5 things to consider when reviewing your homeowners insurance policy

The best way to evaluate your next home insurance policy

Most homeowners can agree that insurance is a necessity, whether it’s for offering protection, providing peace of mind or simply because mortgage lenders require it. Having coverage isn’t nearly enough, though. You want to make sure you have the right coverage at the right cost, …

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Hippo Skis into Colorado Just in Time for Spring

Hippo made it into Colorado just in time for spring skiing. Who says Hippo’s can’t ski?

With colder weather fading away behind us, and spring skiing kicking into high-gear, it’s a great time to head for the “Centennial State.” That’s what we thought, anyway. As of today, our team has expanded into Colorado and, now,

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7 Creative Ways to Finance a Home Purchase

 

Don’t kill your creativity when it comes to financing your new home purchase.

Buying a home is a major decision financially and emotionally. When you have a steady income and feel ready to establish roots, you’re probably ready to take the leap. But just like there isn’t one right home for everyone, there

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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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Finding the Right Real Estate Agent for Your Home Search


In many areas across the country, a real estate inventory shortage combined with rising interest rates has buyers scrambling to secure the homes they want. Buyers are rushing to make offers and competitively priced properties are selling quickly.

The process of finding a home, submitting a winning offer letter and shepherding the deal through to

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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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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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