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Simple Steps To Decrease Your Homeowner Insurance Premium

Posted July 14, 2012 by Dylan to Insurance 0 0
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You will need the homeowner’s insurance policy, to make sure that your property is safe from fire, theft, natural disasters and any other unexpected calamities that may occur to your home. Whenever you are opting for any insurance policy, you have to pay the premium. This means you have to pay a little money every month, every three months, every six months or every year depending on the insurance policy type and insurance policy payment terms however it is generally a monthly insurance premium.

In layman terms you are actually saving the money with the insurance company of choice and when the time will come, you will get the help from the insurance company in the form of an insurance claim. If you are thinking about reducing the amount of the homeowner’s insurance premium, then you have to follow below mentioned steps. These are:

  • In most of the cases the insurance companies provide discounts to the homeowners. The discount ranges from long-term loyalty rewards to have claimed free history with the insurance company. If you qualify for any such discount, then you are liable to pay a less amount of your homeowner insurance premium. You have to ask your insurance agent about this though as insurance policies vary dependent on policy type and company terms and conditions.
  • Most of the insurance companies provide more facilities and discounts to the customers which have multiple insurance policies with the company. So, if it is possible to get all the insurances from one company or to shift all the policies to one company, then you will have a lower rate of premium for your homeowner insurance.
  • If you think that you can pay for the repairing of the property after a disaster then increase the amount of the deductible. If you think that you cannot afford the total amount of the money, then opt for the amount that you can pay without the help of the insurance. This way, the amount of the premium will be less.
  • A house that has plumbing, electrical, heating, and roofing and such systems which are not older than 10 years are thought to be safer. If you own such a home, then you can get a lower rate on the insurance premium. For instance, if your house is in a risky place where there is a huge risk of earthquakes and other natural disasters, then you can have discount with some additions to your home.
  • If you add a better security system to your home, then also you can have a lower homeowner insurance premium rate as you are at a lower risk. You should ask your insurance agent about the security improvements that can help you.
  • If you have a bad credit history, then you will not have a low rate on the homeowner’s insurance premium, because the insurance companies consider the clients on their credit history. So clear any bad credit ratings and to enjoy a lower premium rate.
About Dylan: The author is the content coordinator for a website that provides home insurance quotes to the South African public. Follow us on twitter @Insurance_Hound.

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