We Shop 35+ Carrier to Find You The Best Deal on Your Waco, Texas Home Insurance Every Time!
At TGS Insurance, we don’t believe homeowners in Waco, Texas should have to compromise on the protection they need for a rate that doesn’t break the bank. As an independent agency, we work for YOU and not any single insurance carrier. This is why we comparison shop every policy we issue through our bank of 35+ A-rated (or better) carriers to find our clients the best insurance policy the market has to offer. No gimmicks or tricks, just great home insurance coverage at a great rate!
What Does Home Insurance in Waco, Texas cover?
Your basic homeowners insurance policy will cover the following:
- The physical structure of your home
- Your personal belongings
- Replacement costs
- Loss-of-use coverage
Your home insurance policy will cover all of these areas but only to a certain limit. If you’re seeking additional coverage for things like art or jewelry collections, or even more protection against water damages that aren’t covered in your policy, you’ll need to purchase supplemental or add-on policies to close any gaps in coverage. Popular policy add-ons in Waco, Texas include:
- Scheduled personal property
- Valuable Articles/Floater policies (Ex. jewelry insurance)
- Umbrella insurance (Additional liability coverage)
- Animal liability
- Flood insurance (Flood damage is NOT covered under home insurance)
- Water backup coverage (Water damage due to a backed-up sewer line)
Typical Home Value in Waco, Texas and The Impact of Home Value on Home Insurance Costs
As of January 31, 2021, the typical home value, as reported by Zillow.com, for Waco, TX was $154,794. Compared to the previous year, the typical home value in Waco appreciated 12.37%; over a 5-year period, the typical home value has appreciated 40%!
Comparing the Average Cost of Home Insurance in Waco, Texas by Dwelling Coverage
While appreciating home values is wonderful for homeowners, it often means higher insurance premiums. One thing that is important to differentiate between is the overall value of the property which includes the land and the cost to replace the house, which is what is important for insurance purposes. The key between being over-insured, over-paying, and having the right coverage is staying informed and shopping your policy. If you are at all feeling overwhelmed or just want someone else to do the heavy-lifting, our agents are always ready to jump in.
So what does this all look like?
Let’s take a look at the average premium for a home in Waco, TX that has an estimated replacement cost of $150,00. For purposes of this example, we are assuming 0 claims in the past 5 years, a house that is 10-34 years old, and that the person seeking insurance owns the home (versus rents it) and has average credit.
Source: The overall average premium is $1,875. The table below looks at the average premiums when we sort the carriers by AM Best Ratings.
|AM Best rating||Estimated Cost / Year with Wind|
Now, if you increase the estimated house replacement cost to $200,000 but leave all other factors the same, your overall average premium increases by $373 to $2,248. Again, the table below looks at the average premiums when we sort the carriers by AM Best Ratings.
|AM Best rating||Estimated Cost / Year with Wind|
Keep in mind that this example looks at just one factor’s role in the price of your home insurance premium- there are several other factors at play.
How Much is Homeowners Insurance in Waco, Texas?
The average home insurance policy premium varies from home to home, homeowner to homeowner. But, the average homeowner in Waco, Texas pays about $1,875 for home insurance. At TGS Insurance, our average customer in Waco, Texas pays $1,165 per year, for an average savings of $710 per year!
Factors That Influence the Cost of Homeowners Insurance in Waco, Texas
Each insurance carrier will look at specific criteria when determining your insurance premium. While many factors may be out of your control, there are some that you have the ability to influence. Some notable carrier rating factors include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Weather (including extreme weather events such as tornadoes, hail, or hurricanes)
- The crime rates in your area
- Your claims history
- The coverages you select- this includes the deductible amounts
- Your credit score (the higher your score, the lower your premium)
- The year, construction type, and size of your home
- The age and condition of your roof
- The availability of discounts that you may qualify for such as bundling, discounts for home security, etc.
An independent agent with TGS Insurance can help narrow down your home coverage search by running quotes with 35+ top-rated carriers at once. This allows our agents to find you the best price for your insurance without cutting your coverage and eliminating all the hassle.
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