lise howe group: Under Contract in 2 Days - 6701 Fairfax Rd Chevy Chase-Kenwood Forest - 07/05/24 05:21 PM
6701 Fairfax Road went under contract in two days to a very happy buyer!  This three bedroom, three and a half bath townhome is short walk to the Bethesda Pool, the Capital Crescent Trail, downtown Bethesda with all the shops and restaurants and the Bethesda Metro.  There are so many things to do in Bethesda that it is no wonder that so many people want to move to Kenwood Forest! 
     
The living room in this townhome is very large with a window seat, lots of built-ins and a wood burning fireplace.  You can access the large wrap around deck … (9 comments)

lise howe group: Glen Echo Carousel Reopens This Weekend - 04/25/24 07:54 PM
When you are thinking about relocating to Washington DC, you might immediately think of the National Mall with the Air and Space Museum, the Washington Monument and the Hope Diamond in the Natural History Museum.  Those are all important tourist sites in our nation's capital - but where do the locals go on the weekends.  Believe me, it isn't to the museums on the Mall in the summer when you can't find a parking space and it is 96 degrees in the shade and 96 percent humidity !DC is filled with lots of little neighborhoods and communities, both in the city … (20 comments)

lise howe group: Al Marah - Originally an Arabian Horse Farm - Now a Bethesda Community - 02/19/24 06:20 AM
Did you know that today is National Arabian Horse Day?  In honor of these beautiful animals, I wanted to highlight Al Marah, a neighborhood in Bethesda MD which was an Arabian Horse farm from the 1950s to the 1970s.    Before there were homes there, Al Marah was a large horse farm raising beautiful and elegant Arabians - hence the Arabic name which means Oasis.  Now the community is a mixture of traditionally styled homes on quarter acre and larger lots.  Many of them were built by Mitchell and Best, a local builder of quality homes. 
The Al Marah farm was started … (9 comments)

lise howe group: Closing Costs Explained - 02/13/24 05:59 AM
Congratulations!  You are in the market to buy a home.  No doubt you have focused on collecting the funds for the down payment.  Wait! Those aren't all the expenses you have to pay at closing.  You will also have to pay closing costs at settlement. While these costs are generally less than your down payment, they can add up to thousands of dollars.What Are Closing Costs?You pay closing costs when the transaction closes. Most of these costs cover the underwriting process that takes place when your lender creates your loan, but certain fees apply to all transactions, even cash deals. These … (8 comments)

lise howe group: Open Sunday 1-4, 4515 Foxhall Crescent in Washington DC - 01/25/24 06:52 AM
4515 Foxhall Crescent is going to be open on Sunday from 1 to 4.  Be prepared to fall in love with the elegance, light and space that abound in this spectacular Foxhall Crescent home, one of DC’s most sought after developments. 
Set in the tree-lined entry to the historic Rockefeller Estate, this home was designed by architect Arthur Cotton Moore.  4515 Foxhall Crescent is a Mediterranean style property which has been thoughtfully updated throughout.  WIth 4 large bedrooms and 3.5 baths, a two car garage and a large balcony overlooking the private patio, this home has everything you need.
Large windows flood every … (11 comments)

lise howe group: Imagine Romantic Dinners on Your Luxury Georgetown Penthouse Terrace! - 01/24/24 06:20 AM
True love is forever and ever! and what better idea than to buy a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart that is a romantic setting to enjoy for years and years to come!  I personally love the idea of a romantic dinner on a rooftop terrace that comes with a penthouse condo or coop! Imagine sipping a great glass of champagne and eating a delicious chocolate dessert while admiring the city of Washington spread out at your feet!  
Here are a few Georgetown luxury penthouses with stunning views of the city! 
       
Let's start with the real eye candy first!  A … (10 comments)

lise howe group: Open Saturday and Sunday 2-4 6724 Offutt Lane in Kenwood Forest - 10/28/23 07:25 AM
Welcome home to your new condo in Kenwood Forest II.  This 704 square foot one bedroom unit is waiting or you to discover the joy of living in Kenwood Forest.  
              
