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Fidelity CEO says federal government’s title insurance proposals are ’misguided’

Housing Wire

The firm attributed its stronger results to better performance from both its F&G segment and its title insurance segment. In addition to sharing his thoughts on the housing market and macroeconomic landscape, Nolan also had some things to say about the recent title insurance proposals announced by the federal government.

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A homeowners insurance perfect storm: Providers’ costs rise, users’ coverage shrinks

Housing Wire

Despite the necessary requirement for a homeowner to maintain insurance on their property for protection against human- and naturally-occurring disasters, the impacts of climate change are creating “natural” scenarios that are increasingly not covered by insurance.

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Another homeowners’ insurance carrier leaves California

Housing Wire

Homeowners in California now have even fewer choices in homeowners insurance carriers. The Hartford Financial Services Group , better known as The Hartford, announced Wednesday that it would no longer issue new homeowners insurance policies in California starting in February 2024. Unitrin Auto and Home Insurance Co.

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Insurance companies rely on aerial images to ditch risky properties 

Housing Wire

Insurance companies are leveraging aerial images of homes to drop properties deemed too risky, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Insurance companies use drones, manned airplanes and high-altitude balloons to take pictures of almost every building in the U.S., most of the time without the owner’s knowledge. population.

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NAR runs out of liability insurance coverage: Sources

Housing Wire

Three sources, who have asked to remain anonymous, have confirmed to HousingWire that the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has run out of liability insurance funds. NAR’s insurance policy is tapped out, and there are no funds available for REALTOR Associations and MLSs for legal defense costs,” Hahn wrote.

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As insurance costs rise, Florida homeowners are given a new option

Housing Wire

Florida is reckoning with a severe homeowners insurance crisis. The recent surge in both the frequency and intensity of hurricanes that have battered the state has prompted numerous insurers and reinsurers to exit the market , leaving Florida homeowners grappling with skyrocketing premiums and limited coverage options.

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Rising home insurance costs are adding pressure for buyers: Insurify

Housing Wire

The dream of homeownership is becoming increasingly elusive for many Americans as both home prices and insurance premiums are on the rise. Homeowners insurance premiums are climbing too. The average cost of insuring a $300,000 property surged by 12% in 2023, reaching $1,770 per year, according to a recent Insurify report.

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