Homeowners insurance is a necessary part of home ownership. When you buy a home, your mortgage lender usually requires you to get coverage.
Carrying a policy helps protect you and the lender against common threats and losses. You also want coverage that gives you peace of mind. With the right policy, you ease worries and gain the confidence to enjoy your property.
Clarify the Value of Your Property
A common disagreement when you file a claim on home insurance relates to the value of your house. Avoid the disagreement by clarifying the value of your home with the policy provider.
Get an official appraisal of the home's value and send a copy of the paperwork to the insurance provider. Make sure your policy covers the actual value of your house. Also see if you can extend coverage to the entire property, not just the home. You can underinsure your home when you do not get an appraisal and only cover the portion of your home's value.
Read the Exceptions
The most basic home insurance usually only covers a handful of damage scenarios. Standard policies, a step higher, often offer more coverage. However, even standard plans have exceptions and limitations in the plan.
Do not assume that your policy covers every risk to your home. Read the details about limitations or exceptions. Most policies do not cover flood damage, for example. You may need to get extra coverage for specific situations. This may be umbrella coverage or an additional, specialized policy. Clarify any concerns about the exceptions before obtaining a policy for your home.
Take Your Time
Avoid rushing to find the right policy. You want to ensure that your home insurance policy has the coverage you need for your family. By comparing the different options, you avoid purchasing an inappropriate policy. You might clear up questions that may arise while reading the limitations in the policy. Your insurance agent can help you find the correct policy.
Take the time to clear up any complicated jargon or unclear portions of your policy. Make sure that you agree to the coverage before purchasing the policy.
Your family needs a home insurance policy that gives you peace of mind. Insurance lets you focus on enjoying your home rather than worrying about hazards. By reading through the details regarding coverage, the value of your home and exceptions in the policy, you obtain the right home insurance.
We've got you covered. Mark Lee Insurance Agency can help you get a homeowners' insurance policy to meet your needs. Call us at one of our locations near you for more information.