JACOB'S FOR IOWA
It would be easy to tell you to just jump online, find one of the many sites that allow you to make comparisons of the prices of homeowner's insurance policies from a variety of different insurance companies and be done with it.
JACOB’S FOR IOWA
The good news is, the steps you need to take before getting online to look for your cheap homeowner’s policy are all relatively easy to take.
Do you have other insurance policies
Auto insurance or health insurance for instance – with the same insurance company? If so you should be getting a multi-policy discount.
Similarly, if you have had your policy with the same company for 5 or 6 years you need to ask your agent if you qualify for a Long-Term Discount.
Keep your credit rating good. Many people are not aware that the monthly premium you pay for your homeowner’s insurance is based, in part, on your credit score. The better your credit score the less you will pay each month for your homeowner’s insurance.
If your home is more than 10 years old talk to your agent about the savings you could receive if you were to up-grade the plumbing or the electrical system
Fire danger is a big part of the monthly premium you pay for your policy, so clearing all brush and weeds ten feet away from all structures on your property can often lower your premium.
If you can afford to install a sprinkler system or a monitored home protection system that reports fire and burglaries to the authorities 24/7 you could be entitled to as much as a 30% reduction in your monthly homeowner’s premium, but talk to your agent before installing such a system as not all systems receive the same discount.