Category: Homeowners Insurance

Do I Need More Homeowners Coverage After Renovating?

Renovations can add substantial value to your home. Adding on a front porch, putting in a swimming pool, remodeling your kitchen, and other improvements can not only make your home more pleasant and comfortable to live in, but also increase its market value. After a remodeling project, it is vital to reevaluate your homeowners policy and ensure you have the right coverage at the best...

6 ways to dramatically lower your home insurance costs

Key Points About two-thirds of American homes are underinsured, by an average of more than 20%, according to Nationwide. Knowing what type of coverage you need is critical and should include dwelling, personal property and loss-of-use coverage. To cut costs, you can hike your deductible, get discounts on home upgrades and shop around every few years. Lisa Rizzolo | CNBC The cost of homeowners insurance...

4 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying an Insurance Policy

Home, health, renter's, auto or life insurance -- don't buy any of these policies without knowing the answers to these questions. Insurance protects you from life's calamities. You want to make sure you have the right coverage so an accident, illness, or other disaster doesn't lead to financial ruin -- but how exactly can you figure out what policy is the right one? No matter...

Understanding The Liability Portion Of Homeowners Insurance

Generally, homeowners insurance is designed to help repair or replace your home and belongings if they are damaged by certain covered perils, such as fire or theft. Most homeowners policies also provide liability coverage in case a visitor is injured on your premises, or you accidentally damage another person’s property. You may also add a personal umbrella policy – a type of insurance that provides...

Why Do I Need Separate Flood/Earthquake Insurance?

A number of disasters are covered under the typical homeowners insurance policy, but not everything. If you live in a flood zone or an area prone to earthquakes, you will need to purchase separate flood insurance or earthquake insurance. Our experienced agents can help ensure you have the coverage you need at the best available rates. What Disasters Are Covered By Homeowners Insurance? Although individual...