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Choosing Homeowner Insurance For Your Needs

Jan 31, 2008
You can legally own a home without having homeowner insurance but if you have financed the purchase of your home with a mortgage, your lender will most likely require you to get homeowners insurance coverage to protect their investment. That is when using a specialist website that gives you full access to the marketplace is so helpful when deciding upon the best homeowner insurance policy for you.

So what is homeowner insurance? It is a package policy, which provides financial protection, covering both damage to your property and your liability or legal responsibility for any injuries and property damage, you and your family, may cause to other people. The most common is a standard homeowner insurance policy, which comprises of four essential types of coverage: structure of your home, your personal belongings, liability protection and additional living expenses should you temporarily not be able to live in your home because of an event, which is covered by the policy, like fire.

However, it is possible just to have buildings insurance making it cheaper but you must consider the expense of replacing your belongings without contents insurance, in the event of a disaster. You need to think about your cover, do you really need accidental damage cover as this can increase your premiums by 25%. It is also helpful to know that some insurance companies offer a discounted price on their policies if you take another insurance product with them, like car insurance.

Ideally when obtaining homeowner insurance we wish to enjoy the maximum coverage with the minimum premiums. With this specialist website, you only have to enter your details the once. It enables you to access the results in a matter of minutes, allowing effortless comparison of homeowner insurance, instantly reviewing the policy contents, saving precious time and money. It allows you to change the way in which you view your quotes, simply list them in an order that best suits you, save the information and retrieve it later at your convenience.

Your location can affect the price of your homeowner insurance, this maybe one of the deciding factors should you be looking to move. What better than to have a specialist website that allows you to peruse with ease the difference in price a postcode can make. You will notice the increase of homeowner insurance in areas that are prone to flooding or where subsidence is prevalent.

There are a number of things you can do to your home to reduce the risk of making a claim and thus reducing the premiums. Fit five-lever mortise locks on external doors and two bolt locks on windows. The fitting of smoke alarms, installing a good home security system and even joining the local neighbourhood watch campaign are all simple things you can do. The insurance companies when assessing the risk of providing you with a homeowner insurance policy look upon these details favourably.

The excess amount on a policy is the amount of money you are willing to pay on claims, the higher the excess, the lower the premiums. The reduction in premiums can be as much as 20% with some insurers for as little as 250.00 excess. This specialist website allows easy alteration of the excess amounts and other criteria, providing impartial information from an extensive range of trusted insurance suppliers, enabling you to make an informed decision when choosing homeowner insurance.
About the Author
Jason Hulott is Business Development Director of Protection Insurance, an internet based insurance business dedicated to getting consumers the best rates and the best products. Visit our Home Insurance Directory.
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