How Renovations Impact Your Home Insurance

Woody Allen once said: “There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?” But if you are planning a renovation to your home and don’t take the time to speak to your insurance broker, you could be making a big mistake. During and after a renovation,… Read More

Understand The Full Costs Of Buying A Home

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When you’re looking to buy a home, it’s easy to forget that the purchase price is just one of many costs associated with ownership. These costs can add up and take an unexpected chunk out of your budget. So it’s important to understand the full cost of buying a property. PRE-CLOSING COSTS Home inspection Getting… Read More

How Renovations Impact Your Home Insurance

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Woody Allen once said: “There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?” But if you are planning a renovation to your home and don’t take the time to speak to your insurance broker, you could be making a big mistake. During and after a renovation,… Read More

Canadians Urged To Wake Up To Threats Of Extreme Weather

The Alberta flood of 2013 was the most expensive disaster in Canadian history, costing the Canadian economy $4.8 billion in economic losses, says Barbara Turley-McIntyre of the Co-operators insurance company. “There must be a way that we can come up with adaptation plans that lower those numbers in future, being proactive rather than reactive,” she… Read More

What Your Home Insurance Won’t Cover

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If you’re selling your home and the buyer asks whether you’ve had a fire or there has been other damage to the house, just tell them and avoid trouble later. In an unusual case revolving around this principle, Zahid Shah, a Brampton man who was sued by the buyers of his home for withholding that… Read More

Why Canadians Can’t Buy Flood Insurance

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Flooding in Canada is getting worse. The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) estimates the industry pays out $1.7 billion per year in claims due to water damage, and that doesn’t include bills from massive flooding in Southern Alberta and Toronto in the summer of 2013. Floods are the most frequently occurring natural hazard in Canada,… Read More