What’s Hot in Kitchen Design for 2018?

What is hot in kitchen design for 2018?  In mid-January Houzz released the results of its 2018 Kitchen Trends study, which revealed that homeowners are obsessed with clutter-free countertops (75 percent), ingenious storage options (66 percent) and easy recycling (49 percent).  Sixty-three percent of homeowners said adequate storage was the most important feature in a kitchen, … Continued

The Federal Reserve Interest Rate Increased

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The Federal Reserve interest rate increased one-quarter percentage point for the third time this year. The action concludes a hastened 12 months for the policymaker, which raised the rate in March and June, as well as once in 2016 and once in 2015. It forecasts three rate raises in 2018. “Hurricane-related disruptions and rebuilding have … Continued

Existing Home Sales Increased in November 2017

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Existing home sales increased in November at a rate not seen in more than 10 years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Existing home sales increased to 5.81 million, a 5.6 percent increase from October and a 3.8 percent increase from one year prior. Inventory decreased 7.2 percent to 1.67 million, 9.7 percent below … Continued

Capital Crescent Civic Green Is Coming to Downtown!

The Capital Crescent Civic Green is coming to downtown Bethesda as a new park and civic space!  The currently vacant land across from the Bethesda Row Cinema near the intersection of Bethesda and Woodmont Avenues will become a new park soon.  Now after dinner at Silver or a new indie movie at Bethesda Row Cinema and … Continued

The IRS Annual Gift Tax Exclusion-Better Than Fruitcake!

IRS Annual Gift Tax Exclusion

Lets talk about the IRS Annual Gift Tax Exclusion! If you are thinking of buying a new home or someone near and dear to you is thinking of buying, this may help!  You can receive or make a significant cash gift for use toward that purchase if you plan ahead. The House and the Senate … Continued

The Promenade – Unit 222 S is Open Sunday from 1 to 4

Unit 222 S at the Promenade is open on Sunday from 1 to 4 for your viewing pleasure! Unit 222 South at the Promenade is listed for $190,000.  What better place to call home!  Why Live at the Promenade in Bethesda MD 20814? There are several reasons to choose the Promenade over the many other options … Continued

Beat the Snow – Five Ways!

Even though it has been warm this fall, there will eventually be snow!  Here are five ways to beat the snow and minimize the effects of those wintery blasts that must be coming!  Cover Your Shovel in Cooking Spray As anyone living in snow can attest, there are many different types of snowfall. Some is … Continued

Creating a Supportive Environment for Elderly Parents

It’s not easy being a caregiver to elderly parents or loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. I learned this watching my mother-in-law as she declined over the last few years. She no longer lives with my brother-in-law but in an assisted living program.   With so many people with elderly parents in … Continued

Hacks to Simplify the Holidays!

Hacks to simplify the holidays! There is always so much chaos during the holidays with decorating and entertaining and house guests coming and going.  These twelve hacks make so much sense that it is hard to believe you didn’t think of them first!  Be sure to let me know if any of these work for … Continued

Lise Howe Just Sold 205 Yoakum Pkwy Unit 402

The Lise Howe Group just sold 205 Yoakum Pkwy Unit 402! This is a one bedroom condo at Watergate at Landmark in Alexandria VA 22304.  As you know, everyone loves the Watergate at Landmark condominiums for all the amenities offered.  Truly, what other condo offers a gated community, outdoor and outdoor pools, putting green, tennis … Continued