Tip: Home warranty, good or bad?

I am not an expert on home warranties but for some they are indispensable for peace of mind.  That being said they aren’t always the best way to go for repairs.  I recently talked with a home owner that has a home warranty and he overpaid for a septic repair. He wasn’t very happy with the overall experience either.  The home warranty serves a purpose but that doesn’t mean that you can’t price shop for your repair.  It seems that a second opinion or estimate is prudent since just because you have a home warranty doesn’t mean that the contractor coming out to perform the work is the most cost efficient.  Maybe once the warranty company sends out a person to verify an issue and determine what the problem is with your septic system a call should be made to your maintenance provider for a second opinion or even just a repair quote.

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