silver spring real estate: Local Swimming Pools, Swim Clubs, Swim and Dive Teams - Silver Spring MD 2014 Season Opening - 05/15/14 06:47 AM
The 2014 Opening Weekend for Silver Spring Local Neighborhood Pools is here!  
Most of the Pools in Silver Spring offer great Family Oriented Social Events such as Pool Camp Out night, Ice cream socials, pizza night, teen night, family movie night, float night, talent shows and more.
Swim Teams in Community Pools of Silver Spring , compete as division members of the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL).  Being a member of a swim team in Silver Spring is a great way for kids to make friends at the pool, share a teambuilding experience, and compete in a healthy, active sport over the summer.  Some of the pools also have Dive … (0 comments)

silver spring real estate: "Why Do I Need a Realtor®?" - 04/26/14 02:39 PM

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Silver Spring, Takoma Park or Washington,DC here is Something to think about!  Good advice from an Agent in Charlotte holds true for Silver Spring, Takoma Park and all over the Metro DC Area!
"Why Do I Need a Realtor®?" 

I’m sure most busy agents get this question often.  When connecting with online buyers who request a showing of one of ‘my’ listings (which are rarely ever actually MY listings), I find that many buyers feel the need to go through this process alone.  Many buyers think that they are going to save money … (1 comments)

silver spring real estate: Best Condo Value Available in Popular Parkside Plaza . . $199,000 - 04/01/14 06:58 PM
This 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Condominium has everything you'd expect in a high-rise building along Sligo Creek Park in Silver Spring.  It has some unexpected ammenities or "hidden gems" that you wouldn't expect too!  
First, there is "the setting" of this building, it rises up from a wooded hill in one of Silver Spring, Maryland's most beautiful and beloved parks.  Sligo Creek Park is a nature enthusiasts and recreationists dream rolled into one.   There are miles and miles of hard paved walking, jogging and biking trail that wind by Sligo Creek Stream through scenic majestic old trees, natural meadows, sports … (0 comments)

silver spring real estate: Act Don't React When Buying or Selling Real Estate - 03/03/14 12:43 PM

This is such great advice for the over heated Real Estate Market we are currently experiencing right NOW in the Silver Spring, Maryland Takoma Park and the whole Washington DC Metro area.
Good Idea - From California to DC
When buying a car there is an unwritten rule that you are supposed to haggle for the best price and emotions generally don't factor in. Some people enjoy the dance and don't take it personally when they don't get what they want.
Real estate is a business in which emotions probably run higher than any other. The purchase is huge and it is … (1 comments)

silver spring real estate: The Paczki Have Arrived! - Woodmoor Bakery and Pastry Shop - 02/27/14 07:35 AM
The tradition is that the Tuesday before Lent is a time to indulge or Fatten up before tightening belts and giving up things for Lent, which starts on Ash Wednesday.  It is the Fat Tuesday associated with Mardi Gras and it is the Shrove Tuesday associated with Pancake Suppers or Pancake Day.
This Tuesday February 13th is also Paczki Day, a Polish tradition of making and eating Paczki the day before Lent starts. 
The best place to get Paczki in Silver Spring, is at the Woodmoor Bakery/Pastry Shop in the Woodmoor Shopping Center at Four Corners.  They make the best divine, decadent Paczki anywhere in the area.  They are the filled, rolled in powdered sugar … (0 comments)

silver spring real estate: Was your home built before 1978? What to know if the answer is YES! - 02/07/14 08:21 AM

In Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Washington, DC and all other "close-in" Metro suburbs, MOST of the homes WERE built before 1978.
Important Information about Lead - When buying and selling a Silver Spring, Takoma Park or other Washington, DC area Home:
Was your home built  before 1978? What to know if the answer is YES!
If a home was built-in 1978 or before it may contain high levels of lead (called lead-based paint). If not taken seriously homes built before 1978 could pose serious health hazards from lead paint chips and dust inhaled from being in or around the property where … (1 comments)

silver spring real estate: 2013 Real Estate Home Prices and Homes for Sale in Silver Spring MD - 01/02/14 01:24 PM
Silver  Spring is a huge unincorporated area of Montgomery County, Maryland with 7 zip codes that use the name "Silver Spring" as a postal address.   Silver Spring spreads way out from the Washington, DC border at Downtown Silver Spring to the east touching Prince Georges County,  Md.,  to the north touching Howard County, Md and to the west/northwest  touching Bethesda,  Rockville,  Kensington and Rock Creek Park in DC and Maryland. 
Each of the 7 zip code areas that make up Silver Spring, has it's own unique characteristics, identity, flavor and housing types.  The zip codes in Silver Spring are:  20901 (4 … (0 comments)

