Do I need home insurance once I pay off my mortgage

If owning your own home is the American dream, paying off your mortgage is the next step. After all those years, your home is finally yours. No more mortgage payments, and now you may be wondering if you could save even more by dropping your home insurance. There are no laws in any state that requires that you carry home insurance, but unless you live in a bubble, it may not be the best idea in the world. Residents of Harrison, AR and the surrounding area can count on Foresee General Insurance Agency, Inc. to fill all their insurance needs. 

In the simplest terms, home insurance offers some valuable protection that you probably still want to keep even after your mortgage is paid off. It covers the physical building against a lot of hazards. It also covers structures that are attached to your main building and some detached structures as well. Assuming that you love your home, which most people do, you wouldn’t want it to be destroyed and not be able to rebuild. 

Your home is filled with memories and also with your possessions. Think about trying to replace everything that fills the rooms of your home, the closets, the drawers, and the cabinets. You own a lot of stuff. You count on most of it to function every day. Try to imagine living without it. Not worth contemplating for most people. 

Liability is something that is maybe the most crucial coverage of all. It only takes a minute for something to go wrong and for you to be sued. Losing everything that you have worked so hard for years to accumulate is the stuff of nightmares. 

Once your mortgage is paid off, you could let your home insurance lapse, but that would be a very bad idea. Too much depends on it. 

If you want to reaccess your home policy or get a policy review, give us a call at Foresee General Insurance Agency, Inc in Harrison, AR. We will sit down with you and make sure you are getting the coverage you want at a price you can live with.