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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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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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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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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