Regularly changing your furnace filter also helps keep your system running longer.
Long & Foster Property Management offers a full suite of services, from property marketing and tenant screening to maintenance oversight and accounting.
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.
Regularly changing your furnace filter also helps keep your system running longer.
Have a fantastic New Year! 🍾🥂🎆
Maintaining and managing properties is often a challenging role. Landlords or managers may sometimes overlook a good practice, or plan to circle back to it later on, but never do so - http://bit.ly/2QICuuC
Managing rental properties can be challenging, but there are steps every landlord can take to keep things running smoothly. Members of Forbes Real Estate Council offer tips for keeping properties in good shape and maintaining low vacancy rates.
There are good reasons for and against having each of your investment properties in an LLC.
Today, I am going to take a stab at one of the questions that goes around a lot. Should you get a new LLC every time you buy a property?
Here are the top 5 things you should seriously consider replacing or upgrading whenever you acquire a new investment property, regardless of their condition - http://bit.ly/2Al84of
Some fixes you can delay. For others, to give you a better sleep at night, you should always ensure their operation. Don't even think about ignoring these.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Don't rush when it comes to choosing tenants.
What does one do with one’s money these days? Saving is an option, sure, and it’s certainly something that we should all be doing. But in today’s financial climate the anemic interest rates offered by…
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Today’s smart homes are likely to be controlled by voice-activated systems.
For the past 50 years, just as technology has changed Long & Foster’s real estate business, it has changed the way we live in our homes.
Is your home ready for holiday guests? There's still time to prepare!
This month’s checklist has a holiday focus to help you make your home merry and bright for guests and all of December’s festivities.
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Often, bedrooms must be a specific size and have a few other key features.
“What is a bedroom?” may seem like an obvious question, but in real estate, there are certain details that differentiate a bedroom from a regular room.
Need to upgrade the kitchen in your rental? Here's how you can bring old cabinets back to life.
In six short weeks, this vintage kitchen went from ultra '90s to wonderfully now. The old cabinets are totally unrecognizable.
The typical family spends an average of $2,200 per year on utilities.
With winter fast approaching, now’s the time to start thinking about ways to cut your home’s energy costs before the snow starts falling. Our Home Service Connections partners provide tips to help save money while staying warm this winter.
Spaces for remote working are becoming more common in rental buildings.
As more and more Americans spend at least part of their work days working away from the office, luxury multifamily developers are beginning to give business centers higher priority. They no longer tuck them away, but instead place them out front where they are showcased on tours.
Creating a rental in a basement or studio space? These ideas are for you!
Want a kitchen that takes up little room but still looks stylish? Steal some ideas from these clever solutions
Be cautious about what you post on social media -- and who can see it -- when you're traveling.
You should take precautions anytime you leave your home for an extended period of time, but the holidays tend to lead to an increase in home break-ins.
These tips can also help if you're staging a rental for photographs.
With the holidays around the corner, how do you stage your home in a way that allows you to emphasize its best features and celebrate the season?
Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Amazon's HQ2 will bring more than just jobs to the DC metro region.
How Amazon plans to reinvent Crystal City, VA
In the 1960s, having one bathroom in a home was the norm.
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 skinny jeans.
Did you know that unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires on Thanksgiving? Stay safe with these tips from the NFPA.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home.
Thanks to all our Veterans.
Know the risks of renting out your property short term.
The sharing economy is a 21st century phenomenon PricewaterhouseCoopers expects to see grow from $15 billion in 2014 to $335 billion by 2025.
Renters insurance is an affordable way to protect your belongings.
We spoke to insurance experts from three different providers to get the inside scoop.
Micro apartments are the tiny homes of cities.
What is a micro-apartment? It's the urban equivalent of a tiny house—a small dwelling, typically under 300 square feet—that is gaining in popularity.
November brings falling leaves, chilly weather and Thanksgiving celebrations, take time to make sure your home is ready for guests.
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 with our November checklist.
Have a fun Halloween!
Have the HVAC system inspected and serviced to help ensure it stays in good working order through the winter months.
The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe focuses on 10 rental property maintenance items to check this fall in and around your property.
Help keep kids in your neighborhood safe this Halloween! 🎃
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.
For some, the flexibility of renting is the right choice.
I’m 33, and a lifelong renter, even though my husband and I could afford to buy a home. And here are the seven surprisingly smart reasons why.
Get your home ready for winter and keep yourself healthy in the process.
As much as we all love autumn, the transition from summer into the cooler, darker fall months can be a rocky one for many of us.
Not sure if you should include utilities in your rent price? These tips may help you decide.
Is it a better strategy to include utilities with rent or have your tenants set them up themselves? Take a look at some of the positives and negatives here.
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Moving comes with lots of small headaches. OneSource can help make it a bit easier.
OneSource Solutions takes the hassle out of setting up utilities, security systems, internet service and everything else you need to make your new house a home.
Keep your tenants and your rental property safe with these fall home maintenance tasks. 🍁🍂
While chimney, air duct and dryer vent cleaning is often overlooked, keeping these systems clean can help you boost energy efficiency, safety and air quality in your home before the cold weather arrives. To help you do so, we asked a few of our Home Service Connections partners for advice.
And cheering on your favorite team! 🏈
Make sure you know how to use a space heater safely.
Winter is on its way—and with it a number of potential health hazards. Consumer Reports shows you how to prep your home for winter health and safety.
Baltimore, Maryland, made the list! See why.
Looking to buy a short-term rental investment property? Read this blog post to know the best college towns to start your search in!
Multipurpose pieces can be key to living in a small space.
According to the experts.
Considering buying an investment property in a specific neighborhood? Start by doing your research.
Is your real estate market a good place to start? That is a very astute question as every market is different and does not provide positive cashflow. The only way to get to an answer of this question is by doing some research on your local real estate market. This post will hopefully serve as a guid...
The type of paint you choose may depend on where you plan to use it.
Which type of paint for rental properties and paint finish is right? Which will both help with maintenance and be attractive to get new tenants?
Accessory dwelling units are becoming popular in areas of the country where demand for rentals is high.
As housing costs soar, accessory dwelling units can be options for renters and income sources for owners.
These questions can help guide your decisions if you're considering investing in real estate.
New real estate investor? You're juggling a million questions, and are bound to miss a few. Here are 7 key questions you should ask before buying your next deal!
A little over 45% of Chinese buyers choose to purchase a home in the US to use it as an investment.
When it comes to international investors in the U.S. real estate market, China continues to lead the pack, according to the National Association of Realtors 2018 Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate.
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