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The Insurance Glossary

Home insurance glossary and definitions

Home insurance is full of terms that you’ll never see anywhere else. That’s why we created The Insurance Glossary – written in plain language. Now, you can easily understand the most common terms and concepts from the world of home insurance.

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Free insurance tools

To assist you with the home insurance buying process, we’ve pulled together a few tools for you.

The first is a guide to buying homeowner’s insurance, particularly useful for first-time homeowners. It describes what policies cover and what questions you’ll be asked when getting a quote.

Next, you can download a simple home inventory worksheet. Completing this worksheet will help you determine exactly how much coverage you need for your personal and specialty property.

Finally, you can get a free online quote. A great tool for first-time home insurance buyers, but also useful for those with active policies. In fact, industry experts recommend that you get comparison quotes every three years to ensure you’re getting the right protection.

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Insurance basics + advice

You have access to dozens of articles on home-insurance related topics through this website. These articles are sorted in three ways.

First, you can access nine different resource centres, grouped by topic. For example, there are resources centres for home buying and selling, as well as moving and getting to know your home. There are also resource centres specifically for homeowners, landlords, and tenants.

Next, you can review a series of articles that provide the basics of home insurance. These articles range from the types of home insurance typically offered to ways to save on your policy.

Finally, you can review answers to commonly asked questions. For example, get tips on how to save money on your home insurance and learn whether or not home insurance policies exclude “Acts of God”.