You canít be approved for a mortgage without homeowners insurance, which will cover you if a tree falls on your home, a guest trips on your stairs, an intruder makes off with your valuables, and much more.
A standard policy covers property damage caused by certain disasters; personal belongings, up to a limit; personal liability, which protects family members from lawsuits related to in ... More
Your home is likely your largest financial (and most emotional) investment. Yet it is also a vulnerable one, subject to natural disasters, burglary, vandalism, and liability from injuries suffered on the property. In order to insulate your home from such financial risk, you will most likely want to buy the proper level of homeowners insurance. ... More
In the midst of the current economic doom and gloom, many people are finding a silver lining. They are finally able to buy a new home of their own. As home prices drop and mortgage rates reach historical lows, you may learn that a mortgage payment is at or below what you are paying for rent. Bottom line: if you've got the money and good credit, now is a prime time for buying a new home or a second ... More
Ten years ago, buying homeowners insurance involved flipping through the yellow pages in a bulky phone book and making calls to various companies to obtain and compare rates. Today these policies can still be reviewed and purchased in this fashion, but that may result in many wasted.. ... More
The price you pay for your homeowners insurance can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on the insurance company you buy your policy from. Here are some things to consider when buying homeowners insurance. ... More
Homeowners' insurance is a necessity, something every property should have. If you have a mortgage, your lender will require coverage -- and if your home is mortgage-free than you should have coverage anyway. ... More