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 

There are currently 14 blog entries published by Mark Fitzpatrick.

Your Definitive Guide To Living At Midtown Bethesda North Condos

The Midtown Bethesda North Condo, located at 5750 Bou Avenue in Rockville, 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). 

Take the elevator to the roof top level, and

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The Gallery at White Flint Condos – Lifestyle & Amenities

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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 complete with a

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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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A Drive Through Kensington's Parkwood Drive...

In today's blog, you go for a short ride along Parkwood Drive in Kensington, MD and some of the side streets.

This area is very hot now for taking the old, original, small rambler homes and tearing them down or cutting off the top and building up and back off the original brick house.

Watch the video, and certainly call me if you'd like to explore this option.

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3 Bedroom + 2 Bathroom in Whitman School District...

And YES, It's ONLY $435,000

 

The opportunity to own a home where elementary thru high school the schools are all rated 10 out of 10 is rare enough. But to do it in the Bethesda or Potomac area for ONLY $435,000 is even rarer.

Walk, jog, or bike to the C&O Canal trails. A few minutes to River Road, Falls Road, 495, 270, and every access point that gets you to downtown Bethesda, DC, Tyson's Corner, or Rockville.

All this with as peaceful a setting just outside of your front door as you could ask for.

Jump on this opportunity now before it's gone.

Call Mark Fitzpatrick: 240-687-2650 and schedule a private showing today...

(while you still can)

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King Farm Condo For Sale For $319,000

This condo was taken off the market for over a month. MRIS will not allow for it to show as a new listing, but that's exactly what it is. BRAND NEW. Don't be fooled by the number of days it showed as listed.

You can live in this open 2 bedroom and 2.5 bath condo and literally step out of the building and walk into multiple restaurants, a spa, grocery store, and everything you need. NO traffic to sit in. When you get home from work, you have everything right outside your door.

If you use the METRO, the Shady Grove METRO is about a mile away or simply hop on the free shuttle. And if you want a little green space, that's directly across from your condo too.

Wood floors on both levels. This condo

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NEW Whitman School District Home For Sale...

6403 Marjory Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817 -- $739,900

The Bethesda home gives you super quick access to downtown Bethesda Row, Washington, D.C., Rockville, Tyson's Corner, and more. It takes about 30 seconds to get to River Road, but this home is tucked away on a quiet street. You can walk to Merrimack Park and play tennis or swim at the Merrimack Pool.

The backyard has plenty of space for expansion and relaxing...

With 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms -- including one fully remodeled already, you can move in and enjoy this home now. The kitchen was remodeled and original hardwood floors cover the entire main living level.

Schedule a time to see this home today.

Call listing agent Mark

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Walk to the Symphony, Shops, and the METRO in this Hidden Spot in North Bethesda...

Driving down Rockville Pike, just before you get to the waste land that is currently the old White Flint Mall, you pass Flanders Avenue.

In the changing landscape that is becoming North Bethesda, this little section of Kensington (White Flint Mall actually has a Kensington, MD address) has become a hotter and hotter location. The southern edge is Strathmore Avenue with the million dollar townhomes of Symphony Park.

Let's take a look at the bigger view overhead: