All Blog Entries by Mark Fitzpatrick

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Welcome and thank you for visiting!  I'm Mark Fitzpatrick, a full-time Realtor here at RE/MAX Town Center in Park Potomac, Maryland. 

I’m looking forward to meeting you and learning more about how I can help you – be it buying a new home, selling your home, finding an investment property, or just getting some information to help you get started in the process. 



A little history…
I was first mentored in real estate back in 1988 by a top realtor named Joe Apichella – originally my high school accounting teacher. While attending Bowie State University full-time and playing college football, I helped him with some open houses during the off-season. I saw all the little details he focused on with each transaction.  Now retired in Florida, we still talk regularly about family, fun, and of course - real estate.



At the end of college, known for my intense, creative workouts, 1988 Olympic gold medalist boxer Andrew Maynard asked me to train him (strength and conditioning). And so I took on this challenge – culminating with a WBC World Cruiserweight title fight in Paris, France.  After this fight, he asked me to manage him.  Knowing the power of a team, I called Ben Wilson my attorney/sports agent (uncle of now NFL star Russell Wilson) and we put together a new management team. 

Having accomplished the goal of getting Andrew Maynard in good hands, I knew the boxing world was not where I wanted to be long term.  I decided, at the urging of a friend, to work with a small, real estate mortgage brokerage in Laurel, MD.  Several years later, I met a custom homebuilder looking to build a new business providing backup power solutions. He wanted me to partner with him, and I took on the challenge.



Over the last dozen years, this business brought me into over 5,000 homes in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Silver Spring, Rockville, and throughout Montgomery County.  From 1,200 square foot homes to 15,000 square foot mansions overlooking the Potomac River to an entire subdivision.  I’ve been in so many neighborhoods, friends sometimes ask me, “Hey Mark, if I’m coming from such and such what’s the best back road to avoid the beltway traffic?”


During this time, I worked with buyers and sellers of homes, real estate agents, estate managers, engineers, architects, designers, electricians, plumbers, attorneys, custom homebuilders, country permitting offices, inspectors, and a host of other players in real estate.  I saw homes go from plans to completion.  Also in this time, I personally bought and sold multiple homes, worked with contractors through renovations, and bought undeveloped land.  



Recently, my friend and long time partner has moved with his family overseas.  Having looked at many options, I’ve joined forces with The BJ Matson Team at the RE/MAX Town Center office in Potomac.
  Now you can tap into the wealth of experience on our team, and know that whatever your needs are for real estate – from selecting the best home for your situation, to financing questions, to renovation options and more, we have you covered.



I’m married to my beautiful wife and skin specialist Nhan (Little Oasis Spa), and we have two very active children – currently both three!  I once lived directly across the street from the late Charlie Crown and his lifelong farm (now Downtown Crown). We would talk a few times a week. He’d give me fresh eggs, and the run of the land with my lab. I met my wife just up the road. We now live in Silver Spring – close to downtown. 

Mark Fitzpatrick
240-687-2650 call or text
mark@bjmatson.com 

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White Flint Station Condo Guide

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White Flint Station is a garden style condo consisting of two buildings on Old Georgetown Road and divided by Chapman Avenue. It’s just two blocks down from Rockville Pike at Pike & Rose.

White Flint Station was originally built as an apartment building in 1999 but was quickly converted to condos in 2006 to take advantage of a red hot real estate market.The main lobby entrance is at 11800 Old Georgetown Road, and features the Bethesda Club Room, fitness room, pool, and conference room. It features 1-bedroom units from 629 square feet to 3-bedroom condos up to 1,524 square feet. The most common units are 2-bedroom units averaging 1,200 to 1,350 square feet.

The

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Luxury Brownstones & Condos All Walkable To Restaurants and Harris Teeter

See all Park Potomac Brownstones and Condos For SALE & RENT

Park Potomac

I got a call the other day from a lady saying, "I've been away from the area for a little more than 10-years, and was amazed when I saw this community."  

And she's right. Not much more than 10-years ago, Park Potomac didn't exist. But it really thrives now. From luxury, well sized brownstone style town homes to condo living to offices to Harris Teeter and restaurants, Park Potomac is a place where several thousand people now live, work, and play every day. 

