If you have been wondering why homeowner renewal prices have gone up more than usual, then wonder no more. The price increase is mainly due to increasing material and labor costs. This increase results in increases to the dwelling (or home) valuation or better known as your replacement cost. The average increase in valuation to replace your home is around 14%. Typically dwelling (home) values increase around 4-6% annually to keep pace with inflation. Since inflation is high and some materials still on back order or in short supply, dwelling replacement values have significantly increased. If you wish to discuss your dwelling values or premium increases, we’re here to help. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.