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Old 06-09-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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Can someone recommend a good home warranty company or given any feed back in regards to purchasing one.

Thanks
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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A good home warranty company MAY be an oxymoron!

That said, 2-10 and AHS are two I've seen a lot of......
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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lol that could be true, i have gotten mixed reviews on AHS but i have had a lot of people tell me about them I looked them up on BBB and they have a A+ marking but a lot of complaints...*confused*..thanks for your reply
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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If you're selling a higher priced home and want to offer a "feel good" extra for a nervous newbie buyer...
then sure, buying a home warranty policy can make sense.

I can't see any practical utility for them in any other circumstance though.
(even for that nervous newbie)
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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If you're selling a higher priced home and want to offer a "feel good" extra for a nervous newbie buyer...
then sure, buying a home warranty policy can make sense.

I can't see any practical utility for them in any other circumstance though.
(even for that nervous newbie)
Then you have very limited vision.

I have had an AHS policy on every house I have ever owned. They have saved me tens of thousands of dollars in repairs. The policy is very clear on what is covered and what is not, and I have never had them fail to repair/replace a covered item.

If I had a brand new house and everything in it was still under mfg/builder warranty I might be comfortable not having a policy. As soon as repair costs are going to fall on my bank account I get the coverage.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Woodbridge
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We have a AHS home warranty and it has already paid for itself. Last year we had to replace part of the A/C Service and without it, it would have cost around $3000. And this year our microwave decided to die so they replaced that as well. There are downsides, like being without A/C for 2 weeks (although AHS offered to pay for a window unit while we waited for the repair and party) but all in all it has been well worth it.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:34 PM
 
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Any experience with Home Protect home warranty, I am buying a Freddie Mae property, and getting 2 year waranty from them
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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Any experience with Home Protect home warranty, I am buying a Freddie Mae property, and getting 2 year waranty from them
Sorry but I've personally never heard of them. Good luck though!
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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I have on on the house I'm selling so that it can compete with the new ones nearby. Of course the new ones nearby that are listed are actually just a big huge muddy field.

Prudential offers a good one which is AHS. You buy whatever level you want to provide for the buyer.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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has anyone heard of Sentry Home Warranty...
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