Make sure to include labels or stamps on items like china, electronics, or jewelry when you’re creating your home insurance inventory. This will help prove your case on the value of the item, and it can also date it to when you purchased it. This will all help you in the case of a claim!
Pay off your entire mortgage before trying to get insurance for your home. This can help reduce your premium rates by substantial amounts. The reason for this is that insurance companies figure that their customers who own their homes are more likely to take better care of it, thus reducing the risk of problems. When you choose your deductible for your policy, consider what you are comfortable with. If you are happy with a higher deductible, your insurance rate will be lower. If you feel more comfortable with a lower deductible than your policy will be a bit higher. Your agent can help you with this choice.
Buy your home insurance policy online if possible. When you purchase a home insurance policy online instead of over the phone or in person at an insurance provider’s premises, you could save 5% to 15% on your annual home insurance premiums, as insurance companies have less paper work to do.