Silver Spring, MD Real Estate News

By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Parker Farm - Silver Spring Md. 20906 - Current market Report Jan 2008 5 Bedroom homesThere is only one 5 bedroom Townhouse on the market FOR SALE at this time (1/28/08) in the Parker Farm subdivision or Silver Spring Maryland.   The current list price of this home $479,999 and has been on the market for near 4 months at 118 days. No, 5 bedroom townhouses are under contract at this time.   4 Bedroom homesThere is also only one 4 bedroom Townhouse on the market FOR SALE at this time.  The current list price of this home is $510,000 and have just come recently (6 days) on the market. No, 4 bedroom townhouses are under contract at this time, nor has a 4 bedroom townhouse even been on the market since for close to a year. 3 Bedroom homesThere is likewise only one 3 bedroom Townhouse on the...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Silver Spring Md. 20906 - Foxhall - Current Market Report Jan 20086 Bedroom homesThere is only one 6 bedroom 4 Level Split that went under contract in the Foxhall subdivision of Silver Spring Md. recently that has not gone to the Closing table just yet.  The last list price was $459,990 and was most recently on the market for 55 days; but on and off for close to 8 months (233 days) since it initially placed on the market.There are currently no 6 bedroom homes FOR SALE or under contract in Foxhall.5 Bedroom homesAs of today (1/25/08), there is only one 5 bedroom Rancher that is on the market FOR SALE in this subdivision currently on the market.  This home has been on the market for near 6 months now (142 days) and on and off for nearly 11 months (317 days) since initially being placed on...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
       Kimberly Place a housing subdivision in the Silver Spring Md. 20906 zip code.There is currently,(1/24/2008) 3 two bedroom 2 bath homes FOR SALE in this subdivision.  They range in currently list price from $182,900 to $129,000, the avergae being $205,300.  They have been on the market from 134 to 236 days, with the average being 181 days.  The most recent sales of these units have been 2 at $220,000 and $235,000; with the average days on the market being 40 days. These homes are on a single level with living room, kitchen, laundry room, and  seperate dinning along with the two bedrooms and baths. There is currently 6 three bedroom homes 2 baths one half bath townhouse FOR SALE in this subdivisom.  Their current lsit price range in price fromm $259,990 to $330,000, with the averag...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Silver Spring Md.  20906 - Rentals - Dec 2007 Market ReportThis market report is for all units FOR RENT in the 20906 zip code excluding those in the active senior's community of Leisure World. As for this date (1/21/08) there are currently 41 units FOR RENT in this market place and 10 were LEASED during the month of December.  Of the 41 units 11 were added to or came back on the market in December and not leased by the end of the month and 2 have come on the market or returned to the market in January. On the same day there were a total of 194 Rentals on the market in all of Silver Spring Md. and 882 in all of Montgomery County. These two counts are only those that have been on the market for less than according to the Multi-Listing service - MRIS which covers the area. 5 Bedroom Rental...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Zip code 20906 - Condo Apartment - Dec 2007 Market ReportThis market report is for Condo Apartments FOR SALE in the 20906 zip code excluding those in the active senior's community of Leisure World. As for this date (1/21/08) there are currently 43 Condo Apartments FOR SALE in this market place, only 1 home went under contract during the period and 8 were SOLD during the month of December.  Of the 43 homes 6 were added to or came back on the market in December and not put under contract by the end of the month and 10 have come on the market or returned to the market in January. On the same day there were a total of 138 Condo Apartments on the market FOR SALE in all of Silver Spring Md. and 693 in all of Montgomery County. 3 Bedroom homesOf the 43 there are 8 three bedroom Condo Apartment...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Zip code 20906 - Townhouse - Dec 2007 Market ReportThis market report is for Townhouses FOR SALE in the 20906 zip code excluding those in the active senior's community of Leisure World. As for this date (1/18/08) there are currently 71 townhouses FOR SALE in this market place, 6 homes went under contract during the period and 9 were SOLD during the month of December.  Of the 71 homes 10 were added to or came back on the market in December and not put under contract by the end of the month and 6 have come on the market or returned to the market in January. On the same day there were a total of 191 townhouses on the market FOR SALE in all of Silver Spring Md. and 1341 in all of Montgomery County. 5 Bedroom homesThere are only 2 five bedrooms Townhouses on the market in this group.  They r...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Zip code 20906 - Detached Homes Market Report - Dec 2007This market report is about Detached Homes FOR SALE in the 20906 zip code excluding those in the active senior's community of Leisure World. As for this date (1/17/08) there are currently 164 such homes FOR SALE in the market place, 11 homes went under contract during the period and 24 were SOLD during the month of December.  Of the 168 homes 19 were added to or came back on the market in December and not put under contract by the end of the month and 31 have come on the market or returned to the market in January. By comparison there are 2408 detached homes FOR SALE in all of Montgomery County Md. on this date and 733 in all of Silver spring.6+ Bedroom Detached HomesOf the 168 Detached home only 13 are 6 or more bedroom homes.  Th...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
