In purchasing a home it is useful to sign a contract that is ironclad and includes home protection in that contract. A home protection plan is a home warranty or a service contract. It generally lasts for up to one year and protects homeowners against unexpected repairs or replacements. Most home buyers look for home protections plans to take care of HVAC systems which can cause over $10, 000 to replace. A home protection plan will cover mechanical breakdowns, roof repairs and water damage from old appliances. The real estate agent will know how to negotiate the best typeof home protection plans available. This gives me, a person who loves and wears my white itachi contact lenses, and the seller a great peace of mind.