Homeowners Insurance May Be Required:
Before funding your mortgage or refinancing, the mortgage company will typically ask you to provide proof that your home is adequately insured. That's because the lender wants to be sure its financial investment in your home is protected if it's damaged or destroyed by a fire or other certain risks.
In addition to home insurance, other types of insurance may be required by mortgage companies. These different insurance requirements may be based on where your home is located. For example, if your home is located in a high-risk flood zone, you may have to have flood insurance.
If you don't have a homeowners insurance policy, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau states that your lender is allowed to buy insurance and charge you for the cost.
Keep in mind, however, that the insurance policy the lender obtains may be more expensive than what you can purchase on your own and may offer more limited coverage.
Homeowners Insurance protects More Than Just Your House:
While a standard homeowners policy helps protect your house, it typically helps cover more than just the physical structure of your home. From your personal belongings to the shed in your backyard, or even medical bills if a guest is injured on your property, a standard homeowners insurance policy may include the following coverage's:
Homeowners Insurance limits and Deductibles:
It's important to keep in mind that coverage's come with limits IE: (the maximum amount your insurance policy will pay toward a covered claim)
When selecting your coverage limits, be sure to consider things like the potential cost of rebuilding your home or replacing your belongings. That way, you can be better prepared if your home or belongings are damaged or destroyed by a fire or other covered peril.
Remember that many coverage's have deductibles, as well.
A deductible is the amount you must pay before your insurance benefits kick in to help reimburse you for a covered claim.
Having a homeowners insurance policy won't prevent damage to your home or belongings, but it may help provide a financial safety net if the unexpected occurs.
Schaefer Risk can help you procure a homeowners insurance policy that fits your needs so you can be better prepared for the unforeseen.
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