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Free Summer Concerts in Bethesda

You know its getting close to summer (especially when the current temperatures in Bethesda and the DC area feel like July!) when Bethesda Urban Partnership starts promoting their annual Free Summer Concerts!  Each Thursday evening from 6-8 pm (from May through July) live music rocks Veterans Park in downtown Bethesda!  Here's a list of the thrilling events & groups coming this 2013 summer:

Veterans Park - Home of Bethesda's Free Summer Concert Series

Veterans Park is located at Woodmont & Norfolk Avenues in downtown Bethesda.

  • May 2 Joker's Wild Swing
  • June 13 8 Ohms Band Horn Heavy Funk
  • May 9 Lloyd Dobler Effect Irish Rock
  • June 20 Blue Funk Funk
  • May 16 The Walkaways Alt-Country
  • June 27 Wes Tucker Rock
  • May 23 JohnStone Reggae Band Reggae
  • July 11 19th Street Band Rock/Country/Celtic/Bluegrass
  • May 30 Flo Anito Pop/Jazz
  • July 18 Too Many Daves Brass
  • ...

Edgemoor Beauty, Grace & Charm

Unique and Stunning 6br home in Edgemoor

7507 Glenbrook Road, Bethesda MD 20814
Open House Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 1-4.

Located at the edge of downtown Bethesda, the community of Edgemoor is one of the most desirable residential areas in DC Metropolitan area...

It's a rarity to come across many single family homes in Edgemoor. It's even more of a rarity to find one sitting on a 18,000 square foot + lot whose exquisite architectural detail and period appeal with a modern twist perfectly blend together. Melding yesterday’s charm with today’s style, this 6 bedroom, 5 full and 2 half bath property is truly exceptional. Come and explore - 7507 Glenbrook Road is a truly unique and exciting opportunity.  Our first open house is planned for Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 1-4.  Contact Gretchen (301-442-8122) or Jason (202-679-1020) directly to arrange a showing.

The formal living room with fireplace opens onto a radiant sunroom.

The formal living room opens onto a radiant sunroom

Bask in sunlight in gorgeous sunroom off the formal living room...

AdMo Coop Unit Just Listed: 1860 California St NW

Classic Elegance & Contemporary Updates in this Large (750sf) Coop Unit:  Just Listed!

1850 California St NW Unit 301
Washington DC 20009 

Jason has just listed this incredible 1br/1ba coop in the heart of Adams Morgan.  Open this Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 1-4, this charming cooperative one bedroom, one bath unit is situated at the end of a quiet street, is showered in sunlight and features hardwood floors throughout, an oversized living and dining area, updated kitchen and bath and a delightful corner bedroom with french doors and tons of windows. Unique details and updates make this unit truly one of a kind. The updated kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and gorgeous cabinetry. All this and just steps away from the eclectic nightlife, restaurants and quirky shopping in Adams Morgan.

There is music on this short video, so please use your headphones or turn your volume down if you are in a public place!

Contact Jason on his mobile (202-679-1020) to arrange a showing, come by the Open House this Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 1-4, or visit this page on our website for more information and a virtual tour.


Just Listed - Downtown Bethesda Luxury Townhome

4834 Montgomery Lane, Downtown Bethesda, Maryland, 20814   

4834 Montgomery Lane in Downtown BethesdaLocated in the highly desirable City Homes of Edgemoor in Downtown Bethesda's Montgomery Lane Corridor, and within a block of Bethesda's urban village, this unit is one of the original 17 built in 1998. This interior unit was "maxed out" when purchased by the owner and faces into a peaceful courtyard area. Special features include hardwoods on all four floors, a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets (many with glass fronts), upgraded lighting...and much more.

This townhome offers four full and one half baths, a first floor office and a second office or sitting room off of the Master Suite. With two car garage parking, you'll never have to hunt for a parking space in Downtown Bethesda again! 

