Family property insurance prices to rise

In the year has been full of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, homeowners insurance premiums are on the rise. And forecasts call for hurricane season, it will be more active than usual. Insurance companies can try up to 20%, the worst turmoil in the region to raise interest rates.

Do not look at a break, because the value of your home has fallen. Premiums depend on the cost of rebuilding their homes – rather than its current market value – so deducted to cover, because the value of your home can make you shrink less than the sum insured. It did not help to rebuild the cost has been increasing: As of late spring, construction materials overall producer price index rose 7.5% for the past 12 months

The number of key initiatives could help you save at home. Insurance, Michael Barry, a spokesman for the Insurance Information Institute said. One is to increase your deductible, if disaster strikes you can offer to pay more pocket. You can save from $ 500 to $ 1,000 deductible on foot by up to 25%.

If your homeowners and auto insurance policies with different companies to see how much you can save individual insurance companies. Find a few quotes, but do not buy based on price alone – to find a good reputation, and lower than the average rate of complaints (complaints find information

Do not be shy to ask discounts. You can save at least 5%, if you already have smoke detectors and security devices installed in your home, or if you recently updated your pipes or electrical systems. Retirees can also enjoy discounts via e-mail.