Hippo Enchants New Mexico Homeowners

Hippo in New Mexico
Hot as chili peppers

Between extraterrestrial sightings, a hotly contested debate over chili preferences and a minor league baseball team with a name from “The Simpsons,” it’s safe to say New Mexico is unlike any other state in the nation.

The Land of Enchantment’s multicultural population, desert climate and inspiring landscape have attracted 2 million …

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4 Ways Keeping Your Home Tidy Can Save You Money

Keep your home tidy and your wallet full.

Thanks in part to organization guru and New York Times bestselling author Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show, it seems like everyone is tidying up. From decluttering to employing clever storage techniques, a new year can feel like the perfect time to organize your home and simplify

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The Pros and Cons of Moving to the Country

County living? Or urban dweller? Find out here.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, rural areas cover 97% of the nation’s land area but contain less than 20% of the population. Trading hectic city streets for secluded country hills could provide a much-needed dose of space and simplicity.

A bucolic life isn’t all goat

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Another Year of Hippo in the Books

 

End of year, wrap and reflections.

2017 was infamously the costliest year on record for natural disasters. However, between the Mendocino and Carr Fires, Hurricanes Florence and Michael and Subtropical Storm Alberto, I predict 2018 may just take the title. While we at Hippo have been watching traditional insurance companies keep up

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7 Ways to Evaluate Expenses and Save Money in the New Year

7 Ways to evaluate expenses and save money in 2018

As the year comes to a close, many of us are looking ahead to the new year. Regardless of whether you kept the resolutions you made last January, you’ll soon have a clean slate. This is the perfect time to reevaluate your budget and consider making some changes. But that doesn’t mean you have to

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How to Keep Your Home Safe During the Holidays

Holidays home safety tips and advice.

While most of us are focused on spending time with family and friends, shopping for gifts, and making travel plans over the holidays, it’s also important to keep your home safe during this busy season. Yes, the holidays can be stressful, and the thought of a fire, theft or …

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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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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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