When you purchase a home it is important to understand the magnitude of the event. You are taking on one of the greatest financial responsibilities there is. With this said it is also important for homeowners to realize that the only way to protect their investment for certain is by installing a home security system along with an insurance policy to cover the dwelling. The insurance will help to ease the financial burden that is caused when a home sustains damage from events such as storms, the home is burglarized or if someone get unintentionally hurt while at your home. No one ever considers themselves at risk for these events however they are common and it is best to be covered.
It is important that homeowners look into a homeowners policy that guarantees the value of the home and personal belongings at the cost it is to replace the item. Many companies offer policies for cheap but remember to read the fine print. These companies more often than not are offering to replace your items and home at the depreciated value.
An insurance policy that is in place and covers the replacement value will guarantee that you and your home are covered at the cost that it is to rebuild your home with personal belongings no matter what the current cost of materials or labor. Many communities are seeing a large increase in the cost of materials and labor for new home construction. A policy that covers the replacement value of the home will ensure the best return to normal life for you and your family.
If you are looking to cut cost in regards to your insurance policy there are several things you can look into. One is asking to increase the deductible on your policy from $500 to $1000. This is only a good idea though if you have access to an easy to access, abundant emergency fund and can afford to pay out of pocket in minor damage occurs to the home.
Another savings comes by adding a home security system. A home alarm and monitoring system can decrease your insurance premium by up to ten percent depending on where your home is located. The benefits with an alarm are two-fold. One you save money on your insurance premiums and two you actually deter thieves from attempting to mess with your home. Home monitoring that is linked to fire alarms going directly to fire rescue and police departments can also mean the difference between minor damage verse sever damage being done to your home.
Owning a home is a huge investment. It is not a simple as adding the warranty to a washer and dryer. Not having insurance for your home could end up being catastrophic to most individuals. One way to ensure your home is covered and the insurance is paid on time and kept up to date is to have a monthly amount withdrawn from your mortgage and put into an escrow account for this specific purpose. This leaves insuring your home hassle free for you the homeowner.