This 2400 sq. ft. (approximately!) unit represents just one of 51 Downtown Bethesda townhomes (22 of these around the corner at "The Villages of Bethesda").  More picture below, and virtual tour is on the way.  

View more photos and Information 4834 Montgomery Lane Below

Contact Grechen or Kevin Koitz for additional information or private showing,  301-442-8122 gretchen / 301-254-6576 kevin

A welcoming foyer on the entry level provides a separate study and full bath, and access to the 2-car garage.

City Homes of Edgemoor Foyer...

Coveted Cleveland Park Real Estate

Why Cleveland Park Real Estate is Coveted

As a designated historic district, located in Upper Northwest DC, Cleveland Park features numerous restored homes from the 1800s and 1900s. Houses in Cleveland Park include everything from fairly modest 19th and 20th century homes to mansions and embassies, many of which are filled with historical significance. Architectural styles common to the area include Georgian Revival, Queen Anne, Mission Revival, Sherman Cottages, Victorians, Foursquares and Dutch Colonial Revivals. Some historical homes, such as Rosedale and Twin Oaks, date back to the 1790s. Many popular landmarks, including an art deco structure from 1936, The Uptown Theatre, the 1916 firehouse and the Rosedale Conservancy, can also be found in the Cleveland Park community.  

Tired of reading...I don't blame you! - view Clevelad Park page with neighborhood video?

While all of Cleveland Park is filled with beautiful historic homes, some of the finest estates in the neighborhood can be found on Ordway, Porter, Lowell, Newark and Macomb streets. A number of large century-old single family homes and rowhouses can also be found around the community’s most popular landmark, the Washington National Cathedral. The area around the cathedral from Fulton Street to Woodley Road and Wisconsin Avenue serves as a sub-neighborhood known as Cathedral Heights.

Home Prices in Cleveland Park?  They vary but anywhere frm the low one millions to multi-million is a fair start.  Those homes that are "rich" in architecture and are located on large lots generally cost between $2 million and $6 million. Prices do vary considerably within the neighborhood depending...

3051 Idaho Avenue NW # 121 DC 20016

Northwest DC Condo For Sale

An Open House is planned for Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 1-3.  Contact Penelope Frissel (240-863-1339) for questions or to arrange a showing.

NW DC Condo For Sale -

Located in the coveted Warwick Building, this 1 bedroom NW DC Condo in 20016 offers "updated period charm".  A spacious living room/dining room, table space kitchen with granite, updated bath, generous bedroom, walk in coat closet, parquet hardwood floors, new windows thru-out, lovely views a grassy areas?  Check!  Add extra storage, a bike room and GARAGE PARKING and then we have a unique opportunity!  

Spacious living room / dining room area with hardwood parquet flooring.

Updated eat-in kitchen


Huge Glover Park 1br Condo: 4114 Davis Place NW

4114 Davis Place NW #216, Washington DC 20007 - Open House Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 12:30-3:00 pm

Jason has another new listing - this one you won't want to miss!  Located in the heart of Glover Park, just north of Georgetown, DC, this one bedroom condo, showered in sunlight, features hardwood floors throughout, a formal entry, giant walk-in hall closet, breakfast/dining area and much, much more. The gourmet kitchen has been recently updated and features both granite and butcher block counters. The spacious bath has also been updated by the owner, and shines from top to bottom. An assigned parking space conveys with the unit, and the building is also pet friendly and FHA approved. All this just steps from Glover Archbold Park, a short walk to the shops of Glover Park (Whole Foods, Sushi-Ko, Pearson's, etc..), and just minutes from everything Georgetown has to offer!

Contact Jason directly (202-679-1020) to arrange a showing or ask questions.  Or better yet, stop in and say hello Sunday, January 27, 2013 during the Open House - anytime between 12:30 and 3:00 pm.  Here's a quick video tour to entice you!  (Be sure to use headphones or turn down your volume, as there is music.)


