Home Owner's Insurance
When buying a home, one word you will hear often is “insurance.” As a homeowner you are concerned about protecting your house, your personal belongings and your personal liability. It is important that the coverage you choose provide the comprehensive protection that you need.
Homeowner’s insurance protects you and your house against losses from fire, theft, liability, vandalism, water damage, wind damage and loss of use. Earthquake and flood insurance are not included but can be purchased separately.
When purchasing homeowner’s insurance, there are ways of lowering your premium. Most insurance companies offer discounts for smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, dead bolt locks, and whole-house alarm systems. If your home is fairly new, or if you elect to insure your automobiles with the same company, you are likely to receive a discount on your premium.
Another way of lowering your premium is to select as high a deductible as you can afford. Raising your deductible reduces your premium.
Insurance is the type of service you buy hoping that you will never have to use it. Discuss with your REALTOR® your unique needs and concerns when you purchase the insurance and whenever your needs change. The right insurance can give you a sense of security in knowing that you are adequately protected.