lise howe group: What is Your Bethesda Condo Worth in June 2018? - 07/15/18 07:09 AM
In Bethesda, MD, the condo market seems to be softening as it takes longer to sell properties and prices are off.  The good news however is that there has been an increase in new contract activity and a decrease in supply. These market stats are from the multiple listing service for the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors. 
In Bethesda, MD, the median sold price for Condo & Coop properties for June was $286,000, representing a decrease of 12% compared to last month and a decrease of 24.6% from Jun 2017. The average days on market for units sold in June was … (4 comments)

lise howe group: The Lazy Pig in Triangle Virginia - a Barbecue Destination - 07/15/18 06:56 AM
Triangle Virginia is a small town just off I-95 in Northern Virginia which is next to the Marine Corps base at Quantico Virginia.  The exit from 95 to Triangle is also the same exit for the Marine Corps Museum, so it is easy to find.   According to Wikipedia, Triangle has just about 2600 households and it occupies approximately 2.6 square miles.  What the Wikipedia entry doesn't tell you, however, is that it is home to the Lazy Pig, a barbecue restaurant worth the side trip! 
I was coming home last night from King George VA, a small town east of Fredericksburg, and did … (12 comments)

lise howe group: Condos for Sale Near Walter Reed Medical Center - 07/05/18 06:04 AM
How do you find a great condo for sale near the Walter Reed Medical Center? What are your options? Can you find a condo for sale close to Walter Reed so that you can walk to work? The good news is that there are lots of options that are affordable, stylish, and walkable! 
Kenwood Forest at Bradley Blvd. and Arlington Road
Kenwood Forest is a community of townhouse condos built in a series of courtyards with lots of green space.  The townhouses are two, three or four bedroom homes on two or three levels with decks or patios. In addition there are a few studios … (11 comments)

lise howe group: The Lise Howe Group Just Sold 109 Stratford in Stafford VA - 05/23/18 06:44 AM
 
109 STRATFORD PLACE
STAFFORD VA 22556
The buck stops here (and so does the doe and fox!) This spacious split foyer on a private lot is  a natural retreat for the excited buyer's friends and family. The buyer fell in love with the property, which is set in a community with 3 car garage, separate dining room, large kitchen and inviting gazebo for summer fun!  They cannot wait to move in and open the pool and meet the neighbors!  
This home is gone but there are lots of others out there.  If you want to see what is available in Stafford under $400,000, just click here.  If … (16 comments)

lise howe group: 6603 Hillandale Road in Kenwood Forest is Closing Today - 05/21/18 05:12 AM
6603 Hillandale Road
Chevy Chase MD 20815
6603 Hillandale Road is closing today.  After just three days on the market, a lucky buyer grabbed this 2 level Greentree townhome in Kenwood Forest, your wait is over!  6603 Hillandale Road has 2 bedrooms upstairs and two full baths, a tablespace kitchen with window seat, living room with wood burning fireplace, and deck backing to Norwood Park, This home has about 950 square feet of space on two levels. 
The owners have loved the location of this townhome close to Norwood Park, the Capital Crescent Trail, and the Bethesda Pool.  This property is also close to the Safeway … (21 comments)

lise howe group: 4854 Chevy Chase Drive in Kenwood Forest Open Sunday 1-4 - 05/17/18 05:48 AM

OPEN SUNDAY MAY 20
1-4
4854 Chevy Chase Drive
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
This Kenwood Forest home at 4854 Chevy Chase Drive, Chevy Chase MD 20815 offers three finished levels and three bedrooms, two baths upstairs, an open floor plan on the main level, and a finished basement with a separate entrance, full bath and a full kitchen with separate utilities and a second washer and dryer. 
This townhome was the choice of the project manager who oversaw the creation of Kenwood Forest from apartments to townhomes back in the 1970s.  Out of 396 homes he could have chosen,  he selected this townhome for his family … (7 comments)

lise howe group: 4854 Chevy Chase Drive - See It Before It Goes Under Contract! - 05/14/18 05:03 AM
Just Listed
4854 Chevy Chase Drive
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
This Kenwood Forest home at 4854 Chevy Chase Drive, Chevy Chase MD 20815 offers three finished levels and three bedrooms, two baths upstairs, an open floor plan on the main level, and a finished basement with a separate entrance, full bath and a full kitchen with separate utilities and a second washer and dryer. 
This townhome was the choice of the project manager who oversaw the creation of Kenwood Forest from apartments to townhomes back in the 1970s.  Out of 396 homes he could have chosen,  he selected this townhome for his family because of … (13 comments)

