Homeowner’s insurance — you can’t live without it. (Well, okay, technically you could as it’s not required by law, but if you have a mortgage, it’s pretty much a non-negotiable).
You have to buy it anyway, so here are some things to keep in mind when shopping around:
- Get enough insurance to cover rising construction costs should you need to rebuild.
- Consider flood insurance even if you think you don’t need it — floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S.
- Do you call a disaster-prone area home? Don’t assume you’re covered. You may need endorsements or additional policies. Ask an agent you trust what’s best for your address.
- Inventory all your stuff. If you ever need to file a claim, an inventory will make the process quick and accurate.
- Stretch your liability coverage. Liability coverage is affordable and smart in today’s litigious world. It’ll pay for legal defense and settlements if someone sues you over injuries or property damage.
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