How Much Insurance You Need

How Much Insurance You Need


Calculating the value of your policy.

The amount of insurance you place on your property should be steered by the worth and the use of the structure.
People generally have more coverage on their primary homes for the following reasons:

  • A mortgage on the home makes it mandatory.
  • Sentimental value. Personal items such as furniture, jewelry, electronics, and photos are there.
  • If it were destroyed, you’d be forced to find a place to stay.

Replacement Cost and Actual Cash Value aka Market Value are units of measure employed by Insurance Companies to determine the amount of insurance needed on a house.

Replacement Cost is the amount of money it would cost to rebuild your house from ashes if it were totally destroyed. It assumes that the structure would be rebuilt exactly as it was before the catastrophe using like materials. Labor costs for contractors are also factored into this cost. 

Full Replacement Cost is required by most insurance companies for primary homesMortgage companies also require it for financed properties.

Replacement cost IS NOT:

The market value of the home.

The home’s purchase price or the cost of the land.

The outstanding amount of any mortgage loan.


Actual Cash Value 

I.Coverage on the dwelling is equal to the market value or purchase price of similar structures. Landlords Protector Policies often use the ACV replacement model. 

These policies are generally less expensive because they can exclude certain coverage such as personal property and theft protection. If certain risk factors are important to you, make sure that they are added to your policy if they are not included. 

II.Person Item replacement

ACV is the replacement cost of an item minus the depreciated value. It is used to determine the amount paid to the insured for damaged, lost, and stolen items.