Northport Real Estate Blog

  • DIY Home Repairs During a Pandemic

    BY Sandra Innocenzi

    At a time when most of us are concerned about inviting strangers into our homes, handling unexpected repairs can be a challenge. After all, that burst pipe doesn’t really care if you want to call a plumber or not. However, there are several home ...

  • 10 Real Estate Acronyms To Know

    BY Sandra Innocenzi

    If you’re diving into the real estate market for the first time, then you’ve probably realized there’s a bit of a learning curve. When researching homes and mortgages you may have come across some terms that are unfamiliar to you. Acronyms are ...

  • Homes for Sale Need “Screen Appeal”

    BY Sandra Innocenzi

    Just about everything has gone virtual in the age of the coronavirus, even home sales. In an effort to stay as safe as possible, many homebuyers are opting to see homes online instead of in person. As a home seller, it’s essential that you take thi...

  • Why Mortgage Pre-Approval is Essential

    BY Sandra Innocenzi

    We say this often because it’s so important – you must get pre-approved for a mortgage before you begin your home search. Getting pre-approved for a home loan is the critical first step on your road to home ownership. There are many reasons why...

  • Unemployment and Homeownership

    BY Sandra Innocenzi

    The pandemic has caused millions of Americans to file unemployment claims over the last few months. Those who have been laid off or furloughed may be concerned about how this will affect their opportunities to buy a home in the future. Rest assured...

  • Buying in a Hurricane Zone

    BY Sandra Innocenzi

    As if living through a pandemic weren’t tough enough, now we’re headed into the middle of hurricane season. Hurricanes can wreak havoc on property, so it’s important to assess the risk if you’re buying in a hurricane-prone area. Have you fo...

  • Mortgage Myths Exposed

    BY Sandra Innocenzi

    If you follow the news at all, then you’re no doubt aware that mortgage interest rates are at all time lows. You’ve probably also heard about refinancing your mortgage or even asking for mortgage forbearance because of the pandemic. With so man...

  • What to Ask on a Video Tour

    BY Sandra Innocenzi

    The pandemic has changed the way we shop for homes. While it’s still customary for homebuyers to view homes in person, it has also become normal to shop virtually. Out of an abundance of caution, many house hunters are asking to see a home via a ...

  • Bringing Home a New Pet

    BY Sandra Innocenzi

    While the pandemic has been challenging on many fronts, there is one good thing that has come out of it – pet adoptions have skyrocketed. Many animal shelters around the country have reported that their cages are empty as more Americans decide to...

  • Moving to a Bigger Home

    BY Sandra Innocenzi

    The lockdown has caused many Americans to reconsider how much living space they need. With students once again attending virtual classes and many employees working from home, you may have decided its time for a bigger house. And while moving into a...