lise howe group: DC Condos with Pools - 05/09/18 05:38 AM

Looking for a new home in DC? Check out these condo listings - all with pools in the buildings! Perfect for the warm weather! 
Washington DC is certainly not Florida or California or Hawaii, but we still love our summer days!  The idea of lounging by a pool in the heart of the city on a toasty warm day in July sounds like a bit of heaven! While a private backyard pool may not be in your budget or even feasible if you are committed to a condo life style, you can still pick a building with a rooftop pool!  Imagine your new condo … (8 comments)

lise howe group: Bethesda MD Homes With Pools! - 05/07/18 07:50 PM

Are You Ready to Celebrate Summer? 
Bethesda is certainly not Florida or California or Hawaii, but we still love our summer days!  The idea of lounging by your own pool on a toasty warm day in July sounds like a bit of heaven!  Backyard pools are great in hot weather, swimming and relaxing, taking life easy. With a private pool, you can have privacy, and swim at midnight, and even relax and float in it and have a drink after a hard day’s work.  You don't have to drive your children to the pool.  They may even enjoy staying home and having friends … (3 comments)

lise howe group: Lise Howe Found the Buyer for 4844 Chevy Chase Dr in Kenwood Forest II - 05/06/18 02:11 PM
4844 Chevy Chase Drive Under Contract
Lise Howe Found the Buyer! 
The buyer was absolutely determined to buy a home in Kenwood Forest.  Her child already went to school in the same school district and was active in after school activities.  Simply stated, there was no place else for this buyer to live.  When she contacted us, we agreed that there was no better place in the DC metro area to live.  Kenwood Forest was the place to be!
Several places came and went while we waited for the perfect home.  Finally, the owners of 4844 Chevy Chase Drive put their home on the … (20 comments)

lise howe group: 2 Bedroom Condos for Sale in Bethesda MD - 05/05/18 05:50 AM
2 Bedroom Condos for Sale in Bethesda
Bethesda is changing! The downtown area is about to become home to the new Marriott headquarters.  Several new high rise office building have been approved for construction in the next few years.  In addition, Bethesda Naval Hospital became the Walter Reed Medical Center a few years ago, adding many more people to the medical campus.  NIH is always growing and adding new buildings too.  In other words, Bethesda is growing bigger every year!  So .... where do all these new employees plan to live?  Here are some condo options in various price ranges! 
Luxury Condos in Bethesda … (8 comments)

lise howe group: Coming Soon in Kenwood Forest - 4854 Chevy Chase Drive - Three Levels - 05/02/18 06:03 AM
Coming Soon! 
4854 Chevy Chase Drive
Chevy Chase MD 20815
4854 Chevy Chase Drive is coming to market soon.  This Kenwood Forest home offers three finished levels and three bedrooms, two baths upstairs, an open floor plan on the main level, and a finished basement with a separate entrance, full bath and a full kitchen with separate utilities and washer and dryer.  This townhome was the choice of the project manager who oversaw the creation of Kenwood Forest from apartments to townhomes back in the 1970s.  Out of 396 homes he could have chosen,  he selected this townhome for his family because of its beautiful … (3 comments)

lise howe group: Your Home Value in the Wyngate Community in Bethesda - Up or Down? - 04/27/18 07:48 PM
ALL ABOUT WYNGATE
Wyngate home values have changed rapidly recently. For years, builders have eyed the ramblers, Cape Cods and small colonials in this neighborhood on the north side of Bethesda, where prices haven’t soared as high as they have in other parts of town. One by one, these modest, aging homes are being torn down and replaced by much bigger four- and five-bedroom homes that maximize the lot size—and double the price. Families can still get an older home for less than $700,000, but you also have the larger new homes. In fact, many of the buyers of the new homes are Wyngate … (7 comments)

lise howe group: How to Buy a Coop in DC - 04/24/18 07:18 AM
Buying a coop in DC is not the same as buying a condo.  There are important differences from the financing to the ultimate closing and nature of the purchase itself.  Once you understand these differences, you will see that buying a coop is as easy as a condo and you have some wonderful Pre-World War II buildings to choose from. You might find that you actually decide to focus on coops as a result! 
From No Financing to Recognition Agreements 
Before 1979 no bank in Washington had authority to lend money secured by the pledge of a borrower’s ownership interest in a coop. … (4 comments)

