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Buying a Home: Life Insurance Tips from SBLI

If you’re a homeowner or are buying your first home, life insurance is a must. A term life policy will help ensure that if something happens to you, your family will be able to continue making mortgage payments and avoid foreclosure. Your life insurance will also allow your family to keep up with household bills, maintain the property and pay for renovations.

Be sure that the amount of coverage you have is adequate. If you move to a home with higher mortgage payments or upkeep costs, consider getting additional coverage.

Below are some helpful guides, calculators and videos.


Home-buying Homework
Keep surprises from derailing your opportunity to becoming a homeowner. Learn how to be prepared and informed as you buy a house.

Why Life Insurance Always Makes Sense
The importance of life insurance to protect your family; and the living benefits of being insured.


Get the No Nonsense Guide to Buying a Home: How much you can afford and how to finance it


Term Life Insurance Rate Calculator
Fill in just a handful of information about you and your life insurance goals, and get a monthly rate quote.

Coverage Estimator
Answer some simple questions about yourself to find out how much life insurance coverage you need.

Budget Calculator
Start with how much you want to pay each month and then determine the most coverage available for your budget.

Comprehensive Mortgage Calculator
Use our mortgage calculator to see the impact of variables such as interest rate, property taxes, hazard insurance and private mortgage insurance on the total amount you will eventually pay for your property.

Refinance Calculator
Will refinancing save you money? Over the past couple of years with interest rates at a 40-year low, many people refinanced their mortgages. Use our refinance calculator to see if refinancing makes sense for you.

Home Affordability Calculator
Use our home affordability calculator to determine how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.