Before you look for cheap home insurance quotes, it is important to know everything there is to know about your home. You would be shocked to know that insurance companies will require you to provide a lot of information about your home before they would be able to give you a quote. They will even ask for the exact date your home was built and all the materials that were used for the building. This is why you should get a home insurance policy right away while your house is still new. If your house is already 20 years old then it is possible you can no longer have access to the information the insurance company wants to have. The information the insurance company wants to obtain may be hard to get sometimes so it is important to know the people who build your house so you can ask them right away.