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 →

Thinking of Buying your First Home?

Becoming a homeowner is one of the most significant events in many people’s lives. That said, residential real estate is also one of the most competitive markets in the country. The list of houses for sale in any given area is in a constant state of flux, and finding your ideal starter home can prove taxing without some form of… Read more →

Is now a good time to sell and buy?

No matter where you look, inventory shortages are driving the real estate market. With fewer properties for sale, home prices have grown higher while sales periods have tightened in many areas. These conditions can present tremendous opportunities for sellers, but it can be worrying for those individuals who also need to buy a new property after selling. Thankfully, those worries… Read more →

Are ideas about homeownership generational?

How different are the generations when it comes to homeownership? While Millennials are entering the home-buying game later than earlier generations, their desire to achieve the American Dream remains and, in fact, is stronger than previous generations. That’s just one difference between Millennials, Gen Xers, Boomers and Silents, and here are a few more facts about their real estate preferences,… Read more →

Half way through 2019!

It’s hard to believe we’re more than halfway through 2019. For those of you who are thinking of buying or selling a home this year, you might be wondering how the real estate market has shaped up so far this year. While all real estate is local, a few trends have emerged nationwide. Inventory shortages. Baby boomers are choosing to… Read more →