Home Insurance Basics
Types of homeowners insurance
Bankrate’s full guide to the different types of homeowners insurance.
Keep home insurance cost down
Home insurance might be a necessary expense, but here’s how you can save.
How much homeowners insurance do I need?
Wondering how much homeowners insurance you need? Bankrate can help.
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Does insurance cover remote workers during the COVID-19 pandemic?
For a majority of the population, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on their lifestyle. Although the vaccine is being distributed, we still have a long way to go until things return to [...]5 min read Feb 16, 2021
You’re renting and don’t have renters insurance? No bueno — for 2 big reasons
Nosy landlord? Loud neighbors? Renters who don’t insure have even bigger problems.2 min read Oct 30, 2015
How your credit score affects the rates you pay for 4 major types of insurance
Auto, home, health and life insurers may reward or punish you for your credit score.4 min read Oct 22, 2015
Who’s got home insurance discounts for you?
We scoured insurance company websites so you won’t miss out on any savings.4 min read Oct 22, 2014
Best insurance for 5 green home upgrades
Make sure your policy protects your solar panels and other eco-friendly features.4 min read Oct 15, 2014
Home insurance for a snowbird with 2 homes
When you divide your time between two nests, maintain insurance full time on both.2 min read Jul 14, 2014
Why shop around for home insurance quotes?
Bankrate’s survey finds home insurance prices can differ by as much as 188 percent.3 min read Aug 26, 2013
How to choose an insurance deductible
Learn to find your insurance deductible ‘sweet spot’ where savings and risk are in balance.3 min read Dec 17, 2012
Why do I need renters insurance?
When renting, don’t assume your personal content and liability are covered by a landlord’s insurance.Dec 12, 2012
Renters insurance when you sublet your space
When you rent out the place you’re renting, you want to protect your stuff and your finances.3 min read Oct 25, 2012