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Guide to types of homeowners insurance policies to know

by Precious Properties Real Estate 01/22/2024

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With all the different types of homeowners insurance, the process of choosing a policy can be confusing. 

To help, here’s a basic guide to some major types of insurance policies. 

What is an HO-1 home insurance policy?

HO-1 insurance is the simplest of policies offered. It only covers your home structure and a few home features.

It also covers attached structures such as garages and patios. This policy offers funding in the case of storms, fire, wind damage, theft and a few other peril categories. 

HO-1 insurance doesn’t cover personal belongings, however. So if your computer or furniture is damaged during a storm, replacement cost would need to be covered by another policy. 

What is an HO-2 home insurance policy?

An HO-2 insurance policy offers a wider range of coverage. It provides financial security to home structure and personal property. 

What are HO-3 home insurance policies?

An HO-3 home insurance policy is the most common homeowners insurance type. In addition to coverages seen with HO-1 and HO-2 policies, it covers additional items. These include liability, payments for medical bills and living expense stipends. 

What is HO-4 Renters Insurance?

HO-4 is a policy offering protection to the personal property of individuals renting a space. It is not technically a homeowners insurance policy, but important for renters to have. 

Consider your home needs when purchasing homeowners insurance. Protect your property and belongings with the right insurance.