrite.comThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1284Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Street Lighting ProgramThrough its street lighting program, Gaithersburg provides well-lit streets that increases safety for both pedestrians and drivers, helps to suppress crime, and increases street capacities. Need to report a street light outage? Explore our interactive street light map here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1283Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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