Reducing Your Home Insurance Premium
Buying a house entails a lot of expenses. The initial premium for a home insurance is part of the things you need to pay for the closing costs, among many other things. It makes sense that you'd want to reduce the amount you pay for the closing as well as the amount you'll pay thereafter for the premiums before you even buy the house. Saving on insurance premiums doesn't mean that you're skimping on the important stuff. In fact, you're saving money on things that you can control so that you can afford better coverage or make sure that you will be able to keep on paying the premiums in the future. Let's say for example that you want to buy Stafford real estate and while looking at Stafford Homes for Sale, you find one that you like, make an offer on it, and go into escrow. Here are three important suggestions every potential homeowner should at least give some thought in order to lower the insurance premiums they will pay before they buy a house.
Look for house with good security
Some houses already have upgraded electric wirings, smoke detectors, reinforced roofs, storm shutters, heating and plumbing system upgrades, and the likes. Houses with those kinds of upgrades are usually eligible for a discount on the insurance premiums. That's because homes with these kinds of upgrades tend to have less untoward accidents. Less accidents, less chances of claims. Just keep in mind when you buy a house that from an insurer's point of view, the safer it is, the better it would be for them, business-wise.
Do not insure the lot
Some policies are made a bit more expensive because the policy covers the land where the house is built on. Unless you have a very good reason to insure the land, it may make more sense to insure just the structures on the land itself. After all, not many things can go wrong with the land.
Insure from one company
Most companies will give a discount if you get all your other policies from them. If you already have one for your car, check with the company if they offer discounts should you get other non-life insurance policies from them. Chances are you may be able to save a lot of money this way. If you're happy with the service of your current insurer, then getting the discount from them is really just an added bonus.
by: Sarai Montemayor