Property Insurance

Property insurance is a contract in which the insurer promises to pay for disaster recovery in exchange for a monthly fee. Having property insurance means that you have protection against fires, theft and some weather damage to your property. Your property is insured in one of two ways – open perils and named perils. Open perils cover causes of loss that are not specifically excluded in your policy like damage resulting from earthquakes, floods, nuclear incidents, acts of terrorism and war. Named perils require the cause of the loss to be listed in the policy or it’s not covered. This includes damages like fires, lightning, explosions and theft. In most states, most lenders require that you have homeowners insurance.

There are ways that you can save money when purchasing homeowners insurance. These include eliminating some coverage that you don’t need and limiting the value of your possessions when you purchase coverage.

In other words, if you don’t live in a flood prone area, you don’t need flood coverage, and valuables like appliances and electronics are going to depreciate so why spend extra money covering them? Another great tip is using the insurance company who is covering your home for other insurance products like auto and life. When you multi insure with a company, you’ll save up to 15% or more. You can also save money by raising your deductible. If you raise your deductible to $1,000 you could save as much as 25%. Deductibles are the money that comes out of your pocket before you can collect insurance.