Almost all mortgage lenders will require homeowners insurance, and even if you as an advertising agent are in the favorable position of having a paid off loan, you will still want to protect your investment. Many new home purchases wait until the last minute to select a homeowners insurance policy, and that puts them in a vulnerable position because they need to make a fast choice about a system that will protect their most important investment. Other groups of people who may need quick access to home insurance are residents of states where major insurers have chosen to pull out. Recent storms have caused rising claims, and the insurers have decided the market is not long profitable for them. They often leave their policyholders with very little time to select a new policy. Traditional homeowners, who live in the home they cover, are not the only ones who need some home protection. Renters, Landlords, and Condo Owners also need specific types of home protection.
Finding an Affordable Policy
Of course, your insurance coverage will vary by the value of your home, where you live, and your own claims history. Another factor that will impact your home insurance premium rate is your credit history. Credit history has become a more significant factor in many types of insurance risk assessment in the last few years. Be sure to do some shopping if you are looking for a new company because you are buying a new home, have lost your old policy, or are unhappy with your current insurer. Your auto insurance company may offer an auto and home insurance discount. Some of the internet car insurance companies do not offer home insurance, so advertising agents may consider switching their car insurance company to a company that does! Note that multiple insurance policy discounts do not always give you the best rates for all insurers in your area. While I might advise a homeowner to start shopping at their own auto insurance company, I would not recommend them to stop comparing insurance there. If the premium for the type of home insurance you require is still high, consider raising the deductible. Your mortgage company may mandate a maximum deductible amount.
Comparing Home Insurance