How much does homeowners insurance cost?
The average cost of homeowners insurance for a 12-month policy from the insurers in Progressive's network ranges from $999 ($83/month) to $1655 ($138/month) for policies effective on or after April 1st, 2020. The price range is due to multiple factors that affect homeowners insurance rates, including location, claims history, coverage limits, and your home's characteristics.
Average homeowners insurance cost through Progressive
The average homeowners insurance cost for a 12-month home policy through Progressive for policies effective on or after April 1, 2020 is divided into three categories: low, medium, and higher-cost states.
Note that the price for any state is the average cost of homeowners insurance for all states combined in each category. For example, the average monthly price in any low-cost state may be higher or lower than $83, but the average monthly price for all of the low-cost states is $83.
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ASI homeowners insurance is not available in the following states: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Wyoming.
Homeowners insurance through Progressive is not available in the following states: Alaska and Hawaii.
Keep checking back because we're continuously updating this page. When researching average homeowners insurance prices, it's important to pay attention to the source of the data and the year. Rates are always changing and any data that's several years old may not be relevant.
State cost information
Low-cost states: Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin
- Average monthly price: $83
- 12-month average: $999
Medium-cost states: Arkansas, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
- Average monthly price: $105
- 12-month average: $1,260
High-cost states: Alabama, Colorado, Kentucky, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, South Dakota, Minnesota, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, and Wyoming.
- Average monthly price: $138
- 12-month average: $1,655
Learn more about homeowners insurance cost information by state.
What are the factors that affect homeowners insurance premiums?
Many factors can impact your cost of homeowners insurance, including location, construction materials used to build your home, coverage selections, and prior claims. See below for more information about the components affecting pricing for homeowners insurance:
Homeowners insurance rates typically vary by region and even by ZIP code. If you reside in a state prone to severe weather issues like tornadoes, hurricanes, and hail, you could pay more for homeowners insurance than homeowners in states that aren't as affected by catastrophic weather. Areas with lower construction costs often enjoy more favorable homeowners insurance rates as well. Learn more about if insurance covers tornado damage or damage from hurricanes and how homeowners insurance covers storm damage.
More location-based factors that can affect homeowners insurance prices include:
- Coastal properties: Homes in coastal regions are sometimes riskier to insure than inland properties due to a greater chance for natural disasters.
- Crime rates in your ZIP code: Your insurer can use this information to determine how likely you are to file a theft claim for stolen personal property.
- Homes near woods and brush: These properties are susceptible to damage from wildfire and trees falling on your house.
- Proximity to a hydrant and fire department: Easier access to a water source means a fire is more quickly extinguished.
Use our homeowners insurance calculator to quickly estimate coverage limits for a homeowners insurance policy.
Type of home
One of the first questions asked by a homeowners insurer is, "What kind of home do you have?" Construction materials and other home features can raise the overall value of your property and increase the cost of your homeowners insurance.
For example, concrete block homes may cost less to insure than wood frame houses because they're less susceptible to fires and strong winds. Your insurer will also likely ask about your siding type, flooring materials, and even how you heat the home to assess the risk of insuring it.
Your roof type, construction, and shape can also be critical when it comes to the cost of your homeowners insurance. If your roof material is asphalt shingles, which are less flammable, you may have a lower home insurance cost than if you had a cedar or wood-shakes roof.
Gable roofs are more common and typically the more affordable roof type to install, but they are more likely to sustain wind damage than hip roofs. Hip roofs (characterized by all sides sloping downward) often cost more to install but are more resistant to wind and may help lower your homeowners insurance cost.
Prior claims and coverage selections
Homeowners insurance companies look at claims you previously have filed. If you had multiple losses, you'd likely pay a higher rate as you're more likely to file or incur another claim.
Your homeowners insurance cost can also depend on the homeowners insurance coverages and homeowners insurance deductibles you select. You may be able to increase your coverage by thousands and your insurance rate might only be minimally impacted.
Home insurance cost FAQs
What if I am running a business out of my home?
If you're running a business out of your home, you may not be eligible for coverage or pay a higher homeowners insurance rate. It often depends on the nature of your business, and your insurer may require you to purchase a separate policy.
Why are you asking questions about dogs when purchasing home insurance?
Because you could be liable if your dog bites someone, coverage for animal liability may increase the cost of your homeowners insurance. It's important to note that some insurers won't cover dog bites regardless of the breed, so you'll want to review your policy to see if you're covered. If not, you may be able to add animal liability coverage to your homeowners insurance or purchase separate insurance to cover dog bite incidents.
Do trampolines and swimming pools raise homeowners insurance?
Due to the potential for injury, insurance companies consider trampolines and swimming pools to be "attractive nuisances", which may raise the cost of your homeowners insurance. However, some companies won't cover trampolines, and many require a fence or locked gate, at least four feet high, around a pool in order to qualify for coverage.