Published at Sunday, April 15th, 2018 - 21:04:57 PM. Mobile Home Insurance. By Durand.
ACV (Actual Cash Value) or Replacement Cost? These are the two options that you will have to choose between. Surprisingly, most people end up with an ACV policy. This is bad news for the policy holder. ACV policies take into account depreciation of the home when it comes time to pay out for a claim. If your home is 15 years old, they depreciate the estimate to repair your home by 15 years and give you the balance less your deductible. I have personally seen countless policy holders receive as little as 30% of the cost of the estimate. The insurance company will then expect the policy holder to pay the difference. This is pretty common since ACV policies are rather inexpensive to buy and people are often misled into a false sense of protection.
Mobile home insurance protects your mobile home and other structures you own that are not attached to it. It pays to replace or repair your mobile home after it's been damaged by fire, storms, vandalism, lightning, explosions, plumbing leaks, or other incidents named in your policy. There are two types of coverage - replacement cost coverage and actual cash value coverage. Replacement cost coverage pays to replace your mobile home after it's destroyed. Actual cash value coverage also pays to replace your home after it's destroyed, but only for it's depreciated value. Standard policies do not cover your mobile home while it's being transported, but you can purchase trip collision coverage if you expect to move it.
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