Save Money By Saving On Home Insurance

Posted on June 3rd, 2011 in Money Saving Tips by Stephanie

Making cutbacks on life’s little luxuries to save money can be tiresome but chances are you are probably spending a lot more money on other things such as home insurance than is necessary.

If you’re a home owner or looking to purchase your first home then home insurance is something you probably already have or are going to have to deal with. There are two types of home insurance: buildings and contents insurance. Buildings insurance covers costs for any damage that may occur to your house during natural disasters, fires, water leakage, subsidence and vandalism. If you have a mortgage, buildings insurance is compulsory so that the mortgage provider is able to recover their losses in such events. Contents insurance covers all items in your house and will cover you in the same situations as buildings insurance, but also includes theft. It’s generally a good idea to get home insurance as your investment will be protected and you won’t have to worry about not being able to cover the costs if the worst was to happen.

You may be happy with your current insurer but you could almost definitely be saving money on home insurance by switching to another provider whilst still getting the same amount of cover. There are a lot of companies out there that provide home insurance so the easiest way to find an insurer that is right for you is to use a comparison website which will save you time by comparing quotes from different providers.

Another way to save money on home insurance is to get smoke and burglar alarms fitted in your home because most insurers offer reduced rates if you have these installed. If you take other security precautions such as installing time-switch lights, security lighting and so on this could also help cut the rate of your premium.

If you’re buying a new home then the cost of home insurance has a lot to do with the type of the home and the area it is in so make sure that you check into insurance rates before you buy the property.

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10 Comments »

2011-06-03 19:18:03

this is great especially for those who havent owned a home yet. investing for home insurance is something that people should consider. at least when you grow old, you don’t need to pay for your home anymore and you get to stay at your place until you want too.

 
Comment by Kristoffer Føns
2011-06-09 20:13:29

Great tip, cheers!

 
Comment by Diving Computer
2011-06-10 09:53:30

Great advice, a great book for saving money in general is the Automatic Millionaire, it gives some great advice and the earlier you start the automatic system that it talks about the sooner you will gain the rewards.

 
Comment by louisville
2011-06-19 06:38:10

I already have my house insurance…i think of it as an investment..

 
2011-06-27 06:59:25

Really quite nice tips to go through, i am sure it will be helpful in gaining the right insurance policy in a much smaller budget. Thanks for sharing.

 
Comment by Become nurse
2011-06-27 10:54:43

Nowadays With one search you can get a range of cheap landlord insurance quotes online, its good idea for all..

 
Comment by Home information
2011-07-02 08:56:37

Hi, thanks for introducing different types of home insurance here. I’m planning also to own a new home so this information is very useful for me. Keep up the good work.

 
Comment by ct car service
2011-08-19 08:56:23

Thank you for giving good information about home insurance

 
2011-09-11 07:06:16

Hi, really you have provided great information here regarding home insurance. Its very helpful for me because I ‘m going also to purchase a new home.

 
Comment by florist glasgow
2011-11-26 00:09:57

I always consider house insurance in my priority list it’s a way of making your home investments more secure.

 
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