LIBERATING REAL ESTATE KNOWLEDGE

Industry insights for the most savvy home buyers and sellers on the planet.

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

Here’s a Look Back at Houwzer’s 2016

A quick look at what we’ve been up to this past year.

It’s been an incredible year, and from what we can tell, 2017 is going to be even better. When we set out to disrupt real estate, we knew it would be a challenge. What we have found is that the public was ready for us and more than willing to sell their houses without paying a listing commission, all while getting a full-service treatment.
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The Listing Agent Marketing Myth

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The idea that listing agents “market” your home in the age of internet search is a MYTH. Yup…We said it.

With the advent of the internet, and in particular real estate search engines, most listing agents no longer actively market their listings. The National Association of Realtors (“NAR”) data shows that 98% of consumers in the market to purchase a home begin their search online. The Internet receives about 100 million real estate search impressions per month. And of those, approximately 75 million go to the three dominant real estate search portals: Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com.

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New Construction Workforce Housing Coming to East Poplar

Now available to purchase through Houwzer

As part of City Council President Darrell Clarke’s and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) initiative to provide workforce housing, BMK Properties is proud to present for sale thirteen (13) NEW CONSTRUCTION SINGLE FAMILY HOMES located at 942, 948, 950, 962, 981, 983, 985, 987, 993, 995, 998, 1010 and 1012 North Marshall Street in Philadelphia’s East Poplar neighborhood. Developers and Managing Partners Lawrence McKnight and Mo Rushdy from BMK Properties, a subsidiary of the River Wards Group, will provide design vision and upscale specifications. BMK Properties has elected Houwzer, Philadelphia-based free seller listing brokerage, to list the homes.
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Montgomery County in Numbers and Graphs

Compare the real estate stats for five desirable places to live in Montgomery County

Montgomery County, or Montco for short, is the county located to the north and northwest of Philadelphia. As the third-most populous county in Pennsylvania and covering 487 sq miles, you have a mix of both densely populated areas and farmland within the borders. So whether you are looking for a rowhouse or to have a healthy distance between you and your neighborhood, Montco has it.

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The Emotional “Side Effects” of Selling Your Home

Emotional side effects of selling your home

Kevin and I created Houwzer with a mission to change real estate brokerage from the ground up, beginning with a 100% focus on customer needs. We understand that a home is most people’s largest asset, and the price received for this asset can have a significant bearing on the future, including the ability to purchase the next dream home.

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