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If you are shopping for a new homeowners insurance policy in Gastonia, NC we are here to help. makes shopping your coverage quick and easy, best of all, you never have to leave the comfort of your own home. Our online quoting application process has been trusted by thousands of homeowners like you who want a quick way to review and compare rates without any hassle.

Our licensed homeowners insurance professionals will help you compare multiple options and review your coverage levels to make sure you are fully protected and not paying for coverages you no longer need. We pull rates from up to 12 different carriers so you have plenty of choice when it comes to cost and coverages. All of our insurers are highly rated by A.M Best and we will walk you through the entire process and answer any questions that pop up.

Gastonia, North Carolina has 71,741 residents calling it home. This number translates into 13,337 households with the median household income coming in at $43,368. The median home price in Gastonia is $117,871 making it a very affordable city to buy a house. When it comes to the cost of homeowners insurance, Gastonia residents are pretty lucky, the average premium in North Carolina is $1,119 well below the national median, making North Carolina a bargain.

Homeowners insurance comes in a variety of different policy types and each one is designed to protect a specific type of house. Here are just a few policy examples:

HO-3: This policy type is the most common homeowner policy and is considered the standard for most houses. It protects against damage from all perils except those specifically excluded in the policy wording. All standard homeowner policies exclude flood and earthquake damage so if you live in a high-risk area for flooding you will need a flood insurance policy, which we can help you find.

HO-5: An HO-5 is considered a more upscale policy that offers broader coverage than an HO-3. These policies are usually only available on newer, high-end homes. One of the major differences is the fact that your personal property (your possessions) are covered against all perils while an HO-3 does limit damage (to your posssessions) to specially named perils. In most cases, an HO-5 policy is significantly more expensive.

H0-6: If you live in a condo or co-op building, this is the type of policy you will need. It protects the structural portions of your unit that you actually own as well as your personal belongings. It also provides liability insurance in the event someone is injured in your condo or co-op. This type of policy only protects against the perils listed in the policy.

If your homeowners insurance premium has increased recently, it may be time to shop your premium around. We have helped thousands of homeowners find a new policy and our quoting process lets you compare rates and coverage levels from the comfort of your own home. We will also make sure that all available discounts are being applied to your policy.

For additional help, please visit our homeowners insurance blog for helpful articles, tips and customer related questions. If you are ready to start shopping for a new policy, simply enter your zip code and we can get started on compare coverage. If you prefer to call us, please call 1-866-918-3404

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Gastonia, NC Insurance Carriers

With over 20 years of North Carolina home insurance coverage and quoting experience, we enjoy helping customer find the best rate and coverage options for your home in Gastonia, NC. Our new carrier platform includes quick rates from the very best insurance companies, like Liberty Mutual, Safeco Insurance, Tower Hill, ShoreOne, Kind Group Underwriting, AIG, Chubb, Travelers, National General, Heritage Insurance and the North Carolina Joint Underwriting Association (NCJUA) for wind and hail insurance policies. Getting the best insurance rates with the right insurance company is key to protecing your most valuable investment, your Gastonia home. Let us help you shop the best North Carolina home insurance rates and coverages today!

Average Rates Nearby Gastonia

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Home Insurance Rates by Zipcode in Gastonia, NC

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Gastonia, NC Home Insurance Average Premiums

Local Gastonia, NC home insurance quotes comparison

$601 /yr.

Shows Gastonia's lowest average rates with discounts applied.

For the city of Gastonia, 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)
$601 /yr.
Average Coverage:$851 /yr.
2600 sq. ft. or higher
(all discounts applied)
$1151 /yr.

What is the average home insurance cost for a home in Gastonia, NC?

  • • The average homeowners insurance premium paid annually for a home in Gastonia is around $851 per year.

What does it cost on average per month for home insurance in Gastonia, NC?

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

Gastonia, NC - 2023 Housing Information

Month Current Home Value (2023) Last Year Home Value (2022)
January $282,232 $252,210
February $280,606 $258,873
March $279,872 $266,888
April $279,447 $274,106

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

A great way to save money on Gastonia 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 Gastonia area? Check out what homeowners are paying on average for North Carolina homeowners insurance.

Elevation Review for Coastal Wind or Flooding Risk

Elevation Details Homeowners Tips
774 ft. This is the average home elevation in Gastonia, NC

Did you know that the elevation in which your home resides is crucial to a home insurance policy because it determines the risk factor related to your home being in a flood zone. It is important to understand that your home is not covered for floods under a standard homeowners policy. You will need to speak with a local North Carolina flood insurance agent about a flood insurance policy, please give us a call now at 888-620-1954.

To get online quotes on your home and compare rates on home insurance premiums in Gastonia, 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 Gaston County.

North Carolina Homeowners Insurance News & Information

  • North Carolina Joint Underwriters and Wind Pool Map Explained Posted on Wednesday 5th June, 2024

    North Carolina is a lovely state to call home. Our state is packed with beautiful cities, museums, restaurants and of course, some of the loveliest beaches in the country. Unfortunately, if you live in one of our amazing coastal southern cities such as Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach, Oak Island Beach, Calabash, Bald Head Island, […]

  • North Carolina Coastal Home Insurance Rates Posted on Friday 29th March, 2024

    North Carolina is a fantastic place to live with plenty of cultural activities, beautiful beaches, world-class cities as well as great restaurants and shopping. The only disadvantage to living in North Carolina, particularly if your home is located in coastal area is the cost of homeowners insurance. The average premium for a standard homeowners insurance […]

  • 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%. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

Gastonia, NC Dwelling Coverage Estimate

It is important to calculate your dwelling coverage for your home in Gastonia 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 Gastonia, NC?

- The average square footage in Gastonia is around 873 Sq. Ft. which would cost you around $117,871 to replace the home if you base the home on the price to build per square foot of $135.

Minimum Replacement Cost Total: $117,871

Location: Gastonia, North Carolina (Gaston County)

Average Building Cost Per Square Foot in Gastonia: $135 (low end)

Average Square Footage in Gastonia: 873 Sq. Ft.

Home Improvement StatusPrice per Sq. Ft.Dwelling Coverage
None or Very Minor Improvements$135$117,871
Some Additional Upgrades$169$147,339
Major Home Updates or Advancements$203$176,807

The dwelling coverage is calculated by the average cost per square foot ($135) in Gastonia, North Carolina 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 $421,875 (Media price to build of $169 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.