It's a community where you could literally step out of your front door and walk a few blocks to your office, then over to Harris Teeter for groceries

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New Luxury, Elevator Townhomes and Custom Homes In Bethesda

Grosvenor Heights Homes For Sale. Custom Homes and Townhomes

Grosvenor Heights - A New Community Tucked Away Off Rockville Pike and Grosvenor Lane

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It features 165 brand new luxury town homes by EYA, the Bethesda and DC Metro area king of the luxury town homes. 

The homes are walkable to the Grosvenor METRO, and just a few minutes drive to Wildwood Shopping Center, Pike & Rose, Whole Foods, and downtown Bethesda.

While some of the town homes are situated a little too close to the edge of the start of 270, most are tucked away nicely in the secluded but super close in 33-acre community.

Most of the town homes feature over 3,000 sq. feet of living space for many models, including the EYA signature roof

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Live The Pike & Rose Lifestyle For $150,000 Less at The Sterling Condos

The Sterling -- Active Condo Listings for Sale and Rent

Sterling Condos at The METRO in Rockville view of Pike & Rose

Located at 11700 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD 20852, on the corner of Rockville Pike, directly across the street from the new Pike & Rose development. Plain and simple, it’s perfectly positioned in a phenomenal area for an active lifestyle…And it’s only going to get better.

It sits next to The Gallery at White Flint Condos — (one block off Rockville Pike on Old Georgetown Road, and the White Flint Station Condos. The Sterling has a hotel style feel to it, but certainly not a chic as the Midtown Bethesda North Condo building a quarter of a mile north on the Pike.

A secured FOB entrance opens up to a spacious

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Hotel Style Living In This Rockville Condo

Midtown Bethesda North- beautiful lobby & lounge area

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Located at 5750 Bou Avenue in Rockville, the condo building is nestled in just off of Rockville Pike, connected to the Montrose Crossing Shopping Center. Of all the condo buildings in the North Bethesda area (what I’d call the outer edge), none has a more hotel lifestyle feel. 

That all stems from the lobby. Greeted by a 24-7 concierge with a secured entrance, you can stroll the lobby area to sit and read by a fireplace, watch tv in another area, and enjoy coffee and tea. 

Oh, and you can also play a game of pool, go the fitness room for a workout, and watch a movie in the theater room (these are arranged movie dates). 

Community pool table- modern living here in Rockvillereal fitness room!- great benefit at Midtown Bethesda

Take the elevator to the roof top

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The Gallery Condos: The Insiders Living Guide

Gallery at White Flint- active Listings

Rockville Condos - White Flint METRO

The Gallery at White Flint high-rise condo, located at 11710 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD 20852, is located just one block off of Rockville Pike, across the street from the new Pike & Rose development and under 2-blocks from the White Flint METRO station. It sits next to The Sterling Condos — its sister building (on the corner of Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road, and the White Flint Station Condos. The Gallery has a hotel style feel to it, but not as luxurious and chic overall as the Midtown Bethesda North Condo building. 

A friendly 24-7 concierge with a secured FOB entrance in the main lobby feeds directly into a community “living room” lounge

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Can YOU Figure Out This Bethesda Address?

Take a look at the video, and give it a shot...

Here's a great skyline view of downtown Bethesda.

Here's a clue: This was building, which was under construction at the time of this video, was once slated as a luxury apartment building but then changed to luxury condos and then changed once again back to luxury apartments.

If you've figured it out, leave your answer in the comment section below. And here's a bonus picture:

 

The fog has burned off finally...beautiful.

A photo posted by Mark Fitzpatrick (@markfitzpatrick1) onNov 5, 2015 at 11:09am PST

For more information on condos in the downtown Bethesda area, call Mark Fitzpatrick at 240-687-2650.

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New Townhomes in Bethesda Near Montgomery Mall

EYA's latest development is tucked into a unique spot...

If you're looking for a modern townhome tucked into a semi-urban area near a large shopping mall and major roads, then EYA's Montgomery Row might make your short list.

With townhomes running from $800,000 and up, the Montgomery Row townhomes are actually some of the more affordable in the EYA inventory. This location is surprisingly quiet because it's not a heavily foot trafficked area. Mostly cars going at 30-35mph in route to their offices or going to Montgomery Mall.

The mall and other stores and restaurants, including the Home Depot, are definitely walkable at about 1/2 mile away.

Route 270, 495, Democracy Boulevard, and Old

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