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 What to Look for When Buying a House (And How to Avoid a Lemon)

What to Look for When Buying a House (And How to Avoid a Lemon)

Posted on Oct 12, 2020

What should homeowners look for when buying a new home? An outdated kitchen is a drawback for some, while another family might see old cupboards as a way to get a great starter home for a more affordable price.  However, every homeowner is going to want to know if there’s damage to the foundation, o...
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What Does Pending Mean in Real Estate [Everything You Need to Know]

What Does Pending Mean in Real Estate [Everything You Need to Know]

Posted on Sep 17, 2020

Many would-be home buyers were hoping that the 2020 real estate market might soften a bit, but unfortunately the opposite has held true – especially in suburban markets. Homes are leaving the market almost as soon as they’re listed, and many home searchers have been dismayed by a “pending” notificat...
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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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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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Why People Don’t Trust Real Estate Agents

Posted on Aug 01, 2016

There is a trust problem in real estate. It’s our mission to fix this phenomenon. First, let me be clear – I’m not writing this to disparage real estate agents. After all, I am one myself, and I believe most are competent and well meaning. I am, however, here to shine a blazing spotlight on two mis...
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9 Houses You Should Buy in Philadelphia

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

A tour of some of Philadelphia’s best listings. Today’s post is for all those out there needing some inspiration on your next home. It’s for my kindred spirits who sit around on Zillow checking out all the homes on the market. Not because you are looking to move, but just because you genuinely enjoy...
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5 Must-Knows Before Buying Your First Home

Posted on Feb 17, 2016

Be prepared with these 5 tips on home buying So you’re ready to buy your first house, eh? Congratulations! Homeownership is an exciting journey – one you’ll share with 64.9% of Americans. It can be a great investment for yourself and your community, but it’s important to consider a few things befor...
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How Traditional Real Estate is Hurting Homeownership

Posted on Feb 10, 2016

Why homeownership is important and how Houwzer is making it more cost-effective In a January 12, 2016 Inman News article, California Association of Realtors CEO, Joel Singer, expressed concern about the declining rates of homeownership in America. Mr. Singer’s concerns are well placed: Post World Wa...
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