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December 31, 2018

 

Inventory challenges defined the real estate market in 2018, and that trend will continue, albeit not as severe, in the coming year. Here are a few more of the real estate trends that my team at Long & Foster and I expect to occur next year.

1. Inventory will increase...

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...

October 11, 2018

Fall isn’t traditionally thought of as the busiest time in real estate, but there are big advantages to buying or selling a home during autumn. People are always moving into our area, and your home will undoubtedly stand out if there are few others like it for sale. Ad...

July 21, 2018

When you’re selling in the summer, outdoor staging takes priority. While it’s always smart to make your exterior clean and neat, buyers are likely to spend more time looking at the outside of your house during warmer weather.

Here are a few tips to improve your home’s c...

July 20, 2018

When you live in a real estate market with limited listings – like most of the country – and sellers have the upper hand, you may feel you can skip staging your home for sale. After all, if buyers are competing for homes in your area, they may be willing to overlook a...

Millennials are more active in the real estate market than they often get credit for, and they’re just getting started. A recent study by Long & Foster and YouGov found 55 percent of them have already bought at least one home, and among those who haven’t become homeown...

Nearly three years of month-after-month declines in the number of residential properties on the market, plus a strong economy and low interest rates, has many buyers competing for desirable homes.

It’s a tough market for many house hunters, for sure, but tough is not th...

Homes today are sometimes selling within days of being listed for sale. So what’s a homeowner to do if their property sits on the market longer than expected? Often a price adjustment is the most obvious answer, but agents say before you take a hit, try to figure out i...

One of the first things buyers see when they walk into a home that’s on the market is the color on the walls. Your goal as a seller is for them to not notice it – unless they’re breathing a sigh of relief they won’t have to paint.

A fresh, neutral coat will help the buy...

After the long winter some regions experienced this year, many of us are looking forward to getting outdoors to enjoy some sunshine and warm weather again. With gardens springing to life and the days lengthening, April is a month of renewal. It’s also traditionally a t...

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