HOME DESIGN TRENDS

JULY HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

With summer in full swing, and the arrival of warmer weather, it’s time to prepare your home and yard for the summer heat.   From cleaning your porch lights to adding mulch to your garden, July’s home maintenance checklist includes quick and easy tasks to do that will keep your home happy and healthy.  

OPEN FOR BUSINESS – Covid-19 Update

March 20, 2020 – It’s been a challenging few weeks across our country, as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has grown. Numerous employers, including our own team at Long & Foster, have moved to a telework capacity, helping ensure the safety of our teams and the broader community. Putting people first is our priority, as it […]

The Expert Guide to Selling your Home this Spring of 2020!

Spring of 2020 is in our sights, and now is the time to get your home ready to sell in the Spring 2020 market! You’ll want to follow this guide closely and quickly, as Spring is the best and most likely time for your home to sell, so long as your home is in its peak form. With that being said, Ready…Set…Go!

Keep These Housing-Related Items in Mind During the 2020 Tax Season

As you prepare your 2019 taxes (April 15th, 2020 Deadline)- here are a few housing-related items to keep in mind: Home interest deductions, Property tax deductions, Capital gains tax exclusions.

Key Developments in the Real Estate Market: What Happened in 2019? What Can we Expect for 2020?

Key Developments the Real Estate Market: What Happened in 2019? What Can we Expect for 2020? Interest rates were low, so money was cheap. Demand for housing was ample, although supply was limited. Homeownership rates rose, thanks to low mortgage rates. Healthy conditions were reported in the job and stock market. Concerns lowered for a potential recession. Altogether, 2019 brought positive news to the housing market and 2020 is likely to see the same. If you’re interested in learning more about the market or looking to buy or sell this year (or if you know someone that may), let me know. I’m here to answer all your questions.

‘Ring’ in 2020 with a Smart-Home Technology Gift!

There is no doubt, the future has arrived. We are officially out with this decade and ringing in the year 2020. However, we do have one last hoorah before the 2010’s leave us. This Holiday Season is certainly one we will not forget! Why, you may ask?! One phrase can sum that up, Technology! Specifically Smart-Home Technology. It seems like the world has changed before eyes in the last decade, technology is seemingly to thank for that. Many changes, and a lot usefulness have come along with it.

One thing is for certain though, Smart-Home Technology does seem to streamline tasks that can not be skipped in our increasingly hectic daily lives. I mean come on, there are some pretty awesomely useful Smart-Home devices currently on the market. The main Smart Home devices can be broken down into 4 most-practical categories: The Video Doorbell and Security System, The Home Assistant (Voice Control), The Smart Thermostat (w/app control), Smart Lighting and Plugs (voice and app control, with timed automation).

Real Estate Market in 2020

Washington DC real estate market indicators:

Resolution of uncertainty in the world economy could affect interest rates.
Consumer confidence will remain strong.
Inventory issues will continue to affect buyers looking for low- to mid-priced homes.
New construction, especially of starter homes, may slow.
Price appreciation will remain healthy.
Home sales will be brisk, particularly for low- to mid-priced homes.

Bathroom Remodeling Tips

There are few remodeling projects that bring more satisfaction than a kitchen or bathroom restoration.  It’s so important to think through all the details so there are no regrets after the project is completed.  Here are some tips that may help you plan and prepare for a successful outcome! 1. PLAN AND BE PATIENT Huge […]

Innovative Geometric House

  New Home Concept Designed for Worldwide Production By Nick Caruso RISMEDIA, Saturday, February 27, 2016— This intriguing geometric wonder contains three equally linked houses that all have a 360-degree view and maximum openness. Welcome to the Tetris House, designed by Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars (Universe Architecture).Now ready for production in various countries, the structure is […]

Top 10 Kitchen Trends of 2016

These predictions are from the National Kitchen and Bath Association and are based on popular trends in 2015 that appear to be gaining momentum and are likely to increase in popularity over the next year. 1. Transitional style kitchens that feature a traditional feel with a focus on clean lines and less ornamentation. Popular Transitional […]