Gaithersburg, MD Real Estate News

By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
Kentlands Gaithersburg Homes For Sale    I can assure you that the Kentlands truly is the "neighborhood of the future".. . Rather than waste acres of land making room for a car-centric lifestyle, the Kentlands community in western Gaithersburg instead focuses on creating a space where residents can live, work, shop and play all in the same pedestrian-traffic area.  Kentlands Gaithersburg Maryland Instant Home Search  INSIDER TIP #4 "Single Family Houses are BIGGER on this part of town. ."   Welcome to the Lakelands!From a practical point of view. .the Lakelands is an extension of the Kentlands except. .The houses are bigger, the streets are wider, there is less traffic and it is mostly residential.Is the same life style than the Kentlands offers. .by giving you the same benefits . .it ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Will you live longer in Montgomery County, Maryland? Life expectancy   Today’s issue of The Washington Post has a very interesting article, by Patricia Sullivan, on “The State of U.S. Health, 1990-2010” which was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association this week.  Sullivan reports that Americans born in 2010 may expect “to live 78.2 years, up from 75.2 years in 1980.” The report shows Montgomery County, Maryland and Fairfax County, Virginia among the areas with the highest life expectancy.  Men may expect to live 81.67 years and women may expect to live 84.87 years in Montgomery County. In 2010, 678,282 Americans died because of dietary risks, even more than died of smoking related diseases. Over a million others died of obesity, high blood pressure, high blood suga...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Housing Trends for the DC Metro Area, June, 2013  During June, 2013, there were 5,237 settlements of homes sold in the DC Metro Area. This represents a 12.3% increase from the same month last year. The median sales price was $440,000, up 10%. There were 5,434 pending sales, up 6.8%. Active listings totaled 8,281, down 20.2%. The good news was that new listings were up 10.6% to a total of 6,180 homes.  9 days was the median time on the market (DOM). These statistics are from MRIS, the regional multiple listing service , and were compiled by RBI, RealEstate Business Intelligence for the use of real estate professionals and their clients.      “Region ties record high for median price, and townhomes set new record.  DC median price surges.  At $440,000, the median sale price in the Washing...
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By Roy Kelley
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Gaithersburg raccoon tests positive for rabies   A Gaithersburg raccoon lost a battle with two neighborhood dogs on East Deer Park Drive. The body was picked up by Gaithersburg Animal Control and tested positive for rabies. This is serious because the rabies virus can be fatal. Fortunately, the two dogs had up to date rabies vaccinations.  Individuals that have had any contact with a raccoon should immediately contact the Montgomery County Health Department at 240-777-1755.  Anyone with a pet that has come into contact with a raccoon should call Gaithersburg Animal Control at 301-258-6343. Pet owners are reminded to make sure that their pets have current rabies shots. This is a good topic for family discussions. Parent should warn their children to avoid any contact with wild animals.  ...
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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)
Kentlands Gaithersburg Homes For Sale    I can assure you that the Kentlands truly is the "neighborhood of the future".. . Rather than waste acres of land making room for a car-centric lifestyle, the Kentlands community in western Gaithersburg instead focuses on creating a space where residents can live, work, shop and play all in the same pedestrian-traffic area.  Kentlands Gaithersburg Maryland Instant Home Search  INSIDER TIP #3   Have you checked the CROWN? Located near  Rio-Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg Maryland this new community has formed. .   If you were wondering about all the new construction that is taking place near Rio in Gaithersburg? I'm sure you've seen it. .   wonder no more. .   Is the Crown; a new community that once completed will feature more than 2,200 res...
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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)
Kentlands Gaithersburg Homes For Sale    I can assure you that the Kentlands truly is the "neighborhood of the future".. . Rather than waste acres of land making room for a car-centric lifestyle, the Kentlands community in western Gaithersburg instead focuses on creating a space where residents can live, work, shop and play all in the same pedestrian-traffic area.    Kentlands Gaithersburg Maryland Instant Home Search  INSIDER BUYER'S TIP #2 "Absolutely This is the  Best Time To Buy . . ." When is really the best time to buy in any neighborhood? Exactly, the best time to purchase is when it is right time for you regardless of what is happening around your local market. Otherwise, the second best time to buy is right now as of the Summer of 2013 Interest rates have dropped in the last f...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Happy Birthday to Dolores Kelley!   Today is my wife’s birthday and she has been kind enough to identify items that are appropriate gifts for her special day. Dolores and I celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary in June and I am very lucky to be married to the best wife in the world. We spent yesterday at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. This is one of our favorite day trip destinations. We took several hundred photographs of the beautiful flowers. Today, Dolores is having lunch and playing cards with her friends at Montgomery Country Club.  Life is good when you have the right partner. Happy Birthday, Dolores, and thanks for spending all of these years with me. This is a picture of Dolores at Brookside Gardens with a Peach Lovers cookbook from the gift shop.   Dolores...
