Like What You're Reading? Submit your email to be notified of new articles! Really Simple Syndication

Archives

Blogroll

Local Resources

Real Estate Resources

Silver Spring Neighborhoods

Categories



Yes, You Can Sell Your House in November

The housing market has changed. It is no longer difficult to sell a house in November.  Right now homes are selling quickly in Silver Spring, Takoma Park and surrounding areas . Over the weekend there were multiple offers on homes that had just been listed.  Last week one of our listings sold the first weekend it was on the market.

Houses that are overpriced still linger on the market for a few weeks. Buyers should be brave and offer the sellers less than the asking price before the price is reduced and there are multiple offers.

Right now the inventory of homes on the market in Montgomery County is low. There is a shortage of homes for sale. Affordable new construction would help but there isn’t any.

If you have a home you want to sell you can sell it during the winter and even during the holidays. The demand is strong and interest rates are low.

Posted by Debbie Cook | | Discussion: No Comments »

House on Old Country Lane – Burtonsville, MD

3030 Miles Road, Burtonsville Md 20866

Thinking of Selling Your Burtonsville, MD House?

Burtonsville House on the Old Country Lane – Sold 16,000 over Asking Price….

Selling Your Burtonsville or Silver Spring House?
I do business completely differently than all other agents. 
1. Your house WILL Sell 
2. Your house will sell for more money, “bottom line” than you would get any other way, with or without an agent….

Debbie Cook – (301) 233-8309
DebbieCookRE@outlook.com
Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc
Greater Silver Spring Office

Posted by Debbie Cook | | Discussion: No Comments »

Rare Victorian House Sold in College Park, MD

Thinking about Selling Your College Park, MD House?
I do business completely differently than all other agents. 
1. Your house WILL Sell 
2. Your house will sell for more money, “bottom line” than you would get any other way, with or without an agent….

Debbie Cook – (301) 233-8309
DebbieCookRE@outlook.com

Long and Foster Real Estate Inc – Greater Silver Spring Office

Posted by Debbie Cook | | Discussion: No Comments »

Rare 1892 Victorian Farmhouse for Sale – College Park, Md – Walk to Metro

A Rare Find! Authentic Victorian Charm Circa 1892 on a Corner Lot – 3 Bedroom 1 1/2 Bath House with a Wrap front porch and Romantic Balcony. Features High Ceilings, Original Bulls Eye and Crown Mouldings.

There are Many Recent Updates such as Full Bath Restoration, Central Air Conditioning, Roof, Hot Water Heater, Replacement Windows and Doors. Kitchen has granite and Stainless Steel.

Lovely Yard on Corner Lot with Oversized Detached 1 Car Garage. Super Location! in College Park MD 10 min Walk to the Metro Green Line!; quick access to 495, 95 and the University of MD.


$299,000

Posted by Debbie Cook | | Discussion: No Comments »

Silver Spring, Md Pools and Swim Club Guide

Silver Spring Neighborhood and Community Pools are OPEN for the 2018 Summer 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 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 Teams that compete in the Montgomery County Diving League.

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.

Check out this list of links to some of the best Silver Spring Neighborhood Pools and Swim Clubs:

Northwest Branch Pool – Home of the Northwest Branch Dolphins Swim Team

Glenwood Recreation Club – In the Historic Forest Glen Neighborhood – Home of the Glenwood Tigers Swim Team and DiveTeam

Calverton Swim Club – Home of the Calverton Chargers – Also has a Dive Team, Volleyball League, Ho rseshoes and Basketball Court

Forest Knolls Pool – Home of the Seahawks Swim Team

Daleview Pool – Home of the Daleview Swim Team

Franklin Knolls Pool – Home of the Gators Swim Team

Hillandale Swim and Tennis Association – Home of the Hillandale Hellcats Swim Team – Also offers 2 Lighted Tennis Courts, a practice wall and Tennis Camp

West Hillandale Swim Club – Home of the Dolphins Swim Team

Twin Farms Swim & Tennis Club – Home of the Twin Farms Tigers Swim Team, Dive Team, Tennis Team and Tennis Camp

Robin Hood Swim Club – Home of the Robin Hood Swim Team – Also has a Dive Team and Tennis Team

Kemp Mill Swim Club – Home of the Kemp Mill Kangaroos

Parkland Swim Club – Home of the Parkland Whales
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the commerical area just off of Arcola Avenue. this is one of the oldest Montgomery County Swimming Pools.
Beautiful Setting with mature shade  trees near Wheaton Regional Park and Sligo Creek Park.

