Why bother with an OLD home when you can buy new??? New construction homes seem to draw buyers in like ants to a picnic. Many folks seem to think that by purchasing a new construction home that they will be free from headaches and hassles typically associated with home ownership. That may be true – but let’s not forget that new construction homes have problems too.
One couple I know have a new construction home, and while they didn’t expect everything to be perfect, they certainly didn’t expect the builder to take several months to fix a leaky faucet in the bathroom. Settling cracks can appear and will need to be repaired; there may be other hidden issues with less than stellar workmanship that may crop up.
Let’s face it: owning your own home, buying new or pre-existing, means you will need to have repairs done, sometimes sooner, sometimes later….but it’s going to happen. This is where a home warranty can come in very handy.
The Home Protection Plan offered by Weichert Realtors Paupack Group provides repair or replacement coverage for the operating systems (air conditioning, heating, electric, plumbing) and appliances in the home. It’s easy to use the Home Protection Plan. When you experience a problem with a covered item due to normal wear and tear, call the warranty company directly using a toll-free number, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
A local, authorized service contractor will perform the service and you schedule the appointment directly with the service contractor. You pay a minimal trade service call fee directly to the service contractor (usually about $100 or so, check for current prices) and the balance of the cost to repair or replace a covered item is paid directly by the warranty company. That’s a great deal – especially if you’re looking at an expensive replacement or repair.
Yes, new construction homes are nice, but they’re not necessarily easier to own nor are they always the best deal. Don’t let this fantastic home get by you because it’s not “new.”