Long and Foster Real Estate Blog

  • Refresh Your Garden for Spring

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Do you hear that? It’s the first breathy sigh of your spring garden, waking up from its winter’s nap. Longer days, warmer temperatures and dreams of lazy afternoons spent lounging among the flowers is enough to get any homeowner motivated to get...

  • Make Your Wood Floors Look Like New

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Did you buy an older home because you fell in love with its character? Many homes built in previous decades or centuries feature details that often aren’t prevalent in new construction, such as Dutch doors, transom windows and even dumbwaiters or ...

  • Could You Live in a Tiny House?

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Do you fantasize about downsizing? Do you dream of having less to take care of so you have more time for yourself to do the things you enjoy? You’re not alone. Minimalism is trending in our culture right now, from de-cluttering your life with th...

  • Transform Your Attic

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    If you’re a homeowner who has been looking for ways to increase the square footage of your living space, but you’re hesitant to build a new addition to your existing home, have you thought about looking up? Unfinished attics are an excellent w...

  • Is an FHA Loan Right for You?

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    One of the most daunting challenges of buying a home is choosing and getting approved for a mortgage loan. There are many types of mortgages out there and if you’re unfamiliar with the differences between them and how they relate to your personal...

  • Use Your Tax Refund On Your Home

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Have you filed your taxes yet? We know -- tax season isn’t anybody’s favorite time of the year (except, of course, for tax accountants). But if you’re expecting a refund, now is a great time to reinvest that money in your home. Whether you...

  • How to Sell Your Home When You Have Pets

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Nobody wants to smell pet odors when they’re looking at a potential new home. Nor do they want to see piles of pet hair on the carpet. But are there ways to actually use your pet to your advantage when selling your home? Here’s a look at how be...

  • New? Pre-Owned? How to Choose…

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    If you, Are lured by the shiny new home in the brochure and it calls to you, or Pass by the fluttering flags of that new sub-division, and your car automatically turns in, and A walk through model homes every weekend is your idea of relax...

  • Your Road To Better Credit

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Did you know? It is likely there are many serious inaccuracies on your credit report... Many inaccurate negative items can be legally removed from your credit report... The result of not removing these inaccuracies even just one late paym...

  • Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency, Part 2

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    As a new homeowner, you may not know what to do when the unforeseen happens. Knowing what to do in a household emergency can save valuable time and may even reduce expensive repairs to hidden damage. Household Emergencies From plumbing disasters to...