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Facts about Michigan Homeowner’s Insurance: What should be Covered

Posted on: Saturday, August 30th, 2014

The Great Lakes’ real estate market offers a vast selection of homes to choose from should you be all for experiencing the American Midwest. However, as a potential homeowner, the location of your home shouldn’t be the only thing to consider—for one, you should look into reliable Michigan homeowner’s insurance to protect you against massive costs from unforeseen circumstances that could leave you in dire straits even before you pay off your new house.

Homeowner's Insurance

Home Damage Cost

The most basic of coverage that your typical home insurance policy will have is one that covers physical damage to your house structure. The coverage typically specifies the cause of the damage, such as those from natural disasters such as storms and floods, as well as other events, such as fires, contractor issues, or vandalism, among others. The specifics matter a great deal so be sure to ask your provider for details about your coverage.

Loss of Property

Sometimes, the insurance provider will even compensate you for property loss in case of theft or natural disasters, as Investopedia contributor Marcy Tolkoff writes:

Clothing, furniture, appliances and most of the other contents of your home are covered if they’re destroyed in an insured disaster. You can even get “off-premises” coverage, so you could file a claim for lost jewelry, for example – no matter where in the world you lost it. There may be a limit on the amount your insurer will reimburse you. Even if your Rolex or mink coat is damaged at home, there will be a limit on the coverage for that, too – unless you purchase a separate “floater” policy that insures the item for its full appraised value.

Physical Injury

Accidents could happen at any time, whether you’re outside or at home, and when someone who does not live with you gets injured in your premises, you will be liable to pay for his hospitalization and recovery needs. Many insurance providers can also offer compensation in this regard

Structural Mold Damage

Mold can take a huge toll on your home’s structural integrity, and the cost of putting off addressing the issue can be far worse, especially if you’re planning to sell your house. Some insurance providers may offer mold removal coverage, but, again, the details matter—whether the mold infestation was followed after an event, such as fires, floods, or other incidences.

If you want to get an efficient home insurance from Michigan providers, such as Allied Insurance Managers, Inc., be sure to look into the policy and choose the right coverage that suits your needs just right. Getting insurance is often a requirement for many mortgage lenders, so it’s best if you equip yourself with one before securing a loan or negotiating a refinance.

(Source: The Beginner’s Guide To Homeowners’ Insurance, Investopedia)

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