Second home purchases are down from their pre-pandemic levels. Mortgage-rate locks on second homes were down 47 percent from their pre-pandemic levels as of Aug. 2023, just shy of a seven-year low seen in February when rate locks were down 52 percent from pre-pandemic levels
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If you are planning to buy, sell or build a home in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, The Lise Howe Group is here for you!
The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is known for its natural beauty and small historic communities. It’s a region of vibrant contrasts, famed monuments, and a seemingly inexhaustible store of vitality. Whether you are selling a home in one of Washington DC’s premiere neighborhoods, looking to up-size into one of Maryland’s suburbs, or want to slow down a little and enjoy life in Northern Virginia, The Lise Howe Group is here for you.
The Lise Howe Group is led by Lise Howe,who has nearly 30 years of real estate experience. Located in Washington, DC, she and her team are positioned to cover all of DC, MD & VA. One of the advantages that comes with the successful completion of hundreds of transactions in the area is an instinctive knowledge of selling homes, condos, and developments throughout the D.C. metropolitan area.
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Less expensive new homes may be coming! In today’s housing market, there are two main affordability challenges impacting buyers: mortgage rates that are higher than they’ve been the past couple of years, and rising home prices caused by low inventory. To overcome those challenges, many people are working with their agents to find less expensive…
A non-warrantable condo refers to a condominium unit that does not meet the eligibility requirements for conventional mortgage financing due to certain characteristics or conditions that make it riskier for lenders. There are several reasons why a condo might be considered non-warrantable:
Investing in short term rentals can be an excellent strategy to diversify your portfolio. Companies such as Airbnb and VRBO have brought the short-term rental market into the mainstream, making it easier than ever for investors to profit from real estate ownership. Rather than getting tied into long-term leases, property owners can capitalize on local…
Maplewood in Bethesda is tucked inside the Beltway in a safe, walkable, wooded neighborhood. This co-op community sets a high standard for independent retirement living with a billiards room, private dining room, club room, library, and art center.. Maplewood has been voted the "Best Senior Living Community" by the readers of Bethesda Magazine - for…
Sometimes You Win by Losing! This buyer decided not to buy but still appreciated my service.
I worked with Lise Howe for some months as I searched for a property to purchase in the DMV (District, Maryland and Virginia). Lise took exquisite and unsurpassably compassionate care of and for me – a demanding, difficult, exactlng, anxious potential buyer. Lise brought to bear seasoned, keenly professional knowledge about various aspects of properties … Continued
We Used Facetime to Buy Our House
Lise and her team made our recent home purchase a wonderful process! We live overseas, and ended up putting in an offer on our new home before ever seeing it. Lise made sure we did virtual walk throughs, giving honest commentary of what she saw in person while really listening to what was important to … Continued
From the moment we met Lise Howe, our fears about not being able to sell our condominium in Kenwood Forest disappeared. Lise is a wonderful combination of the very professional, businesslike realtor and the down-to-earth, practical friend who knows exactly what needs to be done and how. All Lise’s suggestions were on the mark. My … Continued
A Great House and Lise Saved Me 3%
Lise was the best realtor I could have asked for! I was looking to buy, and Lise and I while I was looking through open houses and apartments and condos in Washington DC on my own, we immediately connected and it just went from there. She was incredibly professional and patient with me the entire time, … Continued
Lise Equals No Pressure!
Lise is wonderful to work with. She meets you where you’re at and doesn’t pressure you to make decisions you’re not comfortable with. As a first time home buyer, this is very important. She also educates you throughout the process. I really appreciate her sincere enthusiasm, patience, and calmness. We ran into a few hiccups, … Continued
5 Transactions and More to Come!
Over the period of a decade or so Lise has served as our realtor for at least 5 listings, including the recent sale of our Bethesda condo. Lise is a very capable realtor who is dedicated to her clients and their best interests. In addition to being industrious, persistent, and honest, she is a lovely … Continued
Lise Found Our New Home Before It Came on the Market!
Simply the best! We would not have found and secured a home in this crazy market if it were not for Lise. Her patience with us was endless, her humor greatly appreciated, and her experience is unparalleled. She went so far above and beyond – literally knocking on someone’s door whose house wasn’t even on … Continued
Kenwood Forest Sale and a N Bethesda New Home!
Lise and her team are absolutely wonderful! We worked with Lise to sell our house and to buy our new home. Though we didn’t anticipate this, the market changed drastically during our process, and Lise was a true professional in navigating these changing dynamics. Lise helped us secure an excellent buyer on our original house, … Continued
Lise has been my agent through 3 real estate transactions spanning the past 10 years. We closed a foreclosure during the Great Recession, bought my first SFH, and recently helped me navigate the purchase of another MoCo SFH during this COVID-crazy seller’s market. Lise has always been willing to take me out hunting; in the … Continued
I used Lise Howe to help sell a house in Bethesda and she was excellent. She was presented with some difficult circumstances which she navigated beautifully. In addition, the house was being occupied by a tenant and Lise helped the tenant find a new home. I highly recommend Lise Howe. –Heather, closed October 2020