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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Gen Z Must Haves

Gen Z Must Haves

Gen Z Must Haves may be more simple than you would expect. This is not the avocado toast generation. Instead, the oldest came of age during the Great Recession in the late 2000s, and many saw their families struggle. And as these younger folks are just getting started professionally, they typically earn less than their millennial and Gen X peers.

Best Time to Sell a Home

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The best time to sell a home can change from market to market. What works in New York or Boston is different than here in the DC area. It is affected by the weather, when plants bloom and spring vacation – to name a few variables.

Increase Your Home Sale Price

Increase your home sale price

Increase your home sale price range by adding storage, remodeling your kitchen, changing out your light bulbs or doing a deep clean of your home. There are easy fixes and expensive ones. Everyone wants the most money when selling a property but it is important to focus on the value adds that don’t cost a lot of money!

Curbio is Being Sued

Curbio is being sued

Curbio is being sued by the DC attorney general who is alleging “scheme of deception, intimidation and fraud.” Curbio provides pre-sale home renovations in 55 different markets, while charging zero fees upfront. The benefit to the seller is obvious. The property is market ready at no expense to the seller, which will hopefully result in a higher price sale. The seller is required to list the home within a certain number of days after the work is completed.

Decluttering is Important!

Decluttering is important in the sale of your home. You want to present the best image of your home to prospective buyers. You also want to get rid of the extraneous things that you don’t want to move to your new home. Whether you are upsizing or downsizing, it is a good time to take a hard look at the extra things in your home and decide what has outlived its usefulness.

Katy Perry Law for Elder Care

Katie Perry Law

The Katy Perry Law, the Protecting Elder Realty for Retirement Years (PERRY) Act would give home-sellers aged 75+ up to 72 hours to change their minds about selling a personal residence, It is about to be introduced in several states.

Clara Barton House – Local Landmark

Clara Barton House

The Clara Barton House in Glen Echo MD is the perfect place for a short history lesson since it is just outside Washington, DC, near several good restaurants, and right next to the C&O Canal for a pleasant hike aftrwards.

After the Mortgage Holder Dies

after the mortgage holder dies

After the mortgage holder dies, there is frequently confusion in the family and heirs as to what the next steps are to be taken. Most people expect to pay off their mortgage and live in their house during retirement. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go according to plan. If a homeowner dies before paying off the mortgage, it could have implications for the estate and the person’s heirs. Discussing the future and preparing for that possibility can make the transition easier on family members.

Your Choices When You Inherit a Property

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Your choices when you inherit a property range from selling it to renting it to moving into it. What is the best choice for you? When someone passes away, his or her house is generally left to a family member. Figuring out what to do after inheriting a house can be confusing and overwhelming, particularly when it is unexpected or when siblings become joint owners. Frequently people rush to make decisions, or they put off making important choices. Either can lead to more financial costs and stress.