Home Insurance in Midland

Here in Midland, life is so good. Having a home here gives the same feel as having a Georgian Bay cottage, but full-time. It's vital to protect your good life for you and your family by securing good Midland home insurance coverage at an excellent price. Whether you've nestled yourself just north of Little Lake, in the south near Mud Lake, or on the west side near the Midland Golf & Country Club, you can always be confident with the help of your local BrokerLink insurance brokers in Ontario.

How Midland home insurance works

Home insurance in Midland is protection designed to cover your property for specific "perils." It may also contain coverage known as liability insurance, which covers your home not for any physical damages, but if you or a household member were to cause injury or damages to someone else. What exactly your insurance policy covers will vary from insurer to insurer, but working with a BrokerLink expert will ensure that you get precisely what you need. When you are in the process of selecting coverage, you may enlist our expertise to help choose what makes the most sense to you and your situation.

While the list below doesn't encapsulate all of what could be covered, it contains several samples of what is commonly insured:

  • Fire
  • Lightning
  • Earthquake
  • Flood
  • Hail
  • Hurricane
  • Power Outage
  • Tornado
  • Volcano
  • Wildfire
  • Winter Freeze

You'll find that any policy, regardless of how comprehensive, will contain exclusions. Most policies will not include coverage for damages that result from a lack of regular home maintenance or proper home ownership, infestation, or general wear-and-tear.

The three main categories of home insurance in Midland

Depending on the extent of coverage you purchase, your home insurance in Midland can be very comprehensive in nature or cover very little. What you need may vary depending on your unique circumstances, but keep in mind that broader coverage will protect you against a wider array of perils and events. Note the differences between the following three categories of home insurance:


A basic home insurance policy in Midland is likely to cover what the name would imply: a basic array of different perils and events. Basic coverage often supplies insurance for damages due to windstorms, fire, lightning, and hail. Even so, exactly what is covered can vary from home to home. Only what is listed in your documents will be insured.


Broad coverage goes a little way beyond basic coverage, insuring your home for all of what is listed in a basic policy as well as things like theft and vandalism, and also against certain unforeseen damages, like burst pipes. Similar to basic coverage, perils must be listed in your policy to be insured.


Unlike basic and broad coverage, your policy documents will list specifically what isn't insured and may provide coverage against an extensive array of different perils and events. Most homeowners in Midland tend to opt for this level of coverage, as it gives them the greatest peace of mind and helps them to know that their way of life is protected.

How insurance companies calculate your home insurance costs in Midland

There's a lot of variability between insurance policies, and as such, there's a lot of variability between the way that they are priced. It depends on a lot of things, like the home you live in, your own insurance history, and more. It's a lot easier to save money on your home insurance policy if you know what factors are taken into account when calculating your finalized policy.

Here are some of the key factors which insurers use when calculating your premiums:

1. The type of residence you live in

As you can probably assume, your property is easily the biggest factor in how much you will pay for your insurance. The factors insurers look at include:

  • Your home's environment: If your home is nestled in an area that sees a lot of climate-related claims or high-crime rates, you are likely to pay more for your insurance. The same applies if your home is located far away from the nearest fire hydrant or station.
  • The condition of your home and its age: Many older homes may be more expensive to insure due to the fact that their plumbing, electrical, and other systems are outdated. You can mitigate this effect by renovating your home's older components.
  • Your home's overall value: The cost it would take you to replace or repair your home is a significant factor in its final cost. The more your home is worth, the more it would cost to repair/restore completely.
  • The value of your home's contents: Contents insurance is just one component of your home insurance, but the more you own and the higher value your stuff is, the more you'll end up paying for your insurance. High-value items may also need special add-on coverage to be insured.

2. Who you are and household information

While your residence is easily the biggest contributor to your pricing, information about your household will also be taken into account. This includes these key factors:

  • Your insurance history: The best thing to have is a continuous insurance history. If you ever need to switch insurers as a result of a cancellation or for any other reason, it is advised you do so immediately so as to avoid a lapse in coverage.
  • Claims' history: Accidents happen, but avoid making too many small claims. The more claims that you make, the likelier you are to see a rise in your insurance rates.
  • Cancellations: Some cancellations just happen, and they're no one's fault. This includes instances where your company may have stopped servicing a particular region or offering a specific product. However, cancellations as a result of non-payment or an unprecedented increase in risk could leave a mark on your insurance record.

Each insurance company may weigh factors differently, which is where the variation in costs comes in. For a closer estimate of your rates, get a free quote with BrokerLink insurance to see just how much your home insurance in Midland may cost you.

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Our advice on how to get the best price for your home insurance in Midland

With so many key factors being considered when your rates are being calculated, how do you know where to start on getting the best savings? For one, a BrokerLink Midland insurance broker can help. We have tons of experience with helping customers save money, and we know the insurance industry like the backs of our hands. We also understand if you just need some guidance and a small push in the right direction.

We're here to help you out, whether that's getting you the best fit or the best price for your home insurance. Midland residents may benefit from checking out our list of the top five tips we have on how to cut down on costs:

Take advantage of multi-policy discounts

If you already have car insurance in Midland, consider switching providers so that all of your policies are through a single insurer. Many insurance companies have numerous insurance products and want your additional business. To incentivize you, they may offer a 10-15% discount per policy if you choose to purchase additional products through them in addition to your existing homeowners insurance.