The Forest Estates Neighborhood in Silver Spring, Maryland 20902 is bordered by Georgia Avenue to the west, Dennis Avenue to the north, Sanford Road to the south, and Sligo Creek Park to the east. Forest Estates is an attractive quiet suburban community of single family homes built between the 1940's through the mid 1960's.  The community is walking distance to the Forest Glen METRO.  Forest Estates is located just outside the beltway but close to the hustle, bustle, nightlife, shopping and ammenites of Downtown Silver Spring and Washington, DC. There is an abundance of Parkland in and around Forest Estates.  There are 446 Single Family homes in this subdivision.If you are thinking about Selling Your Silver Spring House - Call on Debbie Cook  Silver Spring Real Estate Expert for a No Ob...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
1. Serious Buyers- Yes, there are fewer buyers , but those buyers are usually very serious about making a purchase or, have to make a purchase.2. Less Competition-Most sellers wait until spring or summer to list their home. This means that during the winter months your property will have far less competition verses any other time of the year.3. January is the Biggest Transfer Month-Did you know that more corporate moves happen during January than any other time of the year? This may be a great reason to list your home during the winter.4. Timing-By putting the home on the market during the Winter you may be able to more easily hit your moving goals and priorities. After all, if you need to relocate now, for personal, business or family reasons should you really wait to sell?5. More Time...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
The Committee to Save the Watson House, a large group of residents in Silver Spring's Woodside Forest, has appealed to Montgomery County to save the historic Watson House, one of the best and few remaining examples of the Dutch Colonial architecture in the area. Early in 2007, the Committee hired EHT Traceries, Inc., architectural historians based in D.C., to research the house and its architectural significance. Originating in homes put up by German settlers in Pennsylvania as far back as the 1600s, the Dutch Colonial style saw a revival in the early 20th century. Built ca. 1918, the house at 9206 Watson Road sits atop a hill on just slightly under 1.5 acres. In its wooded setting bordered by an intricately woven stone wall, it bespeaks a time before the late 20th century boom in subur...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Robin Siegel is resident of the Woodside Park Neighborhood of Silver Spring and a tireless lost and found volunteer for the Montgomery County Humane Society.  You may have seen her vehicle in and around Silver Spring. She has the vehicle "wrapped with what she does", so you can't miss it!Robin is a Volunteer who has a mission, a passion for and a great deal of success finding owners of lost pets by using neighborhood Yahoo groups.  She has joined over 100 groups in the past two years so that she can monitor for lost pets, post information, and notify of animals picked up in the area.  If you get a request from her to join your Yahoo group, please permit her to do so, so that she can add your Silver Spring neighborhood to the range that she is able to cover. I hope you have no objections...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
 Former Republican Lobbyist Jack Abramoff must have liked Silver Spring as a place to live.  Since moving to the area in the 1980's He has owned 4 houses in Silver Spring.  Two in the Woodside Park Neighborhood and 2 in the Burnt Mills Hills Neighborhood.  During the mid 1980's the Abramoffs lived in a house on Woodside Parkway in Woodside Park.  In 1994 they sold the house on Woodside Parkway and moved into this brick and slate Colonial house on Alton Parkway, a larger house on a larger lot in the same neighborhood of Woodside Park. In 1998 Jack and his wife sold the house on Alton Parkway and in 1999 they moved into this luxury contemporary style house, built in 1989.  They are still the owners of record of the Burnt Mills house today.The house is is set back off the road in an awesom...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
This post was inspired by a another local blogger www.ThayerAvenue.com  who posted about a ginormous McMansion going up in East Silver Spring on Thayer Avenue.                                              Most of East Silver Spring still has "normal sized" older houses.  The few McMansions or new infill construction that we do have REALLY stand out.  One example on Easley street is the "McMansion with no windows"  It started out as a small bungalow home built in 1928 between 2 other similar houses.  The home had a larger and deeper than average lot size of 12,180 sq ft.  It was torn down sometime ago and remained a big watery mud hole with trash and debris in it for a few years.  I once walked by the lot and noticed they were still getting junk and other mail delivered to 701 Easley, it...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
SILVER SPRING RAMBLERS SILVER SPRING RAMBLER FOR SALE - MONTGOMERY COUNTY REAL ESTATESILVER SPRING REAL ESTATE, RAMBLER FOR SALE - 20905$468,00014908 Claude Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20905Recently updated SILVER SPRING RAMBER.  Bright, cheerful home ready for folks that love the classic one level homein a convenient and quiet neighborhood.  MAIN LEVEL:  3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Living Room, Dining Room, Foyer Entrance, Breakfast Area, Kitchen  LOWER LEVEL:Recreation Room, Bedroom, Full Bath, Mechanical, LaundryLOT:1.04 Acre on a level, cul-de-sac, wooded lot with open area backing to Paint Branch Park.Listing Broker, Principal Real Estate ServicesTo see this lovely and convenient home, contactLenn Harley, BrokerHomefinders.com800-711-7988Ask about our Buyer Rebate and Free One Year Home ...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
The famous photographer Annie Leboivitz lived in this split level house in the Forest Knolls subdivision of Silver Spring.  Because of her father's career in the air force, Annie's Parents, Sam and Marilyn moved many many times.   Transfers sent the family throughout the country and to The Philippines; Mom and Dad finally landed in Silver Spring, Md. Her parents owned this house in the Forest Knolls subdivision of Silver Spring, Md 20901 from 1962 to 1978. Forest Knolls is a tidy neighborhood of modern early 1960's split levels, and ramblers.  Annie Lebovitz attended Northwood High School in Silver Spring.In 1977 her parents sold the split level home in Franklin Knolls and built a bigger custom house with a pool on a large corner lot in the very nearby Springbrook Forest Neighborhood of...
