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2009 

2009 represented the start of some big changes in the DC landscape. Here are a few high pointsHoward The historic Howard Theater is supposed to become an arts venue once financing obstacles are overcome. The Hilton Hotel at Connecticut Avenue (where John Hinckley tried to assassinate President Re...
12/30/2009
You all know that we had quite a snowfall before Christmas here in DC and elsewhere on the east coast.  We all had to deal with it as best we could, and that included our four legged members of the family too.   When my husband and I wanted to go for a walk up the street in Bethesda and take our ...
12/26/2009
CONFESS IT - You love fruitcake - or maybe you don't. Jimmy Buffett wrote a song about fruitcake in 1994 - It starts out as followsYou know I was talking to my friend desdemona the other day sheRuns this space station and bake shop down near boomtown. she toldMe that human beings are flawed indiv...
12/21/2009
     Last night I had dinner with a couple whose son went to preschool with my daughter (many years ago now since they are both 15).  They live in my neighborhood because I sold them a house about 8 years also.       I have sold several other houses to families from my daughter's school, but I do...
12/20/2009
Last summer, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced in a traffic advisory that construction and installation of street car rails was continuing along H St NE as part of the Benning Road/H Street Great Streets Project. DDOT laid the tracks in concrete during the road improvemen...
12/17/2009
I just read an interesting post at DC UrbanTurf suggesting that when a buyer makes an offer on a new construction condo, that the buyer should also ask the developer for a parking space for free. Even though many DC condo parking spaces selling for $40,000 or even $50,000 in the District,there ar...
12/17/2009
This business is filled with simple to-do's that can make life so much easier for everyone, and really make you as a Realtor stand out the competition.  One very simple to do is to ask your sellers when you list a property when was the last time they refinanced and could they try to find and prov...
12/16/2009
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As we are all planning for next year, I thought that the suggestions in this post by Borino were really helpful  - Before you do anything else, review your FOCUS list every single day, first thing in the morning for 2-3 minutes. Practice by yourself or with a partner: 15 minutes - prospecting scr...
12/15/2009
My buyer fell in love with an REO townhouse with huge holes in the ceiling.  Silly me - I didn't realize that the holes in the ceiling were prima facie evidence of a burst pipe in the fire sprinkler system.  (I thought the previous owner was just disgruntled at being evicted!  I am not allowed to...
12/15/2009
If you need to add a little zip to your listing but the owners don't have a lot of money to redecorate, there are lots of simple fixes that you can try.  According to Matthew Swingly, a DC interior designer with McMaster Wallace Interiors in DC,  things in a room don't have to be expensive - just...
12/15/2009
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Lise Howe

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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.