Insurance Tips For First Time Home Owners

by Administrator 28. December 2020 08:28

Owning a home for the first time involves a number of crucial decisions such as choosing the right neighborhood, deciding the number of bedrooms required, assessing the amount of property tax, earnest money, closing costs, etc. to be paid and more. However, one of the most important things for a new homeowner to consider is the right homeowner insurance policy i.e. a policy that fits the needs and is economically priced.

Here is a list of some tips to keep in mind when purchasing homeowner’s insurance for the first time:

  • Navigate The Process: Educate yourself on the process involved in buying the insurance and understand the extent to which it will cover the structure of your home and the belongings therein. Enquire about the things that your home will be protected from e.g. fire, vandalism, theft, lightning, tornadoes, etc.
  • Consider The Coverage: As a buyer of an insurance policy, it is your right to know what the policy covers. In most cases, a homeowner’s insurance policy covers expenses incurred on rebuilding a damaged home, replacement or repair of personal belongings, payment for medical expenses, legal defense and additional living expenses incurred due to “loss of use” of a home due to factors like a fire or tornado.
  • Replacement Cost V/S Market Value: Replacement cost refers to the amount spent on rebuilding a home whereas market value covers the home’s current cash value. When shopping for an insurance policy, ensure that the replacement cost of your home can cover a loss completely. Look for a policy that covers the amount of replacement cost and not just the market value.
  • Claims: Take a peek into the claims process of the insurance agency of your choice. Ask the agents about the claims processing timeS and who will be your point of contact.
  • Online Quotes: Most insurance companies offer discounts based on different criteria. So, consider requesting an online quotation of desired coverage to have a clear idea of the cost.
  • Consult An Expert: First time insurance buyers should consult an expert in the field to determine the right amount of insurance coverage based on the type of house, location/area and personal requirements. An expert can also help in gaining a deeper understanding of the insurance policy and suggest whether additional coverage is required.
Shawn Camp Insurance Agency, Inc. offers a wide variety of homeowner’s insurance coverage options in Killeen, TX. The customers can contact the agents for understanding available coverage options. For more details on homeowner’s insurance in Killeen, visit 2705 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, Suite 101 Killeen, TX – 76542. You can also call at (254) 526 – 0535.

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