silver spring real estate: Silver Spring's Levittown - Strathmore at Bel Pre Real Estate and Home Sales - 10/01/13 08:45 PM
Levitt and Sons (of Levittown Fame) built this wonderful neighborhood of single family houses starting in 1967.  In the late 60's these new home were considered the upscale "luxury homes" of the time.  An interesting history of the Strathmore at Bel Pre neighborhood and all the other Levitt communities can be found on the Levittown and Beyond Website. 
The spacious homes are set on larger than average lots.  Most of the lots in Strathmore at Bel Pre are well over 10,000 square feet and some go up to over an acre in size.  The homes have generous setbacks and rolling terrain with curved streets … (0 comments)

silver spring real estate: Debbie Cook Listed and Sold Another House in Silver Spring - Carroll Knolls - Mc Kenney Hills - 09/10/13 11:27 AM
This very Happy Seller got 4 offers in 5 Days and settled in 30 days.  
Sold for Full Price with no seller subsidies or concessions.
A High Visibility Location on Georgia Avenue between Forest Glen and Wheaton Metros!
Solid Well Built Brick Rambler with level walkout basement on a large Deep Lot in the popular
Carroll Knolls - McKenny Hills neighborhood - Silver Spring, Md 20902.  
There are 5 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths - 3 Bedrooms and 1 Full Bath on the main level 2 Bedrooms and another full bath in the lower level.  Built in 1951 with Hardwood Floors, Living Room Fireplace and … (1 comments)

silver spring real estate: Silver Spring MD Open House Guide - June 30th 2013 - 06/30/13 07:43 AM
Looking for a Single Family Detatched Home for Sale in Silver Spring, Maryland?  
There are 65 Single Family Detached Homes for Sale in Silver Spring, Maryland with Open Houses today.

Open Houses in All the Silver Spring Zip codes - 20901, 20902, 20903, 20904, 20905, 20906 and 20910.  
Some areas included in these zip codes are 4 Corners, Northwood, Woodside, Wheaton, Colesville, Downtown Silver Spring, East Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Kemp Mill, Fairland, Springbrook and more.

Open houses are ususally held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the list of Open Houses.  

 
 
Click the link below … (0 comments)

silver spring real estate: Another Satisfied Happy Seller's Home SOLD in Silver Spring, Maryland - 06/07/13 06:07 AM
Another Silver Spring Home Listed by Debbie Cook 
                      Under Contract in 1  2  3  4  5  6 Days!
 

Unbelievable Space in A Mid Century Time Capsule - Built in 1961.  The house is dated but has been Well Kept and Maintained by current owner for 42 years.  
Original Retro Pink and Blue Bathrooms.  Hardwood Floors under wall to wall carpet (protected for many years) 4 or 5 Bedrooms and 3 Full Bathrooms including 'hard to find" master bath off the bedroom, full hall bath and another full bath in the … (2 comments)

silver spring real estate: Crescent Condos in the Heart of Downtown Silver Spring - 06/05/13 05:53 PM
The Cresent is a 143 Unit, 14 story Condominium Building located in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring.  The Crescent is located on a 1/2 acre site across from the popular Silver Spring Town Center and is next to the NEW Silver Spring Library (under construction).  Completed in 2007, the condos were sold out in 2008.  
This pet-friendly building offers residents a party/community room and a fitness center.  The location is unmatched for it's conveinence and high walk score.  The Crescent is walking distance to Silver Spring's Red Line Metro Station.

Retail Shopping, Whole Foods, Safeway, Giant, AFI, The Fillmore, movie theatres, … (4 comments)

silver spring real estate: Silver Spring Swimming Pools and Swim Clubs - Now Open for the 2013 Season - 05/27/13 10:15 PM
Memorial Day Weekend has come and the various Silver Spring Neighborhood and Community Pools are now OPEN for the season! With school out and the mercury rising, a neighborhood swimming pool is the perfect place to while away those hot, humid summer days we have here in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Community spirit, the roar of the crowd and the excitement of youthful competition all combine at a neighborhood swim meet. What better way to spend a summer evening than gathering around your local pool in a group effort to be part of an event that promotes fellowship and fun.  Swim Teams in Community Pools of Silver Spring , compete as division members … (6 comments)

silver spring real estate: Silver Spring Retro Ranch Home Under Contract! - 05/13/13 03:35 PM
  Another Silver Spring Home Listed by Debbie Cook
                      Under Contract in 1  2  3  4  5  6 Days!

