Northport Real Estate Blog

  • How COVID-19 May Affect Your Next Home Purchase

    BY Sandra Kochman

    The real estate market has made great efforts to adapt to the constraints of social distancing, providing virtual tools to help buyers and sellers get to the closing table. But as we look into the future, we can’t help but wonder how the events of ...

  • Coronavirus and Mortgages

    BY Sandra Kochman

    Back in March, the federal government cut interest rates in an attempt to stimulate the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, many lenders are offering programs that will allow homeowners who have lost income to pause mortgage payments w...

  • Using Technology to Close on a Home

    BY Sandra Kochman

    The coronavirus pandemic has not stopped the real estate market -- it has just moved most of the process online. While the industry has been slow to adopt technology in the past, the pandemic has created a seismic shift in how real estate transaction...

  • 5 Tips For Selling During the Pandemic

    BY Sandra Kochman

    While the coronavirus has changed so much about our daily lives, one thing hasn’t changed – people are still buying and selling homes. In fact, many sellers are facing big life changes that require they sell their homes now. If you’re one of th...

  • Budget Backyard Privacy Ideas

    BY Sandra Kochman

    With warmer weather on the way, homeowners with backyards will no doubt be spending much more time outdoors. But does your yard lack the privacy you desire? Whether your yard gets too much sun or too many curious looks from the neighbors, you may b...

  • Common Closing Costs for Homebuyers

    BY Sandra Kochman

    When you’re purchasing a home, the down payment isn’t the only money you’ll need to have available. Homebuyers will be expected to pay certain fees and costs at the closing of the deal. If you’ve never purchased a home before, then these co...

  • How Much Down Payment Do You Need?

    BY Sandra Kochman

    A critical step in buying a home is making the down payment. And for many homebuyers, saving for the down payment can be the biggest obstacle to overcome. But how much do you really need for a down payment? Let’s take a closer look. What is a ...

  • Decorate With What You Have

    BY Sandra Kochman

    Are you getting a little tired of looking at your stuff at home? Is it time for a change? Well, here’s a secret – you don’t have to leave the house or spend any money to rejuvenate your home’s style. It just takes looking at your things with ...

  • Pros and Cons of Online Mortgage Lenders

    BY Sandra Kochman

    Did you know you could shop around for a mortgage? Many homebuyers don’t realize that they have choices when it comes to lenders. In fact, shopping around can save you some serious cash. Right now, one of the best ways to shop around for a mortgage...

  • Creating a Home Office

    BY Sandra Kochman

    Are you one of the millions of Americans who are currently working from home? If so, then it can be extremely helpful to create a space in your home that’s conducive to getting the job done. Whether you’ve been working from home for years or find...