66 Things to Toss As You Hit Route 66 West!

Whether you are moving up the street or across the country on Route 66, it is always exciting to contemplate a big change in your life – but then reality sets in.  You have to get from point A to point B! You have to pack up and move your personal belongings or toss things … Continued

The Best Time to Sell is May

Best Time to Sell

If you are planning to sell your home this spring, May is the best time to sell. May is the best bet for home sellers, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions, which found that the average seller gains 5.9 percent more than market value—the highest of all months—in the fifth month of the year.  You … 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

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