Home Warranties - Beware!!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Many buyers rely on a home warranty to cover needed repairs in their new home.  While a home warranty can be valuable, there also can be pitfalls.  It is important to research the warranty before you purchase one and read the fine print.  Here are some helpful tips:

  • Don't always look for a bargain.  Sometimes you get what you pay for.
  • Ask about immediate coverage once you close escrow.  Is there a waiting period before you file a claim for service?
  • Make sure that you understand everything that is covered and what is not covered.  You may have coverage for your kitchen stove, but they may not cover the knobs.
  • Some warranty companies have maximum coverage amounts on certain items.  This is important to know.

At the end of the day, home warranties can be an added plus for a new homeowner.  Just make sure that you read the contract, ask questions and know what you are buying.

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Kristen Gil
Dickson Realty

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