As We Prepare for Snow Storm of the Century II

Here are some pics of past snow storms in Bethesda to occupy the time!
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Your Ideas for Valentines Day

Friends – please drop us an email (rajlaw@yahoo.com) with your favorite ideas for Valentines Day in Bethesda.

We will post a selection later in the week!

DSCF5035Will you buy your sweet a sweet treat this Valentines Day?

Thinking about dinner at Kadhai this evening – any recommendations?

haandiLove the food here but always order the same things! Any recommendations?

Winter Storm Warning for Montgomery County this Evening

Folks – take care, it looks like freezing rain is on the way and therefore lots of ice!

bethesda ice path is lovely

Dunkin Donuts at Bethesda Station!

Friends,

Just wanted to point out that Dunkin Donuts has opened up at Bethesda Metro Station. This location has been teased for a while so it was wonderful to see it open for business. There was a nice crowd of folks in Dunkin yesterday and today and it seems that they have really picked a good spot. It also adds some life to a fairly dull area under Wisconsin Ave where the buses come and go.

 

Real Estate Series (Article 1): Why High Net Worth Individuals Should Consider Investing in U.S. Real Estate

Friends,

I recently wrote an article titled “Why High Net Worth Individuals Should Consider Investing in U.S. Real Estate.”

I wanted to share it with all of you for a couple of reasons:

1. As mentioned before I value your feedback and would appreciate your thoughts on this piece (my email rajlaw@yahoo.com)

2. Bethesda is a highly desirable neighborhood for real estate investment whether domestic or international in nature.

Here is a link to a pdf of the article:

Real Estate Series Article 1 Why High Net Worth Individuals Should Consider Investing

Cheers!

Bethesda Curry Kitchen

Folks, I am really happy to report that there is a new Indian restaurant about to open in Old Bethesda (On Cordell Ave). Bethesda Curry Kitchen, former chef at places including Passage to India, is opening a casual Indian restaurant with a South Indian dimension. This “sneak peak” from Bethesda Magazine warms the heart:

But Bethesda Curry Kitchen will also serve an extensive lunch buffet, plus new Southern Indian vegan specialties like iddly (steamed rice cakes), medu vada (savory lentil donuts) and oothappam (thick lentil crepes). Kumar has also added some new vegetarian curries and a bunch of new appetizers, such as paneer kathi kabab (julienned paneer cheese rolled in roti and served with mint chutney).

Can’t wait to sample the food at Bethesda Curry Kitchen!

The Lauren Residences Bethesda Update

Friends, as you know we have reported previously on the new high end, downtown Bethesda condo project The Lauren Residences.

By way of an update on the market for these condos, I did want to share this interesting comment from Grant Montgomery  (an analyst for the respected Delta Associates research firm in NOVA):

“What we’re seeing is a regionwide uptick in luxury units due to the real lack of development during the worst part of the recession,” says Grant Montgomery, who analyzes the region’s apartment market as a senior vice president for Delta Associates, a market research firm based in Alexandria, Va. “As the market has started to improve, we’ve seen a backlog of demand in the region, including in Bethesda, and we’ve seen developers start to fill that demand.”

This is a fair point. Additionally, the international demand for high end real estate projects in the Washington Metro area seems to be influencing the decisions of developers. I will say that in my day to day work I am seeing an uptick in individuals from overseas asking for information on the top US real estate markets (of which our own is at or near the summit).

Anyhow, more info on The Lauren Residences to follow. As ever, feel free to give me a call at (240)486-3921 or drop an email to rajlaw@yahoo.com if you want to chat about The Lauren (or any other real estate matter). Cheers!

Thanks to the Circulator Drivers!

DSCF4982Just wanted to thank the circulator team for making the winter a little easier!

Some Changes in Content at Bethesda Actually

Friends,

I went to a very interesting meeting earlier this week given by the head of the Friends of White Flint. It got into a lot of details about the new development – matters that will certainly impact our community. Further more, it is also clear that parts of this project are likely to incorporate the “Bethesda North” tag and that we may see, over time, an expansion of what we consider Bethesda including this northern section. SO, here at Bethesda Actually we are going to try and cover bits of the Bethesda North development and will make sure that it is tagged as such.
Cheers!