Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or you’ve done this all before, there’s a lot to think about when you’re hunting for a new home, and you probably have hundreds of questions bouncing around in your head. Is it in a safe, friendly neighborhood? Does it have a secure backyard where my dogs can run free? And how far away is the nearest grocery store? But have you thought about how different parts of the house itself could impact the cost of your home insurance, and even your eligibility for coverage? While you’re picturing life in a new home, don’t forget to ask some important questions about the house.
Consider this very common scenario: You've been living in a home for five years, but have decided to upgrade to a bigger, nicer home across town. Your old home hasn't sold yet and is still listed on the market. Since you've already taken possession of your new home and have excitedly moved all your contents in, your old home is now left vacant temporarily (...)