Getting Cheaper Homeowners Insurance Without Sacrificing Coverage

There are multiple easy ways to get cheaper homeowners insurance without sacrificing coverage. Installing a home security system reduces the dangers of burglary, which lowers your insurance rates. Homeowners can also maintain a good credit score to reduce homeowners insurance rates. If you’re looking for cheaper homeowners insurance quotes, enter your ZIP code below to start comparing quotes from local providers for free.

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Natasha McLachlan is a writer who currently lives in Southern California. She is an alumna of California College of the Arts, where she obtained her B.A. in Writing and Literature. Her current work revolves around insurance guides and informational articles. She truly enjoys helping others learn more about everyday, practical matters through her work.

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Laura Walker graduated college with a BS in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science. She married her husband and began working in the family insurance business in 2005. She became a licensed agent and wrote P&C business focusing on personal lines insurance for 10 years. Laura serviced existing business and wrote new business. She now uses her insurance background to help educate...

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UPDATED: Nov 5, 2020

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Everybody wants to save money, and that is just as true for insurance as everything else. The good news is that you can do several things to help you save money without sacrificing the coverage you need or resorting to questionable insurance companies. Here are a few tips that will help you save money without giving up coverage or peace of mind.

Get an Alarm System

Install a home security system that is monitored by a professional security company. Having on-site security systems greatly reduces the dangers of burglary and vandalism and therefore is cheaper to insure.

Increase Your Deductible

Adjust your deductibles as high as you can afford. Higher deductibles directly result in lower premiums because you are seen as taking on some of the risk yourself. To insurance companies, this is a symbol of personal and financial responsibility, and they will reward you by saving you money.

Multi-Policy Discounts

Consolidate your policies under a single insurance company. This is seen as a form of customer loyalty, plus the fact that it is rare for two policies to result in simultaneous claims.

Cut the Claims

Avoid making unnecessary claims. Each time you file an insurance claim, even if it is not against your home policy, your risk level increases. To keep your insurance costs down, only file a claim when you have no other choice. For minor damages that are less than or equal to your deductibles, go ahead and pay the repairs out of pocket. It might seem like you are bypassing the purpose of insurance, but you will save money in the long run.

Maintain Good Credit

Monitor your credit score. Insurance companies use your credit score to determine your financial stability, and a higher credit score, to them, means you are a more responsible person. Because of this, your credit score will have a direct impact on what you have to pay for home insurance.

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