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Some Ways To Get Insurance Coverage For Your Home: A Primer From Expert In Real Estate Craig Summers

Posted by RCPAP on January 8, 2016
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Some Ways To Get Insurance Coverage For Your Home: A Primer From Expert In Real Estate Craig Summers

When you purchase a home in you obviously will want to protect such a large purchase. There are a few things that need to be done in order to be sure that your investment is protected completely. Some are required, some are optional. Let’s have a look at what needs to be done:

The first thing you need as a homeowner is to have a homeowner’s insurance policy ready for you before closing the sale. This policy will cover damages due to burglary, fire as well as protecting the owner from liability. Mortgage lenders usually require that your home be insured and make it a requirement before lending. Many home buyers will go to the same insurance company that they have for their car, but it is possible to obtain coverage at any other insurer as well. If you deal with your existing insurance company, you might be eligible to get a discount as you will be having multiple policies with them.

In addition to that, some homeowners should consider getting flood insurance as well. Of course, this depends on the location of your home. Your agent can check if your home is located in an area that is at risk for flooding. Lenders may require flood insurance in areas that are on a flood plain. The amount of coverage you will get for flooding will depend on your policy, so be sure to carefully consider all the options with your insurer.

Title insurance is also available. Unlike other policies, you only pay a one-time fee at the time of closing and it will protect your property from issues arising from the title. It is quite cheap, so it is worthwile to get one.

A home warranty is also something that you should consider getting. This is an optional coverage that can be paid for at closing. If you buy a brand new home, the builder normally provides coverage for a period of one year. However, with the state of the economy, many builders are going out of business. If the builder disappears, so will your warranty. Of course, if you buy a resale, there is no warranty and you will be left dealing with any problems with your home by yourself. A warranty on your home is payable annually and covers major parts of your home.

If you need more detailed information on how to protect your new home purchase, contact real estate professional Craig Summers with Atlanta Northwest Realty’s Paulding & Polk Team at 404 374 1620.

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