News & Market Updates

For Your Clients – Our Most Valuable Tip

July 26, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Agent Highlights,Agent's Corner,Marketing Tips   |   Comments Off on For Your Clients – Our Most Valuable Tip»



We are often asked “What is the most valuable tip you have with regards to appliances and mechanical systems of a home?” Without a doubt, we say “In addition to getting a whole house inspection, get a Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling (HVAC) inspection done by a qualified heating and cooling contractor.” Why? 50% of the claims we pay are on HVAC systems yet ...

Notice to Former Alliant Energy Appliance Protection Plan Customers

May 04, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Legal   |   Comments Off on Notice to Former Alliant Energy Appliance Protection Plan Customers»



Effective April 29, 2011 The Appliance Protection Plan, an appliance warranty program previously offered by Alliant Energy, is now owned and administered by Home Warranty, Inc., an Iowa-based company. If you currently participate in this program there is no change to your coverage, service level or pricing, including equipment replacement bonuses. If you have questions on the program, please ...

Introducing Our Discount Buyer’s Club!

April 05, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Marketing Tips,Press Releases,Product Updates   |   Comments Off on Introducing Our Discount Buyer’s Club!»



Something new for your clients! Now clients who sign up for our Home Protection Plan get access to our Discount Buyers Club (powered by Sears Commercial) and save BIG money on everything from appliances to power tools to fitness equipment and more! ...

Stop Reducing The Price of Your Listings!

March 26, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Agent Highlights,Marketing Tips,Product Updates   |   Comments Off on Stop Reducing The Price of Your Listings!»



Before you reduce the price on your listings, stop and consider this... You and your seller can offer up to 10 years of home warranty coverage to a potential buyer and keep more money in your sellers' pocket than if you reduced the price ...

Home Warranty Inc. Selects 4CS’ iWarranty Home Warranty Solution

March 15, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Press Releases,Product Updates   |   Comments Off on Home Warranty Inc. Selects 4CS’ iWarranty Home Warranty Solution»



EAST MOLINE, IL, March 15, 2011 Home Warranty, Inc. a leader in home warranty solutions and provider of the market leading Home Protection Plan has selected 4CS iWarranty Home Warranty solution to support its continued growth. Home warranty plans are risk reduction tools that can cover repairs and replacements to nearly every component of a home including Heating, Cooling, Appliances, Hot ...

HUD’s Additional Clarification on Advertising/Marketing Fees

December 14, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Legal,Marketing Tips   |   Comments Off on HUD’s Additional Clarification on Advertising/Marketing Fees»



On December 1, 2010, HUD published additional clarification on advertising/marketing fees for real estate agents. The following is a summary as interpreted by Home Warranty, Inc. with the input of HUD legal counsel Peter S. Race: Agents may NOT be paid flat marketing fees per month. These are viewed the same as if a real ...

Important Notice to Agents Regarding Advertising Fees

September 13, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Agent's Corner,Legal   |   Comments Off on Important Notice to Agents Regarding Advertising Fees»



As you may be aware, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued a ruling on whether the payment of advertising fees to real estate agents for the marketing of home warranty plans is a violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). HUD has ruled that the fees are a violation unless the ...