Your home is the center of your daily life, and likely your most valuable asset. When your home is damaged or destroyed, you need your claim settled by an insurance company that understands this simple fact. Secord Insurance can help you find the Seattle home insurance that will best meet your needs and provide the most valuable combination of tailored coverage, quality service and fair pricing. By purchasing the correct homeowners insurance policy in Seattle, WA, you not only protect your home, but protect your family as well.
Depending on where you live – a house, apartment, or condominium – the right home insurance policy can provide you peace of mind as well as the money you need to repair or replace your home and/or belongings. Contact an agent at Secord Insurance Agency in Seattle to discuss homeowners insurance in Washington, whether that is a renters, home or condo insurance policy.
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Seattle Home Insurance
Whether you own or rent, insuring the place you call home can help protect you financially if you suffer a loss due to fire, theft, vandalism, or other covered events. It will also cover you in the event someone is injured while on your property and wins a legal judgment against you.
A homeowners insurance policy differs by which losses are covered, which coverages you choose, and what type of residence you own. You choose which policy is best for you, whether it’s a comprehensive policy that cover losses such as fire, hail, smoke, falling objects, vandalism and theft of personal property, or whether it’s a policy that covers only specified losses.
Whether you’re a home or condo owner, a renter, or a landlord, we will work with you to find a Seattle home insurance policy that fits your needs. We specialize in making it easy to choose the homeowners insurance coverage that gives you the best value for the best price in Washington.
Your Washington home insurance policy is most often made up of the specific options you choose. How much you’ll pay for your policy depends on:
- Options you select – Often home owner insurance options are priced individually, so how much you’ll pay for your policy depends on what coverages you buy.
- How much you want to cover – Higher deductibles usually lower your premium price by shifting part of the loss payment to you. For example, if you had a $500 deductible, you would be responsible for paying the first $500 of the covered loss.
- Where you set your limits – You may choose to set higher limits than the recommended amount if appropriate to your situation and needs.
Worried you aren’t completely covered? Consider an umbrella insurance policy that extends your coverage.
The Right Coverage. The Right Price. The Right Value
The amount you pay for your homeowners insurance in Seattle depends on many factors. Think of your personal housing situation, and the assets you want to protect.
- Protection for Your Home
Property or Dwelling Coverage typically pays to repair or rebuild your home if it’s damaged or destroyed by an insured event like a kitchen fire or windstorm.
- Protection for You and Other People
Personal Liability Coverage applies if someone is injured or their property is damaged and you are to blame. The coverage generally applies anywhere in the world. When choosing your liability coverage limits, consider things like how much money you make and the assets you own. Your personal liability coverage should be high enough to protect your assets if you are sued.
- Medical Coverage
This covers medical expenses for guests if they are injured on your property, and in certain cases covers people who are injured off of your property. It does not cover health care costs for you or other members of your household.
- Additional Living Expenses
If you can’t live in your home because of a covered loss, your home insurance policy will pay additional living expenses (commonly for up to 24 months) while damage is assessed and your home is repaired or rebuilt.
- Protection for Your Belongings
Your home is filled with furniture, clothes, electronics and other items that mean a lot to you. Personal Property Insurance helps replace these items if they are lost, stolen or destroyed as a result of a covered loss.
- Scheduled Personal Property Coverage
If you have special possessions such as jewelry, art, antiques or collectibles you may want to talk to your agent about this additional coverage. It provides broader coverage for specific items.
- If You Rent Out Your Home
Landlords may have the option to buy optional liability coverage for the risks posed by tenant-occupied dwellings.
Protect the Things that Matter to You
Make an inventory of your home and personal belongings. If possible, make a list as well as take photos or video – using two inventory methods can help expedite the claim resolution process. Keep this list somewhere other than your home. Keep in mind that your policy doesn’t cover damages caused by poor or deferred maintenance on your part.
Every home is unique. Talk to us today to find out how to get the best price and value on Seattle home insurance for you. Licensed insurance agents in Seattle are available now.
Frequently Asked Questions about Homeowners Insurance
What does home insurance cover?
Home insurance can cover a variety of losses including weather, fire and personal liability. The amount of coverage you get depends on the policy you purchase.
Is home insurance required?
You should have home insurance. Your home is likely your largest asset and if you have a loan it will be required.
Does home insurance protect me from dog bite claims?
Yes, home insurance provides you with insurance coverage in the event you have a dog that bites someone. Some dog breeds are uninsurable, so before you purchase a dog, be sure to contact your agent to see what breeds might be excluded. Additionally, each claim is different so coverage will be decided by the insurance company to ensure no excluded acts were committed.