In Praise Of Home Warranties

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Q. What happened in 1920? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Fry?

A. In 1920, the following events occurred:
1. The United States Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent via parcel post. Parents from Waltham to Wichita wonder what to do with all the extra child-size stamps that they’re stuck with.
2. The New York Times ridicules the American rocket scientist Robert H. Goddard. Nearly fifty years later, the paper of record issues a public mea culpa when the Apollo crew landed on the Moon.
3. My home, also known as Effron Manor, is built. It is considered state of the art.
While owning an older home brings lots of joy, it also comes with its fair share of tsuris. When we bought our home we secured a Home Warranty, which provides an insurance program of sorts for some of the essential organs of the house. There are varying opinions on Home Warranty programs, but for me- in an older home- it helps me sleep at night knowing that someone else will be responsible for paying the bulk of the replacement or repair costs of my HVAC system, plumbing, kitchen appliances and electrical work.
In 2+ years, I’ve placed warranty calls on my HVAC system (3x), plumbing (3x), electrical, garbage disposal and dishwasher- all for $60 a pop. Granted, there’s an annual fee, but the piece of mind is priceless. When you live in a home that was built when Babe Ruth was still playing for the Red Sox, it’s definitely worth it.
1920 Source: Wikipedia. Where else?
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