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.

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

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

Maximum Conforming Loan Limits Increase in 2018

IRS Annual Gift Tax Exclusion

Last year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency increased the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages. This affected mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  This was the first increase to the maximum conforming loan limits since the housing crisis began in 2006.  And now, the FHFA is doing it again! FHFA has increased the maximum conforming loan limits for Fannie Mae … Continued

Affordable Upgrades for Your First Home

Your first home may not be a palace, but it is your home! Now that you have closed on your first home, you can set about making it into a palace for you, your friends, and your family.  Here are some affordable upgrades for your first home! Be sure to share some pictures with me … Continued

Investing in Real Estate – Four Great Options

Investing in Real Estate

What is a good way to build a retirement nest egg? Many consider investing in real estate to be a great way to build financial security.  Unfortunately, only 15 percent of Americans are actually investing in real estate other than their primary residence, according to a real estate investing study by RealtyShares. So what is … Continued

6700 Offutt Ln, Chevy Chase, Kenwood Forest II Under Contract

The Lise Howe Group just put another fabulous listing in Kenwood Forest II under contract.  6700 Offutt Lane is a Mulberry model town home with three bedrooms upstairs, two and a half baths, and an updated kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, and a private deck off the dining room surrounded by native plants and ferns. … Continued

Seven Bedroom Homes for Sale in Bethesda Maryland

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 … Continued

All the Six Bedroom Homes for Sale in Bethesda Maryland

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 … Continued

All the Five Bedroom Homes for Sale in Bethesda

Are you looking for a list of all the five bedroom homes for sale in Bethesda?  Good choice!  Bethesda is a perfect community to call home. We have lots of five bedroom homes for sale in Bethesda, Maryland in a variety of styles, amenities, and price ranges. Five Bedroom Homes for Sale in Bethesda – … Continued