Real Estate Glossary

What is home warranty?

A home warranty is a type of service contract that covers the repair or replacement of various home systems and appliances, such as heating and cooling systems, plumbing, and major appliances, if they break down due to normal wear and tear. These warranties are often purchased by homeowners to provide additional protection and peace of mind, especially in the first year of home ownership. Home warranty can be purchased by the buyer or seller of a property and can cover the appliances and systems that are in the home at the time of purchase.