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The policy that protects your most precious assets can be convoluted in language and puzzling in its details. Is your coin collection covered? How about if your neighbor slips a disc while helping you work on your engine? Or if Rover chews a hole in the mail carrier's trousers? We'll help you understand what your homeowners policy covers, and what it doesn't.
Homeowners

ABCs of your homeowners insurance policy -- A breakdown of the parts and protections offered by a good homeowners policy

What does your homeowners insurance actually cover? -- The difference between cash value and replacement value could empty your wallet.

Condo coverage: Insuring your box in the sky -- Owners of condos and co-ops and renters alike need to protect the contents of their homes even if someone else is protecting the structure. Here's a basic look at guarding against losses in that box in the sky you call home.

Insuring your home sweet manufactured home -- They may look like conventional homes, but the insurance needs are different.

Making claims
8 tips for homeowners insurance -- After a disaster is a little late to find out what is and what is not covered by your policy.

Finding your own claims adjuster -- Get somebody on your side to fight the insurance company.

Make claims, lose your insurance -- Insurance companies keep track, and too many claims on one property can hurt.

Special problems
Higher premiums? Blame it on the mold -- Mold is taking over homes, sickening their occupants and creating havoc in the homeowners insurance industry. Homeowners are feeling the impact with higher insurance premiums and cancellation notices.

12 tips for a mold-free home -- As homes get built tighter for energy efficiency, the growth of mold becomes more likely. Here are the experts top tips to block the fungus growing among us.

Is your pet a 'bad dog'? -- Check here to see if your pooch is on the insurance industry's don't-insure list.

Special hazards need special coverage -- Earthquake, flood, hurricane and tornado zones often mean special insurance. Or, maybe you want protection from the low-flying 747s passing over your house. Regional and specialty coverage should be in your plans.

Filling the nanny insurance gap -- All it takes is one slip down the stairs to discover your homeowners policy probably isn't what it's cracked up to be. Workers' compensation might be the answer.

 

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