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Why Do I Need Homeowners Insurnace? Ankeny IA

The home insurance policies which apply to your situation are: HO-1, HO-2, HO-3, and HO-8. The most popular home insurance policy is the HO-3 policy, which will cover you for all the commonly named perils. Note that if you own a multi-family home you might consider the HO-3 coverage with a special endorsement to cover you in case of renter-caused damage to your property.

Doubleday Insurance Agency Inc
(515) 964-0637
110 Southeast Grant Street Suite 203
Ankeny, IA
 
Nelson Brothers/schroder
(515) 274-4785
3621 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Brookslussem Insurance Inc
(515) 243-4289
10546 Justin Drive
Urbandale, IA
 
Advantageclive Insurance
(515) 222-4884
8421 University Boulevard Suite G
Clive, IA
 
Ambank Insurance Svc
(712) 722-2222
20 6th St Nw
Sioux Center, IA
 
Allstate Insurance Nathan Hilton
(515) 270-4818
5713 Madison Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Wells Fargo
(515) 245-3173
666 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA
 
Holmes Murphy And Associates Inc
(515) 223-6800
420 Watson Powell Jr Way
Des Moines, IA
 
A1 Insurance
(515) 440-0829
8421 University Boulevard Suite G
Clive, IA
 
Gregg Aistrope Agency Inc
(712) 527-3189
105 South Locust Street
Glenwood, IA
 

Why Do I Need Homeowners Insurnace?

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Matching your needs to the kinds of policies available can be a challenge. You need to consider the cost of the premiums as well as your ability to tolerate some risk. These are always the main factors you will need to balance out.

However, there are unique needs depending on the type of home you own or rent.

When you own the building, you should have home insurance for the building. In most cases, if you have a mortgage your lender will require this insurance as a condition of lending you the money.

If you are a homeowner, you should consider some level of coverage for the 4 standard components of home insurance:

  1. structure
  2. contents
  3. liability
  4. living expenses

The home insurance policies which apply to your situation are: HO-1, HO-2, HO-3, and HO-8. The most popular home insurance policy is the HO-3 policy, which will cover you for all the commonly named perils. Note that if you own a multi-family home you might consider the HO-3 coverage with a special endorsement to cover you in case of renter-caused damage to your property.

Let's start with the structure. You will need enough home insurance to rebuild your home. Keep in mind that your estimate should be at current construction costs - not the original cost to build. Also, you might have to consider rebuilding with less-expensive materials. This is often the case when you have owned an older home.

You can come to a quick estimate in a number of ways. You can have your home appraised. You can also get an appraisal from a real estate agent and then subtract the cost of the building lot. However, neither of these approaches will give you an actual construction cost estimate.

You can also take the square footage of your home and multiply it by the average building cost per square foot. However, average cost per square foot will not include special finishings.

Your policy will not cover you in the case of damage because you didn...

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