One of the benefits to buying a Boston condo for sale is you won’t have to worry about some of the major things homeowners do. You pay your condo fees every month and exterior maintenance and insurance is taken care of. But, what many Boston downtown condo owners don’t realize is the insurance the condo assoc. carries does not cover some of the major items they would need replaced in order to make their unit habitable after the disaster. If you think Boston condo owners don’t need insurance – think again!
Do NOT Rely on the Condo Insurance to Cover the Interior of Your Unit
If you own or rent a Boston Beacon Hill condo, do NOT rely on the Condominium Association’s insurance policy to cover damages in the event of a catastrophic loss from fire, flood, or other natural hazards. The condo assoc insurance policy does not insure your personal belongings. In fact, if you own a Boston Midtown condo, you are probably responsible for repairs to the interior walls, cabinets, carpets, and appliances as well and maybe more.
Get Insurance Coverage Now or Pay Out of Your Pocket
Boston Midtown condo owners need the right insurance coverage or the money to pay for repairs after a catastrophic loss is going to come out of your wallet. When disaster strikes, there is no reverse gear. Getting it right the first time gives you protection and peace of mind. Here is our recommendation.
Renting a Boston Condo? Get Coverage for Your Belongings
Contact an insurance agent today and get a “renter’s policy” to cover your personal belongings. Renter’s coverage is relatively inexpensive. It typically covers your furniture, furnishings, jewelry, computers, artwork, clothes and personal effects. In our opinion, the nominal insurance premium cost is a great bargain when compared to your potential dollar loss.
Own a Boston Condo? Pay Attention to the Master Policy
Contact your condo assoc and find out exactly what is covered and not covered in the Master Policy. In most instances, the Master Insurance Policy will not cover anything from the middle of the walls inward. That means the walls in your condominium and all of the finishes, including but not limited to the cabinets, flooring, light fixtures, appliances, air conditioning, furnace, water heater, plumbing, electrical system and your personal property (e.g. clothes, tv, stereo, computer, jewelry, etc.) will NOT be covered unless you purchase additional coverage for both the unit damage and personal belongings. It is relatively inexpensive and it is well worth the cost. Just ask the people who were not insured.
For Insurance Advice, Speak to your Insurance Agent
We do not sell insurance, nor do I play an insurance salesman on TV. This post is not intended to be insurance advice. Please speak to your insurance agent directly to inquire about the type of coverage you would need.
Considering Buying a Condo in Boston
Buying a Boston downtown condo is considerably more difficult than buying a single family home. You want to make sure you hire a buyer’s agent who is knowledgeable on the condo buying process. Our team of buyer’s agent have a combined 58+ years of experience representing condo buyers and offer free condo buyer representation. We take a consultative approach, not a sales approach, so instead of hard selling you the most expensive condo you look at, we’ll help you avoid expensive mistakes. For more info about our team and how we work, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text us at 617-595-3712 to schedule a no obligation consultation.