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If you are shopping for a new homeowners insurance policy in San Jose, we are here to help. We can help you find the best policy at a great price and also do it quickly. We realize time is always an important factor when it comes to shopping for insurance which is why we have made the entire process quick and easy.

A homeowners insurance policy for your home in San Jose can help protect you from a major financial hit if your home is damaged or destroyed by a covered peril. Homeowners insurance not only covers damage caused by fire, lightning, hurricane, wind, theft and falling objects (think trees), it also provides liability coverage in case someone is injured on your property.

Homeowners insurance also offers protection for your personal property. If your house burns to the ground, taking all of your personal property with it, the cost to replace everything you own can be financially devastating. In addition, homeowners insurance extends to all of the buildings on your property, any outbuildings, barns, sheds and even fences are fully protected by your homeowners insurance policy.

While understanding how important homeowners is to your financial well-being is simple, shopping for coverage and comparing multiple policy options and rates at the same time can be difficult. of California is here to help. Our site can help you quickly find and compare the most affordable San Jose home insurance quotes. Our online quoting system is simple to use, get started now by entering your zip code at the top of the page.

Quickly Compare Multiple San Jose Home Insurance Rate Quotes

You are three easy steps away from multiple homeowner insurance quotes:

  1. Enter your zip code: Simply enter your zip code to get started on your San Jose, California home insurance quote. Always make sure you include the correct zip code and street address for the home.
  2. Fill in our form: We have made the quoting process quick and simple. There is no need to waste precious time filling out a long form just to get a homeowners insurance quote. We have scaled down the required information to just a few questions. The only information you will need to provide is a bit of contact info as well as the address of your property, construction type, the year the home was built and the square footage of the home. It’s that simple.
  3. Click "Get Home Insurance Quotes": Your job is done, we will take it from here. We will shop your rates with up to 12 home insurance carriers in San Jose. Our quoting process is secure and hassle free.

In addition to multiple quotes, we will assign a California home insurance professional to your quote to help answer any questions you may have about policy details as well as pricing. Having an agent to turn to with questions can be a huge advantage and will ensure that have a complete understanding of your quote.

Start a quote online today or call us at 1-855-976-2656, we will work with you to find the best policy for your needs.

A Few Facts about San Jose, California Home Insurance Rates

While San Jose, CA may not be considered the most expensive area in the state for insurance premiums, California does rank #24 in the country for homeowners insurance rates.

Homeowners in San Jose, California are paying an "average" of $1,241 for a standard home insurance policy. The national average premium across the United States which is $1,311.

We can help lower your California homeowners insurance costs by shopping your coverage with a variety of national insurance companies that are very competitive in the San Jose city area. It’s quick and easy. Get multiple home insurance quotes now in your local area.

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Servicing San Jose, California Home Insurance Quotes & Coverage

The carriers we offer for California homeowners have an "A+" A.M. Best rating and our San Jose agents have been working with these carries since 2007. Our insurance experience provides the best service when it comes to working with you so we can provide a coverage plan that works best for you. Our California customers value our service and depend on us to help them with all of their insurance needs, that also includes auto and life insurance as well. As a homeowner in California shopping for online rates and coverage options can be a confusing task, that's why working with our San Jose, CA agent will give you the outstanding service you need to find the coverage you can understand and afford. Our top rated carriers include Farmers, Safeco, First American, Travelers, Liberty Mutual, Chubb, Foremost, Pacific Select Property and many more. Because we know that homeowners insurance is not always about the lowest price, it's important to find affordable coverage that you know and trust. Take advantage of our online services and let us help you find the San Jose, CA insurance coverage that you need. Submit an online home insurance quote today!

Average Rates Nearby San Jose

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Home Insurance Rates by Zipcode in San Jose, CA

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San Jose, CA Home Insurance Average Premiums

Local San Jose, CA home insurance quotes comparison

$749 /yr.

Shows San Jose's lowest average rates with discounts applied.

For the city of San Jose, homeowners insurance rates may vary on deductible, coverage amount and property details. Below is a list of the averages based on the cost of an annual home insurance premium.

