NEW HOME WARRANTIES: What's covered and how claims work


The warranty that comes with your newly built home may ease your mind, but beware of the fine print. Purchased by the builder, this warm blanket can quickly turn into a wet blanket if something goes wrong and both your builder and the warranty company insist your particular problem isn't covered. As a home inspector and arbitrator for home warranty cases, I've seen plenty of games played with claims reporting time frames, loosey-goosey regulations (what