Warranties for newly built homes?

Q. What do I need to know about warranties for newly built homes?

A. If you’re considering a new home warranty, it’s important to understand what it covers, how to make a claim, and the process for resolving disputes that may come up between you and the builder or warranty company.

Warranties generally offer limited coverage on workmanship and materials relating to components such as windows, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing and electrical systems for specific periods. They also typically define how repairs will be made.

Most warranties don’t cover expenses you may incur as a consequence of a major construction defect or warranty repair, like the cost of having to move out of your home while repairs are being made. They also don’t typically cover appliances, small cracks in brick, tile, cement or drywall, and components covered under a manufacturer’s warranty.

You can get more information on these warranties by contacting your state or local builders’ board. If you have a loan insured by FHA, you can contact the closest U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development field office. If you have a VA loan, you can contact the nearest VA office.

If you have any questions, or need capable and trustworthy representation, please call Jessica Dodge at (512) 514-1700.

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