By Durand. Home Insurance. Published at Thursday, April 12th, 2018 - 19:21:30 PM.
Provincial differences do exist. Coverage costs vary by province because each province has its own unique challenges. Average insurance in Ontario are not typically impacted by things like earthquake coverage but the same cannot be said of British Columbia, for example. In Canada, overland flooding is a separate area for insurance and insurers are not typically willing to cover this risk. As an example, an average home insurance premium in Alberta is ~$900/year for homeowners. Quebec homeowners pay on average ~$840/year in home insurance costs.
Home insurance policies change for different types of properties. Tenant insurance (also called renter's insurance) only covers the contents of a rented house and, depending on the policy, liability. The homeowner's coverage, on the other hand, is focused on the insurance of the building itself to ensure protection in instances that are related to natural hazards, fire or earthquake, or due to unlawful human activities like vandalism. Home insurance covers the rebuild value of a dwelling, but not the market value, which is, in fact, higher. That is why, when the property has undergone some damages, the insurance provider will carry the rebuilding costs so the policyholder is able to restore a corresponding property. This chart features the average premiums for rented and homeowner's insurance in Alberta and Canada. As the chart shows, owned property insurance is, on average, higher than the renter's policy.
A home insurance policy may include more things than the actual house, it may include personal property inside the home and property, liabilities you may have because of accidents or damages to third party property within your property and reasonable repair costs. It is also possible to include insurance that will cover your living expenses in case your home is destroyed and you have to move elsewhere while it is fixed or rebuilt. This may be handy especially if you live in an area where natural disasters may occur or occur frequently. The bills will mount up very fast if you have to pay for repairs and at the same time pay rent somewhere else. Even liability insurance inside the property is a great idea because you do not know when someone will slip and fall in your wet doorway and you will have to pay for medical care. Home insurance will cover this too.
Your home is definitely one of your most valuable assets or investments, if not the most valuable. In this regard, a lot of home owners actually prefer getting homeowners insurance policies. Nonetheless, you must also know that getting a home insurance policy can be a little tricky. In fact, with the proliferation of companies offering policies for home insurance, the competition is getting more and more intense. And each company offers different packages and perks as bait to potential customers. In the same manner, as you scout for a home insurance policy that will suitable for you, you will also find out that there are actually a lot of options as to the different types of policies.
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