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    The Washington-area has the nation’s strongest job market

    By Chris Speicher | February 28, 2009

    The Washington-area has the nation’s strongest job market Even though the markets are rough (at best) and the news is full of so much doom and gloom, the Washington-area has the nation’s strongest job market! Businessweek.com ranked the 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas, based on Manpower‘s data about businesses’ Q1, Q2, and Q3 hiring forecasts.... Read More

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Information

    By Chris Speicher | February 12, 2009

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Information With more than 20 years experience with homes for sale or rent in Maryland, I am proud to be a long time resident of Montgomery County, Maryland.  Montgomery County has a tradition of excellence, especially in their school system. Here is Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) information that you... Read More

    Silver Spring Found to be Densely Populated

    By Chris Speicher | February 12, 2009

    Planning and urbanism blogger, Michael Rodriguez, recently analyzed Census data in order to determine if the area of Silver Spring is in fact an urban area or a suburban area. After much debate and discussion, figures from Rodriguez’s analysis may point to an urban label. According to the data gathered by the analysis, the downtown... Read More

    Strategic Default Vs. Strategic Short Sale And “Verifiable Hardships”

    By Chris Speicher | February 9, 2009

    Via Robert G Hertzog (Summit Home Consultants): Strategic Default Vs. Strategic Short Sale And “Verifiable Hardships” The new “buzz phrase” in our industry is “Strategic Default”. Recently,  University of Arizona professor Brent White wrote an article dealing with the issue “Strategic Defaults”.  In the article, he basically justified the idea of “walking away” from your... Read More

    SOLD in Silver Spring

    By Chris Speicher | February 8, 2009

    The Speicher Team is proud to announce a home for sale Silver Spring at 2898 Schoolhouse Cir (MC7602136). This home is immaculate, fresh, and perfectly clean. It’s everything you’ve been looking. It is an end unit with a garage facing a quiet community park with no road noise. The kitchen appliances, carpet, and paint have... Read More

    Avoiding Foreclosure

    By Chris Speicher | February 1, 2009

    It’s estimated that 33 million home owners are at least one month behind on their mortgage payments.  If a homeowner falls behind on their mortgage payments, usually a foreclosure or short sale is coming soon. Most homeowners do not know their options in this situation. It can be very confusing, frustrating, and frightening. Often, the... Read More

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) class of 2010 who earned 62 National Merit Scholarship Awards

    By Chris Speicher | January 12, 2009

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) class of 2010 who earned 62 National Merit Scholarship Awards Twenty graduates from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) have been named in the second round of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. They are among 35 winners in Maryland of scholarships sponsored by colleges and universities throughout the nation. Each sponsor college... Read More

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Awarded Federal Innovation Grant for Integrated Curriculum

    By Chris Speicher | January 12, 2009

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Awarded Federal Innovation Grant for Integrated Curriculum The reasons to live in Montgomery County, MD just keeps growing and growing. In the past several months, I have talked about MCPS students earning 62 National Merit Scholarship Awards and an overview of the school system. Now, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)... Read More

    Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland

    By Chris Speicher | January 12, 2009

    Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland held their annual culinary extravaganza last night in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  Well, not IN the harbor.  The event featured Baltimore’s finest chefs for an evening of full of fun and food, all the while enabling Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland feed thousands of people for weeks/months. We were... Read More

    Home FOR SALE in Mount Airy

    By Chris Speicher | January 1, 2009

    The Speicher Team presents a fabulous Mount Airy MD home for sale at 4100 Lomar Terrace (FR7653273) in Manorwood.  BELOW MARKET PRICE, this home is in great condition.  It has new carpet and it’s clean.  The open floor plan is great for entertaining.  Hardwood floors are in the two-story foyer, the center-island kitchen opens to the family room, sun room, and deck. ... Read More

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