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Need to Give the Right Gift? Tips for Buying a Home Warranty (With Limited Offer!)

You care about your friends and family, and they care about their home. So a home warranty can be the perfect gift!

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Do you have a new homeowner on your Christmas list this year? If you’ve ever owned a home yourself, you know that the maintenance checklist is never-ending, and house repairs can eat up a lot of your free time and even more of your money. It’s especially difficult to manage repairs to home systems and appliances when you’re new to the area or settling into your first home. How do you know who to call?

A home warranty is the perfect gift for the friend or family member who has everything, or for the new homeowner on your list. A home warranty provides budget protection and peace of mind, as well as access to a network of trusted service professionals, so your friend or loved one isn’t scrambling to find a trustworthy contractor at the last minute.

What a Home Warranty Can Do for the Homeowner in Your Life

There are plenty of reasons why a home warranty makes a great Christmas gift. It offers protection from the unexpected costs of repairing a covered home system or appliance that fails or breaks down. American Home Shield® (AHS®) home warranties cover components of up to 21 home systems and appliances, including HVAC systems, electrical, plumbing, add-on specials for pools and spas, and large kitchen appliances like the range and oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, and built-in microwave. You pay the monthly payment, and your friend or loved one will simply pay the predetermined trade service call fee of $75 to $125 per visit – you can choose the amount when you buy the coverage.

AHS® home warranties are popular because they cover most home systems and appliances, even some that other leading home warranty providers don’t. In addition to coverage for appliances and home systems, we also offer electronics coverage through Asurion®. Our home warranty plans cover duplicate appliances, so if your friend or loved one has two refrigerators, for example, both are covered. There’s no need to provide detailed maintenance records, and damage due to normal wear and tear is covered.

Home Warranties Are Great for First-Time Homeowners

First-time homeowners tend to struggle more with the budgetary requirements of maintaining and repairing a home. Most people have to stretch a bit to swing the costs of buying a new home, including inspection fees, closing costs and moving expenses, and first-time homebuyers may not remember, or even know, to make room in their budget for unexpected repair costs. The added financial protection of  a home warranty can be especially welcome to first-time homeowners. 

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Offer Support to a Loved One Who Lives Far Away

What if your friend or loved one has moved to a new area, perhaps far away, and you’re worried about offering support as he or she faces the challenges of homeownership and all the repair and maintenance bills that they can bring? One of the biggest challenges of moving to a new area is not knowing where to turn when you need something fixed around the house. A home warranty from AHS can give your friend or loved one access to a network of qualified, independent, and licensed professionals who can diagnose issues with their covered home systems and appliances quickly and efficiently, and your loved one won’t need to scramble to fit an unexpected expense into their budget. It’s the next best thing to being there to do the repairs yourself.

Older Homeowners Appreciate the Security a Home Warranty Can Provide

Young, first-time homeowners aren’t the only ones who would appreciate the budget protection and convenience a home warranty can offer. Your older relatives and friends are worried about preparing for retirement, or even about making their retirement savings last. Older homeowners may be living on a fixed income and may want to remain in their own homes as long as possible, while keeping repair and maintenance costs to a minimum. A home warranty can help them manage the costs of house repairs and maintenance, while offering the convenience of a network of contractors.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the homeowner in your life this holiday season, why not buy a home warranty? You’ll be giving budget protection, convenience and peace of mind – the kinds of things you can’t put a price tag on. Call us now to give a gift that will help your homeowner manage their responsibilities all year long.

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