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By Betsy Schuman Dodek | Agent in District of Columbia
  • Things to Do in Potomac Maryland in August

    Posted Under: General Area in Potomac, Parks & Recreation in Potomac, In My Neighborhood in Potomac  |  August 2, 2011 5:33 AM  |  2,375 views  |  No comments

    Things to Do in Potomac Maryland in August

    Are you a young family living in the Potomac, Maryland area? If so, then consider checking out some of these fun, family friendly events going on this month.

    These community-oriented events really highlight what makes the greater Potomac, Maryland area such a wonderful place to raise a family.


    Enjoy these Family Friendly Events in the Potomac Maryland Area

    Here’s a sampling of all the fun and family-friendly events going on this month in the Potomac, Maryland area:

    Montgomery County Agricultural Fair: For the past 62 years, the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, the largest county fair in Maryland, has been a showcase of farm life in Montgomery County. It is a terrific family event with carnival rides, live animals, monster trucks, loads of entertainment, food and fun activities for all ages.

    • When: Aug. 12th -20th, 10:00 am-midnight
    • Where: Montgomery County Fairgrounds located at Perry Parkway & 355 in Gaithersburg, MD
    • Admission: FREE for kids 11 and under & $10.00 for 12+
    • More Info: http://dc.about.com/od/specialevents/a/MCAgFair.htm

    Art Camp 2011: Ideal for children ages 5 through 10, this art camp will teach children about color patterns, textures, creativity and more!

    • When: August 1st
    • Where: Strathmore in Rockville, MD
    • Admission: Prices vary
    • More Info: Call  301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org

    Splash Playground & Miniature Golf: I haven’t met a kid who doesn’t love the Splashpark in South Germantown. Frankly, parents love it too! With the HOT HOT HOT weather we are having, why not splish splash for a few hours, play a round of golf and tire out the kids…don’t forget the sunblock!

    Entering the Potomac Area Real Estate Market?

    If you end up going to one of these family-friendly events, please let me know what you think of it!

    And if you’re thinking about making the Potomac, MD area your permanent home, then contact me, Betsy Schuman Dodek.

    As your Potomac area real estate expert, I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about living the Potomac, MD area.

    In the meantime, please feel free to browse all of my community pages, which tell you what each community in the greater Potomac area has to offer you and your family.  These include:

    Until next time,

    Betsy

  • Winterset: A Fine Potomac, MD Neighborhood

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Potomac, Home Selling in Potomac, In My Neighborhood in Potomac  |  April 20, 2011 1:03 PM  |  2,519 views  |  No comments

    Winterset is a popular family neighborhood in Potomac, Maryland. There are approximately 100 homes located on 1/4 acre - 1.5 acre treed lots.

    A+ Location For Wintereset

    Winterset is in close proximity to the great amenities of Potomac Village (Toys Unique  and restaurants Hunter’s Inn, Renato’s at River Falls, River Falls Seafood Market, Potomac Pizza and Sprinkles). It is also in close proximity to Cabin John Shopping Center and Park Potomac.

    If you are driving from Bethesda, MD toward Potomac, MD on River Road, make a right on Falls Road and a left on Winterset Drive to enter the neighborhood.

    High Marks For Winterset Schools

    Montgomery County, Maryland has consistently received high accolades for it’s top rated schools. Students that live in the Winterset neighborhood are currently enrolled in Wayside Elementary School , Herbert Hoover Middle School and Winston Churchill High School. As always, any prospective buyer should contact Montgomery County Public Schools directly to verify this information.

    What’s Is Available In Winterset?

    The Schuman Team just listed a great home in Winterset at 9416 Winterset Drive. It is listed at $1,039,000.  It is a 2 car garage, white brick colonial home on a half acre treed lot with 3 finished levels, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 full baths.

    We have another great listing in Winterset located at 11740 Split Tree Circle in Potomac, Maryland. It is currently listed for $1,169,000. This is a renovated and sunny traditional colonial with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths with updates galore on a pretty lot with a gorgeous swimming pool and a 2 car garage.

    Call us at 301-299-9598 to schedule a tour of our listings!!!

  • Potomac Manors ~ Convenience & Luxury in the Heart of Potomac Village

    Posted Under: Schools in Potomac, Shopping & Local Amenities in Potomac, In My Neighborhood in Potomac  |  April 7, 2011 4:09 AM  |  2,686 views  |  No comments


    Potomac MD Neighborhood of Potomac Manors Homes for Sale – Luxury Living at It’s Best!

    Potomac Manors is a beautiful neighborhood located just past Potomac Village and the intersection of River Road and Falls Road in Potomac, Maryland. It is a small neighborhood of approximately 50 home sites including 42 custom built, large-scale luxury homes on lots between .60 – 2 acres and 8 lots that are privately owned.

