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7 Things You Should Know Before Moving to St. Petersburg, FL

7 Things You Should Know Before Moving to St. Petersburg, FL

Posted on Aug 22, 2022

Smaller than Tampa yet large in attitude, St. Petersburg Florida is nestled along the Gulf of Mexico and has a reputation for its beaches, entertainment, and sun-soaked weather.  "There is a thriving job market in St. Pete; a lot of businesses are coming here. There's a lot to do outdoors, and...
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Real Estate Scams on the Rise: How to Buy Your Home Safely

Real Estate Scams on the Rise: How to Buy Your Home Safely

Posted on Aug 17, 2022

For most people, a home represents one of the most significant financial transactions of their life. During the home purchase process, homebuyers are often sending thousands of dollars to their lender or brokerage. The buyer’s unfamiliarity with the process, and the large amount of cash being exchan...
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August 2022 Housing Market Outlook

August 2022 Housing Market Outlook

Posted on Aug 15, 2022

Houwzer's Market Outlook is based on the questions we continue to receive from clients, employees, and investors about the implications for the housing and mortgage markets in which we are active.Back in a previous rendition of our Market Outlook, we asked: could May 2022 Have been the market top fo...
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What is Sweat Equity in Real Estate?

What is Sweat Equity in Real Estate?

Posted on Aug 12, 2022

If you’re planning to sell your home one day, you’ve probably come across the term “sweat equity.” Exactly what is sweat equity in real estate? Sweat equity refers to both the materials and labor that the homeowner has contributed to a property, in order to improve it and increase its worth. While ...
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Here’s What $600,000 Buys in 5 DC Suburbs

Here’s What $600,000 Buys in 5 DC Suburbs

Posted on Aug 09, 2022

Washington, DC is one of the more competitive real estate markets in the country thanks to a constant influx of government employees and other transplants relocating to the capital. According to Realtor, the median listing price for a DC home is now $625,000.  If you’re new to the region - or ...
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Welcome to TikTok Real Estate: How to Buy a House Using This App

Welcome to TikTok Real Estate: How to Buy a House Using This App

Posted on Aug 05, 2022

TikTok can be a great resource for homebuyers - especially those who might be moving to new areas, or new neighborhoods. TikTok has now surpassed one billion active users, and it’s about a lot more than just dance routines and lip-synchs. For many people, TikTok has served as a valuable education to...
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How to Rent Out a House: Investors, Read This First

How to Rent Out a House: Investors, Read This First

Posted on Aug 04, 2022

According to Pew Research, about 6.7% of all individual tax filers reported having rental properties. Becoming a landlord is a fairly common step in the homeownership process - sometimes as a way to generate an additional stream of revenue, sometimes to recoup money if plans change sooner than expec...
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Here’s What $500,000 Will Buy in 5 Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Here’s What $500,000 Will Buy in 5 Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Posted on Jul 27, 2022

Are you thinking of buying a home in or around Philadelphia? Sometimes it helps to know how far your budget can go in different neighborhoods and nearby suburbs.  We've selected five Houwzer homes that are either for sale or recently sold in the neighborhoods of Conshohocken, Washington Square...
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