The appraised value is an estimate of how much a buyer would be willing to pay for the house in todays market. This is different than the replacement value which is how much it would cost to rebuild the if it were destroyed (like in a fire).
You may already know all this. Here in many parts of Brooklyn, especially in Park Slope, the market value is much higher than the actual replacement value because of the high demand for homes in the area. This holds true even in a down market.
Most people would be safe. With a $675000 replacement value estimate, in the end it also depends on how expensive your tastes are ! :)
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You are probably going to have to go through Lloyd's of London for anything under 2500 feet. The US company I know that goes the closest to water is State Farm. Lloyd's will give you a quote.
In the interim, call Peter Kelly (516) 599-5400 at State Farm for some honest (and free) advice.... more