Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Home Insurance Policy

We buy insurance all of our life. We sometimes do it indiscriminately. There are times when people will buy a home and the homeowner’s insurance policy is just something that is needed to make the closing run smooth. The home policy protects the largest asset that most of us will ever purchase and so it makes sense to learn the basics. The Homeowner’s policy has multiple benefits and features and is probably the best and most affordable policy that we will ever purchase. There is clearly a misconception about what homeowner’s insurance covers and what it does not cover. The homeowner’s policy protects us our home against perils. Perils are unforeseen events like fire or explosions. The home policy does not cover maintenance problems. This is where the misunderstanding begins. Deterioration or poor craftsmanship buy a tradesman is not covered under the homeowner’s policy. That kind of blanket coverage would make the homeowner’s policy unaffordable.

The homeowner insurance policy is very comprehensive. It protects all of your personal property along with the dwelling. Most policies are written on a replacement cost basis. That means that in the event of a total loss that your home and all of its contents will be replaced with like kind and quality of materials. Shopping for a homeowner’s policy is so much easier. Make sure that you have your current declarations page. You can either go online or contact a local agent. It is better to combine an auto and home quote to get the multi-policy discounts available.

There are a lot of additional riders that you can purchase on a homeowner’s policy. If you have items like jewelry, fine arts, and collectibles then you can schedule them with an all risk type of coverage. There are a lot of new endorsed benefits like identity theft and home day care coverage. The homeowner insurance policy is one of the most important insurance purchases you will ever make. Don’t sell yourself short. Explore all the possibilities when covering your assets. Use higher deductibles to lower the overall premium so that you can cover some of your most valued assets with scheduled riders.

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