Northport Real Estate Blog

  • NAR Reports Strong Market for Your Home

    BY Sandra Kochman

    The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) just released a quarterly report detailing the "strongest year-over-year increase in seven years." Whether you looking to buy or sell your home, this is good news. Buyers who question why increased home...

  • Communicate More Easily About Your Home with Houzz

    BY Sandra Kochman

    As you've thought about your home and its many needs, chances are you've visited Houzz.com. Design ideas for both inside and outside your home abound at Houzz and luckily they have now added a "Real Estate Agent" category! This is good news for yo...

  • Will Creeping Mortgage Rates Affect Your Home?

    BY Sandra Kochman

    Despite that fact that mortgage rates are slowly creeping higher, Freddie Mac reports that they are still low enough to allow high home-affordability for your home. In fact, home sales continue to rise and new construction is being completed nationwi...

  • Prep Now to Entertain Outdoors at Your Home

    BY Sandra Kochman

    No matter where you live, outdoor entertaining at your home increases in importance as the weather warms. Adding a patio or balcony to your home can allow a quick escape from the daily cares of life and also is a way to truly enjoy your outdoor lands...

  • Mortgage Rates and Your Home

    BY Sandra Kochman

    Your home value is affected by many changes in the housing market, but one thing you don't have to wonder about this week is mortgage rates. It's been three weeks now and the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) has held steady at 3.53 percent with less...

  • Buying Your Home and BackUp Offers

    BY Sandra Kochman

    As a potential home buyer, you may have started to wonder how and when you are going to find your home... your perfect home. The home that calls your name and makes you feel like you could never leave. The home that you see in your dreams. Or p...

  • Buying & Selling a “Green” Home

    BY Sandra Kochman

    While the decline in new home construction may have some feeling "blue," those of you who embrace a "green" lifestyle will be excited to hear about the latest projections. "Green" remodeling is a growing trend in the real estate industry! In fact, Mc...

  • Resources for Avoiding Home Foreclosure

    BY Sandra Kochman

    Home ownership can be a heavy responsibility at times... especially when times are tough.  It can be challenging to find help when times are difficult due to a  decrease or loss of income, illness, unexpected disaster or home repairs, or personal c...

  • “Robo-Signing” Agreement Assists Homeowners

    BY Sandra Kochman

    Mortgage lenders are in the news again, only this time it's not Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in the hot seat. If you purchased a home through GMAC (now Ally Financial), Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, or Citibank, you may want to take note. Last week'...

  • Landscaping – A Key to Selling Your Home

    BY Sandra Kochman

    When you meet someone for the first time – what do you notice?   If you’re like many of us, that initial impression is largely determined by outside appearance. Believe it or not, that concept rings true with your home, too! That’s right, your...