lise howe group: The Cheval, Bethesda's Newest Luxury Condo Building - 08/14/19 08:28 AM
Welcome to the Cheval
4960 Fairmont Avenue
Bethesda MD 20814
Bethesda is filled with new luxury buildings.  There is the Adagio, Lionsgate, the Darcy, the Lauren, Hampden Row,  The Stonehall, and the Cheval, a new development by Duball Fairmont at 4960 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda MD 20814.  The development was recently completed and the units are now for sale.  In fact 70% have already sold!  Sales for available units in the early summer 2019 range in price fromn a two bedroom two bath listed for $895,000 to a three bedroom three and a half bath with 2763 square feet listed at $2,445,000 and another three bedroom three and a half bath on the … (14 comments)

lise howe group: All About The Somerset House Condos! Luxury Living in Chevy Chase - 08/02/19 07:10 AM
Are you relocating to the Washington DC area and looking for a luxury condo close to shops and metro? Are you downsizing from the family home and searching for a full service building surrounded by luxury shops and great restaurants? You should look at the three buildings at Somerset House surrounded by 17 acres of green space and parks, located just off Wisconsin Avenue near Saks Fifth Avenue!  
Find similar luxury Condos and Cooperatives for sale to the Somerset House Condominiums, Chevy Chase, MD or homes for sale in Somerset House II.
Get the value of your Somerset House Condominium in today’s market.
Are you looking for … (10 comments)

lise howe group: Edgemoor in Bethesda MD - Close to Metro with an Old Fashioned Feel - 07/29/19 08:14 AM

Want to know all about Edgemoor in Bethesda?
This very special neighborhood is found just west of downtown Bethesda and within walking distance of the metro, lots of restaurants and bars, shops and theaters, and easy access to the rest of the DC metro area. One of the things that sets Edgemoor apart from other neighborhoods in Montgomery County is access to the Edgemoor Club.  Residents may choose to enjoy the Edge­moor Club, a private swim and tennis club, and the Edgemoor Citizens Association, which sponsors events throughout the year.

Edgemoor Club History
Edgemoor was established shortly before 1920, when Walter E. Tuckerman … (5 comments)

lise howe group: A cold war remnant close to my Keller Williams office! - 07/28/19 08:55 AM

Washington is filled with lots of historic sites like the Washington Monument and our nation's Capitol building - but there are lots of other generally overlooked bits of history, sometimes tucked away in a quiet residentional neighborhood.
Fort Reno in Northwest Washington has a long history in the defense of our country.  It was important in the only civil war battle fought in DC itself.  The fort saw action in July 1864 when 22,000 Confederate troops led by General Jubal Early  attacked the city from Rockville MD.  Look outs at Fort Reno saw the troop movements from Rockville and warned the Union troops … (7 comments)

lise howe group: Thirsty Thursday Open House at 636 White Cloud Court Eldersburg - 8/1 - 07/28/19 05:11 AM

636 White Cloud Court is OPEN Thursday August 1
from 5:30 to 7:30 - for Thirsty Thursday! 
Listed by the Lise Howe Group of Keller Williams Capital Prop.
Join us for aThirsty Thusday open house from 5:30 to 7:30.  Come for wine, cheese and light appetizers hosted by the Lise Howe Group of Keller Williams Captial Properties and David Lumb of George Mason Mortgage.  
Located on a quiet cul de sac surrounded by conservation land, this home wipes away your hard day as you drive up to it!  If you are looking for homes for sale in Eldersburg, MD, this … (10 comments)

lise howe group: 636 White Cloud Court Eldersburg MD Open Sunday 1-4 with Lise Howe - 07/04/19 07:41 PM
Welcome to 636 White Cloud Court
Listed by the Lise Howe Group of Keller Williams Capital Prop.
LISTED FOR $929,900
Located on a quiet cul de sac surrounded by conservation land, this home just soothes your soul as you drive up to it! If you are looking for homes for sale in Eldersburg, MD, this is the one you want to see! 
Walk into the large entry hall and decide whether you want to walk straight back to the inviting family room with two stories of windows and a towering stone fireplace or head to the private office to finish off the last bit of … (27 comments)

lise howe group: Free Shredding Event in Kenwood Forest II June 29 2019 - 06/26/19 06:10 AM