lise howe group: DC Chocolate Festival is Coming on April 28 - Get Your Chocolate Fix! - 04/19/18 07:43 PM
Easter is over and if the Bunny didn't bring you enough chocolate, don't despair!  The DC Chocolate Festival is set for April 28 at the Marriott Wardman Park!  The DC Chocolate Festival is a celebration of artisan and fine chocolate from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond! If you want to hang out with over 30 chocolate vendors and thousands of chocolate lovers for a day of tasting, talking and learning, then you definitely should put the DC Chocolate Festival on your calendar. 
 
The day is divided into two parts. First is the morning session: 10 am to 2 pm - which is geared toward families … (11 comments)

lise howe group: The Home Inspection - What To Expect - 04/17/18 07:21 PM
Congratulations! After weeks (or months of looking), you’ve finally found your dream home.   It looks like it’s in excellent condition, but merely looking like it’s in good condition is not enough when it comes to such a huge financial decision.
To make sure that you are buying your dream home rather than a  living nightmare, you need a professional home inspection before you commit.  An inspection should identify any potential issues so you really know what you’re buying.
Make Sure Your Offer Includes an Inspection Contingency
Many first time home buyers don't realize that it is their responsibility to find and hire a home inspector.  Make … (11 comments)

lise howe group: What is Your Home in Kenwood, Chevy Chase MD Worth? - 04/16/18 06:21 PM

What Luxury Homes Are Available in Kenwood,
Chevy Chase MD ? 
Home buyers interested in luxury homes in the Kenwood community of Chevy Chase, Maryland, have a great selection of styles and amenities from which to choose.  Just click Kenwood Luxury Homes for Sale to see all the homes for sale currently in Kenwood. If you are curious about which Chevy Chase Maryland luxury homes are currently available, you can click here. 
Now that the cherry blossoms have bloomed, everyone is thinking again of how lovely Kenwood is! Maybe you are thinking of moving there too ... or moving out of Kenwood in this great market. 
 
What … (5 comments)

lise howe group: Under Contract -6603 Hillandale Rd Chevy Chase MD - Looking for more! - 04/13/18 05:04 AM
6603 Hillandale Road Chevy Chase MD 20815
Kenwood Forest II
Under Contract
 
The Lise Howe Group Has Put Under Contract
6603 Hillandale Road,
Chevy Chase MD 20815 in Kenwood Forest II
The Lise Howe Group is delighted to say that this updated picture perfect townhome with two large bedrooms, two and a half baths, a tablespace kitchen, private patio, and woodburning fireplace is under contract.  This home is in the Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle School and BCC High School district. 

 
The living room is a great entertaining space with its French doors to the private patio and wood burning fireplace.  The hardwood … (17 comments)

lise howe group: 6603 Hillandale Road is Open This Sunday from 1 to 4 in Kenwood Forest - 04/08/18 08:43 AM
                       6603 Hillandale Road, Chevy Chase MD                                         Kenwood Forest IIOPEN SUNDAY 1-4
 
 
OPEN SUNDAY 1-4
The Lise Howe Group Has Listed
6603 Hillandale Road,
Chevy Chase MD 20815 in Kenwood Forest II
The Lise Howe Group is delighted to bring to market this updated picture perfect townhome with two large bedrooms, two and a half baths, a tablespace kitchen, private patio, and woodburning fireplace.  This home is in the Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle … (8 comments)

lise howe group: Lise Howe Just Listed-6603 Hillandale Road, Chevy Chase Kenwood Forest - 04/06/18 07:51 AM

The Lise Howe Group Has Listed
6603 Hillandale Road,
Chevy Chase MD 20815 in Kenwood Forest II
The Lise Howe Group is delighted to bring to market this updated picture perfect townhome with two large bedrooms, two and a half baths, a tablespace kitchen, private patio, and woodburning fireplace.  This home is in the Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle School and BCC High School district. 

The living room is a great entertaining space with its French doors to the private patio and wood burning fireplace.  The hardwood floors just gleam, creating a warm and inviting space for you and your friends. 

The current owner recently updated the … (26 comments)

 
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Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Washington, DC

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Keller Williams Capital Properties

Address: 7161 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD, 20815

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