A Guide to Home Insurance in Mississippi (MS)

Whether you live in Jackson, Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg or Southaven it remains vital to get comprehensive Mississippi Home Insurance that can cover you if anything unexpected occurs.

Home Owners Insurance is a bit like the safety net that the trapeze artists have in the circus. They don’t expect that they will ever need it, because they are skilled professionals, and everything has gone right for some considerable period of time.  But on that one day when something does happen and they slip, they are very glad that they did bother to erect the safety net for the 1000th time, because without it they would have had considerable problems.

Mississippi Home Insurance is your safety net for yourself and your family against the unexpected. It can be a hassle to get it set up, but the pluses of having it in place are so large that you should not ignore them.
For example, the average listing price of a home in the Capital Jackson in Dec 2011 was $164,729.

This compares to an average Mississippi Home Insurance cost of $980 a year according to government statistics, and so whilst that is a large sum of money to find every year, it is on an order of magnitude easier to find then $164,729 to buy a new home if your current one burns down without insurance.

It simply isn’t worth the risk.

What’s more there are several ways that you may be able to get a lower cost policy, so let’s discuss some of those:

1/ Check out several quotes

Be smart and don’t just go for the very first quote that you find. It can be very tempting to fill in a form, get bored of looking for insurance and accept the very first quote that you find.

It is undoubtedly more hassle to check several quotes, but the fact is that doing so WILL save you money, and you will also more than likely end up with a far superior policy.

2/ Try contacting your current car insurance provider to see about getting a better deal for the two policies

It may be worth a quick phone call to your current car insurance company to see if they can offer you a good deal on your Mississippi Home Insurance, seeing as you already have a car insurance policy with them.

Many companies offer multiple types of insurance, and so arranging this is easier than it sounds.

Even if they do offer you a policy though, you should still make sure that it compares favorably to the alternatives.

‘Loyalty to Customers’ is a phrase that the marketing departments of most insurance companies use a great deal, but which often doesn’t actually translate into extra dollars in their customers pockets. So don’t be in a hurry to take your insurance company at their word that they are offering you a good deal.

Check anyway.

3/ Choose a higher deductible

If you are really having problems finding an affordable policy then you should look into raising your deductible, which is the first amount that you have to pay if you make a claim.

This will reduce the premium that you have to pay, and if that is the difference between being covered or not, then it is certainly worth doing.

It is much easier to get quality, Comprehensive Mississippi Home Insurance than ever before. So be sure to check out the wide range of policy options that are now available.


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