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Columbia County, FL Homeowners Insurance Quotes

Homeowners of Columbia County, you are paying around $180.42 a month for basic or HO-3 standard homeowners insurance coverage. If you would like to pay less than average for your home insurance premium, you are in the right place. We will be happy to help you shop and compare home insurance rates for your home in Columbia County, our job is to help you find better than average quotes that is less than $2165 per year. Columbia County residentents are happy to use our service and benefit from comparing competitive Florida homeowners insurance rates all in one place. Our online quoting application allows you to review up to 12 competitive rates which makes it easy for you to see which carrier may have the lowest rate. But also which insurance provider has the best coverage. Let us help you shop your Columbia County, FL home insurance rate quotes today!

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Columbia County, FL Housing Demographics

With 67,531 residents living within the Columbia County area there are over 28,636 homeowners looking for more affordable home insurance rates. Your homeowners policy is written to help protect your home and family. With an estimated 17,122 families living within the local area, it is safe to say that great coverage at an affordable price is most desired amongst every homeowner living in Columbia County.

DemographicValues
Total Occupied Households24,941
Family Households (families)17,122
Average Owner Occupied Household Size3
Average Family Size3
Total Housing Units28,636

Columbia County, FL Home Insurance Average Premiums

Local Columbia, FL homeowners insurance quotes comparison

$1,735 /yr.

Florida's Average Home Insurance Rates Overall

For the state of Florida, homeowners insurance premiums have changed based on a variety of different factors related to risk and is currently ranked 1 in the nation for highest premiums in the U.S.

Average RatingAnnual Premium
Minimum Range:$929 /yr.
Current Average Cost:$1,735 /yr.
Maximum Range:$2165 /yr.

Florida Homeowners Insurance News & Information

  • Florida has 7 New Home Insurance Companies Entering the Market Posted on Friday 1st March, 2024

    Recently, Florida has seen seven new insurance companies enter the market for homeowners coverage. Currently, the average premium for homeowners coverage is $6,000 a year in the Sunshine state compared to a nationwide average of just $1,700 a year, according to the Insurance Information Institute.  The Insurance Information Institute is hopeful that the new insurance […]

  • What exactly is a FAIR Plan? Posted on Tuesday 2nd January, 2024

    If you live in an area where severe weather is common, or wildfires pop up every summer you may have trouble finding affordable home insurance coverage. If homes in your area are repeatedly damaged or destroyed by a covered peril, insurers may pull out of the entire area, refusing to write policies in your neighborhood. […]

  • Florida Homeowners Advance From Citizens into Private Companies Posted on Tuesday 5th December, 2023

    Homeowners Choice Property and Casualty Insurance Co. has assumed approximately 53,750 policies from Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Florida’s state-backed insurance company, the parent company says in a Tuesday news release. Homeowners Choice is owned by HCI Group Inc., a holding company with operations in homeowners insurance, information technology services, real estate and reinsurance. Homeowners Choice […]

  • 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, […]

  • Fall 2023: Florida Homeowners Insurance Premium Update Posted on Tuesday 24th October, 2023

    Despite the fact that the Florida legislation finally passed a couple of bills to deal with the ever-increasing cost of homeowners insurance, it seems unlikely that premiums will start to fall anytime soon according to a report put out by Karen Clark & Company (KCC), a risk modelling firm. The recent report, titled “Managing Expectations: […]

  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Citizens Property Sends Out Letters Posted on Wednesday 27th September, 2023

    Soon, hundreds of thousands of Citizens Property Insurance Company policyholders will be getting a letter in their mailbox asking them to move their policy to a private insurance company and away from Citizens, the state-backed insurer of last resort. Citizens Property is using the letters as part of its “Depopulation” effort that was approved by […]

  • 5 New Homeowners Insurance Companies Step into the Florida Insurance Market Posted on Wednesday 27th September, 2023

    Florida’s property insurance disaster may be taking baby steps in the right direction as five new insurers step into the Florida market, taking over hundreds of thousands from Citizens Property, Florida’s insurer of last resort. This could lead to more insurance options for residents of the Sunshine State soon. The five companies in the mix […]

  • Why is Florida homeowners insurance so expensive? Posted on Friday 22nd September, 2023

    Homeowner insurance premiums are dramatically heading up this year, particularly in states that are prone to natural disasters. According to a new report from Policygenius, the average homeowner policy went up 21% nationally which is on top of a 12% increase that homeowners endured last year.  As usual, Florida is at the top of the […]

Discounts For Homeowners in Columbia County

As a homeowner, you have to understand that insurance companies see homes as a risk. If you can decrease any of the risk factors that will determine your premium, then it's best to follow these important guidelines in order to save money on your Florida homeowners insurance.

  • Install A Smoke Alarm in Every Room: It's important you do this for your own safety, so why not install a smoke detector in every room. Show your home insurance company that safety comes first. Once you have them installed, shop for home insurance and mentioned you have taken the right safety precautions to reduce house fires. For homeowners in Columbia County, this discount can save you up to 20% on your home insurance premium.
  • Combine Your Home and Auto Insurance Into One Package: Any home insurance provider is going to want your business. It's important you offer this opportunity to combine your home and auto insurance together in one package. You may want to also see if you can open up a life or health insurance account as well. Merging all your insurance into one company will save you money. Homeowners in Columbia County that do combine their home and auto can save over $500 with this discount.
  • Install A Home Security System: Your home insurance company should reward you for installing a home security system, sometimes up to 22%. It's important that you take precautions and reduce the risk of someone breaking into your Columbia County home. This will be one of the questions that you will want to ask your home insurance agent to see if you qualify for this discount. If you don't, make sure you shop other companies to get the "Home Security Discount"
  • Purchase A Fire Exstinguisher: Although smoke alarms provide warnings, it's best to be prepared. This may or may not provide any stand alone discount, but it shows your serious when it comes to reducing risk.
  • Stop Smoking: It's important to protect your health and your home. If you don't smoke or don't have anyone living with you that smokes then this can save you up to 18% on your home insurance premium.

Columbia County Housing & Real Estate Data

Details:Statistics
Total Housing Units28636
Occupied Housing Units24941
Vacant Housing Units3695
Vacant Housing Units for Rent1040
Vacant Housing Units Rented Not Occupied39
Vacant Housing Units For Sale542
Vacant Housing Units Sold Not Occupied123
Vacant Housing Units For Seasonal Occasional Use716
Vacant Housing Units All Other Vacants1235
Housing Units Homeowner Vacancy Rate Percent3
Housing Units Rental Vacancy Rate Percent13
Housing Tenure Occupied Units24941
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Owner Occupied18213
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Owner Occupied Population45674
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Owner Occupied Averge Household Size3
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Renter Occupied6728
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Renter Occupied Population17251
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Renter Occupied Average Household Size3