Secondary home insurance throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, including Hartford, Slinger, Richfield, West Bend, Rubicon, Iron Ridge, Neosho, Hustisford, and Theresa.

Your vacation property is an amazing getaway from the daily grind, but it comes with unique risks. We’ll make sure you have the right coverage specially designed for the unique exposures involved.

Getting insurance for a property that serves as a vacation home (not your main residence) can feel confusing, so here are a few basic guidelines and points to consider.

The precise definition of a seasonal and secondary home can vary from insurer to insurer, so be sure to ask us about it. Generally, there are two different types of vacation homes. A secondary home is one that you only stay in for short periods of time. A seasonal home is one where you may have a longer stay but only at particular times of year.

The general principles of vacation home insurance are the same as homeowners insurance. However, there are two differences. One is that a vacation home is more likely to be unattended for extended periods, increasing the risk of burglary as well as both the risk of and potential damage from fires or flooding.

On the other hand, coverage limits will often be lower at a seasonal or secondary home, simply because you likely keep fewer and less valuable possessions in a vacation property, particularly when it’s unattended.

Because of these two factors, it’s well worth taking the time to find a vacation home insurance policy that provides you with the specific coverage you need at a fair price. We’ll help guide the way.

Let’s discuss your secondary home insurance.

One of our insurance advisors will reach out to you to review your information and present you with the appropriate vacation or secondary home insurance solution. There’s no obligation, just good-old-fashioned advice.
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R.S. Semler & Associates Insurance, Inc. offers comprehensive vacation and secondary home insurance throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, including Hartford, Slinger, Rubicon, Jackson, Richfield, Oconomowoc, West Bend, Iron Ridge, Horicon, Neosho, Germantown, Hubertus, Kewaskum, West Allis, Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls, Hartland, Allenton, Jackson, Hustisford and Ashippun.