What Effect Do World Events Have on the U.S. Housing Market?

There’s quite a bit going on in the world right now – Brexit, tensions with Iran, trade issues with China and, more recently, the coronavirus. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this year, you may be wondering what effect, if any, these domestic and global events can have on real estate. Here are a couple to consider:… Read more →

Financial Do’s and Don’ts When Buying a Home

Are you thinking of buying a home?  If so, check out our lists of financial Do’s and Don’ts to help you prepare!   DO continue to make payments on time for current mortgages, cars, credit cards, etc. DO keep a paper trail, document, and explain any large or unusual deposits or withdrawals into accounts (checking, savings, stock, etc.). DO keep… Read more →

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! The start of the year is always an exciting time. It’s a chance to plan for the future and look back on the past year. It’s also the time of year that I hear from many clients who want to know how the real estate market ended and where it’s headed. Getting perspective on the past year’s… Read more →

Housing Trends for 2020

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home next year, you’re likely wondering what’s expected to happen in the housing market. Here are a few trends that our team at Long & Foster Real Estate expects to impact the market in 2020. Resolution of uncertainty in the world economy could affect interest rates. Interest rates have been at historic… Read more →

3rd Quarter 2019 Real Estate Update

While real estate is hyper-local and each area experiences its own ebbs and flows, a number of trends still affect the market as a whole. Throughout the third quarter of 2019, inventory challenges and declining mortgage rates certainly remained a common theme. If low mortgage rates have you thinking about buying or selling, continue reading to learn why the holiday… Read more →

Getting ready for the market!

To many, the process of readying your home for sale can appear deceptively straightforward to the uninitiated. Granted, some steps are just as simple as they appear, such as home inspections; however, there are a number of subtler points that, should you fail to give them the attention they deserve, can leave an otherwise first-choice property trapped on the market… Read more →

Get prepared with great buyer resources!

When entering the housing market, it pays to be prepared. These buyers’ resources are bound to contain a service that will help find the home of your dreams. GreatSchools One of the most important factors for families to consider when searching the market is a given area’s school district. Not even your dream home can make up for a lack… Read more →

Fall/Winter Maintenance Tips

Fall is officially here. Before colder weather arrives, there are a few things you should do to prepare your home for the upcoming season. Taking these steps now can help ensure you’ll go through fall (and winter) without any problems. Shut off outside water faucets. Close valves inside the house, then turn on the outside spigot to drain any remaining… Read more →

New house now what?

Closing the sale on your new home can, in the moment, feel like the ultimate conclusion to the homebuying process. However, as you’ve no doubt since realized, there’s still plenty of work ahead. The closing simply served as an end to the seller’s duties as the owner of the property, and now it falls to you to pick up where… Read more →