This video will explain why homeowners’ insurance rates are increasing here in Texas. A lot of the home replacement costs in 2021 were because of some changes in 2020 and that has to do a lot with COVID. New home purchases and remodels have gone up and I think a lot of that has to do with people just wanting a new thing to do while they’re stuck in their home, and they thought you know what let’s go ahead and add on to our house. This led to a surge in demand increased cost a shortage of building materials and even skilled labor with wages rising 5% had an effect on the cost of reconstruction.
Texas saw a huge increase because of the Winter Storm in Feburary 2021 with $5.8 Billion being paid out by insurance companies for that one storm alone. Those insurers wanted to make sure to remain profitable and the only way to do that is to raise home premiums.
You can lower your premiums by increasing deductibles, OR by having us review your insurance or a combination of both. Your current company may not be the best option anymore and who better than a licensed agent to go through your coverage to make sure you have the best coverage and price. We have multiple companies so we can find you the best coverage on your insurance at the best price.
We have an annual renewal review program with clients where we will proactively reach out to you to talk about your insurance to make sure you’re not left hanging when your company decides to increase the cost of your insurance by 70%! The average increase we’re seeing is about 20-25%, but there are some outliers out there going haywire and that’ll ruin your day.
If you live in Denton, Argyle, Robson Ranch, Aubrey or anywhere else in TX, give us a jingle and talk to one of our home advisors for a review. There’s no harm in looking and Linda, Abby, or myself would be happy to help!