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 Real Estate The Kentlands is truly the neighborhood of the future. Rather than waste untold amounts of space making room for a car-centric lifestyle, the Kentlands community in western Gaithersburg instead focuses on creating a space where residents can live, work, and play all in the same pedestrian-traffic area if you're considering moving to the Kentlands area, call me right now at 301-246-0001 or send us a message and you'll receive our special relocation package. It includes community highlights, transportation details, and a listing of homes for sale. Communities include: Old Farm Gatehouse Hill Districts Lakes Districts Kentlands Bluff Midtown/Main Street Market Square Kentlands Square Boulevard Shops See The Latest Kentlands Gaithersburg Homes For Sale   $...
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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)
Lakelands homes for sale Gaithersburg Maryland  Check the Latest Listings in Gaithersburg Lakelands 20878 $815,000 716 GATESTONE STREET, Gaithersburg This is a remarkable home from the pleasant, relaxing front porch to the exquisite interior that fits the needs of all. 1st flr p... Add to Favorites Request Information Beds 4 Baths 5.0 MLS MC8070811   $809,900 453 PHELPS STREET, Gaithersburg Experience, "The Hidden Jewel", located in the heart of the Lakelands. This luxury NV Abernathy home features an expansive open fl... Add to Favorites Request Information Beds 4 Baths 4.0 MLS MC8057664 SqFt. 3,320   $785,000 446 LEANING OAK STREET, Gaithersburg Open house sunday, april 28, 1:00-4:00pm. Austin model with main level bedroom and full bath. Lg. Gourmet kitchen with granite. ... Add to Fa...
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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)
Lakelands Homes for Sale Gaithersburg MD | Real Estate  Complete information about The Lakelands in Gaithersburg Maryland 20878   -Lakelands, along with its sister community Kentlands, is among the largest and arguably most successful of the New Urbanism projects in the state of Maryland and most certainly in Montgomery County Maryland. More than 8,000 residents now live in Kentlands and Lakelands, with office and commercial developments totaling more than 1,000,000 sq ft The newly constructed ICC Intercounty Connector has radically changed the way people move from point to point in Montgomery County and now this community has been enhanced with even more benefits in the transportation side. Lakelands Homes for Sale Gaithersburg MD | Real Estate  | RELOCATION If you're considering movi...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Book Festival, Saturday, May 18   The fourth annual Gaithersburg Book Festival will be held this Saturday, May 18, 2013.  The location of the event is the grounds of the Gaithersburg City Hall at 31 South Summit Avenue and the hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.   Admission is free. The festival attracted 17,000 visitors in 2012 and attendance is expected to grow to 20,000 this year.  According to an article in The Gaithersburg Gazette, the festival was modeled after the Library of Congress National Book Festival that is held each fall on the National Mall in Washington, DC. About 100 authors are expected to attend the event and many of them will be offering their books for sale. Free parking and a shuttle will be provided from Lakeforest Mall to the festival.  For more inform...
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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 Real Estate | Homes For Sale MD Complete information about The Kentlands in Gaithersburg Maryland 20878 Kentlands truly is the neighborhood of the future. Rather than waste untold amounts of space making room for a car-centric lifestyle, the Kentlands community in western Gaithersburg instead focuses on creating a space where residents can live, work, and play all in the same pedestrian-traffic area. Within walking distance of any residence in the city, you will find pocket parks, a downtown commercial district, schools, churches, an impressively large arts center, lakes, jogging trails, swimming pools, playgrounds, performance theaters, a movie cinema, cafes, grocery stores, banks, offices, stores, dozens of restaurants, and even a clubhouse. Kentlands is the la...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!   Be sure to have some of your favorite chocolate chip cookies  to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.  Dolores likes the crisp and crumbly cookies and I tend to prefer the soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies.  Dolores likes to freeze a batch of cookies so she can take single cookies out for special treats. According to the Los Angeles Times, chocolate chip cookies  were created in the 1930’s by Ruth Wakefield at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. “Wakefield added bits of chopped chocolate to a batch of butter cookie dough, expecting the chocolate to melt into the cookies as they baked. To her surprise, the chocolate held its shape. The chocolate chip cookie was born, and history was made.”  Chocolate Chip Cookie Day: ...
