Are home warranties required in Texas?

Texas home builders may offer you some protections through an extended or short-term warranty when building a new home, but they aren't required to. It's important to read any fine print that comes with any builder warranties presented to you throughout the construction of your new home.

How much is a home warranty in Texas?

On average, a home warranty in Texas costs $420–$745 a year. Home warranties that include coverage for systems, such as air conditioning, heating and plumbing, cost more than basic home appliance plans. Most companies will allow you to pay for your home warranty policy up front or get billed monthly.

What does a home warranty cover in Texas?

Most home warranty plans either cover major appliances such as refrigerators, washers/dryers, dishwashers, garbage disposals, ovens/ranges, microwaves etc. or cover your home's systems including electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning.

Are home warranty companies regulated in Texas?

In Texas, the department that regulates home warranty companies is known as the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). It is responsible for licensing of Residential Service Companies (RSCs) or popularly known as home warranty companies.

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