Month: January 2019

Can a deductible be waived?

When it comes to home insurance, the deductible is the amount of money you must pay for repairs before your insurance company pays for your claim. … Fortunately, in some special situations, the deductible can be waived, however, only a few companies offer this type of coverage.  In some situations, you have to purchase a claims forgiveness endorsement to your …

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Is it better to have a higher deductible for home insurance?

Yes, you could have your insurance company cover the $500 after your deductible, but the cost of your premium will be higher than necessary. The insurance company knows that statistically you are more likely to file a claim with a lower deductible, and since everytime one files a claim they have to investigate it whether there is actual damage or not, it …

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Do I have to pay home insurance?

Unlike driving a car, you can legally own a home without homeowners insurance. However, if you finance your home with a mortgage, your lender most likely will require you to have home insurance coverage to protect the loan they have on your home in case of damage caused by unforeseen circumstances, such as fires or natural disasters.

Do I pay homeowners insurance at closing?

Your lender requires that you secure and prepay a premium that fits the loan requirements for coverage. The exact amount owed at closing depends on your specific loan for new home purchases. You can pay the homeowner’s insurance premium up-front and out of escrow or at closing in addition to your other settlement fees. For mortgage refinance, you may or may not be required to …

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