Long and Foster Real Estate Blog

  • Housing Trends for 2017

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    If you’re considering buying or selling a home in 2017, it’s advisable to know what to expect as you dive into the market. Here’s a look at what some experts are predicting for the coming year. Mortgage rates are expected to rise 2016 saw...

  • Getting Ready to Sell

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    As we head into 2017, you may be thinking that this is the year to finally put your house on the market. And when you do, you’ll want it to sell quickly for the best possible price. Here are our suggestions for what you need to do to get your home ...

  • Saving for Your Down Payment

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    If buying a home is in your future, one of the realities you’ll need to face is the need to save for a down payment. Depending on the type of mortgage you qualify for, you’ll need anywhere from three to upwards of 20 percent of the purchase price...

  • Solar Energy 101

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Have you driven around town and noticed that more and more homes have solar panels installed on their rooftops? Were you thinking that it might be time for you to do the same? While solar panels are a great option for many homeowners, not every ho...

  • How to Unlock Your Home’s History

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Have you ever wondered who may have lived in your home before you? Did you discover an interesting relic in the attic and would love to know where it came from? Are you thinking about buying an older home and want to know more about its history bef...

  • Quiet Your Noisy Home

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Dogs barking, car alarms shrieking, helicopters buzzing overhead, sirens blaring – sometimes the world just outside your home is a noisy place. Couple that with all the various noises that come from within your house, and you’ve got a potential...

  • Quiet Your Noisy Home

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Dogs barking, car alarms shrieking, helicopters buzzing overhead, sirens blaring – sometimes the world just outside your home is a noisy place. Couple that with all the various noises that come from within your house, and you’ve got a potential...

  • Make the Most of a Tiny Patio

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Do you have grand visions of a summer spent outside, enjoying the sunshine and soft warm breeze from your beautiful outdoor space? Do you feel like this is all a fantasy because you have a tiny patio that couldn’t possibly live up to your expecta...

  • How to Create a Functional Home Office

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Are you one of the millions of Americans working from home? Or maybe you have a job outside the home but need a good “command center” from which to run your household? If you’re tired of letting your kitchen table double as your workspace, here...

  • Smart Home Trends

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    There’s nothing worse than the feeling that you forgot to lock the front door – after you’ve already left home and gotten to your destination. Soon, that feeling will be a thing of the past as more and more homes integrate smart technology. I...