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Home Insurance in 12208 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jun 28, 2009
Liz Stevens answered:
the insurer will insure the structure and even furniture and personal items inside the house, but not the land. the thinking is that the land will survive any fire or flood (this one is debatable). So the usual value is gained either by an appraisal by a lending institution at the time of sale, or refinance or if someone just wanted to know the institutional value of their property. Once the appraised amount is known, usually insurers will insure 2/3 of that amount - they value the land as 1/3 of the total value. Hope that makes sense. Liz ... more
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