Cape Cod Real Estate, Marie Souza


You may have heard about home warranties, but are unsure of what they are. A home warranty is an excellent addition to your home insurance and has a particular function. When you buy a home, the last thing you want to worry about is things breaking or malfunctioning in the house after you buy it. Buyers fear the expenses they may incur if items in the home start to break down shortly after the property becomes theirs. As a first-time homebuyer, a home warranty can be incredibly helpful since you may need a crash course on home maintenance. 


Depending on what’s the norm for homebuyers locally, either the buyer or the seller will pay for the home warranty. Some sellers pay for warranties up front as an extra assurance to the buyer of the property they’re about to purchase. Sellers also use this as an excellent tactic to “wash their hands” of the property. The buyer won’t need to contact the seller if something goes wrong with the property. A home warranty is a fairly inexpensive way to show buyers that appliances and the home itself have been well taken care of. Occasionally, real estate agents will give buyers a home warranty as a gift for their business. Usually, this is done for higher-end homes. 


Home warranties aren’t very expensive. They usually range in price around a few hundred dollars in cost. The cost is based on a yearly rate and can be renewed each year at a slightly higher premium. 


How Do The Warranties Work?


The warranty provider works with specific companies for different purposes. When the homeowner calls the warranty provider to let them know there’s a problem, the service provider will call the homeowner to make arrangements to fix the problem. If an appliance cannot be repaired, the warranty company may replace the item. There are usually small service fees associated with these repairs and replacements.


Is Anything Not Covered?


A home warranty will not cover numerous items around the house. These items include:


Outdoor fixtures and plumbing

Indoor plumbing fixtures

Pools

Hot tubs

Some appliances may not be covered

Heating system

Water heaters

Cooling system

Fans


Home warranty plans can vary based on your location and the type of policy. Make sure you review what’s covered before you finalize any home warranty. It’s an individual choice that homeowners make to have a peace of mind when moving into a new place.  



145 Bayview St, Yarmouth, MA 02673

West Yarmouth

Single-Family

$388,500
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Stroll to the beach from this Southside, 3 Bedroom Ranch with peeks of the ocean. Very well maintained featuring a 38 foot enclosed porch, a spacious living room with fireplace, beautiful fir floors, large closets, 1st floor laundry, eat-in kitchen & separate dining room. Stunning character throughout including, bead board & custom wood ceilings, solid wood original doors/frames, built-ins & chrystal door knobs - this home exudes charm! Rear deck & outdoor shower + peeks the ocean from the back & front yard! Full basement with plumbed bath too. Location lends well to year round living or rent it out as a summer getaway! Close to the hospital, ferries, Main St shops & dining! Under 1/10ths of a mile to the beach!
Open House
Sunday
January 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Just listed! 1st Open House - 3 Bedroom Ranch with ocean peeks & only 1/10th mile to the beach! Wood floors, beautiful woodwork & a 38 ft enclosed porch!
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Location: 145 Bayview St, Yarmouth, MA 02673    Get Directions

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169 Cedric Road , Barnstable, MA 02632

Centerville

Single-Family

$450,000
Price

3
Beds
7
Total Rooms
2
Baths
Fully renovated, move-in ready, 3 Bedroom Cape with a 1st floor bedroom & 1st floor den/office, 2 sparkling new full bathrooms, nearly 2,000 sq ft of living space, new hardwood floors & a new white kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, eat-up breakfast bar + dining area with sliders to the large wrap around deck & secluded rear yard. Living room with wood burning fireplace & a front to back family/dining room too! 2nd floor has two very spacious front-to-back bedrooms that share a full bath, both with brand new ca rpeting! More updates include a newer: roof, gas heat, fresh landscaping & paint, a new 36x14 deck & new Title 5. Located in the established ''Pineridge'' neighborhood, close to shopping, dining & providing easy highway access for commuters. A pristine property inside & out. BOM due to financing.
Open House
Sunday
January 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Open House Sat & Sunday! Light, bright & move-in ready! Beautifully remodeled "shows like new" home! Great kitchen opens to family room, fireplaced living room & hardwood floors! Huge deck and lovely lot!
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Location: 169 Cedric Road , Barnstable, MA 02632    Get Directions

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169 Cedric Rd, Barnstable, MA 02632

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Single-Family

$450,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Fully renovated, move-in ready, 3 Bedroom Cape with a 1st floor bedroom & 1st floor den/office, 2 sparkling new full bathrooms, nearly 2,000 sq ft of living space, new hardwood floors & a new white kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, eat-up breakfast bar + dining area with sliders to the large wrap around deck & secluded rear yard. Living room with wood burning fireplace & a front to back family/dining room too! 2nd floor has two very spacious front-to-back bedrooms that share a full bath, both with brand new carpeting! More updates include a newer: roof, gas heat, fresh landscaping & paint, a new 36x14 deck & new Title 5. Located in the established "Pineridge" neighborhood, close to shopping, dining & providing easy highway access for commuters. A pristine property inside & out.
Open House
Saturday
January 18 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Open House Sat & Sunday! Light, bright & move-in ready! Beautifully remodeled "shows like new" home! Great kitchen opens to family room, fireplaced living room & hardwood floors! Huge deck and lovely lot!
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Location: 169 Cedric Rd, Barnstable, MA 02632    Get Directions

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145 Bayview St, Yarmouth, MA 02673

West Yarmouth

Single-Family

$388,500
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Stroll to the beach from this Southside, 3 Bedroom Ranch with peeks of the ocean. Very well maintained featuring a 38 foot enclosed porch, a spacious living room with fireplace, beautiful fir floors, large closets, 1st floor laundry, eat-in kitchen & separate dining room. Stunning character throughout including, bead board & custom wood ceilings, solid wood original doors/frames, built-ins & chrystal door knobs - this home exudes charm! Rear deck & outdoor shower + peeks the ocean from the back & front yard! Full basement with plumbed bath too. Location lends well to year round living or rent it out as a summer getaway! Close to the hospital, ferries, Main St shops & dining! Under 1/10ths of a mile to the beach!
Open House
Sunday
January 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Just listed! 1st Open House - 3 Bedroom Ranch with ocean peeks & only 1/10th mile to the beach! Wood floors, beautiful woodwork & a 38 ft enclosed porch!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
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