Silver Spring, MD Real Estate News

By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
I am pleased and excited that Tuesday Morning Home Goods Store is opening in Silver Spring!  I've shopped at Tuesday Morning before.  It is a great store for gifts, things for your home and for Staging Houses for Sale.  It is a lot like Linen's and Things or Bed Bath and Beyond, but much less expensive!Now Silver Springers, including me, will not have to schlep to Rockville or Bowie to shop at this amazing discount home goods store.  The store is ready and opens on Tuesday (of course), that's tommorow, November 6th, 2007! This store will open in the building that SAM KUGLER's House of Linens Store used to occupy at the corner of University Boulevard and Colesville Road (RT 29).By the way, SAM KUGLER is alive and well.  He moved further out Route 29 past White Oak to the Tech Road Busine...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
The Aurora Condominium project in South Silver Spring is a 145 Unit Condominium Community built by reclaiming and rehabbing 2 old office buildings on Eastern Avenue just over the District of Columbia border line.Developed by RST Development, Aurora Condominiums combined adjacent 12-story and 8-story office buildings into one integrated 143,000-square-foot residential community. The renovated twin towers are connected by a dramatic lobby and landscaped garden.  The project completely Sold out in 2005. The residents of the Aurora are part of the young and growing South Silver Spring Neighborhood Association.This real estate market report encompasses activity for resale condos in the Aurora for the past 6 month period (May 4th - November 4th 2007)3 Active ListingsAverage List Price - 347,4...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
The Seven Oaks Neighborhood in Silver Spring straddles Sligo Creek Park from Dale Drive and Colesville Road at Mrs. K's Tollhouse to the Silver Spring International Middle / Sligo Creek Elementary Schools (the Old Blair High School Buildings) on one side where the zip code is 20910.  The other side of Seven Oaks is located in the zip code 20901 and extends from Colesville Road and Sligo Creek Parkway up to and including part of Franklin Avenue. The houses are an eclectic mix of older 1920's stone tudors, brick colonials, cape cods, bungalows to more modern and contemporary split levels and ramblers. There are 291 Homes in the Seven Oaks Subdivision located "inside the beltway".  The Seven Oaks neighborhood offers ready access to Beautiful Sligo Creek Park, the Silver Spring METRO statio...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
FORECLOSED HOMES AND BANK OWNED REAL ESTATE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND, the town of Silver Spring.Consumers wishing to buy a home in Silver Spring have an increased number of foreclosed and REO properties from which to select in 2007 because of the increase numbers of foreclosures and REO properties.Homefinders network of experienced agents and brokers are skilled in locating these homes.  While our network of agents and brokers sell all homes offered for sale, foreclosures and REO, For Sale By Owners, and generally listed homes for sale, we can locate the bank foreclosures and help you make smart buying decisions.  FORECLOSURES FOR SALE IN SILVER SPRINGThere are 24 foreclosures for sale in Silver Spring.  Examples belowForeclosure in Silver Spring, 3 bedroom, 2 bath town house $239...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Clifton Park Village is a older, small neighborhood of 62 single family homes that connects to the Montgomery Knolls Subdivision in Silver Spring, Md 20901.  In this mature, established area with tall towering trees and Shady streets, the homes are quaint, mostly frame, mostly cape cod style homes built in the late 1930's to early 1940. Some of the houses have been restored and added onto in recent years and because a lot of the homes are frame they are painted a rainbow of different colors 2 Active ListingsBoth Listings are priced at $420,000Average Time on Market - 70 Days*Both Houses are 4 Bedroom - 2 Bath Cape Cods with Basements2 Sold ListingsAverage List Price - $359,000Average Sale Price - $352,000Average Time on the Market - 24 Days* Both properties were smaller than the norm in...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
The Montgomery Knolls Neighborhood is located just off of University Blvd where University intersects Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring - zip code 20901  This mature, established  community has rolling hills with Post WWII brick Colonials, Cape Cods and Ramblers.  There are 168 Single Family Homes in Montgomery Knolls and a small 44 Home Townhouse Development built in the early 1980's.
