Gaithersburg, MD Real Estate News

By Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls.
(Century 21 New Millennium)
A showcase of decorative creations for home & garden, exceptional fine art & designer crafts! Also featuring craft demos, entertainment for children and adults, and great food. Admission is $8 and is good for all days.  Discount tickets are available online www.sugarloafcrafts.com Oct 10-12 Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg MD Check the websites for additional dates and locations.
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A young single mom was referred to me for help on refinancing her mortgage that she had with a private lender, and it is a good thing that she came to a professional.  Prior to contacting me, she applied through one of the big National lender (now the biggest lender in the Country), but after 2-3 months of lack of response from them she was finally told that they could not do her loan.  She had a tough situation-about a year ago she went through her second divorce and almost lost her house which she'd owned for 9 years.  She fell behind on everything, had 4 children, child support and divorce case tied up in Court, was paying 14.99% on a mortgage to a private lender which did not include her taxes and insurance.   She really wanted to get a new loan but after going to the National lende...
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By Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD
(RE/MAX Realty Services)
Remember Lucy and her wine making fun?  Well, here is your chance to experience the same thing.  The Sugarloaf Mountain Vinyard is hosting the GRAPE STOMP '08 Saturday and Sunday, October 18th and 19th.  The fun will start at Noon until 5:00pm.  What a fine time to come out to the winery for the Fall Harvest.  There will be food, music and vineyard tours!!  How fun would that be?  You don't even have to go out to California!!  The winery has a new tasting room and patio.  There will be wine tastings, music, fun for all.   There will be a grape stomping contest,  told ya you would get to try it.  How fun does that sound? If you are over 21 admission is $10.00, if you are under 21 admission is free.  Sugarloaf Mountain Winery is located off of I-270,  click here for directions. Sugarloaf ...
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By Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD
(RE/MAX Realty Services)
It is getting to be that time of year again.  Spider webs, cauldrons and spooky characters.  Some like to go to Haunted houses, haunted forests, but my idea of fun is the  Candlelight Ghost Tours in Frederick Maryland. Did you know that Frederick is over 250 years old?   Many of the major Civil War battles were fought  around Frederick County.  The Battle of Antietam, South Mountain and the Monocacy Battle.   Frederick was the largest city during these battles and many of the wounded soldiers came to Frederick for medical help. Downtown Frederick has been restored and updated over the years.  Just think of the small quaint alley ways, wonder what is lurking there down the way?    You can go antiquing down Patrick and Market streets.  There are many restaurants for your dining pleasure. ...
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By Tim Marose, Maryland Buyer & Refinance Specialist
(Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.)
The DC Metro area was one of the fastest appreciating areas in the country for homes during the last 5 years.   Like the old saying goes, “What goes up, must come down”, and many have felt the pinch of the housing crunch over the last year.   Falling home prices have caused financial hardship for many, while others have found relief with a debt consolidation loan.   A debt consolidation loan simply uses the equity in the home to pay off other expenses.   Let me give you an example of a recent situation and how a debt consolidation loan changed their monthly expenses.   Mr. and Mrs. Homeowner owe $147,000 on their current mortgage.   They paid $160,000 in 2004 with just 5% down.  The house, even after depreciation in the last year, is worth $300,000.    They currently have a 7% mortgage ...
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By Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD
(RE/MAX Realty Services)
I have always been blessed as an agent in my area in terms of being "successful" .  Many REALTORS® have different ways of calculating success.  Some will count how many homes they sold at the end of the year, others will use their income as the gage for their success.  I gage my success in a different way.  For me, it is the relationships that I establish that will hopefully last a lifetime. Many of my clients are first time homebuyers.  I am honored to be involved in a person or couple's first home purchase.  It is a milestone in their life that they will someday look back on with pride that they accomplished and I played a role in the transaction. I have also been lucky enough to be invited to some of their weddings.  As it turns out, I have been invited to 4 weddings this year.  It i...
