LIBERATING REAL ESTATE KNOWLEDGE

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

Why People Don’t Trust Real Estate Agents

Distrust-yo

There is a trust problem in real estate. It’s our mission to fix this phenomenon.

First, let me be clear – I’m not writing this to disparage real estate agents. After all, I am one myself, and I believe most are competent and well meaning. I am, however, here to shine a blazing spotlight on two misaligned and out-of-date business practices under which most traditional agents work and many earn tremendous incomes. Unfortunately, these business practices are so egregious that they largely contribute to massive mistrust of the entire industry.

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A Dive into the neighborhoods of Center City

The Bustling City is Calling You – Come to Center City

For those new to Philadelphia, let’s get you started on the right foot. Our downtown area is called Center City. If you want to fit in, replace any mention of “downtown” with “Center City.” Then it will be a little less obvious you aren’t a native. Now that that’s out of the way…

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These 3 Developments in Brewerytown will change the neighborhood

Today’s post was written by Houwzer Real Estate Agent Chad Eason, who lives in Brewerytown with his wife and children.

Brewerytown is getting a lot of love these days.

This past March, Philly Mag described Brewerytown as a place for first time home buyers, saying it is “in the midst of a renaissance, with a slew of rehabbed properties and new building projects drawing interested buyers.” The vibe in Brewerytown even had Philly Mag later referring to it as “the new Fishtown (there, we said it).”
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Old City: A Gem of the Past and the Future

Old City Neighborhood Description

Although Old City is usually associated with tourist attractions, it is much more than a destination location. Not only are you encompassed by elements of history, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Betsy Ross’ House, but it also boasts an incredible art scene, unique owner-operated shops, and plenty of entertainment options such as First Fridays. Buying a home here will allow you to surround yourself with mementos of America, all while living the life of a modern day urbanite.
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Bucks County Real Estate in 7 Graphs

Want to know where to live in Bucks County? This infographic is for you.

Today’s post is for all the Bucks County fans out there. Located north of Philadelphia county, Bucks county was one of the three original William Penn settlements. It has a population of 625,249, making it the fourth-most populous county in Pennsylvania. After reviewing the real estate numbers for a handful of areas, we have chosen to highlight real estate facts for these 4 boroughs and townships: Doylestown, New Hope, Yardley, and Warminster.
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The difference between a flat-fee brokerage and Houwzer

This question comes up all the time – are you a flat-fee brokerage? In short, no, we are not. Let’s go over the differences.

Generally, when consumers deal with a flat-fee brokerage, they are receiving an à la carte service. As a subscriber to this type of service, you may choose from offerings such as a listing on MLS, support from an agent, pictures, or open house scheduling. Rarely are all these services available for the standard fee and it is usually limited.
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9 Houses You Should Buy in Philadelphia

A tour of some of Philadelphia’s best listings.

Today’s post is for all those out there needing some inspiration on your next home. It’s for my kindred spirits who sit around on Zillow checking out all the homes on the market. Not because you are looking to move, but just because you genuinely enjoy perusing the market, keeping up with real estate trends, and seeing what’s available in your neighborhood.
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What You Need to Know About River Wards Real Estate

These neighborhoods are proving that it pays to live by the water

Head northeast out of Center City and you will find yourself in the River Wards. The neighborhoods we will be covering today that hug the Delaware River are Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Port Richmond, and Bridesburg. Each bring a unique offering to Philadelphia, as well as diverse real estate.
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Schuylkill Yards – Can Buildings be Bridges?

Schuylkill Yards

Development in Philadelphia is nothing new, but the Schuylkill Yards definitely seek to break the mold

Today’s post comes from Chad Eason, a Real Estate Agent at Houwzer.

At the beginning of March, the Schuylkill Yards Project was announced. This project is a big deal with a big price tag of $3.5 billion. It will take 20 years to develop over 14 acres and will add a new park eight high rises to the skyline for a combined total of 5 million gross square feet of mixed use real estate.
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