The Up List: HomeBinder

FAST FACTS

Year founded: 2012
Top Executive: Jack Huntress, founder and CEO
Number of employees: 10-20
Website: HomeBinder.com
Related App: HomeBinder
Offices: Burlington, Massachusetts
Phone number: 800-377-6915

FAQ

What is HomeBinder?
HomeBinder is a digital 3-ring binder to track and manage your home information down to the paint colors for each room. Instead of keeping contractor work receipts, appliance warranty information, and paint number sticks stuffed in a box, HomeBinder gives homeowner’s a place to upload receipts, input contractor phone numbers and track appliance purchase cost and warranties. HomeBinder will automatically email customers of any recalls and provide reminders for regular maintenance, from appliances to the lawn. HomeBinder can also be used to maintain an inventory of all items in the home in case of fire or theft.

Why Choose HomeBinder?
Regular maintenance of appliances is key to keeping them working efficiently for a long time. When it is time to sell your home, your HomeBinder information will be a huge asset as many buyers are understandably skeptical about what will be their biggest purchase. Having records of when maintenance was done, what was done and by whom could make prospective buyers more interested in your property. HomeBinder also produces a sellers report that is more detailed than the one produced by real estate agents. Sellers additionally benefit from good record keeping as documented improvements increase your tax basis and reduce your tax liability.

Why Own Up Partners with HomeBinder.
Being a homeowner is like being a CEO of a small company. You have to manage a budget, keep on top of maintenance and decide what investments are work making. Just as Own Up uses technology to empower customers and help them find a better mortgage rate, HomeBinder uses technology to help people manage what is likely their largest asset in a way that can increase its value and decrease the hassles and frustrations associated with it.

What our customers get by using HomeBinder as part of The Up List program.
Own Up believes that empowering homeowners is the best way for them to successfully navigate the homebuying process from purchase to refinance to sale. But our commitment to customers does not end there. All customers of Own up will receive access to HomeBinder for life courtesy of  Own Up. Own Up takes privacy seriously and will not provide your information to HomeBinder. Instead, Own Up customers will receive a dedicated link to enroll in HomeBinder where the service is prepaid by Own Up.

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