Coverage Amount:Annual Premium
1800 sq. ft. or below
(discounts applied)
$749 /yr.
Average Coverage:$999 /yr.
2600 sq. ft. or higher
(all discounts applied)
$1299 /yr.

What is the average home insurance cost for a home in San Jose, CA?

  • • The average homeowners insurance premium paid annually for a home in San Jose is around $999 per year.

What does it cost on average per month for home insurance in San Jose, CA?

  • • Homeowners in San Jose pay an average cost per month around $83.00 for insurance coverage.

San Jose, CA Coastal Wind, Hail & Flood Information

San Jose is located in a coastal county which greatly increases the risk of hurricanes and windstorms. Our quoting process will include wind and hail coverage options to give you the best protection you need against high winds and storm damage.

Flood Zone Notice: The beautiful coastal city of San Jose is know for it's beautiful beaches and waterways. Because Santa Clara County (FIPS: 6085) has a shoreline and is in a coastal area it is important to purchase flood insurance. The risk is very high in this area and we will work with you to provide the best flood insurance coverage you need for your home in San Jose, CA.

San Jose, CA - 2023 Housing Information

Month Current Home Value (2023) Last Year Home Value (2022)
January $1,336,084 $1,272,959
February $1,318,576 $1,312,319
March $1,302,832 $1,356,094
April $1,297,282 $1,389,737

Homeowners insurance will help cover the cost to repair or replace your San Jose home if it is damaged or destroyed by a covered peril, up to your coverage limits. A homeowners policy is made up of a few different coverages. Here are the most common coverages:

  • Dwelling: This coverage will pay to repair or replace the structure of your home if it is damaged or destroyed. Review and Calculate Replacement Cost Coverage in San Jose
  • Liability: This coverage will help cover medical and legal bills if someone is injured in your home, slipping on an icy sidewalk for example. It also offers protection if you damage another person’s property, your child hitting a baseball through a neighbor’s window for example.
  • Contents: This covers the cost to replace your personal possessions that are destroyed by a covered peril. Furniture, electronics, clothing and household goods are excellent examples. Contents coverage is often capped at 50% to 70% of your dwelling coverage.
  • Other Structures: This coverage protects other structures on your property such as detached garages, outbuildings, barns, and sheds.
  • Loss of use: This covers everyday costs that you incur if you cannot live in your home while it is being repaired due to a claim. It will pay hotel and restaurant bills and even the cost of dry cleaning.
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Saving Money Tips on San Jose Home Insurance

A great way to save money on San Jose homeowners insurance is to make sure you are getting all the discounts you are qualified to receive. Here are just a few of the most common discount’s insurers offer:

  • Bundling: If you purchase your home and auto (or any other insurance coverage) from the same insurer, you should get a bundling discount. Expect to save 20%-25%.
  • Secure your home: Adding a monitored security system, water leak sensors, deadbolts, and smoke detectors should result in a discount.
  • Impact resistant roof: If you are replacing your roof, consider impact resistant roofing materials which help prevent hail and impact damage as well as resulting in a significant discount.
  • Stay claim free: If you have been claim free for a number of years (five is a common requirement) your insurer should offer a claim free discount.

Are you shopping for the best rate near or wihin the San Jose area? Check out what homeowners are paying on average for California homeowners insurance.

Elevation Review for Coastal Wind or Flooding Risk

Elevation Details Homeowners Tips
317 ft. This is the average home elevation in San Jose, CA

» Elevation is crucial to a homeowners insurance policy because it determines the risk of your home being in a flood zone which is particularly important in a coastal state such as San Jose, California.

A standard homeowners policy does not cover flood damage. If you live in a flood prone area, you will need to purchase a separate flood to fully protect your home.

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Flood insurance can be purchased via the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) or in the private market. NFIP policies come with coverage caps and other restrictions so you may need to supplement your flood insurance coverage with a private market policy.

It's important to remember that flooding occurs in low and moderate risk areas as well. According to FEMA data, almost 25% of all flood claims come from low to moderate-risk areas.

To get online quotes on your home and compare rates on home insurance premiums in San Jose, enter your zip code above and easily complete our online quoting application. Remember, it's important to speak with us about additional home insurance discounts so you can get the best rate for your home in Santa Clara County.

