Post # 1
We’re in the process of closing on a house at the end of January. Everything is pretty much set except the appraisal (wish us luck!!!). If for whatever reason that falls through, though, I still have no intention of staying in an apartment, and I will find a house of some sort in the next month plus. Which has made me start researching homeowners’ insurance. I’m wanting a plan that can be bundled with auto insurance. Just wanted a poll to inquire about which insurance companies other bees might be using, and leave it open for comments/comparisons in a hopefully unbiased format.
In case it makes a difference, I’ve been using Erie for my renters’ and auto insurance and was very pleased with how quickly they handled a couple car claims in the past few years. Was thinking of just adding the homeowners’ and dropping the renters’. But I guess I should look into other options while I can.
Post # 3
@pfinarffle: I work for Farmers insurance so I’m biased hahaha. But I can tell you with the recent rash of natural disasters all the insurance companies are taking rate increases. Try Farmers or State Farm.
Post # 4
@pfinarffle: If you like Erie, then go with them! Customer service is always a plus.
Post # 5
Erie is wonderful.
But both Dear Fiance and I have State Farm auto policies, and even my current renter’s insurance is through them. So, we’ll be doing HOI through them as well.
Post # 7
Armed Forces Insurance is affordable and awesome if you qualify
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
We have Nationwide too.
@artichokey: Not to threadjack – but did you get a notice saying that Nationwide’s computer system had been broken into and they think your SSN, etc was taken?!? I just did yesterday! WTF! Now I have to worry about freaking identity theft.
Besides that, I like Nationwide… :/
I didn’t bundle because I really like my car insurance through Progressive, but they don’t do homeowner’s.
Post # 9
I used to work for one of the above, so I won’t be helpful, but I will vote in the poll anyway. 🙂
Post # 10
@lolot: Um, no, I don’t think so! But GAH!
Post # 12
@lolot: Progressive doesn’t bundle? I could’ve sworn I’ve seen TV commercials where they advertise bundling HOI with auto. Am I hallucinating again?
Post # 13
I have USAA because my father was in the air force, and I thanked him in heaven ten times over when we were going to get insurance. Everyone was qouting us really high and we had to be in a certain range to qualify for our loan. So after two or threephone conversations with USAA, I was able to get them to get us the rate we needed, plus it was bundled with my car and renter’s insurance. And pretty soon we’ll be adding my FH’s car to the bundle. I love USAA they have been amazing since I have had them. So if you have egibility from someone in the military, I suggest looking into them.
Post # 14
I have State Farm now and love them. I used to be with Farmer’s and they were okay. We had to bundle home and auto though. That was fairly standard I thought. In fact, when we were shopping around one company told us that they had to have our car policy for 6 months before they would even consider writing a homeowner’s policy. This was on the Gulf Coast the year after Katrina, so that might have been a factor.
Post # 15
We have AAA for home and auto. They bundle everything and you get roadside assistance if you ever need it.
Post # 16
@pfinarffle: Progressive does.
I have a regional company called Western Reserve. My two cents is to call an independent agent to check rates. I am one in Ohio. In my area, Safeco (a division of Liberty Mutual- same company Erie comes from) has been extremely competitive.