You can save money on homeowners insurance if you know how. Discounts from your insurance company are available for a variety of reasons, ranging from the type of building material used to build your home to how close you live to a fire station. Here are 12 ways you can save money on your homeowners policy:
Shop around. Check with several different insurance companies to get rate quotes. Do your friends or family members like their insurance company? Get online quotes from sites like MSN Money.
Raise your deductible. The deductible is the amount of money you have to pay toward a loss before your insurance kicks in. Typically, deductibles start at $250. Increase your deductible to:
* $500 and save up to 12% on your premiums.
* $1,000 and save up to 24%.
* $2,500 and save up to 30%.
* $5,000 and save up to 37%.
Just make sure you can afford to pay the higher deductible if something should happen.
Buy your home and auto policies from the same company. Many companies will give a discount if you buy both homeowners and auto coverage from them.