What’s Your Home Worth to You and Your Loved Ones?
How would you handle it if everything you owned disappeared tomorrow?
Picture the things in your home. Just imagine if all those things were destroyed. Have you ever thought about how much it would cost to replace your possessions
Consider this scenario:
- An intense hailstorm hits the town of Englishtown, New Jersey. Pockmarks from the golf ball sized hail disfigure the roof. It comes to about $1,700 worth of damage which the insurance company promptly pays for.
However, you’ve stored several items in the attic in anticipation of your daughter taking them with her when she moves out. They’re severely damaged by the water leaks. The insurance company pays cash value for them which comes to about 10% of what it would cost to replace them.
That’s bad enough but what if the damage were more serious?
Let’s say that you were the victim of water damage that rendered your lower-level carpeting completely useless. What would your insurance pay for that expensive carpet if you had a cash value instead of replacement value payout?
Policies usually default to cash value. Here’s the difference:
- Actual Cash Value (ACV) - This pays out the cost minus depreciation which could make a stereo system you paid $1,000 for ten years ago be worth $150 today.
Replacement Value- You receive what it costs to replace your damaged item with a new and comparable one. So, that $1,000 stereo would be replaced with a $1,000 one.
NorthEast Insurance Services Prevents Unwelcome Surprises
The experts at NorthEast Insurance Services will make sure you understand the ramifications of your claim payout in the event of a loss so you’re not startled in your time of need.
We will act as a strong advocate for you by perfectly aligning your home insurance with one of the many insurance carriers we represent.
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