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5 Questions to Ask When Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy a Home

5 Questions to Ask When Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy a Home

Posted on Oct 09, 2018

“Should I rent or buy a home?” It’s a seemingly simple question without a cut-and-dry answer. Everyone’s finances, goals, and life plans look different. Here are five better questions to ask when deciding whether to rent or buy a home. 1. Can you afford to buy a home? The first question you should a...
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10 Tips To Minimize Stress When Selling Your Home

10 Tips To Minimize Stress When Selling Your Home

Posted on Aug 06, 2018

Selling your home without a plan will end up costing you emotionally and financially. Here are ten strategies we suggest that will help get you to the closing table with your sanity intact. A home is oftentimes the largest asset you have. You invested a large sum of your hard-earned money into it an...
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What Happens When Philadelphia Tax Abatements Expire? Part III

What Happens When Philadelphia Tax Abatements Expire? Part III

Posted on Jun 22, 2018

This blog is the third in Houwzer Senior Economic Advisor Kevin Gillen's three-part research series examining how successful and beneficial the tax abatement program has been so far. Part one of the series examined the transaction volume after the abatements expired. Part two examined what happened ...
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What Happens When Philadelphia Tax Abatements Expire? Part II

What Happens When Philadelphia Tax Abatements Expire? Part II

Posted on Apr 10, 2018

Houwzer Senior Economic Advisor Kevin Gillen has written the second in a series of analyses examining previously tax-abated properties in Philadelphia.  Part one of the series examined their transactions volume in the post-abatement period.  This second part examines what has happened to their marke...
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Why So Many New Yorkers Are Moving To Philadelphia

Why So Many New Yorkers Are Moving To Philadelphia

Posted on Apr 03, 2018

New York City is great. So what's up with the steady stream of New Yorkers packing up and heading to Philadelphia? What does the City of Brotherly Love have on the Big Apple? It's not just that Philly is underrated (although it is). And sure, the cheesesteaks are good and the Eagles are dominating, ...
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