Most Homeowners Don’t Know to Do These 4 Things

Posted on: October 30, 2017 by Goodrich & Watson

Homeownership is a huge life accomplishment. Most new homeowners know they need to budget for repairs and taxes, but there are some other factors that most new owners don’t even consider. In this article, we’ll explore four of the main things that might be unexpected and unplanned. Most importantly, protect your new investment with a […] Read More

Considering the Price of a Fixer Upper

Posted on: April 7, 2017 by Goodrich & Watson

As part of our series on Weighing Your Options for Buying a Fixer Upper, we’re going to take a closer look at evaluating the price of the home. While a lower price tag in relation to the rest of the neighborhood might sound appealing, it’s important to consider what the real cost of purchasing the […] Read More

Weighing Your Options for Buying a Fixer-Upper

Posted on: March 17, 2017 by Goodrich & Watson

If you’re in the market for purchasing a new home, you’re not alone. While you might have a long list of must-haves, you have to be realistic when weighing your wants versus what your budget will allow. If you’re working with a strict budget, it might be time to consider a fixer-upper. Granted, these old […] Read More

Preparing Your Home for the Winter

Posted on: November 21, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, winter 2016 will be “much colder” than winter 2015 for the eastern 2/3 of the United States. You know what cold weather means: an increased risk of burst pipes (and floods) and treacherous winter storms. Preparing your home for the winter? First, make sure your Virginia Home Insurance is in […] Read More

Do I Really Need Homeowners Insurance?

Posted on: October 15, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

Buying a house is expensive. First, well, there is the cost of the house. On top of that, there are inspection costs, bank closing costs, and, usually, steep Realtors’ fees. Once you buy your house, you may want to have it renovated or painted before you move in. You’ll probably need to hire movers to […] Read More

It Wouldn’t Happen to Me! Avoid These Top Home Insurance Claims

Posted on: April 25, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

If you have an excellent VA Homeowners Insurance policy, you have the peace of mind of knowing you’ll be protected financially if your home becomes damaged. However, you can’t put a dollar amount on anxiety, fear, stress, and disruption to your life, all of which may accompany a home insurance claim. It’s definitely imperative to […] Read More

Homeowners Insurance: Speeding up the Claims Process

Posted on: January 21, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

With the winter upon us, many claims are being filed with insurance companies causing you to feel ‘lost’ in the sea of claims being processed. It is never fun to have to wait around for the money to be able to repair something that the winter weather has damaged. While you want to make sure […] Read More

Hearing Creaks and Knocks at Night? Common Home Issues

Posted on: October 29, 2015 by Goodrich & Watson

As most homeowners have experienced, houses tend to creak and settle over time. While some of these noises might frighten you or your family, rest assured knowing the knocks, gurgling and creaks you hear are common sounds that don’t necessarily indicate something more sinister is happening. Regardless of the age of condition of your home, […] Read More

Virginia Housing Market Improvement: Are You Covered?

Posted on: July 9, 2015 by Goodrich & Watson

The Virginia housing market is improving, as shown by records in comparison to the same time period a year ago. First time home buyers, as well as seasoned buyers, are contributing to the growth in housing throughout the state. As this is proving to be an ideal buyer’s market, protect your biggest investment with a […] Read More

Is Your Virginia Property Insurance Storm Proof?

Posted on: February 23, 2015 by Goodrich & Watson

The onset of stormy weather shook up many parts of Virginia last week as parts of Arlington, Alexandria, Prince William, Fairfax and many other counties came face to face with heavy winds, snowfall and far below normal temperatures. Thousands of residents and businesses were without power throughout Virginia and Maryland last weekend as a result […] Read More

Virginia Beach Home Insurance: Tips for a Safer Winter

Posted on: December 17, 2014 by Goodrich & Watson

Virginia Beach Home Insurance: Tips for a Safer Winter  The holidays are typically a festive and joyful time for Virginia families, but every year dozens of families across the country have their celebrations interrupted by house fires. According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), house fires occur in more volume during the winter than […] Read More

Newport News Home Insurance: Tips for Holiday Decorating

Posted on: November 11, 2014 by Goodrich & Watson

Newport News Home Insurance: Tips for Holiday Decorating  The holidays are gaining on us which means that ‘tis the season for brightly colored lights and festive yard displays. While decorating for the holiday season can be an enjoyable family tradition, it can also be a burden on your wallet. As you begin to break out […] Read More

Newport News Homeowners Insurance: South East Shake Out

Posted on: September 23, 2014 by Goodrich & Watson

Newport News Homeowners Insurance: South East Shake Out At 10:16 on October 16th, 2014 thousands of businesses, schools and community groups will lead millions of Americans in an earthquake awareness and preparedness campaign known as the Great South East Shake Out. The event is regional disaster drill designed to engage the public with the reality […] Read More

Newport News Homeowners Insurance: How to Cover Flooding

Posted on: September 9, 2014 by Goodrich & Watson

Newport News Homeowners Insurance: How to Cover Flooding Flooding is a dangerous and costly event for everyone involved. When a home is flooded from a storm or unexpected event, it can lead to severe financial turmoil for property owners who have not properly protected their assets. It may come as quite a surprise to some […] Read More

Does your Newport News Homeowners Insurance Cover Tornadoes?

Posted on: July 29, 2014 by Goodrich & Watson

Does your Newport News Homeowners Insurance Cover Tornadoes? A tornado recently struck a campground on Virginia’s Eastern Shore causing significant destruction and two fatalities,  reminding locals just how dangerous these storms can be. On average Virginia is host to between 15 and 20 tornadoes each year, many of which are F-1 category or moderate in […] Read More