My Lender Is Requiring Insurance. How Much Do I Have To Carry?
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UPDATED: Sep 15, 2020
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Lenders will ask you to carry insurance as security for their investment, just as they may require fire insurance and other types of coverage as investor protection. If you’re financing, lenders will require you to carry at least 80% of the value of your home or up to 100% of the amount of the mortgage. It is not a good idea to try and save a few dollars by carrying the dwelling policy limit bare minimum amount of insurance. The value of your home may increase or a total loss may occur. The insurance company may apply the “coinsurance” principal and not fully cover a loss.