The Importance of a Home Warranty

The agents of Keller Williams Northeast have a strong commitment to ensuring all of their client’s real estate transactions are as smooth as possible.  So when you buy a new house, we recommend you consider purchasing a home warranty.

Home warranties, or home protection plans, come in many formats and help cover the multitude of items that could break or malfunction in your home.  They cost anywhere from $250-$400 per year, an average, and will typically cover major appliances.  You should get a detailed listing of everything that is covered, and also ask about any out of pocket service fees that you would be responsible for.

In today’s market it’s common for the seller to pay for this coverage.  Why?  Because it’s considered a “benefit” and then the buyer won’t be calling the seller after closing if something breaks.  In some cases, agents will also give buyers a home warranty as a gift at closing.

If you are interested in more information about home warranties, you can contact Keller Williams Northeast sponsor Old Republic Home Protection at:

Phone 1-800-445-6999