Your home may well be one of your largest investments both financially and emotionally. You've worked hard for it. Protecting it to its value with the right insurance makes sense.
And that’s what insurance brokers are here for. Our goal is to keep you, your home, and your success protected.
Whether your home is a custom dwelling, a chic city residence, a country manor, a heritage dwelling or something in between, an insurance broker will make sure you have high-value home insurance to protect your hard work, your residence and your lifestyle. With the right home insurance you will swiftly get back to living life the way you enjoyed it before an insured loss.
High-value home insurance protects your home to its replacement cost - also known as replacement value - which is the amount of money an insurance company would have to pay to replace it. This specific insurance includes fine homes, condos and rental properties within its definition. A typical home insurance policy may not be enough to cover a luxury, upscale residence, however, high-value home insurance surpasses a standard home insurance policy by offering additional coverage and higher limits.
High-value home insurance is custom-made to suit your individual needs. Think of it as artisan insurance, hand-crafted or virtuoso insurance which takes into account the higher-than-average value of your building, including special aspects, design features, high-value contents and other unique quality details. It also takes into account valuable and prized possessions or collections you may have.
High-value home insurance is right for you if your home is of high-value and includes expensive contents and has unique features of custom or heritage.
Homes that have a replacement cost of $750,000 or more are generally considered high-value homes. These include luxury residential properties, or those that are unique such as heritage or custom designed homes that may also include valuable items such as jewellery, art or wine collections valued at over $25,000.
What Is The Difference Between Replacement Cost And Appraised Value?
Replacement cost is the amount of money it would cost to replace your home from the ground up if it was devastated by fire, weather events or other perils. Appraised value is an evaluation of a property’s value as deemed by a professional appraiser. In some instances, the replacement cost and appraised value can be very different. As an example, a home located in a large city in Ontario could have a replacement cost that is significantly less than the appraised value. To illustrate, in Toronto, a home could have an appraised value of $1,500,000, where it’s replacement cost is only $750,000.
These successful clients have distinctive homes with distinctive insurance protection needs. High-value homes need customized high-value insurance policies which identify gaps in standard home insurance coverage and provide coverage solutions to meet those needs. Standard insurance that provides "average coverage" won't adequately protect the high end home insurance client or his/her lifestyle properly in a claim.
Insurance companies that provide high end home insurance have consistent standards in terms of available coverage, claims service and, especially, a tailored approach to protecting the assets of high net worth individuals.
The definition of what is considered a high-value home differs somewhat from insurance company to insurance company. Generally, these are homes and condos worth at least $750,000 in replacement cost.
Below are some examples of what three Canadian insurance companies consider to be high-value residences.
Our independent insurance brokers represent all of these insurance companies and more. We are able to help you with high-value home insurance, coverage and other details to meet your individual needs. We also offer a full suite of insurance products to cover your auto, your business, your recreational items, additional properties and your life. If you bundle several items with one insurance company, you may save with discounts to your insurance premium.
There are different types of coverage available for high-value home insurance, including cash settlements for the building and contents, worldwide coverage, and contents extensions to cover additional properties such as second homes.
High-value home insurance is home insurance with extras and enhancements to meet the needs of higher net worth homes, condo and rental property residences.
Here are some details:
Traditional homeowners insurance may not provide enough coverage for high-value homes. If you have a loss, you want to be properly protected to get back to living as you did previously.
More specifically, standard home insurance policies have limits that are likely not sufficient for these high-value residences. For example, for fine art, rugs, jewellery, wine, or other special items, standard home insurance does not insure these items adequately. Standard home insurance policies usually limit the coverage on items such as jewellery, art and other items to $3,000 to $6,000 for all items. If this is not enough for you, you may want to consider high-value home insurance.
It is also important to note that in the event of a claim, specialty claims handling is essential with high-value homes. We know you are busy and your time is valuable. If you have a claim, the goal is to make the claims experience as stress-free and quick as possible. The specialty claims service with a high-value home insurance policy can be quite helpful.
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High-value homes need special insurance because they have unique features and considerations and a standard home insurance policy does not account for these.
All homes should be insured to their value so it makes sense that a high-value home should have high-value insurance coverage.
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may want to contact an insurance broker and ask about high-value home insurance.
High-value home insurance policies are usually more expensive than standard home insurance policies because they provide more coverage.
Providing even a ballpark price for high-value home insurance could be misleading because there are many factors to consider when the price of a high-value home insurance policy is determined.
We would be pleased to provide you with a price once we know the details of your residence. Our insurance brokers will ask you about your home and will get you several competitive insurance quotes.
Yes, insurance discounts are available for high-value homes. Discounts offered by insurance companies are also offered for high-value home insurance policies.
The amount and availability of discounts varies depending on the insurance company. Insurance brokers will help you to get all of the discounts you qualify for. In some cases, the savings can be significant.
Discounts offered by insurance companies are also offered for high-value home insurance policies. Note that there are discounts for extra security and protection measures you may have in place such as full-time caretakers and 24-hour alarm protection.
Three national insurance companies that specialize in unique, high-value home insurance are Chubb Insurance, The Guarantee and Aviva. Our brokers can get quotes from all of these companies.
Our Morison Insurance brokers are high-value home insurance experts. Let us provide you with a no obligation quote. Think of Morison Insurance as your home insurance concierge. Experience our VIP service and full range of insurance products from dozens of Canada’s most trusted insurance companies.
Our Morison Insurance brokers will begin by getting to know you and your home. We will immediately start working on multiple insurance quotes for you to review. Our brokers will explain important details, review coverage and help you to make informed decisions about your high-value home insurance. We insure many luxury homes and we are pleased to be trusted advisors in insurance. We offer dozens of discounts.
We also have a full portfolio of insurance products to protect other things in your life - your auto, your business, your recreational items, your seasonal properties, your life and more. We offer a full suite of insurance services and our award-winning brokerage and brokers will ensure first-class service.
At Morison Insurance, our service is personal. Every customer has a dedicated broker who looks after their insurance needs. We are not a call center and you are not known only by your policy number. We get to know our customers and we value our relationship with you.
This content is written by our Morison Insurance team. It is provided for general information only. Insurance needs differ from person to person, and this article is therefore not a substitute for professional advice about your individual insurance needs which can be obtained by speaking to one of our brokers.