Chances are good that, if you’re visiting our website, you’re either a Builder, Remodeler or Realtor. Thanks for stopping by! If you’re wondering what we can offer you, the answer is A LOT, especially if you need a warranty FAST. Often, Builders, Remodelers and Realtors come to us after having used a state-based program, or a different private warranty company. Many have had the experience of long wait times for not just warranties, but also Municipal Forms and Letters of Acceptance. But what if the wait time is too long, and you need all of those things today? The great … Read more »

Great news! Your personal builder menu now offers a new feature that quite a few of you have requested: a Warranty Cost Estimator! In the past, to see what a warranty would cost, you only had two options – create a warranty you didn’t intend to purchase yet, or do calculations manually based on your rate and the formula you received when you originally joined us. Neither of those options was easy. But now, you have a menu option to do just that; estimate a warranty price with ease. To use the calculator, log in to your builder menu and … Read more »

New Things Coming! We are updating our website Builder menu and warranty-ordering portal! These changes will make the ordering process much better, with simplicity, edit-ability and a modern appearance. The new system should be live in February or March of 2020. In addition, to prepare, we’ve also redesigned our warranty format to be more user-friendly as well, featuring an easy-to read cover and a table of contents to assist in navigation! Sections of the Warranty are marked much more clearly, on every page of the document. We’ve kept the new warranty format grey-scale to help builders keep printing costs lower … Read more »

Hey there. Yes you! You are a SMART builder, if you’ve joined our New Home Warranty program as a member builder. What??? You haven’t joined yet? Why on earth not? Oh, you don’t see any good reason to spend the money? Ok, well, let’s talk! How exactly do you benefit by joining us? RISK First of all, as a builder member, you are protected against risk. When a buyer purchases a new home, they like the assurance that their home is in fabulous condition. Typically, as a builder, you would allow them to have a call-back for a punch list … Read more »

“Hi Scott! Hey, I’d like to hire you to do a few improvements on my home.” … “Well, to start with, I need a new rear entry door installed.” … “What? You’re kidding? At least a year out from now?” This was a conversation I had over a year ago with a local contractor. He literally had so much business lined up that he was scheduling a year in advance. Why the backlog? In part, this typical remodeling/home improvement wait time is due to the skilled labor shortage hitting our nation. Home sales are booming under the current economy. Builders … Read more »

The outlook for America’s housing market in 2018 and beyond is decidedly positive. Market activity is starting to pick up due to a number of factors, including lower unemployment rates, rising household incomes and restored buyer confidence in many of America’s housing markets. All of this is excellent news for new construction, which is expected to recover this year and maintain its hold in the marketplace. As housing prices continue to climb, new construction will be necessary to provide much-needed supply in some of the nation’s increasingly desirable locations. Housing Market Trends for 2018 The overall outlook moving forward into … Read more »

Why Would a Home Buyer Need a Written Warranty? If you were to buy a new, HD plasma TV and 8 months after your purchase, it stopped working, would you expect the manufacturer to repair or replace it? Naturally, you would, because most large appliances come with a written warranty which assures you that the manufacturer will repair or replace it if it breaks after only 8 months. Buying a home is one of the largest investments a person will ever have. It makes sense that the buyer would also expect such a large purchase to include a substantial warranty … Read more »

Active Soil or Expansive Soil We are working on some blog posts about active soil. Some of our builders live in areas of the US which, because of the geological composition of the soil, are prone to major movement in home foundations. As a result, the movement of these foundations causes structural damage to walls, floors, windows, doors, exteriors, interiors and other areas. In such scenarios, walls gap, floor tile cracks, windows become difficult to close, doors refuse to open or close and the exterior can develop large cracks. Clay is NOT Our Friend! The main soil movement happens when … Read more »

Here are our holiday hours, so you can plan ahead. But of course, since our site is always online, you can still order new warranties even if we are “closed!” That’s one of the great aspects of American eBuilder: we’re online, on time and unequaled! Friday, December 22: 8 AM-1 PM EST Monday, December 25: Closed Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 29: Normal hours Monday, January 1: Closed Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays to all our wonderful builders!