Home Warranty

Old Republic has always been great to my clients, and denying claims is not a standard practice, as has been the case (as I hear often) with American Home Shield.  Their web site is:  http://www.orhp.com/


What that said, Clark Howard (the national consumer advocate on KLBJ at night) thinks they are great for the first year after you buy your home (since the seller pays for it), but he does not suggest renewing them.  His logic is that by the time you have had it 10 years, you have paid out $4,000 (for instance), and they saved you $500 over the life of the plan, so instead put the $50/month in a repair fund.


99.9% of what Clark Howard says, I consider the gospel in terms of deals, do’s and don’ts, etc.  Below is an article he wrote on home warranty policies:



Alex Morris