Stylish Little Gifts for The Home

Whether you are looking for some fun items for your house, or for a wedding or housewarming for a friend, look no further! Here at the Goodhart Group, we are always looking for the latest trends…

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Bonus! Save a month of rent when you buy.

Here’s the skinny on paying a mortgage vs. rent. Did you know that when purchasing a home or condo, you will have a bit of a breather before writing your first mortgage check? This is…

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Starting the Conversation with a Lender…& What to Look For

When beginning the home buying process, one of the first things you should do is contact a lender to get pre-qualified. It’s important to know what you qualify for and what you are comfortable spending per month…

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earnest money

What is an EMD & Why Do I Need it?

WHAT IS AN EARNEST MONEY DEPOSIT – OR EMD? When a buyer writes an offer to purchase a home, they need to submit an earnest money deposit (EMD for short) with the contract.  They have…

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You Don’t Need 20% Down and Perfect Credit to Buy a Home!

Most Americans believe that saving for a down payment is their biggest obstacle to purchasing a home. A recent survey by Ipsos Public Affairs and Wells Fargo & Company found the following: While 64% of…

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4 Houses Dad Will Love this Fathers Day

As we prepare for Fathers Day this weekend, we couldn’t help but share some listings that we KNOW dad will love.  Whether the dad in your life loves his wine, wants a hockey room, dreams…

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Get Rid of the Green!

Now that we are enjoying the warm weather and the sunshine, the leaves and grass are green, and then there is that other green – the mold /mildew on the north side of  the outside of your…

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Alexandria Real Estate Market Update: April

Recent statistics for the City of Alexandria real estate market are in! Properties going under contract in April showed mixed activity. Single family home sales were patchy. The best performing single family category was the…

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