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Old 06-10-2008, 03:14 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Default Structural warranty for existing home

Hi

Anybody know how to get a structural warranty for an existing home?

We are looking at purchasing a four year old home that had a one year builder's warranty.

Would love to hear any/all inputs.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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If the home is only 4yrs old- it should have a structural warranty already. Generally, it's for 10yrs. If you know who the original builder is, track them down and speak to someone in their warranty department.
Are you buying from the original owner? Do they have any paperwork from their closing?
Warranties can be purchased- if you can't trace down the original structural warranty document- make the seller include a warranty with the sell.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:28 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Yes, we will be buying from the original owner.

The custom home builder, only provided one year bumper to bumper warranty on new homes and no extended structural warranty. There is nothing left for the seller to transfer over to the next buyer.

I find that vendors (other than the builder) will only sell structural warranties for new construction, not resale homes.

Not sure if this is the newest trend, but I am experiencing this a lot. This is the third home I have come across in the last two months with this issue.

Home warranties that cover appliances, plumbing, etc. are available but these do not cover the structure of the home.

Dilemma, dilemma, dilemma.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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The only other thing that I could recommend is this- If you're bound and determined to buy that house- hire a P.E. with a structural engineering background. Don't rely on a private inspector. A P.E. can give you the information you'll need to make a just decision to buy, or not to buy.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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StrucSure Home Warranty - Leave the Risk to Us!
Good information!
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