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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

They can vary quite a bit in coverage as well as cost. And there may be different plan levels, e.g., basic, upgraded, which cover different items. Certain appliances may not be covered in, say, a basic plan. I have found covergae for pools varies, including a chlorine vs. a salt-water pool. AC is not always included and may be an add on.

Oct 05, 2017 05:32 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Typically, appliances, heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical.HOWEVER, as has already been stated, levels of coverage vary, and not all of those are guaranteed to be fully covered. It will depend on the contract. A home warranty is basically an insurance policy for the systems in your home. Additional coverages may be available if you're willing to pay extra.

Oct 05, 2017 05:06 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Each company can vary tremendously - if your clients are looking for particular coverage, read, compare and phone the companies to ask questions.

Oct 05, 2017 07:47 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Read the policies. They all have there unexpected exceptions and surprises

Oct 05, 2017 04:34 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The salesman says it covers everything but try to collect on anything. 

Oct 05, 2017 04:29 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I suggest that you read  the policy.

Oct 05, 2017 04:26 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Different warranties provide different coverages. You need to read the warranty policies.

Oct 05, 2017 10:23 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

As little as they can get away with.

 

Oct 05, 2017 09:25 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on the plan and the coverage.  What the ones I have have covered for me have been:

  • Plumbing stoppages inside the house
  • AC compressor issues (coolant, breakers)
  • Water heater and circulating pump that died
  • Replaced toilets
  • Fixed leaking pipes
  • Fried circuit boards on refrigerator

I always get the upgraded plans with AC coverage.  Some now cover stainless appliance replacement too.

Oct 05, 2017 07:22 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Read the fine print.

Oct 05, 2017 07:02 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You can easily find this info by Googling home warranty Kyle Beers , they are all about the same. A better question would be which ones are easy to work with and actually pay out?

 

Oct 05, 2017 06:36 PM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

the devil is in the details of the policy including limitations of coverage and pre-existing conditions, need to read the policy for details of coverage.

Oct 05, 2017 05:29 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor
Oct 05, 2017 04:41 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

they're all different....

Oct 05, 2017 04:38 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It depends on the coverage and price.

Oct 06, 2017 05:39 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

They offer different packages. Open the website of your preferred HW rep and check it out. Your client have to decide what package suits best to their needs. 

Oct 06, 2017 10:56 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kyle Beers Candice A. Donofrio has this one.

Oct 06, 2017 10:14 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Each of them has their own contracts..

Oct 05, 2017 09:29 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'd say Jeff Dowler and Candice A. Donofrio answered your question!

Oct 05, 2017 09:10 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

The differences in coverage will vary by company, price and plan selected.  

Oct 05, 2017 07:45 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

close to nothing.

Oct 05, 2017 07:38 PM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Google it to get a comprehensive description. There are different levels of coverage.

Oct 05, 2017 04:49 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

We sell condos.

Oct 17, 2019 04:26 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Condos are not under home warranty.

Oct 17, 2019 11:43 AM
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Joshua Frederick
Home Inspector for ASPEC Residential Services, LLC - Defiance, OH
Home Inspector in Defiance & all of Northwest Ohio

Joe Pryor nailed it.  

No one reads the fine print. 

From my experiences, REA's and sellers like to verbally embed it in the heads of the buyer that the home warranty is the ever-so-glorious and glowing "answer" to all the problems and situations that the homebuyer will have and everything under the sun will be covered.  And the best part...wait for it...drum roll...the seller's providing it for "free!!!" (right along with the money pit/POS house! )

Nov 04, 2017 05:06 AM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Home warranty prices vary usually $475. - $ 700. Even higher, depending on different factors.

Oct 07, 2017 09:17 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Not as much as you might think! I've seen some people get a good result but the deck is stacked in favor of the service provider so you need to really read the fine print and know what you are buying.

Oct 07, 2017 01:30 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The home warranty company gets paid

Oct 07, 2017 10:11 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Mostly appliances and mechanicals.

Oct 07, 2017 09:57 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Whatever the plans specify.  Read the fine print. Compare plans. 

Oct 06, 2017 06:47 PM
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Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I use AHS. It has a menu of options, and we mostly choose all systems, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roof and appliances. There are larger selections and smaller options.

Oct 06, 2017 06:18 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Many items

Oct 06, 2017 04:52 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Profit for the company who sells them.

Oct 06, 2017 02:50 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

If you visit the Old Republic website all shall become clear...

Oct 06, 2017 01:27 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Read the policy.

Oct 06, 2017 10:38 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The major systems and appliances in the home. 

Oct 05, 2017 08:59 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

There is no usually in these programs

Oct 05, 2017 08:52 PM