FAQ

What is HomeBase?

HomeBase is a value added consumer-driven Benefit Program that facilitates “one-stop shopping” and provides substantial cost savings for Home Purchasers and Home Sellers. The HomeBase Benefits Package is not available to the general public and is only available through participating Employers, Affinity Groups, Unions and Trade Associations.

What are the benefits?

Home Sellers and Purchasers are entitled to sizable discounts on most services associated with a home sale or purchase. HomeBase participating professionals include Real Property Attorneys, Realtors®, Mortgage Lenders and others who agree to discount their professional service fees in order to participate. HomeBase Members are also entitled to discounts from local and national vendors.

What are some specific examples of discounts?

The family home today typically represents one of the largest assets and one of the greatest financial transactions that individuals have in a lifetime. The myriad of legal, tax and related questions surrounding a home sale or purchase are best protected by retention of a competent attorney who concentrates in real property law. HomeBase participants are fully represented at no charge by selecting one of hundreds of local real estate lawyers. Other closing related discounts [i.e. mortgage, survey, warranty, etc.] approximate $2,000 depending on services utilized when added on to the free legal services. In addition to home closing related discounts, please refer to the Benefits Page for a regularly updated comprehensive list of Homeowner Benefits.

Why would experienced and successful professionals discount their service fees?

The emerging trend toward e-commerce and one-stop shopping is rapidly changing the traditional delivery mechanism of professional service providers. By aligning themselves with groups such as HomeBase with web based communication tools, these professionals are assured of being an integral part of the changing business paradigm. By “bundling” closing related services, economies of scale are attained allowing consumers considerable savings and still sufficiently profitable to participating professionals.

My employer already has some type of “Legal Plan” – So how is this different?

Some Employers subscribe to “Pre-Paid Legal Plans” that entail periodic payments by employees or offer a percentage discount off of “normal legal fees.” HomeBase Membership, by contrast for Home Sellers/Purchasers involves no cost to Employers or Employees. The HomeBase Group Legal Program can enhance any existing legal service plan with no administrative costs whatsoever.

What are the costs to participate?

There is no cost to participating Members.

Do I have to use all of the HomeBase services?

Absolutely not! Members can pick and choose those specific services desired.