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You’ve decided to move to Austin! You will be soon shopping for your new home and making plans to begin a new and exciting chapter in your lives.
Investigating home warranty companies should be on your to-do list. When you find your perfect home you will want to know which company you wish to provide a warranty. In Austin it is common for the seller to pay for the first year so you need to know the cost to write in an offer.
Austin Title has put together some information on what a home warranty is and why you should obtain one at the time of purchase of your home.
Part 2: Purchasing a Home Warranty
A Home Warranty is a contract between a homeowner and a home warranty company that provides for discounted repair and replacement service on a home’s major components, such as the furnace, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical system. It can also cover major appliances such as a washer and dryer, refrigerator and swimming pool.
A home warranty is not the same thing as homeowners insurance, nor is it a replacement for homeowners insurance. Homeowners insurance covers major perils such as fires, hail, property crimes and certain types of water damage. A home warranty does not cover these perils.
Home warranty companies have agreements with approved service providers. When something that is covered breaks down, you would call the warranty company who in turn sends out one of its providers to examine the problem and determine if it needs repair or replacement and if it is covered by the warranty. If it is covered, he will complete the work and you would only pay a small service fee (usually about $50-$100 per service call).
The annual cost for a home warranty is dependent on the coverage and exclusions. It is a negotiable item on the contract. Check with your Realtor® or your title company for a list of home warranty providers for you to check coverages and obtain prices. You can always Google Home Warranties and read reviews on various companies. It's like making any purchase it's always wise to research ahead of time so you can determine which company you want to provide coverage.
I offer years of experience helping families relocate to the NW Austin area. If you haven't chosen a Realtor®, I would love the opportunity to earn your business and exceed your expectations.
Author Bio: I was once a school teacher and still like the learning process. Only now I enjoy learning what dreams my clients have and what I can do to help them. I am a firm believer in asking the right questions. It is the only way to get answers that have helped me build an impressive business over the past 21 years and leave a trail of happy clients
Welcome to my ActiveRain real estate blog and profile. I'm a Realtor with Coldwell Banker United and specialize in NW Austin. Once a school teacher I still like the learning process. Only now I enjoy learning what dreams my clients have and what I can do to help them.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.