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5 Top Baltimore Neighborhoods for DC Commuters

5 Top Baltimore Neighborhoods for DC Commuters

Posted on Oct 21, 2021

DC is not known for affordable housing these days. As DC-based buyer agent Anita Mutumba explains in 7 Things You Should Know Before Buying a House in DC: "The most unique thing about the DC housing market is the pricing and the competitiveness.” Considering the city's current median sale price...
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Compass Real Estate vs. Houwzer

Compass Real Estate vs. Houwzer

Posted on Oct 18, 2021

Compass is now the third-largest brokerage in America by sales volume, and it’s currently operating in major cities including Philadelphia, Washington DC, Tampa, and plenty more across the country. Both Compass and Houwzer promise to revolutionize the real estate industry using technology-backed so...
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 Do You Have to Disclose if Someone Died in Your House?

Do You Have to Disclose if Someone Died in Your House?

Posted on Oct 14, 2021

Disclosure law dictates what homeowners have to tell potential buyers about their property. If your home has been the site of a murder - either recent or historical - you might be wondering whether you're obligated to note this as part of your disclosure. Similarly, some people are convinced their h...
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Orlando Realtors Weigh In on the City’s Best Neighborhoods

Orlando Realtors Weigh In on the City’s Best Neighborhoods

Posted on Oct 11, 2021

Orlando has everything going for it: great weather, top restaurants, world-renowned entertainment, and more. Demand for homes here has been up 13% since last year, and the market is hot. Homebuyers - especially those who are new to the city - might be wondering which neighborhoods are worth taking ...
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Is Zillow Trustworthy? Everything You Need to Know

Is Zillow Trustworthy? Everything You Need to Know

Posted on Oct 04, 2021

Zillow is a popular site for home searching, to say the least: by volume, it’s the #1 real estate website in the world, with 36 million unique visitors monthly. Because consumers can type in zillow.com and start their home search friction-free, Zillow is often where the home buying process begins.&n...
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What is a Pocket Listing in Real Estate? Read This First

What is a Pocket Listing in Real Estate? Read This First

Posted on Sep 28, 2021

When you go to search for a home, most listings are available on a standard MLS (multiple listing service). However, some listings - known as pocket listings, or off-market listings - are not. In this scenario, a potential home seller whose home has not gone on the market yet is approached by a buy...
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Renovations: What Adds Value to a Home? Experts Weigh In

Renovations: What Adds Value to a Home? Experts Weigh In

Posted on Sep 23, 2021

When Houwzer conducted a brand survey we found that 18% of homeowners plan to sell a home, 39% plan to buy a home, and 44% plan to renovate a home. In other words, there’s a lot of people planning to renovate their home - but not all of them plan to move immediately. In our “Should you renovate bef...
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