Nesting & Investing

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Buyers

Common Questions for Buyers

Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

What To Offer

Best Home for You and Your Family

Consumer Household Safety

Energy Saving Tips

Home Inspections

Living Well and Stress-Free

Protect Your Biggest Purchase

Hiring a Real Estate Appraiser

Title Insurance

Home Warranty

Homeowners Insurance

To Downsize?

To Upsize?


Sellers

Common Questions for Sellers

22 Questions

Determining Market Value of Your Home

How Long To Sell My Home

Listing with a REALTOR®

Am I Priced To Sell

Hiring a Real Estate Appraiser


Finance

Mortgage Information

Getting That Perfect Mortgage

Get Pre Approved

How Much Do I Qualify For

Avoiding Irresponsible Lending

Managing Home Equity Lines of Credit


Home Improvements

Value of Home Improvements

Painting

Staging Your Home for Sale

Staging Your Kitchen for Sale

Staging Your Living Room for Sale


Moving

Preparing to Move

Planning Your Move

Hiring a Moving Company

Moving

Moving with Children

Self-Moving Advice and Tips

Home Warranty

Home Warranty

A home warranty is an affordable way to cover the costs of unexpected mechanical failure of a major system or appliance. A home warranty is specifically designed to cover the kinds of repairs that home insurance does not: appliances, plumbing and electrical, air conditioning and furnaces, and pool equipment.

The average annual cost of a home warranty policy is between $250 and $400. Most home warranty companies offer comparable coverage within the same price range. The premium is payable at closing and customarily protects you for one full year. Repairs are typically handled through the home warranty company with a minimal deductible. Often times the cost of the first year premium is offered as an incentive by sellers to solicit the sale of the property.

The age and condition of the home should be a consideration when choosing to purchase a home warranty. A fifteen year-old home with original equipment, versus a two year old home will likely have different financial risks. Your REALTOR® can help you decide if a home warranty policy is right for you based on your individual circumstances.

Why Should I Consider a Home Warranty?

Homeownership is expensive enough all on its own, without adding the cost of repairs and replacements. When moving into a home where appliances and systems have been previously used, there is always the chance that the general wear and tear, or the way in which they were previously used and maintained, could cause breakdown and/or complete failure. These repairs/replacements can be astronomically costly and often times occur unexpectedly. A home warranty will protect you financially from most of the frequently occurring breakdowns of home system components and appliances. Contact Us if you have any questions about home warranty's or would like more information about them.

Discuss your unique needs and concerns with your home warranty representative. If you do not have a trusted home warranty representative, your REALTOR® can refer you to one.

This information is meant as a guide. Although deemed reliable, information may not be accurate for your specific market or property type. Please consult a REALTOR® professional or home warranty representative for more information home warranty policies.