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Hippo Learns All About “Minnesota Nice”

Nice! We’re live in Minnesota.

Living in California, I thought I knew nice. But the rumors are true: “Minnesota nice” is in a whole different category. We suspect it’s part of the reason that so many people born in Minnesota stay in Minnesota. Inspired by the state’s most famous feature, we’re bringing smart, affordable homeowners

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Pennsylvania Homeowners and State Laws Every Resident Should Know (Now)

Pennsylvania laws and homeowner regulations every resident needs to know.

All homeowners have certain expectations about what their insurance policies will cover. But the laws pertaining to coverage vary by state. State-specific laws are important to understand when signing up for a homeowners insurance policy and this is particularly true in Pennsylvania. Homeowners insurance

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Hippo Shows the ‘Show Me State’ Affordable Homeowners Insurance

Hippo is now available in the show me state.

Missouri was the site of more than 1,000 Civil War battles. It also served as the eastern base for the iconic (yet surprisingly short-lived) Pony Express mail service. Mark Twain, Maya Angelou and Harry S. Truman all started out in the “Show Me State.” That

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Are Starter Homes a Nonstarter?

Starter home? Or skip straight to a forever home?

Thinking about buying your first home? For a long time, Americans would follow the same pattern: save up, buy a one- or possibly two-bedroom house, build equity in that home by making consistent, timely mortgage payments for five to seven years, then sell that house for

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When is a Good Time to Sell?

Find the best time to sell, before you plot your next move.

The best time to ask yourself this question, obviously, is before you actually need to sell. It’s always best to anticipate your future needs: is your family growing? Will you need a bigger home in the next five years? Are you in an

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4 Ways to Turn over a New Financial Leaf this Winter

Set your sights on a new financial plan next year.

Summer vacations, beach trips, weddings, concerts, bonfires and cookouts tend to leave our souls and stomachs fuller than our wallets. In fact, according to a recent Capital One survey, 87% of Americans spend more money on socializing during the summer months than any other

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Guide to Alabama Homeowners Insurance

Guide to finding the best home insurance in Alabama.

Whether you consider it a necessary protection or a lender requirement, every homeowner needs insurance. Standard policies provide coverage for dwellings, liability and personal property as well as additional living expenses if a disaster makes your home uninhabitable. Covered perils vary, but typically include incidents

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Let’s Talk Pipes

How to avoid the dreaded mid-winter pipe burst.

Burst water pipes due to freezing can leave you, your family and your home in a state of crisis. When water freezes in your pipes, it expands and that expansion can cause a rupture. Typically, the rupture doesn’t occur at the point in the pipe where it’s

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My First Rental Rehab: 5 Lessons Learned Along the Way

What you need to know before you take on your first home rehab.

A rental property can be a great way to generate income, but when a rental sits vacant, it can quickly drain your bank account. I recently lost my long-term tenants. As I walked through my empty rental, I realized it was a

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