Texas homeowners insurance

Texas might be best known for major cities like Dallas, Houston, and Austin and historical sites like the Alamo, but it also boasts several national parks and miles of unspoiled landscape. Texans are famous for their state pride, and Progressive is proud to help Texas homeowners with customized, affordable homeowners insurance. Whether you own your home or are thinking about buying, check out our coverage and discounts in the Lone Star State.

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How you're covered

Texas doesn't require homeowners insurance by law, but if you finance your home, your lender may require you to have a homeowners insurance policy in place. Your policy’s coverages are designed to safeguard your property and assets. A typical policy will include the following:

  • Dwelling coverage protects your home's structure (roof, walls, etc.) as well as attached structures, like a porch.
  • Other structures coverage protects detached structures, such as a fence or shed.
  • Personal property coverage protects your personal belongings, including furniture, clothing, and electronics. Certain items, like jewelry, art, and collectibles, are often only covered up to a specific limit so you may want to purchase an endorsement to schedule these items on your policy at the coverage amount needed, also known as "adding a rider."
  • Personal liability coverage protects you financially if you're legally responsible for another person's injuries or damage to their property.
  • Medical payments to others pays for medical expenses due to a covered occurrence.
  • Loss of use coverage helps cover costs associated with an increase in living expenses, up to your policy's limit, if you're unable to stay in your home while it's being repaired or rebuilt due to a covered loss.

Keep in mind coverage under your policy is subject to exclusions and conditions within your policy. It is important to read your policy to understand the coverage provided.

Learn more about homeowners insurance coverages.

Common claims in Texas

The Lone Star State is subject to almost all major weather threats, including hail, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Your homeowners policy may cover certain weather-related perils, up to your coverage limits. Flooding and geological events, like sinkholes and earthquakes, are not typically covered but you may be able to purchase a separate flood insurance policy or include an optional endorsement with your homeowners policy.

Flooding typically isn’t covered under a homeowners policy. If you're concerned about flooding in your area, a flood insurance policy may help protect your property and belongings against flood damage.

Helping you save

Progressive offers several discounts to help you save on homeowners insurance policies. Some of the most common discounts include:

  • Alarm System
  • Multi-policy
  • Quote in Advance
  • New Purchase

See more about the home insurance discounts we offer.

Pro tip:

If you need more than $500,000 in liability coverage, a separate umbrella policy from Progressive can provide up to $5 million in additional liability protection.

How much is homeowners insurance in Texas?

Your cost for Texas homeowners insurance varies based on many components, including your location, type of home, and coverage limits. Learn more about factors affecting home insurance prices.

Fast facts about homes in Texas

  1. Texas' oldest mansion is called the Seaquist House, dating back to 1887.

  2. The homeownership rate in Texas is 61.9%, slightly lower than the national average of 63.8%.

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