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Old 07-26-2012, 04:58 PM
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ok, I understand your thinking in not asking the seller to pay for a warranty. i would personally consider taking the money that a warranty cost and establish a household r & m fund with it verses buying a warranty. You would need to weigh factors such as age of home, condition and home inspection results to "gamble" on the odds of what repairs will be most likely needed in the next year or whatever time frame the warranty is for.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:07 PM
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No. Take that money and start putting it in a home repair account. Our house came with a 1 yr warranty and I tried to use it twice. One time they came to say our heat pump was installed incorrectly and not covered. The next time I realized the deductible ($100, IIRC) was more than the $80 disposal so I fixed it myself.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:33 PM
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I've had American Home Shield for 6 yrs.
That company seems OK.

Watch the disclaimers like ice makers in refrig is not covered. Good for plumbing, ac, electrical, spas.

Only had one unsatisfied repair...they couldn't get parts for my stove top draft/ smoke system. Gave me an allowance that doesn't cover a complete replacement.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:02 PM
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When I bought our 2nd home the seller (bank) said I could pick the HOW provider ... they had suggested two - but did some research and came up with these guys - they were consistently rated high.

Used them twice - zero issues - the deductible was small on each item .
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