Homeowner Warranty

Dated: 01/04/2019

Views: 103


A home warranty pays repair or replacement costs for the mechanical systems and built-in appliances that break down in a home.   Your homeowner's insurance policy will cover damage created by a leak or defective appliance but the broken pipe or leaking water tank that caused the damage is usually not covered.   The home warranty covers all  most appliances, water tanks, central air conditioning systems, heating systems, damaged windows and the like.  You can even include a hot tub or swimming pool for an additional charge.  Warranties can be purchased by either the buyer or seller. When the seller is paying for the warranty, it is usually paid for and goes into effect at closing. The coverage period is normally one year. There are a lot of companies offering home warranties and coverage of individual policies can vary widely. Usually, central heating and air conditioning systems, electrical, plumbing and major appliances are covered.It's important that you read the policy closely and understand what is and is not covered. The cost for a one year home warranty typically runs between $475 and $600, depending on the size of the home and the specific types of coverage. In addition to the policy premium, there is normally a deductible of $75 - $100 to pay when making a repair claim. Image title

There are some very good reasons to pay for a home warranty when selling your home. Providing a warranty can help set your home apart from the competition.Buyers will appreciate having a warranty and will feel more comfortable about buying your home without worrying about hidden problems.Providing a warranty can even result in a higher price, offsetting the cost. Certainly it can make it easier for a buyer to make an offer.These assets make the home warranty an excellent marketing tool.
In addition to marketing advantages, you could also avoid getting sued down the road. When a major appliance, heating or air conditioning system goes bad shortly after a home is sold, it's not uncommon for the buyer to blame the seller.Unfortunately, this can and does lead to lawsuits.Providing a home warranty with the sale of your home can go a long way towards preventing these types of suits.In some areas where lawsuits are particularly common, almost all homes are sold with a home warranty included.
If you are buying a home and it doesn't come with a warranty, you may want to consider paying for one yourself.The first year after buying a home is a time when most people don't have a lot of cash on hand to cover problems that might arise.Having a one year home warranty in place can provide peace of mind during this time, and if something does break down, could really save your budget.

Blog author image

Joseph Baratta

Joseph Baratta – Real Estate Broker & Owner Born in Queens, New York, Joseph Baratta is a professional real estate Broker who has made a permanent mark on the field. Having worked with his father a....

Latest Blog Posts

Buried Oil Tank Extraction

 A buried fuel oil tank can be very costly environmental hazard if it has been leaking.   If it leaks, the fuel gets absorbed into the ground and ultimately works it's way

Read More

Is A Pool Right For Your Property

But Joe, It’s still February… Why are we talking about pools?The cool refreshing look of water on a hot summer's day can make any homeowner wish they had a pool in their backyard but making

Read More

Buying A Home With Past Credit Problems

Buying a home can be both exciting and stressful but, for those with past credit problems, the process may also seem intimidating.  The good news is that many lenders have adapted to the

Read More

Applying For A Joint Mortgage Loan With Your Spouse

When you are ready to buy a home, applying for a mortgage is one of the first and most important steps.  For married couples, this usually involves applying for a mortgage loan jointly.;

Read More