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.

Landon Woods in Whitman HS Area Bethesda MD

Landon Woods in Whitman HS Area

Landon Woods in the Whitman HS area offers a variety of single family home styles, making it a perfect community if you are relocating to the DC metro area or specifically to Montgomery County Maryland.

Bethesda MD Condos Perfect for Downsizing

Bethesda condos perfect for downsizing

Bethesda MD condos perfect for downsizing range from the affordable Promenade with its pickleball courts and indoor pool to the luxury Somerset with its doorman and tennis courts. When choosing a condo to downsize into, you probably want amenities like a pool and fitness center, lots of parking and a friendly community. Here are some Bethesda MD condos to consider when you are ready to downsize!

Stephen Strasburg’s Home for Sale

Stephen Strasburg's Home for Sale

Stephen Strasburg’s home hit the market this week in McLean for $9,750,000. The 11,700-square-foot house was purchased from construction company Artisan Builders for about $5.5 million in 2020.It comes with six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and three partial bathrooms.

Zestimates Compared to CMAs and Appraisals

Zestimates, CMAs and Appraisals

Zestimates Compared to CMAs and Appraisals leave buyers confused! They are all valuations of a property’s worth but they do not necessarily reflect the same valuation. Which one should you rely on? Do you have a choice?

Rising Insurance Costs Impact Condos

Rising Insurance Costs

Rising insurance costs are impacting condo affordability and forcing some owners to sell their units. The rising cost of insurance is driving up condo fees, making some properties too expensive for their owners to hold on to them.

Condos with Pools in the DMV

Relocation Specialist Recommends Bethesda MD Condos with Pools

Condos with pools in the DMV start to look very attractive when summer arrives in the mid-Atlantic region! You might like a penthouse pool with views across to the Washington Monument or perhaps an indoor pool like the Elizabeth condos. Some condo buildings like the Somerset and the Promenade give you a choice of indoor pools and outdoor pools!

Election Impact on the Housing Market

Election Impact on the Housing Market

The election impact on the housing market is not as clear cut as you might think. The 2024 Presidential election is just months away. As someone who’s thinking about potentially buying or selling a home, you’re probably curious about what effect, if any, elections have on the housing market. Many consumers think that the DC housing market will immediately be flooded with new listings right after the presidential election in November. (Not likely.) Other consumers worry that prices will drop…. or prices will soar.

Title Insurance Coverage FAQs

Title Insurance Coverage

Title insurance coverage may be very confusing! Yo really want to understand it since it is required whenever you get a mortgage. Your lender wants to make sure that the amount you owe them is protected – but what about your down payment and your interest in the property?

Choosing Your New Paint Colors – Let This DC Relocation Specialist Help!

Choosing Your New Paint Colors

Choosing your new paint colors is one of the fun parts of moving to a new home in Washington DC. Let this DC relocation specialist help! You want to get the painter in right after closing so you can move in asap – but you probably have limited access to your new home now that the home inspection has been completed. Most contracts to purchase only allow you in twice – once for the home inspection and once for the pre-settlement walk-through. Here are some websites which can assist (at least a little) in choosing your new paint colors before you go to closing.

Green Features in Homes

Green Features in Homes

Green features in homes are beginning to be appreciated by buyers but not as much as some would like. Solar panels can be a hard sell on some properties while other factors such as location and proximity to shopping, restaurants and transportation command a higher value.