The Lise Howe Group is sponsoring a free paper shredding event in Kenwood Forest II on June 29 from 1 to 4.  This event is open to anyone who needs to dispose of papers and documents.  There will be a large shredding truck at the intersection of Hillandale Road and Chevy Chase Drive which will shred documents as you watch.  
In the event that lots of people show up with lots of boxes of papers to be shredded, we would have to limit the amount of paper that can be disposed of - but in the past, this has not been the case.
This … (24 comments)

lise howe group: Celebrate Memorial Day in the DC Area - 05/24/19 05:37 AM
Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, but the barbecues and  traffic jams came much later!  Now considered the start to summer, Memorial Day’s original meaning – honoring and memorializing fallen soldiers – can sometimes get lost among the holiday sales, pool parties and grill lighting. In the D.C. area, there are many ways both to remember the origins of the holiday and have fun. Here are some events to pick from that show why Washington DC is such a special place.
National Memorial Day Parade  
Hosted by the American Veterans Center, this event honors past and present members of the military and fallen heroes from … (9 comments)

lise howe group: Beautiful Sunsets Living in a Bethesda Condo - 05/22/19 04:43 AM
Sunsets, Condos and Restaurants are Perfect in Bethesda
For all your real estate needs, please visit Bethesda Homes for Sale!
There are many condos to choose from in Bethesda offering a multitude of different sizes and amenities in a range of prices, guaranteed to satisfy any buyers.  Some like the Lauren and the Stonehall offer luxury finishes for the buyer downsizing from a large home while others like the Whitehall are perfect for the first time homebuyer.  Regardless of which condo community in Bethesda you choose, you are still just a few steps … (12 comments)

lise howe group: The Lauren - Another Word for Luxury in Bethesda Condos - 05/20/19 05:04 AM
If you are looking for a luxury condo in Bethesda, you should start your search at  the Lauren Condominiums in Bethesda. Located on Woodmont Avenue between Hampden Lane and Montgomery Lane in downtown Bethesda, The Lauren rises above its neighbors.  Described as an exquisite luxury residential condominium built for the most discerning buyer, the floor plans range from 1,444 sq. ft. to more than 7,000 sq. ft. The Lauren reflects the quality one would expect at this level of residence and offers a rare opportunity to enjoy an uncommonly quiet and peaceful location, while still being in the heart of Bethesda and all … (15 comments)

lise howe group: Condos for Sale in Dupont Circle, Washington DC - 05/15/19 06:38 AM
Like many areas of Washington, Dupont Circle has had more than one life.  It began in 1821 as Pacific Circle but changed to Dupont Circle in 1884 when a bronze statue was erected to Rear Admiral Samuel Francis duPont in recognition of his Civil War service. That statue was replaced in 1921 by a double-tiered white marble fountain, designed by sculptor Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon. Three classical figures, symbolizing the Sea, the Stars and the Wind are carved on the fountain's central shaft.  This is the statue that you see in the background of all the events that take … (10 comments)

lise howe group: What Happened to Home Prices in the DC Metro Area in April? - 05/13/19 07:58 PM
After a recent pattern of rising inventory and declining sales, the April housing report by ShowingTime indicated that the housing market had improved.  The DC metro area market offered record home prices together with robust sales. 
The median home price in the DC area hit an all-time high of $475,000 in April, a 5.6 percent year-over-year increase. Home prices rose in every jurisdiction in the area, except for DC proper where they fell slightly, but still by less than a percent. 
"[The record prices] were driven by a 6.4 percent increase in condo pricing along with a higher ratio of single family homes sold … (14 comments)

lise howe group: Spring into Spring with a Spruced Up Yard! Sell Your House Quickly - 04/03/19 04:46 AM
When prospective buyers come to look at a house, the first thing they notice is its curb appeal. A house with a well-maintained yard makes a positive initial impression, but one that’s been neglected can make people instantly decide to pass. Buyers will think that if the owners didn’t take care of the landscaping, they probably also neglected important maintenance inside the house. Before you put your home on the market, take some time to clean up the yard so that you can quickly attract a buyer.
Spruce Up the Landscaping
Pruning trees and shrubs can easily take a backseat to more pressing … (11 comments)

