How To Get Low Cost Home Owners Insurance

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

Protecting one?s home from man made and natural disasters is the primary reason for getting homeowners insurance. For most people this only makes sense because their home is their most important investment. For many people getting low cost home owners insurance is just as important as making sure that their home has the proper coverage.

There are all manner of disasters and emergency situations that require a good home owner?s insurance policy. From hurricanes, floods, tornados and hail storms to the more mundane broken water pipe on the second floor that leaks through the ceiling. Home repairs can be expensive and without home insurance the cost of repair can be more than most people can afford.

Here are some tips that can help get that low cost home owners insurance policy.

1.Increase your deductible ? This can work on an existing insurance policy you already have, giving you instant savings. When shopping for new home owners insurance you can adjust your deductible until you find a rate that fits your budget. One word of warning, do not increase your deductible to high. Many people do not have the money set aside to cover this if an emergency repair for their house needs to be done.

2.Install a security system ? Nearly all insurance providers give rate discounts for hard wired security systems, particularly those that report back to a central call center. Fire alarms and your proximity to the nearest fire station can also help reduce your monthly payment.

3.Combination coverage?s ? Find an insurance company that provides both home and automobile coverage?s and find out if they give a discount if you purchase a combined policy from them. Most do and in some cases you will save up 10% off your premium. This type of coverage will also make your life a little easier as you will only have to pay on one premium, instead of remembering when to pay on separate coverage?s.

4.Shop around ? Don?t settle for the first quote you receive. Filling out low cost home owners insurance quotes if free so get as many quotes as you can. Be sure to compare them closely, you want to make sure you get the coverage you need for a fair price. Also see if any discounts are available that you can take advantage of.

Finding low cost home owners insurance is easy if you follow these four tips and do some up front research. Make sure that you have the coverage that suits you best before agreeing to purchase a home owners? policy because you want your primary asset covered if disaster should strike.

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