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Mobile Homeowners Insurance
There is a lot of misunderstanding about getting manufactured or mobile home insurance. A lot of people think that it is difficult or even impossible to do. But the truth is, a lot of home insurance companies now offer insurance coverage for your mobile home. It is important that you do your homework and become familiar with the different types of policies offered before you make your decision. Here are three tips to help you in knowing what to look for when you are trying to find a mobile home policy.
The three most important areas to be aware of are personal property or your personal possessions, liability coverage, and insurance on the home itself and surrounding property.
A good manufactured home insurance policy will offer protection on your personal possessions. Take a complete inventory of all your personal items. Include pictures of each item. Keep this list, as well as the pictures in a secure place that is not in your home, such as a safety deposit box.
If your home is destroyed, you will need this list and pictures as proof of your personal possessions to get compensation. You could trust your insurance agent with it, but it is better to keep a safe copy for yourself. This may seem unnecessary to some, but if you ever have a serious claim situation you will be thankful that you took a few minutes and followed this step.
Secondly, a good insurance policy will include liability insurance. Liability coverage protects you, the homeowner, if someone gets hurt on your property or in your home. It can pay for medical expenses and costs associated with the injury. A good policy will also help pay for legal defense in the event that you are sued. It should also cover damages made to the property when the accident occurred. However, it does not cover injuries to you or your immediate family living in the home.
To determine the amount of liability coverage that you might need, think about how many people will be in and out of your home on a daily basis. If you have teenagers that are always inviting friends over, liability insurance is a must! It is important to try to make your home and property as safe as possible. Keep the porch and walkways in good repair. Always have adequate lighting and keep your home free of excessive clutter.
Finally, make sure your mobile home insurance policy not only insures your mobile home, but also insures the surrounding property and out buildings. Have adequate coverage to give you enough money to replace your home in the event that something happens to it.
Find a good policy that will cover things like fire, storm damage, smoke damage, explosion and damage from vandalism. Nothing is more frustrating or disheartening than to have a disaster, whether natural or man made, wipe out your home, only to discover that it was not covered.
A manufactured home is your home. You need to have it covered just like any other home. Compare insurance companies and read all of the fine print. Get everything in writing. Then get the best deal you can on your mobile home insurance policy.