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Capitol View Park is an Old Historic Neighborhood down by the Railroad Tracks and just past Forest Glen in the area of Silver Spring that borders Kensington, Maryland.  In this quiet shaded glen, away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown, you will find a mix of every thing from old "Sears" Bungalows, Restored Victorians, post WWII capes cods, colonials and ramblers to recently built homes. There are 395 Total Single Family Houses in Capitol View Park, Silver Spring zip code 20910Real Estate Market Activity Report is for the preceding 6 Months -April - October 2007More info about the Capitol View Park Neighborhood, 5 Active Listings for SaleAverage List Price - $533,685Lowest Asking Price - $380,000Highest Asking Price - 845,000Average Time on Market - 108 Days9 Sold ListingsAverage Li...
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By Josette Skilling
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
This report covers the time period of September 1 - September 30 - 2007 and is for single family homes only in Silver Spring, MD 20901 (part of Montgomery County)20901 in Silver Spring encompasses the neighborhoods from Dumont Oaks to Highland View.  It's a broad geographical zip code, covering homes both inside and outside the Beltway.  If your home falls in this zip code and you plan to sell I'm happy to help you understand what it will take to get your home sold in this market.  Each locale is still unique since all real estate is local and some neighborhoods fare better than others in the same market.   What does it mean?On average, the homes in this zip code only got 93.35% of their asking price and it took 57 days to get there.  Condition is undoubtably one of the largest factors ...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
It was announced today that, finally, the old historic, art deco J.C. Penney Building, will come back to life!  This building, one of the last vacant deteriorating eyesores in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring will become the home to the Live Nation Music Venue - The Fillmore.  Vacant for way over a decade, this building is located right accross the street from the restored Silver Theatre which houses the American Film Institute.  Lee Development Group owns the site and has set up a website about this property.  This is exciting and big news for Silver Spring, Maryland! Not all Silver Spring residents are happy about this . . . . many people in Silver Spring have been hoping for more than 5 years, that The Birchmere, a Virginia based folk music venue would be moving into the J.C. Penn...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Carl Bernstein the reporter and author of Watergate Scandal fame grew up in this modern custom contemporary house built in 1954. The house is located right next door to where Carl's schoolmate and childhood friend Ben Stein grew up, in the Woodside Neighborhood of Silver Spring, Md. The home is larger than it looks from the street and  is nestled on a large deep 15,576 square foot wooded lot backing to Sligo Creek Park.
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Now living in Beverly Hills, California, this Actor, Comedian, Speech Writer, Lawyer, Author, etc, etc has his roots in Silver Spring, Md.  Benjamin Jeremy Stein grew up in this very Contemporary Custom Home in the Woodside Neighborhood of Silver Spring, Maryland.  Ben Stein attended elementary school at the old Parkside Elementary School which was walking distance from this house.  He also attended Montgomery Hills Jr High School and the old Montgomery Blair Senior High School.  The house, built in 1953, belies it's real size from this street view, it is actually a very large home that backs to the woods of  Sligo Creek Park. on a 10,257 square foot lot. This picture does not do this house justice - It is a spectacular mid century modern that's much larger than it appears (due to my "n...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Glenfield Park is a Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission  (M-NCPPC) park accessible from the south bound lanes of Layhill Rd (Md. 182); north of Glenfield Mews Dr, and just south of Briggs Road intersection with Layhill Rd.There is a Baseball diamond at the far end of the park.  There are several Tennis Courts along the Layhill road side of the park.  There is a park pavilion not far from the good size Tot-lot.  This park also has two bocce ball courts, and a cardiac exercise set.  There is good size parking lot. 
