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How to find affordable homeowners insurance in Sacramento

A critical consideration for every homeowner should be insurance coverage for your home. Along with your personal belongings, homeowners insurance covers your dwelling against many different perils, including fire, wind damage, vandalism, and theft. Incidents like this occur often. When paired with the high cost of repairing or rebuilding a home, investing in homeowners coverage can seem like a great move. The average homeowners policy costs $77 per month in Sacramento, California.

What you pay for homeowners insurance is dependent on a number of factors. These include your dwelling's value, the value of your personal belongings, and the cost of the materials used to build your home. The location of your home can also influence how much you pay for homeowners insurance. Some areas are more susceptible to perils like fire, hail, frozen pipes, volcanoes, or other hazards. These can make your insurance policy even more expensive. Discover more info about the specifics of home insurance coverage.

If you want to find cheap home insurance in Sacramento, start with shopping around and comparing a variety of different policies. . Have a look at the summary below comparing average Sacramento homeowners insurance rates to ensure you start your search with as much background info as possible. 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
 

Sacramento home insurance by company

Sacramento homeowners insurance rates will vary depending on which insurance company you choose. Mercury offers the most affordable home insurance in Sacramento, at just $564 per year. This compares favorably to the city’s average homeowners premium of $921.

To get started with your homeowners insurance policy search, take a look at this list of the cheapest companies in Sacramento, California.

 
AFFORDABLE HOME INSURERS IN SACRAMENTO
Company Average Annual Rate
Mercury $564
Allstate $624
State Farm $722
USAA $754
Nationwide $773
 

Sacramento homeowners insurance prices by coverage level

How much you pay for home insurance coverage is greatly influenced by the level of coverage you choose. Homeowners in Sacramento who carry $200K in dwelling coverage pay an average of $1,008 per year, while those with coverage up to $400K pay around $1,240 per year.

 
POPULAR COVERAGE LIMITS IN SACRAMENTO
Coverage Level Average Annual Rate
$100K Dwelling $386
$200K Dwelling $1,008
$250K Dwelling $812
$400K Dwelling $1,240
 

Sacramento home insurance rates by ZIP code

Not every area of Sacramento has equal home insurance costs. 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.

To find the cheapest home insurance rates in Sacramento, look no further than 95831. In the 95831 area, homeowners policies typically cost just $875 per year — a full $46 less than the Sacramento average. Find the best places to live in Sacramento for cheap home insurance by looking at the following table.

 
AFFORDABLE HOME INSURANCE AREAS IN SACRAMENTO
ZIP Code Average Annual Home Insurance Rate
95831 $875
95811 $882
95825 $883

Other areas of Sacramento, however, face homeowners rates that are higher than the city average . Crime rates, fire risk, and even your how close you are 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 Sacramento is 95758, where the average annual rate is $1,436.

 
EXPENSIVE HOME INSURANCE AREAS IN SACRAMENTO
ZIP Code Average Annual Home Insurance Rate
95758 $1,436
95864 $920
95815 $919
 

Sacramento homeowners insurance deductibles

One of the multiple decisions to be made when looking at homeowners insurance policies is the amount of your deductible. A deductible is how much your insurance requires you to pay out of pocket toward a claim. The deductible that you choose can impact your insurance rates directly.

When picking a deductible, bear in mind that the higher your deductible is, the lower your insurance rates will be. Therefore, if you need your home insurance rates to be lower, you’ll want to increase your deductible. It's worth calling out that your deductible should only be as high as you can reasonably pay if you actually suffer a loss.

The following chart reveals the typical premiums affiliated with standard homeowners deductibles.

 
HOME INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY DEDUCTIBLE LEVEL IN SACRAMENTO
Deductible Level Average Annual Homeowners Insurance Rate
$500 $913
$1,000 $812
$1,500 $766
$2,000 $691
$5,000 $577
 

Home and auto insurance bundling in Sacramento

If saving money is your main concern, you might purchase insurance for your home and auto through the same insurance company. Bundling homeowners and auto insurance is one way to save substantially on your monthly car insurance premiums. Bundling policies in Sacramento could, in fact, lead to average annual savings of 12%.

 
CHEAPEST CAR INSURANCE RATES WITH HOME BUNDLE IN SACRAMENTO
Company Avg. Annual Auto Insurance Rate (With Bundle)
GEICO $1,304
Mercury $1,345
Farmers $1,772
CSAA $2,019
State Farm $2,034

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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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