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Home Insurance in Brooklyn : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 18, 2016
Angelica P answered:

To start, I would like to note that the Trulia estimate is an estimate derived from our proprietary algorithm. Our estimates use a ton of info, including recent sales of similar homes and home facts like number of bedrooms and bathrooms, square footage, and more to provide insight into what a home is worth. This data is compiled from public records and other sources for counties across the US. Please know that we do not intend for the estimate to replace a comparative market analysis as they can take into account market intricacies that the Trulia Estimate cannot. The Trulia Estimate is really meant to be a starting point in determining a home’s value and is not an official appraisal. To learn more about the Trulia estimate, we encourage our users to follow this link:

Please also note that we do not directly edit or remove Trulia estimates. While we monitor customer feedback for systematic issues with the algorithm, we do not change individual estimates in response to customer feedback. We understand however, that some homes may be unique in ways that are not well captured by existing data. To provide more information on your estimate, we encourage you to claim your home and update its facts if you notice any information is outdated.

Updates to your home facts will be factored into your home's Trulia estimate, however, if the updates are not significant enough to impact the home's value, your estimate may not change.

If you're looking for a precise value for your home, we recommend you talk to a real estate professional.

One thing to consider is that when you do put your home on the market, the Trulia estimate will disappear as it is a feature only available for off market properties.

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Tue Aug 16, 2016
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Thu Aug 13, 2015
Insure answered:
no problem if the house is brick construction.
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Sat Dec 20, 2014
John Arendsen answered:
Not sure how that would impact your insurance. Best to contact some insurance brokers directly.
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Tue Jul 9, 2013
cheung.lau88 answered:
No some companies don't want the risk. I have water about 1000 ft from water and had to use an agent out in the island to write the policy with a Massachusetts insurance company
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Fri Nov 9, 2012
Coldwell Banker Shayovitz Realty answered:
banks require flood insurance only in designated flood zones indicated by flood zone maps. Many areas that got flooded, are not on the map.
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Tue May 8, 2012
Luke Constantino answered:
Try Statefarm. I know a few homeowners who have it in Manhattan Beach.
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Fri Jan 14, 2011
Jack Menashe answered:
You have a 2 fold question - one is insurance, to confirm rates and values please try David Salem, Vice-President at Insurance Solutions - I also found values and costs to differ on policy and reality but he can explain how they get to the values and replacement costs.

Your other question requires a contractor and estimates, perhaps an architect as well. is a talented & knowledgeable architect, but finding a qualified builder is important - get quotes... Hope this helped.


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