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Is Now a Good Time to Sell a House? (Should I wait until 2023?)

Is Now a Good Time to Sell a House? (Should I wait until 2023?)

Posted on Jul 05, 2022

Home sellers have heard about how limited inventory has pushed prices up and led to bidding wars: many are now coming to the market expecting their homes to sell immediately, and for thousands of dollars over asking. While this may still be the case in some regions, potential home sellers should be...
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Can I Use My 401k to Buy a House? (and if so - should I?)

Can I Use My 401k to Buy a House? (and if so - should I?)

Posted on Jun 28, 2022

Right now the median listing price for a home in the US is $430,300, and by the time you read this it will likely have climbed higher. For homebuyers hoping to put 20% down, that’s about $85,000 - not including closing costs. Even for homebuyers putting down the minimum of 3.5%, that’s  st...
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Buying a House in Delaware: Read This First

Buying a House in Delaware: Read This First

Posted on Jun 22, 2022

Delaware is a popular state to move to, especially for residents of nearby Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland thanks to Delaware's low tax rates and easygoing way of life. Delaware often manages to fly under the radar despite its affordable homes, beachfront property, and easy access to multiple...
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Resources for Low Income Households Who Want to Become Homeowners

Resources for Low Income Households Who Want to Become Homeowners

Posted on Jun 17, 2022

It can seem impossible - especially in this market - to buy a home if you're part of a low-income household. Though it can be challenging, there are assistance programs and grants in place specifically to support low-income earners. It's worth taking a look at these options because home ownership is...
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Summer 2022 Housing Market Outlook

Summer 2022 Housing Market Outlook

Posted on Jun 17, 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. Now that some of the patterns in the 2022 real estate market are starting to solidify, it's worth exam...
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Closing Costs in Virginia: What Homebuyers Need to Know

Closing Costs in Virginia: What Homebuyers Need to Know

Posted on Jun 15, 2022

First-time homebuyers are often shocked to hear that after all the saving they did for the down payment, what they really need money for is closing costs - and the fees typically run into the thousands of dollars. Planning for closing costs is essential for having a successful home buying experienc...
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Will You Lose Money if You Buy a House Right Now?

Will You Lose Money if You Buy a House Right Now?

Posted on Jun 01, 2022

The U.S. housing market has been appreciating rapidly, with the median listing price climbing from $376,500 this January to $424,100 in April. For homebuyers who were already struggling with the high prices, it was incredibly demoralizing to see prices jump that dramatically - without seeing any inc...
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