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Old 09-22-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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I live in Texas (North of Dallas) and I am trying to sell my home. I am looking at a variety of Home Warranty Plans trying to decided on which one I should include in closing. Here are my options:
- Home Warranty of America
- AHS
- Allied Home Warranty
- LandAmerica Home Warranty
- Old Republic

All the prices and plans are comparable. I want to know if anyone has had good or bad experience with any of the above.
Thanks!
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Olympia
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I place an American Home Shield warranty on all the homes I sell. They are not the cheapest, but I have never had any negative comments about their service.

Sandy
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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IMO, they're equally comparable (they have to be competitive) until a policy holder tries to use the warranty. Some of the tricks they use to discourage repair service is laughable.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Houston-ish, TX
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Do any of those cover the roof? The one we use does, and that is uncommon around here.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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roof coverage is not included, but i can add it for an additional fee (on all of the above). and the coverage only covers minor leaks not caused by acts of God....so, i wasn't planning on adding it. what warranty do you use that does have?
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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I had a very bad experience with American Home Shield and therefore make sure my clients use Home Warranty of America. Their Platinum plan does cover roofs, but not to the "new roof" extent. They keep me informed when they service one of my clients and what and how much they did. They replaced a built in oven to the tune of over $3,000 a few years ago. You can't wait until your dishwasher and stove go out and save on the service fee, however. The fee is per item repaired...which is off kilter, but it is never as much as a new appliance.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Houston-ish, TX
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We use HSA and they cover the roof for the buyer in their regular coverage
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I use Old Republic, since I can buy it without the kickback.
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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We recently used AHS while our home was on the market. We had great service and for the first time in our lives only had to pay the $60 call fee and the rest was all covered. It was for a heat pump relay switch that had gone bad. We called them late afternoon the day before and they were at our home fixing the problem by the next morning.
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Sangamon County Illinois
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I've had good experience with HWA and it covers 13 mos instead of 12.
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