Home Insurance – Avoid These 6 Common Miscalculations

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Selecting an affordable home insurance plan is not a piece of cake. You have to meticulously search and compare best home insurance policies. Also, you must consider the extent to which your whole family will be insured and covered. Getting a home insurance should be well versed and calculated.

In order to avoid a wrong decision, we suggest you to consider these points when choosing a home insurance policy.  

  • Does your insurance provider gives you sufficient insurance to replace your home and its content
  • Make sure you opt for separate riders to cover you valuable items like jewellery, laptops, furniture, and other expensive things
  • If you live in a High-risk flood zone, buy a flood coverage
  • Know what your insurance policy cover and what expenses are excluded. Know what you are not covered for, because it as good as to know about what situations you have Home insurance or you are all by yourself.

Apart from considering these points, there are few miscalculations which people generally make while calculating the value to their home.

Despite the disclaimer that we read and hear often, terms and conditions go unattended. Like this, there are several other things that go unattended when calculating the assets and 6 of them are listed below for you:

  1. Keep the bill receipts of your furniture, art and accessories.
  2. Have antiques, heirlooms and jewellery valued every two years.
  3. Don’t forget to include the valuable content in your drawers and cupboards.
  4. Don’t forget you’re the toys and electricals of your children’s.
  5. Don’t forget to account for recent building additions within the rebuild cost of your building insurance.
  6. Do not include items like TV, music collection in your assets. As their value keeps on falling and rising.

There are many multiple policies offered by general insurers such as home and auto insurance combined. Also, there are different types of coverage provided under these policies such as actual cost cover wherein the value of the house after deducting depreciation is covered and others policies that offer full replacement costs. Hence, they differ in prices.

It is recommended for the customers to select their home loan insurance strictly by their own requirements, which can be necessitated by financial advice as well.

This is everything you need to know to insure you home and save money.  

About the Author - Prateeksha Suri
Prateeksha Suri is an ardent reader, writer, blogger, jogger and hogger. Loves exploring the manual films (books) and places of adventure. A die-heart foodie and an extrovert.