Tanglewood Community Swim Center – Home of the Tanglewood Tigers Swim Team – This community center is located in the middle of the Tanglewood neighborhood and includes a large open field, playground and tennis courts

Connecticut Belair Swim and Tennis Club – Home of the Connecticut Belair Gators. This Swim and Tennis Club has recently been fully renovated and is spectacular.  Lots of water fun here with big slides and raft day on Saturdays.

Posted by Debbie Cook | | Discussion: No Comments »

Silver Spring on the Cheap – Celebrate Fat Tuesday, Donut Day and Pancake Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Fat TuesdayShrove Tuesday and Paczki Day,    
the time we all Fatten ourselves up before tightening our
belts and giving up things for Lent.  Below are 3
“recession proof” Ways to celebrate Fat Day on the cheap in Silver Spring, Md


Number 1

Head straight to the WOODMOOR Pastry Shop for some of their famous, divine, decadently outrageous Paczki and or pick up one of their fantastic King Cakes for dessert.  After a couple of these, you won’t need any dinner or pancakes for a long time.

Number 2
There are several Silver Spring and Takoma Park Churches with Pancake Suppers tomorrow:
Church of the Ascension on Sligo Avenue in Silver Spring
Grace Episcopal Church on Grace Chruch Road and Georgia Avenue
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church on Tulip Avenue in Takoma Park
Colesville United Methodist Church on New Hampshire Avenue in Colesville
St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in on Aspen Hill Road in Wheaton is having Pancakes and Tamales!

Number 3
Stop at any “Popeye’s” in Silver Spring and dine on the BEST Red Beans and Rice outside of New Orleans.  The red beans and rice are the very same red beans and rice served at Al Copeland’s Copelands of New Orleans Restaurant.

Posted by Debbie Cook | | Discussion: No Comments »

Silver Spring Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade this Weekend!

MONTGOMERY COUNTY THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

Thanksgiving Parade

This weekend, the streets of Silver Spring will be overrun with inflatable turkeys, penguins and reindeer for the annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade. Head out and see the marching bands, Latin dancing groups, floats, giant characters and balloons. The parade will start from Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street and proceed south on Georgia Avenue, ending at Silver Spring Avenue. It will also be televised live on News Channel 8 and rerun on Thanksgiving Day.

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Posted by Debbie Cook | | Discussion: No Comments »

Where will we put all of our stuff? Making Your Move Light by Rightsizing Your Stuff – Silver Spring, Takoma Park and DC

Downsizing? Relocating? Maybe you just feel a little overwhelmed by all the stuff you’ve accumulated over the years. If so, here are some “rightsizing” tips you can use.

“Where will we put all of our stuff?”

 

This is one of the foremost questions on homeowners’ minds when they’re making a move. Whether it’s a relocation from a suburban to a city environment, or downsizing for a more comfortable retirement, “stuff” can cast a big shadow. To lighten the burden before the big day, it can be helpful to “rightsize” for your move far in advance. Not only will rightsizing save you time, money, and energy as you transition to a new home, it can also help you learn how to evaluate what you really need versus what you’ve been hanging onto for no good reason.

 

If you’ve compared your current floor plan to your new one, you’ve probably already made the determination that some things must go. But how do you winnow the pile? Here’s a set of criteria you can use to rightsize your possessions:

 

1. Is this right for the weather? If you’ve lived in places with severe winters and you’re heading for a zero-snow climate, recognize what doesn’t fit and let it go.

 

2. Is this right for the lifestyle? Your massive outdoor grill and patio furniture may be a waste if you’re settling into a city high-rise. The same might even be said of a second car or recreational vehicle.

 

3. Is this expensive to move? Some items cost more to move than replace. This is especially true if the item forces you to upgrade the size of your moving truck.

 

4. Is this something I really use? If you’re in a storage space looking at stuff you haven’t touched in six months or a year, you probably don’t need to transport it to your new space.

 

5. Is this going to look out of place? Sometimes a new house will make old furnishings and objects seem tacky or trashy. Imagine where you’re going to move it and see if you can do without.

 

Once you’ve decided something should go, it’s a simple matter of deciding if it’s a “sell,” “donate,” or “ditch” item. While the income from selling items may be appealing, be sensitive to how much time you have before the move. If time’s short, gifting items to friends, charity, or even the dump is a reasonable way to go.

