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On the 27th The Lise Howe Team Features River Falls, Potomac, MD - 10/27/10 08:35 PM
Swimming is Just One Pleasure at the River Falls Club The distinctive River Falls lifestyle focuses on lots of activity! The neighborhood tennis and swim club and the nearby Canal and Great Falls Park are a huge draw for today’s residents The Fourth of July parade with streamer decorated bicycles, tennis lessons, lemonade stands, swim teams and lifeguarding, and hiking the C&O Canal towpath – there was, and is, no shortage of neighborhood activities. Don’t forget that River Falls is just a short bike trip into Potomac Village with the busiest Starbucks in the metro area, Potomac Pizza for quick bites, (0 comments)
Avenel in Potomac MD - a Great Golf Course, A Wonderful Community - 10/26/10 10:58 PM
On the 26th Day Lise Howe Features Avenel in Potomac MD The TPC course wanders through Avenel with its beautiful greens and challenging fairways! Avenel is a master-planned community developed in the 1980s (shortly before I became a Realtor) on the site of a large farm not far from Potomac Village. The community’s street boundaries are Persimmon Tree Road on the north, Country Club Drive on the east, Rock Run Park on the south, and Avenel Farm Drive on the west. Oaklyn Drive, its main street, winds through the neighborhood with other streets like Crimson Leaf and Avenel Farm Drive branching (1 comments)
Lise Howe Salutes Kenwood on the 23rd of the Month - 10/23/10 09:25 PM
One of the older luxury community in the DC area is Kenwood on the imaginary Chevy Chase-Bethesda line. Bordered by River Road, Bradley Boulevard, Goldsboro Road and Little Falls, Kenwood is a beautiful community of 6 townhomes with nearly 2000 square feet each built on Brookside Drive in the mid 1970s and nearly 300 stately large homes built over the years beginning in the early 1920s on lots ranging from 1/4 acre to more than a full acre. Kenwood is renowned for its beautiful cherry blossom trees that arch over its quiet streets, creating flowering pink tunnels in the spring. Visitors come from (1 comments)
Picturesque Autumn Day Trip - Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive - 10/22/10 11:32 PM
Arynne Crane, who works with me, took a day off and went to the Skyline Drive to enjoy an escape from the office (and me I suspect.) She certainly picked the best day imaginable and she took some of the most spectacular photos which I begged her to let me share with you.
Skyline Drive begins in Front Royal, VA, approximately 1 hour and 20 min drive from Washington DC. The fresh air and serene surroundings that await you are certainly worth any traffic you may encounter on Rt 66. This winding roadway runs along the crest of the (2 comments)
Atlas District / H St Corridor Brick sidewalks, colorful row houses & mature trees line the residential area surrounding The Atlas District, aka, The H St Corridor. This is still one of DC’s most affordable areas and now may be the best time to purchase one of the many renovated homes in this bustling neighborhood. As the trolley project nears completion, the home prices most likely will increase the value and sales price of homes near H St. With a new restaurant, lounge or art gallery opening every time you blink, there is no other neighborhood where you’ll find sword-swallowing (1 comments)
LISE HOWE SALUTES THE EASTERN MARKET OF DC - 10/21/10 12:34 PM
The Eastern Market is a public market in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., housed in a 19th century brick building. It is located on 7th Street SE, a few blocks east of the U.S. Capitol between North Carolina Avenue SE and C Street SE. The Eastern Market is on the National Register of Historic Places. Badly damaged by an early-morning fire on April 30, 2007, the market building reopened on June 26, 2009. Eastern Market also marks a smaller community within the Capitol Hill neighborhood by serving as an anchor point for other nearby stores and restaurants. It is served by a nearby eponymous stop on the Washington Metro (0 comments)
KENWOOD FOREST KUDOS TO PUMPKIN FESTIVALS - 10/18/10 05:20 PM
If you are in DC and Halloween is coming toward you, then I am sure that you would like to find some pumpkins and a pumpkin fest! We love Halloween here and there are lots of ways to celebrate, like the big party in Georgetown or the high heel race in Dupont Circle but these suggestions are for families and a certain type of the young at heart! Put on your jeans and work boots - those hay rides can be scratchy and fun!! Those fields can be muddy too! But don't you know that the best pumpkins are always at (3 comments)
Edgemoor, a Popular Luxury Home Community in Bethesda Maryland - 10/17/10 10:49 PM
HOWE’s Life List – Edgemoor in Bethesda, MD Located between Arlington Road, Old Georgetown, Wilson Lane, and Bradley Boulevard at the edge of downtown Bethesda, Edgemoor is perhaps one of the most popular residential areas in close in Montgomery County. The reasons for the popularity are obvious. First is its perfect location, with every home within an easy walking distance of downtown Bethesda and the Bethesda Metro station. Another wonderful feature of Edgemoor is its country club with some of the best tennis in the area, and a very competitive swim team for the 18 and under set. FEATURED LISTING IN (1 comments)
Depressing News About Foreclosures - 10/17/10 09:05 PM
DID YOU KNOW....... The number of homes taken back by the banks topped 100,000 for the first time in September? REO for the third quarter of 2010 reached a new record as lenders took back over 288,000 properties, a 7 percent increase from the previous quarter and a 22 percent increase from the previous year. Foreclosure and REO activity are expected to abate over at least the next month or two, but not for any positive reasons such as an improving economy, markets clearing, or job creation. Instead, they are expected to abate because of the missing and fraudulent paperwork. If these freezes turn into (3 comments)
NEW LISTING IN PARKER HOUSE at 4701 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, DC - 10/14/10 08:09 PM
Listed in Washington's Best Addresses, the Parker House is a well run condominium built in 1928. My new listing is a large two bedroom with one and a half baths, a solarium, separate dining room, updated kitchen and garage parking. It is available immediately and listed for $579,000. Give me a call and let me show it to you.
