Coronavirus and the Real Estate Market.

Like many of you, I’ve been actively monitoring the developments around the coronavirus. It’s a fluid situation that’s continuously changing. The long-term impact is not yet known, but here’s a look at the current conditions, as of March 16. All-Time Low Mortgage Rates Over the past year or so, mortgage interest rates have been declining as more money flows into… Read more →

Tax Season is Upon Us!

March has arrived and with the first signs of spring, we’re reminded that tax season is upon us and the April 15 tax filing deadline will be here before we know it. As you prepare your 2019 taxes—if you haven’t already done so—here are a few housing-related items to keep in mind. Home interest deductions. • Mortgages that closed before… Read more →

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 →