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Top Tips for First Time Home Buyers


Finding the perfect home is not an easy process, from shopping to signing a bundle of paperwork to  finding someone to help you move to your new place. It is a long and tiring process, but you can say it is all worth it. Your journey with your new home doesn’t end there!  We’ve collected some top tips to help your transition go smoothly and successfully.

1. Insure Your Home For Replacement Cost

Make sure your home is covered for the cost of rebuilding it in the event it is destroyed. It is often more than what you ended up paying for it.

2. Get Liability Insurance

Liability insurance will protect your house, investments, assets, and savings.  This is useful if you get sued for an incident that occurred on your property.

3. Have Enough Personal Property Coverage

It is important to review your personal property coverage to know if it is enough to cover all of your household belongings. Costly items like an antique collection or a jewelry collection may require a separate policy.

4. Coverage for Additional Living Expenses

This covers accommodations or a portion of it while your home is being repaired and is uninhabitable.

5. What is Not Covered?

It is important for you to understand what are the things that are only covered by your insurance policy. Some insurance policies only provide basic coverage like the damages caused by theft, fire, lightning, or hail.

6. Other Factors that Can Affect the Rate to Insure Your Home

This includes the location, the size, the age of the property, and the condition of the property.

If this is your first time buying a home, contact us for a quote here.

Have any questions? Call 301-428-4935.

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