Bethesda Restaurant Week Jan 24 - Feb 3

Don't hybernate - Come Out and Dine your way Through Downtown Bethesda & Chevy Chase! 

Yes, we know everyone just finished up one of the more intensive months of eating, but you don't want to miss out on the biannual tradition as Bethesda / Chevy Chase's winter Restaurant Week begins Thursday January 24, 2013 and runs through Sunday, February 3, 2013.  More than 20 Downtown Bethesda and Chevy Chase restaurants are participating in the 2013 Winter Bethesda-Chevy Chase Restaurant Week!  

Participating restaurants will offer pris fixe gourmet cuisine items created exclusively for Restaurant Week. They will offer a 2-course lunch ($12 or $16) and a 2-course ($22) or 3-course dinner ($33), plus each restaurant will also offer its standard fare at regular prices.

Click here for a complete list of participating restaurants, along with phone numbers and links to make lunch or dinner reservations. Bon Appétit!


Van Ness North - 3001 Veazey Ter NW #614

Van Ness North Cooperative

Open House Sunday January 27, 2013 from 1-4
Take a Video Peak @ 3001 Veazey Terrace Unit 614 | Washington DC 20008 

David Abrams and the Koitz Group present this rarely-available, south-facing one bedroom, one bath unit with its expansive private balcony overlooking Van Ness North’s signature fountain. Bright and airy, with generous spaces, a fully renovated kitchen and bath, bountiful closets, beautifully refinished hardwood floors, and secure garage parking, this unit truly shines. Steps to Metro and Connecticut Avenue retail, Van Ness North provides its residents with unparalleled service, convenience, and comfort. From its concierge staff and doorman, to its two outdoor pools, gym, party room, and guest parking…this building has it all!

Check the video below for a sneak peak!  Contact David Abrams (202-716-0660) for more information or to arrange a showing.


Bethesda's Annual WINTER WONDERLAND Dec. 1 & 2

Though Downtown Bethesda will likely NOT look like the picture below, it does get you in the mood!  And so will will Bethesda's annual WINTER WONDERLAND celebration this coming weekend - Saturday & Sunday, December 1-2, 2012.

As in year’s past, be sure to make time on your busy schedule to be entertained and start the holiday celebrations early with Bethesda’s annual WINTER WONDERLAND, set this year for December 1-2, 2012. Many free performances throughout downtown Bethesda, a live ice sculpting presentation and more!

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, December 1:  8:00 p.m.
The Winter Wonderland celebration begins at 8 pm with a concert featuring professional A Capella and gospel groups. Tickets to the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.  Tickets for the concert may be purchased here -->

Sunday, December 2:  1:00 - 4:00 pm.
The celebration continues on Sunday, December 2 from 1-4 pm with a choral concert from local school performance groups, live ice sculpting and a visit from Santa Claus! Check Bethesda Urban Partnership website for more details –


A Video Look at U St Urban Living!

Urban perfection awaits you at 2105 12th Street, NW Unit 2 in Washington DC 20009.

Just steps to restaurants and nightlife in the U Street Corridor, walk to the metro in this condo that lives like a house! This 1br/1.5 ba condo unit sits on two levels - with open living, kitchen, dining area on the main floor and large upper level master bedroom suite complete with ensuite full bath, 2 large closets, and a stacked washer/dryer. You have your own front courtyard too! Low monthly condo fees, and an investment friendly property.

Check the "listing look-in" video below and then contact Jason (202-679-1020) to arrange a showing soon!  This one won't last! (Earphones or volume turned down suggested...there is music.)


DC Real Estate Trends, Presidential Elections & Correlations?

Real Estate'd By Gretchen Koitz

It’s inevitable...Every four years, as the Presidential election approaches (or sometimes, even months in advance), we start hearing from clients in our Washington, DC area marketplace.  They want to know how the election will impact the local housing market -- especially if they perceive that there is going to be a change in Administrations**. Many ask this question because they are thinking they can “time” sales of their homes to match what they perceive to be an increase in of buyers brought on by the election. It's a great question - one in the not too distant past, was one that deserved more market research.

