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Finding Good Home Insurance – How to Get Discount Coverage From the Top Companies

Let me show you what you need to know when looking for homeowners insurance. First, I found this place to be great for providing information on insurance for people looking for coverage from the top companies out there. The following is a list of possible questions and answers that many people have found useful.

For online homeowners insurance quotes you can use the link I posted.

Water has flowed all over my home from a busted pipe. Will I be covered? Yes, a standard policy provides coverage for accidental release of water from a faulty plumbing system. The damage to your home and personal property is usually fully covered. Make sure your policy has this included in it, as it’s a standard coverage item.

How about vandalism? You should have coverage for damage to your house and personal property up to your policy limits, which varies per the policy you choose. Make sure to create a detailed list of all your personal items and the total value of the property within your home.

  • A large tree fell and destroyed my roof. Will this be covered? 90% of the time you are covered for damages to your home. You should have at least a $500 limit in your policy to cover the cost of cleaning the fallen trees from your property. Usually, $500 is the most you can receive regardless of the trees that are cleared. You should be provided more detailed information on this situation, as some restrictions do apply. For example, you need to remove trees that pose a threat to your property in the case of a severe storm. It is also good to know that if your neighbors tree happens to fall on your property you should be fully covered to have the debris removed.
  • What do I do, I have lost everything in a storm? So, do you have a detailed list of all your belongings in your home? You need to apply a fair market value to all of your items and provide it to your insurance company. I suggest taking pictures as well, in order to guarantee payment.

Homeowner’s insurance offerings for single-family homes vary, but usually include basic, broad, special and comprehensive policies. If you finance your home, your mortgage lender may specify a certain amount of home insurance you must purchase. However, you may choose your own insurance company with no obligation to use the company recommended by your lender, and chances are you will find a lower premium if you do so.

Homeowners can usually add coverage to their existing policy, but may need to buy additional insurance for earthquakes and landslides/mudslides and floods. Flood insurance is not normally a part of a basic house insurance policy and must be purchased separately, usually through the federal governments National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). As a general rule, mold and other problems caused due to lack of maintenance or wear and tear are not covered under a homeowner’s policy. Take the time to get the facts straight and review the exclusions section of the policy before you purchase homeowners insurance.

Can I afford good homeowners insurance?

The amount of coverage you need and along with extra insurance options you wish to add will affect your cost.

You should always obtain several online homeowners insurance quotes to compare homeowners insurance premiums.


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  1. that site claims to provide rates to all of these locations:

    Alabama AL, Alaska AK, Arizona AZ, Arkansas AR, California CA, Colorado CO, Connecticut CT, Delaware DE, District of Columbia DC, Florida FL, Georgia GA, Hawaii H, Idaho ID, Illinois IL, Indiana IN, Iowa IA, Kansas KS, Kentucky KY, Louisiana LA, Maine ME, Maryland MD, Massachusetts MA, Michigan MI, Minnesota MN, Mississippi MS, Missouri MO, Montana MT, Nebraska NE, Nevada NV, New Hampshire NH, New Jersey NJ, New Mexico NM, New York NY, North Carolina NC, North Dakota ND, Ohio OH, Oklahoma OK, Oregon OR, Pennsylvania PA, Rhode Island RI, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee TN, Texas TX, Utah UT, Vermont VT, Virginia VA, Washington WA, West Virginia WV, Wisconsin WI, and Wyoming WY

    Comment by lilly | February 7, 2008 | Reply

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