California Homeowners Insurance News & Information

  • 2024 Homeowners Insurance Outlook Receives Negative Rating Posted on Tuesday 21st November, 2023

    The insurance news for 2024 is certainly not great. Experts expect that extreme weather and increasing costs will push up insurance costs and make insurance companies more selective when deciding where they will write policies.  Recently, credit rating agency AM Best downgraded the entire home insurance industry from stable to negative. According to Richard Attanasio, […]

  • 2023 – California’s recent storms – Is my home covered by insurance? Posted on Tuesday 10th January, 2023

    California has recently been hit by a shocking amount of punishing winter weather that has triggered flooding as well as mudslides across vast areas of the state. The weather has led to evacuation orders as well as damaged homes. Unfortunately, for many homeowners, the damage may not be covered by their homeowners insurance.   In most […]

  • 2022 Future Housing Market Preview by Fed Chairman Powell Posted on Friday 1st July, 2022

    Many of us are concerned about how the housing market will fare as interest rates head up and a looming recession takes hold. Will home values crash as they did during the Great Recession or will they simply stop rising and settle in at their current values.  While no one can predict the future, Fed […]

  • Homeowners Prepare for Rate Increases Later This Year Posted on Monday 27th June, 2022

    In most states, home insurance rates are headed up this year and homeowners should be prepared for further rate increases before the end of the year. According to a recent S&P Global Market Intelligence report, over 177 insurance carriers have filed requests for rate increases in 43 states, Arizona alone has seen 34 rate increase requests. […]

  • California Proposes Insurance Discounts for Wildfire Mitigation Posted on Thursday 21st April, 2022

    Recently, the California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara proposed a regulation that would not only stop insurance companies from overcharging homeowners who have done wildfire mitigation to reduce their risk of wildfires but would also require insurers to take these mitigation efforts into account when deciding on a premium or whether to insure a specific property.  […]

San Jose, CA Dwelling Coverage Estimate

It is important to calculate your dwelling coverage for your home in San Jose so you know what type of homeowners insurance coverage you need to cover your replacement cost. It is recommended to have enough dwelling coverage to rebuild your home if it was destroyed by a covered peril.

Please remember that replacement cost coverage does not include the cost of the land, only the price to rebuild your home, which is why we like to help customers by answering a few questions that you may have.

What is the average replacement cost coverage in San Jose, CA?

- The average square footage in San Jose is around 1,647 Sq. Ft. which would cost you around $863,264 to replace the home if you base the home on the price to build per square foot of $524.

Minimum Replacement Cost Total: $863,264

Location: San Jose, California (Santa Clara County)

Average Building Cost Per Square Foot in San Jose: $524 (low end)

Average Square Footage in San Jose: 1,647 Sq. Ft.

Home Improvement StatusPrice per Sq. Ft.Dwelling Coverage
None or Very Minor Improvements$524$863,264
Some Additional Upgrades$655$1,079,080
Major Home Updates or Advancements$786$1,294,896

The dwelling coverage is calculated by the average cost per square foot ($524) in San Jose, California times your heated square footage. Which would equal the cost to rebuild your home minus the cost of the property or land. Some homes will have a higher replacement cost due to home improvements like updated kitchens and bathrooms. Other upgrades may include: granite countertops, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. The national square foot average to build a brand new home is around 2500 square feet. So if you are looking to build, and your square footage of your new home is 2500, you are looking at a dwelling coverage premium of around $1,637,500 (Media price to build of $655 x 2500 sq. ft.) to cover the cost to rebuild your new home.

What is the difference between actual cash value and replacement cost value?

Homeowners insurance is available in both actual cash value (ACV) and replacement cost value (RCV). Knowing the difference is important:

Actual cash value: When valuing your personal possessions, an actual cash value policy will take depreciation into account. This means that your 10-year-old TV will be basically worthless according to your insurance company. While an ACV policy tends to be cheaper, if you have to make a claim you may be disappointed in your claim payout.

Replacement cost value: A RCV policy will replace your possessions with brand new items of similar quality regardless of how old they were at the time they were destroyed. While RCV policies are slightly more expensive, they are well worth the cost if you have to make a claim.