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Posted by Christina Martinez on 6/13/2019

Having a home comes with many responsibilities. Sometimes, pressing needs can arise. It might be to repair some home features or to replace them altogether. These situations are bound to occur and can be parasitic on the homeowner's budget.

A home warranty is a program that provides a budget to cover any unforeseen expense in the home. It offers protection on repairs that, typically, are costly.

Home warranty and home insurance—often used interchangeably—is incorrect because there are a couple of glaring differences. While getting your home insured involves specific considerations as the location of the house and the building materials, a home warranty offers funds for costly repairs. Also, home warranty only covers the cost of fixing major appliances and systems as they age. But home insurance is meant to stand by financially in events of unforeseen damages.

Benefits of a home warranty

Home warranty plans come with many benefits to save homeowners the stress of having to source funds suddenly. Here are the crucial reasons why you should get a home warranty.

A home warranty covers costly repairs

Every homeowner has a budget detailing how much they will spend on certain things. In most cases, the chances are high that provision is not available for sudden repairs. What then happens when an urgent need pops up?

With a good home warranty, you don't have to worry about faults in your home that require immediate attention. Enough funds will be disbursed to get a quick fix and keep your home in good shape.

With a home sale, it assures the buyer of a safe deal

When you put up your home for sale, potential buyers consider certain factors. Usually, homes are refurbished to increase their value before they are listed, but things requiring urgent attention can emerge at any time. If you have a home warranty in place, you assure the buyer they have nothing to worry about if such situations occur.

Real estate listings with home warranties are more attractive to buyers

Potential buyers keep an eye out for deals that will save them unnecessary costs after the transaction. This reason is why a home with a home warranty will be a hot commodity in the real estate market.

Homes with home warranties usually sell faster and closer to the asking price

Home warranties give your home value a deserved boost. This attracts buyers to your listing. Any interested buyer will want to get that great home with the warranty before anyone does and so will have less chance trying to bargain the listing price.

These benefits above are realistic and attainable. You just need to find a good, affordable warranty plan.




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Posted by Christina Martinez on 6/10/2019

Adorable Split-Entry Home In Desirable East Taunton Area located on A Quiet Cul-De-Sac! This Home is in Pristine condition and Features A Dine-In Kitchen, A Spacious Living Room, 3 Bedrooms Upstairs With A Full Bathroom That Is Handicap Accessible As It Is Equipped With Grab Bars, A Finished Family Room & Half Bath in Basement, A HUGE wood Deck That Is Perfect For Entertaining, And A Beautifully Landscaped Backyard With A Storage Shed! Brand New Septic Going being installed, Windows & Roof are Only 10 Years Old, Newer Water Filtration System! This Home Will Not Last!

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Posted by Christina Martinez on 6/6/2019

If a seller rejects your offer to purchase his or her house, there is no need to panic. At this point, there are many things you can do, including:

1. Craft a New Offer to Purchase

If at first you don't succeed, try again. Remember, if you find your dream house but your initial offer to purchase is rejected, you can always create a new homebuying proposal. And if you submit a new offer to purchase that falls in line with a seller's expectations, you may receive an instant "Yes."

For those who decide to submit a new offer to purchase a residence, it is important to avoid making the same mistake twice. Thus, you should analyze the home you want to purchase, along with the current housing sector. Because if you use a variety of real estate market data, you could submit a competitive offer to purchase your dream house.

2. Reenter the Housing Market

A seller may reject your offer to purchase his or her house, and as such, you may need to continue your home search. Fortunately, quality residences are available in cities and towns nationwide, which means there are lots of great houses at your disposal.

Of course, you may want to put together a homebuying budget, too. If you have a homebuying budget in hand, you can search for houses that match your price range.

To craft a homebuying budget, you should meet with banks and credit unions. These financial institutions can offer home financing insights and help you get pre-approved for a mortgage. And once you have a mortgage, you will know exactly how much you can spend to acquire your ideal house.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is happy to help you determine the best course of action after a seller rejects your offer to purchase. In fact, he or she will do everything possible to help you streamline the homebuying journey.

Typically, a real estate agent will learn about you and your homebuying goals. He or she then will create a homebuying plan designed to help you achieve your desired results. Next, you and a real estate agent will work together to transform your homebuying vision into a reality. And as you navigate the homebuying journey, a real estate agent will provide comprehensive housing market insights you may struggle to obtain elsewhere.

Let's not forget about the assistance a real estate agent will provide as you get ready to submit an offer to purchase a house, either. A real estate agent will help you craft a competitive offer to purchase any home, at any time. Best of all, if your homebuying proposal is accepted, a real estate agent will help you finalize your house purchase as quickly as possible.

Clearly, there are many things you can do if your offer to purchase your ideal house is rejected. If you start planning ahead for the homebuying journey, you could boost the likelihood of enjoying a seamless property buying experience.





Posted by Christina Martinez on 6/4/2019

MOVE RIGHT INTO THIS GORGEOUS RANCH COMPLETELY RENOVATED AND READY FOR YOUR FURNITURE! NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM, VINYL SIDING, 30 YEAR ROOF, VINYL REPLACEMENT WINDOWS, NEW UPGRADED KITCHEN WITH WHITE CABINETRY W/SOFT CLOSE FEATURE, UPGRADED BLACK STAINLESS APPLIANCES, GLASS BACK SPLASH, GRANITE STONE COUNTER TOPS, BEAUTIFUL BIRCH ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORS, DINING AREA, LIVING ROOM WITH FRENCH DOORS, MASTER SUITE WITH MASTER BATH THAT OFFERS UPGRADED DOUBLE VANITY W/GRANITE COUNTERS, NICE LAYOUT WITH HUGE 18X14 DECK OFF THE DINING ROOM FOR SUMMER GRILLING & ENTERTAINING, 200 AMP ELECTRICAL & ADDITIONAL LIVING AREA WITH FAMILY ROOM AND DEN IN THE LOWER LEVEL, 3 ZONE HEATING, HUGE PARTIALLY FENCED IN BACK YARD, OUTDOOR COVERED PORCH AREA THROUGH SIDE DOOR ENTRANCE, GRANITE STAIRS, 2 ENTRANCES INTO THE PROPERTY INCLUDING AN ENTRANCE AT THE BACK OF THE HOUSE! THIS HOUSE IS A BEAUTY AND WILL NOT LAST LONG! NO SHOWNGS UNTIL OPEN HOUSE!

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Posted by Christina Martinez on 6/4/2019

LARGE 3 FAMILY PROPERTY ACROSS FROM SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL! OVER 3000+ SQUARE FEET, VINYL SIDED, ELECTRIC BREAKERS, VINYL WINDOWS, NEWER HTG SYSTEM, PRE APPROVED BUYERS ARE WELCOME, 1 UNIT IS VACANT AND READY FOR OCCUPANCY, LARGE ROOMS, PERFECT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE SEEKING AN INVESTMENT OR OWNER OCCUPIED! PROPERTY BEING SOLD IN "AS IS" CONDITION AND WILL NOT LAST LONG! 2 UNITS RENTED OUT ALREADY & 1 UNIT WILL BE DELIVERED VACANT! 2 UNITS HAVE LEAD COMPLIANT PAPERWORK. SHOWINGS ONLY WITH 2ND FLOOR UNIT AND BASEMENT.

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