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By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Josette Skilling | Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. | 301-385-9213 909 Northwest Drive, Silver Spring, MD Fabulous contemporary rambler - 3 bed 2 1/2 bath, all beautifully remodeled! Open floor plan w/wrap around fireplace. 3 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $475,000 Year Built 1955 Sq Footage 1,652 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 10,099 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This lovely 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath comtemporary rambler sits on a large, flat lot filled with trees. The view from inside can't be beat since the cathedral ceilings allow abundant light to flow throughout this open floor plan. Harwood floors and a wraparound fireplace complete the picture and await you to create family memories! All the bathrooms have been exquisitely...
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By Max Douge
(Exit Realty Enterprises)
The Dougé Team of Exit Realty Enterprises is conducting a Coat & Jacket Drive to benefit those less fortunate during the upcoming winter season.  We are seeking donations of used winter coats and fall jackets.  We ask that all coats and jackets be in good, clean condition.All donations will be collected through December 31st, then presented to Martha's Table, Inc in Washington DC in January.  Donations can be dropped off at: Exit Realty Enterprises at 11120 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 200 in Silver Spring Maryland; Monday-Friday, 12-5pm.Martha's Table, Inc serves the needs of the less fortunate in the Washington DC community through food, learning, healthy living, recreational, and family support services.During these last two months of the year, it's important to recognize the true meanin...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Following in the footsteps of the famous Macy's Day Parade in New York, this local Silver Spring attraction promises to be nothing short of a spectacular event in downtown Silver Spring tomorrow! There will be 12 foot turkeys, pilgrims and other massive balloons, Mounted police, Shriners, fire engines, antique cars, trained dogs and a special appearance by Santa Claus, Now in its 10th year, the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature the local talents of the Montgomery Blair High School , Eubie Blake High School and Einstien High School marching bands, which are located in Silver Spring, Md., as well as the Redskins marching band and the Greater Overbrook string band from Philadelphia. The parade will be broadcast live on News Channel 8 from 10 a.m. to noonParade Start Ti...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
8045 Newell Street (by Patriot Group) is a five story, 120 unit condominium building.  This building was completed and already Sold out in 2005. This market report is for the last 6 month period May 4 through November 4th 2007.  All units are resales reported in the Metropolitan Regional Information Service (MRIS)3 Active For Sale Listings1)  2 Bedroom - 2 Bath 2nd floor unit  (1,222 sq ft)  Asking  - $420,000 Days on Market - 472)  1 Bedroom - 1 Bath 2nd floor unit (817 sq ft) Asking - $309,900 Days on Market - 753)  1 Bedroom - 1 Bath 5th floor unit (820 sq ft) - Asking $325,000  Days on Market - 921 Listing is Under Contract2 Bedroom - 1 Bath - Asking $339,000 1st floor unit (883 sq ft)Days on Market 1703 Sold Listings1)  2 Bedroom - 1 Bath - 2nd floor unit (883 sq ft) Days on Market...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
The Silverton Condos (by JBG Group) on East West Highway was built around the vintage art deco facade of the former Canada Dry bottling plant and has 210 dwelling units. The units were finished in 2006.This market report encompasses All Sales Activity at the Silverton   If you are thinking about Selling Your Silver Spring Condominium - Call on Debbie Cook and The Silver Spring Team for a No Obligation Market Report on Your Silver Spring Condominium. With our 21 years of Experience and our Enthusiasm for Silver Spring, we know how to get Silver Spring Condos Sold Fast and for Top Dollar in the Current Silver Spring Real Estate Market.            Click for an Over the Net Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your Silver Spring Home's Value
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