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 →

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 →