Pat Orend, Long & Foster Realtor

Pat Orend, Long & Foster Realtor Licensed Realtor with Long & Foster, serving the Northern Virginia area. Drawing on eighteen years of experience, Pat will deliver the results you have a right to expect from a highly qualified professional REALTOR®.

It’s getting easier for the growing self-employed population to become approved for a mortgage…slowly but surely! Ho...
04/07/2019
Applying for a mortgage? Shop the rate (and prepare for paperwork if you’re self-employed) | WTOP

It’s getting easier for the growing self-employed population to become approved for a mortgage…slowly but surely! However, if you are self-employed get ready for a lot of additional paperwork! Here’s what to expect:

https://wtop.com/business-finance/2019/03/applying-for-a-mortgage-shop-the-rate-and-prepare-for-paperwork-if-youre-self-employed/

For homebuyers applying for a mortgage, the work starts well before you actually apply for it, and for self-employed mortgage seekers, the work can be even more daunting.

Which HGTV stars would you hire to complete renovations on your home? Let me know! I'd choose the Fixer Upper team!.1. F...
04/03/2019

Which HGTV stars would you hire to complete renovations on your home? Let me know! I'd choose the Fixer Upper team!
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1. Fixer Upper
2. Property Brothers
3. Rehab Addict
4. Good Bones
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Did you know that spring cleaning can even help you save energy? Here’s 6 ways it does…https://goo.gl/EMvHhv
04/02/2019
6 ways spring cleaning can save energy

Did you know that spring cleaning can even help you save energy? Here’s 6 ways it does…

https://goo.gl/EMvHhv

Spring is near. And after a long winter, it's time to emerge from hibernation, clean your home and start saving energy. This video shows six simple chores that can conserve energy and help lower energy bills. If you miss a spot, you may miss a chance to...

Is Fannie Mae’s HomeReady program going to make a difference for Millennial wannabe homeowners? This program aims to r...
03/28/2019
Is Fannie Mae's HomeReady Program Right for Millennials? - SmartAsset

Is Fannie Mae’s HomeReady program going to make a difference for Millennial wannabe homeowners? This program aims to remove as many barriers to homeownership as possible, and provide an affordable mortgage option to those not taking home huge paychecks each month! Read on to learn more, or send me a message!…

https://smartasset.com/mortgage/is-fannie-maes-homeready-program-right-for-millennials

Fannie Mae's HomeReady program gives low-to-moderate income individuals the chance to become homeowners. If you're a millennial who wants to buy a home...

A bold front door color can add a lot to your home’s curb appeal! If you had to pick one of these which would you choo...
03/27/2019

A bold front door color can add a lot to your home’s curb appeal! If you had to pick one of these which would you choose for your home’s entryway? I like the light blue!

This week mortgage rates fell to their lowest level in over a year! While unfortunately brought on by last week's disapp...
03/22/2019

This week mortgage rates fell to their lowest level in over a year! While unfortunately brought on by last week's disappointing employment report this is great news for spring homebuyers — make your moves quickly before rates rise again!

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/03/17/mortgage-rates-lower/

You know, you might be a Realtor if... 🤣
03/20/2019

You know, you might be a Realtor if... 🤣

Which would you rather? Live on a golf course and get to enjoy those views every day, or live near the Potomac and get t...
03/14/2019

Which would you rather? Live on a golf course and get to enjoy those views every day, or live near the Potomac and get to watch sunsets on the water?

Get ready to spring forward tonight! Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am so you may as well fix your clocks before bed!
03/09/2019

Get ready to spring forward tonight! Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am so you may as well fix your clocks before bed!

10 FIRST TIME HOME BUYER TIPS:1. Get a copy of your credit report.2. Improve your score for best rates.3. Get pre-approv...
03/07/2019

10 FIRST TIME HOME BUYER TIPS:
1. Get a copy of your credit report.
2. Improve your score for best rates.
3. Get pre-approved before house hunting.
4. See what type of loans you qualify for.
5. Hire a real estate agent.
6. Know your down payment options.
7. Budget for closing costs and other expenses.
8. Make a list of must-haves for your home.
9. Let your agent schedule house tours.
10. Search for a house that fits your lifestyle. I.e. work life, school life, kids, pets, etc.

