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How Much to Offer on a House (and the problems with low balling)

How Much to Offer on a House (and the problems with low balling)

Posted on Feb 07, 2023

List price and sale price are two different things - and that’s due in part to your initial offer on a home.  Making an offer on a home is an important part of the homebuying process, but many homebuyers are in the dark as to how to determine this important number. And nailing this number can...
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What Do Home Inspectors Look For? Expert Realtors Weigh In

What Do Home Inspectors Look For? Expert Realtors Weigh In

Posted on Jan 20, 2023

Home inspections are an integral part of the homebuying process. Hundreds of buyers opted out of the inspection contingency during the low-interest rate, hyper-competitive market of 2021 - and many have since regretted their decision due to pricey, undisclosed issues that arose. Ditching the home i...
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What is a House Title? (how you know you really own your house)

What is a House Title? (how you know you really own your house)

Posted on Jan 18, 2023

A title is an important part of buying a home, but it’s not something that homebuyers (and even homeowners) completely understand.  If you plan on becoming a homeowner, the title transfer (and associated insurance) will be a part of the home buying process.  Here’s what you need to know....
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Is 2023 a Good Year to Buy a House? 9 Tips for Homebuyers

Is 2023 a Good Year to Buy a House? 9 Tips for Homebuyers

Posted on Jan 10, 2023

If you know one thing about the 2022 real estate market, you know it was turbulent. Would-be home buyers are entering 2023 with a healthy dose of skepticism. They’re not going to buy a house sight unseen, and they’re not going to bid 20% over-asking and hope for the best.  Experts are predicti...
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9 Hidden Costs to Buying a Home (and what you'll pay)

9 Hidden Costs to Buying a Home (and what you'll pay)

Posted on Jan 04, 2023

According to a recent Bankrate survey, about 20% of millennials are unhappy with their home purchases due to the unexpected costs of buying a home (like maintenance and repairs). If it’s your first time buying, you might be surprised at just how many hidden fees there are. Research is key when it c...
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Houwzer's Mortgage Guide: All the Basics, Explained

Houwzer's Mortgage Guide: All the Basics, Explained

Posted on Dec 16, 2022

For homebuyers who can’t afford to buy their home in cash, a mortgage is a necessity. Yet despite a mortgage being one of the most important transactions of most people’s lives, many would-be homebuyers are woefully unprepared to understand their options and get the best deal. Interested in knowing...
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Houwzer's 5 Step Home Buying Guide

Houwzer's 5 Step Home Buying Guide

Posted on Dec 12, 2022

For would-be homeowners, the home buying process can feel complicated, stressful, and confusing. Even existing homeowners often feel this way despite having gone through the home buying process before. That’s because home purchases are infrequent, yet extremely important - as they often represent a ...
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