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How to Transfer a Home Warranty When Moving

How to Transfer a Home Warranty When Moving

Are you selling your home? If so, you probably know that increasing curb appeal and staging your home can help it to sell faster and for more money. What you probably didn’t know, though, is that selling the home with a home warranty can help you do the same thing!

A home warranty is a bit like home insurance, except it covers the systems and appliances in the home, instead of the home’s structure. Things like your furnace, air conditioner, kitchen appliances or plumbing are repaired or replaced for a low service fee if they fail. According to a study done by the Service Contract Industry Council last June, homes with a home warranty sold for almost $2,500 more than homes without a home warranty. Not only that, but homes with a home warranty sold 16% faster than non-warrantied homes. Why is this? Besides the peace of mind that comes with a home warranty, there are a few reasons. Sometimes companies offer free listing coverage, but usually it’s because a home warranty can be transferred to a new owner during the time of closing.

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How do you transfer a home warranty to a new owner? Well, all home warranty companies are different, but usually all it takes is a phone call. Some home warranties may also charge a minimal transfer fee. When you sell your home, all you have to do is call the home warranty company and let them know who the new owner of the home is, and the home warranty then becomes theirs.

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If you decide you want to protect your new home with a home warranty, you can look for a home that includes a home warranty in the purchase, or purchase one yourself. Some home warranty companies also let you cancel your current contract, and put your refunded money toward a contract on your new home.

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    Last Updated on October 6, 2020

    6 Signs It’s Time to Change Your Life

    6 Signs It’s Time to Change Your Life

    Is it time to make some changes in your life? It just might be. Life is too short to not live it to the fullest.

    Here are some signs it’s time to change your life.

    1. Every week, you cannot wait for Friday.

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      Fridays are fun, but one thing I’ve discovered in my quest to find and do work I absolutely love is that almost every day can be really fun. If you’re saving all your living for the weekends, it’s time to truly think about your lifestyle and consider making some changes. Don’t get me wrong; it’s great to have plans you look forward to on the weekends, but what if you could have that excited Friday feeling most, if not all, days of the week? It takes a lot of self-discovery and work, but it’s truly possible to live a life you love—even on Mondays.

      2. You live for your vacations.

      Vacations are great, but what’s even better is building a life you don’t need to take a vacation from. As Seth Godin said, “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” Vacations are fun and exciting, but even better is building a life where you have the potential to do what lights you up many weeks of the year, not just your two allotted vacation weeks.

      3. When you stop and think about it, you’re really not focusing your life on your priorities.

      Write down your 3 top priorities. Then write down the 3 things you focus most of your life on. Are you spending your time living your top priorities? Consistently spending time doing what matters most to you is one of the keys to feeling fulfilled in your life. If you’re not focusing your life on what’s important to you, it’s time to make some changes.

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      4. You have no idea what lights you up, and you don’t have the space in your life to discover it.

      If you haven’t found your passion in your current life, you’re not going to find it if you continue to do your same routine, over and over, year after year. In order to discover what lights you up, start by creating the space in your life to seek it. Give yourself time to figure out who you are, what your strengths are, and what picques your interest. Experiment with learning new things, spending time with inspiring people, and doing more of what excites you and less of the things that suck your energy.

      5. You’re frequently jealous.

      If you find yourself frequently feeling jealous of someone, there are 3 changes to consider making:

      1. Make a point to focus on your path instead of his or her journey. Sometimes this involves taking a break from social media.
      2. Get inspired from the person you’re jealous of, and work toward a similar goal in your life.
      3. Decide what the other person has is not something you are willing to put in the effort to achieve, so you’ll cheer him or her on but choose to not be jealous.

      When you are feeling jealous, consider why you want what the other person has, and what your motives are. Living a life on your terms, focused on your priorities, passions, and strengths, will provide you with much more fulfillment than trying to be somebody else.

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      6. You can’t remember the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone.

      According to Neale Donald Walsch, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Your life can become even more amazing if you stretch beyond your comfort zone. If you’re not sure where to start, try the tips in this article about small ways to step out of your comfort zone.

      Life is too short to spend your years not living to your full potential. If you decide you’re ready to change your life, I encourage you to start taking small action steps toward the life you want to live. Keep moving forward.

      Check out this video if you’re ready to make a change in life:

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