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Here are some suggestions from a few Long & Foster professionals on how you can be proactive by preparing now. With the new year fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to begin planning if you’re considering buying a home in 2019. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or you’re simply looking to upgrade, there are several steps you can take now to help ensure a successful home buying experience in the future.

Check your credit. It is important to know your credit score upfront because it will help determine whether you’ll be able to secure a mortgage loan and gauge what your interest rate will be. You can check your credit score through several free online credit reporting agencies or you can inquire with your bank. According to Ron

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Spring and summer are traditionally thought of as the busiest times in real estate. For-sale signs crop up like daffodils on lawns across the country. But buying or selling a home during the autumn and into winter can carry many advantages, too.

After all, people are always moving and deciding to buy or sell, no matter what season it is. The National Association of Realtors has found that fall is the best time to purchase a home. Sellers during this time may be weary if their homes have been on the market since summer and willing to take an offer. 

“Homes sell every month of the year,” said Gary Scott of Long and Foster. “I continue to think fall is the greatest time to sell, and that means it’s also a good time to buy.” 

And that’s

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In recognition of National Kitchen and Bath Month—celebrated this month, our October checklist provides helpful maintenance tips for those two rooms—both of which are often considered the most important in a home.

Get your kitchen ready for holiday cooking and entertaining.

Refrigerator. Use a vacuum or a bendable coil cleaning brush to remove dust, pet hair and cobwebs that catch in the coils located under and behind your refrigerator. Clogged coils can cause the compressor to work harder and longer, using more energy and shortening the life of your refrigerator.

Exhaust fan. Remove the exhaust fan filters from above your range and put them in the dishwasher to clean all the grease that have collected in them from cooking.

Dishwasher.

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Not only is selling your home a daunting task but preparing your home to sell is a huge undertaking. There are little changes that can make a huge impact on potential buyers, and can even increase the value of your home! Here are a few that you should do right now.

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1. Start On The Street

An approachable home can make all the difference! A few things to consider doing at a street level: wash the entire exterior, touch up any paint jobs that have weathered over time, remove any overgrown plants and weeds, mow the lawn, and consider adding hardware such as a door knocker or updated numbers to really add that extra “oomph.”

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2. Tackle

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Not everyone has the time to put major work into their home. 

There are tons of DIY fixes that you can complete in a weekend if you are committed to rolling your sleeves up and getting your hands a little dirty! (not really)We filtered through some of the trendiest DIY hacks & projects that we think will be the perfect addition to spruce up even the most dated rooms in your home!

1. Paint A Room Or An Accent Wall

Painting a room or wall may sound like a tough job, but it can make all the difference and can be knocked out in a day!

2. Switch Out Cabinet Hardware

This one may sound too easy, but we promise it can be the thing to turn your

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