Buying a home is an exciting experience, but it can feel a bit overwhelming if you don’t have the right information. Check out these helpful resources about the home buying process. When you’re ready, give The Lise Howe Group a call at 240-401-5577 to tour available homes in the Montgomery County and Bethesda areas.

What is For Sale in Crystal City?

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Amazon has announced the location of its new headquarters! Therefore, you may be wondering what is for sale in Crystal City.  Are there any homes for sale in Crystal City? Are there only condos or are there any townhomes or single family homes for sale in Crystal City. No doubt Amazon chose Crystal City as … Continued

Black Hill in Germantown Starting Construction

Black Hill in Germantown is a new community being developed by Lerner Enterprises, of Rockville, MD. The community will be located 1.5 miles north of Germantown Town Center, on the west side of Interstate 270.  Black Hill in Germantown will have easy access to I-270 and the Black Hill Regional Park with walking and cycling … Continued

Bank Appraisals in 2018 Challenged by the Market!

Appraisals in 2018

In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could apprereciate by another 5% (or more) over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market are bank appraisals in 2018. When prices are surging, it is difficult … Continued

Seven Tips to Save Energy and Save Money

Congratulations!  You have just bought a house! Now you need to start saving for that planned renovation!  Where to find the extra money?  Utility bills seem to go up every year—and every year we hear the call to save our nation’s natural resources. Financial management site Quicken.com suggests seven tips to save energy and save … Continued

The Broadmoor Coop – Best Secret in Washington

The Broadmoor is a beautiful coop building at 3601 Connecticut Avenue, which has kept its grace and charm through its nearly 90 years of history.  It was built in 1929 as Washington DC was expanding north along Connecticut Avenue.  Communities like Woodley Park were being built and families were moving in!  For those Washington cave … Continued

Four Hacks to Pay Down Your Mortgage

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A mortgage payment can easily be the biggest bill in a monthly budget. A great goal is to pay down your mortgage – to pay off that mortgage – as soon as possible!  Coming up with that extra money can be easy in some months and more difficult in others. Turning those difficult months into … Continued

Rising Home Prices in Metro DC Continue in 2018

Best Time to Sell

Rising home prices in DC means good news for sellers!  Not great news for buyers! Home price increases are continuing their steady path upward.  According to the S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, home prices experienced a gain of 6.3 percent in February.  Washington, D.C. was one of the ten metro areas measured which experienced rising home prices. … Continued

3 New Bethesda Townhome Communities

Is there anything more fun in buying a new Bethesda townhome and getting exactly what you want? When you can choose your own granite and floor colors, bath tiles and lighting fixtures, you can make you new Bethesda townhome exactly what you want it to be!  Here are three communities of new townhomes being built … Continued

How Do You Know It is the Right Home for You?

Finding the right home for you – and knowing it is – can be a lot like dating: it pays to be cautious but you also want to remain open to possibilities.  You don’t want to let the good one get away!  Here are five hints to decide if the home you just saw is … Continued

The Stonehall Luxury Condo in Bethesda Md

Are you looking for a Bethesda luxury condo to treat yourself right?  There are lots to choose from now, including the Adagio, Lionsgate, the Darcy, the Lauren, Hampden Row, the Cheval (under construction) and now the Stonehall Bethesda.  Have you seen the Stonehall at 8302 Woodmont Avenue, in Bethesda MD? .  The development was built by Duball LLC in 2017 with a … Continued