lise howe group advice for buyers: The Fall 2019 Buyer's Guide is Here! Ask the Lise Howe Group for Yours - 09/04/19 05:19 AM

Fall is coming!  Schools are back in session around the Beltway. In anticipation of fall's arrival here's our Fall 2019 Buyer's Guide of Things To Consider When Buying A Home. 
 
Are you thinking about buying a home in the Washington DC metro area this fall? Before you begin your search, check out our Fall 2019 Buyer's Guide of "Things To Consider When Buying A Home."
 
The Fall 2019 Buyer's Guide edition of "Things To Consider When Buying A Home" will provide great information on many useful topics that home buyers should consider before buying their home, which include the following
Americans Rank Real Estate as a Best Investment for 6 Years Running. Where are Home Prices Headed?  What's … (12 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: Just Listed - 1723 Capitol NE in DC- a 4 Unit Multifamily Ready to Go - 08/17/19 05:51 AM

JUST LISTED by the LISE HOWE GROUP
1723 CAPITOL AVE NE WASHINGTON DC 20002
Are you looking for a solid investment in the heart of Washington DC? Have you wanted to try your hand at a condo coversion?  Whether you see your self as a landlord or a developer in Washington, this four unit multiplex is for you!  Currently each unit is tenant occupied.  Two are on one year leases and two are month to month. The tenants pay their own gas and electric bills while the landlord pays the common area utilities and water and sewer.  
Each unit is a one bedroom plus … (13 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: Eight Things to Consider before Buying in a Home Owners Association - 10/03/18 06:47 AM
Are you looking at homes in a Homeowners Association (HOA)? It is entirely possible that you are since more than 62 million Americans live in communities governed by an HOA.  The purpose of an HOA is to maintain the standards of the community, including its appearance, condition and general livability. However, living in such a community also can limit what homeowners can do to their property, which can sometimes be a source of conflict.
The HOA’s board of directors might have a say, for example, in where you park, the number of pets you have or what color you paint your front door. … (54 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: Seven Bedroom Homes for Sale in Bethesda Maryland - 10/27/17 04:48 AM
Are you looking for a list of all the seven bedroom homes for sale in Bethesda? Do you like to have lots of room for friends and family?  Here is a list of all the seven bedroom homes for sale in Bethesda Maryland. There are many seven bedroom homes for sale in Bethesda, Maryland in a variety of styles, amenities, and price ranges for you to choose from. Just call the Lise Howe Group at 240-401-5577 or email us at lise@lisehowe.com
Seven Bedroom Homes for Sale in Bethesda - StylesMuch of Bethesda was built in the 1940s through the late 1950s to the early 1960s.  As … (10 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: All the Six Bedroom Homes in Bethesda Maryland for Sale RIGHT NOW! - 10/22/17 07:22 AM
Are you looking for a list of all the six bedroom homes for sale in Bethesda? Do you like to have lots of room for friends and family?  Here is a list of all the six bedroom homes for sale in Bethesda Maryland. There are many six bedroom homes for sale in Bethesda, Maryland in a variety of styles, amenities, and price ranges for you to choose from.
1 Six Bedroom Homes for Sale in Bethesda – Styles 2 Six Bedroom Homes for Sale in Bethesda – Why Here? 3 Six Bedroom Homes for Sale in Bethesda – Things to Do Six Bedroom Homes for Sale … (5 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: FAQs: What Contract Issues Can Arise in New Construction? - 06/24/17 08:23 PM
Buying a new home is very different from buying a resale home.  Even the contract is different.   Builders use their own in-house contracts and they are not written to benefit the consumer.
Please remember that this is a binding contract and it involves large sums of money.  If you breach this contract once you have signed it, you will be at risk of losing a lot of money.  Be sure you understand what you are signing and that it encompasses everything you were expecting. If you notice any discrepancies between the writing and any oral agreements you had with the builder, … (20 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: The Best Hospitals in the DC Metro Area - Are You Relocating? - 12/20/16 08:26 PM
Are you thinking of relocating to the DC Metro area? There are so many questions to answer.  Where should you live? What will you do with your free time? Where will your children go to school? Where do you find a hospital or doctors? There are so many questions to ask - so many things to evaluate! You need to find a Realtor you can trust who can help you with a soft landing in your new hometown! 
Here is some information about the best hospitals in the DC Metro area according to this year's US News and World Report ranking of … (9 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: How Much is Your Potomac Home Worth Now? Market Report May 2016 - 07/07/16 12:02 AM
POTOMAC MD SINGLE FAMILY HOME Market Prices - May 2016 
Real estate market data for the Potomac Maryland Single family home Market is provided by Lise Howe, Keller Williams Capital Properties
If you are interested in finding a single family home for sale in Potomac MD, just click here to see all the single family home homes for sale.
POTOMAC SINGLE FAMILY HOME MEDIAN PRICES 
 