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Montgomery County, MD Real Estate Market Statistics, April, 2013   There are 2,046 active listings of homes for sale in Montgomery County, Maryland.  51 (2.49%) of the available properties are lender owned foreclosures (REO).  117 (5.72%) of the listed homes are short sale pre-foreclosures. Short sale transactions require the approval of the secured mortgage lenders since the proceeds will not fully cover the outstanding mortgage obligations. During April, 2013, the total sold dollar volume of residential real estate in Montgomery County, MD was $485,609,222, up 19.91% from the same month last year. There were 985 closed sales, up 12.96%, with a median sold price of $402,550, up 10.29%.  The average sold price was $493,004, up 6.15% with an average of 50 days on the market.  The average...
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Gaithersburg, North Potomac, MD 20878 Real Estate Market Statistics, April, 2013   There are 143 active listings of homes for sale in the Gaithersburg, North Potomac, Maryland  20878 zip code.  The available properties include 3 lender owned foreclosures (REO) and 6 short sale listings.  Kentlands and Lakelands are included in this zip code. During April, the total sold dollar volume in 20878 was $36,597,940, up 109.63% from the same month last year.  There were 74 closed sales, up 80.49%, with a median sold price of $479,750, up 13.95%.  The average sold price in April was $494,567, up 16.15%, with an average of 45 days on the market. The average sold to original price ratio was 99.28%. Prospective home buyers and real estate investors that are searching in the 20878 zip code need to b...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Green Spring Gardens Photographs by Dolores Kelley   Dolores and I like to photowalk through the gardens in our community and the region.  The photographs in this group were taken by Dolores during an April visit to Green Spring Gardens at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22312.  This is a 27 acre public garden. Photowalking is good for your physical and mental health.  It is easy to set aside the problems of the day as you focus your attention and your camera on beautiful plants, flowers and spring blossoms.  The Canon PowerShot S90 camera is a small pocket camera that is very easy to carry.  You do not need professional equipment for photowalking.   Green Spring Gardens IMG_6619   Green Spring Gardens IMG_6621   Green Spring Gardens IMG_6623   Green Spring Gardens IMG_6632...
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Washington DC Metro Region Home Sales Statistics, April, 2013   There were 4,233 home sales during April in the Washington DC Metro Region. This total is the highest in three years.  Condominiums and townhouses have posted the highest sale growth as they provide the most affordable housing options in the region. Home sale prices continue to rise in the area. The largest percentage increases were in Maryland. The median sale price in Montgomery County, Maryland was $402,550, up 10.1% from April, 2012. Please contact us when you need current market information on specific neighborhoods or communities.  Home buyers need to be well prepared for multiple contract competition in preferred areas. Home searches may take longer because of the lower than normal inventory of available homes for sa...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Newcomers’ Coffee in Kentlands, Saturday, May 18   Saturday morning, May 18, 2013 is the time to meet new neighbors and to make new friends at the Kentlands Clubhouse.  The Newcomers’ Coffee hour will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This is a good time to learn about community activities Current residents are encouraged to attend to meet the newest Kentlands residents.  Please call 301-948-4290 to register for this event. For those that are out of the area, Kentlands is a neo-traditional community in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The location is in the heart of Montgomery County.  Kentlands is a preferred community for families that are relocated to the DC Metro Region.   Tulips, Kentlands IMG_4156 Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera. Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Home Prices up 7.7% in DC Metro Region   Home buyers in the DC Metro Region are still faced with a lower than normal inventory of active listings of homes for sale. The low inventory and strong demand has pushed up prices. The median sold price in April was $400,000, up 7.7% from the same month last year. The median days on the market (DOM) was down to 11 days and the average days on the market was 45 days in April. The good news is that home sellers are responding to the market with more homes being offered for sale. There were 7,238 new listings in April, up 15.3% from the same month last year. Please contact us for current market conditions in the neighborhoods that interest you. Smart home buyers need to be well prepared for multiple contract competition.  Those that plan to use mor...
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Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit, Brookside Gardens   The Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside gardens is now open for the season until September 22, 2013.  The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.  Dolores and I always enjoy photographing the butterflies. The location is the Brookside Gardens South Conservatory, 1500 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland 20902. The Wings of Fancy information line is 301-962-1453.  For general information on Brookside Gardens, call 301-962-1400 or visit the website:  www.brooksidegardens.org . There is no admission fee or charge for parking to visit Brookside Gardens.  There are admission fees for the special Wings of Fancy exhibit:  $6 for adults and $4 for ages 3-12.  Children 2 and under are admitted free ...
