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Looking Back on 2019 and Forward to 2020 at Go Brent!

2019 was a great year at Go Brent! We added to the team, worked with amazing clients, opened our storefront at 914 Sliver Spring Ave, and MORE! Cheers to 2020 events, partnerships, and a very Happy New Year! 

Market Updates

Check out this article from The Washington Post. We’re definitely seeing these trends here in our area.
Americans are staying put in record numbers. Because we have virtually no buildable land in close-in Montgomery County, buyers are dependent on turnover of existing homes. Thankfully we saw an increase of homes sold in 20912 and 20910 but also a deep dive for 20901 which is a much more affordable zip code.

Upcoming Events

Do you want to refresh or renovate, maybe build an addition, or move to a home that “has it all”? 

We’ll have a crew of experts on hand to offer free consults, so come explore the options you might consider for your current home.

We’ll have a selection of Astro Lab Brewing’slatest creations on hand for tasting as well as other refreshments. 

Kids are welcome, and children ages 5 and up can go across the hall for a fun art activity with our neighbors at CREATE Arts Center.


Silver Spring Cares Presents the 2nd Annual Warm Clothing Drive!

Silver Spring Cares is kicking off their 2nd Annual Winter Clothing Drive to benefit Linkages to Learning at JoAnne Leleck Elementary at Broad Acres. If you find yourself with winter items you no longer need, consider donating your items to the drive. This will help ensure our Silver Spring residents are warm and healthy this winter season! Silver Spring Cares will be going around town picking up donations now through November 30th, just simply sign-up here to schedule your pick-up.

Read more info below via the Silver Spring Cares blog

Items accepted: Winter Coats,  Jackets, Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Boots, Sweatshirts, Sweaters, Pajamas, Pants, Fleece, Socks, etc! Basically, if it’s warm and in great condition, it’ll happily find a new home this winter! Please only consider donating items that are in excellent and clean condition. Please do not donate items that missing buttons, have stains or tears.

Silver Spring Cares will be hitting the streets to collect your donations. Simply place your clean and gently used donations in a clearly labeled bag and place on your porch for pick up.

Sign up here when you’re ready for pick up. Once your request is received, you will receive an email to confirm pick up. Please be aware that we are only able to pick up within a 20-minute drive of downtown Silver Spring. Have more questions? Email Thanks for helping make Silver Spring a great place to thrive! 

Could “Tiny Homes” Make Their Way to Montgomery County?

photo via The Design Of The House Is Cool And Simple

Repost below is from the Montgomery County MD Council Facebook Page

Looking for housing for elderly parents or a college student? An accessory dwelling unit (also known as an in-law unit, accessory apartment and by many other names) could be right for you. These units include living spaces constructed over garages, basement apartments and even tiny backyard homes. These types of units provide environmental, life-style and financial benefits.

Did you know the Montgomery County MD Council introduced legislation on July 17 to streamline the regulations associated with constructing accessory dwelling units? Let the Council know what you think by using #MoCoTinyHousing on social media or via letter/email to the Council. You can also testify at the Council’s public hearing on September 11 at 1:30 p.m.

For more information on Zoning Text Amendment 18-07 and Bill 26-18, which is sponsored by Council members Nancy Floreen and George Leventhal and Council President Hans Riemer, see the links to the Council staff reports below.

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