Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners Insurance and Renters Insurance

The biggest asset for most people is their home. Lose that, and you will likely lose a big part, if not most, of your net worth. Even if you don't own, but rent, you can still easily lose all your belongings in a sudden fire or other disaster. That's where homeowners and renters insurance comes into play.

Homeowners insurance
will protect your property, whether it's a ranch in the country or a condo in the city. Homeowners insurance will not only cover a home structure, it can cover the contents as well. Of course, all of this depends on how much coverage you purchase and whether you have any add-ons, known as endorsements, attached to your policy for extra coverage or protection of special or valuable items.

Homeowners insurance also covers you for liability should someone be injured on your property. It will also cover damage to some of your possessions that are not located at your home. This includes damaged luggage on a trip or property stolen from your car.

One thing homeowners insurance doesn't cover is damage from floods. So if you have a home in an area vulnerable to rising water or flooding, ask  us at  Benson Thomson Agency, how you can purchase flood insurance.

The most important thing about homeowners insurance is to have adequate coverage. If you do not purchase enough insurance, any loss may not be totally covered. For that reason, you may want to look into a policy that increases your coverage limits at the rate of inflation.

Of course if you're a renter, you will want insurance to cover the value of your possessions. (The landlord's insurance only covers the structure - not your contents.) You'll also need renters insurance for liability coverage in case someone is injured in the apartment or house you rent.

Because everyone's needs are not the same, it is best to consult us at Benson Thomson Agency, to help assess your needs so you can choose the insurance policy that is right for you.

 

For more information about Homeowners Insurance and Renters Insurance please see the House/Apartment Insurance 101, the articles in this or the resources section.

 

 

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