Home Warranty: Hype or Worth the Expense?


Where is Lake Nona? The "locals" losely define the area south and east of OIA in the 32832 and 32827 Zip Codes. Located 20 minutes SE of downtown Orlando, most our neighborhoods are biking, walking or scooter distance to Medical City. Disney is 20 minutes to the west and the Atlantic is 30 minutes to the east.

The average warranty starts in the upper $300's and increases from there, with pools, extra appliances, outdoor kitchens, etc., adding to the cost.  

The plan I have cost $450 annually, which isn't cheap, but it really came in handy this year.  

  • My garbage disposal broke and had to be replaced: covered.
  • My 5 year old front load washer broke, and since the part couldn't be located, they replaced it with a comparable model costing nearly $900.
  • My 5 year old fridge broke twice...each time the parts and service covered.
My 8 year old heat pump and AC units are covered, as are my plumbing and electrical fixtures.  All in all, I feel pretty well protected.
Yes, it's an expensive insurance, but considering how often I've used it, I think it's worth considering.

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Kelly Johnson: Broker Associate
AmeriTeam Realty 

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