What factors do home insurance companies consider when setting premiums?

Answered by Home Insurance, Car Insurance Expert Alexah on March 1, 2021

I'm trying to guess how much I'll end up paying for insurance for my new home. What factors are at play when setting premiums?

expert avatar


Home Insurance, Car Insurance Expert

There are many different factors that are taken into consideration when an insurance company is coming up with your premium, such as the age of your house, the materials used to build your house, the roof type and age of your roof, any updates that might have been made to your home, your credit score, home security systems, and claims. There are also liability exposures that can cause you to have higher premiums, such as owning a dog or having a swimming pool and/or trampoline.

Home Insurance

Have an insurance question?

Our insurance agents are ready to help you, for free.

Ask your question, it’s 100% free
Thousands of customers saved on average $887/year on their car insurance with Jerry
This app is great, but the customer service is even better! Not to mention convenient! My husband and I got the lowest rate (much lower than the rates I was finding online through my own searches), quickly, and pretty much all through text message! Thank you so much for a hassle free experience👍
Gabriella R.
Find savings (100% Free)
stars4.6/5 Rating on App Store