Darnestown, MD Real Estate News

By Rick Boothe, Realtor, Darnestown Real Estate
(Fairfax Realty)
Purchase new in 2004 for $838,389 ... Now Bank Owned & listed for $658,350 2010 Assessed Value: $839,950 , Over 5300 Total Square Feet 4 Bedrooms , 4 1/2 Baths on close to an acre I represent my buyers as their exclusive Agent ... if you are interested in one of the many opportunities in this unprecedented Buyer's Market ... I would be glad to help. rick.boothe@longandfoster.com                         301-793-6796 *information deemed reliable but not guaranteed  
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By Rick Boothe, Realtor, Darnestown Real Estate
(Fairfax Realty)
With over 7000 total square feet it's hard to call this Custom Home a cottage but it has the look. 4 Bedrooms , 3 Full & 2 half Baths , a wonderful mastersuite complete with a fireplace overlooking the jacuzzi tub & another in the sitting room , all this & a panoramic view of Surgarloaf Mountain It took me only 8 minutes to get from the Darnestown Harris Teeter  to this impressive property on more than 2 acres   LISTED AT $497,000 It was listed in 2005 for $1,200,000 & now BANK OWNED & $497k I represent my buyers as their exclusive Agent ... if you are interested in one of the many opportunities in this unprecedented Buyer's Market ... I would be glad to help. rick.boothe@longandfoster.com                         301-793-6796 *information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
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By Rick Boothe, Realtor, Darnestown Real Estate
(Fairfax Realty)
Located in the Brookmead neighborhood off of 118 5 Bedroom , 4 Baths, over 5700 total square feet, situated on more than 8 acres Phase in 2009 Tax Value $876,110 ,     List Price $684,900  I represent my buyers as their exclusive Agent ... if you are interested in one of the many opportunities in this unprecedented Buyer's Market ... I would be glad to help. rick.boothe@longandfoster.com                         301-793-6796 listing courtesy of Keller Williams Signature Properties *information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
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By Rick Boothe, Realtor, Darnestown Real Estate
(Fairfax Realty)
This once & future wonderful house was purchased in 2003 for $715,000 The previous owner had carefully cared for the home & had done a wonderful renovation. The new owners had different plans for the property & ran a dog rescue in the basement ... A Great & Noble thing ... BUT VERY TOUGH ON A BEAUTIFUL House. Then last year a tornado ... YES A TORNADO swept through this great Darnestown Neighborhood & Dropped monsterous trees all over this 2 acre property. Add the neglect that often comes with foreclosure & we arrive at today ... The home was just listed for $475,000 & could be a great value for a person willing to put in the necessary work to return the home to its previous splendor.
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By Rob & Jeannie Steward - Realtors®, We Work TWICE As Hard For You! - Ashton Group
(RE/MAX Advantage)
  ZIP Code Statistics - <$100K to >$5M Format ZIP Code: 20878 Darnestown / North Potomac / Gaithersburg, MD From: 02/01/2009 to 02/28/2009                Statistics generated on: 03/06/2009 Residential Unit Sales Number of Bedrooms Active Listings   Time on Market Price Class 2 Or Less   3 4   or More   Condo Coop Ground Rent Residential    Condo Coop Ground Rent of Units Sold (No. of Units) Under $100,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 -30 Days 6 $100,000 - 149,999 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 0 31-60 Days 2 $150,000 - 199,999 0 1 1 1 0 3 16 0 61 - 90 Days 4 $200,000 - 249,999 0 1 0 1 0 6 14 0 91-120 Days 5 $250,000 - 299,999 0 3 2 1 0 23 9 0 Over 120 Days 8 $300,000 - 349,999 0 2 1 1 0 15 9 0 Total 25 $350,000 - 399,999 0 1 0 0 0 7 8 0 $400,000 - 449,999 0 0 0 1 0 6 3 0 Type of Financing of Units Sold (No. of Un...
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By Rick Boothe, Realtor, Darnestown Real Estate
(Fairfax Realty)
14304 BRICKHOWE CT, DARNESTOWN, MD 20874 List Price: $799,990 SITTING PRETTY ON NEARLY 3-ACRES IN MOST DESIROUS NEIGHBORHOOD, QUIET AND PEACEFUL ON CUL-DE-SAC..BOOST LARGE ROOMS, NEARLY 3000 SQ.FT.ON MAIN LEVEL, QUALITY BUILT BY MILLER BUILDERS...HAS 2ND.LEVEL WITH MANY POSSIBILITIES..CLOSE TO SHOPPING AND SCHOOLS, JUST MINUTES AWAY..HORSES ARE WELCOME, PREMIUM LOT, VERY PRIVATE..WALK TO DARNESTOWN SWIM AND RACQUET CLUB..NO HOA listing courtesy of Burt Lancaster RE/MAX Realty Group 14609 CERVANTES AVE, GERMANTOWN, MD 20874 List Price: $979,000 Perfect for Entertaining! Gorgeous 4 Bd 3.5 Ba Stone Front home on sought after Cervantes Ave. The Chef's Kitchen w/Dinng & Bar areas Opens to two story Great Room w/floor to ceiling Stone Fireplace. Outside find immaculately landscaped & lighted ...
