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Announcing Houwzer’s 2017 Non-Profit Partner…

(Pictured left to right: CFAR Executive Director, Jordan Brogan; Pennsylvania State Senator John Sabatina, Jr.; and CFAR therapists Olivia Dobson and Allen Lewis)

Houwzer will donate 2.5% of profits to the Center for Families and Relationships


If you’re familiar with Houwzer, you know “giving back” is in our DNA; as a certified B Corporation, it’s literally part of our business model. In addition to every employee spending 50 hours volunteering each year, the company collaboratively selects an annual charity to receive a substantial donation. This year, we are pleased to announce that Houwzer will donate 2.5% of profits to the Center for Families and Relationships!

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Think you know how to sell your own home? Read this first.

Three Things You Should Consider Before You Sell Your Own Home

On HGTV, we’ve all seen the buyers looking for a “fixer upper” to save some cash. Much to our amusement (but the buyers’ dismay), the “fixer upper” ends up being more work than they bargained for. The same is true when homeowners try to save money by selling their home on their own, without the help of a real estate agent. This process is referred to as “For Sale By Owner.” While exploring how to sell your own home might seem like a good way to dodge commission fees, it is also a path with its own set of challenges.

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A Quick Guide to Lower North Philly Real Estate

Francisville, Fairmount, Brewerytown, and Strawberry Mansion: 4 Neighborhoods to Know

The neighborhoods north of Spring Garden St hold more than just Center City’s overflow. Situated along the banks of the Schuylkill River, North Philly offers a vibrant art scene, delicious cuisine, and residents as diverse as the houses they live in. These neighborhoods are growing rapidly, with developers investing millions of dollars in renovated homes, cafes, and breweries. Center City and all of its attractions are still within walking distance, though many residents prefer biking or taking public transit. North Philadelphia neighborhoods allow you to escape the bustle of the “city” and still enjoy its charm. Dig into Fairmount, Brewerytown, Strawberry Mansion, and Francisville and you’ll find communities worth investing in – under a more affordable price tag than Center City can offer.
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Meet Jay Minkoff, the newest addition to Houwzer’s executive team

Seasoned real estate entrepreneur joins Houwzer as chairman, lead investor and operating partner.

Houwzer is proud to officially introduce Jay Minkoff to the team. As the first outside investor in Houwzer, Jay has led the way for other investors, including $200,000 from Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Read more