Cheap Homeowners Insurance in Virginia
Homeowners insurance can give you peace of mind knowing that your loved ones and property are protected. Mercury makes it easy to get best-in-class coverage at an affordable rate, whether you own a single-family home in Richmond or oceanfront property in Virginia Beach. Learn more about our Virginia homeowners insurance and get a fast, free quote today.
What Virginia Homeowners Insurance Covers
When you choose Mercury Insurance, we provide several coverage options for your Virginia home, including:
- Dwelling protection
- Personal property
- Extended replacement cost
- Additional living expenses
- Personal liability protection
- Guest medical protection
- Green Home
- Extended siding and roofing protection
- Refrigerated product protection
What Factors Determine Your Homeowners Insurance Rate?
Virginia insurance companies look at numerous factors to determine your risk profile — how likely you are to file a claim. Generally, the higher your risk profile, the higher your homeowners insurance rate. Here are some factors that insurers check to help establish your rate:
- Age and condition — Older homes with outdated plumbing, electrical, or HVAC systems usually cost more to insure than newer homes.
- Replacement cost — The more your home costs to replace, the more likely you will pay for a higher insurance rate.
- Location — You can expect to pay more for homeowners insurance if you live in a crime-ridden area or location prone to natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, and wildfires.
- High-risk home features — Swimming pools, trampolines, wood-burning stoves, and other high-risk features can increase your rate.
- Credit history — Insurers often see a bad credit score as an indicator for late payments and frequent claims. If you have a poor credit history, you may receive a higher insurance rate.
- Dog breed — Owning an “aggressive breed” — e.g., Rottweiler, German shepherd, pit bull, etc. — could raise your insurance rates.
How to Reduce Your Homeowners Insurance Rate
The average cost of homeowners insurance in Virginia is approximately $1,026 per year1. While this rate is lower than the national average, we understand how important it is to save every dollar you can in the Old Dominion. Here are a few ways you can help reduce your homeowners insurance rate2:
- Raise your deductible — A deductible is the amount you agree to pay upfront before your insurance begins to pay for any covered costs. Choosing a higher deductible generally means a lower premium, but you can expect higher out-of-pocket costs if you need to file a claim.
- Focus on improving your credit — A good credit score can lead to lower premiums, as well as lower interest rates on loans and credit cards. Boost your credit score by paying your bills on time, disputing errors on your credit report, and paying down revolving account balances.
- Talk with your local insurance agent — No matter where you live in Virginia, your local agent will do everything they can to ensure you get the coverage you need at an affordable price.
Mercury offers affordable homeowners insurance without sacrificing quality support and service. Talk with an agent today to help you find cheap homeowners insurance.
Save More with Discounts
You can also help lower your homeowners insurance rate with discounts from Mercury. Consider taking advantage of one or more of these discounts and potentially save hundreds of dollars a year:
- Home safety discounts — Installing protective devices — e.g., smoke detectors, burglar alarms, leak detectors — can help lower your insurance rate.
- Homeowners association discount — If your home belongs to a homeowners association, you may receive a discount.
- Newer home discount — If you own a home that was built fewer than 10 years before your effective policy date, you may get a discount.
- Wildfire mitigation discount — You may be eligible for this discount if you live in an area prone to wildfires.
- Multi-policy discount — Bundle home and auto policies together and save
- Green Home - You may be eligible for this discount if your home has a Green certification by the U.S. Green Building Council LEED rating system or meet the requirements of the National Association of Home Builders Green Building Guidelines (NAHB).
- Updated Home - If your home is more than 20 years old with permitted renovations, you may receive a discount
- Good Payer - Homeowner policyholders who pay on time for a required amount of time may be eligible for a discount
Mercury Insurance offers excellent coverage at an affordable price for your Virginia home. Talk with an agent today for a fast, free quote!