By Durand. Home Insurance. Published at Sunday, November 05th, 2017 - 21:00:18 PM.
Person A has pretty good credit and has never filed claims on her home insurance. Person B has pretty good credit and has never filed claims on her home insurance. You would think that a quote from the same company on home insurance would yield similar, if not identical, results, right? Unless they are getting a quote on the same house at the same time, their quotes will most likely be different. Why is that? Why do home insurance rates seem to be so random? Home insurance rates are actually not random at all. Each insurance company doing business in Nevada has to file their rating structure with the Nevada Department of Insurance. The DOI can reject the rating structure if they deem it to be unfair or unlawful. Once the rating system is approved, the insurance company must then apply the rating structure to all potential insureds equally.
Many variables define home insurance costs. There are several factors that can increase your home insurance rate and they are important to consider when purchasing a home. Such factors include fireplaces or wood stoves, swimming pools, oil-based heating systems, old wiring, commercial zoning, old pipes and poor / old roofing. Your garden and trees can have an impact too, since large trees pose a risk of falling on the home. Also your claim history is considered when getting a home insurance policy. If you have a rich history of claims, some insurance companies may consider you to be a high-risk customer resulting either in higher premiums or refusal to issue an insurance policy.
Do you have a farmhouse in the country side? If yes, is it well-protected? One of my colleagues had to face the same problem. While he lodged a complaint with the police, he needed money for repairing his property. Monitoring property continuously is not humanly possible, especially when it is located at a remote place. What if your property and things get damaged? You will have to pay huge repair bills. This is where home insurance policies seem to be effective. Home insurance is a kind of property insurance that is designed to protect your home. Damages to the property, house or its contents are covered under the policies. A host of items such as furniture, electronic equipment, clothes, jewelry, etc can be insured as the valuables kept in the house. Excluding physical intrusions by criminal elements, the umbrella cover is also extended to accidents at home and risks from natural calamities like floods, fire, earthquake, rock fall, landslide, etc.
Now, this is all available to us, thanks to the advancements of the Internet. It is important to understand, however, that the elimination of an agent, means a bit more homework on your part. Things may be cheaper and easier by utilizing the power of the Internet, but you'll be missing guidance from a qualified agent. So, you'll need to take a look at what type of coverage you need, what specifically you need to cover, and how much. These are important areas of guidance that will be lacking, due to the lack of advice. So, it's important to do some due diligence, rather than just finding the best rate and going with it. It's also important to note that you should try to work with high quality insurance companies rated "A" or better. You'll more than likely be paying into a policy for years, and you'll want to make sure that company is around when you need them most. All insurance companies are not created equal, some will weasel out of claims at every chance they get, and that's why quality is so important.
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