Home Warranty Comparisons

February 22, 2008 at 8:42 pm 12 comments

If you are in the process of buying a home and have chosen to purchase (or the sellers are providing for you – even better) a home warranty, then we would like to help you assess your options. Remember that a home warranty is not the end-all to home repair or home headaches as they do not always help you or apply when you need it the most, but for most folks it’s a nice little insurance policy to have in your back pocket. We updated the rates Feb 2012 … please reference the websites & the warranty companies directly for a more detailed comparison & actual quotes.  If you are in the midst of a real estate transaction in Texas, it would be customary for the title company to assist with the ordering of your home warranty (if it is part of your transaction).  Here are the basics in no particular order:

2262732947_ebeee75e14_mAmerican Home Shield
www.ahswarranty.com
1-800-735-4663
ServicePlus Package: $455
CoveragePlus Package: $395
*Trade Service Call Fee: $60 per repair visit,
or cost of actual service, which ever is cheaper

AHPS Home Warranty (used to be Everything Residential)
http://www.ahpshomewarranty.com/
1-800-592-9702
Base Contract Coverage: $350
Premium Coverage: $425

First American Home Buyers
Protection Corporation
www.FirstAm.com/warranty
1-800-444-9030
Basic Contact Coverage: $365
First Class Upgrade: $464
service fee: $60

LandAmerica Best Home Warranty
www.bhwc.com
800-443-5599
Standard Plan: $350
Maximum Upgrade Options: $430
Trade Call Fee: $60

Allied Home Warranty
www.AlliedHomeWarranty.com
(866) 791-1200
Standard Coverage: $350
Premium Upgrade: $450
Trade Service Call Fee: $60

Fidelity National Home Warranty
www.homewarranty.com
1-800-862-6837
Standard Plan: $335
Comprehensive Plus Plan: $405
Service Call Fee: $55

Home Warranty of America
www.hwaHomeWarranty.com
888-492-7359
Gold Coverage: $365 – $60 service fee
Diamond coverage: $450 – $75 service fee
**13 months of coverage**

OLD REPUBLIC Home Protection Plan
www.orhp.com
800-445-6999
Standard Coverage: $375
Silver Upgrade: $475
Trade Fee: $60

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty   www.2-10.com

 
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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Royane  |  July 13, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Stumbled upon this article while researching home warranty companies. Thanks for the list.
    There is another comprehensive home warranty comparison link I found –

    http://www.homewarrantyreviews.com/reviews/allied-home-warranty/reviews

    Reply
  • 2. Steven  |  August 1, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    check out
    home warranty

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  • 3. Wendy Figueroa  |  November 17, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    I have been without a dishwasher for over 5
    weeks. Everything Residential does not care nor
    do they give adequate customer service. I am
    doing everything I can to make sure that
    people are aware of this scam and am thinking
    that next year I will save my money! Sears is
    way better.

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  • 4. Linda  |  January 26, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Buyers Beware! Be sure you are choosing a home warranty company you can trust. There are so many home warranty companies claiming they are #1 and they have only been around for a few years. First American Home Buyers Protection has been a leader in the industry for 25 years, they are backed by First American Corporation, fortune 500 company. There is Stability and Strength in this Home Warranty Company! Be sure to do your home work,chose a Home Warranty Company you can trust! Check out First American’s History –

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  • 5. Karen  |  March 22, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Linda,
    First American is not on the Fortune 500 list, American Home Shield is though.

    Reply
  • 6. John  |  April 29, 2009 at 3:19 am

    I like Allied. They seem to be real people and, while i understand a warranty doesn’t cover everything, they did cover a new motor on my a/c

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  • 7. Chris Jordan  |  August 11, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Making the decision to buy a home warranty depends on the age of the home, and more importantly, the age of various covered components. This is a great list you’ve put together!

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  • 8. Jane  |  December 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    While price is important coverage is only a word unless you actually have it. Reliability is key and there are only a handful of companies that will have the ability to handle the claims as required. Chartis Insurance (Rated A with AMBest) offers plans through http://www.anchorhomeprotection.com.
    With one of the industry’s most extensive range of products and services, deep claims expertise and excellent financial strength, they are able to manage virtually any risk with confidence.

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  • 9. warranty support  |  May 30, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    A home warranty was great when I sold my home because it was 10 years old and things were starting to break down. I offered the buyer a home warranty and it was such a peace of mind for the buyer.

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  • 10. TJ  |  February 3, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    These prices either reflect the lower average for areas where they charge less or they are extremely old. I have had AHS for several years and the price started at $425 per year with a $45 dollar service fee. The latest renewal price I just received starting April, 2012 is $572 per year with a $75.00 service fee. I have had only two claims since I opened my account so the difference is way beyond the pale. Looking for a new company to go with.

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    • 11. nelsonproject  |  February 3, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      Ah, you’re right. Note the article was written in ’08 … guess I should do an update. It’s the downfall of writing an article with data that can easily get out of date. I will update them with the latest central TX rates (and then will need to change again in a year or two). Our goal is to provide an easy access to links to the different providers. Happy shopping.

      Reply
  • 12. Samantha  |  February 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Do you have an updated comparison list on Home Warranty Companies?

    Reply

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