South Bend

Your 2017 Guide to Homeowners Insurance in South Bend, IN

South Bend has its share of lake effect weather from Lake Michigan and is located smack in the middle of the strip in the U.S. known as “Tornado Alley.” In fact, Indiana is in the top third of states most likely to be hit by a twister. If you own a home here, what does all of this mean for your South Bend, IN homeowners insurance?

At the very least, it is important to be prepared and to have the right coverage for the risks of the area. A local independent agent in the Trusted Choice® network can help assess your risks and your insurance needs. Your agent can also provide a range of comparative South Bend home insurance quotes and help you get the coverage you need to protect your home and financial well-being.

  • National yearly premium average: $1,034
  • Indiana yearly premium average: $840
  • 33rd most expensive premium in the US

Your actual home insurance costs will be higher or lower than the state average, of course. Every household is unique, and there are a number of factors that affect your rates, including the value of your home, the ZIP code of your residence and the local risk factors. For example, burglaries are more common in IN than nationally, and some areas of South Bend are safer than others.

Number of Thefts in Indiana:

  • National number for burglaries: 37,814
  • Indiana number of burglaries: 42,909

What Are the Risks in South Bend?

Like every city, South Bend has its share of crime. The good news is that there are a number of steps you can take to improve your home security, and because those strategies also help to reduce your risk, they can help to lower your insurance premiums. For example, installing a security system can dramatically reduce the likelihood of burglary. Be sure to discuss any additional security measures you have put into place with your insurance agent and request information on available discounts.

Additional risks include severe storms, lightning, hail damage and flooding. While a standard homeowners policy can cover many of these concerns, flood coverage is a separate policy provided through the National Flood Insurance Program and available through independent agents. Be sure to contact an independent agent for information.

Number of Catastrophes in Indiana:

  • National number of catastrophes: 19,033
  • Number of catastrophes in Indiana: 433
  • National number of tornadoes: 1,233
  • Number of tornadoes in Indiana: 17
  • National property damage from weather: $5,511,270,000
  • Property damage from weather in Indiana: $75,340,000

An independent agent in the Trusted Choice network can be an excellent resource for the information you need to make informed decisions about your coverage. These agents have each signed a pledge of performance committing to quality service and excellent customer support. This means your agent’s primary goal is to ensure that you have the right coverage you need at the right price.

Compare South Bend Home Insurance Quotes

Contact a Trusted Choice independent agent today for information on South Bend homeowners insurance that meets your requirements. Getting the right coverage in place means you will get the help and financial support you need if you experience a loss, and you will also have peace of mind. Your agent in the Trusted Choice network works for you and will help you find the coverage you need at a price you can afford.

Start comparing South Bend home insurance quotes today and get peace of mind.

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