7 key steps if your home suffers a major loss

Immediately file a claim with your insurance company. For flooding, contact the National Flood Insurance Program(NFIP). If you don’t have coverage, check DisasterAssistance.gov and FloodSmart.gov for possible assistance.

Document pre-loss and post-loss conditions. Hopefully, you have photos or video of your home pre-disaster. If not, find family or realtor photos showing the property, an inspection report, appraisal, receipts for furniture, appliances, work you’ve done. Take photos or video now, showing all damage.

“Mitigate damages.” Insurance may require you to take steps to prevent further damage. Most states make insurers reimburse you within 30 days.

Check “displacement” coverage. If you can’t inhabit your home, confirm how long your policy covers living expenses.

Hire a public insurance adjuster (PA). If your insurer isn’t reasonable, hire a PA to negotiate for you. PA fees are state regulated.

Avoid transient contractors. Work with local contractors who warrant their work.

Stay safe. Don’t move back until all toxic substances are removed.

When financing a home purchase, or refinancing for a lower rate or improvements, please text, email or call us…. Have a great day!

P.S.: Mortgage rates are still near historical lows; contact us about today’s excellent options.

**Looking Out For Your Best Interest**

Brandy Whitmire | Branch Manager | Mortgage Loan Originator | NMLS #194877 

Office Phone: 214-660-5000 | Email: BWhitmire@financemyhome.com

HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc., DBA FinanceMyHome.com   

Mobile APP: www.BrandysApp.com

Application: www.BrandyWhitmire.info

Related Articles

This past week, home loan rates ticked up again despite the Fed recently cutting rates by a full point and the 10-year Note remaining just above 1%. Why? Mortgage backed securities (MBS) are bonds that price home loan rates. This week, the spread or difference in yield between the 10-year…
Read More of the post Coronavirus and Extreme Volatility

The continued strength of the labor market, along with historically low mortgage rates, will keep positive housing momentum alive in 2020. The Unemployment Rate is currently at a 50-year low of 3.6% with expectations for the index to push even lower to 3.25% by year's end, matching lows last seen…
Read More of the post A Great 2020 Housing Story

Home loan rates continue to hover near three-year lows. There are some on Wall Street who say rates are going to push even lower at some point — and they may be right. But what if they're wrong? What if rates have bottomed for the foreseeable future? Yes, locking a…
Read More of the post What the Market Is Saying

Bonds love uncertainty and bad news. As a result, rates improve when not-so-good news emerges. That was the story this past week, as China has reported a new deadly coronavirus has started to spread in their country. The virus, which spreads through human contact, has taken several lives and has…
Read More of the post Uncertainty Helps Rates

We recognize this is a difficult time for many people. Click here or call 866-913-2951 for more information and to learn about current options available to our borrowers.