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.

Choose a Home With Good Bones

Georgetown TownHome

Choose a home with good bones! It’s great advice to a buyer but how do you know that a home has good bones? “Good bones” might be one of the most overused phrases in real estate. Prospective home buyers and sellers, and their real estate agents, are constantly talking about homes’ “good bones.” But what does it even mean when a home is said to have good bones? What should you be looking for as you try to find your dream home? You can figure out how many bedrooms or parking spaces you need but how do you determine whether the home you are looking for will stand the test of time. Here are some helpful hints for what to put on your search list.

Gated Communities in the DC Metro Area

Gated Community

A gated communnity offers a greater sense of security, freedom from drop in visitors and salesmen, and a deeper sense of community. Gated communities are not common in the DC metro area, but there are enogh communities in various price ranges to offer you a choice.

Ways to Deal With Rising Interest Rates

Looking for ways to deal with rising interest rates? You can raise your credit score, buy down your rate or choose an adjustable rate mortgage. Here are seven ways to deal with rising interest rates.

Financing a Co-op – Simple Explanation

Financing a co-op introduces you to new concepts like cooperative, stock shares, board approval and underlying mortgage. If these sound like Greek, don’t despair. While buying a co-op is different that buying a condo, it does not have to be significantly different.

Cherington Condos Close to Pike and Rose!

Cherington Front

Cherington Condos in North Bethesda are townhomes in a community of five short tree-lined streets with lots of guest parking, just a few short blocks to Pike and Rose, the Metro and lots more. The homes are spacious – many are four levels – and have two car garages and walk out basements.

Georgetown Village Condos

Georgetown Village Condos is located on Edson Lane and Commonwealth Drive in a park like setting. The community has 304 units in 19 buildings with four levels each and four units on each level. Built in 1985, the condos range in size from 845 square feet one bedroom one bath units to 1473 square feet three bedroom two bath units. Georgetown Village Condos is a popular location, not only for its amenities but also for its proximity to shopping and the metro. Pike and Rose is very close and Montgomery Mall and Wildwood Shopping Center are easily accessible too. The community is pet friendly and each unit has its own washer and dryer. Amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis courts, tot lot and a basketball court.

The Forum at 11801 Rockville Pike – Not Just for Romans!

The Forum at 11801 Rockville Pike is a condo building built in 1968 with exceptionally large units and amenities including a pool, tennis courts, utilities, tot lot, party room, exercise room, sauna and 24 hour front desk. The pet friendly Forum is close to the Metro, the Pike and Rose, Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, and lots more!

Fallswood Condos in North Bethesda

The Fallswood Condos in North Bethesda at 5802 Nicholson Lane, a small building with just 91 homes, give you quick access to everything you could ever need or want from grocery stores to shops and restaurants, gyms and the aquatic center, metro and more. This condo community, built in 1985, has a private, seasonal pool, tennis courts, library, party room, fitness room, sun deck with lounge, grill and walkways, and an Amazon locker all in your building.

Midtown Bethesda North in North Bethesda

Midtown Bethesda North in North Bethesda is a stunning condo with a distinctive architectural profile. Located at 5750 Bou Avenue, Rockville MD this condo building has a rooftop pool, great concierge, plenty of parking, a movie theater, and lots more.

Kenwood in Chevy Chase is Classical Luxury

Kenwood in Chevy Chase is classical luxury and traditional beauty for a discerning buyer. The homeowners take great pride in their homes and the beautiful landscaping. Kenwood in Chevy Chase is well known for its cherry blossoms which rival those at the Tidal Basin.