This one bedroom comes with new appliances, fresh paint and new carpet.  Unlike many condos in Chevy Chase, this home has its own washer and dryer - and a real front door.  No long corridors to struggle down, dragging your groceries behind you in a bumpy roller cart.  Instead, you can park within a few steps of your home and walk in to your condo with … (8 comments)

lise howe group: Apple Picking Around the DC Area - 09/25/23 08:08 PM
Apple Picking around DC is easier than you think. There are a number of farms and orchards that allow you to pick your own Golden Delicious, Idareds, Wolf Rivers and more. Some even offer wine and live music on the weekends while other sell other vegetables and beef. Clearly you have lots of choices in both Vriginia and Maryland.
Baugher’s OrchardDrving to Baugher’s Orchard at 1015 Baugher Road in Westminster reminds me of what a beautiful state Maryland is.  This part of Maryland is gentle rolling hills and lots of gorgeous farmland that makes me dream of retiring to a goat farm.  … (21 comments)

lise howe group: Open House Sunday 1-3 at 927 S Rolfe St Arlington VA - 09/14/23 06:54 PM
Discover Your Dream Home in Arlington, VA! 🏡
Are you ready to elevate your lifestyle and live in the heart of Arlington, just minutes away from the Pentagon and the metro? Look no further - your perfect home awaits! Introducing a Spectacular Townhouse Condo in Arlington, VA with assigned parking too!
This stunning 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhouse condo is a hidden gem in the vibrant Arlington community. From the moment you step inside, you'll be captivated by its charm, style, and modern amenities.
Gourmet Kitchen: The well-appointed kitchen boasts modern appliances, granite countertops, and plenty of cabinet space, making meal preparation a breeze.
Elegant Bedrooms: Two … (8 comments)

lise howe group: Bethesda Condos with Pools - 07/26/23 07:47 PM
It is hot! hot! hot! this summer!  Some times, the idea of slipping into a pool is just too good to pass up.  Maybe the first, last and most important must have on your shopping list for condos this summer is a swimming pool!  
Where should you start to look? Obviously, right here with this post!  Here are some of the best pools in Bethesda. 
BENTLEY PLACE
Bentley Place just off Tuckerman is a community of 240 condominiums in a 14 acre landscaped property. Residents enjoy living in the ideal location for an easy commute to work and access to shopping, dining and entertainment … (15 comments)

lise howe group: Crumbs & Whiskers - the Perfect Way to Celebrate National Kitten Day - 07/10/23 07:09 AM
This is for all the animal lovers among us.  How can you not fall in love with a sweet kitten and want to bring one home with you?  Have you heard about Crumbs & Whiskers? It is a cat cafe in Georgetown with the mission to place cats and kittens a year into permanent homes and save them from euthanasia. 
If you’ve ever walked past Crumbs & Whiskers at 3109 M Street in Georgetown late at night, a peek through the windows reveals an astonishing sight—30 cats lounging about on benches and plush pillows. Luckily for local cat lovers and those enchanted … (15 comments)

lise howe group: It's Unusual Flavor Ice Cream Day - What is Your Fav? - 07/01/23 05:29 AM
There is a day for everything - and something to celebrate  for every day.  Today it is unusual flavor ice cream day. I had fun looking up unusual flavors like sake-pink peppercorn and olive oil (not together.)  Some flavors that you don't expect to go together actually work really well and are a pleasant surprise - others not so much. 
One of my past clients, Sarah Park, owns two ice cream stores with her daughter, Annie - Sarah's Handmade Ice Cream -  and I love to hear from her about new concoctions that she has made or is considering.  (She never asks … (21 comments)

lise howe group: Which Fireworks are Allowed in Maryland? - 06/30/23 07:25 AM
Most fireworks in Maryland are illegal but there are a few that are allowed.  Since it is hard to disguise the sound of fireworks, it makes sense to get the ones that are legal - and safe, particularly if there are children or pets nearby. 
If you’re planning a display of do-it-yourself fireworks in Maryland  to celebrate the 4th of July this year, knowing the state’s law on consumer fireworks is a must.
Fireworks laws have been greatly deregulated since the turn of the century. Some types of fireworks are legal everywhere, except in Massachusetts, where it’s illegal to buy or sell … (8 comments)