Raise your deductible(s)

Like other insurance policies, your home insurance in Midland is subject to a deductible. What this means is that you are responsible for a small portion of the payout if you need to make a claim for an unexpected event. Not all coverage options are subject to a deductible, but many are. Choosing to raise your deductible(s) can help lower your insurance premiums.

Do an annual review of your coverage

Situations change and evolve as the years go by, and the coverage you may have once needed may no longer be necessary. By the same token, your coverage needs may have increased, and updating your coverage to reflect your new circumstances can prevent both underinsurance and overinsurance. Neither are good situations to be in and ultimately both may cost you some serious out-of-pocket costs.

Invest in a home security system

Insurance companies want to incentivize their customers to make the right decisions when it comes to looking after their homes. Theft and vandalism are common, unexpected events which could cost you tens of thousands of dollars in repair costs and costs to replace your stolen belongings. Installing a home security system can deter thieves and many insurance companies will reward you with a sizeable discount for investing in approved monitoring systems.

Avoid making small claims

The longer you remain claims-free, the longer you'll be paying lower prices for your home insurance in Midland. Making too many claims can raise your rates so, where possible, it's highly advised you take care of small issues before they worsen and handling them yourself can prevent the need to make a claim. Being a good homeowner can generally save you hundreds - if not thousands - in money that you would otherwise spend for your premiums.

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If you’re a member of a group or association, you may be eligible for more discounts.

About BrokerLink

Life can be complicated, but your insurance doesn't have to be. You'd probably expect, as insurance experts, a BrokerLink insurance broker in Midland would only ever talk about insurance, but truthfully we're more interested in getting to know you. That's how we protect what matters most, after all. There's no cookie-cutter answer for home insurance in Midland, and we would never expect you to settle for one as a resident who loves their home. Depend on us for comprehensive insurance solutions and peace of mind.

As experts, we won't forget about helpful insurance add-ons, like liability for accidental damage to your neighbour's property, coverage for additional expenses that you could incur during home renovations or tips on how to save costs! And there you have it - you've got insurance that fits at the best possible price in Midland! We're ready to help, so feel free to call us for a quote for home insurance in Midland.

We're in your community

Living in Simcoe County, in Midland, is like a dream come true. We know this because we live here, too! The Midland area is a great place to put down roots and call your own, and our experience with insurance and living as your neighbours gives us all the resources you need to have an insurance expert in your corner who can help out when you need us.

Thanks to our years of experience, we know just how to secure your house with the right property insurance at the best possible price and we've done this for tens of thousands of people, so you can imagine that we're very experienced! The journey all begins with getting to know you. We learn about your insurance history, your needs, your home, and your possessions. Then, with this information, we do comparison shopping on your behalf so you can receive free, competitive quotes from top-notch insurers.

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It's always a pleasant experience working with BrokerLink. Our insurance advisors are friendly, knowledgeable experts whose main mission is to get your insurance needs met so that you can rest easy with peace of mind. We'll give you the inside scoop on all the benefits and discounts you may be eligible for so you can save the most money. Working with us is truly a seamless experience, and it all begins in one of three ways: a visit in-person to one of our branches, a phone call, or an email during working hours. We also encourage you to take advantage of our free online quote tool, which can provide you with a competitive quote in minutes. We're happy to chat with you, in whatever medium you select.

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Midland home insurance FAQs

All in all, we want you to get back to normal, whatever that looks like for you. We certainly don't expect you to become insurance experts, but there's a lot of merit in having a basic understanding of your insurance coverage. While we strive to make the insurance buying process as easy as possible, we also want to straighten out any uncertainties you may have and answer all your questions about your Midland home insurance. See some answers to our common inquiries in the list below:

If my home were destroyed, would my home insurance in Midland cover my remaining mortgage payments?

Although it's hard to think of such a situation where we'd need to recover following a tragedy like a total home loss, terrible things do happen. If your home was burned down or lost in a flood, your home insurance in Midland would compensate you so that you could continue to make your mortgage payments. This is, in part, why mortgage companies and banks want your home to be insured, so that their investment is protected even if your home is lost.

Do I need commercial insurance if I run a day home out of my house?

Your home insurance in Midland would not cover you if you were to file a claim for any business-related activities. Always inform your provider of any intentions you have to run a business out of your home, as nondisclosed activities can risk voiding your home insurance. You'll need to acquire a business insurance policy or an endorsement to ensure that your home would be covered. Whether you need a separate commercial insurance policy or just add-on coverage is something you should discuss with your broker.

Will my property insurance cover my landscaping and sheds?

For the most part, your home insurance in Midland will extend to any private structures, detached or attached. This includes garages, sheds, signage, landscaping, and so on. If, for example, you lived rurally on a farm, you may need to acquire farm insurance to include not only your dwelling, but your separate farm buildings, sheds, equipment, and so on.

Will my Midland home insurance cover me if my basement floods?

It depends on the cause of the flooding. For the most part, your home insurance in Midland is designed to cover you for unexpected, unforeseen, and accidental damages. A standard policy is limited when it comes to water damage but may cover damage from water if the water entered your home as a result of an insured peril. For overland flooding and sewer backup, you would need to carry separate endorsements to be covered.

If you have any questions, contact one of our local branches.