lise howe group: Just Listed In Kenwood Forest - 6744 Hillandale Rd - Chevy Chase MD - 03/23/19 05:49 AM
The Lise Howe Group Just Listed
6744 Hillandale Road Chevy Chase MD 20815
The owners are sorry to leave this spacious three level townhome with four bedrooms and three and a half baths.. Since they have called 6744 Hillandale Road home, they have upgraded the kitchen and all the baths, the electricpanel and water heater.  They have installed hardwood floors upstairs in all the bedrooms and new carpet in the basement.  The electric panel is new and all the plumbing has quarter valves to make home maintenance easy! 
The sellers chose Bosch and Subzero for their kitchen remodeling.
Imagine how much you will enjoy entertaining … (8 comments)

lise howe group: How To Choose the Right Lender - 01/13/19 07:19 AM
Taking out a mortgage to buy a house is a huge step. The amount and terms of the loan will have a major impact on your financial picture for decades. That’s why you should choose a lender carefully. When Should You Talk to Lenders The answer to the question of when you should start talking to a lender is simple. You should start talking to a lender as soon as you think you want to buy a home. With even the best credit, there may be mistakes on your credit report. If you are like most buyers, you may benefit from a little credit … (6 comments)

lise howe group: 5 Reasons Your Home Isn't Selling - 01/13/19 06:47 AM
Some say it’s a seller’s market. In many areas, homes are being snapped up before the lawn sign goes into the ground. So why has your home been languishing on the market without a serious taker?
Real estate professionals share the top reasons why a home does not sell, and provide a bit of advice about what you can do to help make a sale happen: 
It’s priced too high. Even in a seller’s market, if a home is listed above established market value, prospective buyers may pass. Settling on the right asking price is critical. Work with a reputable real estate agent … (15 comments)

lise howe group: You Can Sell Your Home in the Winter - And Open Houses Will Help! - 01/13/19 05:38 AM
Here in the Washington DC area, there are four inches of snow on the ground and there are another six inches predicted.  I cancelled my showings for today since we were going to see new construction in a county a half hour away and I wasn't going to count on the new home sales offices being open.  This kind of weather is the exception however.  Generally the Washington area is just cold and grey.  Home buyers are still out there looking for their dream home. 
Despite the fact that DC winters are generally tolerable and the bad days only last for a … (14 comments)

lise howe group: Sumner Village Condominiums in Bethesda MD - Values Are Increasing! - 12/31/18 06:15 AM
Looking for a condo at SUMNER VILLAGE, Sentinel Drive, Bethesda, MD 20816?
Find condos for sale or rent at Sumner Village on Sentinel Drive in Bethesda MD 20816.
If you would love to live in the midst of nature, surrounded by interesting neighbors, your condo search begins and ends with Sumner Village! Many people move here to the two or three bedroom condos at Sumner Village from larger homes in Bethesda, Potomac and other areas around the Beltway as their children move out and set up their own homes - but it is not exclusively an empty nester community! Children … (8 comments)

lise howe group: Should You Buy A Fixer Upper? How Should You Budget - 12/06/18 11:06 AM
Everyone seems to be watching all the HGTV shows about flipping homes or renovating them into your dream home.  It is hard not to see yourself doing the same thing!  After all, it seems so easy!  Why not? 
If you are falling in love with the idea of renovating a home to reflect your personal style and saving money with sweat equity, that can be a great plan.  You can increase the value of your new home and get exactly what you want.  However, you also may encounter some unanticipated problems after the renovations begin.  That may bump you over your … (13 comments)

lise howe group: October 2018 Market Stats for the State of Maryland - 12/03/18 11:08 AM
 According to the Maryland REALTORS® Association, residential home prices made slight gains in October compared to the same period of 2017.    Average home prices rose by 9.4 percent, while median prices also rose in October by 5 percent as compared to the same time in 2017. "The average residential home and median sale prices both made slight gains in October", said Maryland REALTORS® President Merry Tobin. 
"The 3.8 months of available inventory is a negligible increase over the 3.5 months of inventory in 2017, this will to start dampen consumers enthusiasm impacting everyone's ability to buy or sell," continued Tobin. A 6 month to 6.5 month … (4 comments)

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Lise Howe

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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As an full time and very active Realtor in the DC metro area, I love to write about the DC market, special communities within the market, and new listings, and to connect with other agents in ActiveRain on ways to improve our service to the public and our marketing abilities.




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