Shopping for a new home insurance can be very stressful. And if you’re in escrow, there are many things to think about; from getting financed, locking in an interest rate, closing escrow, to where to put the couch!
Insurance is one of those things that tend to get pushed to the back burner. However, there are some important questions to ask:
Making an informed decision about how to protect one of your largest assets (your home) is an important decision. Protecting it correctly should be a top priority. Your mortgage lender may require fire insurance, but unless you home is in a flood zone or on a fault line, you may not be required to purchase flood or earthquake insurance. How do you know if you need this type of protection? Are there other coverage and limits you need to think about as well?
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Does your realtor have a CLUE®? Many home owners are getting natural hazard disclosures describing fire, flood and earthquake risks to a property, but they may not be getting a CLUE® report. A CLUE® report is an insurance claim filing history on the property. Think of it as a credit score on the property. As a free service to home buyers we provide a free CLUE® report with each home insurance quote we provide.
You may have had your car insurance with one insurer, and your home insurance with another, or you may think that all discounts are the same. But in many cases insurers are willing to offer better rates and offer a savings of up to 20% for bundling home and auto insurance together. If you are changing zip codes, your auto insurance rates are changing too. You owe it to yourself to be a good stewart of your household spending. Get a quote on bundling your home and auto insurance.
Umberlla liability insurance extends liability protection over your entire household and assets. Many times the cost of adding an additional $1,000,000 of protection is completely off set with the bundled discount. Add an umbrella to guard against personal liability, and protect your assets even more.
Many people are unaware their contents coverage has specific sublimits for thieft of valuable items like jewelery , guns, artwork, and valuable collectibles. Consider adding line item coverage for these irreplaceable keepsakes and family heirlooms to give you added protection and peace of mind.