Unbelievable Space in A Mid Century Time Capsule - Built in 1961.  The house is dated but has been Well Kept and Maintained by current owner for 42 years.  
Original Retro Pink and Blue Bathrooms.  Hardwood Floors under wall to wall carpet (protected for many years) 4 or 5 Bedrooms and 3 Full Bathrooms including 'hard to find" master bath off the bedroom, full hall bath and another full bath in … (1 comments)

silver spring real estate: According to My Camellia Bush - Spring is Late this Year! - 04/28/13 07:04 AM
The Camellia bush at the back of my house usually starts blooming in February.  It has bloomed as early as January and as late as early March.  But the end of April?  What's going on?  It has never bloomed this late and I thought it was just not going to bloom this year at all.


 
Suddenly last week, it rewarded me with beautiful buds and some opening blooms!  Whew - It's alive and well and beautiful.
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silver spring real estate: 3 Top Trends Driving the Real Estate Market in 2013 for Silver Spring and Takoma Park, Md - 03/01/13 10:15 PM
2012 was a good year for the Silver Spring and Takoma Park, Maryland residential real estate markets.  There was improvement in every area, such as slightly higher sales prices and less days on the market. Now that were are 2 months in to  2013, there are three key trends that are driving our market.

1. Inventory is at an all-time low. The available inventory in Silver Spring, Takoma Park and the rest of the DC Metro Region is not only at its lowest in seven years but also the lowest on record. Purchasers need to be prepared to move very quickly when … (3 comments)

silver spring real estate: Open Houses this Weekend Silver Spring - Detached Single Family Houses - 02/16/13 10:57 AM
Looking for Single Family Detatched Homes for Sale in Silver Spring, Maryland?  There are 36 
Properties in Silver Spring, Maryland with Open Houses Today.

All Silver Spring Zip codes - 20901, 20902, 20903, 20904, 20905, 20906 and 20910.  Some areas included in these zip codes are 4 Corners, Wheaton, Colesville, Downtown Silver Spring, East Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Kemp Mill and more.

Open houses are ususally held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the list of Open Houses for this weekend.  


Click the link below for the list - Happy Hunting There are some Great Houses to see out … (3 comments)

silver spring real estate: Silver Spring MD Open Houses Today - Sunday February 10th 2013 - 02/10/13 08:48 AM
Looking for Single Family Detatched Homes for Sale in Silver Spring, Maryland?  There are 35 Properties in Silver Spring, Maryland with Open Houses Today.

All Silver Spring Zip codes - 20901, 20902, 20903, 20904, 20905, 20906 and 20910.  Some areas included in these zip codes are Four Corners, Wheaton, Colesville, Downtown Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Kemp Mill and more.

Open houses are ususally held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the list of Open Houses for Sunday, February 3rd, 2013.  


Click the link below for the list - Happy Hunting There are some Great Homes to see out … (0 comments)

silver spring real estate: Super Bowl Sunday Open Houses - Silver Spring, Maryland - 02/03/13 09:35 AM
Looking for Homes for Sale in Silver Spring, Maryland?  There are 29 Properties with Open Houses Today.

Zip codes are 20901, 20902, 20903, 20904, 20905, 20906 and 20910.  Some areas included in these zip codes are Four Corners, Wheaton, Colesville, Downtown Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Kemp Mill and more.

Open houses are ususally held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the list of Open Houses for Sunday, February 3rd, 2013.  
You can check out Open Houses in Silver Spring Today and still get home, to your favorite Super Bowl viewing place or party in time to for the … (0 comments)

silver spring real estate: New Construction 5 New Homes Planned for South Four Corners - Silver Spring - 01/25/13 10:14 PM

The plans for the big vacant lot on the corner of Brunett Avenue and University Blvd in the South 4 Corners Neighborhood of Silver Spring have CHANGED... .AGAIN! 
The 3/4 acre lot with house was purchased in 2005 by a Builder.  The sprawling old 1940's era house on the lot was a Dentist's Office for over 40 years.  The house was razed in 2007 to make way for 6 new Luxury Homes.  
The homes that were planned were HUGE with huge prices to go with them, in the upper $600,000's to 800,000's.
Then came the market downturn of 2008 and plans for these … (3 comments)

 
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