Why does lender-placed insurance cost more than homeowner’s insurance?
For one, lender-placed insurance carriers do not require an inspection of the property prior to
the placement of coverage; and two, 99.9 percent of all properties are accepted and insurable under a lender-placed insurance program (except for those with pre-existing damage or those condemned by a governmental entity). Lastly, many homes insured by lender-placed insurance eventually end up as foreclosed properties and experience damage at some point during the foreclosure process. The rates charged
for lender-placed insurance need to be adequate enough to absorb losses as a result of unforeseen risks and the