The Homeowners Insurance Checklist for New Homeowners

The Homeowners Insurance Checklist for New Homeowners

Home insurance financially protects your house from any covered damages, and if you are about to become a first-time homeowner, you should know these tips and tricks. 

Are you in the market for your financial dream home? There are many things to consider when looking at real estate like school district, property tax, neighborhood safety, just to name a few. But just as you look at these factors, so too must you consider your home insurance.  You will pay for homeowners insurance for as long as you own your home, so it is important that you review your homeowners insurance policy before you sign the dotted line.

  1. Look Over Your Credit Score
    A major factor that will determine the size of your mortgage–or if you qualify in the first place–will be your credit report. It is a way for banks and lending companies to determine if you will pay them back the amount they lent, plus interest. While you are looking over your credit score, make sure that everything is in order and that there are no errors. Report any you spot immediately.
  2. Get the House Inspected
    Your home needs to have a proper inspection before it can be insured. A proper home inspection will find anything wrong with the house and put it in the report. If they raise some questions, you can bet your insurance company will, too.
  3. Home Maintenance Check
    How much will your home cost to maintain? Losses caused by failing to take proper care of your home are not covered by your home insurance. Make sure you take these variables into account in order to keep your home in tip-top shape.

These tips may help you secure the best homeowners insurance policy, especially if you call us for help. For help acquiring the right homeowners insurance, contact the independent insurance professionals at Risk Management LLC in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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