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 SHADOW GLEN FORECLOSURE - GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND Fall buyers need to watch the inventory of lender owned homes when seeking the best available housing deals. The lenders have an excessive inventory of homes due to the serge in foreclosures. This is the time to be a purchaser. Buyers need to be pre-qualified for financing since a lender letter must be submitted with any offer. Many families are using FHA financing for the low cash requirement. Contact us if you need a referral to a loan officer. We provide client reports on lender owned properties in Montgomery County and Frederick County, MD.  If you select us as your exclusive buyer agents, we will show you how to be a successful purchaser. roykelley@mris.com   222 SHADOW GLEN CT, GAITHERSBURG, MD 20878   LAKELANDS GREAT SENECA - 3 BE...
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FORECLOSURE AT THE COLONNADE, KENTLANDS, GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND If you have a friend or relative that would like to purchase a condo in Kentlands, this is your opportunity to suggest a lender owned foreclosure at a bargain price.  When new in 2005, this unit sold for $421,600.  It is available now at $299,900.  Buyers will need to have a pre-approval letter in hand if financing is required. The lender letter must be submitted with any contract. Ask us for a referral to a loan officer. If you know Jim Beatty in Kentlands you may know that he is the manager at Countrywide Home Loans, 240-631-8318, and he is available to assist with your mortgage financing needs. Contact us for more details on this condominium or other lender owned properties in Montgomery County or Frederick County, Maryl...
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   SENECA WHETSTONE - REO PRICE REDUCTION September home buyers should be watching for the deals on the list of lender owned foreclosures.  The price on this home was just reduced to $444,000 for a quick sale. Please contact us if you would like to receive the details on this home. Buyers need to be pre-qualified for financing.  We will be happy to recommend a lender if you do not have one. We represent buyer clients as their exclusive agents. roykelley@mris.com 10813 GAME PRESERVE RD, GAITHERSBURG, MD 20879     SENECA WHETSTONE - 4 BEDROOMS/3.5 BATHS - $444.000    
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Individual Property Inspection Process to Begin Sept. 22 The Board of Trustees approved an individual property inspection process that will commence this fall. Community Inspection Services will be inspecting each home in the Kentlands from community property for maintenance issues with respect to the following building elements: Roof & Roof Trim Concrete Stoops Shed Gutter & Downspouts Exterior Lighting Fence Window Trim & Shutters Door & Door Trim Deck Kentlands Express Notice Tree & Shrub Pruning Debris & Litter Patio Storm or Screen Doors Window Muntins Siding Grass Height (Repair / Seed) Play Equipment The inspectors will be outfitted with orange reflective safety vests (like a construction crew or landscaping crew would wear). The vests have "HOA" painted on the back and the insp...
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GAITHERSBURG/KENTLANDS/LAKELANDS, MD REAL ESTATE TREND INDICATOR     If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in zip code 20878, you should take a close look at the following report that compares the statistics for August with the same month last year. There were 85 new listings in the area and 75 listings went to contract. There were 50 actual settlements as compared to 83 homes sold last August. The total sold dollar volume was down 45.96%. The average number of days on the market was up to 96.  The average sale price was 92.34% of the average list price.  What does this mean?  It is still a soft market which favors buyers. The good news is that most of us in the real estate business have noticed an increase in activity and the number of contracts being submitted. It will be...
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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 )
 Foreclosures for Gaithersburg Maryland Foreclosures in Gaithersburg Maryland-Bank Owned Properties for Gaithersburg MD  Gaithersburg Right now, the market for foreclosures  in Gaithersburg is hot. While real estate purchases in general are in a decline for 2008, investors, first time home buyers and savy home buyers  are finding great deals in the foreclosure market in Gaithersburg MD . Maryland has a vast amount of foreclosures listed in the local real estate market at prices well below the market value compared to normal sales. If you are remotely thinking tha you should buy now. . .You need to call us SUBSCRIBE TO RECEIVE FORECLOSURES FOR GAITHERSBURG MD HEREWe have trained agents able to assist you with all of your real estate needs -- homes to live in, new builds, investment prope...
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