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The Highs and Lows of Purchasing a Home

This past summer my ‘on this day’ reminded me of when we went through purchasing a home about 10 years ago and all the highs and lows associated with it.

First came shares of listing the old house and then came details on the search for a new one. Not long after we found that home we absolutely loved, yet then came reminders of the struggles we faced in getting it.

The Highs and Lows of Purchasing a Home

Really, this home was perfect for us, yet we weren’t the only ones that thought so as well. It came down to a contract and ask-war, which was completely stressful. After all that searching and getting our hopes up, there was a time when we almost had to walk away from a home we knew was for us.

Long story short, we got the house we fought for, and on the day we moved in – I danced from room to room. While trucks and people were pulling up to the house with our belongings, my daughter and I twirled in front of the main windows and literally jumped with joy at the house that was now our home. 

Before all our furniture, items and belongings were in place, there was much to do in solidifying our refuge first. Papers and titles, arranging utilities and power, and of course – homeowners insurance. I’d love to say that all was a walk in the park compared to the struggle in the actual home buying, but everything else just added to the stress.

Later than expected due to all the fine details occupying our time, we then focused on making that house a home. Choosing furniture, paint colours, and all the decor that suited us. That was the really fun part – filling this new loved space with items that were a big part in those lasting memories. Every photo frame and throw pillow represent life, home and what we hold dear {read on for a great $200 cash gift card giveaway from Esurance, to go towards designing a space in their home to create lasting memories!}.

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Thing is – we fought so hard for the house itself, it only makes sense that the same attention to detail must be placed on protecting the property as well as the belongings we cherish. We invest a lot into a home, and need that re-assurance that it’s protected from the unexpected.

There’s great news for fellow Albertans – Esurance is an online auto insurance company that recently launched in Alberta, and now its latest service offering, homeowners insurance, available exclusively in Alberta!

Esurance homeowners insurance is designed to protect customers’ property and belongings. It provides coverage for certain liabilities, injuries, and property damages after events covered by a customer’s policy.

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Esurance was born online and by nature was built to save you money. With smart online tools and fast, efficient claims and services, Esurance saves money and passes those savings onto its customers offering competitive rates and personalized discounts. I work online, so having this service at my fingertips {where I am already}, is most certainly convenient for me. 

Through modern tools and phone access to knowledgable insurance experts, Esurance is available online 24/7 to help you understand your coverage options and find the right coverage for you.

For ease and money-saving benefits, Albertans can also take advantage of their bundling options for its homeowners and auto insurance coverage. Not only is this a money-saving bonus, yet having that umbrella of coverage makes it easier to manage.

Their customizable coverage suits your needs in order to protect your home from everything from fire to severe weather to theft. Knock on wood this unexpected doesn’t happen, but reality is, it’s a possibility. During this time you’ll be thankful then have a hassle-free claims experience, so you can feel confident you’ll get your claim settled quickly and efficiently. 

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I’m sure we’d all much rather a road-bump and not absolute chaos. Ensure you have homeowners insurance that protects your beloved home as much as you do! As a precautionary reminder as well, make sure to check out my post on 8 Tips for Safe Winter Road Trips since that time of year is coming quickly and we need to be prepared!

 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post yet as always, all opinions are my own.
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