Insurance questions on SFH in Indianapolis

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I'm closing on a $70,000 SFR next week, and I've got a few insurance related questions:

Is there a consensus between Actual Cash Value and Replacement Cost Value for a property valued in the $70,000 range? (The premium difference is about $150 annually).

The company I'm leaning towards defaults the deductible to $5,000. What do you/would you recommend for a SFR at this price point? Higher, lower, or is that about right?

I was initially planning to lower the deductible, but was advised that the deductible for wind/hail can’t be lowered below $5,000 (but all other covered occurrences can be lowered).

Any insight is appreciated!

@Ryan Yetter I have a great agent in Indy I use if you are interested. I'm sure she'll be happy to answer any of your questions. 

@Ryan Yetter

Contact @Derek Lacy . He can help you out with all of your questions and he is a memeber here on BP. 

Do NOT do replacement value or 5k deductible. All mine are 75k value, 1k deductible and 500k liability for 525/year in Indy. 

Ryan Yetter an investor friendly insurance broker is key. Derek Lacy is one of them and he is local.

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