Long and Foster Real Estate Blog

  • Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency, Part 1

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    You just moved. You started your new job. You super busy unpacking and getting settled. You get sick in the evening or on a Saturday and need to see a doctor. This scenario is quite common. Getting unpacked into your new home, getting kids situat...

  • Organic Organizing

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Organic — denoting a relation between elements of something such that they fit together harmoniously as necessary parts of a whole. — characterized by continuous or natural development. Some people are born organizers…others of us struggl...

  • Easy Home Improvements to Drive Away the Winter Blues

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Whether you've just moved into a new house or are preparing to sell, don't let the fact that it's cold outside stop you from getting started. Here are some projects you can tackle even if the snow is piling up outside! Change the Paint During the w...

  • Create a Clean Canvass for Your Buyer

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    For many of us, bright, beautiful colors bring joy to our lives. When we make our homes our own, we tend toward the colors that make us happy. When we think about selling our home, however, we need to understand just how subjective color is. While co...

  • Buying with Reselling in Mind

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    If you know that the home you are buying my have to be sold within a few years, you have a few extra items you need to pay attention to prior to purchasing. This is particularly true if you'll need to sell within a short time period due to a job tr...

  • When You Should – and Shouldn’t – DIY

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Are you starting to feel a little bored with your house? Are you daydreaming about making some changes? At some point, most homeowners want to spruce up their home a little bit – and may even try to handle some of those upgrades on their own. But...

  • 10-Minute Home Projects

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    You’re probably familiar with the idea that little things add up to a lot. But did you ever stop to think about how that can be applied to the upkeep of your home? Homeowners know that one of the responsibilities of ownership is keeping up with ...

  • 6 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Security Without Breaking the Bank

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    You’ve spent countless hours and energy getting your home just perfect. You’ve labored over the right paint, the best furniture and even invested in some art. But have you put in enough thought about how you are protecting your home? While you ...

  • The Truth About…Stairs

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    Getting older isn't something most of us want to think about. We like the idea of always being active and youthful. We even think of our parents as remaining healthy and spry. When we're out shopping for a new home, however, we need to take into con...

  • Fitting Your Furniture in Your New Home

    BY Catalina Sandoval

    It seemed so perfect on the showroom floor… Then you get it home and no matter how you try it, you just can't make that furniture fit in the space of your new home! What to do? Plan ahead (duh!) or work a plan with what you already have. Here'...