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How Do Insurance Companies Set Homeowner Rates?

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Learn How Dallas Homeowner Insurance Rates are set! 

Insurance companies will examine many factors when setting your homeowner rate. Knowing how this affects your premiums - as well as using an agent who can collect quotes from multiple carriers - can help to save you money on your Homeowners insurance in Dallas, Texas.  


Rate-influencing factors for your Dallas homeowners insurance include:

Location                                                                                                                                                                                 Home insurance rates vary from region to region and sometimes from neighborhood to neighborhood. Crime, wind damage, flood plains, the distance from a professional fire department and other risks vary by geographic area, and all have an impact on the rate.

Age and Construction Type                                                                                                                                        Rates vary based on the kind of structure of your home. For instance, wood vs. a brick home. Other factors include the age of the electrical system, whether the home has smoke detectors, a security system, and a sprinkler system.

The amount of Insurance                                                                                                                                            Your premium will vary depending on the replacement cost of your home. The cost to rebuild your home may exceed its current market or sales price.

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Credit history                                                                                                                                                                       They may look at your credit history to decide if they'll offer you coverage and to calculate your premium. Your credit score often varies from company to company as each one weighs these factors differently.

Marital status                                                                                                                                                                   Married homeowners historically file fewer claims than singles and are seen as, possibly, more mature and less of a risk by insurance companies.

Remodeling                                                                                                                                                                            Any updating or remodeling will likely raise the value of your home. Any increased value in your home must be reflected in your policy. Always tell your insurance agent about any home improvements.

Claims History                                                                                                                                                              Depending on the number or types of claims you file, some companies may charge you more or even cancel your coverage due to one or more claims.

Insurance score                                                                                                                                                              Similar to your credit score, your insurance score can significantly affect your premiums. This number represents the probability of you filing an insurance claim during the time that you have coverage with that particular insurer. People with low insurance scores can be seen as more of a financial risk by insurers.

Type of dog you own                                                                                                                                                         The liability portion of your insurance helps to protect you if you're sued by someone who is attacked or bitten by your dog. But the III warns that some insurers will not insure homeowners who own certain breeds of dogs considered dangerous, such as pit bulls and Rottweilers. Others decide on a case-by-case basis, depending on whether an individual dog, regardless of its breed, is seen as vicious


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