"Luxury" has changed in recent years. No longer is it simply about status symbols or the exclusionary club, but about significance, passion and shared beliefs. Affluent consumers value authenticity and connections more than ever. Recognizing this change, we’ve shifted our approach to luxury real estate. Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 real … Continue reading Long & Foster Joins Forbes Global Properties Exclusive Luxury Network
As the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling a house. While there are multiple factors causing some uncertainty, including the conflict overseas, rising inflation, and the first rate increase from the Federal Reserve in over three years — … Continue reading What You Can Expect In the Spring Market
As I mentioned in my previous post, while 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year across all markets, housing turned out as a bright spot. In a recent Christie's International Real Estate conference, I discussed the global real estate markets with 700 brokers from 24 countries. Despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. homeownership … Continue reading Ten Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2021
F. Hill Slowinski of Long & Foster Real Estate is honored for earning the designation after conference on insights on global economy, evolving business strategies and luxury trends in art, collectibles and home design New York, New York (November 20, 2020) — Christie’s International Real Estate, the real estate arm of Christie’s, the world’s leading … Continue reading Christie’s International Real Estate Awards Hill Slowinski Exclusive “Luxury Specialist” Designation for Expertise in High-End Client Service
January is the real start of the spring market. And if you are ready now, you can get the jump on that during the holiday season. For example, I have sold homes between Christmas and New Years five of the last ten years. While real estate is hyper-local and each area experiences its own ebbs … Continue reading Why Now is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home!
The Internet is a tremendous resource and essential tool to help you in your real estate research, communications, and transactions. And with those opportunities come real risk. Almost every day, we hear about fraud, phishing emails, online identity theft or other cyber security risks, and that’s why it’s critical that we actively protect ourselves … Continue reading Anti-Fraud and Password Safety in Today’s Real Estate World
Riparian water rights are the rights that landowners have to make "exclusive use" or “reasonable use” of the water that abuts, or flows through or over their properties. Examples of riparian rights include the right to build structures like docks or piers, access to the water for the purposes of swimming or fishing, and the … Continue reading What are Riparian Rights in Maryland and Virginia Waterfront Property?
In my regular email newsletter, there is a featured service where you can get the real story on your neighborhood -- or any neighborhood -- and see data about everything from schools to household income. Use the Neighborhood Widget to get all sorts of facts about your neighborhood or any neighborhood including schools, income levels … Continue reading All New Deep Data For Your Neighborhood
In the age of climate change running rampant, it is ludicrous to forgo protecting your property with flood insurance. Yeah, sure it's a nuisance when you are first purchasing a home; however, when a crisis strikes and a flood occurs, you won't have to stay up at night wondering how you are going to … Continue reading If You Think You Don’t Need Flood Insurance, Think Again!
Don't Spin Your Wheels! A financing colleague recently described many sellers and buyers as "spinning their wheels". They don't seem to know why their expectations are not being met. They are confused and frustrated, especially as they see others succeeding where they have not. He is correct in describing those who do not understand what to do … Continue reading Don’t Spin Your Wheels!
Prices, Valuations, and Rates Driving Investors I am working with more investors now that REO property pricing is getting much better. Goldman Sachs is warning clients that REO investors are bidding up for shrinking reserves of properties. Banks are agreeing to smaller price discounts. For homes in good working order, steep price discounts are becoming more … Continue reading Prices, Valuations, and Rates Driving Investors
More Reasons to Sell Found in Understanding the Current Market These infographics illustrate the current US housing market trends: Long-Term Return on Investment continues to outpace the stock market: Mortgage Rates continue to reach historic lows, now at or below 3.75% The July 2012 S&P Case-Shiller chart below shows the 10- and 20-city indices. … Continue reading More Reasons to Sell Found in Understanding the Current Market