By Durand. Home Insurance. Published at Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 - 17:54:39 PM.
It is important to understand the average home insurance cost and all the factors that impact it. On average, homeowners pay $780 for home insurance in Ontario but factors such as location, replacement costs, coverage and riders, such as flood or jewelry coverage, can have a major impact on the coverage. Renters can also purchase insurance, and the rates are generally cheaper for renters than they are for owners. Although the market value of your home does not directly impact what you pay for insurance, it can give you an idea of what you can expect to see in terms of costs - or at least what you should plan and budget for. A home valued at under $300,000 usually sees an average cost in Ontario of $702 a year, and homes in the higher brackets, for example between $300,000 and $700,000, can expect to pay $1,000 (approximately $924) but again, the final numbers will include other factors.
Home insurance for tenants is 3 times cheaper. If you rent a home, you can benefit from lower home insurance costs since you do not need all the coverages that a homeowner would need. Typical tenant insurance policy would be covering your liability (e.g. if you flood people who live under your unit) and contents of your home (e.g. expensive electronics, items of art, rare collection items). Average rental insurance costs in Ontario are $252/year ($21/month). Tenants insurance in other provinces would be comparable in terms of costs: $33/month in Quebec and $25/month in Alberta.
There are different kinds of coverage which go from an HO0 category which covers damage from fire, smoke, lightning, explosion and others which are very general, up to an HO5 category which covers most anything that can happen to your home. An HO5 home insurance policy will cover everything with the exception of items specifically mentioned in it, some of the items most insurance companies will not cover are floods, earthquakes and termite damage. Beware just because you buy this category of home insurance, it does not mean you are covered, the policy you buy must detail specifically what is and is not covered.
Just like the saying goes Time is money. However, you can save both time and money just by getting home insurance quotes online. You don't need to trawl forever through tons of junk mail, where you will not achieve what you are looking for, because you still have to waste your quality time to call belligerent agents to enquire about lowest house insurance prices specific to your particular circumstances. It is far more convenient to find and compare home insurance deals online. What you need to do is to search for a good website that will provide at least five rates for you to compare. Shopping for both bundled auto and home-owner, as well as individual house and auto insurance, is a good idea. Doing this will allow you to compare and see the package that will work best for you and allows you to save most.
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