Posts Tagged ‘silver spring maryland’

A Visit to the National Capitol Trolley Museum

Friday, March 31st, 2017

  I am a bit ashamed to say that I have lived in Montgomery County almost all of my life and never had visited the National Capitol Trolley Museum.  Even though the museum has been around for decades, and I have driven by its  entrance on Bonifant Road hundreds of times, I just never got around […]

Wheaton High School-a visit to my old/new school

Friday, August 26th, 2016

It is with a bit of sadness that my fellow alumni and I watched while the old Wheaton High School went under the wrecking ball this past month. The building is now pretty much demolished and all that remains is for them to haul the debris away. My high school years form a pretty good memory for […]

Polychrome Homes in Silver Spring MD

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

  Those of you who regularly drive into Silver Spring via route 29 are probably well familiar with John Joseph Early’s famous polychrome homes. There are five of these home located just outside of the Beltway. Three of them are on Route 29 and the other two are on Sutherland Rd just one block away. The […]

Even an older home can have lower energy bills.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

In my business, I can’t count  the times I have heard home buyers tell me that they do not want to buy an old home because they do not have low energy bills. Well as an experienced Realtor it is my job to educate them to the benefits of purchasing an older home and disproving […]

The best home that I failed to sell.

Friday, July 11th, 2014

It is a little out of the norm for me to write about a home that I failed to sell but I think that it is called for today. Nineteen years ago when at my old company, we were in one of our market downturns and the housing market was very slow. Just like out […]

White Oak, Maryland finally gets it’s new police substation.

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

    Today I stopped by the new White Oak, Maryland District 3 police substation located at 1003 Milestone Drive. (corner of New Hampshire Ave and Route 29) Although the formal opening ceremony is not until June 7th, the officer on duty informed me that the station is up an running since about ten days ago.  It […]

A new listing in Fairview Estates

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

I recently put this new listing on the market in the Fairview Estates neighborhood of Silver Spring. It is a very nice rambler that has some nice upgrades including replacement windows and energy efficient furnace and air systems. Fairview Estates in my view is one of the best bargains in Montgomery County. A single family […]

How “not” to sell your home! Plant a little bamboo..

Monday, March 10th, 2014

I had the opportunity to preview a nice looking $800,000 plus home this past weekend. The home was sited on about 2 acres in one of the more expensive neighborhoods in Silver Spring. Although I found it to be a very fine home, I don’t think that if I were a prospective buyers that I […]

Why is there such a low inventory of housing in Silver Spring and surrounding areas?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

  I don’t know if you have been following the real estate news as of late but the buzz for the past year or so is the low inventory of housing in Silver Spring.  I have been in the business for almost three decades now and I would have to say that this is the […]