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
  An old tree-lined neighborhood with hills of unique, custom Colonial, Cape Cod, Rambler and Contemporary style single family homes next to Sligo Creek Park.  Woodside Forest is bordered on the west by Georgia Avenue, on the east by Colesville Road, on the north, by Sligo Creek and on the south by Dale Drive. There are 325 homes in this subdivision.More Woodside Forest Real Estate Prices and Homes for Sale - Silver Spring, Md 20910        
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Silver Spring, Md. 20906 - Garden Apartments Aug. 2007 Market Report.By Bob Force REALTOR®Silver Spring, Md. 20906Other articles by me At the end of the month of August 2007, there was a total of 51 Garden Apartments on the market FOR SALE in the Silver Spring Md. zip code of 20906 excluding those in the Leisure World subdivision.  Of those on the market, twenty (20) where either new or returned to the market during the month of August.  The prices of these listings ranged from $154,900 for a 1 bedroom in the Fairways to a $285,000 3 bedroom 2 bath apartment in the Wintergate / Longmead subdivision. The current number of days on market for these homes ranges from five days to near 9 months at 258 days, with the average being 72 days.   During the month of August, only 6 Garden Apartment...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
 I just discovered a great Doggie Daycare place for Charlie.  The best part about it, it's only a 3-5 minute drive from my house.  It's Clever Dog.  This is Charlie's 2nd Day there.  He went for the first time on Tuesday. He comes home happy and tired when he's been to Daycare. He can be with other dogs in a pack or he can play with them.  He gets walked every few hours and the staff plays with him.  The place is clean and very spacious.  They have the dogs separated by personality and size. Another cool thing is they have a live NANNY CAM or Doggie Cam.  You can log on anytime and see how your pup is doing.  They are open from 7AM - 7PM on weekdays, 10AM - 5PM and are closed on Sundays.  You can also board your dog or have your dog groomed at Cleverdog.  I hate having to put Charlie in...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Silver Spring, Md. 20906 - Detached homes Aug. 2007 Market Report. By Bob Force REALTOR® Silver Spring, Md. 20906 Other articles by me   At the end of the month of August 2007, there was a total of 194 Detached homes on the market FOR SALE in the Silver Spring Md. zip code of 20906 excluding those in the Leisure World subdivision.  Forty five of these homes where new or returned to the market during August.  The prices of these listings ranged from $280,000 for a Cape Cod in Veirs Mill Village to $1,274,988 for a new home. The current number of days on market for these homes ranges from twelve to over a year at 500 days, with the average being 112 days.   During the month of August, only 8 Detached home went under some form of contract; while another 6 went to closing.  The list price o...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Silver Spring, Md. 20906 - Townhouse Aug. 2007 Market Report.By Bob Force REALTOR®Silver Spring, Md. 20906Other articles by me At the end of the month of August 2007, there was a total of 89 Townhouses on the market FOR SALE in the Silver Spring Md. zip code of 20906 excluding those in the Leisure World subdivision.  Twenty one (21) of these homes where new or returned to the market during the month of August. The prices of these homes ranged from $284.900 for a 2 bedroom 2 baths to $529.900 for a 5 bedroom 4 bath. The current number of days on market for these homes ranges from twelve to over a year at 408 days, with the average being 96 days.  During the month of August, a total of only five (5) townhouses went under some form of contract; while twelve (12) went to closing.  The list ...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Layhill Park is a Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission  (M-NCPPC) park accessible from Layhill Road (Route 182); just north of Park Vista Dr and south of Baughman Dr.This is one of the largest M-NCPPC parks, if not the largest parks, in the 20906 zip code.  You will find tot-lot, four baseball diamonds, several soccer fields, a park pavilion, and good number of parking spaces.  I could easily imagine several baseball games and two or three soccer games going on at the same time. There is ample room to walk Fido as well.
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
On Saturday, September 8th The Whole Foods Market will host a Dog Adoption Event in cooperation with the Washington Animal Rescue League.  Stop by and visit with adoptable dogs and Washington Animal League Volunteers.  Who Knows . . .  You might just meet your new best friend!  The Silver Spring Whole Foods Market is located at 933 Wayne Avenue in Downtown Silver Spring.  This event takes place from 10:00 Am to 1:00 Pm.  Oh, and by the way . . . . This Saturday is Sweet Saturday Sampling Day at Whole Foods from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.!!  They are offering customers a sampling of new, seasonal, and delicious recipes all around the store.
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
On Saturday September 8th, 2007 from 2:00-10:30 p.m., for the 4th year, Silver Spring will host what has become Silver Spring's annual premier event, the Silver Spring Jazz Festival!  This free festival features internationally renowned musicians, notable regional artists, and three local high school jazz bands.  The Festival takes place at Ellsworth and Fenton Street in Downtown Silver Spring.  A record crowd of more than 20,000 is expected this year, so get there early! This year, grammy and emmy award winner Arturo Sandoval will headline our festival!  At 2:00 pm the all day event will start with a New Orleans style jazz parade through the streets.See you there!
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