Most people don’t realize there are many factors which impact their home insurance rate; some are related to the home and some are not. In fact, you may have as much to do with what your home insurance rate is as your home does. There are three broad areas which impact your home insurance rate including you, your home, and the insurance policy itself. This week, we’ll examine four ways how you, the homeowner, impact the rate and examine the other two areas over the next two weeks.
Many people are surprised to learn their home insurance rate will change from year to year. Many times, there will be an increase as we’ve seen in the past few years, and sometimes there will be a decrease. Rates fluctuate, so let’s examine why!
I love discounts! If those discounts are on something I want, that’s wonderful! If they are on something I have to have, such as home insurance, that’s even better! Why pay more if you don’t have to?! Let’s take a look at discounts organized by category to help guide us.
Home insurance companies provide a number of discounts. There are discounts for married couples, retired couples, homeowners with monitored alarms, new roofs, newer homes, updates to plumbing, electrical, and cooling systems, and for placing your car insurance with the same company too. In most cases, these discounts are given for something you do or have, not for giving something up. The home insurance discount Dave wrote about though was for something a policyholder gives up.
Roofs are one of those things that keeps coming up when I talk with people about home insurance in Texas. This is because roofs impact homeowners and home buyers in so many ways: they can cause the home insurance to cost more, cost less, or impact it in how a weather related claim is paid (see http://184.108.40.206/~wiseinsu/home-insurance-roofs-impact/).
No one wants to pay more for their Texas home insurance than they have to any more than they want to pay their hard earned money to someone who’ll nickel and dime a claim. What people want is to pay a fair price for their home insurance without being over or under insured. With that in mind, here are a dozen ways you can save on your Texas home insurance.
Last week we examined four discounts that lower the cost of home insurance including: A home’s age, Account / multi-policy discount, Alarm / protective devices and Mature homeowner discount. Here are 9 more ways to help reduce the cost of your home insurance.
Everyone loves saving money! After all why should you pay more for something if you don’t have to? With that thought in mind, here are 4 standard home insurance discounts. Many of these discounts are also available on renters and condo policies too!