Hostoric Georgetown Homes

DC Metro Real Estate Post Election Trends In Today's Market  

Today, however the answer is pretty simple: The election (even if it results in the change of Administrations**) does not have much of an impact on our housing market.  As Kevin says, there's a small ripple in the luxury market but no where else do there seem to be breadcrumbs of evidence. The reason is that most members of Congress no longer relocate their families to the Washington DC. It has become too expensive to maintain two residences. Most Congress people and Senators travel back to their homes practically every weekend. Some rent apartments close to the Capital, while others have been known to sleep in a cot in their offices.

Presidential Election = Housing Trends Correlation

It was not uncommon, in the “good old days” for all 435 Member of Congress and all 100 Senators to own DC area homes...this is just...

A Video Look-In at 7924 Robison Road

7924 Robison Road Bethesda MD 20817

Open House Sunday, November 4, from 1-3 p.m.

First, view the short video below (turn your volume down, or use earphones - there is music), then plan on visiting the Open House this Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 1-3 (don't forget about setting your clocks back one hour!!). Check out more pictures below...

Located in the highly desirable neighborhood of Charred Oak Estates, The Koitz Group is pleased to present this amazingly updated and maintained 4BR, 3.5BA contemporary on a spectacular lot!!

This house has one of the best kitchen and family room additions that we have ever seen. The kitchen boasts custom-designed cabinets, two-toned Corian curved countertops, high end appliances and cork flooring.

The family room, with vaulted ceiling, has a stone fronted fireplace and tons of windows looking over the private rear yard.

The Master Bedroom is also an addition and has its own heating and cooling system, as well as its own hot water heater for the whirlpool tub. There is a wall of built-in closets and cabinetry, vaulted...

A Video Teaser - H Street Festival in NE DC

The annual H Street Festival was held September 15, 2012, and truly earned the rights to its title DC’s Best Neighborhood Festival. Be sure to keep your eye out for next year's Festival - you won't want to miss it!

Just for fun, we took our camera to the action and created this very (very) short trailer for your enjoyment! Please be sure to use headphones and/or turn the volume down if you are in a public place - there is music!  

So much is happening in and around this exciting neighborhood.  Contact us for more information on condos, townhomes and more in and around DC - Capitol Hill, NW DC, U Street Corridor, Bethesda MD and much much more!  The Koitz Group - we are Montgomery County and DC real estate experts!


Bethesda is Having a Yard Sale - An Upscale Yard Sale!

Bethesda is bringing back its B.U.Y.S. - Bethesda Upscale Yard Sale on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9 am - 2 pm...

Join the following Woodmont Avenue area businesses for some great deals at this traditional Bethesda Event.  Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9 to 2 p.m. on Woodmont Avenue between Fairmont & St. Elmo Avenues.

Here is a list of particpating stores:

  • Bella Italia
  • Blue House
  • Blush Med Institute
  • Bone Jour
  • Creative Parties
  • Daisy Baby
  • Fortunas
  • Reddz Trading
  • Sports Extra
  • Waygoose
  • Zelaya

Bethesda Row Arts Festival This Weekend

15th Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival
October 20th & 21st, 2012
Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

It’s that time of the year again!! If you’re like me, it wouldn’t be fall in Bethesda without the Bethesda Row Arts Festival. One of my favorite Bethesda traditions, I make it a point to wander thru the exhibits a few times during the two day festival.

This outdoor festival will celebrate its 15th year this coming weekend and will, once again, be located on Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues, and on Elm Street, east of Arlington Road in Downtown Bethesda. 

The festival presents the work of almost 200 extremely talented artists from around the country and features paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, wearable art, sculpture…and more! There are also children’s activities, live music, street performers and various local food vendors….all of which benefits the Chidren’s Charities at NIH.

