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By Debra Swayze | Agent in Middletown, NJ

Home Warranties Protect Homeowners during Extreme Weather; Attract Buyers in Competitive Real Estate Market

Extreme temperatures across the nation contributed to a record-breaking year for home warranty claims, and now with a glut of homes for sale across the country, home warranties to cover major systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical) and built-in appliances are even more appealing to sellers and prospective buyers. Home warranty provider American Home Shield, with 1.4 million customers, said it responded to nearly three million service requests in 2010, approximately half related to HVAC malfunctions. The company received increased calls from homeowners in areas of the country, such as the Northeast, that experienced extreme summer heat—stressing AC systems—and record cold and icing during winter—stressing heating systems. 

Meanwhile, with an abundance of homes for sale, sellers and buyers are reaping benefits from home warranties...

I am a  lifelong New Jersey resident and a proud Monmouth County resident with over 25 years of extensive professional experience in Real Estate specializing in selling waterfront, oceanfront and luxury properties in the towns of Rumson, Little Silver, Fair Haven, Red Bank, Middletown, Navesink, Sea Bright Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Long Branch, West End, Elberon, Highlands, and Atlantic Highlands.
As a full time Realtor with Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty a Lifetime Membership into NJAR Distinguished Sales Club and a member of both Middlesex and Monmouth MLS I can assist both sellers and buyers in all facets of selling or buying, be it a single family home, townhouse, condo, adult community, vacant land or rentals.
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