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May is a transitional month from spring to summer. It’s between the unpredictable spring weather and the summer months ahead.

With Mother’s Day and Memorial Day coming up this month, it’s the time to focus on getting your outdoor spaces ready for entertaining or just r...

Do you love a good home improvement project? Whether you're a novice or a seasoned DIY-er, there are some projects that are just going to be easier than others. But which? ImproveNet set out to discover which projects can set you up for failure, and which will be a sna...

November 6, 2018

While an “open concept” or “open floor plan” seems to be at the top of every buyer’s wish list today, Americans weren’t always so eager to eliminate walls. Since Long & Foster was founded, interior layouts have evolved, just like pants have morphed from bell bottoms to...

There are many questions homeowners ask themselves during the selling process. "How much will my home sell for?"  "How much should I list my home for?"  "Who should I select as a real estate agent to sell my home?"  "What if the real estate agent overprices my home?"...

October 26, 2018

*Barley Boy,pictured above.

Tis the season for fun, spooky, silly costumes and they are especially fun to include the whole crew in - even our pets too. I know we are excited to have Barley Boy's first Halloween.

However, it is important to be sure you are aware of some...

Fall nights are in full swing and the harvest moon hangs low in the sky. There's no doubt about it, Halloween is just around the corner!

If you plan on passing out treats in your neck of the woods this year, be sure that you prep your home to ensure safety for tiny ghos...

October 14, 2018

I love all things fall and adore the fun traditions it entails including carving pumpkins at Halloween. Wanted to launch a good old classic pumpkin carving contest - because why not! 

Some of my favorite memories from this time of year growing up in our family - was lay...

October 13, 2018

What is more fun than a theme? I mean I personally love themes - themed parties are great sure but I enjoy themed meals, gifts, adventures, and of course books. With the cooler weather and fall finally arriving in northern Virginia and Halloween quickly approaching I w...

When you show your home’s best features by staging it effectively, you help increase your final selling price without breaking the bank. In fact, on average, sellers receive $2 in increased sale price for every $1 they put into staging a home. As the infographic below...

July 11, 2018

As a realtor I am always asked if I wanted to buy a home where would I start?

It is such a valid question because if you have never done this before you cannot be expected to know. It is always best to start with a realtor, like myself, but to also connect with a mortga...

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