Here are a few of the best "comparison shopping services" that are out there. But remember that price is not the only thing to look for when you make a final decision. You also want to make sure an insurance company has good customer service, treats people fairly after they have had an accident, and is financially strong.
One of the top rated "insurance marketplace" by Gomez, Answer Financial's site offers fast quotes, has lots of useful information, plus a phone number to call (1-800-233-3028) if you want to speak to a live person.
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Insurecom.com works a little differently. They don't give you a quote online, but they do find companies that have good rates and then have these companies call you.
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Read about other people's recommendations and experiences with home insurance companies at Epinions.com.
To find out if a company is financially strong, check their Standard & Poor Rating. (You probably only want to use insurance companies with a grade of A, AA, or AAA.)