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Homeowner's Insurance Coverage: The Basics

by Dawn & Dennis Martin- The Martin Team 05/22/2022

Homeowner's insurance is an important piece of the home ownership puzzle. Because almost all mortgage lenders require proof of insurance, having a policy is more of a necessity than an option. However, many potential homeowners aren't clear about what a homeowner's insurance policy covers. While each policy is customizable and has varying details depending on the insurer, there are a few basic commonalities to remember:

Damage to the Interior or Exterior of the House

A homeowner's insurance policy will compensate you financially for damage to your house. Damage from fire, lightning, hurricanes, vandalism and other disasters are typically included in a basic homeowner's insurance policy. However, they usually don't include flood damage, earthquakes or damage from poor home maintenance. These other situations require additional customization or even separate policies depending on where you live.

The personal contents of your home are also covered by homeowner's insurance if lost in a disaster. While this can certainly help recoup losses from damaged appliances, clothing, furniture and other belongings, there's usually a dollar limit on how much the insurer will cover.

Personal Liability for Damage or Injuries

Personal liability coverage helps protect you from lawsuits filed by other people. It covers everyone in the household, including your pets. This helps you avoid paying the bill for accidents suffered on your property in case the other party decides to sue. This part of your policy usually comes with a cap you can increase by paying a higher premium.

Temporary Housing in Case of Rebuilding or Repair

Part of your homeowner's insurance policy includes "additional living expenses" which can pay for a hotel or house rental if your home needs to be repaired or rebuilt. This part of the coverage will reimburse you for rent, hotel rooms, restaurant meals and other costs you might incur while waiting for your home to return to a habitable state. Additional living expenses covered by insurance have a daily limit you can increase by paying more for your coverage.

As with any type of insurance, homeowner's insurance is different from one policy and provider to the next. However, keep these basic things in mind as a place to start when looking deeper into your options.

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Dawn & Dennis Martin- The Martin Team

A Winning Tradition Together, Dennis and Dawn Martin represent a winning tradition for home buyers and sellers throughout the Denver Metro area. Like the great Rocky Mountains themselves, this father and daughter business team continues to stand tall when it comes to providing the highest level of real estate service possible.  

Competitive, caring and fiercely committed to always going the extra mile on behalf of the people they serve, Dennis and Dawn view each client they serve as another member of there extended family. They believe great service stands the test of time, which is why they're always looking for new and better ways to improve on there already high standards.  

It's also why so much of their business comes from referrals and past clientele. Call them before your next move and put their winning traditions to work for you.  

A Fitting Partnership As native residents, Dennis and Dawn Martin are proud to be part of this rich heritage, Indeed, those who know them best will tell you they are yet another great Rocky Mountain tradition,  That's because this unique father and daughter business team have been making a positive difference in the lives of local residents throughout the Denver Metro area for several generations.  

The Martins like to refer to their service as "Hi Tech and Hi Touch. Dawn is the computer savvy entrepreneur who utilizes the very latest technology to streamline the home buying an selling process for clients,   Dennis the hands on consultant who pride himself on his extremely personal and caring service. For clients, however, it's really the best of both worlds, which is why so many people , including their kids and grandchildren, return to the Martins for all their real estate needs.  

So when you're ready to buy or sell your next home in the Denver Metro area, tap into another great Rocky Mountain tradition. Give Dennis and Dawn Martin a call. With over 50 years of local real estate experience between them they represent A Winning Tradition for home buyers and sellers alike