Category Archives: Real Estate

More Hotels Needed in Bethesda

Just finished looking at an interesting piece in the Gazette that noted an effort by the County to increase the size of hotels allowed in Bethesda. Apparently there is a feeling that factors including the base realignment will conspire to create a strain on our current capacity. What do you think? Do we need large hotels in Bethesda?

Free Market Update Seminar

Friends, just wanted to let u know that my colleagues at Weichert Realtors are holding a seminar this Saturday at 11am to look at key housing issues including:

buying and selling re-sales, short sales and foreclosures + info on the loan approval process + the new appraisal process + how to buy and sell at the right price.

Drop me an email at rajlaw@yahoo.com if you are interested in attending (or if you have other real estate needs) – everyone is welcome!

Temporary Accomodation Available for Summer Interns

As we move into the DC Metro area’s manic summer internship season, here are a few helpful links from Craigslist, recently posted, that any newcomers to our town might want to check out:

$950 / 1br – Cozy Room Summer Interns Available July 1st

$800 Sublet Potomac River Home

$1490 / 1br – Fabulous 1 Bdr. Apt. in Downtown Bethesda – Sublet July – September

$1300 / 1br – Friendship Heights Summer Sublet – very close to Bethesda

Does Anyone Know What’s Happening With This Building?

empty building

I’ve always kind of liked this building on Hampden Lane (see below), as a more traditional structure among the larger modern buildings of more recent years.  It’s been empty for a long time though, and wondering if anyone knows what the story is?  There’s a vehicle parked outside, which suggests something is happening…

hampden lane

Wine and Cheese Reception at The Chase

Friends, looks as if The Chase will be holding a Wine and Cheese event in partnership with Equinox Gym on June 16th. RSVP to sales@thechaseatbethesda.com

Invitation to Home Sellers Seminar

Hi folks, as some of you already know I work for Weichert Realtors in Bethesda (buying/selling/renting residential property). Our office has pulled together an interesting home seller’s seminar at 7pm on June 9th at our office (7200 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda). Topics include: a review of the local market, update on new laws and processes and staging tips.

If you would like to attend drop me an email – rajlaw@yahoo.com – or leave a comment below. I’ll make sure you get on the list. 

“Weichert, Realtors ®” – Bethesda Chevy Chase Office

7200 Wisconsin Avenue

 240-486-3921 (direct) 301-656-2500 (O) ▪ rajlaw@yahoo.com

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

Home of Former Washington Wizard on Sale for $4.5 million

If you are in the market for a HIGH end home may want to take a look at Antwan Jamison’s Bethesda property that has hit the market for $4.5 million. The blog “Waiting for Next Year” has a fair bit of info (and some fun pics) — here is a taster:

Deemed a “custom beauty,” this 12,000-square foot home allegedly comes with an elevator, a four-car garage,  library, hot tub, and the requisite home theater. The basement also features a wine cellar and poker room.  All of it can be yours for a cool $4.5 million.

RE: The White Flint Sector Plan

Friends, here are a few more details on the Smart Growth initiative for Bethesda “north” aka the White Flint Sector Plan:

Among the plan’s goals:

  • create thriving, diverse mixed use center with highest intensity closest to Metro and along Rockville Pike
  • create new parks and open spaces
  • transform Rockville Pike into a boulevard with a landscape median, street trees and improved crosswalks
  • develop a transportation network that includes a grid of new public streets
  • improve the pedestrian and bicycling environment
  • promote sustainable development
  • create new public facilities
  • provide affordable housing
  • promote innovative ways to finance and manage new infrastructure

More info here.

Smart Growth for Rockville Pike

As readers of this blog know we like the smart growth strategy that has been developed to regenerate/ green and generally improve Bethesda “north” aka White Flint @ Rockville Pike.

The NYT has a nice feature outlining the project on their site at the moment. It doesn’t provide many new details but captures the general parameters and challenges of the effort. Well worth a read….

Office Space for Rent

office for rent

I’ve always liked this building on the corner of Woodmont and Edgemoor Lane in downtown Bethesda, probably because it looks so out of place today as a converted old-style house amongst a jungle of modern office buildings and condos.  If I was looking for a Bethesda office to rent this place would be the business!