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Home Warranties -- Be sure to read the fine print before signing on the dotted line

Atlanta Real Estate - Buying a Homefirst time home buyer and home warranty

If you are thinking of buying a home warranty for your new or existing home, BUYER BEWARE!  The AJC just wrote a great article about some of the challenges home owners have had with 3rd party home warranty companies:

>>>   SEE THE FULL ARTICLE 

In the last few years, I've heard of a few 'no-so-fantastic' encounters with the Home Warranty providers, so my recommendation would be to call several different companies and ask them to provide a sample of their current Home Warranty contract.  That way, you can read through the fine print and make sure you are covered at every angle.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Atlanta or Decatur this Spring, please don't hestitate to call me at (404)432-1844.  I would love to help you find your dream home!

All the best,

Kerry

KERRY LUCASSE   ::  INTOWN ATLANTA REAL ESTATE  :   KELLER WILLIAMS  ::  (404) 432.1844

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Comment balloon 5 commentsKerry Lucasse • February 20 2009 05:13PM

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Hi Kerry - Great points made.  I had a buyer who had a good experience with the home warranty that was included in his transaction.  Upon taking possession he experienced a couple significant problems with the home and contacted the company who held the warranty.  He was able to get his problems resolved at a minimal cost.  He was thankful to have a home warranty and it really saved him a lot of money.

Posted by Jon Wnoroski, Summit County Realtor (America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc.) over 9 years ago

Hello Kerry. Some Home Warranty companies seem to not want to pay on ANY claim, and fight you tooth and nail. Others are excellent.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Jon and Gary - It really is so difficult to tell which one to go with if you are a buyer.  I know several people who were so thankful they had a Home Warranty when one of their appliances needed repair -- it only cost them $35 to have a service technician come out.  If they wouldn't have had the warranty a simple repair to their ice maker could have been $300. 

Long story short, I still recommend that my home buyers get a home warranty, just that they speak directly to the home warranty company the choose and read ALL of the fine print.

Take care!

Posted by Kerry Lucasse, Your Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant (eXp Realty - Nest Atlanta Team) over 9 years ago

Actually there are few things buyers can do before purschasing home warranty. It is not that difficult to research home warranty companies and weed out the bad ones. Here is a website that lists all home warranty companies and customer ratings in one place

http://www.homewarrantyreviews.com/

Kerry - perhaps you want to add this to your links to help others make an informed decision when buying home warranty?

Posted by Reon Yotis over 9 years ago

@ Reon -- Great suggestion, THANK YOU!

Posted by Kerry Lucasse, Your Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant (eXp Realty - Nest Atlanta Team) over 9 years ago

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