I have a secret hobby. I like to look through real estate listings. I like to look at houses and compare features, location and price. I like to think about the gardens I would create in different backyards. I like to peak into other people’s houses and see their decorating style.
I have kicked into snooping overdrive lately. Although I prefer to call it research since we are planning to start the house hunting process next spring. Calling it research makes it sound so much more… appropriate and less peeping tom-ish.
Lately I have noticed several homes for sale that include a home warranty or home protection plan. I would guess that a home protection plan included in the purchase of your new home would give a certain piece of mind. No one wants to buy a home and then have to turn around and start fixing unexpected things or replacing major household components right away. Since we bought our home as a foreclosure we definitely had some anxiety over possible issues that would crop up after our closing and subsequent move-in.
As a home owner it is surprising, and sort of exciting, what a protection plan covers. A home protection plan seems like a great way to cover yourself for those unexpected home repairs that seem to crop up without warning. Lets be honest, no one likes spending tons of money to replace a water heater or repair electrical or plumbing issues.
So maybe while indulging in my secret hobby in the future I’ll make special note of those homes including warranties and protection plans. I guess I can’t really call it my secret hobby anymore though. I did just announce it to the world didn’t I?
So you have a home protection plan for your home?
This is a sponsored post. All thoughts, opinions and experiences are mine and true.