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It’s March, and with the rising temperatures and longer days, we’ll soon start to see the first signs of spring, including all the crocuses, tulips and daffodils beginning to sprout. With the threat of most snow storms behind us, and before the arrival of April showers...

When looking for a home to buy, the stakes are high and the to-do list is long. Mistakes could cost you thousands of dollars. Is there also a not-to-do list of things to avoid if you want this process to go smoothly? We asked several Long & Foster real estate professio...

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...

Buying or selling a home is such an exciting time, but it can also be stressful, especially if an appliance or home system breaks suddenly. Home warranties provide valuable coverage, giving you reassurance during and after your real estate transaction. Home warranties...

With the new year fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to begin planning if you’re considering buying a home in 2019. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or you’re simply looking to upgrade, there are several steps you can take now to help ensure a successful home...

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...

While November brings time to enjoy falling leaves, bonfires, crisp weather and Thanksgiving celebrations, it’s also a good time to make sure your home is ready for guests, the holidays and the winter months ahead. Our checklist this month includes a few tips to help m...

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 15, 2018

Today my first little started preschool. AHHH

I have been blessed to be able to work from home since she was 5 months old. So as we got her dressed and ready for preschool this morning - it was emotional to say the least in ways I expected and at the same time couldn't...

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...

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