self-directed IRA

A Self-Directed IRA – Could It Be Right for You?

What is a self-directed IRA? The Goodhart Group is pleased to welcome guest author Mary Denby of MHD Builds to tell us more about this option and how you can invest in real estate for your…

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Buying with a Baby

Buying with a Baby If you’re expecting, here’s how to make sure your new home is ready for the baby! Buying a new home is an enormous and stressful decision at any time. But, if…

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Getting Your Home Listing Ready

If you have plans to sell your home in the foreseeable future, there are several things you can do now to make the process much smoother and less stressful. While not all of these to-do’s…

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Short Term Rentals in Alexandria

Are you new to the Alexandria/DC area and want to get a feel for it before buying a home? Or perhaps you sold your home and haven’t found that perfect next home yet. Here at…

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Breaking It Down: Condos, Townhouses and Co-ops

The type of home you choose when househunting for condos, townhouses and co-ops can affect a number of factors: the types of changes you can or cannot make to the home, rules and restrictions, and…

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2016-2017 Real Estate Base Property Taxes

For Northern Virginia jurisdictions as of July 1, 2016. FY 2016-2017 Real Estate Tax Rates All rates are per $100 of assessed value. City of Alexandria…..$1.073 Arlington County….$0.996 City of Fairfax….$1.062 Fairfax County….$1.130 City of…

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PITI

What a PITI…

Photo credit: The Mortgage Reports. Click here for more. If you are in the market for a new home, you may hear and see the term PITI quite a lot, especially in the loan application process. What…

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Complete List of Alexandria Pools

Complete List of Alexandria Pools

One of the best ways to beat the summertime heat in our area is to hit one of the many Alexandria pools! Alexandria offers a variety of both public and private pool options between Alexandria City and…

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