Home warranties are for your protection and peace of mind, whether you’re a home buyer or seller.
For buyers, a warranty covers the repair or replacement of major appliances in your new home, plus mechanicals like the garage door opener, water heater, disposal, wiring, plumbing and HVAC systems. That means no expensive out-of-pocket costs for you – only a minimal payment under warranty. New construction homes are typically covered for the duration of one year by the builder for his workmanship; two years for repairs and replacement of any faulty building elements, like windows, heating ventilation, doors/trim, A/C, and electrical and plumbing systems; and 10 years for any major structural defects.
For sellers, a warranty protects any breakdowns in the home post-close – sometimes when you first list the home. If a warranty is in place at the time of listing, it can ultimately cover the seller when any potential problems are discovered during the home inspection.
Here at Sands Realty, we can help you decide on the right warranty for you, your needs and your budget during either the home purchase or sale process. We’ll walk you through the different coverages offered in certain warranties, the benefits of buying additional coverage on top of basic warranties when it comes to new construction, and the length and layers of protection that are best constructed for you. No matter the warranty you decide on, our agents are experts and will guide you toward the best option for less hassle and greater happiness in your home sweet home.