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Carroll County Farmers Market, Saturday, May 11 Mother’s Day Market   Dolores and I always enjoy our Saturday morning visits to the Carroll County Farmers Market in Westminster, Maryland.  This Saturday, May 11, 2013, is the Mother’s Day Market.  The hours are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first 200 mothers will be given a free plant. The location is the Agricultural Center.  Follow Rt. 27 north from I-70 for 15 miles.  Turn right on Kate Wagner Road and then left on Grist Road.  You will see signs to the Ag.  Center. The Farmers Market will be celebrating its 42nd season this year. They expect to have about 75 vendors with locally produced products. The cafeteria will be open during market hours and will be serving breakfast and lunch. There will be a big selection of vegetables, plants an...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
What do you blog about?  Sex or flowers?   Unless your name is Kerrie, it is best not to blog about sex on ActiveRain.  So, that leaves us with flowers.  Dolores and I like to photowalk through our home neighborhood and the regional gardens that are not too far away. These random photographs were taken at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia.  Let me know if you identify a favorite picture. Give photowalking a try for good mental and physical health. It is easy to set aside the problems of the day as you focus your attention and your camera on beautiful flowers or plants.   Green Spring Gardens IMG_7989   Green Spring Gardens, Imagination IMG_7984   Green Spring Gardens IMG_7986   Green Spring Gardens IMG_7988   Green Spring Gardens IMG_7990   Green Spring Gardens IMG_7992   Gre...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Please welcome Mary Charters to ActiveRain One of my personal friends of many years has joined ActiveRain and I encourage you to give her a very warm welcome. Since 1986, Mary Charters has served the real estate needs of over 1,800 clients and customers in Maryland and the Metro Area of the District of Columbia.  Mary has owned a home in Naples, Florida since 2005 and has now opened an office in Naples to serve clients that wish to live, invest, retire or vacation in Naples. Mary will need lots of advice on how to effectively use ActiveRain to promote her business in Naples. So, your business development suggestions will be very welcome. BEST NAPLES AGENT LOVES YOUR REFERRALS!  is the link to Mary’s first blog.  Please welcome Mary Charters to ActiveRain.   Azaleas, Green Spring Gardens...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Spring is Blooming at Green Spring Gardens   Green Spring Gardens, located at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22312, is a location that has not yet been discovered by many of the residents of the Metro Area of the District of Columbia.  This 27 acre public garden is worth a visit with your camera in hand. Dolores and I like to take photowalks through our neighborhood and the regional parks and gardens.  If you live in the area, do take time to visit Green Spring Gardens.  You will enjoy the discovery.  This is a random selection of spring photographs.  Let me know if you have a favorite.   Green Spring Gardens IMG_7944   Green Spring Gardens IMG_7948   Dogwood, Green Spring Gardens IMG_7961   Green Spring Gardens IMG_7968   Green Spring Gardens IMG_7969   Green Spring Garde...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Spring photowalk at Longwood Gardens  Life is better when there are flowers to photograph   Much of our spring garden has been planted and the painters just finished the exterior work at our home.  We are expecting rain that will be perfect for the flower bulbs that are already sprouting.  When I photowalk through our Kentlands neighborhood in Gaithersburg, the spring flowers grab my attention.  It is easy to set aside the problems of the moment when your focus your attention and your camera on a beautiful flower or spring blossom. Give photowalking a try for good physical and mental health.  You will want to fully enjoy the colors of the season.  And, you will have photographs to share in your blogs. The photographs in this group were taken on April 21, 2013 during a day trip to Longwo...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Baby Bazaar, Saturday, May 11   Parents do not need any reminders about the high cost of baby clothes, toys and all of the gear needed for small children. A little flea market shopping this Saturday, May 11, 2013, may offer some substantial savings on needed baby items. And, if you have stuff to sell, consider the reservation of a vendor table for your sales at the Gaithersburg Outdoor Baby Bazaar.   This is the notice that is being distributed by the City of Gaithersburg: Great shopping opportunities are just around the corner at the Gaithersburg Outdoor Baby Bazaar on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, 16 Chestnut Street in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Admission is free to the public. Come discover great deals on gently-...
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Historic Preservation Law Training in Kentlands   The City of Gaithersburg has announced a three hour free training session on historic preservation law on Thursday, May 9, 2013.  This a wonderful opportunity for residents to gain more knowledge of the issues involved in historic preservation. The location of the session is the historic Kentlands Mansion in the Kentlands community in Gaithersburg. Real estate professionals that work with historic properties will certainly want to attend this session. This is the notice that was distributed by the City of Gaithersburg: The City of Gaithersburg Historic District Commission will hold a training session on Historic Preservation Law on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Kentlands Mansion from 7 to 10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but...
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