Long & Foster Property Management

Long & Foster Property Management Long & Foster Real Estate's Property Management Division offers a full suite of services including property marketing, tenant screening, accounting & more.
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Long & Foster Property Management is one of the largest single-family property management and rental service companies in the country. Its team offers a full suite of services for real estate investors and property owners, from rental property marketing and tenant screening to maintenance oversight and accounting. By delivering this comprehensive portfolio of services, Long & Foster Property Management helps property owners maximize the return on their investments, while also furthering The Long & Foster Companies’ commitment to providing its clients everything needed to buy, sell, rent, own and invest in real estate.

There are many ways to purchase a home - read about this particular strategy
05/17/2019
How to Buy a Home Without Being an Active Investor

There are many ways to purchase a home - read about this particular strategy

Purchasing a property for yourself is a life-changing investment, as is buying investment property to create passive income. And you can do either (or both) sooner and for less money than you realize. By purchasing on terms, you can buy desirable properties without initially going through a bank. He...

Learn what to do if your tenant decides to leave early
05/15/2019
Can My Tenant Break the Lease?

Learn what to do if your tenant decides to leave early

After a tenant signs your lease, you expect them to stay for the entire lease period. But sometimes a tenant wants to leave early and break the lease.

Wishing everyone a fantastic Mother's Day! 💐
05/12/2019

Wishing everyone a fantastic Mother's Day! 💐

Ever have tenants move out on short notice? Consider getting vacant home insurance
05/08/2019
What You Need to Know About Vacant Home Insurance

Ever have tenants move out on short notice? Consider getting vacant home insurance

Not every real estate transaction lines up perfectly. During the transition, you may find yourself in the position of owning two houses should you buy a house before your current one is sold.

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05/06/2019

Long & Foster Property Management's cover photo

Long & Foster Property Management
05/06/2019

Long & Foster Property Management

May is the perfect time to get your outdoor spaces ready for entertaining
05/06/2019
May Home Maintenance Checklist

May is the perfect time to get your outdoor spaces ready for entertaining

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 relaxing on the back porch. Here are seven items to check off your to-do list, so you’ll be ready to enjoy the warmer weather.

Don't let distance hinder the rental experience
05/02/2019
7 Keys to Success for the Long-Distance Landlord

Don't let distance hinder the rental experience

While being a remote landlord may change the way you manage your rental properties, many real estate investors have found success as long-distance landlords. Here are seven tips for rental management from afar.

Don't fall for a fraud! Verify any home service professional you're thinking of hiring
04/30/2019
Avoiding Fraud When Working with Home Service Professionals

Don't fall for a fraud! Verify any home service professional you're thinking of hiring

As we enter spring and with summer right around the corner, it is the perfect time to begin planning your home repair and home improvement projects. From your yard to your kitchen, you may decide to rely on a home service professional to complete the job. Before hiring someone, however, it is import...

Start your seasonal check around your home to ensure everything is in working order
04/29/2019
Infographic: Get Your Home Ready for Spring

Start your seasonal check around your home to ensure everything is in working order

Doing seasonal checks around your house will help ensure everything is in working order. To get started, here are seven home maintenance tasks to complete this spring.

88% of landlords say they have experienced stress renting out their properties. Where do you land?
04/26/2019
4 in 5 Landlords Say the Money Is Worth the Stress

88% of landlords say they have experienced stress renting out their properties. Where do you land?

Landlords largely agree on the stress of owning investment property, but say the financial rewards overcome the problem.

See what's trendy in the bathroom 🛁
04/23/2019
Design Trends Bubbling Up in New Bathrooms

See what's trendy in the bathroom 🛁

From tech-enabled toilets to freestanding tubs, these are 10 of the popular bathroom design trends predicted for 2019 by interior designers and remodeling professionals.

Getting serious about buying a home? Have an advantage with a pre-approval letter
04/19/2019
Have Your Lender Preliminary Approval In Hand Before Home Shopping

Getting serious about buying a home? Have an advantage with a pre-approval letter

When you’re ready to get serious about buying a home, it’s best to have a pre-approval letter from a lender, so you can make an offer before someone else does. Or is that a pre-qualification letter you’re supposed to get? Wait a minute, what’s the difference?

Myth: Having the biggest offer does not ensure a closed deal
04/17/2019
The Highest Bid Does Not Always Win - SMARTERLANDLORDING

Myth: Having the biggest offer does not ensure a closed deal

Investment properties can be tough to come by right now. Getting outbid is almost becoming the norm. But, the highest bid does not always win. There are ways we smaller investors can tip the scales in our favor. Learning how can help you get more properties.

When choosing tenants, stick to your screening criteria and don't rush.
04/08/2019
The Biggest Mistake I Made as a First-Time Landlord

When choosing tenants, stick to your screening criteria and don't rush.

This one's probably not going to be too much of a shocker to too many people. What's the biggest mistake I made when I first started out as a landlord? Hands down: I didn't screen well enough. Do not do this!

Don't let a home inspection bring your home's value down
04/03/2019
4 Things You Didn't Know That Home Inspectors Check

Don't let a home inspection bring your home's value down

Selling a home in today's market means getting a home inspection. Only five percent of home purchases go through without a thorough check.

