Homeowners InsuranceYou are finally in the process of buying a home. With all that goes into getting a mortgage, finding the home, and all of that you may not think about the most logical step in buying home especially after your inter-state move, home owners insurance. Home owners insurance is what you get to protect all of the money you have put into your home.
Homeowners insurance covers a lot of different things, but there are a few standard things that this insurance will cover. Each policy is individual and should be studied carefully and the cost of insurance varies with each company.
Home owners insurance will cover structural damage to the home. This means that if your home is damaged or needs to be rebuilt, according to the terms of any certain policy, because of natural disasters your insurance will cover the costs. Most home owner's insurance groups do not include earthquakes or fire, this is usually purchased separately. You may not need that coverage; it all depends on the area you live in.
Home owners insurance will cover most costs of personal property. This means if you lose the items you own due to the disaster that destroyed your home or if the items or stolen, your insurance will pay a certain amount to replace them. Of course you will need to have all of your items on inventory, either have them written down or taped to prove you owned them. It might also be wise to have the cost of the items listed.
Home owners insurance should also cover the costs of living after your home and/or property is destroyed. This means if you lose your home and have to stay in a hotel, your insurance should cover it. It should also cover the expenses of food as you are waiting for your home to be rebuilt or repaired.
Liability is also covered in home owners insurance. This means if someone gets hurt on your property or any property damages you may cause is covered. There are limitations to what is covered so you need to read carefully.
Each policy is different in their terms and how much they will cover. It is in your best interest to research and compare different home owners insurance before you make a choice.