Benefiting the Reston Historic Trust & Museum Reston Home Tour Chairperson Marnie Schaar grew up in Reston and has been selling real estate with Long & Foster, Inc. for 16 years.  This is her second year in charge of the Reston Home Tour. Her predecessor, Bonnie Haukness, has taught her the ropes and is still […]

Buying a home is the American Dream. And with interest rates low, there is a favorable climate for buying now. According to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®, home sales in 2018 are up by 4% over the same time last year. But as interest rates climb, home prices rise, and inventory continues to be […]

As we enter another busy home buying and selling season, it is important to know what is going on in the marketplace. What’s influencing buyers? How is the Realtor business changing? What implications does the new tax bill have on home owners? Tax Reform Implications The biggest topic of discussion is the new tax reform […]

While there’s no crystal ball in real estate, there are some factors that can influence if the time is right to buy or sell a home.  People move based on a change in household size, different schools or to be closer in.  Consider buying or selling when the time is right for you, your family […]

The Winter Months May Be Ideal to Sell Your Home

Everyone knows that the spring market is hot for selling or buying a home. But did you know that the winter months may actually be better for selling? Less Competition In the spring, a lot of inventory hits the market, and that means your listing is just one of perhaps hundreds from which buyers can […]

When Buying Makes More Sense Than Renting

Surveys of renters show that the desire to own a home remains strong even after the housing crisis. In fact, 75 percent of Americans say they want to own a home and 80 percent of millennials aspire to homeownership1. The good news is that current financial incentives to own a home are aligned with consumer […]

Reston is one of those places where people buy a home and then live in it for 50 years. While many houses on the market in Reston have been renovated, at least in the last 15 years, chances are you’ll fall in love with a home that needs some work. Since fixer uppers tend to […]