What Types of Homes Will Openly Accept?

Agents will select the appropriate dwelling type for the property address on the Property Review tab in the Portal. 

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We will accept the following home types, subject to state-specific underwriting guidelines:

  • Yes, detached single family: A free-standing residential building
  • Yes, attached single family (rowhome / townhouse)
    • Townhouse: A style of multi-floor home that shares one or two walls with adjacent properties.
    • Rowhome: A single-family home set at the same point on the property line as its neighboring units, sharing a common wall, roofline, and, generally, a consistent exterior design.

Rowhomes and Townhomes must fit these criteria:

  • No Master Policy for the exterior (owner must be responsible for the exterior)
  • No shared common areas or entrances
  • Has separate unit addresses (EX: Unit A, Unit B)
  • The Named Insured owns the unit

Selecting No answers will result in a Does Not Qualify status that cannot be overridden.

We do not accept multifamily homes. A multifamily home is any residential property comprising more than one housing unit within a single main building or insured location. For instance, we consider a property to be a multifamily residence if it has two or more unique living areas, regardless of whether they are attached to the main structure.

The insured location can be defined as:

  • The primary residence premises
  • A section of other premises, structures, and grounds used by the policyholder as a residence, either listed in the Declarations or acquired for residential use

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If you want to learn more about unconventional homes, you may find the following articles helpful.

What Qualifies As an Unconventional Home?

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