By Durand. Home Insurance. Published at Sunday, February 04th, 2018 - 20:52:58 PM.
Home insurance refers to the coverage and protection of a private residence. It is not important if you live in a high rise apartment or in a farm somewhere, in an island or in the city. It is up to you to decide what you want to cover with your policy and the amount you have to pay will depend on the location and condition your home is in. If your home is located in an area where there is a lot of crime and break-ins, you might have to pay more than usual for theft and vandalism protection. If you are electric system is not in tip top shape, the insurance company will charge you more for fire protection or will ask you to fix it before insuring you.
Home insurance comes with many responsibilities, one of which is to have adequate home insurance that not only protects you, but also your family. If you rent a house or an apartment, renters insurance is also a good idea. The number one reason people go without home insurance or renters insurance is affordability, or the perceived notion that these type of insurance products are expensive. The truth is that with a little bit of planning you can get home insurance quote or renters insurance quote that may change that notion.
There are different kinds of coverage which go from an HO0 category which covers damage from fire, smoke, lightning, explosion and others which are very general, up to an HO5 category which covers most anything that can happen to your home. An HO5 home insurance policy will cover everything with the exception of items specifically mentioned in it, some of the items most insurance companies will not cover are floods, earthquakes and termite damage. Beware just because you buy this category of home insurance, it does not mean you are covered, the policy you buy must detail specifically what is and is not covered.
Consider the findings reported by independent insurance agent association, Trusted Choice, in a 2009 national survey: "53 million household respondents 'admitted they are probably not taking advantage of all homeowners insurance discounts or said that they simply did not know' about policyholder discounts they likely qualify for." The survey also found that the largest percentage of respondents, about 26%, estimated they save 6-10% on their insurance premiums by using discounts. In fact, many insurance consumers could be saving significantly more-as much as 30%, according to independent insurance agencies, which often shop on behalf of consumers and help them find discounts and compare rates.
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