It’s December, which means it time to look back to see what were the year’s most popular posts on www.thegoodhartgroup.com. Following the trend of the last few years, our most popular posts focus on life in Alexandra and The District (dining out, kids, and dogs are always popular topics), local real estate, and our real estate tips, predictions, and explanations. Curious what topped the list? Read on!
Life in Alexandria
If you live and/or work in Alexandria, you’ll want to check out these popular posts focused on living in and having fun in Alexandria. From preschools to happy hours, we’ve got you covered!
Best Happy Hours in Old Town Alexandria
Looking for a place in Old Town to meet friends after work? Or just love a great deal? Check out our top performing post on the best happy hour spots (and deals) in Old Town Alexandria.
Best Breakfast Spots in Alexandria
Our readers love to start the day right! Our roundup of the best breakfast spots in Alexandria was hugely popular this year. From crepes to donuts, from English breakfasts to mimosas, we’ve got breakfast covered.
Halloween on South Lee Street 2018
Few Old Town events are more popular than Halloween on South Lee Street. Read this post for all you need to know about this wonderful Alexandria tradition.
List of Alexandria Preschool Options
Looking to start a child in preschool in Alexandria? Start here! We know the options can be overwhelming so we’ve broken the Alexandria preschool options down by zip code.
New Alexandria Restaurants
Here at the Goodhart Group, we love to try out new restaurants! Apparently, we’re not alone, as our post on 2018’s new Alexandria restaurants was one of our most widely read this year.
Commuting from Alexandria to D.C.
Whether you drive, Metro, take the bus, slug, or bike to your job in DC, this post has proven to be very helpful for people deciding where in Alexandria to live and how to get to their jobs in the District. Spoiler alert: fewer miles doesn’t always equate to less time in the car!
Things to Do in Alexandria with Kids
Alexandria truly has something for every child, no matter the interests. From sports to history, from water parks to art, this post offers some unique options to keep kids of all ages entertained in Alexandria.
Life in DC
Bottomless Brunch in D.C. & Beyond
Our second most popular post, our Director of Sales, Sara’s, overview of “bottomless” brunches around town, was an absolute hit! Evidently, we’re not alone in our love of brunch and dining out!
Top 25 Things to Do with a Dog in Washington DC (& Beyond)
Dogs are always popular with readers. This comprehensive roundup of the best things to do with dogs in and around Washington, DC will amaze you. There’s no shortage of ways to keep your furry friend entertained in the DC area.
Local Real Estate
Whether you’re looking to buy new construction or getting into the condo market, The Goodhart Group has advice for you. For those in the midst of a real estate transaction, our posts on key documents, contingencies, and common practices proved invaluable.
New Construction in Old Town Alexandria
People love Old Town and people love new construction! As a result, we keep a close eye on what new construction opportunities are or will soon available in Old Town. Our readers continue to seek this information year after year – it’s always one of our most widely read posts.
Tips for Buying a Condo in D.C.
If you’re in the market for a condo in DC (or anywhere!) this popular post outlines some important tips and things you may not have thought about previously (such the location of the condo in the building – do you mind living near the trash chute?).
Renting vs Buying in D.C.
To buy or to rent? It’s a question we hear from clients and friends time and again. We broke it down in this post, which clearly resonated with readers too.
The Nuts and Bolts of Real Estate
Are you buying or selling in the near future? Check out our popular real estate tips and explanations on some key parts of the process.
Buyer Broker Agreement: A Basic Overview
The buyer broker agreement is a critical document buyers sign at the start of the house hunting process. Readers appreciate our breakdown of the key components of this agreement.
What to Know Before Buying New Construction
Once again, new construction proved to be a popular topic on our blog. If you’re in the market for a new construction property, this post is a must. Here we offer our best tips for buying new construction (hint #1 – you still need an agent).
Your Home’s First Weekend on the Market
Here our team breaks down the various scenarios for your home’s first weekend on the market. From multiple offers to no showings, we offer our best advice for every situation.
What is the Appraisal Contingency
The appraisal contingency is one of the most important contingencies in any real estate transaction. It’s also one of our favorites. Find out why in this widely read post.
Everything to Know About Home Inspections
The home inspection is another critical part of any real estate transaction. Buyers and sellers can find out all they need to know about home inspections in this top-performing post.
What to Leave When Moving Out
Do I leave the window treatments when I move out? What about the swingset? Readers clearly wanted to know. This helpful post breaks down the main things people ask us about when moving out.
Defaulting on a Real Estate Contract
While defaulting on a real estate contract rarely happens, it has significant legal and financial implications. Many of our readers took the time to educate themselves on this topic in 2018 (you should too!).
The Bottom Line
There you have it! Our most popular blogs of 2018. What topics would you like to see us cover in 2019? Drop us a line and let us know. We want to provide content that helps you love where you live!
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