Affordable Homeowners Insurance
There are a few ways to lower your homeowner’s insurance rates in order to maybe save a little more on your monthly payments. Basically insurance rates are determined by risk. So how much risk does your home have? Does your home have a pool? Do you have a trampoline in the backyard? How about a dog? Here are a few things you can do to reduce your risk:
• If you haven’t already, make sure smoke alarms are installed in all bedrooms.
• Make sure your front door is secure with a dead bolt lock.
• Make sure to have fire extinguisher in an area easy to access.
• Make sure all trees are not branching over your home.
• Consider installing a burglar and fire alarm system.
• Avoid leaving tools and machinery out where others may access it.
• If you entertain often make sure to consider your potential risks.
Your Homeowner’s Insurance Deductible
Common deductibles chosen by homeowners include $500 and $1,000 deductibles. Home losses and liability claims happen less often than auto related claims. However, homeowner’s insurance is still necessary and losses do occur from time to time. If a windstorm causes $10,000 of damage to a portion of your home you will need to pay the amount of the deductible before you can file a claim with the insurance company. If you can have $1,000 put away in case something happens, then you can select the $1,000 deductible for the more affordable homeowner’s insurance premium. If you have a harder time keeping $1,000 stashed away just in case, it may be better to go with a smaller deductible amount even though this will raise your insurance premium some. You need a homeowner’s policy, you might as well maintain a position to be able to use it in case something happens.
Combine your homeowners with your auto policy.
If you have a car insured with another company you may want to get a quote for both your auto and home together with the same company. Although homeowner’s insurance rates generally stay the same regardless of a package or mono-line policy, some companies give pretty nice auto insurance discounts to those who insure their auto with the home Insurer.
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