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.
Have you ever looked at your insurance policy and thought that the building limit on your home was too high? If you were to sell your home tomorrow there is no way that you could sell it for the same price you are insuring it for. Are these insurance companies just ripping you off by selling you too much insurance that you don't need? (...)