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How we find you the best home insurance in Regina.

One of the most expensive investments you will ever make is the purchase of your house. One of the best ways to protect it is with home insurance.

Insurance protects your home from losses caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes, storms, fire, windstorms, and other risks that cause large amounts of damage.

Home insurance also protects your personal belongings should they be stolen or otherwise damaged, and can also protect your liability should someone bring a lawsuit against you.

In most cases, mortgage companies require home insurance to know their investment is also being protected. After all, your home is their guarantee of payment should you default on the mortgage. That’s why finding the right home insurance in Regina, Saskatchewan is so important.

This page will explain the basics of purchasing home insurance in Regina, the different home insurance coverage options available to you, and some home insurance companies in Regina you may consider looking into.

Here at LowestRates.ca, you can compare home insurance quotes from Regina’s top home insurance brokers and agents in just a few minutes. All you have to do is select your preferred quote, and an Regina home insurance provider will be in touch to help you secure it. Some insurance companies will even allow you to secure your quote entirely online without ever having to pick up the phone.

 

Tips on how to lower the cost of your home insurance policy in Regina

Getting insurance for your home is easier than you think. To get the lowest rate possible, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada recommends following these steps when shopping for home insurance.

Compare home insurance quotes from various providers.

Ask your broker or agent about bundling your home and car insurance policies.

Ask your broker or agent about which discounts you qualify for.

You might be able to further reduce your by increasing your deductible (the amount you pay toward a claim before your insurance kicks in) and by offering to pay your insurance bill annually instead of monthly.

Increasing your deductible is a great way to save on home insurance in the short term, just make sure you have money reserved for this purpose. Focusing on finding cheap quotes isn’t always a good idea. Having the right amount of coverage — now that should always be the goal.

Factors that determine your home insurance quote in Regina

Your home insurance policy will be customized to suit your needs and the property you’re insuring.

Home insurance premiums are determined by dwelling type (is it a single-detached home, a house with a basement tenant suite, or a condo?). Insurance companies also try to predict the kind and size of claim you might make in the future.

Here are some of the criteria insurance companies look at when calculating your premium.

  • The square footage of your home.
  • Contents and quality of construction.
  • The location of your home.
  • Distance to a fire hydrant.
  • Your insurance claims history.
  • The age of your roof.
  • Your home’s plumbing.
  • Your home’s electrical system.

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How much is home insurance in Regina?

It’s difficult to say exactly what your home insurance price in Regina will be. Because insurance is such a customized product, your costs will depend on the home insurance company in Regina you choose to work with. Furthermore, the average cost of home insurance in Regina probably wouldn’t be an indicator of what you’ll pay.

Some home insurance companies will offer discounts based on your home’s alarm or smoke detector system, the age of your home and the contents in the home. Different companies will underwrite risk differently, and as a result prices will vary greatly among providers.

One of the fastest ways to get a Regina home insurance estimate is to fill out a form on a rate comparison site like LowestRates.ca.

What perils are specific to Regina?

While property insurance in Regina doesn’t differ greatly from property insurance in other cities, there are some specific risks to be aware of. Saskatchewan faces a number of region-specific risks which may have an impact on home insurance premiums. Some of these include:

Floods. Saskatchewan has, at times, experienced high levels of flooding. With climate change and changing weather patterns, insurance companies may find flood protection riskier than in the past and rates could certainly go up.

Storms. Summer storms can wreak havoc on homes, roofs and property. An increase in hot summers and greater storms will give providers reason to increase rates for such damages.

Ground shifting. In addition to flooding, Saskatchewan has also experienced dry, hot summers, which may have the effect of breaking water mains. This can flood homes, back-up sewage and do a lot of damage to property. Again, home insurance companies are looking at the weather patterns and will adjust rates accordingly.

What does home insurance cover in Regina?

Generally speaking, house insurance in Regina will cover the property itself, your belongings, any upgrades you make to your home, and living expenses if you are forced to temporarily live elsewhere due to damage caused by certain perils (like wildfires). It’ll also cover something that insurance companies call "personal liability" — i.e., the expenses incurred if someone injures themselves on your property.

Your home insurance coverage in Regina will include the following risks:

  • Fire.
  • Lightning.
  • Smoke damage (excluding fireplaces).
  • Theft.
  • Wind and hail.
  • Electrical current.
  • Explosion.
  • Vandalism.
  • Water damage.
  • Broken windows.
  • Falling objects (unless propelled by a landslide, avalanche, or earthquake).
  • Personal liability.

