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    Chevy Chase, Shepherd Park named top 10 quickest-selling zip codes in DC

    By Chris Speicher | November 22, 2013

    In a September 20 blog post by Urban Turf, a Washington, D.C. area real estate site, they released their list of the “10 DC Zip Codes Where Homes Are Selling Quickest” and Shepherd Park (20012) came in 5th with the Chevy Chase area (20015) right behind in 6th. RealEstate Business Intelligence conducted the study and based... Read More

    Community Spotlight: Manor Country Club

    By Chris Speicher | November 15, 2013

    Nestled between Georgia Avenue and Norbeck Road in Montgomery County, Maryland is Manor Country Club, a premier recreational escape on more than 430 acres with surrounding homes and a vibrant family-centric community. The Club itself offers 27-holes of golf, 10 tennis courts – with four of the courses able to be used year-round with tennis... Read More

    Expand Your Palate at Taste of Bethesda

    By Chris Speicher | October 1, 2013

    Where can you find steak and Guinness pie, macarons, empanadas and palak paneer within steps of each other? How about spending one moment tapping your toes to swing tunes and the next enjoying the feel-good rhythm of a Caribbean band? Only this weekend, and only in Bethesda, Maryland at the 24th annual Taste of Bethesda... Read More

    Honeycrisps and Mums: Where to Get Fall’s Finest in Maryland?

    By Chris Speicher | September 23, 2013

    With a harvest moon this week, kids back in school, football in full force and the return of pumpkin spice everything, it’s hard to believe that it is still technically summer! This past Sunday, Sept. 22 was the official start of autumn – and that means the spoils of local farmers’ harvest are ready for... Read More

    48 Hours in Bethesda, Maryland

    By Chris Speicher | September 20, 2013

    A visit to Bethesda, Maryland is a must on any U.S. traveler’s list. The city is situated near Washington, DC, and oftentimes is outshone by its famous sister. But visitors to Bethesda quickly see the charm and beauty of this wonderful town, even if they only have 48 hours to explore. Before you go, check... Read More

    One Stoplight Worth Catching: Highland, Maryland

    By Chris Speicher | August 12, 2013

    After a little encouraging from her husband, Carey Buckner quit her 14 year career in ultrasound and rented a “cute little house” off of Route 108 in Highland, Maryland. There she officially started her home décor business where she refinishes furniture and sells handmade glass beads, jewelry, furniture knobs and lights, along with a variety... Read More

    Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Maryland Happiness

    By Chris Speicher | June 29, 2013

    Maryland is a special place all year long, but particularly on the fourth of July. We’re the state where the national anthem – The Star Spangled Banner – was penned from an 1814 Francis Scott Key poem and our state is rich with revolutionary history. Each Independence Day, Marylanders stand proud – hot dogs and... Read More

    Beat the Summer Heat with Olney Neighborhood Pools

    By Chris Speicher | May 31, 2013

    It’s hard to picture a more perfect summer afternoon than lying beside the pool with a good book and a wine and cheese social to look forward to later that evening – also poolside. But what if that pool was just short drive or even a few steps from your dream home? Wouldn’t it be... Read More

    Preserving Brookeville’s Historic Character

    By Chris Speicher | May 16, 2013

    After more than 40 years of waiting, northern Montgomery County’s historic town of Brookeville recently received word that the Brookeville Bypass is included in the state’s budget. The bypass, which first hit the books in the 1970s, would alleviate the congested area of Georgia Avenue (Md. 97) in Brookeville and drive traffic to the west.... Read More

    Spring Has Sprung in Olney

    By Chris Speicher | May 6, 2013

    Olney’s time of the year to shine extra bright is here. With flowering trees, bursts of brilliant azaleas at every turn, and neighbors out on long dog walks and bike rides, the community comes alive in the spring. One of the most exciting community spring events – and a 30-year-old tradition – is Olney Days,... Read More

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