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Homeowners Insurance: How to save money

It’s only natural that you want the best insurance policy for your home. no one wants to pay too much for insurance. There are many ways to get homeowners’ insurance at a reasonable price.

Takeaways from the Key Notes

  • In the U.S., homeowners insurance costs on average $1600 per year. 1
  • Your insurance company, as well as a number of factors related to your property and personal life will determine the price that you pay.
  • It’s important to find the lowest price while still getting the coverage that you need.


How to Reduce Homeowners’ Insurance Costs

You can save money on homeowners insurance by adjusting some factors. Below are 10 tips to help you save on your homeowners insurance. 

1. Shop Around

Prices for policies vary from company to company. Comparing prices is a great way to get the best price. But don’t forget that the cheapest deal may not be the best. You should get at least three quotes. You can contact them directly, speak to an agent or look up information online.

2. Understanding Rebuilding Costs

The cost of rebuilding is not the same price as the purchase price. The purchase price includes land value, but rebuilding costs only apply to the house. Land is not at risk of theft, fire, or other hazards. Therefore, don’t include the value of land when choosing coverage limits. You could end up paying too much for coverage.

If you have a higher deductible, your premiums will be lower. However, make sure that you can pay it if disaster strikes.

3. You can increase your Deductibles

A deductible is how much you have to pay for a covered loss, before the plan kicks in. Your premiums will decrease the higher your deductible, and vice-versa. You may be able save money on your premiums if you increase your deductibles by even $500. Make sure that you have enough money to cover the deductible in case of a disaster.

4. Bundle Your Policies

Bundled plans are rewarded by insurance companies. You may be eligible for a discount if you purchase two or more insurance policies from the same provider (e.g. homeowners insurance, auto policy, and umbrella). Make sure that the bundle pricing is cheaper than purchasing separate policies from various companies.

5. How to Make Your House More Disaster Resistant

Upgrades and improvements to your home that increase its resistance to weather disasters, fires, water damage and other hazards can lower insurance premiums. You may be eligible for a discount depending on your insurer and your location if you strengthen your roof, install storm shutters or upgrade your heating, electrical, and plumbing systems.

6. Mention the Security Devices in Your Home

Many insurance companies provide discounts to homes with security devices such as water leak detectors and gas leak detectors. Update your insurance policy if you decide to install these devices later.

7. You may also qualify for other discounts

You may qualify for a discount if you are a first-time homebuyer, 55 years old or older, retired or a nonsmoker. Or if you pay your insurance automatically or work from home. Ask if you are eligible for discounts, and be sure to check in whenever your circumstances change (e.g. you turning 55). Check periodically to see if there are any new discounts that you need to know about.

8. Get Rewarded for Your Business

Insurance companies often offer discounts for long-term clients. You may be entitled to a loyalty discount if you have been insured by the same insurance company for a number of years.

9. Review Your Policy Each Year

Check your policy every year to ensure you have adequate coverage, but not too much. You may need to increase your coverage limits, for example, if you purchase a new piano. You may be able lower your coverage limits if you sell Star Wars collectibles or cancel your floating.

10. Consider Group Coverage Options

You may be covered by a group policy administered by your employer. Some professional, business, and alumni groups also offer discounted packages. Organizations such as AAA and AARP offer discounts to members. Even though you may be getting a discount, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are getting the best deal. Compare at least three different options before you make a decision.

Homeowners insurance is mandatory?

Mortgage lenders usually require homeowners insurance as a condition of approving home loans.

Can homeowners insurance cover home-based businesses?

Standard homeowners insurance offers limited coverage to home-based business. It usually covers only minor equipment and liability claims for injury to visitors or clients. It may be necessary to purchase a more comprehensive business operation.

How are homeowners insurance premiums calculated?

The cost of homeowners insurance is determined by a number of factors. These include the location, age, construction, coverage limits, deductible, claims history and credit score. Premiums may be higher for homes in areas that are prone to disasters and crime. A lower deductible will also lead to higher premiums, as the policyholder is less likely to have to pay out of pocket in the event of a claim.

What does home owner’s insurance cover?

Perils covered by homeowners insurance policies include theft, vandalism and falling objects. The specific perils covered may differ depending on the terms and conditions of the policy. To better understand your policy’s specific inclusions, you should consult your insurance provider.

The Bottom Line

It’s important to review your insurance policy every year to ensure you are getting the best deal and to take advantage of any discounts.

When shopping for or renewing a homeowners’ insurance policy, the price is not the only thing to consider. Consider the reputation of the company and its customer service. You’ll know that you are in good shape if disaster hits.


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