• Home Insurance

    A New Kind of Home Insurance Covers Multiple Natural Disasters and Pays Out Claims Quicker

    October 19, 2021 1:25 PM Paul Reynolds Posted: October 19, 2021 1:25 PM Updated: October 20, 2021 1:21 AM Home insurance doesn’t cover damage from all weather catastrophes — at least not quickly. Now Iowa-based startup Recoop is promising to address those shortcomings with all-in-one disaster insurance that promises fast payment. Recoop’s offering covers property damage from weather that’s officially declared a natural disaster, including for some perils (notably floods and earthquakes) that usually require their own policies. And the company says it will process claims within a day or two, compared with the weeks a regular home insurer  

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    John Lewis home insurance ad shows kid’s destructive trail through house

    John Lewis has expanded in the home insurance market with the release of an ad campaign by Adam & Eve DDB underlining its commitment to customers. ‘Let Life Happen’ sees the department store document the trail of destruction wrought by one young boy on the rampage through his family home to illustrate the benefits of putting money aside for unforeseen events. Directed by Tom Kuntz and produced by MJZ, the campaign shows the one-boy tornado smashing vases, spilling paint and toppling lamps to the upbeat notes of Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks – all while his dumbfounded family look  

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    Home insurance can be more expensive in smaller towns: experts

    As some Canadians are priced out of larger cities and look to move to smaller communities, insurance experts say homebuyers should be aware that life in a small town can often mean higher home insurance premiums. As some Canadians are priced out of larger cities and look to move to smaller communities, insurance experts say homebuyers should be aware that life in a small town can often mean higher home insurance premiums. According to financial products comparison site Ratesdotca, the average cost of insuring a home in places like the Windsor-Essex region and the Sudbury, Ont., area hovered around $2,000  

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    With Extreme Weather, Home Insurance Will Cost More. If You Can Get It.

    Some people who bought homes in unfamiliar areas or have fewer choices in an overheated market have found after the fact that the properties, particularly older, coastal homes, were uninsurable through traditional means. To get coverage, they have to turn to what is called the surplus market, where the rates set by the state insurance regulator do not apply. An insurer in that market can charge whatever it wants. “Wealthy individuals are buying homes quickly in places like Florida because of a lack of inventory, and before they would have bought a home that was better built for the same  

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    Largest Home Insurance Companies | Bankrate

    Insurance companies come in all sizes, from the small, local companies offering coverage in just one or two states, to the largest property and casualty insurers offering coverage across the U.S. Large insurance companies tend to have 24/7 claims and customer service available, a vast network of insurance agents and the ability to provide lower rates as risk can be distributed across multiple states. However, small home insurance companies may offer specialized and local coverage options, personalized service and could offer better rates for your situation, with less rate increases than their larger competitors. While your circumstances ultimately dictate what  

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    Oklahoma Is the Most Expensive State for Tiny Home Insurance

    The cost to insure a tiny house in Oklahoma is $1,974 a year. Compared to the average rate across the 50 states and the District of Columbia, tiny home insurance in Oklahoma is 242% more expensive. Insurance alone for a tiny home costs Oklahomans 4% of their household incomes. Even in Oklahoma, the cost to insure a 2,100-square-foot home is 68% more expensive than it is to buy coverage for a tiny house. This pattern holds in the other states where insuring tiny homes is most expensive. Following Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kansas, Texas and Colorado are the least affordable places to  

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    When and how to file a home insurance claim | Business

    Most people buy home insurance with the intent of never filing a claim. When a claim occurs, not knowing what to do increases an already stressful situation. Let me share the knowledge I’ve gained from 46 years of handling claims. First rule: Make sure everyone who lives in your home is safe. That can range from getting people out of a damaged structure to making sure they have food, water clothing and a new place to stay while the dwelling is being repaired. Do not hesitate to call 911. These are trained people who not only can dispatch aid, but  

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    Freddie Mac launches new home renovation mortgage, here’s how to get one

    Freddie Mac announced a new loan product to help homeowners and homebuyers pay for home renovations. (iStock) Freddie Mac on Thursday introduced its new mortgage product, the CHOICEReno eXPress mortgage, which will allow homebuyers and homeowners to pay for home renovations by funding the project through their mortgage purchase or refinance.  Freddie Mac said this will save homebuyers and homeowners time and money, and give them the funds they need for home renovations at low cost with no extra fees and interest rates that mirror mortgage interest rates, which are currently at historic lows. The loan is  

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