It's a good idea to head out with an empty stomach if you're an Arlington, Virginia farmer's market aficionado as you're bound to run into a vendor or two handing out free samples of fresh fare. You'll want to have some cash on hand as well because it's nearly impossible to pass up an opportunity to show off your cooking skills at home with these delectable offerings, and you will have more money to fork out for them if you're a bargain seeker. Sure, clipping coupons and seeking out sales will thicken your wallet, but if you want to save on some mandatory items like Arlington insurance for your car and home you'll want to do a little comparison shopping and hunt for discounts.
Weighing in on Auto Insurance
Residents of The Old Dominion are fortunate to pay below average for car insurance. According to the Insurance Information Institute, Virginians paid an average of $661 for auto insurance in 2007 falling just below the U.S. average of $795. If you talk to a D.C. dweller she might say you're crazy if you complain about the cost of auto insurance as her fellow Federal City residents paid an average of $1,140 that same year. But that doesn't mean you should just sit back and take whatever premium comes your way because it's possible to see hundreds of dollars in savings on your Arlington insurance quotes. For instance, if you cut back your drive time and carpool or utilize the Washington Metro or Arlington Transit, your vehicle's annual mileage will decrease and so will your insurance premium. If these aren't options, most insurance providers offer discounts to policyholders that have anti-theft or tracking devices installed in their vehicles. Senior citizens and good students can usually garner a discount on their Arlington insurance quotes as well.
When touring Arlington neighborhoods it becomes evident that locals take care of their properties. As they should. Even during a nationwide economic downfall, Arlington home prices have flourished. According to Connection Newspapers writer Julia O'Donoghue, the price of a single-family detached home went from a median price of $262,400 in 2000 to $586,200 in 2008. Needless to say, Arlington residents have real investments with their homes. That being said, insuring this investment is vital whether your home is paid off or you're still under contract with your mortgage broker. If your Arlington insurance quotes for your residence are coming in too high for your taste, be sure to review it to ensure you're getting the discounts you deserve. For instance, you should receive a reduced premium if you have a home security system or if a fire station is nearby. If your Arlington insurance quotes are still too pricy for your liking, consider a higher deductible.
The Commonwealth Connection
Bundle up all your insurances in one package with the same company and you'll save even more money on your Arlington insurance. Shop around for the best price and coverage to get the greatest results. So why don't you take a trip to Crystal City and leave the insurance shopping to NetQuote? Tell us a little about your insurance needs by filling out a simple questionnaire and before you have a chance to walk out your front door there will be several insurance providers constructing quotes that match your needs.