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Homeowners Insurance

Introduction

Here we will go over a brief overview of homeowners insurance. Readers will have a clear idea of what exactly homeowner’s insurance is, who should buy it, how it works, as well as the coverage and benefits options available.

What is it?

In exchange for a monthly premium determined by extent of coverage, the insurance provider is contractually obligated and is responsible for fixing or fairly compensating the policy holder in event of an unexpected damage to the policyholder’s home, shed, garage, belongings, or legal issues stemming from homeownership.

Who is it for?

This insurance protects homeowners who have an ongoing mortgage as well as those who have paid it off. Specifically, people who have a significant fraction of their total wealth/assets tied into a house benefit tremendously from home insurance.

How Does it Work?

Upon home purchase with financing, a lender will very likely require a level of homeowner’s insurance coverage. The buyer and lender agree on the appropriate policy details and extent of coverage, and all is well as long as the homebuyer makes premium payments on time. When a mortgage is paid off, the homeowner controls all the home’s equity; the lender’s concerns are out of the picture. At that point, a homeowner can choose to modify, continue, or cancel homeowner’s insurance.

Different Types of Coverage

Customers choose the extent of coverage in exchange for varied premium prices. It should be noted that there are limits to even the most expensive policies. For instance, regular maintenance is not covered. Specific events and compensation limits under coverage will be listed in the policy agreement.

Major Benefits

Homeowners and lenders both get peace of mind. For the mortgage duration, both have equity invested in a property, so both will be happier when unforeseen events are fixed or compensated to avoid a tragic loss of property value.

Summary

Homeowner’s insurance helps homeowners protect their investment from hard-to-predict costly events that can erase some or even all of a property’s value. Homeowners with a mortgage will likely be obligated to buy a policy as part of the mortgage agreement.






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