How Much is Mortgage Protection Insurance Worth

By: Manny St Cyr

The majority of homeowners never stop to consider what would happen if they suddenly didn't have the ability to make their mortgage payment. Yet everyday people find themselves facing sudden illnesses, a death in the family or a natural disaster that prevents them from having the necessary funds to pay their mortgage. With mortgage protection insurance all homeowners can have the extra protection they need.

A lot of the people purchasing a home and financing a mortgage are young and healthy people. They don't take time to look into what the future may hold and how it could interfere with their ability to make money. Accidents and illness, however, do happen and unless you have mortgage protection in place, you'll be held full responsible for making your payments even if you are not fit to do so.

A common problem that people find themselves facing is being hurt in a car accident. Auto accidents can be very serious and depending on the job you do, you might not be able to go to work for several weeks or months. Although you are likely to realize a monetary settlement from the accident if you weren't at fault that can take years. In the meantime you have a mortgage to pay and no job to do that. If you have mortgage protection insurance that includes accident coverage, your mortgage payments will be made until you can return to work.

The same thing with getting ill. Strokes, heart problems, cancer strike all the time and does not discriminate any age. A serious illness can prevent you from working the same way. Without a steady salary coming in, you risk the chance of losing your home to foreclosure. Having the right policy in place can cover you once you are no longer able to work. Usually a doctor is given your case and based on what he or she finds will help determine what you are covered for and how long. That is a good thing to have in place and not to worry about if, lets say, you have someone very ill worry about.

Most companies that offer funding for homes will have these types of policies available. The representative that you work with during the loan process will usually initially ask you about whether you are interested in mortgage protection insurance. Many homeowners turn it down because they are concerned with saving the few dollars a month it would cost. So ask yourself if you can afford not to have mortgage insurance protection. Just think about what you may risk losing if you don't have it and the long term effects of a serious illness or accident.

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