Homebuyer Profiles

Brian Kim + Katherine Delk


Brian Kim is a Lecturer in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland. Katherine is a data analyst for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. They moved from Los Angeles, California three years ago when Brian started his position at the University of Maryland. When they moved to the area, they first lived in an apartment in Silver Spring. Brian rode a UMD Shuttle bus to and from work, and he notes “it took 45 minutes to an hour each way.” One of the main factors for Brian and Katherine was being near the Metro. “When I [commute to] DC, I need to take the Metro. here, I can walk to the Metro – which is a big deal,” said Katherine. Brian added that they “really liked this particular street and house, but if it hadn’t been Metro accessible it would have been a dealbreaker.”