There is no better feeling than receiving the keys to your dream home. With high demand and limited inventory in this current market, the path to finding your perfect property can be a very long road. So, when the day comes, it’s certainly time to celebrate.
That said, there is a lot to work through on your checklist amid all the celebrations. One item that you should be sure to include is purchasing a home warranty. While you have been diligent during the inspection process, unexpected costs can arise over time. Last year approximately one in four new home buyers with an American Home Shield home warranty used their plan in the first 60 days after closing.
Choosing to purchase a home warranty with a company like American Home Shield gives you a one-year service agreement that provides coverage on the components of major home systems and appliances like heating and cooling, electrical, plumbing, kitchen appliances, as well as roof leak repair*, and more. And if they can’t repair a covered item, they will replace it subject to the limitations and exclusions of your contract.
While purchasing a home warranty can be a great way to help mitigate some of these unexpected costs that always seem to arise at inopportune times, you don’t have to wait for things to go wrong before you can start taking advantage of your coverage.
Some of the home services you will need when you buy your new home that are offered with an American Home Shield home warranty include rekey, pre-season HVAC tune-ups**, electronics protection plan†, and smart home tech and installation services††.
Your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate professional can provide more information and order your American Home Shield home warranty.
See the plan agreement for coverage details, including service fees, limitations and exclusions. Charges for non-covered items may apply. Coverage not available in all areas.
*Roof Leak Repair Coverage: Not available for condos/townhomes/mobile homes. For buyer use only.
**Pre-season HVAC Tune-ups: HVAC tune-ups are available seasonally (spring: A/C; fall: heating) and offered by a third party. With the ShieldComplete plan, your first tune-up of one unit is included for free per contract term. Service dates are limited and may vary based upon location. For buyer use only.
†Electronics Protection Plan: The Electronics Protection Plan is provided by Allstate Protection Plans and can only be purchased in conjunction with an American Home Shield home warranty. Plan is subject to a $2,000 per claim limit and a $5,000 aggregate claim limit. For buyer use only.
††Smart Home Tech Installation and Setup Services: Smart home tech installation and setup services are provided by a third party. Not available in all areas. For buyer use only.
*Roof leak repair and HVAC tune-ups are not available in Hawaii.
**Additional home services & special member offers are for buyer use only. Limitations and exclusions apply. See agreement for details.
†Electronics Protection Plan coverage is provided by Allstate Protection Plans. Limitations and exclusions apply. Visit ahs.com/electronics for full coverage details.
The products and services described on this page are offered by American Home Shield, which operates independently from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and its affiliates. This page is provided by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for informational purposes only. The products and services described may be modified or withdrawn at any time, without notice.