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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 ...

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017   /   by Jason Huval

Got Kids? Tips for a Family-Friendly Home

Buying a home is a completely different animal when also looking for a place to raise a family
If it was just you you’d be willing to settle for a smaller home or one in a less-than desirable location. However, you want the best for your children and wish to provide them with not only a place to rest but a safe place to play and be expressive.
When deciding on that home for your family keep these few things in mind!
Size Matters
The size of a home is one of the most important family considerations when buying a home. Children can be noisy, leave a mess of toys behind and ultimately transform any space in your home into their playground. If your home features minimal space your feet may have a date with a few Legos here and there.
If your home has a large living-room or rooms that can be transformed into extra bedrooms then this will be better suited to help a child thrive. Even if they decide to ignore your sectioned off play place, it can serve as a room to escape the commo; ...

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Friday, March 24, 2017   /   by Jason Huval

Austin's Suburbs: Round Rock

Round Rock is one of Austin’s largest suburbs!
Located just North of Austin sits Round Rock, Texas. With Interstate 35 running through the heart of Round Rock you’ve almost definitely been there if you’ve ever traveled to Austin. Perfect for those looking to settle down with a family, Round Rock features a school district that ranks among some of the best in the state according to the Texas Education Agency. It boasts a plethora of great companies to work for with the likes of Dell Technologies, Emerson Process Management, Sears Teleserv and much more. The likes of these companies, a strong economic development program, favorable tax rates, world class donuts, a few major retailers and a superb business park have turned Round Rock into a suburb of Austin that experiences tremendous growth each and every year.
So what does the real estate market in Round Rock have to offer?
A full report on the latest real estate market data in Round Rock reveals all of the stats ! ...

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Monday, March 13, 2017   /   by Jason Huval

4 Tips for Purchasing Your First Home

Ready to buy your first home in Austin? Here are 4 things to know!

Getting ready to purchase your first home? If so, you’re getting ready to make one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. Much praise goes into being able to take this step, however, you need to be attentive and understand your situation going into it.

Many buyers stumble into the process assuming they are set and fully prepared to get the show on the road, only to hit speed bumps along the way. Keep these 4 things in mind to be ready once you encounter a difficulty along the way and to ensure this is the right investment for you.

Location, Location, Location

Everyone wants to live in the nicest neighborhoods and have great neighbors. They may target certain school districts or regions of a city they see as ideal. When considering the location for your new home, bear in mind that where your home is located can do a lot of good (or bad) in terms of being a long term investment. In a city l. ...

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017   /   by Jason Huval

4 Deal Breakers for Home Buyers

Avoid these 4 Real Estate Transaction Deal Breakers
The thought of purchasing a new home can be exhilarating and at the same time a bit scary. For most, this is the largest commitment they will ever make to a purchase. However, what if things go sideways and you end up not living in the home you’ve decided to buy and have fallen in love with? No matter how careful one is there are always deal killers that can pop up at unexpected times and completely derail your plans. Many deal breakers are avoidable so be sure to pay attention to the below points if you want to complete the transaction on your dream home!

Mortgage Preapproval Doesn't Mean Guarantee
A common mistake made by those looking to buy real estate is that they don’t fully understand the process of obtaining a mortgage. Preapproval for a mortgage is one thing, but this doesn’t guarantee you’ll get the loan or the amount you expect to be loaned. Your desired lender will go through all of t! ...

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