Does home insurance cover the current market value of my property?

I'm trying to understand how insurance companies determine my home's worth. Does current market value play any role here?

Answer
Home insurance does not cover the market value of your property. When you apply for homeowners insurance, the insurance company uses what’s called a “replacement cost estimator” (RCE) to determine what it would cost to completely replace your home based on its age, size, materials, and characteristics. This is the value your home is insured for. Market value typically includes the cost of the land and doesn’t always match up to what the RCE value is.
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Alexah Grinnell
Answered on Mar 03, 2021
Alexah Grinnell has been working in the insurance industry for 5 years with a primary focus of coverage consulting in the sales department. She has been working for Jerry Insurance since July of 2019 and has also has experience working for AAA and State Farm. She currently lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and 3 kids
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