What risks won’t home insurance cover in Regina?

Most home insurance providers in Regina won’t cover: two kinds of risks: uninsurable perils and optional coverage:

  • Uninsurable perils are predictable events that aren’t covered by insurance. That’s because the odds are high for a payout. An example of perils that may not be covered is flooding.
  • Optional risks are those that aren’t covered but you can buy insurance for them. These would include sewage backup or earthquakes.

What kind of home insurance do you need in Regina?

Standard homeowners insurance in Regina comes in four different forms: comprehensive, basic, broad, basic and no frills.

Comprehensive – This type of insurance covers your home and its contents for any insurable risks. It’s also the most costly policy type.

Basic or Named Perils - This type of policy will only cover named perils — the perils specifically outlined in your policy. Named perils often include fire, wind, and theft. Everything not named in the policy is excluded from your coverage.

Broad - This policy generally protects your home’s structure from all types of loss, or all risks (except those that the policy specifically excludes), but restricts coverage on its contents (the personal belongings inside your home) to named perils only.

No-Frills – This policy provides minimal coverage for properties that don’t meet normal underwriting standards. Some homes under these policies are “special needs” homes that may have a structural defect or issue that make them ineligible for standard insurance.

An insurance endorsement is a change or “add-on” to coverage in your policy. Endorsements can add or remove coverage and can help protect you for situations that are more common in your area (compared to others who may have different needs in other regions). In Regina, given the climate and weather issues stated earlier, it might be wise to consider endorsements that cover:

  • Water protection
  • Sewer back-up
  • Service line coverage
  • Home systems protection

What can you do to save on home insurance in Regina?

Living in a major city can be expensive, but finding cheap home insurance in Regina can help you cut costs. There are ways to save on home insurance depending on how you configure your policy. Of course the first and perhaps most important rule of thumb is to shop around and see who is offering what. A site like LowestRates.ca is a great start to get you on the right path. Beyond that you can:

Raise your deductible – Deductibles are the amount you pay toward a loss before your insurance kicks in. The higher your deductible, the more money you can save on the policy rates.

Bundle – Buying your home insurance from the same place you buy your auto insurance can take money off your premiums. Insurance companies want the business and are willing to offer a discount for your loyalty.

Disaster-proof your home – Find ways from your insurance company, or elsewhere, to make your home resistant to storms or other natural disasters. Reinforcing your roof or retrofitting older homes may help you save on your rates.

Improve home security – Many insurance companies will offer discounts to homes that have greater security systems, alarms, locks etc.

Finding affordable home insurance in Regina doesn’t have to be a struggle. Whatever your method of getting the best rate, comparison shop before you buy so you can compare current home insurance rates from Regina providers.

What are the best home insurance companies in Regina?

Everyone’s situation is different. The “best” coverage for you may not be right for your neighbour. The most important thing to consider when shopping for insurance in Regina is that you are getting the exact amount of coverage you need, that fits your home’s needs, at a price you can afford.

You’ll want to make sure the companies you are looking at are reputable. Finding out a company’s rating and standing, as well as its ability to meet its own obligations to customers, is a good start when considering whether an insurance company will work for you.

You can also do research online to see if there are complaints against it or if it has been involved in any “scams.”

Talk to your friends and neighbours to see if they have experience with any particular companies (positive or negative) and learn from that advice. Make sure to ask questions and interview any potential agents or brokers. You are forming a relationship with them and you want to know they will be there to answer questions when times get tough.

There’s no one insurance provider that provides the best home insurance rates to all Regina customers because everyone’s home insurance needs are different.

What if I own a condo or rent? Can I still buy property insurance online?

You’re in luck! LowestRates.ca offers policies to renters and condo owners. If you’re on the market for either of these policies, you can actually fill out the property insurance form above and select the condo insurance or renters insurance option on the first page. If you’re looking for more information about either of these products, feel free to visit either our dedicated Condo Insurance or Renters Insurance pages.

Jessica Vomiero

Jessica Vomiero

About the Author

Jessica is the former Associate Editor for LowestRates.ca. Before joining the team, Jessica worked as a National Online Journalist with Globalnews.ca and previously spearheaded the launch of the Business Section at one of Canada's largest technology websites, MobileSyrup.

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