What is a Home Warranty?

Should I get a 1-year home warranty for my home in DC or VA?

bsotively posilutely! And you should keep getting one every year! Most of (I mean, almost all of) our clients that have bought real estate in DC and VA have opted to get a home warranty. Depending on what company you use, most – if not all – home systems are covered, including

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating System
  • Electrical System
  • Plumbing System
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven/Range
  • Built-in Dishwasher
  • Built-in Microwave
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Built-in Trash Compactor
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Water Heater
  • Ceiling Fans


The warranty lasts one year.  When it’s up, you buy a new one.  They, in our experience, range from an average of $400 to $600 for the basic warranty. Tell your Realtor if you want to purchase one and then you can opt to make the cost part of the closing costs to be paid at settlement.

Here are are a couple of Home Warranty companies, but there are many out there: 

HMS Home Warranty

Old Republic Home Protection







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