    A Hop, Skip & A Jump To Potomac Village

    If you are driving from Bethesda, MD toward Potomac, MD on River Road, Potomac Manorsis the first neighborhood on the left past The Village. Potomac Village has great amenities including Giant Food, Safeway, Bank of America and Chevy Chase Bank and specialty storesToys Unique and Full of Beans and restaurants Hunter’s Inn, Renato’s at River Falls, River Falls Seafood Market, Potomac Pizza and Sprinkles.

    Beautiful Lot in Potomac ManorsA+ Report Card Potomac Manors Schools

    Montgomery County is known to have some of the best schools in the country. Students that live in the Potomac Manors neighborhood are currently enrolled in Potomac Elementary School which is right across the street from the neighborhood, Herbert Hoover Middle School and Winston Churchill High School. As always, any prospective buyer should contact Montgomery County Public Schoolsdirectly to verify this information. Potomac Elementary School offers two very special programs to students: Arts Integration Program and a Chinese Immersion Program. Both of these programs are successful, well-respected Montgomery County programs. Students may continue in the Chinese Immersion program in Hoover.

    What’s For Sale In Potomac Manors?

    Currently there is a home listed in Potomac Manors at 9920 Potomac Manors Drive for $3,880,000. This home is also available to rent for $11,900 per month. The Schuman Team has a 1.65 acre lot in Potomac Manors on the market for $1,295,000.  There is an HOA  for the neighborhood and the fee is approximately $750 annually ($62.50 per month). The lot referenced above is exempt from the HOA fee.

    Start your Potomac Home Search Today!

  • Gable Manor Neighborhood in Potomac Village

    Posted Under: General Area in Potomac, Schools in Potomac, In My Neighborhood in Potomac  |  April 7, 2011 4:02 AM  |  2,614 views  |  No comments


    Potomac Neighborhood of Gable Manor Homes For Sale

    The Schuman Team is listing 10001 Gable Manor Court this week. It’s a 2 car garage, semi-detached home located in the heart ofPotomac Village in a small neighborhood called The Village at Potomac (aka “Gable Manor”). This home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 full baths including a bedroom and full bath (currently a den) on the main level. The main level is sunny and spacious with a dining room, great room and kitchen. If a buyer is looking to downsize and enjoy all the amenities of Potomac Village, this home is it! It faces green space with room to entertain. The list price is $799,000.

    Gable Manor is a lovely community of 15 Victorian-style homes (3 detached & 12 semi-detached homes) in Potomac, Maryland that was initially developed for empty nesters looking to scale back.  Many of these units have first floor master bedrooms and some have elevators. Because of the convenience to shopping, library, post office and main roads, homes close to Potomac Village are always in demand!

    Walk To Potomac Village…

    Gable Manor is located between Counselman, Glenolden and Falls Roads and adjacent to thePotomac Library. Area residents can take advantage of easy access to I-495 and I-270, downtown Bethesda, The District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. It is also in close proximity to all three major airports.

    If you are driving from Bethesda, MD toward Potomac, MD on River Road, take a right on Falls Road, Gable Manor is the first neighborhood on the right past the library. Potomac Village has great amenities including Giant Food, Safeway, Bank of America and Chevy Chase Bank and specialty stores Toys Unique and Full of Beans and restaurants Hunter’s Inn, Renato’s at River Falls, River Falls Seafood Market, Potomac Pizza and Sprinkles.

    A+ Schools For Gable Manor

    Montgomery County is known to have some of the best schools in the country. Students go toPotomac Elementary School, Herbert Hoover Middle School and Winston Churchill High School.  As always, any prospective buyer should contact Montgomery County Public Schools directly to verify this information. Potomac Elementary School has an Arts Integration Program and a Chinese Immersion Program.  Students may continue in the Chinese Immersion program in Hoover.

    What’s Sold in Gable Manor?

    Over the past 2 years, there have been two sales in Gable Manor. The Schuman Team of Washington Fine Properties represented both Sellers in those transactions:
    1. 10002 Gable Manor Court ~ This was a 3 level, detached, 2 car garage home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 full baths. The house was in pristine condition, very neutral and the room sizes generous. There was a courtyard in the back for grilling and gardening. This home sold in February, 2010 for $820,000
    2. 10019 Gable Manor Court ~ This was a two-level, semi-detached 2 car garage home with a first floor master bedroom suite plus 2 additional bedrooms and baths on the upper level. The floor plan was perfect for move down buyers and included 2 patios with english gardens and an elevator. This home sold in March 2009 for $955,000

    Don’t Miss the Open House

    This house will be open to the public on Sunday 4/10/2011 from 2:00-4:00. If you would like to find out more about this home or to schedule a tour, please contact Betsy Schuman Dodek at Washington Fine Properties at 301-299-9598.

    Call and schedule a tour today!

  • Looking To Organize Your Potomac MD Home?

