March 21, 2017

Personal v Real Property: A Modern Perspective

When it comes to home systems and appliances, it’s not personal. By  Arthur J. Chartrand, JD We all hear that arcane and rather silly message as we depart an airplane. “Please look around for all your personal belongings and take them with you.”  I always wondered, “Are there impersonal belongings?  Are there “public belongings?”  Is… Read More

September 20, 2016

Sales of Home Warranties Soar as Industry Covers Billions of Dollars in Appliances & Systems

The National Home Service Contract Association also reports an increase in consumer knowledge, value & popularity of home service contracts Lenexa, Kan. –  Sept., 2016  The National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA), a non-profit 501(c) (6) industry trade organization comprised of member companies representing home service contract providers and consumer interests throughout the United States,… Read More

June 29, 2016

Bartosch Elected President of NHSCA

Mike Bartosch Elected President of National Home Service Contract Association Boston, MA, June 10, 2016 – Mike Bartosch, a long time leader in the home warranty industry, has been named President of the National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA). Bartosch is President of 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty of Denver, Colorado, a leading provider of home warranty… Read More

May 9, 2016

The Home Warranty Industry: Bringing Innovation to the Way Homeowners Manage the Care of Their Homes

From – with permission  (2016).  This is a guest post by Arthur J. Chartrand, Counsel, and Administrator for the National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA) – from Read original article in full at (2016)   As homeowners, you have to live under a rock these days not to have certain lifetime or… Read More

February 16, 2016

NHSCA Interprets Washington State Tax Advisory

Appears official that longstanding law of no sales tax upon initial sale of home service contracts is affirmed. The Washington State Department of Revenue published an Excise Tax Advisory (ETA) on January 12, 2016, ETA 3198.2016 regarding the sales taxation of home service contracts. This ETA has been in discussion for years with the home… Read More

December 2, 2015

Revealing Hidden Danger: Preventing Dryer Fires

Clean your dryer vent for both safety & better clothes and never leave dryer running when not home. According to the National Fire Protection Association, dryers and washing machines were involved in one out of every 22 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2006-2010. Clothes dryers accounted for 92% of the fires; washing machines… Read More

October 29, 2015

Changing Clocks is a Cue to Prevent Fires in the Home

National Home Service Contract Providers offer advice to homeowners on maintenance tips to prevent fires. Lenexa, KS — Whether you are springing forward or falling back, it’s a good time for homeowners to replace the batteries in their smoke detectors. The members of the nonprofit, National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA) would also like to remind homeowners… Read More

July 14, 2015 Should Be First Stop for New Homeowners

National Home Service Contract Association offers helpful tools allow consumers to select the most reputable providers of home service contracts. (Lenexa, KS)  Contracts are only as dependable as the providers behind them. The members of the non-profit trade association, National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA,) are the leaders and professionals in the home service contract industry… Read More

May 25, 2015

NHSCA Sits Down with Kevin O’Connor of This Old House

  National TV Personality Provides Great Tips to Maintain a Happy and Healthy Home KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Kevin O’Connor, host of This Old House on PBS recently sat down with the Kansas City chapter of the National Home Service Contract Association to discuss tips for homeowners. Nominated for an “Outstanding Service Show Host” Emmy Award in his debut… Read More

December 17, 2014

Before the Guests Arrive: A Home Appliance Checkup

Ovens and air conditioners can fail at the worst possible times. Don’t be the horror story shared by friends and family the next twenty years. In a recent television segment, the NHSCA shows how to prepare the appliances in your kitchen so they’ll be ready for all the food and frolic when your house guests… Read More