Buying Your First House: Prepping for the Plunge

firsthomeJust as important as home design and curb appeal is home safety. Check out this list of things to look for when shopping for a home, which may lower your homeowner’s premium.

Built Tough: Masonry construction is more fire and wind-resistant than wood-frame houses. If you’re shopping in an earthquake zone, give preference to newer homes built to current codes.

Up to Date: Looking at a “fixer-upper”? You may also be looking at a higher insurance bill if electrical and heating systems are out of date or the roof is in poor repair. Any outdated construction that fails to meet current codes is a potential problem. A certified home inspector will help identify any major problems before you purchase the home.

Danger Zone: Minimize hazards on your property by repairing any broken steps, shoveling sidewalks or fixing items in need of repair that might otherwise cause harm or damage to someone else.

Location, Location, Location: Look for a home in a safe neighborhood that is easily accessible to responding fire departments.

Did you know that checking your home or auto insurance coverage yearly may be a good way to save? You could be paying too much. Check with your local agent for other money-saving ideas, such as combining your auto and home policies or visit our webpage:

AgentDanielRessegiueDaniel Ressegiue

303 West Main Street | Suite 100
Freehold, NJ 07728
732-308-3868 Ext. 50950
Daniel.Ressegiue@LibertyMutual.com
www.LibertyMutual.com/DanRessegiue

Daniel graduated from The Pennsylvania State University majoring in Psychology and business and is currently finishing an MBA at Monmouth University. During his tenure at Liberty Mutual, he has been awarded many awards including National Rookie of the year special recognition, 5 Time “Pacesetter,” Pursuit of Excellence and is a Liberty Lamplighters Club inductee. During his spare time, he enjoys staying active playing soccer, racquetball and partaking in long distance running competitions.  He is also a member of Jersey Shore Runners Club, Penn State Alumni Association, as well as SCORE, a nonprofit entity dedicated to the mentoring of small business owners.*First Financial Federal Credit Union Client #38361

Article Source: Liberty Mutual Insurance

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