My First Rental Rehab: 5 Lessons Learned Along the Way

What you need to know before you take on your first home rehab.

A rental property can be a great way to generate income, but when a rental sits vacant, it can quickly drain your bank account. I recently lost my long-term tenants. As I walked through my empty rental, I realized it was a

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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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The Hippo 500: We’re racing our way into Indiana

Hippo races to IN.

On your mark, get set, buy affordable homeowners insurance! That might not be exactly how they start the Indy 500, but now it could be. Today, Hippo has crossed the finish line, and any of the 1.9 million Indiana homeowners can apply for our home and condo insurance. As far as

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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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Time to Clean the Fireplace… Again!

 

It’s that time of the year again when you need to start preparing for winter.  Is summer already over? Seasons shift quickly and as autumn sets in, indeed, it is time to make early preparations for the colder months ahead. Outside of cleaning your rain gutters and making sure your water pipes are insulated

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Preparing Your Home for Fall

 

How to prep your home in fall.

As the days get shorter and temperatures begin to cool, it’s time to start thinking about performing seasonal maintenance on your home. Homeowners caught unaware by quickly changing weather and sudden frigid temperatures (particularly in cooler climates), might face unexpected repairs and aggravation.

Get your head in

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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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Hippo Offers the Trifecta of Home Insurance Coverage

How can Hippo Insurance help real estate agents?

We regularly hear from real estate agents who are searching high and low for the dream home their clients have always wanted. As quickly as possible. The faster an agent can close a home, the sooner they can move on to the next one and then the

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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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