What you don’t know can cost you time and money when it comes to selling your house. The best source of information is your real estate agent, and we’ve put together a growing list of helpful resources about the home selling process. When you’re ready, call The Lise Howe Group at 240-401-5577 to discuss how we can help sell your house.

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Three Steps Before Moving!

There are lots of reasons to start thinking about selling your home such as being closer to the grandchildren or escaping the cold! Whatever the reason, the idea of selling may have some appeal—but you might not be quite ready to start packing or see a “For Sale” sign in your yard. Here are three steps … Continued

How to Work With International Buyers

Foreign Buyers Start Online Too

Will working with international buyers affect your real estate transaction? Every buyer and seller – and every transaction – is different. That is what keeps us as Realtors on our toes since it is so important to manage expectations on both sides of the deal.   When you add to the mix an international buyer, it … Continued

Some Facts about a Reverse Mortgage

Staying in your home in the DC metro area is expensive as you start to age.  When you retire, your income typically falls off but the expenses of owning a home do not.  You might be considering a reverse mortgage as a way to make that equity in your home work for you instead of … Continued

Which Remodeling Projects Give the Best Return on Investment?

A strong housing market isn’t necessarily all good news for sellers. As evidenced by Remodeling magazine’s newly-released Cost vs. Value Report for 2018, average return on investment (ROI) for remodeling projects dipped across the board, with “upscale” projects taking the biggest hit. The report, which measures the average cost of 21 popular remodeling projects and their average resale … Continued

Existing Home Sales Increased in November 2017

Bankruptcies and Foreclosures Remain on Your Credit Score

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

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

Six Low Cost Staging Tips to Sell a Home

ROI on remodeling projects

Congratulations! You just got a job offer for the position you have always wanted. It is close to your family – and your wife’s favorite sister.  The schools are good and the weather is perfect. The only problem is that you have to start in two weeks!  And your house is going on the market … Continued

Kitchen Upgrades for Resale Top Dollar

kitchen upgrades for resale top dollar

There are lots of reasons to renovate your kitchen.  You just bought a fixer upper or a diamond in the rough, and you want to create the kitchen of your dreams.  You have been in your house for ten years and it’s time to replace the appliances and upgrade.  Or…. you are planning to move … Continued

Ten Easy De-cluttering Projects – Each Done in 15 Minutes or Less

Life happens.  Stacks accumulate throughout my house.  I feel overwhelmed by the clutter! It is easier to keep moving the stacks from one table to another.  Tackling the clutter is daunting! Then I found this list of Ten Easy De-Cluttering Projects – Each Done in 15 Minutes or Less! Finding the time (and the motivation) … Continued

Things to Consider When Pricing a Home in Bethesda

Right Home

Pricing your house can be gut-wrenching. How do you know how much your house is worth? You want to get the most profit possible, and you dread the idea of losing money. Certainly, you want to sell your home in Bethesda and keep it simple! Although no one can tell you matter-of-factly what you should … Continued