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Category: Homeowners Insurance

Why Is Home Valuation Important?

That’s an interesting question because there are a number of people who don’t even know or understand what it is. If you’re a homeowner, you want to make sure you have the right amount of insurance on your home to protect your interests. That begins with valuation. What exactly is valuation? Valuation is making sure your insurance coverage matches what your home is worth. One...

How To Prepare Your Home For Fall

When the thermometer begins to drop and temperatures get cooler, it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for autumn. The weather can be unpredictable, and it’s best to get a head start on seasonal chores so you are not caught unprepared. The following general “to-do list” can help you prepare your home for fall. Check for drafts: Reduce your heating bills and stay warmer...

Am I Required To Have Homeowners Insurance?

There is no law that says you have to purchase homeowners insurance if you own a home, as stated by the Insurance Information Institute (III). However, very few home buyers can pay cash upfront for such an expensive purchase. Most people will need to finance most of the cost of a home, and that means going to a mortgage lender. As a condition for obtaining...

Need Extra Insurance? Get An Umbrella Policy.

What is Umbrella Insurance? Umbrella Insurance is a form of personal liability insurance. It provides additional insurance to supplement homeowners, watercraft or auto coverage. One of the great things about umbrella insurance is that it doesn’t just cover the main policyholder, but it also covers everyone in the family or home. What does umbrella insurance cover? Consider someone gets injured or there is damage to...

Do I Really Need Hurricane or Windstorm Insurance?

If you live in a hurricane-prone area, there’s no way you can go without having hurricane and wind insurance. Although it seems like a no-brainer, this is a necessity. What exactly is wind and hurricane insurance? This type of insurance covers damages caused by hurricanes or heavy winds. It’s important to note that these policies do not cover floods, so an additional flood insurance policy...