According to the tax records, your home was built in 1941. These records are usually fairly accurate, but more research can be done if you are looking for more detailed information about the history of your home.... more
The questions of Why you should buy Renters Insurance is answered by Ruth Stroup of Farmers Insurance Oakland. Look for Ruth driving around the neighborhoods in her Smart car with Stroup Insurance branded
Yes, some insurers will actually come to the house to advise you. I've worked with Frank Bliss at Farmers in Berkeley (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ruth Stroup in Oakland (RStroup@farmersagent.com)
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I'd think an insurance professional would be the bes person to answer this question. condos are typically insured by the HOA for hazards such as fire. The inside of the condo, things like finishes, cabinets, appliances, possessions are not covered and that's why a policy is advised for the owner.. As I understand it there are policies similar to a renters policy only they are specifically for condo owners and I have no idea about rates. but rates aren't everything. You also wnat a company who will deliver when you need them. As we found out in the financial crisis not all companies do what they say. Ask some of the owners in your complex or friends who might also be condo owners who they use and how they are. I don't know if insurance companies get yelped but i'd check out that source as well.... more
This is not easy to answer because there is so much variation in how a home is built; does it have 8 foot ceilings or 12 foot ceilings, a garage, single story or two story, et cetera.
If you want an accurate number try asking a contractor in your area.... more