Texas Homeowners Insurance Coverage

Whether you own a ranch house outside Austin, a restored Prairie-style home in Dallas or a brand-new four-bedroom in Houston, with a Farmers FlexSM Personal Home insurance policy, you can choose quality coverage for your lifestyle today. New discounts can help you save even more.

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How much does homeowners insurance generally cost in Texas?

The average premium for home insurance coverage in Texas is $1,982 per year, according to a 2019 report (the most recent data available) by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). However, insurance costs in most states have changed since then. Also, the amount you pay may be different depending on things like the value and age of your home, how much personal property you want to cover, what deductible you choose and risks specific to your area.

Is homeowners insurance required in Texas?

No, homeowners insurance is not required by law in Texas. However, in order to get a home loan, your mortgage lender will likely require you to obtain a certain amount of insurance coverage.

What does homeowners insurance cover in Texas?

Every policy is different, but home insurance policies in Texas typically come with several standard coverages.

  • Dwelling (Coverage A). This coverage helps you pay for damage to your home from a covered event, such as a fire, windstorm, lightning or hail.

  • Other structures (Coverage B). This coverage is intended to cover structures that aren’t connected to your home, like a fence or shed.

  • Personal property (Coverage C). This coverage helps you repair or replace your personal belongings if they are stolen or damaged.

  • Loss of use, or additional living expense coverage (Coverage D). This coverage can help you pay to stay somewhere else if your home is uninhabitable due to covered damage.

  • Personal liability (Coverage E). This coverage helps pay for accidental property damage or injuries you cause through negligence.

Typical home insurance policies in Texas cover damage caused by:

  • Fire
  • Vandalism and theft
  • Lightning strikes
  • Wind
  • Hail
  • Explosions
  • Falling objects
  • The weight of snow or ice

Flooding, a common risk in parts of Texas, is not covered. However, special flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may be available. 

Farmers Flex Personal Home coverage in Texas

Beyond the basic coverages, Farmers Flex Personal Home offers a wide range of options that let you customize your policy, such as:

  • Guaranteed Replacement Cost
  • Water Backup and Sump Overflow
  • Emergency Mortgage Assistance
  • Declining Deductibles®
  • Claim Forgiveness

Learn more about Farmers Flex Personal Home policies

Texas home insurance discounts

Farmers® offers a variety of savings opportunities for eligible home insurance customers in Texas, including:

  • Welcome Discount
  • Home Buyer Discount
  • Multi-Policy Discount
  • Loyalty Discount
  • Claim Free Discount

See more information and additional discounts that may be available in Texas. 

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Texas legislators picked the northern mockingbird as the state bird because of its resilience and because it’s fierce in protecting its territory, qualities they thought epitomized every good Texan. — BirdFact

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1 Based on average premium for HO-3 type open perils homeowners policies.