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It's not uncommon to hear that homeowners living in Salem are paying too much for homeowners insurance. At GetHomeInsuranceQuotes.com, we can help you reduce your annual home insurance cost! Did you know that the average New Hampshire homeowner is paying round $1,048 per year? Let us help you shop multiple rates and consider every home insurance discount available to help you get better coverage for a lower price. Salem homeowners that shop with us can see annual premiums for homeowners insurance for an HO-3 policy as low as $602 per year.

Salem Demographics

In the town of Salem New Hampshire, roughly 28,776 are living in families that average 3 in size. There are 11,145 housing units in the city of Salem, but currently only of them are occupied.

One of the things that makes living in Salem fabulous is the fact that most households are earning roughly $86,587, which is the average household income in our area. House prices are also extremely affordable in our little slice of paradise with the average home being priced around $325,600.

Very Affordable Homeowners Insurance in Salem

Within Salem, we are very lucky to offer extremely affordable homeowners insurance rates and coverage options. The average premium for homeowners insurance in Salem, NH is around $602 per year. Homeowners living in homes in the 2,000 square foot range are paying around $852 for a standard HO-3 policy. Larger homes with more replacement cost coverage because they are larger in heated square footage and cost more to replace are paying around $1152 per year. Request quotes online now or Call us now for free quotes: 855-976-2656! We look forward to working with you!

What are the different policy types for homes in Salem?

There are a number of different homeowners insurance policy types for homeowners living in Salem. Each different policy type is designed especially for a certain kind of home. This will give you a great overview of the different types of policies that are available:

  • HO-3: The most common type of homeowners insurance being sold in Salem is the HO-3 policy. This is the policy that most people purchase for their home. It will protect you if your home is damaged by any peril, except ones that are specifically excluded by the policy details. All HO-3 policies exclude flooding and earthquake damage, other exclusions usually apply so read the policy carefully.
  • HO-4: This policy was designed with renters in mind. It covers all of the personal property that you have in your apartment, it also offers liability coverage to protect you if someone is injured in your apartment. Liability protection will cover the cost of a person's medical bills if they are injured in your apartment. If they decide to sue you, this coverage will pay for the cost of your legal defense as well as any settlements or judgments that come out of the lawsuit.
  • HO-5: This is an upgrade from the HO-3 policy and tends to offer more comprehensive coverage but it also costs more. These policies are usually available on newer, more upscale houses.

The big difference is that your personal property is covered from all perils except those excluded in the policy while an HO-3 only covers personal property against the perils named in the policy. It also offers replacement cost coverage as standard while an HO-3 will usually have fair market value as standard coverage.

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Home Insurance Rates by Zipcode in Salem, NH

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Salem, NH Home Insurance Average Premiums

Local Salem, NH home insurance quotes comparison

$602 /yr.

Shows Salem's lowest average rates with discounts applied.

For the city of Salem, 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)
$602 /yr.
Average Coverage:$852 /yr.
2600 sq. ft. or higher
(all discounts applied)
$1152 /yr.

What is the average home insurance cost for a home in Salem, NH?

  • • The average homeowners insurance premium paid annually for a home in Salem is around $852 per year.

What does it cost on average per month for home insurance in Salem, NH?

  • • Homeowners in Salem pay an average cost per month around $71.00 for insurance coverage.

Salem, NH Coastal Wind, Hail & Flood Information

Salem 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 Salem is know for it's beautiful beaches and waterways. Because Rockingham County (FIPS: 33015) 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 Salem, NH.

Salem, NH - 2023 Housing Information

Month Current Home Value (2023) Last Year Home Value (2022)
January $515,098 $466,696
February $515,750 $476,421
March $517,973 $489,151
April $520,577 $500,351

Homeowners insurance will help cover the cost to repair or replace your Salem 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 Salem
  • 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 Salem Home Insurance

A great way to save money on Salem 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 Salem area? Check out what homeowners are paying on average for New Hampshire homeowners insurance.

Elevation Review for Coastal Wind or Flooding Risk

Elevation Details Homeowners Tips
155 ft. This is the average home elevation in Salem, NH

» 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 Salem, New Hampshire.

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 Salem, 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 Rockingham County.

New Hampshire Homeowners Insurance News & Information

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    A recent report by Insurance.com, found that the average homeowners insurance rate in the U.S. came in at $2,777 per year which breaks down to $231 a month. The average was based on coverage levels of $300,000 in dwelling and liability and a $1,000 deductible. When Insurance.com ran the numbers, Oklahoma was the most expensive […]

  • NC Residents Speak Against 42% Rate Increase Requested by Rate Bureau Posted on Tuesday 13th February, 2024

    During a recent public comment session held by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, dozens of North Carolina residents spoke out against an average rate increase of 42% that the North Carolina Rate Bureau is requesting.  The Rate Bureau represents insurance companies in the state and earlier this year requested average rate increases of 42%. […]

  • Is Homeowners Insurance Part of Your New Years Resolution? Posted on Wednesday 31st January, 2024

    The New Year is here for 2024, and you have probably made a list of resolutions involving everything from eating better to losing a bit of weight. One thing that should be on everyone’s list is a review and update of their homeowners policy. The beginning of the year is a great time to pull […]

  • North Carolina: 2024 Homeowners Insurance Rate Increase Proposed Posted on Friday 19th January, 2024

    Recently, the North Carolina Rate Bureau requested that the N.C. Department of Insurance allow increases to homeowners’ insurance rates by an average of 42.2 percent. If the NCDOI agrees, the proposed rates will go into effect Aug. 1. However, it is also possible that the NCDOI will not agree to the increase and deny the […]

  • Shopping For Coastal NC Home Insurance Posted on Friday 19th January, 2024

    Getting an affordable home insurance policy is crucial when shopping for home insurance online, especially if your home is considered to be in a flood zone. Most homes that are in a flood zone are near the coast, like the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Major cities along the North Carolina coast like Calabash, Oak […]

Salem, NH Dwelling Coverage Estimate

It is important to calculate your dwelling coverage for your home in Salem 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 Salem, NH?

- The average square footage in Salem is around 1,893 Sq. Ft. which would cost you around $325,600 to replace the home if you base the home on the price to build per square foot of $172.

Minimum Replacement Cost Total: $325,600

Location: Salem, New Hampshire (Rockingham County)

Average Building Cost Per Square Foot in Salem: $172 (low end)

Average Square Footage in Salem: 1,893 Sq. Ft.

Home Improvement StatusPrice per Sq. Ft.Dwelling Coverage
None or Very Minor Improvements$172$325,600
Some Additional Upgrades$215$407,000
Major Home Updates or Advancements$258$488,400

The dwelling coverage is calculated by the average cost per square foot ($172) in Salem, New Hampshire 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 $537,500 (Media price to build of $215 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.