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By Shawn Shay | Mortgage Broker
or Lender in Los Angeles, CA

Beverly Hills Real Estate – Where to Start When Shopping Insurance For Your Beverly Hills Home

Choosing the right insurer for your Beverly Hills home can be a daunting task especially if you’re a new home buyer with no prior experience. There are so many providers out there with such a vast range of insurance packages, it’s difficult to tell which is the right plan just for you.  Of course most people choose a policy and provider with the lowest premium however it’s recommended that you consider providers with high claim paying abilities and history.  You don’t want to pick a policy that will give a lot of headaches when its time to file a claim.  There are also insurance carriers that don’t have the financial strength if we are faced with natural disasters. 

Just like searching for Beverly Hills homes, Internet makes home insurance shopping much easier with websites that offer comparisons so you can access quotes from one location without having to shop from one insurance site to another.  There are also the typical insurance carriers like Farmers and Allstate that you can just call and shop for quotes. 

But before shopping insurance for your home, there are something you should be aware of.  When purchasing a policy, remember that you and your family are just statistic in your specific area.  Insurance actuaries try to figure out what are the risks with insuring you and they price the policy based on that.  That’s why each area, county or state has its own specific prices.  For example, homes in Hollywood Hills have greater risk of falling down the hill or ocean front homes in Malibu have higher risks for water damage.  Fortunately, Beverly Hills homes are not at that much risk.  With that said, you shoud look beyond the basic policy because Beverly Hills homes are expensive and carriers may not pay for replacing your home in case something happens.  Also remember that insurance carriers would evaluate your property based on replacement cost so it may be worth it to ask a contractor for replacing your home. 

Regardless of your options and price, it’s always important to seek out an insurance carrier that has a good claim service record and is financially strong to pay your claims.  This way, you may pay some more for the service, but but you’ll also have peace of mind.

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