Homeowners Insurance

Business / Taxes / Homeowners Insurance: Homeowners insurance is a contract between an insurance company and a homeowner to cover certain types of damage to the property and its contents, theft of personal possessions, and liability in case of lawsuits based on incidents or events that occur on the property. To obtain the insurance, which is based on the value of the home and what is covered in the policy, you pay a premium set by the insurance company. For each claim there’s generally a deductible — a dollar amount — that you must pay before the insurer is responsible for its share. If you have a mortgage loan, your lender will require you to have enough homeowner’s insurance to cover the amount you owe on the loan. Homeowner insurance policies vary substantially from contract to contract and from insurer to insurer as well as from region to region. Almost all policies have exclusions, which are causes of loss that are not covered. All of the coverage and exclusions of a particular policy are spelled out in the terms and conditions.

Other Words for Insurance

Insurance Verb Synonyms: assurance, surety, indemnity, indemnification, guarantee or guaranty, warranty, bond, security, protection, cover
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Mortgage Life Insurance

Business / Finance / Mortgage Life Insurance: A life insurance policy that pays off the remaining balance of the insured person's mortgage at death. MORE

Mortgagees Title Insurance

Business / Real Estate / Mortgagees Title Insurance: An insurance policy protecting the lender for the amount of the loan in the event of a future title dispute. MORE

Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIP)

Business / Real Estate / Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIP): Most FHA loans require the borrower to pay two mortgage insurance premiums: one upfront paid at closing, the second is an annual premium based on the loan balance each year. MORE

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