How to Insure Your Home: A Step by Step Guide to Buying the Coverage You Need at Prices You Can Afford

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Silver Lake Publishing, 1996 - Business & Economics - 247 pages
Does your homeowners insurance cover earthquakes or floods? Why is personal liability such an important issue? What are the common problems that come up when you try to make a claim? Buying a place to live is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make. Unlike other investments, this one can be protected with insurance. This book explains the mechanics and pricing structures of the standard types of coverage. It offers tools for calculating needs and comparing various policies. A Money book club selection.
 

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Contents

Why You Need Homeowners Insurance
1
How to Figure Out How Much Insurance You Need
31
Why Liability Is Such a Major Issue
55
Important Definitions
85
Fires Floods and Earthquakes
109
Coverage for Condos and Other Dwellings
131
Coverages and Issues for Renters
153
How Insurance Companies Price Homeowners Coverage
171
AssignedRisk Programs and Alternative Markets
185
How to Make a Claim
201
How to Avoid Common Coverage Problems
221
Tips for Smart Buyers
249
INDEX
271
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