A variety of factors are considered when your agent is pricing out your homeowners insurance. Basically, they are trying to answer two key questions: How likely is this person to have a claim at some point and how much will that claim cost. Here are those answers broken down in a few ways:
Large, expensive homes = more expensive to repair = RISK
Location, location, location = homes near coastal regions or wooded areas = RISK
Trampolines and swimming pools = you like to have fun, but the risk of injury is higher = RISK
Prior claims = more likely to file another = RISK
Type of home = certain construction materials, siding, and other specs could determine the value of your home.
Other risk factors include age of home, condition of the roof, and proximity to a fire station (weird but true).
The bottom line is that homes with a greater risk of damage could lead to more claims. So these homes may have higher rates when it comes to insuring the property.
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