 

Ready to look for your rightsized home? Let me help: Debbie Cook – Realtor DC and MD (301) 233-8309

Posted by Debbie Cook | | Discussion: No Comments »

On Houses for Sale “As Is” in Maryland and DC

Sometimes people inherit a home they simply need to unload and other times they don’t want to make the effort to make repairs or tune up the home’s curb appeal. For these home owners looking for a quick sale, they often think selling a home “as is” is the way to go. If you’re like most folks, you might think the “as is” sale means “take it or leave it” and “what you see is what you get.”

 

But an “as is” sale isn’t necessarily a cakewalk. It doesn’t mean you’re completely exonerated from taking some responsibility for the home’s condition. While advertising a home “as is” lets buyers know they’re likely to have to do some work, it also broadcasts that the home is probably going to be a relatively good deal, provided they’re willing to take on repairs.

 

“As is” doesn’t relieve you from disclosing problems with the home. What you know about, you must disclose by law. Failure to do so could get you into hot water. If you know about a problem but hope it slips by the buyer’s inspector, you’re at risk.

 

And that’s another thing: “As is” homes still go through the inspection process. While your “as is” sale may indicate your unwillingness to make repairs, it doesn’t mean the buyer won’t ask you for compensation based on condition issues. You may not come out of pocket, but it could come right off the top of your listing price, so keep this in mind. What’s more, once these conditions come to light you generally must disclose them to future prospective buyers if the current one bails.

 

With any luck, your “as is” buyer will be a cash buyer, but if not, prepare for the appraisal. Banks don’t want to loan money unless they deem the value of the home is acceptable. If the appraisal comes in low, your buyer may find themselves without the funds necessary to meet your price.

While selling “as is” may seem like a viable alternative to bringing a house up to its full market potential, recognize there are some trade-offs. Go in informed and you’ll find the process much easier to navigate.

 

Whether you’re looking to sell “as is” or not, I’m happy to help you get the best price possible for your home. Let’s talk when you’re ready!

Posted by Debbie Cook | | Discussion: No Comments »

Silver Spring MD Neighborhood Swim Pools and Swim Clubs Opening for 2017 Season Soon . . .

Memorial Day Weekend is here and the various Silver Spring Neighborhood and Community Pools are OPENING for the 2017 Summer 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 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 Teams that compete in the Montgomery County Diving League.

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.

Check out this list of links to some of the best Silver Spring Neighborhood Pools and Swim Clubs:

Northwest Branch Pool – Home of the Northwest Branch Dolphins Swim Team

Glenwood Recreation Club – In the Historic Forest Glen Neighborhood – Home of the Glenwood Tigers Swim Team and DiveTeam

Calverton Swim Club – Home of the Calverton Chargers – Also has a Dive Team, Volleyball League, Ho rseshoes and Basketball Court

Forest Knolls Pool – Home of the Seahawks Swim Team

Daleview Pool – Home of the Daleview Swim Team

Franklin Knolls Pool – Home of the Gators Swim Team

Hillandale Swim and Tennis Association – Home of the Hillandale Hellcats Swim Team – Also offers 2 Lighted Tennis Courts, a practice wall and Tennis Camp

West Hillandale Swim Club – Home of the Dolphins Swim Team

Twin Farms Swim & Tennis Club – Home of the Twin Farms Tigers Swim Team, Dive Team, Tennis Team and Tennis Camp

Robin Hood Swim Club – Home of the Robin Hood Swim Team – Also has a Dive Team and Tennis Team

Kemp Mill Swim Club – Home of the Kemp Mill Kangaroos

Parkland Swim Club – Home of the Parkland Whales
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the commerical area just off of Arcola Avenue. this is one of the oldest Montgomery County Swimming Pools.
Beautiful Setting with mature shade  trees near Wheaton Regional Park and Sligo Creek Park.

Tanglewood Community Swim Center – Home of the Tanglewood Tigers Swim Team – This community center is located in the middle of the Tanglewood neighborhood and includes a large open field, playground and tennis courts

Connecticut Belair Swim and Tennis Club – Home of the Connecticut Belair Gators. This Swim and Tennis Club has recently been fully renovated and is spectacular.  Lots of water fun here with big slides and raft day on Saturdays.

Posted by Debbie Cook | | Discussion: No Comments »

« Previous Entries

Copyright © 2008 The Silver Bee Real Estate by Debbie Cook     Agent Login        Design by Real Estate Tomato     Powered by Tomato Blogs

Find Blogs in the Blog Directory
Real Estate Blogs - Blog Top Sites
HomeInsurance.org
HomeInsurance.org