Homeowners put a lot of time, energy, and money into their houses. You want your house protected! From wildfires to break-ins to a neighbor’s tree, there is a lot you want to protect your house from. It’s not just a financial investment, it’s the place you and your family call home! Yet, the coverage you need doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. If you follow a few pieces of advice, your needed California home insurance can be quite affordable!
#1 Get quotes from multiple companies. The best way to find a low price on anything, including your homeowners insurance, is to shop around at multiple companies. Prices can vary quite a bit from company to company. Get at least three price quotes to see what your options are.
#2 Select a higher deductible. Deductibles are what you pay before your insurance policy kicks in. By requesting higher deductibles, you can lower your monthly costs substantially. The less you pay each month, the more you will need to pay in the event of a disaster, and vice versa. Most insurance companies recommend a deductible of at least $500. If you can afford to raise your deductible to $1,000, you may save as much as 25 percent in your monthly payment!
#3 Maintain good credit. Insurance companies use your credit information to price your insurance policy. This is why establishing a solid credit history will cut your insurance costs. Research tells companies that people who effectively manage their credit have fewer claims. They take care of their stuff better and pay their bills on time. That’s the type of homeowner they want to cover!
#4 Bundle all your needed insurance. You save money if you buy your homeowners and auto coverage from the same insurer. This is called “bundling.” Some companies will take 5 to 15 percent off your premium if you buy two or more policies from them. If you have a car you need more than one thing insured anyway, so it just makes sense!
#5 Make your home more disaster resistant. Find out from your insurance company or a contractor what steps you can take to make your home more resistant to fires, windstorms, floods, and other natural disasters. You may be able to save on your premiums by adding storm shutters, reinforcing your roof, or taking other steps. Older homes can be retrofitted to make them better able to withstand earthquakes. You may also want to consider modernizing your heating, plumbing, and electrical systems to reduce the risk of fire and water damage.
Now is the time to reach out to Pronto Insurance about lowering your California homeowners insurance costs. We make it easy to pay less each month for the coverage you need. Don’t wait another month paying more than you have to!