Explaining the Convenience of New Home Warranties

Explaining the Convenience of New Home Warranties


April 19, 2018

One of the many benefits of buying a new construction home is the peace of mind that comes with having the protection of a builder’s warranty program. Your new home is covered so you don’t have to worry about unexpected repairs and replacement. Baker Residential provides every homebuyer with this coverage, and, prior to closing, we spend time explaining the convenience of new home warranties—including what’s covered, how you can protect your investment, and how to file a claim.

Your new home—whether a single-family home or townhome—is covered by Baker Residential for structural defects for 10 years. This home warranty protection includes workmanship and materials. All of your home’s electrical, plumbing, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems are covered as well. The actual appliances, like your range and dishwasher, are covered by the manufacturer. The manufacturer’s warranty also applies to all of your home’s major appliances, roof, doors, windows, and other products. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing are covered for two years.

When you buy an existing or resale home, all of those repairs are your responsibility as a homeowner. The cost of a new roof can cost $15,000 or more, depending on the size and shape of your roof. Plumbing and electrical issues in older homes might not show up in a home inspection, but could be costly when they occur later.

The Baker Residential Home Warranty Process

When you buy a Baker Residential home, the new home warranty is included. But we don’t just hand over a document. We do a homeowner orientation before settlement to make sure everything is completed to your satisfaction. Then, we schedule another warranty orientation within 60 days of settlement; after you’ve had a chance to move in and get to know your new home.

We also plan an end-of-year visit at 11 months. This orientation is scheduled to make sure that any possible warranty issues are handled before the coverage expires. 

Another reason to buy a new home, not a resale

The home warranty program presents one more reason why buying a new home is a better investment than a resale. A new home also delivers greater energy efficiency than homes that were built just five years ago and will provide you with greater savings with utility bills, increase in resale value, and reduce the risk of costly repairs covered by the home warranty. These should all be important factors when you’re considering the purchase of a new home.

Take a look at Baker Residential’s homes and communities in New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina. Then talk to us about making your move with total peace of mind.


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