lise howe group buyer agent: FAQs - FIVE GREAT REASONS TO USE A BUYER AGENT FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION - 06/16/17 05:07 AM
Does this story sound familiar?
You started thinking about buying  a home. You didn't think you were serious enough just yet to bother with a real estate agent. You thought that a real estate agent would not work with you since you were only casually interested in buying a new home... maybe next year. So you started looking in the real estate section of the weekend newspaper and you saw all these great new properties with their teaser ads.
     "No Money Down!”
“Starting in the low $300,000s”
“$10,000 in Closing Costs”
So you walked into the builder’s model … (30 comments)

lise howe group buyer agent: The Lise Howe Group Just Sold 5924 Griffith Rd Gaithersburg MD 20882 - 05/16/16 09:05 PM
The Lise Howe Group brought the buyers to 5924 Griffith Road in Gaithersburg MD and we can do the same for you!  The buyers fell in love with the quiet surroundings and the sense of space in the home. 
These buyers were looking for a home with lots of space to keep their motorcycles and to be able to work on them.  This home close to back roads for long rides on warm summer afternoons with its three car garage is perfect for them.  
David Wagner, the buyer agent for the Lise Howe Group, was able to find this perfect home in … (8 comments)

lise howe group buyer agent: How To Avoid Being the Victim of Predatory Lending - 09/01/15 11:10 AM
Newly enacted laws and regulations have undoubtedly reduced predatory lending activity. However, it would be naïve to think that problem has been eliminated entirely. The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) advises borrowers to keep an eye out for these signs of predatory lending:
Exorbitant fees, such as high points A prepayment penalty that must be paid before refinancing Interest rates inflated by the broker above the lender's actual charge Advertisements that say bad credit doesn't matter, and lenders or brokers who try to rush you into making a decision An adjustable rate mortgage with a rate that rises significantly over time Assurances that … (13 comments)

lise howe group buyer agent: Four Ways to Shift A Buyer From Reluctant to Willing - 07/27/15 06:06 AM
I taught a class today based on  the chapter in Gary Keller's book, Shift, which addresses how to change a reluctant buyer to a willing one. The book gives four great ways to encourage that reluctant or fearful buyer to become a ready, willing and able buyer.
1.   Why wait – the hazard of timing the market  
Ex   Explain to your buyer that while he or she is waiting for the price of that house to improve, interest rates may go up. We all know what an impact even a slight increase in the price of a mortgage can do to home affordability. … (14 comments)

lise howe group buyer agent: 15213 Buckeye Court Open Sunday 2-4 With a New Price! Don't Miss It - 07/25/15 09:13 PM
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lise howe group buyer agent: For Sale in Kenwood Forest-3 Bdr -6721 Fairfax Rd, Chevy Chase,20815 - 07/19/15 10:53 PM
If you like to walk to shops, movies, and restuarants and you want to be just a 10 minute stroll to the metro, then Kenwood Forest is the place to be!
6721 Fairfax Road, Chevy Chase, MD listed by Presidential Realty is waiting for you to call it home. With 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths on 2 levels, this 1164 square foot end unit townhouse is filled with sunshine.  Listed for $600,000 with a low condo fee of $361, this is a great buy for someone who wants to update a home themselves.  Sold as part of a 1031 tax free exchange, … (6 comments)

lise howe group buyer agent: Is the Home Warranty Your Contingency Plan? - 07/18/15 08:47 PM
The author is a home inspector and makes great points in this blog. As buyer agents we should ask for the home warranty and the repairs that the inspector has identified! As buyer agents we should be advocating for our buyers. Don't trust to the home warranty to repair something that can carry with it accompanying damage - like the leaking hot water heater! thanks for the heads up Michael Thornton!
As a buyer, make sure you hire a realtor who will advocate for you!  
    As a home inspector, I feel that all houses that are more than 5 years … (12 comments)

lise howe group buyer agent: 5 Least Expensive Condo Listings in Montgomery Co, MD- All Under $100k - 07/01/15 10:19 PM
Even though prices are gradually but steadily improving, there are still some deals to be had in Montgomery County, Maryland. Here are the 5 least expensive listings that are not age restricted, bank owned or short sales.   If any of these bargains sound good, please give the Lise Howe Group a call at 240-401-5577. We have a great team of buyer agents who can find that perfect home for you or a wonderful investment property that will provide good rental income for years to come. 
18605 Walkers Choice Road #3 in Montgomery Village Listed for $70,000
A one bedroom with nearly 900 square … (9 comments)

lise howe group buyer agent: BETHESDA MD 20817 MARKET UPDATE - 06/21/15 02:01 PM
Home Prices in Bethesda MD 20817 in May 2015Real estate market data for Bethesda MD provided by Lise Howe of  Keller Williams Capital Properties.

The market in Bethesda Maryland has seemed like a roller coaster ride for the last year and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon.  If you are considering buying a home you can  find deals on a house in Bethesda but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is always a must.  
As a seller, it is important to get your home into move in ready condition because buyers are being very selective and do not want to do … (9 comments)

lise howe group buyer agent: The Lise Howe Group Just Sold 2608 Testway Av., Fort Washington - 06/13/15 12:19 PM
The buyers needed to find, buy and move into a home in 14 days. Not a simple request under any circumstances - but they also needed to finance the purchase, using a VA loan.  The buyers met with David Wagner, the buyer agent with the Lise Howe Group, on a Friday afternoon to talk about their home search.
The buyers wanted to start searching for their new home on Saturday morning, but David wisely suggested that they should go back to their old home,  start packing, and make a mortgage application with our favorite lender, Scott Story, of First Home Mortgage.  The … (17 comments)

lise howe group buyer agent: A Big Shout Out to David Wagner Who Just Sold a Condo @City Center,DC - 05/17/15 12:58 PM
The Residences at CityCenter are comprised of 216 sophisticated condominium residences in two separate towers located in the exciting 10-acre CityCenterDC neighborhood. The Residences at CityCenter, designed by internationally respected Foster + Partners, are stunning architectural additions to downtown Washington. The well-appointed condominium residences feature custom European kitchens, European appliances, built-in European wardrobes and sleek baths. All of the homes offer access to a balcony or Juliet balcony. Several homes have a true rarity, the exclusive use of a private terrace. Each residence features floor-to-ceiling glass that allows abundant natural light into the home. The interiors are complemented by an array … (6 comments)

lise howe group buyer agent: Great Condos Close to American University - Perfect for Students - 03/21/15 01:38 AM
Room and board at American University is so expensive on top of tuition! The dorm costs are at least $10k to 13k per year not including the cost of board at American University.  Did you know there is a better way to deal with your wonderful student's housing needs than another year in the dorms? 
Why not buy a condo for your student - near American University?  Some of these even come with an extra bedroom for a roommate if that is what you want to do!
With the very high cost of college housing we at the Lise Howe Group receive lots of requests from parents with … (13 comments)

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Lise Howe

Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Washington, DC

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Long and Foster

Address: 7161 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD, 20815

Office: (240) 401-5577

Mobile: (240) 401-5577

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As an full time and very active Realtor in the DC metro area, I love to write about the DC market, special communities within the market, and new listings, and to connect with other agents in ActiveRain on ways to improve our service to the public and our marketing abilities.




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