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How Much Does Home Insurance Cost?

Home Insurance Cost

According to NerdWallet, the average cost of homeowners insurance ranges from $483 ($40/month) to $3,644 ($304/month). The big difference in home insurance cost is driven by a few factors, including the state where you live, location within the state, claims history, characteristics, and size of your home, and the limit and coverage you select. In this way, home insurance is very unique to the individual.

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We continually update this page with the most recent home insurance cost data, so keep checking back. These rates were completed by NerdWallet and are a simulated “average” household calculated in a “batch” comparative insurance rater called Quadrant. If you are conducting online research on average home insurance costs, it’s important to note that rates are always changing. Make sure you are reviewing current data, as only a year difference can change the average premiums. Also, the rates for our home partner insurance carriers may be different. NerdWallet may not have access to all our partner’s rates.

Average home insurance cost at IronPoint

The average IronPoint homeowner’s insurance policy costs $1,469 for a 12-month or $122 per month.

Note, that the average price reflects the mix of policies sold. We have policies sold as low as $600 and as high as $10,000. The cost is driven by the individual characteristics of the home and it’s location and state.

We are currently only selling homeowners insurance in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and Washington.

Factors influencing home insurance cost

Many factors can impact your cost of homeowners insurance, including location, construction materials, coverage selections, prior claims, and your insurance score. See below for more information about the components affecting pricing for homeowners insurance:


Homeowners insurance rates 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 home insurance than homeowners in states that aren’t plagued by catastrophic weather. Areas with lower construction costs often enjoy more favorable home insurance rates as well.

More location-based factors that can affect home 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.
  • Homes near woods and brush: These properties are susceptible to damage from wildfire and falling trees.
  • Proximity to a fire hydrant and fire department: Easy access to a water source means a fire is more quickly extinguished.

Type of home

One of the first questions asked by a home insurer is, “What kind of home do you have?” Construction materials, and other home specs, can raise the overall value of your property and increase the cost of your homeowners insurance.

For example, concrete block homes typically cost less to insure than wood frame houses because they’re less susceptible to fires and strong winds. Your insurer will also ask about your siding type, flooring materials, and even how you heat the home to assess the risk of insuring it.

Roof construction

Your roof’s construction and shape can also be critical when it comes to the cost of your homeowner’s insurance. If your roof material is asphalt shingles, which are less flammable, you usually have a lower home insurance cost than if you have a cedar or wood-shaped roof.

Gable roofs are the most common and affordable roof type to install, but they are prone to wind damage. Hip roofs (characterized by all sides gently sloping downward) often cost more to install, but are more resistant to wind and could lessen the price of home insurance.

Prior claims and coverage selections

Home insurance companies focus on claims you previously filed. If you had multiple losses, you’ll likely pay a higher rate as you’re more likely to file another claim.

Your home insurance cost can also depend on the home insurance coverages and deductibles you select. Eliminating extra protection (like personal injury coverage) and lowering your limits of liability may save you a modest amount of money. Conversely, you can often increase your coverage by thousands and your home insurance rate will only be minimally impacted.

Insurance score

Home insurers may use an insurance score in some states. Each company uses its method of calculating an insurance score, which typically includes a blend of credit and claims histories. Insurers value this information because there is a correlation between credit history and insurance risk. The higher your score, the lower your home insurance cost.

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 be denied coverage or pay a higher home insurance rate. It often depends on the nature of your business, and your insurer may require you to purchase a separate policy.

Why does home insurance ask about dogs?

Because you could be liable if your dog bites someone, coverage for animal liability may increase the cost of your home insurance. It’s important to note that some insurers won’t cover dog bites regardless of the breed, so you’ll want to consult your policy to see if you’re covered. If not, you can purchase separate insurance for dog bite incidents.

Do trampolines and swimming pools raise homeowners insurance?

Due to the potential for injury, insurance companies consider trampolines and pools to be “attractive nuisances,” and will raise the cost of your homeowners insurance. Some companies won’t cover trampolines, and many require a fence or locked gate, at least four feet high, around a pool to qualify for coverage.

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