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Northern Ohio Real Estate

Home Warranty

A Home Warranty is a winning situation for buyers, sellers, and agents.

Advantages for Buyers

A Home Warranty offers buyers piece of mind. Should anything unexpected happen (due to normal, every day wear and tear) of the home's appliances, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems, it will be repaired (or replaced in some cases) for you without costly fees.

Also, buyers will not have to worry about finding a reputable repair technician. This will save everyone time and money.

Advantages for Sellers

Sellers can relax knowing that they have a Home Warranty protecting them from repair expenses during the listing period, closing and sale of their home.

Advantages for Agents

Agents know that the added incentive of a Home Warranty makes the deal for both buyers and sellers, smooth and hassle-free.

If a Home Warranty is offered, an Agent will include this in their marketing plan as both a buying and selling tool. It is just another added feature for the home sellers to offer the potential buyers.

What does a Home Warranty cover?

A home warranty offers piece of mind for everyone. There are many companies that offer home warranties. However, not all warranty companies offer the same services. It is important to research a reputable company or consult your agent for more information on finding a plan that best suits your needs.

Be sure to look for a Home Warranty plan that covers:

  • Heating System (Furnace/Boiler/Heat Pump)
  • Air Conditioning System/Cooler
  • Duct Work
  • Plumbing System
  • Water Heater
  • Water Softener
  • Permanent Sump Pump
  • Electrical System
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Built-in Microwave
  • Range/Oven/Cooktop
  • Trash Compactor
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Whirlpool Bath Tub
  • Door Bells
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage Door System
  • Central Vacuum
  • Burglar and Fire Alarm System
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer/Dryer

Some plans offer additional coverage (with an additional fee) for specific home features including:

  • Ice Maker
  • Stand Alone Freezer
  • Well Pump
  • Pool/Spa Combo

What does a Home Warranty cost?

A Home Warranty usually costs between $300 - $600 annually and carries a $50 - $100 service fee for each repairable item. Most Home Warranties usually offer (1) year or less of coverage time. All repairable items need to be covered in the sale of the home in order for the Home Warranty to be effective. Some Home Warranty companies charge additional fees per year for added features of the home.

Is there a waiting period for a Home Warranty Plan to begin?

This depends on what plan you purchase. In some cases, you plan will begin in 30 days or more, but generally, most plans begin immediately.

For more information about purchasing a Home Warranty, please contact your agent for a referral.