Homeowners Insurance

Is it legal to change homeowners insurance policies without the approval of all parties on the deed?

As long as you're on the deed, you do not need permission from all parties to change your homeowners insurance if it is in your name. Anyone with a vested interest could also insure the property how they see fit. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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Will I still be able to get insurance if I have made three home insurance claims?

Previous claims can affect your ability to get homeowners insurance. Particularly, it will affect your rates.

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Is property that was stolen from the alley just outside of your house covered with homeowners insurance?

Thanks for your question. Whether or not your property is covered really depends on your homeowners insurance company.

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Our son-in-law is a USAA member (Navy). Can we join also?

Parents are not eligible for USAA. I believe USAA eligibility flows "downstream" — so descendants, i.e.

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Is the type of siding on a house, like vinyl, a rating factor for insurance premiums?

There is no straight-forward answer to what building materials you use for your house and the homeowners insurance rate you will end up with. Here's a tip to keep in mind that may help you make a decision: brick, stucco, and concrete are preferred by most insurers because they tend to be flame-retardant so the risk of losing the whole building decreases.

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My roof has developed an issue over this past winter. Is this covered?

Sorry to hear about the issue. Hopefully, you can get it fixed quickly.

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Will homeowners insurance cover my riding lawn mower that caught on fire?

Yes, you can file a claim with your homeowners insurance but I would see if your lawnmower's warranty is still valid before you look into a claim. If you do decide to file a claim, it would be covered under personal property.

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How do I get reimbursed for mold damage when my landlord requires me to pay rent in cash?

Hello, Sorry to hear about your situation. This is a tough call.

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I started a claim but canceled it with no payout. Why is it on my CLUE report?

Unfortunately, if you start the claims process, the insurance company can list it on your CLUE report through LexisNexis which contains your claims history — even if there was no payout or resolution. You can dispute with State Farm to see if they will remove it, but at this point, that is really the only option which is definitely frustrating.

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What companies insure mobile homes with extra build-ons?

You should have no trouble getting mobile home insurance to cover your home including the add-ons, and there are several companies that will insure that type of home. You will need an HO-7 homeowners policy that specifically covers mobile homes.

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Can my insurance company replace part of my roof with shingles that don't match?

Insurance companies (depending on your policy and whether you have replacement cost value coverage) are obligated to bring your property back to its previous state, but no better. This, in theory, means that it should be no worse as well.
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