Northport Real Estate Blog

  • Tax Deductions for Homeowners

    BY Sandra Kochman

    Unless you’re a tax expert, it can be tricky to determine exactly what deductions you should take as a homeowner. And recent changes to the tax laws can affect what deductions you may be eligible for. If you just purchased your first home in 2020...

  • Top 10 Red Flags When Buying a Home

    BY Sandra Kochman

    Home sellers are required by law to make certain disclosures when selling their homes. But those disclosures may not give you the full story. Eager sellers may gloss over potential problems with the home that could become big issues for the next ow...

  • Tips for Living With Extended Family

    BY Sandra Kochman

    How we live has certainly changed over the last year. The pandemic has impacted the living situations of millions of Americans. While multigenerational households were less common before the pandemic, more and more people are now living with multip...

  • Real Estate Predictions for the New Year

    BY Sandra Kochman

    While we can’t gaze into a crystal ball and tell you exactly what will happen with the housing market in 2021, we can certainly make some educated predictions. Real estate was one of the big winners of 2020, and experts agree that the market will c...

  • 2021 Interior Design Trends

    BY Sandra Kochman

    Happy New Year! Can you believe 2020 is finally behind us? In the spirit of getting a fresh start, now is the perfect time to update your home’s style for 2021. As you might expect, interior design trends are taking into account how much time we’...

  • Celebrating NYE at Home

    BY Sandra Kochman

    It seems unthinkable, but you won’t be able to see the Times Square ball drop in person this year. That doesn’t mean that you can’t have a rockin’ New Years Eve, though. In fact, there are so many great ideas circulating out there to welcome ...

  • What Can Be Negotiated?

    BY Sandra Kochman

    If you’re buying a home, then at some point you will negotiate with the seller. Obviously, the asking price is one big item that you’ll likely haggle over. But what else can be negotiated when you’re working out the deal? Let’s take a close...

  • Make Your New House Feel Like Home

    BY Sandra Kochman

    The real estate market continues to thrive despite the pandemic. Many Americans have recently taken advantage of historically low interest rates to purchase a new house. But moving during the holiday season – and during a pandemic – can take a se...

  • Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Neighbors

    BY Sandra Kochman

    The holidays can be hectic – especially in a year where we’re also dealing with a pandemic. Many of us are adjusting how we’re celebrating this year. This can throw you off your normal routine and lead to forgetting some people on your shoppi...

  • Vacation Homes Are In Demand

    BY Sandra Kochman

    The pandemic has turned our working world upside down. More Americans than ever before are working remotely. And chances are, a good percentage of them will become permanent work-from-home positions. When you work from home, you can basically work fr...