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Reduce Your Mountain View Home Insurance

Mountain View Home Insurance

Everyone here at Ludwig & Fawcett endeavors to find ways to keep our client's personal lines insurance as low as possible. We understand how important having the right kind of homeowner’s insurance is.  We also understand that you want your claims covered and you want outstanding customer service. Unlike some faceless internet company, we will always work more than “15 minutes” to find you the best possible combination of price, coverage and service for your insurance needs.  Here are a few things you can do right now to lower your homeowner’s premiums.

Ways to Lower Your Home Insurance Premiums

  • Consider increasing your deductibles.
  • Assess the value of the possessions in your home. Do you have too much coverage?
  • Pay your premiums in full. Some carriers offer a discount for this.
  • Are you over the age of 65? There are senior discounts available.
  • Most insurers offer discounts for alarms, sprinklers and deadbolt locks.
  • Combine home and auto together. Many insurers offer discounts for consolidating policies.
  • Use an independent agent like us to shop your insurance on a regular basis. We will search the market and find the best options.
  • Many insurance companies reward homeowners with discounts ranging from long-term customer loyalty rewards to having claim-free histories with the company.
  • Upgrade basic house systems such as electrical, heating, plumbing and roofing.

While we enjoy meeting our clients in person, we can also initiate coverage over the phone, by fax, or by email.  

We are family-owned and operated and have been in business for over 50 years. Our office is conveniently located on El Camino Real just north of Grant Road in Mountain View. 


Does Your Mountain View Homeowner’s Insurance Offer Hidden Coverage?

Mountain View Homeowner’s Insurance Update

How many of you have actually read your homeowner’s insurance policy? We guess not too many. We do recommend that you read your policy to help you understand what coverage you have. Most homeowners are familiar with the basic coverage found their homeowner’s insurance policy; including coverage for the home itself, personal property and liability associated with owning a home. 

Are There Other Coverages?

There is often other coverage found in your homeowner’s insurance policy that you may not know you have. Remember, each policy is different, so these coverage examples are general in nature.  This “hidden” coverage may have specific limits and terms of which you need to be aware, but here are some examples of coverage found in most homeowner’s insurance policies.

  • Liability coverage away from your home. You have coverage if you cause injury to a third party away from your premises.
  • Damage to your neighbor’s property. If you are at a party and cause damage to your neighbor’s property, chances are it would be covered. 
  • Legal expenses. Should you be sued for an accident that occurred in your home, chances are legal costs would be covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy.
  • Additional living expenses. Your policy can pay the additional costs of living away from home if you cannot live there due to damage from an insured loss. It covers hotel bills, restaurant meals and other costs, over and above your usual living expenses, incurred while your home is being rebuilt.
  • Money. Many homeowners’ policies provide a small amount of coverage for the stolen money.
  • Property of your college student. If your dependent child is a full-time college student living on campus, their property is covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy

It is important to note that not all homeowner’s policies are created equal, and what one company offers may not be the same as another company. Also keep in mind, if you bought your policy online, who really knows what coverage you have?

While we enjoy meeting our clients in person, we can also initiate coverage over the phone, by fax, or by email.  We are family-owned and -operated and have been in business for over 50 years.  Our office is conveniently located on El Camino Real just north of Grant Road in Mountain View.