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By Rick Boothe, Realtor, Darnestown Real Estate
(Fairfax Realty)
15001 PLAINFIELD LANE , 6 Bedrooms . 3 Full & 2 Half Baths , 2 Acres Fabulous estate type property at a great price. Lush 2 acres,prof.landscaped.Dead end street-Embassy sized rooms throughout. Newish pool. great lower level with huge rec room. Car buffs: 4 car garage!!!! Millaer-blt. all brick. Will not last once Spring blooms are out!!! Listing courtesy of Weichert, REALTORS I represent My Buyer clients as their exclusive agent. We are in the midst of an unprecedented buyers market. Contact me to help you take advantage of these opportunities. rick.boothe@longandfoster.com    301-793-6796
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By Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD
(RE/MAX Realty Services)
 I have a new  listing in Darnestown, Maryland, that was the family home and we have been getting it ready to put on the market.   I was found as a direct result of Active Rain - I will post about that later.  I have never met the "owner" of this house. As I have gone through the house with the Seller's sons, we have worked removing a lifetime worth of memories and personality from the house to get it ready for today's market.  Most items have been removed, but it is interesting as I have moved and gone through the house, I feel like I know the owner. I would like to tell you about her just from the things I have discovered in her home.  First off she was a style maven for sure.  Baker, Henderdon, and custom draperies throughout.  Most items have now been removed, but it was top quality...
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 DARNESTOWN RE0 - MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND November home buyers are closely watching the inventory of lender owned foreclosures for bargain prices.  Due to the surge in foreclosures, the lenders have a surplus inventory of owned properties and are highly motivated to sell them as quickly as possible. The prices are reduced until the homes are under contract. Contact us for client reports on lender owned homes in Montgomery County and Frederick County, MD. We represent buyers as their exclusive agents.  Buyers do need to have a pre-qualification letter in hand when they submit a contract. Ask us for a referral if you do not have a relationship with a mortgage lender. roykelley@mris.com This is an example of one of the many fine homes that are currently available for purchase.  13516 S...
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By Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD
(RE/MAX Realty Services)
  Yard Sale  Saturday October 4th  8:00 to 2:00 15113 Water Oak Drive Darnestown, MD  20878 301-938-8028 if you need directions. Some furniture, rugs, lighting, small appliances, housewares.  Knick knacks, clothes, shoes, purses, costume jewelry. Computer items, printers, etc.   Something for everyone. See you there!! Rt 28 North, passed Quince Orchard, left on Chestnut Oak to Right on Water Oak, follow the signs to 15113.
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By Anthony Dashtizadeh, (Dash-T-Za-Day)
(Garcia Realty Group, Luxury Sales Group)
       As many people already may know; The Government has agreed to bailout all troubled assets, within corporations on Wall St, mainly. This certainly affects us, both good and bad.      This most important thing to realize is, it was inevitable. This had to happen or our situations would be worst than that of the depression era.      Mortgage rates have gone down and will continue to drop a little more even, to stay somewhere just under 6%, for the time being.  This will help 'kickstart' the housing sector somewhat.      Regrettably, we are all left holding the bag, as taxpayers.  With, what some say to be, upwards of 1 Trillion dollars in deficit in 1 year; taxes will have to be raised. None of us are immune. Both the little guy and the big will be paying for this. Lets just hope it...
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By Anthony Dashtizadeh, (Dash-T-Za-Day)
(Garcia Realty Group, Luxury Sales Group)
Today Freddie Mac and Fannie May were taken over by the government. This is a milestone, in the current housing situation and hints at many more changes to come.  Namely, does this signify the bottom of the housing market? Many think so. Mortgages rates dropped almost a 1/2 percent today for home buyers. I think the most interesting questions in our area markets is; the upper echelons of the housing markets in the D.C. metro areas are doing quite fine. How will this affect our market? The government taking over these two firms will positively effect our market in a great way. There will be more money to lend and it will be easier to obtain a loan, for qualified buyers. If you are in the market to buy a home, or if you are considering to buy a home; seriously think about purchasing by th...
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By Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD
(RE/MAX Realty Services)
One of my favorite memories from my childhood was setting up the card table at the end of the driveway and sellin' lemonade. I would be in charge of the sign. One paper cup of our best stuff would run ya a nickel. My mom would make the lemonade, or Kool-Aid if we had a special request and we would go out front and wait for the mad run on our lemonade stand.  Strangers would stop by and get a cup or so and we had our regulars that would have a cup or so and visit with us.  When we were all out, we were in charge of bringing in the pitcher and cups to Mom for clean up and Mom would get the card table for us.  When the clean up was done, we would divy up the loot and run to the store and buy gum, candy, comics or the like.  It was our money and we could do with it what we wanted. As an adu...
