Nov 201805

Opening Up: 50 Years of Floor Plans

While an “open concept” or “open floor plan” seems to be at the top of every buyer’s wish list today, Americans weren’t always so eager to eliminate walls. Since Long & Foster was founded, interior layouts have evolved, just like pants have morphed from bell bottoms to skinny jeans.

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While an “open concept” or “open floor plan” seems to be at the top of every buyer’s wish list today, Americans weren’t always so eager to eliminate walls. Since Long & Foster was founded, interior layouts have evolved, just like pants have morphed from bell bottoms to skinny jeans.

Sep 201805

How Backyard Spaces have Transformed Over the Years

Whether you enjoy outdoor entertaining or have a love for gardening, backyard spaces continue to transform as new trends flourish. From landscaping to outdoor amenities, homeowners are investing more than ever in their backyards. Here is a look at how backyard spaces have changed since Long & Foster was founded in 1968.

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Whether you enjoy outdoor entertaining or have a love for gardening, backyard spaces continue to transform as new trends flourish. From landscaping to outdoor amenities, homeowners are investing more than ever in their backyards. Here is a look at how backyard spaces have changed since Long & Foster was founded in 1968.

Aug 201805

Furniture Trends Over the Past 50 Years: A Look at How Decor Has Evolved in the Home

Each property our team has helped to buy or sell over the past 50 years is unique and individual, but it is the décor and furniture that creates the personality of the home, reflecting on the people who live there.

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Each property our team has helped to buy or sell over the past 50 years is unique and individual, but it is the décor and furniture that creates the personality of the home, reflecting on the people who live there.

Jul 201805

How Countertops Have Changed in the Last 50 Years

From bright yellow laminate to Carrara white quartz, the top trends in countertop design for kitchens and bathrooms have drastically transformed since Long & Foster opened its doors in 1968. Materials and color choices that were once popular in earlier decades are no longer in as modern designs take over.

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From bright yellow laminate to Carrara white quartz, the top trends in countertop design for kitchens and bathrooms have drastically transformed since Long & Foster opened its doors in 1968. Materials and color choices that were once popular in earlier decades are no longer in as modern designs take over.

Jun 201825

What Do Millennials Want? Homeownership, Study Finds

Millennials are more active in the real estate market than they often get credit for, and they’re just getting started. A recent study by Long & Foster and YouGov found 55 percent of them have already bought at least one home, and among those who haven’t become homeowners, most plan to.

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Millennials are more active in the real estate market than they often get credit for, and they’re just getting started. A recent study by Long & Foster and YouGov found 55 percent of them have already bought at least one home, and among those who haven’t become homeowners, most plan to.

Jun 201805

A Look At How Bathrooms Have Changed in 50 Years

The condition, style and number of the bathrooms is a common make-or-break item for home buyers. Over the past five decades that Long & Foster has been in business, agents have watched the humble restroom evolve from functional get-in-and-get-out space to spa-like retreat.

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The condition, style and number of the bathrooms is a common make-or-break item for home buyers. Over the past five decades that Long & Foster has been in business, agents have watched the humble restroom evolve from functional get-in-and-get-out space to spa-like retreat.

May 201822

Long & Foster Publishes Book to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

“Agents First: Trust, Family and Excellence Since 1968” honors the company’s past, while looking toward its future. The 116-page book documents Long & Foster’s first 50 years in the real estate and financial services business, highlighting the company’s agent-focused culture.

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“Agents First: Trust, Family and Excellence Since 1968” honors the company’s past, while looking toward its future. The 116-page book documents Long & Foster’s first 50 years in the real estate and financial services business, highlighting the company’s agent-focused culture.

May 201805

Popular Interior Colors over the Decades: 1968-2018

In celebration of Long & Foster’s 50th anniversary, we’re taking a look back at popular interior paint colors throughout the decades. From Exuberant Pink in 1968 to Crisp Gray in 2018, trends in interior paint colors have gone from one extreme to the other, with every color imaginable in between.

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In celebration of Long & Foster’s 50th anniversary, we’re taking a look back at popular interior paint colors throughout the decades. From Exuberant Pink in 1968 to Crisp Gray in 2018, trends in interior paint colors have gone from one extreme to the other, with every color imaginable in between.

Apr 201825

Long & Foster, YouGov Publish Report on How Homebuyers’ Preferences Have Changed Since Long & Foster’s Founding in 1968

What do people at different ages and life stages look for in a home, and how do they view homeownership? Long & Foster Real Estate and YouGov recently polled 2,218 U.S. adults to find out who is buying homes, who isn’t and why. As Long & Foster celebrates 50 years in business, the company wanted to see how attitudes about homeownership have evolved since its founding.

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What do people at different ages and life stages look for in a home, and how do they view homeownership? Long & Foster Real Estate and YouGov recently polled 2,218 U.S. adults to find out who is buying homes, who isn’t and why. As Long & Foster celebrates 50 years in business, the company wanted to see how attitudes about homeownership have evolved since its founding.

Mar 201822

Long & Foster by the Decades: 1988-1998

Long & Foster celebrated its 20th anniversary in business in 1988, just two years before the Internet first became available for unrestricted commercial use. Since then, a wave of technology has revolutionized the real estate industry.

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Long & Foster celebrated its 20th anniversary in business in 1988, just two years before the Internet first became available for unrestricted commercial use. Since then, a wave of technology has revolutionized the real estate industry.

Feb 201822

Long & Foster by the Decades: 1978-1988

Long & Foster was entering its second decade in 1978, when disco hit its zenith with the release of “Saturday Night Fever.” The Reagan era was yet to begin, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the year at 805. And Wes Foster was preparing a move that would rock the real estate world

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Long & Foster was entering its second decade in 1978, when disco hit its zenith with the release of “Saturday Night Fever.” The Reagan era was yet to begin, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the year at 805. And Wes Foster was preparing a move that would rock the real estate world

Jan 201822

Long & Foster by the Decades: 1968-1978

Gas cost 34 cents per gallon in 1968, a movie ticket was $1.50, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the year at 943. It was also the year Wes Foster and Hank Long opened a real estate office in Fairfax, Virginia, that would grow to become one of the industry’s most respected brands.

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Gas cost 34 cents per gallon in 1968, a movie ticket was $1.50, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the year at 943. It was also the year Wes Foster and Hank Long opened a real estate office in Fairfax, Virginia, that would grow to become one of the industry’s most respected brands.

Jan 201805

Long & Foster Celebrates 50th Anniversary

In the five decades since Long & Foster’s founding, the single real estate office outside the Nation’s Capital has become the country’s No. 1 independent real estate brand by sales volume, according to the REAL Trends 500.

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In the five decades since Long & Foster’s founding, the single real estate office outside the Nation’s Capital has become the country’s No. 1 independent real estate brand by sales volume, according to the REAL Trends 500.