lise howe group: Arts in Bethesda - 06/25/23 06:16 PM
Bethesda, Maryland is a vibrant and thriving community filled with people who appreciate the performing arts.  Here are some popular events and things to do in Bethesda:
Bethesda Row Arts Festival: This annual event showcases the works of over 190 artists in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, and more. It's a great opportunity to appreciate and purchase unique artwork.
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival: Another annual event, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival brings together over 130 artists who display and sell their works in downtown Bethesda. You can explore different art forms and even interact with the artists.
Bethesda Urban … (6 comments)

lise howe group: DOG PARKS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY MD - 06/25/23 06:16 PM
Montgomery County, Maryland, loves its dogs!  Like nearby jurisidictions, Montgomery County offers several dog parks where dogs can exercise, socialize, and play off-leash. Here are some popular dog parks in Montgomery County that you will want to check out with your furry friend.
Cabin John Dog Park: Located within Cabin John Regional Park in Bethesda, this dog park features separate sections for small and large dogs, water fountains, shaded areas, and benches. The park also provides waste bags and disposal stations.  An additional benefit to the Cabin John Dog Park is that it is in the middle of a large park with … (11 comments)

lise howe group: Top Things to Do With Children in Edgemoor in Bethesda - 06/24/23 03:41 PM
Children who live in Edgemoor, Bethesda, MD, are very lucky because there are so many things for them to do in downtown Bethesda and in close by parts of Montgomery County.  Then of course there are all the museums and parks in DC like Natural History and American History.  Here are some of the best things to do with children close to home. 
Glen Echo Park: Located nearby in Glen Echo, this historic park offers a range of activities for kids. They can enjoy rides on the historic Denzel carousel, attend puppet shows at the Puppet Co. Playhouse, or participate in various … (6 comments)

lise howe group: History of Edgemoor in Bethesda MD - 06/24/23 03:39 PM
Edgemoor is a neighborhood located in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. The history of Edgemoor dates back to the late 19th century when the area was primarily rural farmland. Over time, the expansion of Washington, D.C., and the growth of the surrounding suburbs led to the development of Edgemoor into a residential community.
   
In the early 1900s, several prominent individuals began to acquire large tracts of land in the Bethesda area, including the land that would eventually become Edgemoor. 
In 1912, local real estate magnate Walter E. Tuckerman purchased 185 acres at the southwest corner of the pike and the … (15 comments)

lise howe group: Under Contract in a Week - 7129 Fairfax Road Bethesda, MD 20814 - 06/18/23 06:50 AM
This colonial attracted lots of attention from people who want the opportunity to build a new home within walking distance to downtown Bethesda. 
                         
With a lot size of nearly 7500 square feet, this property located next to the walking trail that takes you straight to Bethesda.   Inside the house is a large living room with lots of windows and hard wood floors, a separate dining room,  a paneled family room addition, a half bath and a galley kitchen.  The screened porch is an additional inviting gathering space.
        … (14 comments)

lise howe group: Check Your Attic for Valuable Collectibles - 06/16/23 05:03 AM
Valuable collectibles are out there waiting to be discovered! What treasures do you have in your attic that could be described as a valuable collectible? There may be some hidden riches in your attic that you need to dust off and send to the auction house!
Valuable Collectibles are Out There!
When I go to someone’s house to talk about listing it, I walk through with the seller to see exactly what needs to be done to get the property ready for market.  Frequently, homes need to be decluttered and refreshed. New paint, fresh carpet, some new accent pieces are all part of … (24 comments)

lise howe group: What First Time Home Buyers Should Look for at Open Houses - 06/15/23 06:09 AM
As a first-time homebuyer attending an open house, you are now on a search for that perfect home to buy.  It is so exciting to walk into an open house that is beautifully staged just to make you fall in love with it.  Remember though, that furniture does not convey.  You have to look "behind" the pretty furniture.  Here are some important things to remember at the open house and some suggestions of what to look for.
Overall Condition: Assess the general condition of the property. Look for signs of neglect or maintenance issues, such as cracks in the walls, water stains, … (26 comments)

 
Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties)

Lise Howe

Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Washington, DC

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Keller Williams Capital Properties

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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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