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Does A Home Warranty Really Guarantees Home Protec

The purpose of home warranties is to guard buyers from financial expenses that might happen from sudden future complications related to home ownership.

Generally, home warranties last for a year and offers financial assistance for home defects like broken furnaces, electrical issues, plumbing problems, or even failure of air conditioning units or refrigerators. Home warranties are purchased from Home Warranty companies whose entire business is providing home warranties for home buyers and occasional sellers like that of homes listed in the Boston MA MLS.

Typically, the cost of a standard one year home warranty is between $270-$350 dollars. A standard warranty will typically cover heating systems, pipe links, water heaters, toilets, dishwashers, ovens, built in microwaves, and ovens. There are also 'upgraded' home warranty plans, or al-a-cart items that can be added for things like refrigerators, swimming pools, and septic systems.

If a covered item breaks down during the warranty period, home owners simply call the home warranty company, pay a service call (usually around $60), and the home warranty company will arrange repairing or replacing the problem.

In some instances buyers have no way to know if part of a house really works until after closing. If the temperature outside is 110 degrees, a home inspector will have a hard time knowing if the furnace would really give out heat. Home warranties offer a sense of protection to buyers who can't be guaranteed that the home they are buying won't turn into a money pit.

Is a Home Warranty Worth the Price?

Home owners are always thankful for the home warranty if they got home repairs during the first year of home ownership. They usually forget they ever purchased it if there are no repairs needed in the house.

Knowing whether or not you need to buy a home warranty is a matter of personal choice and preference. Home warranties are highly recommended for people who live paycheck to paycheck because they might be surprised with the costly repairs.

If you have a healthy savings account or a rainy day fund, then you're probably better off without purchasing a home warranty. Think about how home warranty companies make their money, it's not by servicing Homes in Crofton MD that need repairs, and it’s by having a higher percentage of warranties issued that require no service. Home Warranties make their money by playing the odds that the warranty won't actually have to be used.

Moreover, there are some situations where the cost of repair will be less than the cost of home warranty plus the service call fee.

A home warranty can be a great protection for Boise ID Homes for Sale, but in most cases, it will never actually be used.


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