What new homeowners need to know about home insurance

At VAC Insurance Agency in Brooklyn, NY, we realize that home insurance is not one size fits all. Some of our new homeowners may not realize they have home insurance options. We make it our business to ensure they get the right policy for them and their home. 

Your liability coverage should be customized to your needs

You can choose the amount of liability coverage that you have on your home policy. It would be best to protect your assets, so that is where the amount should begin, keeping in mind all the things you might need when determining the necessary amount. 

You can choose what type of content coverage you want

Two types of content coverage are available. You can opt for replacement cost or current value. The item’s age is considered when determining value with the current value. 

Home insurance doesn’t cover everything.

Home insurance has exclusions, and some of them may surprise you. Flooding is not covered by home insurance. Termites and mold are also not covered. Earthquakes, sinkholes, mudslides, and landslides are not covered. 

You can add endorsements to your policy for additional coverage

You should have a jewelry endorsement if you have a lot of jewelry. If you have a coin collection, you should have an endorsement. 

Not all dogs are covered by your home insurance.

If you have a dog or dogs, you need to know that not all dogs are covered by home insurance. Some are considered too dangerous to cover. Talk to your insurance agent to make sure yours are covered. 

Contact VAC Insurance Agency in Brooklyn, NY when you can choose your first home insurance or renew your present policy.