Category: Neighborhoods

Halloween Hauntings Around the Neighborhoods

Several residents sent additional photos of homes decorated for Halloween. The top photo is from Kathlin Smith, taken on Silver Spring Avenue in East Silver Spring. See the brief gallery below for more (click on the images to enlarge). Another shot of the home on Silver Spring Avenue from Kathlin Smith. June Wolcott sent this photo of ghosts at a home at Lauer Terrace and Wire Avenue in the Seven Oaks/Evanswood neighborhood. A giant spider at the same location sent in by June Wolcott. Steve Mento sent this shot of another house on Silver Spring Avenue....

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The Most Halloween Block in Silver Spring?

Is this the Halloween-est block of homes in Silver Spring? These pictures were taken earlier this week in Indian Springs along Granville Drive, between Hastings Drive and Caroline Avenue near the Silver Spring YMCA. Do you have interesting/inventive Halloween decorations, or know of any? Send us a photo to info (at) sourceofthespring.com. All photos courtesy June Taylor (click on image to...

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The Benefits of Fall Home Buying

Our Silver Spring housing market is resilient, as the metropolitan area is driven by core industries of government, such as defense, federal contracting, professional services and engineering. The federal government is a stabilizing presence within the region, which makes us more resistant to economic downturns than other regions. We also show higher incomes, education levels, population growth and share of millennials. In our area, walkability, community amenities and access to the Metro are sought after. Fall housing is showing homes priced at $400,000 to the mid-500s continuing to come on the market in late October. In the last week,...

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Planners Present Preliminary Recommendations to Improve Georgia Avenue

Staff from the county’s Planning Department last night presented a set of preliminary recommendations to ease traffic and pedestrian concerns along Georgia Avenue in Montgomery Hills and Forest Glen. In June, the department launched a tool to gather public input about the issues residents experienced along the corridor as part of the process of updating the Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills Sector Plan, which was launched in October, 2017. The major concerns reviewed at the meeting included problems with walking along or crossing Georgia Avenue, the lack of a dedicated space for bicyclists, traffic backups along Georgia, a Beltway interchange many...

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Home Buying Cents—Stick to Your Budget

Buying a home can be overwhelming on so many levels. So many options. So many questions, and the pressure is often on to decide quickly or lose the home. I often hear, “Is this the right location? What renovations could we do and how much will they cost? Will this home appreciate to exceed those improvements or additions? Are the schools good? What is my commute time going to be?” A necessary place to start is to create your home purchase budget. By working with a mortgage lender, you will be able to assess your monthly budget and what...

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