Homeowners insurance checklist

You’ll have a homeowners insurance quote from State Farm® with just a few facts in just a few minutes. We’ll even help fill in some of the details for you.

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What do you need to get homeowners insurance?

We can start the quote process with things you already know. It may take less than 10 minutes. Here’s what to expect:

  1. 1. Provide your name, property address of the home to be insured, date of birth and coverage start date
  2. 2. We’ll search public records so you might not need to fill in the details of your home
  3. 3. You confirm it’s your information
  4. 4. From there, more specific home and personal information will better help determine your coverage options, deductible and policy cost

Home information

  • Number of people living in your house full-time
  • Is the house your primary home
  • If the house is seasonal/secondary, the number of weeks occupied

Safety features you have

  • Deadbolt locks on exterior-facing doors
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Fire/smoke alarms
  • Burglar alarms

Building details

  • Year built
  • Total finished square feet
  • Number of stories
  • Solid fuel appliance
  • Detached structures
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Your insurance history

  • Any claims for insured losses you’ve made in the past 5 years
  • Name of your most recent property insurance carrier
  • Dates of when you last had coverage

Fire protection response

  • How accessible is your home/apartment to fire service?
  • Is your home outside the city limits of the city closest to you?
  • What’s the distance to the nearest fire service?

Additional protections desired

  • Items like home computers and jewelry may require increased coverage limits

We’re here for questions

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about your homeowners insurance quote. Our State Farm® agents are happy to help. Just call 855-980-8053. And don’t forget, you may save even more when you bundle other policies1 like auto insurance.

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1 Customers may always choose to purchase only one policy, but the discount for two or more purchases of different lines of insurance will not then apply. Savings, discount names, percentages, availability and eligibility may vary by state.


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