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When you buy a home, it is strongly recommended that you get homeowners insurance. If you have a home mortgage, you likely must carry certain coverages, per your lender's requirements. By getting at least the required coverage, you will create some protection for yourself. Consider some of the following coverage options necessary to include within your coverage.

Property values in the Ocala area are around $145,000, and homes carry a median listing price of $184,000. Having targeted protection, therefore, is essential for your long-term security.

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Homeowners Insurance Requirements For Ocala Residents

When you apply for a home loan, your lender might require you to buy certain homeowners coverage. All the same, Florida is the most-expensive state for homeowners insurance. Residents pay, on average, $3,500, for their policies.

In Ocala, the average rate is lower, usually between $900 and $1,400 per year. However, this is still a cost you must work into your household budget. You therefore don't want to wind up paying the wrong price for the wrong coverage. If you want to ensure your home has the right protection, make sure your policy contains at least:

1. Structure Coverage

Usually, the lender will require you to get structure insurance. That is the coverage that will apply to damage to the house and other structures on the property. It will help you repair or rebuild the home following damage. You will likely need replacement cost value coverage.

Replacement cost value coverage will help you in cases of total or near-total loss of the home. It can help you rebuild or repair the home at today's construction prices. You'll be able to get your house back.

2. Loss Payee Notations

The lender might require you to make them a loss payee on the policy. In other words, if your home sustains damage or is a total loss, you will still receive the payout. However, your lender will also be a listed party on the check. They will verify that you use the money to make the necessary repairs to the home.

3. Flood Coverage

Some parts of Ocala are at-risk of unique hazards, such as flooding. So, if you live in a Flood Zone, your lender will require you to add flood insurance. Standard homeowner's policies usually won't offer this coverage. However, you can buy a policy separately.

Beyond lender-required insurance, you can add many other types of coverage to your policy. You can get liability coverage, contents insurance and more. Our agents can make sure you meet all lender requirements. We also will help you get additional protection to meet your needs.

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