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What's a Fair Fee? Realtor Commissions Explained

What's a Fair Fee? Realtor Commissions Explained

Posted on Nov 23, 2021

Realtor commissions remain a contentious part of real estate. Homeowners often wonder whether their agent truly did enough work to justify the expense. How do Realtor commissions work, and are the fees justified? Here’s what you need to know. Average Realtor Commission: What Percentage Do Most Rea...
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Should I Move to Philadelphia? Yes, But Read This First

Should I Move to Philadelphia? Yes, But Read This First

Posted on Nov 17, 2021

Welcome to the city of brotherly love: thousands of people move to Philadelphia every year from around the country for job opportunities, a fresh start, or simply out of a deep love for the city’s iconic cheesesteaks. If you’re moving to Philadelphia this year, there are a lot of t’s to cross and i...
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The Cost of Living in Tampa, FL: What to Expect

The Cost of Living in Tampa, FL: What to Expect

Posted on Nov 09, 2021

Florida is known for its beaches, relaxed way of life, and balmy weather. But what many people might not realize is that this state should be known for its affordability, too. Tampa sits on Florida’s western coast next to the Gulf of Mexico, and despite being a vacation destination and all-around cu...
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Home Loans for the Self Employed: How to Buy a House

Home Loans for the Self Employed: How to Buy a House

Posted on Oct 26, 2021

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are almost 11 million independent contractors in the U.S., representing about 7% of the labor force. If you’re self-employed, you may be wondering how this impacts your ability to buy a home. Getting approved for a mortgage, after all, require...
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5 Top Baltimore Neighborhoods for DC Commuters

5 Top Baltimore Neighborhoods for DC Commuters

Posted on Oct 21, 2021

DC is not known for affordable housing these days. As DC-based buyer agent Anita Mutumba explains in 7 Things You Should Know Before Buying a House in DC: "The most unique thing about the DC housing market is the pricing and the competitiveness.” Considering the city's current median sale price...
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Compass Real Estate vs. Houwzer

Compass Real Estate vs. Houwzer

Posted on Oct 18, 2021

Compass is now the third-largest brokerage in America by sales volume, and it’s currently operating in major cities including Philadelphia, Washington DC, Tampa, and plenty more across the country. Both Compass and Houwzer promise to revolutionize the real estate industry using technology-backed so...
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