Chicago Real Estate

Simplifying Home Warranties

The responsibilities that come with being a property owner can be very intimidating for one who is new to it. 

All restorations and necessary adjustments to a home must be taken care of and completed by the owner.  With that said, it’s vital that there is a security safety net that can cover the properties repairs and renewals.  It is through a home warranty that this can be secured and obtained.

A home warranty is a plan that covers the parts and components of a properties HVAC, electrical, plumping, and additional home appliances. 

This comes in handy in the event that there are issues with any of these systems.  Though a home warranty, the charges may be covered.  Not to be confused with home insurance that covers the cost of desecration or forfeiture generated by unforeseen circumstances; home warranties are enacted when the components of a property breakdown overtime due to regular use.  Most home warranties cover for up to a year, but plans are able to be customized per the request of the property owner.

Pricing of a home warranty can vary depending on a variety of factors. 

This can range from the property’s timespan, classification type, and elements included in the warranty.  Additionally, in terms of payment, some companies offer instalment plans as an alternative to one full payment.

      It is important to note possible disadvantages that come with securing a home warranty.  Though the costs associated with warranties are usually less than paying for repairs themself out of pocket, the payment is still required regardless if the warranty is used throughout the duration of its contracted length.  Moreover, the property owner has less control over the third party that is hired to handle the repairs through the home warranty company.  This may result in an inadequate middle ground between all parties involved.

Overall, it is up to the owner’s digression as to whether or not a home warranty is a viable investment for the property. 

Like all decisions that are made, there are pros and cons to investing in a home warranty.  As always, it is important to conduct extended research in all options available before securing a feasible option that is best for all.