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We're narrowing down to Allied Home & Old Republic.
Do typical home warranty fix plumbing, block drainage at the sink, garbage sink disposal (including running "snake" steel to push through the blockage ?
There are quite a few licensed companies offering "home warranties". These service contracts are a lot like insurance. The roof is normally covered under your homeowner's insurance, interestingly enough.
But each company has its good points and bad. After years of trying different ones, I have pretty much narrowed in down to three. Two of them are for homes that have no pool or the buyer doesn't want to cover it. Every company has its years when they're "managing" their contractors and you get the following scenario:
you pay for a service call (say $60), the serviceman says he can fix it but there are things the RSC won't cover, the uncovered items are more than having the item repaired without the warranty company. You throw up your hands and call in a service company not referred by the warranty company to fix it for less.
You might ask why. RSC companies negotiate with contractors to fix certain items for a very low fixed price. The broken water heater your RSC guy wanted $725 for the non-covered items might be fixed for $600 from someone else, but the warranty company pays him only $425. He has to make up for the loss by charging you for uncovered items. I've had this problem with a company mentioned by several contributors below 3 times in the last 5 months and wound up going outside the RSC.
Here's an article you might like http://www.SumnerRealty.com/content/article.html/2015178
I recommend Fidelity Home Warranty (call Tammi Burgee at 1-800-308-1424 x3614) or also One Guard Home Warranty (call Tom Westhora at 888-896-0014).
I also recommend that you hire a Realtor to represent you. There should not be any cost to you as a buyer for hiring a realtor to represent you. Your agent will be able to assist you with all of the questions that you have been asking on Trulia. Your agent will be there with you throughout the entire transaction to make sure that your home buying process goes smoothly.
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I have had a number of past clients complain about AHS. They are popular though and many seem very satisfied with them.
Not meaning to sound redundant, but these are questions for your Realtor. Let him/her know you've been discussing this online and see if her recommendation echoes any of the thoughts here.
I see you have asked several questions on home buying so I am wondering do you not have an agent? These are all questions your agent should be able to help you with. A home warranty will run around $450, be sure to compare what is covered in each as well as what they charge you for a servfice call. You can also purchase extended coverage. I too usually use AHS . Most real estate offices can give you brochures on several companies. If you ask the seller to pay which most buyers do, they have the option of chosing the company unless you specify who you want, so you may want to have that put in the offer.