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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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How to Save $10,000 (or more) Over the Lifetime of Your Mortgage

How to Save $10,000 (or more) Over the Lifetime of Your Mortgage

Posted on Dec 09, 2022

When it comes to buying property, homebuyers tend to focus on the short-term monthly payment - while the longterm savings are more of an afterthought. It’s possible to take steps now that allow you to save thousands of dollars over the lifetime of the loan. That’s money you can put toward home reno...
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Florida Housing Market: How to Prepare for 2023

Florida Housing Market: How to Prepare for 2023

Posted on Dec 05, 2022

The rapid property appreciation experienced in 2021 hit Florida especially hard. At its peak in May, home prices increased 23% year-over-year. An influx of remote workers post-COVID, as well as people fleeing from high cost-of-living metro areas in states like California and New York, contribut...
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Selling a Home in Winter: 6 Ways to Add Curb Appeal

Selling a Home in Winter: 6 Ways to Add Curb Appeal

Posted on Nov 29, 2022

It’s time to sell your home, but here’s the problem: it’s winter, so you can't just water the grass to optimum greenness, or plant a ton of flowers for a pop of color. But improving curb appeal is important when you’re competing against other sellers for a limited number of qualified buyers. A...
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Should I Buy a House in Spring 2023 or Wait? Read This First

Should I Buy a House in Spring 2023 or Wait? Read This First

Posted on Nov 23, 2022

Rising home prices have been a hurdle for everyone, and now interest rates have risen to make the situation complicated in a different way. Many would-be homebuyers are asking themselves: should I prepare for the 2023 spring market? Or expect to wait this one out? There's no right answer, but unde...
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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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