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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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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Homeowners Insurance: What Ohio Residents Need to Know

Ohio guide for home insurance.

For Americans in Ohio and beyond, a home is likely the largest single purchase we’ll make in our lifetime. That cost, coupled with a its significance in our lives, makes it all the more important to protect a home and the property within in. Homeowners insurance can provide that protection.

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A Guide to Starting Your Home-Based Business

Set-up your home office for success.

If it seems like more people are working from home, it’s because they are. Thanks to telecommuting technology and research from experts like Cornell University’s Nicholas Bloom, companies are becoming more lax about location requirements and many Americans are opting to work from home.

One of the

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Guide to Tennessee Homeowners Insurance

 

Tennessee guide to home insurance.

Tennessee is best known for musical roots and cowboy boots. Yet, according to a 2018 survey from WalletHub, it isn’t all line dancing and whiskey tasting. Using a range of statistics from the US Census Bureau, FBI, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Centers for Disease Control and

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3 Foolproof Ways to Secure Your Second Home

The 3-steps to vacation home safety and peace of mind.

It’s nice having a vacation home to escape to, especially when the summer rolls around. But since you probably spend more time at your primary home, keeping bad guys away from your cabin in the woods or your beachfront property can be tricky. Read on

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Guide to California Homeowners Insurance

Guide to California home insurance.

California may seem like the center of fun and sun, but homeowners in the Golden State can’t be so carefree. In addition to being the most wildfire-prone state, California has a property crime rate that’s rising in certain cities. There are many reasons why California residents should purchase a

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Ask Hippo: Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Identity Theft?

Certain aspects of identity theft can be covered by your home insurance.

Standard homeowners insurance policies don’t typically cover identity theft. But this crime has become a bigger problem in recent years. A 2018 report from Javelin Strategy & Research reveals that 16.7 million people became victims of identity fraud in 2017, resulting in more

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Mendocino & Carr Fires: What’s next for homeowners

 

Wildfire support and preparedness.

California is the most wildfire-prone state in America. As Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America Spokeswoman Nicole Mahrt-Ganley said, “Fire has been part of California’s landscape for some time and will continue to be.” Yet even after 9,000 wildfires scorched 1.4 million acres, destroyed 11,000 structures, killed 46

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