6 Little Helpers for a Happy Holiday

Keep your home and family safe this holiday season with a few home prep tips from Sheltr.

The holidays should be a fun time of year filled with family and festivities. However, an unexpected home emergency can quickly bring an end to all the joy and merriment. Here are some home maintenance and protection tips

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Hippo Acquires Home Maintenance Platform Sheltr

Together Sheltr and Hippo will provide customers with peace of mind through better home insurance and protective home maintenance.

As you may already know, Hippo Insurance launched in 2015 with the deep belief that homeowners deserve better home insurance. We recognized a smarter home is a safer home and we take a proactive approach to …

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Planning vs. Panic: What to Do Before and After a Hurricane

Don’t panic, plan for what could lie ahead.

Every year in the United States from about June through November, Atlantic and eastern Pacific coasts brace themselves for “hurricane season,” preparing to either evacuate or hunker down and wait it out. When a hurricane begins to build over the ocean, a flurry of preparations begin ashore.

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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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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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