Do I need a Home Warranty?

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Part 5: Do I need a Home Warranty?

You are probably wondering, do I need a home warranty on my new purchase? Is it worth it? Will things actually need to be fixed?

We absolutely believe it is important to get a Home Warranty when you move into a new home.

The last things you want to worry about when you’re moving into a new home is all of the things that can go wrong. Repairs and maintenance can break the bank. We want to give you the gift of peace of mind.

That’s why when you buy a home with us, we gift you 1 year of Home Warranty coverage. It’s up to you if you want to renew the coverage year after year on your own.

“Things happen, things break. You move into a home, especially a vacant home that’s been empty and then all of a sudden you move in this whole family and you’re putting all kinds of pressure on this new home.”
— Amy Cruz

What are the basics of a home warranty plan?

Typically, the warranties are a one-year service contract that will cover any necessary repairs, appliance replacements, and other system problems for only the cost of the service fee.

What does a home warranty plan typically cover?

Larger home systems such as:

  • HVAC (Central Heating Ventilation Air Condition)

  • Hot Water Heaters

  • Plumbing

  • Electrical

Small appliances such as:

  • Washers

  • Dryers

  • Refrigerators

  • Stoves

Want to learn more about how this process works? Go here!

Home Warranty

American home shield

Something breaks, something happens, you call them first…She will take really good care of you.
— Amy Cruz

One of the companies we know and trust is American Home Shield.

They have over 45 years of experience, more than 15,000 service professionals, and more than 1.7 million customers who trust them. And in the last 5 years, they’ve covered over $2 billion in service claims.

American Home Shield offers three different types of coverage plans:

  1. ShieldEssential

    “Covers components of the most critical home systems that are often the most expensive to repair and replace (heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and more).”

  2. ShieldPlus

    ”Covers items in ShieldEssential Plan plus many other common, major household appliances.”

  3. ShieldComplete

    ”Offers the most comprehensive coverage including the items in ShieldEssential and ShieldPlus combined, and some additional home items (like garage door openers, and doorbells).

With each plan:

  1. You won’t have to pay the full expense of replacing or repairing

  2. Items in the agreement are covered for repairs or replacement regardless of how old they are

  3. If items cannot be repaired, they will be replaced or you will be presented with an alternative solution

The types of properties they cover include are:

  1. Single Family Homes

  2. Mobile Homes

  3. Condo or Townhomes

  4. Duplex, Triplex, or Fourplex

If you would love to learn more about their warranties with us send us an email at!


for those rainy days

It’s just good business.
— Amy Cruz

A small investment is worth it to protect your home sweet home. The journey can be full of surprises and we are here to make each step easier on you. Give us the chance to earn your business and exceed your expectations. I guess you can say it’s the warranty we at Lori Alvarez and Team give to you.

So that’s just a little bit about the benefits of a Home Warranty!

Do you want more details into this real estate world? Leave us a comment below so we can answer your questions and better inform home buyers like you in the future!

Want a sneak at what this Buyer’s Consultation is like? Check out the video below!

We hope these tidbits help you on your journey!

Feel free to contact us at and Follow Us to Your Dream Home or call us at 909.227.4196.

This is a part of a series so be on the look our for our next post coming out—part six where we cover some of the benefits of working with a team at this Buyer’s Consultation.

Thanks for reading.

Be boldly blessed.

Disclaimer always verify all the info with the licensed professional of your choice and make that us! ☎️ Call us at 909-227-4196!

Hasta Pronto! Lori Alvarez & team, kw Realty dre 01794115