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Everything You Need to Know About Closing Costs

Everything You Need to Know About Closing Costs

Posted on Jan 02, 2018

Buying a house may cost more than you think. When creating a budget for buying a home, it's incredibly important that you understand closing costs so you don't fall in love with a dream home beyond your reach.  Many home buyers focus on and crunch numbers around the big expenses like the down payme...
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How The GOP's New Tax Reform Bill Impacts Greater Philadelphia

How The GOP's New Tax Reform Bill Impacts Greater Philadelphia

Posted on Dec 20, 2017

The GOP's new tax reform bill just passed - and it will drastically reduce the amount of state and local taxes (SALT) that can be deducted from federal income taxes. The natural question many Americans are asking is "how will this new tax bill impact me financially?" Houwzer's Senior Economic Adviso...
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The Greater Philadelphia Housing Market Report (Q3)

The Greater Philadelphia Housing Market Report (Q3)

Posted on Nov 30, 2017

How did the Greater Philadelphia real estate market do in the 3rd quarter? Our Senior Economic Advisor, Kevin Gillen, analyzed the data to answer that question in his latest regional housing report.  Dr. Gillen’s full commentary and slide deck are included below, but here are the key takeaways from ...
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How Philadelphia Public Schools Affect Home Values

How Philadelphia Public Schools Affect Home Values

Posted on Nov 28, 2017

Many families contemplate moving to the suburbs for the schools, but with higher achievement comes higher prices. But is this the only move that makes financial sense? We knew that Dr. Kevin Gillen, noted economist and Houwzer’s Chief Economic Advisor, would have the answer. What we found was that h...
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The Soon to Be Best Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

The Soon to Be Best Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Posted on Nov 15, 2017

If you're wondering which up-and-coming areas are the next best neighborhoods in Philadelphia, you aren't alone. That's why Houwzer tapped the city's real estate influencers including journalists, researchers, and data analysts to weigh in on the burning question: "What are the Soon to Be Best Neigh...
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Brewerytown Neighborhood Guide

Brewerytown Neighborhood Guide

Posted on Oct 12, 2017

Welcome to Brewerytown! Named for the numerous breweries that called this region home in the early 20th century, Brewerytown is an up-and-coming neighborhood that has seen a spike in growth and investment in the past few years.  Brewerytown Houses Nestled between the Schuylkill River and 25th stree...
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How Does Houwzer Make Money?

How Does Houwzer Make Money?

Posted on Oct 02, 2017

A lot of things in life are too good to be true. As hundreds of our customer reviews show, Houwzer is not one of them. Understandably, our potential clients frequently ask us "how does Houwzer make money?" Answering this question starts with explaining how the commission in real estate works. In ...
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Mike Maher Mamed Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Mike Maher Mamed Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Posted on Sep 18, 2017

Houwzer Co-Founder and CEO Celebrated at Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards. We’re excited to announce that Mike Maher has been named Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce! Each year, the prestigious Excellence Awards recognize the people and companies th...
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