Lise Howe Focus on Cleveland Park, Washington, DC - 10/13/10 11:34 PM
Cleveland Park is one of those very special wonders of Washington DC that make the city human and yet exquisitely elegant. Once a single farm of about 1000 acres belonging to General Uriah Forest, an aide-de-camp of George Washington, Cleveland Park can trace its origins to the 1740′s. Forest and his business partner, Col. Benjamin Stoddert, called the area about Forest’s farmhouse Rosedale. Dating to about 1793, the farmhouse structure is still surrounded by open space reminiscent of its original setting as gardens and farmland. A number of years ago, neighbors banded together to preserve the area which is now held (0 comments)
Focus on Old Town Alexandria - 10/07/10 10:59 PM
There are lots of wonderful areas of the DC metro area to explore like Westmoreland Hills, Kenwood Forest, Dupont lCircle, Logan Circle, McLean and Crystal City, but today's focus is on another of the oldest parts of the area - Old Town Alexandria. FEATURED LISTING - 211 St. Asaph St S Living Room of 211 St. Asaph St S in Old Town Alexandria Sometimes it is nice to just look at pretty houses, and this one is lovely! Listed for $5,700,000 by McEnearney Associates, Inc., the John Janney House is a rare piece of history. Built in 1760, it represents (6 comments)
· Congress approved a one-year extension of the existing loan limits for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration. This allows the government’s loan guarantee and insurance programs to continue backing home loans of up to $729,750 in markets with the highest cost of living. Retaining the current higher conforming loan limits will allow homebuyers in higher cost areas to have access to affordable mortgage financing and share the same opportunity to achieve homeownership that borrowers in other regions of the country enjoy. This extension, which is good through Sept. 30, 2011, also expands the FHA’s capacity to (1 comments)
NEW LISTING IN KENWOOD FOREST - 4847 Willett Parkway, Chevy Chase - 10/05/10 08:22 PM
There are Lots of wonderful homes in Kenwood Forest, but this is probably one of the best that has come on the market in recent memory. With 3 levels, an attic for storage, beautiful Cherry hardwood floors, granite counters in the kitchen, and a walk out basement, this home on a quiet courtyard in Chevy Chase MD has everything a buyer could want.
If you are looking for a home to buy in Kenwood Forest, then this is definitely a property that you should see. To arrange to see this lovely property, just give Lise Howe and the Lise (1 comments)
DUPONT CIRCLE Features and Facts - 10/04/10 10:39 PM
DUPONT CIRCLE Today is focusing on Dupont Circle, one of the prettiest parts of the city! Dupont Circle is D.C.’s trendiest neighborhood, owing to its collection of night clubs, bars, cafes, art galleries, and shops. It also is widely considered the epicenter of the gay community in D.C. Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s original plan for Washington, D.C. included a number of grand boulevards, radiating out and intersecting with one another in a way that would create public squares and green space. The major thoroughfares coming together at Dupont Circle include Connecticut Ave, which emanates from the White House and runs roughly north-south, and (3 comments)
SPRING VALLEY, NW Washington DC - 10/03/10 08:59 PM
Spring Valley is a particularly lovely part of North West Washington, an affluent neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C., known for its large homes and tree-lined streets. The neighborhood houses the main campus of American University at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, as well as Wesley Theological Seminary at 4500Massachusetts Avenue. Nebraska Avenue and Loughboro Road are to its south, Dalecarlia Parkway is to its west, and Massachusetts Avenue is to its northeast. Paradoxically, the neighborhood to the northeast is called American University Park, even though the bulk of the main campus is located in Spring Valley. Featured Home – 4969 HILLBROOK LN NW 4969 HILLBROOK LN NW - (1 comments)
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