Remember, too, that the location is an easy walk from the Bethesda Metro.


2707 Adams Mill Road #107 DC 20009

New Koitz Group Listing in Pet Friendly, Boutique Coop Building


2707 Adams Mill Road NW #107
Washington DC 20009 

What a great opportunity to own a unique coop in a charming 1927 boutique building! Located on the first floor (just above street level), this 1br/1ba unit offers an updated kitchen with granite, updated cabinetry, a breakfast bar & breakfast nook!

Hardwood floors, an updated bath, great location are just some of the great features to be found.

Just a short walk to the metro, a fantastic rooftop deck, steps to restaurants and night life in Adams Morgan you don’t want to miss out on this one!

Check the short video below (turn music down or use headphones!) or contact Jason directly (202-679-1020) to arrange a showing.


Expanded & Updated Bethesda Home for Sale

7924 Robison Road Bethesda MD 20817

Open House Sunday, October 14 from 2-4

Located in the highly desirable neighborhood of Charred Oak Estates, The Koitz Group is pleased to present this amazingly updated and maintained 4BR, 3.5BA contemporary on a spectacular lot!!

This house has one of the best kitchen and family room additions that we have ever seen. The kitchen boasts custom-designed cabinets, two-toned Corian curved countertops, high end appliances and cork flooring.

The family room, with vaulted ceiling, has a stone fronted fireplace and tons of windows looking over the private rear yard.

The Master Bedroom is also an addition and has its own heating and cooling system, as well as its own hot water heater for the whirlpool tub. There is a wall of built-in closets and cabinetry, vaulted ceilings and a private deck.

The lower level features a very large rec room, with a 2nd wood-burning fireplace and a large, professional office space. Besides storage, this level also includes the 4th bedroom...

Taste of Bethesda!

23rd annual Taste of Bethesda is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2012!

ITS BAAACCCKKK!!!  Hard to believe that this annual event marks its 23rd this year!  It is held in Downtown Bethesda - Woodmont Triangle area (see map above) - RAIN OR SHINE on Saturday, October 6, 2012.  It just keeps getting better each year.  Sixty restaurants, five stages of entertainment, activities for kids and much more.  Admission is free, and tickets are sold at the event for tasting - 4 tickets for $5.  Food tastings can cost anywhere from one to four tickets.  

Don't be late - ticket sales will end at 3:30 p.m.  

Location: Norfolk, Fairmont, St. Elmo, Cordell and Del Ray Avenues

And, they are looking for volunteers to help out.  Here's a link to the online volunteer form. 


Adagio: Dramatic Downtown Bethesda Condo For Sale

We just listed one of most coveted units at The Adagio - Condos in Downtown Bethesda.  Take a look at some of the pictures and tours, information below and feel free to contact me with any questions.  And please note, there will be an open house this weekend between on Sunday between 1:00-4:00 PM.  Please feel free to stop on by this special Bethesda Condo. 

6820 Wisconsin Avenue 7009, Bethesdsa MD 20814

6280 Wisconsin Avenue #7009, Bethesda Maryland 20814 (MC7926133)

Built in 2005, The Adagio  Downtown Bethesda condo featuring elegant features and great contemporary lines. With a total of 92 units, we are thrilled to be representing #7009, one of the building's very best!! This 2 bedroom + den, with two full and one half baths, was professionally decorated and barely lived in.  To say that it "shows like a model" is  an understatement! The split configuration, with the master suite on one side of the living area and the guest/2nd bedroom and bath on the other, offers great privacy and easy living. There are expansive, floor to ceiling windows, a generous balcony facing into the courtyard area, as well as a gas burning fireplace, an abundance of closet space, a gourmet kitchen, bamboo floors, and a separate laundry room. This unit comes with two, side-by-side garage parking spaces, as well as a separate storage unit. This special unit is listed at $789,000

The Adagio Bethesda Unit #7009...

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