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Should I Lock My Mortgage Rate Today? Read This First

Should I Lock My Mortgage Rate Today? Read This First

Posted on Apr 07, 2022

Rate locking is a topic that’s come up a lot recently as the mortgage rate climbs higher and higher. Homebuyers first had to deal with rapidly rising prices - now the mortgage rates have followed! What does it mean to lock your mortgage rate, how can you do it, and when should you do it? Here’s what...
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What Does Off Market Mean on Zillow?

What Does Off Market Mean on Zillow?

Posted on Apr 04, 2022

You’ve found the perfect home on Zillow, but it’s listed as “off market.” What does that mean? Generally speaking, a home that is “off market” is not for sale. This means that the homeowner is not actively trying to sell their home - or if they are, they are not doing it through a public channel.&nb...
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Want to Invest in an Orlando Airbnb? What You Need to Know

Want to Invest in an Orlando Airbnb? What You Need to Know

Posted on Apr 01, 2022

Thanks to its world-renowned theme parks, numerous conference facilities, and great weather, Orlando hosts around 75 million tourists every year. That’s an incredible amount - it even outranks NYC (67 million). Because of this, Orlando remains an incredibly lucrative location for setting up a rental...
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How to Sell Your House: Houwzer's 5 Step Home Selling Guide

How to Sell Your House: Houwzer's 5 Step Home Selling Guide

Posted on Mar 28, 2022

Roughly 61% of home sellers are first-time home sellers. Not surprisingly, the average first-time home seller has a lot of questions. Even seasoned home sellers have questions because the market and technology change quickly and, on average, people only sell their homes every eight years. Selling y...
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DC Closing Costs: What Homebuyers Need to Know

DC Closing Costs: What Homebuyers Need to Know

Posted on Mar 25, 2022

If closing costs have caught you by surprise, you wouldn't be the first. First-time DC homebuyers are often surprised to learn that closing costs are separate from the down payment. What exactly are closing costs? These are the additional expenses that come along with buying a home. Appraisal fees,...
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​ Will Home Prices Go Down in 2022? 5 Reasons They'll Rise

​ Will Home Prices Go Down in 2022? 5 Reasons They'll Rise

Posted on Mar 23, 2022

Home prices rose so rapidly in 2021 that many potential homebuyers are now wondering if the pendulum will swing in the other direction. Will home prices drop in 2022? Unfortunately, the opposite is more likely. Here are 5 reasons why home prices will keep going up in 2022. 1. The continued growth o...
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Buying a Home with Houwzer: How it Works

Buying a Home with Houwzer: How it Works

Posted on Mar 22, 2022

Starting your home buying journey is both exciting and challenging - especially when the market is so competitive. Here’s how the process works at Houwzer. Why Houwzer is Different You might have heard about Houwzer’s unique brokerage model - our agents are paid a salary with benefits, not a com...
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