SHOULD YOU GET A HOME WARRANTY?
I think in most cases, yes.
When you are buying a home, it’s nice to have a little peace of mind knowing that if something goes wrong with your HVAC, water heater, oven, etc., you have an inexpensive recourse to get things repaired.
In some cases, home sellers will offer a home warranty. If not, it can be negotiated into the sale.
Warranties can be a good deal for home sellers, too, for a couple of reasons: It’s a good marketing tool to let prospective buyers know that the house will be covered post-purchase, and the home seller is covered while the home is for sale. Plus, there is no cost to the seller for this coverage until the house is sold.
Depending on the warrantly company, there are additional costs to add certain kinds of coverage. Look on their websites to see what is standard and what is extended coverage.
Here’s a good place to start: http://www.homewarrantyreviews.com/
I would recommend that you look for a home warranty company that allows you to choose your own contractors, not just those “approved” by the home warranty company. Text me at 317-548-2899 if you would like my recommendationS.
Now, if you’re purchasing a new home, you will have warranties built in, for structure, systems and appliances, etc. So a home warranty probably isn’t necessary. But as your home ages, it’s deinitely something to think about.