Sarah Schlichter is a NerdWallet authority on homeowners, renters and pet insurance. Prior to joining NerdWallet, she spent more than 15 years in digital media as a writer, editor and spokesperson. Sarah enjoys delving into complicated topics and helping readers understand the ins and outs of their insurance coverage. She lives in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
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What Is Homeowners Insurance?
Homeowners insurance offers financial support if your house is damaged or someone sues you.
Does Home Insurance Cover Plumbing Problems?
Homeowners insurance generally covers damage from sudden, accidental plumbing problems.
What Is a Home Insurance Deductible?
A homeowners insurance deductible is the part of a claim you’ll pay out of pocket.
What Is Ordinance or Law Coverage for Homeowners?
This coverage could help pay for unexpected costs after a claim.
Home Renovation Insurance: What You Need to Know
Remodeling your home? Don’t forget to update your insurance policy.
What Is a Home Insurance Declarations Page?
The homeowners declarations page lists coverage limits, the cost of your policy, the expiration date and other key information.
AAA Homeowners Insurance Review 2023
AAA home insurance is issued by a variety of companies, depending on where you live.
The Hartford/AARP Homeowners Insurance Review 2023
The Hartford works with AARP to provide insurance for older homeowners.
AAA Renters Insurance Review 2023
AAA renters insurance is issued by different companies in different parts of the U.S.
Costco Homeowners Insurance (From Connect): 2023 Review
Costco homeowners insurance is underwritten by Connect, part of the American Family Insurance group.
American Family Homeowners Insurance Review 2023
American Family sells homeowners policies with plenty of add-on options.
Homeowners of America Home Insurance Review 2023
Homeowners of America sells policies through local independent agents in select states.
Toggle Renters Insurance Review 2023
Toggle insurance covers more scenarios than many other renters policies, but it’s not available in all states.
MetLife Homeowners Insurance Review 2023
MetLife home insurance policies are now serviced by Farmers Insurance.