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Facts About Taking Out Mortgage Insurance When You're Buying a House

Lorne Marr

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One area of Insurance that few people understand is their Mortgage Life Insurance. These types of purchases are often taken out when a lender authorizes a mortgage and the person applying for the mortgage just accepts it as part of the procedure. If you look through this type of purchase from your lending institution, you will see it is no more than Term Life insurance. The payments grow on a five year span even though the value of the policy declines as your mortgage drops.

An alternative to this is individual life insurance which is more effective and cost efficient.

Life insurance is easy to alter to your individual demands, whether is is just to cover the mortgage or putting together debt and life insurance. If you choose to connect the two, it is a solution to both issues, as a result making better financial sense. Individual life insurance for a mortgage debt, could either be Term or Permanent insurance. When you purchase a Term insurance policy you have the choice of how long you want it to run for. If you want a policy to run for your lifetime as well as know how much is being paid out each month, then the Permanent policy is the best one for you. Permanent plans can also build a cash amount and can be paid up in a limited number of years.

Below are some more benefits you could expect to gain if you took out individual life insurance:

  1. The cover is portable if you move homes or switch to another bank.

  2. Rather than your bank choosing who the beneficiary is, the selection is yours to make.

  3. The individual plan pays out double in the unfortunate even both spouses die.

  4. You can put together Term and Permanent insurance needs under one plan.

  5. Just because you have paid your mortgage debt doesn't mean that you have to end your policy.

Delivered by Lorne S. Marr, an insurance broker from Toronto. Lorne deals with companies like Manulife Financial and Sun Life Assurance and many more.


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