Real Estate Seminar Invite

Happy New Year Friends!
I wanted to take a moment to invite you to the first of a periodic series of real estate investing seminars that I will be holding in 2018 (key details below).
The seminar is designed to assist individuals in thinking through the challenges and opportunities available in the real estate investing arena. My goal is to ensure that we provide value for new and experienced real estate investors alike. Or to put it another way, whether you want one investment property to pay for retirement or a portfolio to create generational wealth, this seminar should provide real value for you.
If you are interested please RSVP to or call me at (240)486-3921.
If you are not sure if this is for you and want to chat a bit more, feel free to drop me a line or call.
I’d also really appreciate it if you could send this post to a few people you think might benefit from this seminar.
Many thanks, happy new year and hope to see you on the 13th!
What: Introduction to Real Estate Investing (Seminar)
When: January 13th 2018 10am – 11.30amWhere: Keller Williams Capital Properties, 7801 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Who: Raj Purohit (Associate Broker and Real Estate Investing Instructor) and Nick Dourian (Mortgage Loan Officer)
RSVP REQUIRED by January 10th, 9pm

Breaking News: Amazon Bookstore Coming to Bethesda

Looks like a few folks (including our friends at Bethesda Magazine) have heard that Amazon will be opening a bookstore in the Urban Country space.

Wonderful news although I wish they had take the Barnes and Nobles space!!!



More Bikes!!!

Literally!!! Well, these orange delights are called Mobike so the pun works!!!!IMG_3843




The Bikes are Coming!!!

Spotted these Lime colored delights near Veterans Triangle!IMG_3875


Craft Ice Cream Sandwiches!!!

Come on this sounds amazing!


The Baked Bear makes its own ice cream and cookies.

VIA BAKED BEAR/INSTAGRAM and Bethesda Magazine


One Scotch, One Burger, One Beer

The name for the new restaurant in the Community spot at Veterans Triangle.

I popped by there yesterday and ordered vegetarian burgers for the family and I must say they were delightful!

Grilled and packed full of yummy ingredients.

We will be back!

Dean and DeLuca Bethesda delayed until 2019

Hi friends,

I just noticed this story from our friends at Bethesda magazine where they note that the opening of Dean and DeLuca Bethesda has been delayed until 2019.

But just remember that our local Bethesda gourmet food market Cornucopia is open and stocked with lots of goodies!



Beyond Bethesda: National Park Seminary Transforming a Sorority House to a Colonial

Hi friends,

As you know it is rare that I post about “things” outside of Bethesda but once in a while I can’t resist :-)

In this case I wanted to let you know about an amazing and unique property that my colleague Gus, at Keller Williams Capital Properties, is going to be listing in a couple of weeks.

National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004.”

Gus’s client has been working with his team to renovate, historically, one of the original sorority houses from the school phase of NPS and it is almost ready to put it on the market as an incredible single family home.

I have taken a few pictures of the property just to give you a flavor of the work so far (and the immediate area) and will also make sure that I post a short note to let you know when it is being held open for the public to take a look.

Let me know what you think of the property and of course you are welcome to come to the open!

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Reflections on Capital of the Future/ Where We’ll Live Cont.

Capital of the Future/ Where We’ll Live Cont.
Another interesting list is titled: Retirement Spots: The most members of the 65-and-up crowd will settle in these counties by 2040 (by % of total population):
Howard County (22.8%), Frederick County (22.4%), Fauquier County (21.9%), Charles County (21.4%) and Anne Arundel County (20.5%).
I found this one quite interesting, again for the places not on it. I did think that MoCo and Fairfax would be on this list. I have had a lot of clients recently looking to buy retirement property in Virginia (Alexandria, Fairfax and Arlington) as a tax hedge for estate planning.
What do you think? Any surprises on this list for you?

Reflections on Capital of the Future Cont.

The Washingtonian Special titled “Capital of the Future” included a fascinating piece titled “Where We’ll Live” based on projections for 2030 based on data from Maryland Department of Planning, Uni of Virginia Cooper Center, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Urban Institute.

There were three sub categories that I found really interesting. The first:
“Must Love Kids” looked at places with the most residents 19 and younger in 2040 (by percentage of the total population) and listed the top 5 as:
Loudoun County (31.9%), Stafford County (30.6%), Prince William County (29.7%), Spotsylvania County (28.2%) and King George County (28%).
This did surprise me a little — I actually thought Montgomery County would sneak onto that list. I spend a lot of time looking at real estate throughout the county and have felt that there has been a big spike in young county residents, a spike that has coincided with the increase in housing density.
Anecdotally,  here in Bethesda where I live and have my office, there are a lot of new apt. and condo buildings coming online and I am seeing significant numbers of families with young kids in these homes.
I would watch this prediction closely, we may well see MoCo and others making a push up the list in years to come.
What do you think?
If you have a young family would you consider condo or apt. living?
What neighborhoods and counties seem most kid friendly to you?