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Networking event 12/10/15 at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

by Amy & Mike King

Enjoyed a beautiful evening at the University of Maryland networking event at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club!

Update on the development in Glenmont and Wheaton

by Amy & Mike King


Glenmont Metrocentre 

There was a representative from the Glenmont Metrocentre project at Layhill and Glenallan across from the Metro station. The activity that we see is phase 1 of the project, being developed by Winchester Homes. Phase 1 consists of 100+ townhomes on the east side of the site. Winchester expects to have the models up and open in time for the Spring selling season. Once those are built, they will continue along Glenallan Avenue and then fill in the homes behind those up to the rail yard. The large pile of dirt that you can see from Layhill is temporary. They are storing dirt from the first part of the project that they will use in the second part. 

Phase 2 of the project add some townhomes and a couple of multi-family apartment buildings along Glenallan. It will be built by NVR Homes. On December 10th, there will be a hearing at the Planning Commission to cover the site plan for phase 2. 

Phase 3 of the project is on the west side to the project along Georgia. That phase has additional housing and 90,000SF of retail. The developer’s goal is to get a grocer at the site (about 50,000SF). They have been talking with Harris Teeter but that part of the project is still several years away. 

Plaza Del Mercado 

Work has begun on the demolition of the buildings on the portion of the site for LA Fitness and Aldi’s. The work is internal and focused on removing utilities right now, so you can’t see the work. 

Wheaton Library/Recreation Center Redevelopment 

Redevelopment of the site will begin this March to replace both the Library and the Recreation Center. You can learn more about the project at the link. 

Avalon Bay Apartments in Wheaton 

This project will replace the former Equitable Bank building at Georgia and Blueridge at the northern edge of the Wheaton Central Business District with a 325 unit apartment building. Demolition of the old Equitable Bank building has begun. We learned that apartment leases in the new buildings in Wheaton are going well. The Solaire Wheaton building, just south of the LA Fitness, is fully leased. Leasing in the much larger Safeway building is going well but is not as far along. 

Grade Separation at Georgia and Randolph 

The project continues to go well. It will not be completed until the Spring of 2017, so we still have a long way to go. 

Glenmont Fire Station 18 

This is the new fire station to replace the one that was torn down to make way for the grade separation at Georgia and Randolph. Its located just south of Randolph on the west side of Georgia Avenue. Construction has begun and should be finished this summer. 

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All is all, it’s a lot of investment in our neighborhood. Its nice to be getting the attention. But no progress on any redevelopment of Glenmont Shopping Center. The hope is that the new housing at Glenmont MetroCentre sells well and demonstrates the potential here for the large investments needed to redevelop Glenmont Shopping Center." 

Thanks again to John Bogasky for putting this together. 

Regards, 

Josh Goodman 

President, Glenmont Exchange

Encouraging quote

by Amy & Mike King

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition… Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005

There are plenty of good people in the world

by Amy & Mike King

There's a lot of bad news in the world, but there are still more good people than bad.  Check out this video of fraternity helping young girl with cancer

Pay it forward

by Amy & Mike King

It's always a good time to sell in the Washington Metro area

by Amy & Mike King

The holidays are upon us, and this is usually a slower time in real estate.  However, we're lucky to be in a transient, metropolitan area.  If your home is priced right, and is updated an clean, we can get it sold!

We're hoping this holiday season is peaceful for you.  

Fresh and Clean - the most important factor in selling your home

by Amy & Mike King

Fresh and Clean!

When we first meet with potential sellers, they want to know what they can do to their homes to get the most money in the least amount of time.  Our answer is always "fresh and clean".  Even though your carpeting may look great to you, and have just a few stains, to buyers it's old carpeting with other people's dirt in it!  You may think your pink walls are beautiful and don't have too many marks on them, but buyers want walls that have fresh, neutral paint.  The buyers today need to move their belongings in, and get back to work/school/life.  They don't have the time or money to spend fixing up the home before they move in, and they are willing to pay more for the home that is ready to go.

We usually don't advise that you completely remodel your kitchen and baths (the most important rooms in your home when you go to sell), but that you freshen them up.  We may suggest new flooring, or new fixtures if they're rusted/broken/very outdated.  In the kitchen, you might have older appliances, but with a good scrubbing they may look fine.

Hiring a professional cleaning crew goes a long way in the inside and the outside of your home.

King Real Estate's first office

by Amy & Mike King

Mike used to work out of this log cabin.  Our home and this cabin were built in 1867.  This cabin was termite eaten and falling down, so Mike took it apart, numbered each piece, and rebuilt it.  It's not too comfortable in extreme weather, so he decided to move into the main house.  He misses the cabin!

Welcome to our office

by Amy & Mike King

We're starting off our video blogs on a snow day.  It's gorgeous out today, but we had about 15" of snow yesterday.  Happy Valentine's Day!

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Amy & Mike King
King Real Estate, Inc.
15308 Morningmist Ln
Silver Spring MD 20906
Amy's cell: 301-467-1877
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