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You have to have it insured for at least the amount of mortgage. That is the mortgage companies "insurance" that it will be paid for if it is totally destroyed.

AnswerIf you agreed to insure your house for the amount of the mortgage when you obtained your mortgage then you are bound by that agreement and will have no choice but to comply.

Actually, the purpose of homeowner's insurance is not to insure the loan, it's to insure the property. You cannot purchase more than the replacement cost of the house. In the event of a total loss, you will only be paid the cost to replace the house up to the limit shown in the declarations, regardless of what the loan amount is. It is against the law for a mortgage company to require you to secure insurance for the value of the loan. They can be fined.

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Q: Your mortgage company wants you to insure for the value of the loan but you think insurance should only cover the replacement cost of the structure what is the minimum coverage required?
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Do you have to insure your home for more than the mortgage balance?

To the insurance company, your mortgage balance has no impact on how much insurance coverage you need for your home. Homeowners insurance is based on the replacement/reconstruction cost of your home.


What is the structure of mortgage insurance business?

Corporate Structure


Can a mortgage company require that you have coverage greater than the replacement value of the dwelling?

I doubt it. The Mortgagee (i.e., the mortgage company) has an interest solely in the value of its collateral, which is its financial interest in the property as described in the mortgage documentation. I do not believe that the Mortgagee would possess an "insurable interest" in the property sufficient to compel you, the owner (also called the "mortgagor") to purchase insurance beyond replacement cost coverage. Further, I doubt a carrier would even sell coverage greater than replacement cost.


Is there homeloan term insurance?

It's called Mortgage Insurance, but it does not provide coverage for your home.


Is it better to have life insurance coverage or decreasing mortgage coverage?

This depends upon your individual circumstances. Different people have different insurance needs.


Can you buy the amount of homeowner insurance you want?

Insured Property ValuationIn the united States there are two valuations that can be used to purchase your homeowners insurance coverage. ACV (Actual Cash Value) or RC (Replacement Value). If you are wanting to insure just the amount you we on a finance or mortgage note, That would be called mortgage insurance, not homeowners insurance..


How much more will your home insurance be if you have a mortgage?

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Does insurance pay house off after house destroyed by fire?

It does if the policy is current and there is adequate coverage. If the property is underinsured the insurance company will not pay for the entire loss. That all relates to the homeowner's insurance.If the mortgage is greater than the value of the property then you will owe the balance after the homeowner's insurance payment unless you have mortgage insurance.It does if the policy is current and there is adequate coverage. If the property is underinsured the insurance company will not pay for the entire loss. That all relates to the homeowner's insurance.If the mortgage is greater than the value of the property then you will owe the balance after the homeowner's insurance payment unless you have mortgage insurance.It does if the policy is current and there is adequate coverage. If the property is underinsured the insurance company will not pay for the entire loss. That all relates to the homeowner's insurance.If the mortgage is greater than the value of the property then you will owe the balance after the homeowner's insurance payment unless you have mortgage insurance.It does if the policy is current and there is adequate coverage. If the property is underinsured the insurance company will not pay for the entire loss. That all relates to the homeowner's insurance.If the mortgage is greater than the value of the property then you will owe the balance after the homeowner's insurance payment unless you have mortgage insurance.


Is Mortgage Protection Life Insurance a good idea?

Mortgage Protection Life Insurance is a good idea if you want to protect your mortgage. It pays the outstanding balance of your mortgage if the mortgagor (insured person) dies. Mortgage protection life insurance coverage is usually in the form of decreasing term insurance, with the amount of coverage decreasing as the outstanding mortgage debt decreases. Usually, the proceeds of the mortgage protection life insurance are paid to the beneficiary, which is the mortgage company holding the mortgage loan. Some people choose instead to buy level term life insurance in the amount of the mortgage, and the benefits are paid to the insured's beneficiary (family member), who in turn can use the proceeds for any reason, including to pay the mortgage.


Homeowners insurance cancelled what will the mortgage company do?

The mortgage company will force-place coverage for the dwelling for you. Ultimately, you will be paying for it. It will also be A LOT more expensive for you with (generally) less coverage.


Mortgage is in your name spouse dies will mortgage life insurance pay off house?

If the mortgage is in your name it would not be affected by the death of your spouse. Mortgage life insurance is coverage that is taken out so that your house would be paid for in the event of your death.


What is force place coverage insurance?

Forced placed insurance coverage is insurance that is put on your property without your control because you either don't have the insurance you are required to carry or the mortgage company has not received a satisfactory copy of the insurance declaration page. You are responsible for paying for this coverage as they add it to you mortgage account balance. The forced placed coverage on covers the balance of the money owed on your mortgage and does not cover anything else like your contents are not covered, liability is not covered, etc. Only the banks interest is covered and the price is extremely high especially when you consider what they are actually covering.


