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September 2022 Housing Market Outlook

September 2022 Housing Market Outlook

Posted on Sep 08, 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.  See August's outlook. There’s been a lot of media speculation over the past few months that...
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Buying a House With Cash: Is it Worth It?

Buying a House With Cash: Is it Worth It?

Posted on Sep 07, 2022

When the real estate market reached new levels of intense competition this past year, cash buying soared, soon accounting for 23% of home sales in the U.S. Part of this is because sellers highly prefer cash buyers - so even though far more buyers were ready to pay for their home through a lender, th...
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Is it a Good Time to Sell a House? Fall Market 2022

Is it a Good Time to Sell a House? Fall Market 2022

Posted on Aug 31, 2022

Is this fall a good time to sell a house? It's what homeowners today are asking themselves as they play the game of real estate roulette. As rates shuffle up and down and demand follows suit, it's unclear whether sellers should wait until better conditions emerge. If you’re wondering whether it's a...
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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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