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Home Warranty Q&A

What is a home warranty and what does it cover?
A home warranty is essentially a service contract for home owners that, in its base version, commonly covers repair or replacement of appliances and heating and cooling systems. There may be more expensive versions of the warranty that offer more inclusive coverage. In addition, coverage of other items such as pools, hot tubs, septic systems, etc. may usually be added at an additional cost.

What do home warranties cost?
Basic plans cost in the mid $400s. Upgraded plans are closer to $600. Some companies charge more or less, depending on the size of the house or the part of the country your home is in. Home warranties are often purchased for homes that are being sold, but may also be purchased by homeowners that are not moving.

What's the difference between a home warranty and homeowner's insurance?
A home warranty covers appliances or mechanical systems in...

Haverford Reserve Condos and Carriage Homes

The carriage homes and the condominium development at Haverford Reserve are a significant development in Haverford Township. The condominiums, known as Athertyn, are being constructed by Pohlig Builders. The carriage homes are being built by Guidi Homes and the Goldenberg Group. Building began in 2008 and continues in 2015. Relevant facts below:

  • This is a luxury development. The price of the least expensive condominium sold to date was in the mid $400s and the least expensive carriage home price was in the mid $600s. Price per square foot for recently sold condominiums at Athertyn is approximately $325. This is lower than the price per square foot at some other new or almost new developments such as Pembroke North in Wayne and Ardleigh in Ardmore, similar to the square foot price for recently sold units at Cambridge Square, another almost new building in Ardmore but more than the square foot price for units in older luxury buildings such as 100 Grays Lane and La Chanterelle...
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