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How to find affordable homeowners insurance in Fresno

Home insurance is an important part of owning a home. Along with your personal property, homeowners insurance covers your dwelling against many perils, including wind damage, fire, and vandalism. With the relative frequency of such incidents -- along with the high cost of rebuilding or repairing a home -- purchasing home insurance is a smart investment.

What you pay for homeowners insurance factors in variables such as the cost of building materials, the value of your personal belongings, and the overall value of the primary dwelling. Your home's location can also impact how much you pay, as some locations are more prone to destructive hazards. If your area is at risk of being affected by hail, strong winds, fire, frozen pipes, or volcanic activity, then your premiums could be substantially higher than average. Find out more info about what is covered by a homeowners insurance policy.

If you want to find cheap home insurance coverage in Fresno, start with looking around and comparing what different companies offer. Take a look at the summary below showing average home insurance premiums in Fresno to help you get as much information as possible when you start your search for homeowners insurance. One thing to note is that the yearly cost of homeowners coverage is determined based on your chosen coverage limits as well as a number of other rating factors.

 
Table of contents:
  1. Rates by insurer
  2. Rates by coverage amount
  3. Rates by ZIP code
  4. Rates by deductible amount
  5. Policy bundling savings
 

Fresno home insurance by company

What you pay for homeowners insurance in Fresno will depend on the insurance company you get your policy through Mercury offers the most affordable home insurance in Fresno, at just $534 per year. This compares favorably to the city’s average homeowners premium of $956.

Below you'll find a list of the cheapest homeowners insurance companies in Fresno, California to help you start your search.

 
AFFORDABLE HOME INSURERS IN FRESNO
Company Average Annual Rate
Mercury $534
Allstate $672
AmTrust NGH $724
State Farm $808
USAA $824
 

Fresno homeowners insurance prices by coverage level

How much you spend on home insurance coverage is greatly affected by the level of coverage you choose. In Fresno, carrying $200K dwelling coverage costs an average of $665, while carrying additional coverage up to $400K costs $1,269 per year.

 
POPULAR COVERAGE LIMITS IN FRESNO
Coverage Level Average Annual Rate
$100,000 Dwelling $396
$200,000 Dwelling $665
$250,000 Dwelling $835
$400,000 Dwelling $1,269
 

Fresno home insurance rates by ZIP code

Home insurance costs can vary depending on what area of Fresno in which you live. Policies are often priced on local variables such as the number of claims filed in the immediate area, meaning the neighborhood in which you live could have a major impact on how much you pay to insure your home.

The cheapest home insurance rates in Fresno are available in 93710. In 93710, the typical home insurance policy costs $908 per year — $48 less than the citywide average in Fresno. The below table shows the best places to live in Fresno if you’re looking for affordable homeowners insurance.

 
AFFORDABLE HOME INSURANCE AREAS IN FRESNO
ZIP Code Average Annual Home Insurance Rate
93710 $908
93720 $913
93741 $915

On the other hand, some areas of Fresno face higher homeowners insurance costs, on average. Crime rates, fire risk, and even your proximity to emergency services could lead insurance companies to see certain neighborhoods as higher risk, which could drive up area rates. The most expensive ZIP code for homeowners insurance in Fresno is 93706, where the average annual rate is $1,007.

 
EXPENSIVE HOME INSURANCE AREAS IN FRESNO
ZIP Code Average Annual Home Insurance Rate
93706 $1,007
93725 $1,003
93701 $997

 

Fresno homeowners insurance deductibles

One of the many decisions available when shopping for homeowners policies is how high or low to set your deductible. A homeowners deductible is the amount for which a homeowner is responsible before an insurance company steps in to cover costs. The deductible that you choose can impact your insurance rates directly.

When thinking about your deductible, a good rule of thumb is that the lower your deductible, the higher your premiums. Therefore, it might make sense to set a higher deductible if your are hoping to pay lower rates. Remember that your deductible should not be set at an amount that you would have difficulty paying in the event of a loss.

Take a look at may of the average deductibles offered by insurers and an approximation of average premiums.

 
HOME INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY DEDUCTIBLE LEVEL IN FRESNO
Deductible Level Average Annual Homeowners Insurance Rate
$500 $937
$1,000 $835
$1,500 $785
$2,000 $710
$5,000 $595
 

Home and auto insurance bundling in Fresno

One way to save on insurance costs is to think about bundling your homeowners and auto insurance policies through the same company. Bundling your homeowners and auto insurance can save you a substantial sum each month on your auto insurance bill. Bundling policies in Fresno could, in fact, lead to average annual savings of 12%.

 
CHEAPEST CAR INSURANCE RATES WITH HOME BUNDLE IN FRESNO
Company Avg. Annual Auto Insurance Rate (With Bundle)
Mercury $1,160
GEICO $1,191
Allstate $1,722
Farmers $1,723
State Farm $1,806

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Kristine Lee
Kristine LeeManager, Content and Data

Kristine is a licensed insurance agent who joined The Zebra in 2019 as an in-house content researcher and writer.

She is an authority on all things insurance and covers the ins and outs of auto, home, life and renters insurance. Her specialty is in providing data-backed insights and information to help insurance shoppers make informed decisions.

Kristine's insurance expertise and research have been cited by publications such as CNBC, Car and Driver, Business Insider, Yahoo!, The Balance, Nationwide and Elephant.

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