Paul Carroll, Editor-in-Chief of ITL
There’s a line that I first heard only a few months ago but keep running across: You may think you have a 30-year mortgage on your house, but you really just have a one-year mortgage.
Why is that? you ask. Because you have to renew your homeowners insurance every year, and your house is only affordable if your insurance is.
In the vast majority of cases, homeowners have nothing to worry about. Their premiums will change modestly from year to year. But those on the front lines of climate change — along coasts, where water levels are rising, and in parts of the country where wildfires are escalating and violent storms may become more frequent — may face sudden changes that could even put them out of their homes… continue reading >