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Home Warranties Provide Buyer Security

a home warranty reduces the risk of serious problems needing repairs

Home warranties make a a home more attractive to prospective buyers because they’re protected from major repairs during their first year of ownership when they’re getting familiar with their new home. Sellers will often pay for a home warranty to make their home more attractive and many homeowners¬†maintain their warranty year-after-year to avoid worrying about replacing major home systems or appliance when required.

There are different types of home warranties depending on whether you’re buying an existing or new home. You’ll should read the fine print for any home warranty to understand what’s covered and the rules you must follow to... 

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Confused About Home Inspections?

home inspections help homeowners save money

When you bought your home, you probably had a home inspection and hopefully there weren’t any surprises.¬†Everyone should get a home inspection to identify major problems before the closing, even if you’re buying a brand new home as some things get forgotten at the end.

The real question is whether you should get another home inspection after you’ve been in the house for 5 years or more as most problems aren’t obvious, until there’s no hot water or worse, the hot water tank emptied it’s contents all over the floor (it happens if you forget to replace the anode rod).¬† An... 

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Home Inspections: Who Does What After the Inspection

When buying a home, whether used or new, buyers should always get a home inspection. Buyers understand that they may not recognize defects in older homes, i.e. how soon the roof or hot water system will need to be replaced. New homes can also have defects if the builder, or more likely one of their sub-contractors, took short cuts which weren’t caught during periodic inspections as we all get too busy at times.

The goal of a home inspection is to get advice from an impartial third party, to have them use their expertise to determine if there are any home... 

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