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Speaking just from my personal experience in New York, when I purchased a home that had gone into foreclosure to renovate, I could not get a full homeowner's policy on it. Not only did the insurance companies want the home to be perfect before they would insure it, but even after the necessary repairs were done, because I was not living there, they would only give me what is called a "fire policy". It basically covers against fire, wind, an airplane crashing through the roof, etc. It does not cover vandalism however. If you want to protect the contents of the home (tools, etc.) then you need a rider for that which increases the premium. Although this "fire policy" has much less coverage than a real homeowner's policy, it has a much more expensive premium - I'm still trying to figure that one out (it was almost $500/year for a $45,000 policy with $2,000 personal property coverage). Its a pretty annoying situation. Anyway, maybe I have yet to find the right insurance company (I am still looking), but this has been my personal experience. I hope it helps!

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Q: Can you get homeowners insurance while you are renovating a house that is vacant?
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Homeowners Insurance and the Vacant HomeNo, Homeowners Insurance automatically becomes null and void when a home becomes vacant.You need to add a "Vacant Property Rider" to your policy to ensure continuing coverage during a period of vacancy.

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This one is easy. Put a bed in there and sleep there 1 day out of the week. It's no longer vacant if you do this.

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