1. If you're getting a new loan the answer is yes. FNMA, FMLC and FHA require full coverage.
2. Your CCR's may require it.
3. Would you drive your car without insurance?
Condominium Homeowners Insurance is more than theft.
If someone gets hurt in your condo (such as slip and fall, dog bite) it will cover medical attention and liability.
If there is a fire or flood from your unit that damages another unit and /or the common structure, it will cover it.
If you have to move out during repairs for damage it covered, it will pay for living expenses.
So the real question is, why wouldn't you get it? And the answer is you should.
While we're based in Los Angeles, I have two agents in San Fransisco who are wonderful, if you need a recommendation to a local agent.
The Powers Team, Realtors Â®
Pinnacle Estate Properties
DRE # 01052375
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