Thinking about buying this year, or know someone who is?! Send them my way and we’ll find the perfect home together! 🏡

The 2019 “New American Home” has been unveiled at the International Builder Show. This year it’s a modern desert h...
03/05/2019
Inside the 2019 New American Home

The 2019 “New American Home” has been unveiled at the International Builder Show. This year it’s a modern desert home out in Nevada that’s showcasing the latest in building and home design trends. Take a look at all these special features! Which would you add to your home? I love the “statement ceiling” in the great room!

https://magazine.realtor/#!/%23slideshowCNid:143329

The official show home at the International Builder Show offered up the latest in building innovations and home design trends. 

Here’s a list of all the fees you can expect to run into during the home buying process — know about them before you...
03/03/2019
13 Things You Can Expect to Pay for Before Buying a House

Here’s a list of all the fees you can expect to run into during the home buying process — know about them before you dive in so you’re not surprised later on!

https://www.rd.com/home/things-pay-for-before-buying-house/

Don’t forget about all the other costs associated with buying a house. They can pile up and overwhelm you if you aren’t aware of them. Here are some things to know about fees you might face as you buy a house.

Young adults are now taking on more mortgages than any other generation. Millennials represent 42 percent of all new-hom...
03/01/2019
Millennials Prove Their Buying Force Has Arrived

Young adults are now taking on more mortgages than any other generation. Millennials represent 42 percent of all new-home loans, higher than both the baby boomers and Generation X! Young buyers can sometimes need a bit of extra help making their way through the mortgage and home shopping process — luckily I’m a good guide! If you know of any first-time homebuyers who need a good Realtor, send them my way!

https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/02/21/millennials-prove-their-buying-force-has-arrived

Young adults are now taking on more mortgages than any other generation and are upping their purchase power in some surprising locations.

Home envy is real! Where do you go for  your home remodeling or decorating inspiration? For me it's either Pinterest or ...
02/28/2019

Home envy is real! Where do you go for your home remodeling or decorating inspiration? For me it's either Pinterest or Joanna and Chip Gaines' instagram account!
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Wallpaper has made a comeback! Which of these wallpaper trends could you consider embracing in your home: floral or agat...
02/21/2019

Wallpaper has made a comeback! Which of these wallpaper trends could you consider embracing in your home: floral or agate?

What I see when one of my clients says they’ve found “the one”! Happy Valentine’s Day! 🏡❤️
02/14/2019

What I see when one of my clients says they’ve found “the one”! Happy Valentine’s Day! 🏡❤️

Bronze was a huge accent metal/color in 2018, and tin is predicted to be a popular accent metal for this year! Which cou...
02/07/2019

Bronze was a huge accent metal/color in 2018, and tin is predicted to be a popular accent metal for this year! Which could you see yourself using for decor or fixtures in your home? Personally, I’m a fan of the tin kitchen backsplash here!

Sounds like I'm a pretty typical Realtor — but still always willing to go above and beyond for my clients! If you have...
02/05/2019

Sounds like I'm a pretty typical Realtor — but still always willing to go above and beyond for my clients! If you have friends thinking about buying or selling don't hesitate to give them my phone number, I'm never too busy to help a referral!

Did you know? The typical REALTOR® is 54 years old, female, owns a home, votes, and has 10 years of experience. #NARMember

Make sure you stage when you’re selling your home! It can really make a difference!...#realtor #realestate #realtors #...
01/31/2019

Make sure you stage when you’re selling your home! It can really make a difference!
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Which trend could you see yourself getting behind: minimalism or maximalism?!
01/25/2019

Which trend could you see yourself getting behind: minimalism or maximalism?!

5 Reasons why Millennials should not be afraid to buy a home in 2019! I love working with first-time homebuyers to match...
01/22/2019

5 Reasons why Millennials should not be afraid to buy a home in 2019! I love working with first-time homebuyers to match them up with the perfect home — if you know of anyone looking this year send them my way!

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Homeownership is still a big part of the American Dream! And while interest rates are predicted to continue to increase ...
01/18/2019

Homeownership is still a big part of the American Dream! And while interest rates are predicted to continue to increase this year buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought their homes! If homeownership is a dream you’re looking to achieve in 2019 give me a call and we’ll start preparing for the spring homebuying season together!

If you’re selling your home this Spring and want to get off on the right foot you should be starting preparations for ...
01/12/2019
21 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Selling

If you’re selling your home this Spring and want to get off on the right foot you should be starting preparations for that now! Here’s where to begin:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trulia/2014/06/13/21-ways-to-prepare-your-home-for-selling/#f9ece394f13f

Ready to sell your home? Don’t just list it without any advance preparation. A few minor touch-ups can go a long way towards making a favorable impression on potential buyers — and perhaps cinching a deal. “Put your buyer’s hat on and walk thru your home like it is the first time,” [...]

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