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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)
Kentlands Gaithersburg Homes For Sale    I can assure you that the Kentlands truly is the "neighborhood of the future".. . Rather than waste acres of land making room for a car-centric lifestyle, the Kentlands community in western Gaithersburg instead focuses on creating a space where residents can live, work, shop and play all in the same pedestrian-traffic area.      Kentlands Gaithersburg Maryland Instant Home Search    INSIDER TIP #1   Walkability. ... What is Walkability? As reflected in real estateWalkability is a measure of the effectiveness of community design in promoting walking and bicycling as alternatives to driving cars to reach shopping, schools, and other common destinations.    Kentlands Gaithersburg Real Estate  Is all about a new life style where sharing the same hab...
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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)
New Homes For Sale in Crown Gaithersburg MD 20878 A sample below of the latest listings for the new communitynear Rio in Gaithersburg  Maryland CROWN   For the latest listings and a fresh list. . GO HERE $799,990 718 CROWN PARK AVENUE, Gaithersburg Move right into this brand new luxury end unit townhome build by kb home. This home includes upgrades galore including hardwoods ... Add to Favorites Request Information Beds 3 Baths 4.0 MLS MC8124011 SqFt. 2,266   $749,990? 722 CROWN PARK AVENUE, Gaithersburg Brand new interior townhome built by kb home in crown! This stunning home offers 3 fully finished levels, 2 car rear load garage,... Add to Favorites Request Information Beds 3 Baths 4.0 MLS MC8095494 SqFt. 2,266   $705,170 727 CROWN PARK AVENUE, Gaithersburg Kb home exclusive collecti...
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By Roy Kelley
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Free Summer Lunch Program for Children in Gaithersburg   When we think of hungry kids, our thoughts usually turn to rural communities and areas with high levels of poverty.   We should be paying more attention to the hungry children in our own community.  Gaithersburg is a wealthy community, by comparison, and is located in Montgomery County which brags about some of the highest income levels in the country.  Yes, there are needy and hungry children in Gaithersburg and Montgomery County.  The Montgomery County Public Schools Division of Food and Nutrition is providing free meals to assist the young people in our community.  Please share this information with families that may need assistance.  If you are looking for a good way to pay it forward in your community, seek the opportunities ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
How to contact Animal Control Services in Gaithersburg   The hot days of summer frequently create concerns about the treatment of pets in the community.  Gaithersburg residents that wish to reach the City Animal Control services need to know that there is now new contact information. Please visit their website for information on animal controls services and licensing requirements in Gaithersburg. This is the official notice from the City of Gaithersburg: New Contact Information for Gaithersburg Animal Control  Because of recent changes to the Montgomery County dispatch system for animal control, which also coordinates the after hours/emergency dispatch of Gaithersburg Animal Control Officers, new contact procedures will take effect as of July 1. These modifications are not anticipated t...
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By Roy Kelley
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Kentlands Happy Hour, Friday, July 12   The Kentlands Happy Hour is scheduled for Friday, July 12, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kentlands community Clubhouse.  Yes, this is a different date from the original announcement that provided a July 19th date. The Happy Hour is a good time to visit with old friends and to meet some of the new Kentlands residents. Wine, beer, soft drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be available for your enjoyment. Plan to stop by for a while before going out for your Friday night dinner. Please call the Clubhouse at 301-948-2071 to let them know you will be attending the Happy Hour. For out of town readers, Kentlands is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland in the heart of Montgomery County. Kentlands is one of the preferred communities for families that are...
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By Roy Kelley
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Enjoying Maryland Flowers on Photowalks in Kentlands   We have a beautiful sunny day in Maryland. Since some of us have enjoyed too much good food over the holiday weekend, it is a good time to do some walking.  Add a camera to the walks and you are ready for photwalking through the community. We had a lot of rain in June and earlier this month so the flowers are blooming in a bountiful supply.  You might prefer to read a blog on the real estate market but I will, instead, share some flower pictures that were taken in the Kentlands community. For out of the area readers, Kentlands is one of the preferred communities for relocation families that are transferred to the Washington, DC Metro Area. Kentlands is in the City of Gaithersburg, in Montgomery County, Maryland.  The opportunities f...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Photowalking in the Neighborhood:  Kentlands Flowers   We had a lot of rain in June, over 10 inches. So, all of our greenery has grown more rapidly than usual. The flowers in Kentlands have also enjoyed the extra moisture. As I photowalk through the neighborhood, I enjoy photographing the flowers that are in bloom. Walking is good exercise and it is easy to set aside the problems of the day as I focus my attention and my camera on a beautiful flower. This is a sampling of recent photographs. They were also posted on Pinterest. Let me know if you have a favorite. Enjoy the summer with your camera in hand.   Lilies, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_6362 Lilies, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_6360 Hydrangea, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_6359 Hydrangea, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_6358 Coneflower, Kentlands, Flowers IM...