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Potomac, Home Selling in Potomac, Design & Decor in Potomac  |  January 22, 2011 12:36 PM  |  2,372 views  |  No comments
    Looking To Organize Your Potomac MD Home?
    Looking To Organize Your Potomac MD Home?

    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could host a cocktail party, book club or a charity event on the fly? I volunteer for things just so I have a self-imposed clean up of my house! If you are like me, you could use a few tips on how to be organized!  Well, I just read a terrific article on hgtv.com titled, Your Guide To Lifelong Organization and I highly recommend it! It’s time to simplify life, purge the clutter, sell a few things on Craigslist and then breathe a sigh of relief!

    Just think, if you had an organized home, you would be able to put it on the market in a moment’s notice. Call The Schuman Team for all your real estate needs.

  • POTOMAC LUXURY HOMES FOR SALE: NEW CONSTRUCTION AT 10617 MACARTHUR BOULEVARD

    Posted Under: General Area in Potomac, Home Buying in Potomac, Home Selling in Potomac  |  October 26, 2010 11:56 AM  |  213 views  |  No comments

    POTOMAC LUXURY HOMES FOR SALE: 
    NEW CONSTRUCTION AT 10617 MACARTHUR BOULEVARD
    10617 Macarthur Boulevard

    This stunning new arts & crafts style home sited at the end of a private cul-de-sac was recently completed and is ready for the most discerning buyers. Highlights include: Four finished levels with 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 2 half baths, Wide oak floors on 2 levels, Coffered, tray & box beam ceilings with recessed lighting, Four fireplaces, A gorgeous chef's kitchen with top of the line appliances (Subzero & Wolf), Hand crafted details throughout the entire home, Mastersuite with separate sitting room and master bath with heated floors and 3 car garage completes the house!

    BUILDER: GB Builders (Built many homes in prestigious, Avenel)

    Square Feet: Approximately 9,500 square feet

    Lot Size: .58 acres

    Price: $2,195,000

    TAKE A TOUR: 10617 Macarthur Boulevard, Potomac, MD 20854

    LOCATION:

    Located off MacArthur Boulevard in close-in Potomac, this home is one of four custom homes situated on half acre home sites in a private cul-de-sac community built by G.B. Builders and Keswick Homes. Ideally located, this enclave is only steps to the C & O Canal Tow Path Park, Potomac Village with its charming shops & restaurants, and offers easy access to major transportation routes, DC, Virginia, and all major area airports. 

    OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD:

    If you want to build your dream home, we have 2 ready and available lots for you to consider.

    If you would like to find out more about this Potomac Luxury Homes For Sale or to schedule a tour, please contact Betsy Schuman Dodek at Washington Fine Properties at 301-996-8700.

    The Schuman Team at Washington Fine Properties

    Helping You Achieve Your Goals In Any Market & At Any Price Point! 


  • $100,000 PRICE REDUCTION IN CAMOTOP IN POTOMAC, MARYLAND; OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY 6/27

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Potomac  |  June 24, 2010 12:20 PM  |  140 views  |  No comments

    $100,000 PRICE REDUCTION IN CAMOTOP IN POTOMAC, MARYLAND; OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY 6/27

    10234 DEMOCRACY BOULEVARD POTOMAC, MARYLAND 20854FANTASTIC $100,000 PRICE REDUCTION ON A BEAUTIFUL TRANSITIONAL COLONIAL IN CAMOTOP BUILT BY MICHAEL LANDOW. THERE ARE 5 BEDROOMS, 4.5 FULL BATHS ON 3 FINISHED LEVELS OF WELL PROPORTIONED SPACE. SOME HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: 5 CAR GARAGE, 10' CEILINGS ON
    MAIN LEVEL, 9' CEILINGS ON UPPER AND LOWER LEVELS, TWO STORY FOYER, WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL, POOL WITH STAMPED CONCRETE, DECKING AND BEAUTIFUL & ABUNDANT LANDSCAPING THROUGHOUT THE PROPERTY

    LIST PRICE: $1,695,000

    VIRTUAL TOUR: 10234 DEMOCRACY BOULEVARD, POTOMAC MD 20854

    OPEN HOUSE: 6/27 FROM 1:30-4:00

    DIRECTIONS: TAKE RIVER ROAD TOWARD POTOMAC VILLAGE AND MAKE A RIGHT ON FALLS ROAD; TAKE FALLS ROAD TO A RIGHT ON DEMOCRACY BOULEVARD - THE HOUSE WILL BE ON THE RIGHT: 10234 DEMOCRACY BOULEVARD POTOMAC MD 20854.

    IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PREVIEW OUR OTHER LISTINGS ONLINE, PLEASE VISIT WWW.MARSHASCHUMAN.COM OR CONTACT BETSY@ 301-996-8700.


     

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