Some sellers have already included a home warranty in the sale of their home. Other sellers have not included a home warranty and this additional item is negotiable.
From the HWA Home Warranty of America website, here are a few of the benefits of having a home warranty:
"An HWA™ home warranty allows you to never worry about the high cost of repairing or replacing your home's appliances or mechanical systems. You will not have to search any directories for contractors or repair technicians or wonder whether you can trust an unfamiliar service vendor.
When a covered item breaks down due to normal use, simply dial our toll-free number 24/7/365 and an authorized service technician will be dispatched by our knowledgeable customer service representatives to handle your needs."