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Rick McCathron, president of Hippo, said: “Our homes are no longer places where we spend minimal time — with our households becoming the primary haven where we work, socialize and rest, we’ve discovered that more people are becoming proactive in taking care of their homes.” (Credit: Andy Dean Photography/Shutterstock) Rick McCathron, president of Hippo, said: “Our homes are no longer places where we spend minimal time — with our households becoming the primary haven where we work, socialize and rest, we’ve discovered that more people are becoming proactive in taking care of their homes.” (Credit: Andy Dean Photography/Shutterstock)

Since the start of the pandemic, more than half of homeowners made improvements to their property, according to Hippo, which noted 71% said they’d continue making the same amount of home improvements moving forward.

Not surprising, given the rise in remote work, 52% of homeowners said they bought office equipment, and 35% spent money on living room décor, the insurer reported.

Steve Hallo

Steve Hallo is managing editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. He can be reached at [email protected].  

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