Insuring your first property.

Buying your first home can be a really exciting time in life –but it can also be one of the most stressful. This is especially true when dealing with all financial matters. When you’re in the midst of purchasing your first property, it’s important to remember to find time to secure a reliable home insurance policy for your new asset. If you’re taking out a mortgage, the lender will most likely require you to purchase home insurance to protect their investment. For help finding an affordable policy to suit your first home, check out these tips.


  • Shop around

It’s tempting to purchase the first policy you see online, but this may not just be a bad deal, it could also be incorrect coverage for your property. Instead, work with your trusted agency to evaluate coverage and price options, so that you can be sure you’re getting a policy with the best value.


  • Understand why it’s important

Even though you may need coverage, you should make sure you understand why this protection is good to have. If you do, it may make you more invested in getting the right protection for your property. Home insurance is designed to protect your finances by covering the dwelling, personal property, liability risk, and additional living expenses. Make sure you understand how and when your policy can help you.


  • Bundle

Many insurers will offer you a discount if you take out two or more insurance policies with them. Take this opportunity to bundle your home, auto, watercraft, life, and more policies together for a potential discount that doesn’t require you to sacrifice coverage.


For help securing homeowners insurance for your first property, visit the team at Tompkins Insurance Agencies.