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By Roy Kelley
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For your summer reading list:  “Frozen In Time”   I just finished reading the latest book by Mitchell Zuckoff, “Frozen In Time” (2013) and suggest that you add this title to your summer reading list. This is a true story of survival after plane crashes in Greenland during World War II and the modern efforts to return the lost airmen. You will enjoy this book. As I suggest this author, I recommend another of his books for your reading pleasure. “Lost In Shangri-La” (2011), a New York Times bestseller, is excellent.  Visit Mitchell Zuckoff’s website for more information on these and other books:  http://www.mitchellzuckoff.com/ One of my personal goals is to read at least a book each week for pleasure. This is one of my most satisfying goal Enjoy the summer and the wonderful books that ar...
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What to do when there is a gas leak in Montgomery County, MD   Fire Rescue personnel responded to a recent gas leak report in Montgomery County, Maryland. The Montgomery County Emergency Alert issued some advice for residents that smell gas or suspect a gas leak. These are some of the tips that were included in the alert. This is a good topic to review at family safety meetings in your home. If you smell gas or suspect a gas leak: Immediately leave the area and go to a location where you no longer smell smoke.  Then, report the leak by calling 911. Family members need to understand that they should not wait in the home for Fire Rescue personnel to arrive. Do not light matches or smoke. The use of any open flames should be avoided. Do not try to locate the source of the gas leak.  Fire R...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Holiday weekend recycling in Kentlands   Thursday is the regular day for the collection of recycled materials in Kentlands by the City of Gaithersburg.  There will be no recycling collection this Thursday, Independence Day. The regular collection day has been changed to Saturday, July 6, 2013. “This includes newspaper, mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, and commingled materials, as well as brush, branches, grass clippings, leaves and other yard trimmings, picked up by the City’s recycling contractor. Bulk pick-up items will be collected the following Thursday, July 11, 2013.” – City of Gaithersburg For those that are new to Kentlands, recycling collections are handled by the City of Gaithersburg and trash collections are handled by independent contractors selected by the home owners ass...
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By Roy Kelley
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4th of July Celebrations in Kentlands and Gaithersburg   Kentlands area families will celebrate Independence Day with a parade and carnival in the morning in Kentlands and then will go to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg at 5 p.m. for entertainment followed by fireworks at dusk. The Kentlands parade will begin at the Rachel Carson Elementary School at 9:30 a.m. The annual carnival starts at 10 a.m. at the Kentlands Clubhouse lawn. This is the official announcement from the City of Gaithersburg: Gaithersburg Celebrates 4th of July with Fireworks Spectacular Join friends and family for the City of Gaithersburg’s Independence Day celebration featuring live music, food, and spectacular fireworks on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Gates open at ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
New Maryland Smoke Detector Law, Effective July 1, 2013   Maryland home sellers and their agents need to be aware of the new Smoke Detector Law that becomes effective on July 1, 2013. This is a good topic for discussion at sales meetings in real estate offices. There will be some confusion on what smoke detectors actually need to be replaced.  Listing agents need to be able to clearly explain the new requirements to home sellers. This is the notice from the Maryland Association of REALTORS®: Smoke Detector Law Takes Effect July 1st The new law taking effect July 1 requires home sellers that are completing the Residential Seller Disclosure and Disclaimer Form to answer some additional questions regarding the smoke alarms in the Disclosure section of the form.  The questions include the a...
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By Roy Kelley
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Kentlands Main Street Music Festival on Thursday Nights   The Fourth Annual Kentlands Main Street Music Festival is a series of free summer concerts that take place each Thursday night at the Main Street Pavilion in Kentlands.   The festival begins at 6:00 p.m and music starts at 6:30 p.m., featuring national and regional acts as well as a local headliner. The headliner appears at 7:00 p.m. • July 11 - Ruthie & The Wranglers (Rockin' American Roots Music) • July 18 - The United States Navy Commodores (Big band swing) • July 25 - Janine Gilbert Carter (Soulful Jazz Standards) • August 1 -The Nighthawks (Legends of Blues and Roots Rock) • August 8 - Damon Foreman and Blue Funk (Smooth R&B and Funk)  For more information, visit www.TheMainStreetMusicFestival.com.   Kentlands, Flowers IMG_6...
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