Definitions for "Homeowner's insurance"
An insurance policy that covers the dwelling (and sometimes other structures on the property) for certain types of damages. It also covers the owner personally against lawsuits from people injured while visiting.
Policy that insures individuals against any, some, or all of the risks of loss to personal dwellings or the contents of personal dwellings or the personal liability pertaining to personal dwellings.
Insurance to protect your home against damage from fire, hurricanes and other catastrophes. Usually, homeowners' insurance also covers you against theft and vandalism, as well as personal liability in case someone is hurt or injured on your property. A lender will likely require a borrower to name it as a payee under the insurance if the borrower needs to make a claim.