How can you have MMI insurance cancelled on a FHA fixed rate mortgage?

On FHA there is no cancellation on the MMI insurance. It is life of loan coverage.


Does homeowners insurance pay off your mortgage if you are sick and dying?

Homeowners insurance does not provide any coverage for paying the mortgage payment - it only covers damages to the house itself. For coverage to pay off the mortgage in case of illness, accident, or death, you need disability coverage and/or life insurance. Disability coverage will generally pay a monthly benefit for as long as you are unable to return to work due to injury or illness, while life insurance pays a lump sum to your beneficiary upon your death.


What type of life insurance is used as mortgage insurance?

Usually a level term life insurance policy would be used for mortgage loan life insurance protection. Level term offers coverage for a duration of 10, 15, 20 or 30 years with a level premium and level amount of coverage provided by the policy for the entire duration of coverage. Another option is decreasing term life insurance where the premiums remain level but the amount of life insurance coverage decreases each year throughout the life of the term insurance policy.


You have motgage insurance through your leander. you become disabled will they make your payments?

Mortgage insurance protects the LENDER ONLY. If your house were to burn down, they want to make sure they get their money. You are afforded NO coverage by mortgage insurance.


Does mortgage company know the change of the homeowner insurance to landlord insurance?

Your Insurance Company is required by law to provide a copy of insurance policy at renewal time to your mortgage company and to notify them of any endorsements or changes in coverage. They may Notice it if they review your policy.


North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance If refinancing a condo do I have to insure my condo for the full mortgage amount or only my the personal property and proof of HOA Master Policy?

Your board or your management company can help you determine how much personal property insurance you need to carry in your HO-6 policy, depending on the coverage available to you in the master insurance policy.You don't want duplicate coverage, nor do you want any gaps in coverage.If, however, your question has to do with mortgage insurance, ask your banker what kind of mortgage insurance you need in order to cover your refinanced amount.


Can title insurance be transferred when refinancing a mortgage?

Typically, a Loan/Mortgage policy cannot be transferred to a new loan as the title coverage is unique to each loan. The mortgage coverage on a loan ends when the loan is paid off and satisfied, that is why new coverage is taken out on the new loan. However, in the case of a Mortgage Modification of an existing loan, the coverage may be extended to cover the existing loan and the new loan amount of the Modification. There would still be title charges for the changes in the Mortgage Modification coverage in most cases.


Can you get insurance to pay your mortgage while the house is being rebuild if there is a fire?

No, Your homeowners insurance is a type of "Hazard Insurance", you must continue to make your mortgage payments as usual. If your policy contains "Loss of use" coverage, then your insurance will cover the cost of temporary housing within policy limits, allowing you to continue making your mortgage payments.


Will homeowner's mortgage insurance pay for failing drainage pipes under foundation?

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What would be the benefits of opting for individual property insurance coverage?

You would be able to control your coverage instead of letting the mortgage company do it for you. They usually insist on choosing it however.


Does homeowners insurance pay off your mortgage if the house is lost?

Homeowners Insurance and Total Loss.It all depends on what type of coverage you have. If you have replacement coverage, The insurance will pay to rebuild your house so your mortgage continues as usual. If you are not rebuilding then it will pay your mortgage within policy limits. So it is important that you have adequate coverage on your policy.If your not rebuilding, the insurance company will generally pay the Mortgage Company first before any remaining money is disbursed to the home buyer. Usually the check is issued with both the buyer and the mortgage company as payees. You must however continue to make your monthly mortgage payment until the insurance settlement comes through. If you miss monthly payments you can wreck your credit just when you need it most.You usually will not need to pay off the mortgage yourself. The check is issued to you and the company. You send it into them, they sign off on it and send it back to you. You then endorse it to pay the contractor to keep building your new home. Meanwhile, you keep paying your mortgage. The mortgagee is only listed on the policy so they are notified if the policy is canceled so they can force place coverage on the policy because they have an insurable interest.You have the OPTION of paying it off and taking out a new mortgage to build a new home with whatever you have left over or whatever you can afford with that new mortgage.


Does your homeowners insurance policy have to match your flood insurance policy?

There is no requirement, but your mortgage company may require a certain amount of coverage that both policies will have to match.


If you have a mortgage and you tear down the house you had when you got the loan do you have to have insurance until you have rebuild.?

If there is any type of structure on the land it will require insurance..but "raw land" does not require insurance. During to course of construction you will have to carry insurance on the property in case of fire or other hazards. Most lenders want the coverage to be equal to the amount of the loan balance.