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Home insurance protects your most valued possessions, but that doesn't mean that it should cost more than it has to. Following these helpful tips and getting multiple home insurance quotes will help you reduce your home insurance costs - just watch the savings add up!

Your home will likely be the largest single purchase that you ever make, which makes protecting it from loss paramount, both as an investment and for the safety and comfort of your family. Home insurance is an important part of making sure that your home and possessions are as safe as possible. When applying for home insurance quotes, you may be asked a number of questions to assess the safety and security of the dwelling, and your answers will affect your home insurance premiums. The following tips will help to make your home a safer place and could reduce your insurance rates.

It's that time of year again, and your home insurance is up for renewal. But are you sure you want to renew the same policy with the same company? It may seem like a lot of extra work to get and compare quotes, but a little bit of time may save you lots in the long run. Rushing through your renewal may cost you an opportunity to save on your insurance premiums or to improve the protection on your home. You should reassess your insurance needs annually (preferably when your policy is up for renewal) and ensure you're getting the best fit for your home insurance needs.

Home insurance is the most important protection you can have against total loss of your biggest investment. Your home insurance policy will be the only avenue you have to replace your personal belongings in the case of fire or damage which could result in losing everything. You need to ensure your coverage is adequate and you need to have an inventory of your material possessions. Too often, after a loss, you're faced with listing all of your possessions after the fact, which could result in missing items or details and could mean that you are responsible for replacing any missed items or pay for upgraded items yourself.

Whether buying your very first home, moving into another home, or just renewing your home insurance policy, it helps to know the truth about the industry's top misconceptions about home insurance. By fully understanding home insurance policies before you start making quote comparisons, you'll be more comfortable choosing the right policy to protect your home and belongings.

A poll conducted by an insurance company in September 2010 showed that nearly one quarter of Canadians don't know what their insurance policy covers. According to the study, more than half (53%) said they had made a claim on their insurance policy, and of those, 42% said they were surprised by something contained in their policy.

If disaster were to strike and all of the valuables in your home were stolen, would you be able to report the details of all your belongings to your insurance company? You likely have some idea of all the valuables in your home and their appropriate costs, but do you have all of the necessary supporting documentation? Moreover, do you know which of your valuables are covered under your policy? To make sure you are prepared in the event of a loss follow these key steps.

In the unfortunate scenario where you had to make a home insurance claim, would you be confident that you had the right coverage? Given the wide variety of coverage options offered by insurance companies, it is perhaps not surprising that so many consumers remain confused about what their policy covers and whether it is sufficient for their situation. To help put your mind at ease, the following are some of the most important questions worth asking your insurance professional when shopping for home insurance.

The holiday season is a time for friends, family and good cheer — yet unfortunately it can also be a time of potential risk. Sadly, with increased rates of people drinking and driving, plus theft being more prevalent, you'll want to stay aware and cautious, ensuring you get through the season safely. We will share some tips to help keep you and your possessions safe during the holidays.