If you're considering becoming a landlord, here are a few perks when it comes to tax season.
04/01/2019
Own a Rental Property? Why Filing Your Taxes This Year Rules

If you're considering becoming a landlord, here are a few perks when it comes to tax season.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made several changes for rental property owners that portend a more profitable enterprise than it used to be.

Good news for those looking to purchase investment property!
03/28/2019
The 4% Mortgage Is Back

Good news for those looking to purchase investment property!

Mortgage rates are fast approaching 4%, a rate low enough that economists and lenders believe it will help jump-start the housing market again.

Preparing for new tenants? Make sure inspecting all appliances and scheduling a professional cleaning are on your to-do ...
03/26/2019
Between tenants? Four tips to get your home rent ready

Preparing for new tenants? Make sure inspecting all appliances and scheduling a professional cleaning are on your to-do list.

Rental turnover is unavoidable, but having an efficient strategy in place will help with a smooth and quick transition from one tenant to the next. With a well-maintained property that is clean and fresh, you’ll start the relationship out right with your next tenant.

There's still time to get your March home maintenance finished.
03/25/2019
March Home Maintenance Checklist

There's still time to get your March home maintenance finished.

It’s March, and with the rising temperatures and longer days, it’s a good time to get started on some tasks to shed the winter layers and give your home a fresh new start.

Purchasing a home that was remodeled without the proper permits can result in liability issues.
03/22/2019
Should You Buy a House Remodeled Without Permits?

Purchasing a home that was remodeled without the proper permits can result in liability issues.

There are many reasons why a homeowner may pass on selling a home without the necessary paperwork required by state or town planning laws.

Long & Foster Property Management's cover photo
03/19/2019

Long & Foster Property Management's cover photo

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
03/17/2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Allowing pets can help you get more interested tenants, but you want to make sure to protect your investment property to...
03/15/2019
Should You Allow Pets in Your Rentals? | Real Estate Investing | Blog

Allowing pets can help you get more interested tenants, but you want to make sure to protect your investment property too.

It's no secret. Pets can cause serious damage to a home. For this reason, it can be difficult for people with pets to find rentals willing to accept them. And for renters with multiple pets, it's even more challenging. Should you accept pets in your rentals? It really depends. But I do! Here's why.

Buying vs. renting - what's better for your savings?
03/12/2019
Where Buying Beats Renting in Savings

Buying vs. renting - what's better for your savings?

For average-sized homes, buying a home is usually a better deal than renting, a new study confirms.

Whether buying or renting, Amazon employees relocating to the DC area can find the information they need on our new HQ2 ...
03/08/2019
Long & Foster Launches Digital Site for Amazon’s HQ2 Employees

Whether buying or renting, Amazon employees relocating to the DC area can find the information they need on our new HQ2 landing page.

Long & Foster Real Estate has launched a new landing page designed exclusively for Amazon employees and provides visitors with real estate resources, community details and market information about National Landing and other areas in its vicinity.

April 15 will be here before you know it. Make sure you make the most of your tax deductions as an investor.
03/06/2019
The Ultimate Guide to Real Estate Taxes & Deductions

April 15 will be here before you know it. Make sure you make the most of your tax deductions as an investor.

You've always heard that real estate taxes are a major perk of investing in real estate—but what exactly do these benefits and deductions entail? Take a deep dive into how real estate investing can save you major money on taxes here!

Boost the ROI of your investment property while improving its security with a new front door.
03/04/2019
5 Doable DIY Projects To Send Your Home Equity Soaring

Boost the ROI of your investment property while improving its security with a new front door.

How much do you really save when you do home projects yourself? And which DIY projects have the highest ROI in terms of saving? HouseLogic tells you.

Have your tenants mentioned an unusual noise coming from the heat pump? It may need repaired or replaced.
03/01/2019
5 Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Service

Have your tenants mentioned an unusual noise coming from the heat pump? It may need repaired or replaced.

In the United States, roughly 40 percent of homes are “electrified”—or heated via electric heat, rather than with gas or oil.

Whether the home is your own or an investment property, it's important to keep up with seasonal maintenance.
02/27/2019
Prepare for Spring with these Home Maintenance Tips

Whether the home is your own or an investment property, it's important to keep up with seasonal maintenance.

As winter slowly starts to fade away, now is a good time to start thinking about how the snow and rain may have affected your home.

If you're new to investing in real estate, here's what you should know before buying a foreclosure.
02/25/2019
Buying a Foreclosed Home: How a Foreclosure Sale Works

If you're new to investing in real estate, here's what you should know before buying a foreclosure.

Buying a foreclosed home can be a good way to score a deal while house hunting. Here's how a foreclosure sale works.

Understanding rental laws is key to being a real estate investor.
02/19/2019
5 Tried & True Tips to Succeed as a New Landlord

Understanding rental laws is key to being a real estate investor.

Let’s face it: As a new landlord, you’re probably going to make a few mistakes along the way. Ensuring that you have a full arsenal of knowledge and have done your research ahead of time will set you up for success and protect both your tenants and your investment.

We hope your Presidents' Day is going well!
02/18/2019

We hope your Presidents' Day is going well!

02/14/2019
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Have a lovely Valentine's Day!

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761 C Monroe Street Suite 100
Herndon, VA
20170

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Long & Foster Property Management is one of the largest single-family property management and rental service companies in the country. Our size and resources allow us to give you a stress-free property management experience.

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