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CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO14613 MOCKINGBIRD DRDARNESTOWN, MD 20874 MLS #: MC6860144$1,899,0005 Bedrooms, 5 Full, 2 Half BathroomsSPECTACULAR LAKEFRONT ESTATE**EXTRAORDINARY BRICK COLONIAL DESIGNED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE PANORAMIC WATER VIEWS**TRULY ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SETTINGS IN THE COUNTY**NEW 200k INFINITY EDGE POOL & SPA COMPLETES THIS VACATION RETREAT**WONDERFUL INTERIOR WITH ALL THE CUSTOM DETAILS YOU WOULD EXPECT IN A FINE RESIDENCE**OPEN SUN 8/31 1-4Listed by Gordon KingLong & Foster Real Estate, Inc. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO14608 SPRINGFIELD RDDARNESTOWN, MD 20874 MLS #: MC6837846$1,099,0005 Bedrooms, 4 Full, 1 Half BathroomsYour Own Private Oasis in this Stately Colonial which boasts 5BR, 4.5FB, Formal Living RM w/FP & Dining RM, 1st FL Library w/Built-ins, Kit w/Gra...
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COUNTRYWIDE REO PRICE REDUCTION -  DARNESTOWN,  MARYLAND Are you looking for real estate bargains?  September home buyers need to watch the inventory of lender owned homes in Montgomery County, MD.  The lenders have a surplus inventory of foreclosed homes and are highly motivated to sell them before the winter season.  Prices are reduced until the homes are under contract.  It is a good time to make offers.  Let us show you how to be the successful purchaser of a REO property. Many families are using FHA financing for the low cash requirement and easier underwriting requirements.  Recent changes by the White House made FHA even more attractive for use when purchasing lender owned homes.  Buyers need to be pre-qualified for financing. Ask us for the name of a loan officer.  We represent ...
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By Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD
(RE/MAX Realty Services)
When I get a referral, depending on what the client's needs are, I get prepared for the appointment.  I have a process that I go through to prepare for a listing, but I also have a buyer listing appointment. This just got me to wonder, why does it seem that Seller does more research when choosing their agent than a buyer? Sellers will read the advise columns in the papers, telling them to interview at least 3 agents who work in their area.  Sellers are told to check the experience and volume information about the agent that they are interviewing. Agents will bring their dog and pony show to make their case as to why they should be the seller's agent.  After speaking to each agent, they will make a decision on which agent will best fit their needs. When I meet with buyers it is a differe...
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By Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD
(RE/MAX Realty Services)
Next time I am Wearing a Crown Instead of a Cap!It is Sunday afternoon in Darnestown Maryland.  As my husband and I walk together all the guys are so glad to see me.  "Hi, Audrey, we are so glad to see you."  "Hey look everyone look, Audrey is here."   My husband and I just grin.  You see, it is Spring and Coed Neighborhood Softball has started in Darnestown and the women are a must.  It is not because I am so good, they just need 3 breathing females on the team to play!Then Linda and her husband show up, and the same thing happens.  Hey, everyone, Linda is here and so on.  We girls laugh and say we have not been this popular since our wedding days.  The guys make us feel like queens because they need at least 3 of us in order to play!In our town we have six softball teams that are made...
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By Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD
(RE/MAX Realty Services)
 Spring is here in Darnestown, Maryland.  I can hear the symphony of birds singing and see the animals coming out of their winter slumber.  The trees are all blooming, and I am sneezing like a crazy woman. I wouldn't have it any other way!!   I just love it.  We have several maple trees and gorgeous cherry blossoms.  The homes in Darnestown are situated on a minimum of two acre lots.  We have animals and birds of all kinds living in our neighborhood.  I just have to remember how cute they are.  Last year I saw a young Black Bear as I was showing houses.  Now, you might think this is normal in your area, but we are 20 minutes outside of Washington DC.  I called my husband to tell him that it ran right in front of my car when I was showing up the street.  He said, Are you sure it wasn't a...
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By Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD
(RE/MAX Realty Services)
 Welcome all Darnestown residents it is time for the Darnestown Civic Association's 9th annual Spring Social!!  It is a place to meet your neighbors, bring the kids and enjoy the afternoon!  The Spring social will be hosted and sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm.  It will be Wednesday, April 23th, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00.Smokey Glen Farmis the one of the metro area's best picks for everything from wedding receptions to corporate BBQ!  Great food and plenty of activities! Darnestown is its own "town".  We are located 20 minutes from Washington DC, but have a small town feel.  The spring social brings this part of Darnestown's personality out for people to see and feel!The Spring Social is for the residence of Darnestown and is free, so bring the family!If you are a resident of Darnestown and w...
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