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Posted: 10/15/2021 9:42:54 AM EST
Can you explain to me why in the love of god it is so hard to get an affordable home owners policy in FL?

I live in a town home. I don't have a home owners requirement for my mortgage. I only carry a $50k policy on my residence but it has more than doubled in the last 10 years to I'm trying to find a new poliicy. The god damn agent won't give me a quote for the same coverages I have now. She seriously sent me quotes that ranged from $2300 to $8000 a year..
Link Posted: 10/15/2021 11:59:29 AM EST
[#1]
Depends on where.  Prices are quite reasonable when you live an hour to an hour and a half from either coast and aren't in a flood zone ..  at 50k that would barely cover all of your non-structural stuff, but that may be covered under a HOA policy or something.  Oh, and rebuild costs are insane right now.  I'm looking at taking down a non-load-bearing wall, fixing a leak issue, and replacing most of the flooring in the house (mostly forced by the wall/leak fixing).  To just "put it back" to the way it currently is (think 80s country-life kitchen....) would be $35k or so, so we're spending the extra $15k to replace the original 80s carpet now that our youngest is 11 and we are hopefully past the "spill everything everywhere" stage of life... and that extra $15k will add 2-3x that amount to the total value of the house...

If your 50k coverage is really only for belongings and interior stuff (carpet, drapes, etc) then could you form a company/llc, have it own the townhouse and you rent it and then get renters insurance to cover your contents?

Link Posted: 10/15/2021 12:24:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By eye-gor:
Depends on where.  Prices are quite reasonable when you live an hour to an hour and a half from either coast and aren't in a flood zone ..  at 50k that would barely cover all of your non-structural stuff, but that may be covered under a HOA policy or something.  Oh, and rebuild costs are insane right now.  I'm looking at taking down a non-load-bearing wall, fixing a leak issue, and replacing most of the flooring in the house (mostly forced by the wall/leak fixing).  To just "put it back" to the way it currently is (think 80s country-life kitchen....) would be $35k or so, so we're spending the extra $15k to replace the original 80s carpet now that our youngest is 11 and we are hopefully past the "spill everything everywhere" stage of life... and that extra $15k will add 2-3x that amount to the total value of the house...

If your 50k coverage is really only for belongings and interior stuff (carpet, drapes, etc) then could you form a company/llc, have it own the townhouse and you rent it and then get renters insurance to cover your contents?

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Well now see renters ins in another option. Thinking about my fiancee to take out a renters policy. Not sure I could get the same coverage for everything I need.
Link Posted: 10/15/2021 2:00:29 PM EST
[#3]
In addition to our hurricane, tornado, and sinkhole hazards, Florida also has laws structured to make insurance litigation very lucrative for plaintiff attorneys and those in similar orbits.
Link Posted: 10/15/2021 3:29:22 PM EST
[#4]
Give Todd Johnson at Allstate a call at (386) 788-4400.

I recently got an HO6 policy from him with similar building coverage for around $600 a year. I'm in West Palm Beach which isnt exactly a cheap area for insurance.
Link Posted: 10/16/2021 7:38:44 AM EST
[#5]
Mine went up $800 this year.  I'm up to $2500 / yr.  
Irma was the last storm we had.  That was 3 years ago.
Insurance companies, and the local news, are saying it's because of all the "free roof" scammers.  Eg: Marlin Roofing.
Can't wait to move out of "paradise".  Hopefully a year and a half from now.
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