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Summerside, PEI is the second-largest city in the province with a small population of almost 15,000 people. It is a quaint waterfront community with all the amenities its residents need. It boasts one of the lowest utility, sewer access and property tax rates in the country as well as low real estate prices, making this city both affordable and accessible as living options without compromising on infrastructure. Summerside is home to the Harbourfront Theatre which attracts world-class entertainers and plays host to many festivals and other outdoor events. There is a lot to explore on this tiny island, with the many redeveloped sites turned into parkland as well as the waterfront boardwalk. And, of course, Summerside was the home to fictional character Anne of Green Gables for three years!
Home insurance is not legally required in Canada, especially for those who have paid off their home. But, it is mandatory for those who need to get a mortgage. Since buying a home is one of the biggest investments people make, it's important to consider getting homeowners insurance to protect the place they live, raise a family and keep their belongings. These are all things that a homeowners insurance policy can cover and we can help with that.
Home Insurance In Summerside
Because all insurance companies offer different rates and different coverage types, it’s difficult to say what the ‘best’ insurance company is. Your individualized property needs will dictate the right provider for you. Some of the most popular home insurance companies in Summerside include Economical, Wananesa, Travelers, Royal Sun Alliance (RSA), Intact and Aviva.
The cheapest home insurance provider depends on how your situation fits into the formula companies create to evaluate policyholders. Comparing quotes with Surex will allow you to get the cheapest price on home insurance and get you the best insurance coverage for your situation.
For homeowners who hold a mortgage, having home insurance is a necessity. This is because banks and mortgage lenders want to know borrowers (i.e. homeowners) have a backup plan in case one of three unfortunate events happens: (1) something happens to the homeowner’s home (either repairable damages or a total loss), (2) someone is inadvertently injured while on the homeowner’s property, or (3) the homeowner accidentally causes damage to another person’s property. A basic home insurance policy will cover a homeowner in any of those three scenarios, and will — by extension — ensure the homeowner will remain financially fit to continue servicing their mortgage.
On the other hand, if you own your residence outright (i.e. you’ve paid off your mortgage), you are not required by any level of government in Canada to hold a home insurance policy. However, when you compare the cost of an annual insurance policy — usually somewhere in the $800 to $1,200 range — to the value of your home and its contents, it becomes clear that protecting your assets is a wise move. Surex strongly recommends home insurance for all homeowners — just be sure to shop around and find a policy that’s affordable!
- College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada
- Wyatt Historic House Museum
- Summerside Farmer's Market
- Bay Walk Boardwalk Trail System
- Heather Moyse Heritage Park
- Red Sand Island
- Jolly Roger's Seafood
- Breakwater Bar & Grill
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In rare cases, you can denied home coverage by insurance companies. Usually, this would be due to risks that the insurance company deems to be too dangerous or potentially too costly. These risks could include severe and sustained weather conditions, compromised structural quality of the home, or extremely high neighbourhood crime rates. This is another reason why comparing coverage options on Surex.com is so helpful — if you’re denied coverage by one company, you can keep looking until you find a provider who will meet your needs.
Home insurance typically comes in three forms: (1) Comprehensive or All Perils, (2) Basic or Named Perils, and (3) Broad. Comprehensive is the most complete form of coverage available, protecting your home against all threats (excluding those which require additional coverage — such as high-value items and water damage — and those specifically left off your policy). Basic coverage protects your home and its contents against those threats that have been specifically added to your policy. Broad coverage is a combination of the previous two, protecting your property in a ‘comprehensive’ sense, and protecting your belongings in a ‘basic’ sense. Speak with a qualified Dedicated Insurance Assistant about what home insurance coverage type is right for your property.
Home insurance rates in Summerside are impacted by a range of variables, including: age and location of home, type of home, home construction details, replacement cost of home, personal claims history, coverages selected, deductible amount, value of possessions, nature of home improvements, neighbourhood crime rate, and home safety and security features.
It doesn’t happen every time someone purchases a policy, but sometimes an insurance company will send an inspector to examine your property. Here are a few things they might request to look at: the condition of your roof, your home’s electrical wiring, your home’s plumbing (pipes older than 50 years are especially of concern), oil tanks for heating (these can cause costly problems, especially if they leak), and open fireplaces or wood-burning stoves (a specialized technician may need to inspect fire hazards for safety and proper installation).