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Should I Rent or Should I buy?

You Need to Know that: It’s worth considering the many benefits of homeownership before you make the decision to rent or buy a home. When you buy, you can stabilize your housing costs, own a tangible asset, and grow your net worth as you gain equity. When you rent, you face rising housing costs, won’t see a return on your investment, and limit your ability to save. If you want to learn more about...

Why Are People Moving Today?

Buying a home is a major life decision. That’s true whether you’re purchasing for the first time or selling your house to fuel a move. And if you’re planning to buy a home, you might be hearing about today’s shifting market and wondering what it means for you. While mortgage rates are higher than they were at the start of the year and home prices are rising, you shouldn’t put your plans on hold...

COVID-19 Cases Rising Again, So County Recommends Precautionary Measures to Protect Against Greater Community Spread of Virus

The number of COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County and the Washington Region is rising again, leading County officials to offer precautionary recommendations to prevent further community spread of the virus. The increase in transmission, both within the County and in other jurisdictions around the region, has outpaced the rise in other parts of Maryland. “Our current surge in cases is lasting longer than...

Places to watch the 4th of JULY Fireworks display around DC Metro Area

Fireworks displays around the Washington, D.C, Northern Virginia and Maryland region will make an extra bang this year. Some favorite displays are returning in full after two years of scaled-back celebrations and cancelations because of COVID-19. Due to labor shortages and supply chain issues, however, many towns have opted to schedule their fireworks on July 2, 3 or 5....

History of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. 1908 Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women’s oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then...

The Surprising History of International Women’s Day

Controversy clouds the history of International Women’s Day. According to a common version of the holiday’s origins, it was established in 1907, to mark the 50th anniversary of a brutally repressed protest by New York City’s female garment and textile workers. But there’s a problem with that story: Neither the 1857 protest nor the 50th anniversary tribute may have actually taken place. In fact,...

World Kidney Day 2022 – Kidney Health for All

Bridge the knowledge gap to better kidney care Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common and harmful: 1 out of 10 adult people worldwide have it, and if left untreated it can be deadly. While early detection allows for disease care and management to help prevent morbidity and mortality, and improve cost effectiveness and sustainability, kidney disease related mortality continues to increase yearly and is...

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS

This campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness. It is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement of people from 160 countries, supported by a partnership of like-minded organizations. A profound shift in attitudes is underway all over the world. People are now recognizing that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and...

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