Reasons for Buying a Home in the Winter | The Goodhart Group

Reasons to Buy a Home Before the End of the Year

Thinking about a buying a home in the near future? You may want to buy even sooner than planned -- before the end of the year. Here are our top reasons to buy a home…

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title search

The Title Search: What You Need to Know

The title search is an essential part of the period between ratifying the contract on a new home and settlement.

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escrow accounts

Escrow Accounts: What You Need to Know

Escrow Accounts: What You Need to Know Escrow accounts sound complicated but they are really quite simple. They are holding accounts, managed by your mortgage holder, from which your property taxes and insurance (homeowners, mortgage,…

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Millennials in Alexandria, VA: Where to Live | The Goodhart Group

Millennials in Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria (22314) ranked second among Virginia’s trending millennial zip codes. Old Town experienced a 26.5 percent increase in the millennial population over five years.

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closing costs

Closing Costs 101

Closing costs are a part of every real estate transaction. While buyers cannot avoid these significant fees, they can ask the seller in the contract offer to cover some or all on settlement day

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Hidden Costs of Homeownership: What You'll Pay | The Goodhart Group

The Hidden Costs of Homeownership

Buying a home? You know about (and expect to write) those monthly mortgage checks. These monthly payments cover your principal, interest, property taxes, and homeowners insurance, otherwise known as PITI. But what about those so-called hidden…

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Buying a House Before Marriage: Is it the Right Move?

To Buy or Not to Buy: For All The Single Ladies (& Gentlemen) Over the years, we’ve had many clients who wanted to buy a house when single. They were well qualified, but they couldn’t…

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Life with a Toddler: What You Need in Your Home

As your newborn turns into a toddler, your life and your housing needs get a little more complicated!  He or she will become a lot more mobile and start taking up more space in your…

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