Property insurance is never a luxury but a necessity. In fact, majority of the mortgage enterprises won’t allow a loan or finance a real estate transaction unless the buyer gives proof of coverage for the value of the property. Any type of insurance can be perplexing and property insurance is one of them. When making important actions, make sure that insurance is good enough and that it covers your primary needs.
DMG Insurance and Financial Services works with the first-time home buyers searching for property insurance for their family. Determining the types and levels of coverage is the secret. So, here are some valuable tips that this insurance industry can give you:
1. Get information about the difference between market value and replacement cost. It is much cheaper to rebuild a home than to purchase an existing structure—provided that property is for foreclosure. The secret here is to determine correctly the rebuilding cost of the property before finalizing the details for the homeowner’s insurance policy.
2. Have an inventory of home to know the precise amount of personal property protection. In general, the replacement value of the property and its content is covered by fifty to seventy-five percent. But, this could not be sufficient in covering particular valuables like fine arts, jewelry, electronics, collections and other costly items. For this case, a separate rider can be necessary and needs to be discussed seriously with an experienced property insurance agent.
3. Get sufficient protection for liability. With liability protection, you are protected as a homeowner, if someone is sued for the injury he incurred while on your property. Most policies cover a policy holder in the event that there is an incident that occurred away from the property. Based on the existing assets, homeowners can include an additional umbrella policy. That is, if they are worrying about getting sued for more than the liability coverage provided in their basic policy.
4. Understand what is covered and what is not. Carefully, you have to study the exclusion part of the homeowner’s insurance. Something will be considered for extra coverage, if anything raises a red flag. A good example of this is nearly no policy covers flooding. You may want to consider getting flood insurance if the place where you live in is prone to more rains and flooding.
5. If forced from the home, you have to consider additional expenses. The family is going to settle for the cost of living accommodations if the house is unliveable because of fire, earthquake, flood and other natural disasters. Also, they need “additional living expense” coverage which is a good benefit, normally amounting to 20% of the value of a home replacement. Be cautious about a particular benefit of a policy, including its exclusions and limitations.
To get more information about Property Insurance in Florida, please contact us at DMG Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. (http://www.dmginsurance.com) at 543 N State Road 7, STE 106, Royal Palm Beach EL, 33411, phone 561 422 7071, Fax 561 422 7072.