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An Introduction to Homeowners Insurance For the Newbie

Do your eyes glaze over just hearing the word 'insurance'? Well, truly speaking, this might not be the most interesting subject, but it is certainly essential for the new homebuyers to know the nuts and bolts of the home owners insurance policy. Nowadays all mortgage lenders offer such policies along with the mortgage loan in order to protect their investment and be sure about getting back the money.


If the house that you live in is destroyed, the actual loss is suffered by both the owner of the house and the bank who issued the mortgage loan. This is where the need of a home owners insurance policy comes in. You don't even require owning your home in order to have a home owners insurance policy as the landlords require their tenants to have some coverage on their home owners insurance policy.

A homeowner's insurance policy – What kind of coverage does it provide?
You must be wondering about the reason behind the importance of the home owners policy. Well, if you're a beginner who is in the market for the first time for a home owners insurance policy, you should check out the things for which you can get covered under this policy.

• Damage to the exterior and interior of the house: If your home is damaged against fire, hurricanes, lightning or even vandalism, your insurance company will compensate the loss and this will certainly be a huge relief to your wallet. Any other kind of damage, that is result of floods, poor home maintenance and earthquakes aren't usually covered but you can get separate riders if you want such types of protection.

• Personal liability for injuries or damage: Did you know that this clause also includes your pets? So, if your pet bites your neighbor's, your insurer will pay his/her medical bills. You will also be covered for such damage. Therefore you can get such coverage for personal injuries and

• Damage to your personal belongings: If your furniture, appliances and clothing are all destroyed in some covered disaster, the insurance company will pay for it. You may even get off-premises coverage and thus you could even get back your lost jewelry, no matter wherever Finding an affordable home owners insurance policy – What's the secret? If you're someone who already has a huge amount on your debt obligations, you must be wondering about the ways in which you can save your dollars on your home owners insurance policy. Here are some ways in which you can save money on a home owners insurance policy.

• Boost your credit score: If you want to grab a home owners insurance policy within your affordability, you should take steps to boost your credit score as this is the three-digit number that speaks about your financial worth. If you don't have a good credit score, you won't be able to impress the insurance lender and he might doubt your financial capability.

• Raise the deductible amount: Deductible is the amount that you have to pay out of pocket when you file a claim and if you can offer to pay a high deductible amount, you can certainly be able to lower the home owners insurance premiums. However, don't raise the deductible amount so high that you become unable to pay it off.

• Combine your insurance policies: There are different kinds of discounts by the lenders and therefore you should avail them in order to get a low cost on your policy. If you have taken out other insurance policies, you can simply combine them in order to avail multiple policy discounts. So, you can combine them in order to get a low cost home owners insurance policy.

Therefore, when you're wondering about the ways in which you can easily get a home owners insurance policy, you may take the above mentioned points into consideration. Know what it is before taking the plunge and take measured and informed steps.