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Should I Buy a House in Spring 2023 or Wait?

Should I Buy a House in Spring 2023 or Wait?

Posted on Nov 23, 2022

Rising home prices hurt everyone eventually. Even the sellers who managed to make a killing often ended up overpaying for their next home - or getting stuck with a mortgage rate far higher than the home they left.  Many would-be homebuyers are asking themselves: should I prepare for the 2023 s...
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Selling a House in PA: Everything You Need to Know

Selling a House in PA: Everything You Need to Know

Posted on Nov 09, 2022

If you're thinking about selling your home in Pennsylvania, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the process beforehand. Doing so can help you maximize your profits, minimize how long your house sits on the market, and reduce the likelihood that something complicates your next move. Is now...
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What's an appraisal gap - and what can you do about it?

What's an appraisal gap - and what can you do about it?

Posted on Oct 27, 2022

What’s an appraisal gap? If you’re looking for homes, you may have come across this term - and you might wonder what it could mean for closing on your property. The appraisal gap is the difference between what you offered to pay for the home, and what the independent appraiser determines the home i...
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12 Questions to Ask a Realtor Before Buying a House

12 Questions to Ask a Realtor Before Buying a House

Posted on Oct 27, 2022

An estimated 6 million homes will be bought in the U.S. in 2022 - that’s a lot of people buying homes, and inevitably they have questions about the process.  If you’re a first time home buyer, it’s difficult to know exactly what you don’t know about the home buying process. If you’re ready to ...
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Is it a Good Time to Buy a House? Orlando Realtor Weighs In

Is it a Good Time to Buy a House? Orlando Realtor Weighs In

Posted on Oct 13, 2022

Is it the right time to buy a house? The answer isn't always clear to homebuyers wondering if they should wait for better rates, more inventory, or just a more buyer-friendly market overall.  According to Realtor.com, the very best time of the year to buy a home in Orlando is October 31 to Nov...
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The Most Walkable Suburbs of DC (in Virginia)

The Most Walkable Suburbs of DC (in Virginia)

Posted on Oct 10, 2022

Walkability is increasingly important to home buyers. If a grocery store, local restaurant, and public transportation can all be accessed by foot, many people are willing to give up some of their other “nice to have’s" in a home.  According to a study published in Science Direct, walkability l...
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How to Sell Your House in 5 Days

How to Sell Your House in 5 Days

Posted on Oct 07, 2022

Sellers are feeling the pinch of a shifting real estate market. Selling a home fast and for top dollar today is more of a challenge than it was in 2021. Selling your home quickly is a good thing - it means people are more likely to pay a higher price, and it's easier to move on to your next home.&n...
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October 2022 Housing Market Outlook

October 2022 Housing Market Outlook

Posted on Oct 04, 2022

Houwzer's Market Outlook is based on the questions we continue to receive from clients, employees, and investors about the implications for the housing and mortgage markets in which we are active. What's the deal with housing prices? There’s been a lot of media focus lately on home price declines....
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Building a House in Virginia: What to Expect (and what you'll pay)

Building a House in Virginia: What to Expect (and what you'll pay)

Posted on Sep 29, 2022

Virginia’s real estate market has been hot - to the point that many people are wondering whether it makes more sense to build a home, rather than trying to buy an existing home.  According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 2021 saw a 14% increase in residential building permits iss...
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