Remodeling? Keep rebuilding cost in mind

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While stuck indoors this winter, did you look around and plan any home projects? Whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor, remember to update your homeowner insurance as you increase your home’s value. The Coverage A limit on your homeowner policy is the amount of insurance you have to reconstruct your home in the event of a total loss. All costs associated with replacing or rebuilding your home are considered when developing this Coverage A limit. When you make changes that increase the value of your home, you[…..]


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Don’t be surprised by the cost to rebuild your home

An inspection is one way to account for special features in your home.

Many people don’t know where to start to estimate home value when purchasing homeowner insurance. For some, the first instinct may be to insure the home based on mortgage value. Others may look at real estate market value, property tax basis or some other factor. But any of these values could be far less than the actual cost to rebuild, and that is the key consideration when buying insurance to protect against a loss. There is no way to guarantee the cost to reconstruct your home in the event of[…..]


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7 factors to help nail down your home’s reconstruction cost

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“I could never sell my house for that!” How many times have we heard this said or even said it ourselves? It’s easy to experience sticker shock when we see the value our insurance company wants to place on our home. Calculating replacement cost  ̶  or more accurately, reconstruction cost  ̶  is often a complicated process, and results can deviate widely from market price. It’s not unusual for rebuilding costs to be significantly higher than the cost of new construction.


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