Ways To Lower The Cost Of Your Homeowner's Insurance

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Moving into my first apartment brought along a whole series of new experiences. I didn't realize that the property insurance my landlord carried wouldn't cover my belongings. I was lucky to find out before anything happened, and I spent a lot of time researching the difference between renter's insurance and the property coverage for landlords. I built this site to share all of the information that I learned, including the insurance coverage best practices I picked up along the way. If you're new to renting and don't have any renter's insurance, I hope the information here helps you to see how it could benefit you and what you need to do to get it.


Ways To Lower The Cost Of Your Homeowner's Insurance

28 September 2016
 Categories: Insurance, Blog

One of the important steps of buying a new house is obtaining homeowners insurance coverage. This is something that will help you in the event your home was to burn down or be damaged beyond repair. If you had to pick up and move the money would allow you to do so. While some of the premiums are quite high, there are a few things you can do to lower your costs.

Shop Around For The Best Rate

The first thing you should do to keep costs down is shop around. Don't go with the first quote you are given. Taking the time to call around to different companies will give you the best chance of getting a lower rate. You want to pay attention to the deductibles you are being offered and the amount of coverage. This will show you the best coverage you can get for the best price. Some companies may offer a better rate, but won't give you the coverage you need.


If you want to lower your rate, a good way to do so is to up your deductible. This means you will be responsible for paying more in the event something happens to your home, but your rate will be lower by the month. It's important to make sure you're comfortable with the amount—don't just go with the lowest deductible.

Bundle Your Insurance and Find Discounts

Another great way to lower your rate is to bundle your insurance together. There are discounts if you bundle your home and car insurance—you just have to ask for them. Some companies will let you bundle even more together, saving you a great deal. Looking for discounts is as simple as asking the company if they have one. This can apply to student discounts, military discounts, and even loyalty discounts if you've been with the same company for a long time.

Keeping Your Home Safe and Keeping Your Credit Up

Making safety updates to your home such as installing a set of fire alarms or even a sprinkler system will help keep your rate down. The more secure your home is, the more comfortable insurance companies are with you paying a lower rate. Having good credit will help you get a lower rate as well. Insurance companies will run a credit report, which is something a lot of people don't realize.

All of these are things that can help you get a lower monthly rate. The savings will definitely add up over time, so it will benefit you to take the time to get the lowest rate possible.