A loss to your property, to say the least, is a complicated, time consuming process. Getting that insurance check (also called a Loss Draft) is often only half the battle. If you have a mortgage, your mortgage servicing company as well as the entities that invest in your loan (such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) all have a say in how, when, and if they will agree to either place their endorsement on your check, or hold your check and disburse funds to you and your contractor to begin the needed repair work.
What do you mean they can hold my check? Why is it my mortgage company’s business?
When you signed the paperwork for your mortgage, there was undoubtedly a clause which required property insurance be kept in force on the property at all times, at the amounts demanded by the lender. If you don’t abide, the mortgage company … Read More