In Potomac, MD, the median sold price for single family homes for May was $872,000, representing a decrease of 7.6% compared to last month's $943,750 and an increase of 6% from May 2015's $822,500.
 
Year to date the median price has been $869,500, notably less than the five … (4 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: How Much Is Your Rockville MD Home Worth - May 2016 Market Report - 07/05/16 07:26 AM
ROCKVILLE MD Single Family Home Market Prices  - May 2016 

Real estate market data for the Maryland Single Family Home Market is provided by Lise Howe, Keller Williams Capital Properties
If you are interested in finding a single family home  for sale in Rockville MD, just click here to see all the single family homes for sale.

ROCKVILLE SINGLE FAMILY HOME MEDIAN PRICES   
In Rockville, MD, the median sold price for Detached properties for May was $466,750, representing a decrease of 3.8% compared to last month's $485,000 and an increase of 10.5% from May 2015's $422,500. 
 
Year to date the median price has been $443,000. … (10 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: The Lise Howe Group Found the Buyer for 4348 Starr Jordan Dr Annandale - 06/18/16 10:50 PM
4348 Starr Jordan Drive, Annandale VA 22003 
The Lise Howe Group Found the Buyers
The Lise Howe Group was very lucky to be asked to help a newly wed couple find a new home for their new life.  During the initial buyer consultation over a cup of coffee, Ms. Buyer described her dream house, which was a detached home in the suburbs with a distressed paint brick exterior and tall trees.
Their one bedroom apartment in DC was suddenly too small for the combined households particularly since each of them needed space to work from home.  After looking in DC and Old Town at row houses, our … (9 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: Fairmont Plaza Condos in Bethesda Maryland- Walk to Everything! - 06/09/16 09:19 PM
Fairmont Plaza Condos In the Heart of Downtown Bethesda at 4801 Fairmont Avenue Bethesda MD 20814
Find similar condos for sale to the Fairmont Plaza Condos
Get the value of your Bethesda home or condo in today's market

Stop your search! Are you ready to make the move to downtown Bethesda? Fairmont Plaza Condos is right in the heart of Bethesda, just four blocks from the Bethesda Metro. You have great views of downtown Bethesda from your balcony, updated kitchens, wood floors, and large bathrooms. No car? No problem! This condo complex has a Walkscore of 98, ranking it as one of the … (2 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: Kenwood Forest Community Yard Sale Saturday June 11 from 8 am to Noon - 06/09/16 09:06 PM
The annual KF-II Community Yard Sale will take place this Saturday, June 11, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the corners of Hillandale Road and Chevy Chase Drive. Hopefully, this will yield a great concentration of foot traffic and successful selling. 
The yard sale has been posted on the Internet on Craig’s List and flyers will be posted in the Giant, the Safeway, and the library.  On the Friday before the event, the General Manager will post directional signs at all entrances and major intersections within the community.
 
