Northport Real Estate Blog

  • Condo? Co-Op? Apartment? Townhome?

    BY David Innocenzi

    Which is which? Although all are part of the common-interest housing category, condos, co-ops, townhouses, and apartments may mean different things to different buyers, so here is a breakdown of what each word means and the advantages or disadvant...

  • How to Survive Transition

    BY David Innocenzi

    Timing the closing of your new home purchase with the end of your lease agreement or sale of your existing home is tricky, to say the least. Rarely does it work out that you move directly from one home to another on a perfect schedule. During the tra...

  • Know Your Style: Country French Style

    BY David Innocenzi

    Originally called French Provincial, Country French Style evokes the casual simplicity and rustic elements of a country home in the South of France. By paying tribute the region’s sunny, warm landscape, Country French style adds cheerful vitality t...

  • Should You Wait Until Spring to Put Your Home on the Market?

    BY David Innocenzi

    Typically the end of the Holiday season and New Years signal the advent of Spring, so putting your home on the market around the time of the Spring Equinox might be the perfect option for you. Markets vary, so only your local professional real estate...

  • Add a Romantic Touch to Your Open House

    BY David Innocenzi

    When staging your home for an open house, consider connecting to the season, holiday or local events to give your home that memorable “I see myself living here” quality. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, consider adding a vase of ros...

  • Do I Need to Paint the Whole House White?

    BY David Innocenzi

    You are getting ready to paint a home you know you will sell within a couple of years. Chances are, a helpful family member or friend reminds you that to sell, everything should be painted white. After all, a buyer needs a neutral “clean slate” t...

  • Wanting to Sell Your Home but Not Quite Ready to Move?

    BY David Innocenzi

    You know that you need to move, and the market is right to sell, but you’re not quite ready to pack up everything. After all, you still have to live in your home until it sells. So how do you get ready to sell without entirely disrupting your life?...

  • Greening an Older Home

    BY David Innocenzi

    Your budget dictates that you buy an older home, but your heart wants that home to be environmentally responsible, so what do you do? Here are some ideas for making any home greener. If you plan for these in advance of your purchase, you might just l...

  • Mortgage Rates and Housing Prices Expected to Rise in 2014

    BY David Innocenzi

    Even though 30-year fixed rates dropped in the first half of January, many analysts expect fixed mortgage rates to go up somewhat in 2014, but to top out at around 5%. What this means for buyers is that while higher than 2013's historic lows, the rat...

  • Mortgage Rates and Housing Prices Expected to Rise in 2014

    BY David Innocenzi

    Even though 30-year fixed rates dropped in the first half of January, many analysts expect fixed mortgage rates to go up somewhat in 2014, but to top out at around 5%. What this means for buyers is that while higher than 2013's historic lows, the rat...