Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / by Grant Williams
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Top Tips First-Time Buyers Should Know Before Purchasing a Fixer-Upper
A fixer-upper can be a rewarding way to put your creative juices to work and even make a profit. As long as you pick a house that won't swallow up your budget with expensive hidden repairs, a fixer-upper can be a cheaper way to obtain your dream home. Plus, you don't even need to be a master designer or professional contractor to get the job done. Read on to find out how to best prepare for this exciting endeavor.
Decide if You're Going to Stay or Sell
Fixer-uppers are cheaper to buy than homes that are ready to live in, but they can still be pricey. Consider that the average listing price for a fixer-upper in Austin, Texas, is $429,000. Purchasing a fixer-upper is still an investment. So, consider your long-term plans for the home before making a purchase.
Deciding if you will sell the home or live in it when you're finished will help you determine whether to stick to. ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017 / by Jason Huval
WHAT IS A HOME WARRANTY?
What Is A Home Warranty and What is Home Insurance?
A home warranty is a one-year service contract designed to protect a home’s systems and appliances. If a covered system of appliance in your home fails, a home warranty will cover the repairs or replacement. This can include your plumbing, electric, heating and cooling systems. As Shawna Bell of Landmark Home Warranty explains, “Home warranties provide financial protection for homeowners who might be faced with unexpected problems with their appliances.”
Although a home warranty is not required like home insurance is, it is a good safety precaution to have in case an appliance or a system fails. If someone has lived in your house prior to you, or your builder's warranty has expired, it is something you should consider. Home warranties cover your major appliances in your house, unlike home insurance which covers natural disasters, theft, and things of that nature. If y ...