Imagine a very nice family living in a very nice neighborhood in an especially beautiful and very nice home. They have lived there for a little over seven years now, and have been very happy. A few years ago they invested in finishing the basement, turning it into a beautiful family space with an entertainment center, exercise equipment, and separate room for the furnace and hot water heater. They even added a pair of sump pumps to protect their investment. Because their home made up a big part of their family wealth, they paid for homeowners’ insurance every month.