To make the event even more enjoyable, Kenwood Forest children will be setting up lemonade and treat stands for all the … (7 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: Moving Tips You Really Need to Know - 04/23/16 10:03 PM
If you have moved more than once, you know to put all your clothes into trash bags and tie them off at the top by the clothes hanger hooks - that way you can just hang them easily at your new home. 
You know to color code your moving boxes and to pack an overnight bag of first day essentials.  You are a pro so your coffee, mug and Keurig are some of the first things you will unpack.  Bottled water will be easily at hand and you already have the local pizza delivery service on speed dial to order lunch for … (26 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: It's a Small World in DC Metro Real Estate - 02/29/16 10:21 AM
I had a settlement this evening in Virginia - the happy conclusion of a five month long short sale negotiation.  As you can imagine, it was a wonderful day for the buyer and a bittersweet day for the sellers, but they handled the closing with dignity and grace. 
The settlement was moderately interesting since it started at 6:30 on February 29th - I have never had a settlement that started at 6:30 in the evening but that was not what made it really special.  It was the parties to the transaction who made it so special.
Mr. Seller was from South America.  Mrs. … (5 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: Bethesda Court, A Townhouse Condo Community Near Montgomery Mall - 02/27/16 07:25 PM
Bethesda Court,
Bethesda MD 20817
 
Are you looking for a new  townhome or condo in Bethesda? Find homes for sale or rent at Bethesda Court just off Democracy Boulevard near Montgomery Mall.
Bethesda Court is a small community of townhouses built in 1985 near Montgomery Mall, I-270 and the Beltway.  Each townhouse has three levels, three bedrooms and two baths on the upper level and a half bath on the first floor.
Why Choose Bethesda Court?
Do you want a friendly community surrounded by the green space of Cabin John Park, and yet just a short walk to all that … (6 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: Westbard Mews - A Small Condo Townhouse Community Near Everything! - 02/09/16 11:16 AM
Why Live at the Westbard Mews in Bethesda MD 20816?
If you are looking for a small townhouse community set in a quiet part of Bethesda and close to lots of green space, then the Westbard Mews are definitely a place to consider!  Located  at the intersection of Massachusetts and Westbard Avenues, the Westbard Mews community is next to the Capital Crescent Trail, close to the Bethesda library, and just a mile from the DC District line.
SHOPPING ANYONE?
Shopping is easy with the Westbard shopping center only a block away. There you will find the best Chinese carry out in Bethesda, China Gourmet, … (6 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: Why Are There Racing Pancakes at the National Cathedral Today? - 02/08/16 11:12 PM
It may be snowing today in Washington but there are lots of things to do anyway.  For instance, you might want to check out the pancake races this afternoon at the National Cathedral. You can join in the fun for the last day of frivolity before Lent as the Cathedral celebrates “Mardi Gras” with pancake races on Shrove Tuesday following noon Eucharist on the west front grounds of the Cathedral. Staff, school students, clergy, and others compete in races including the Gargoyle Gallop and the Satterlee Special, in attempts to win the grand prize of the Golden Skillet! All are welcome!
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lise howe group advice for buyers: Restaurant Week Winter 2016 Is Warmly Welcomed in Montgomery County MD - 01/28/16 09:55 PM
Restaurant Week is going strong in Montgomery County MD this week through February 7. This is a great  opportunity to enjoy a selection of prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus from 43 of the area's best restaurants all around the county.
Restaurants will serve two-course lunches for $18 and three-course dinners for $36.
When you make your reservation be sure to mention MoCo Restaurant Week!
 
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lise howe group advice for buyers: How Your Credit Score Affects Buying A Home - 01/28/16 09:33 PM
This is a great blog to share with first time buyers as they start their home search. Thanks to Nick T Pappas for giving us such a great start with that conversation.  It is information like this that will set you apart from the rest of the Realtors those first time buyers are talking to. 
How Your Credit Score Affects Buying A Home
Credit Score
Knowing how your credit score affects your ability to purchase a home and steps to take to improve or maintain your credit is an extremely important factor when buying a home. Many home buyers often operate under the … (14 comments)

lise howe group advice for buyers: FAQ - How Often Should My Dryer Vents be Cleaned? - 01/28/16 07:15 PM
This is great advice from Michael Thornton about getting dryer vents cleared of lint.  I knew they presented a fire hazard, but I had no idea they should be cleaned so frequently! I think they probably clog even more quickly in the cold weather we have been having recently in the DC area, so keep an eye on the lint build up at your house!
We at the Lise Howe Group believe that we should educate our clients about home ownership and maintenance issues, including fire safety. We consider each client a client for life! 
     Like most major appliances, not too … (13 comments)

 
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Washington, DC

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