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Our home and property insurance blogs offer a variety of helpful tips, suggestions and information that Ontario homeowners need to know.


Protecting Children Going Back to School & Coping with COVID-19

Protecting Children Going Back to School & Coping with COVID-19

Posted Aug 19th, 2020

Back to school is around the corner. Undoubtedly, this year will be considerably different for children returning due to COVID-19.  We’ve shared how you can protect your child and help them cope with all the changes.

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Critical Items to Include in Your Home First Aid Kit

Critical Items to Include in Your Home First Aid Kit

Posted Aug 17th, 2020

Being prepared for the worst is essential, that’s why having a first aid kit in your home is vital. If you’re wondering what items should be in it, you’ve come to the right place.

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Life Lessons First-Time Home Buyers Need To Know

Life Lessons First-Time Home Buyers Need To Know

Posted Aug 7th, 2020

Purchasing your first home is a huge life milestone! There are many factors to take into consideration, including insurance and many areas to be cautious of. That’s why we’ve shared MUST KNOW tips for first-time home buyers.

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5 Great Cyber Security Tips While Working from Home

5 Great Cyber Security Tips While Working from Home

Posted Jul 20th, 2020

Working from home is quickly becoming the norm. Whether you’re a business owner or employee, it’s important to consider cyber security and if you’re protected.

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Unbelievable Facts About How Dogs Impact Home Insurance

Unbelievable Facts About How Dogs Impact Home Insurance

Posted Jul 6th, 2020

Did you know that your dog can affect your home insurance? It’s true, and we’ve outlined the exact reasons why.

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Clarifications On Babysitting and Home Insurance – What’s Covered?

Clarifications On Babysitting and Home Insurance – What’s Covered?

Posted Jun 24th, 2020

Babysitting is a great option, especially now if you’re job has been impacted by COVID-19. But before you start handing out flyers, make sure you read how babysitting could potentially impact your home insurance.

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Everything You Need To Know Before Hosting a Backyard Wedding

Everything You Need To Know Before Hosting a Backyard Wedding

Posted Jun 17th, 2020

With everything going on, hosting an intimate backyard wedding may be the best decision! If you’re interested in hosting an event at your home, we’ve explained the insurance implications you need to be aware of.

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Five Must Know Tips To Save On Summer Energy Costs

Five Must Know Tips To Save On Summer Energy Costs

Posted Jun 10th, 2020

If you’re like most, your energy costs surge in the summer. That’s because we’re trying to keep things comfortable and cool. Here are tips to help you save.

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3 Simple Ways to Improve Working from Home

3 Simple Ways to Improve Working from Home

Posted Jun 3rd, 2020

Considering everything going on, for many, working from home isn’t an option. Since most of us are working remotely, we have a few suggestions to help make it a pleasant experience.

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Understanding Home Renovations & Insurance Before You Regret It

Understanding Home Renovations & Insurance Before You Regret It

Posted May 27th, 2020

As soon as the weather gets nicer, many people dive into home renovation projects. But before you do, there are some important insurance-related matters you should know about.

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Mind-Blowing Reasons Why You Must Insure Your Collectables

Mind-Blowing Reasons Why You Must Insure Your Collectables

Posted May 11th, 2020

If you enjoy collecting memorabilia and think your collectables are valuable, it’s essential you protect them! Get your collection appraised and speak with your insurance broker regarding updating your home insurance policy.

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The Best Advice Ever: Why You Need A Home Inventory Checklist

The Best Advice Ever: Why You Need A Home Inventory Checklist

Posted Apr 29th, 2020

In the case of your home being burglarized, catching fire, or struck by a natural disaster, being prepared with a home inventory checklist will help when it comes to determining what was destroyed or stolen.

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A Straightforward Guide to Making Your Home Safer

A Straightforward Guide to Making Your Home Safer

Posted Apr 15th, 2020

When it comes to safety, you can never be too careful. That’s why we’ve created a helpful guide featuring five simple steps to ensure your home is significantly safer.

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A Simple Guide to Cleaning Your Yard This Spring

A Simple Guide to Cleaning Your Yard This Spring

Posted Apr 8th, 2020

Spring is here! Getting ready for spring should involve cleaning up your yard and we have created a simple guide to help you through it.

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Common Misconceptions About Insuring Jewellery

Common Misconceptions About Insuring Jewellery

Posted Mar 30th, 2020

Did you know that your home insurance policy may not cover the full value of your jewellery? We’ve shared everything you need to know about making sure it's insured.

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How To Effectively Prepare For A Power Failure

How To Effectively Prepare For A Power Failure

Posted Feb 26th, 2020

It's 2020, we've become accustomed to our digital lives, which is why every time there's a power failure it feels like the world's ending. It's important to realize that there are some real risks associated with a power failure, especially in the winter.

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Navigating The Hard Market & Increasing Insurance Rates

Navigating The Hard Market & Increasing Insurance Rates

Posted Feb 14th, 2020

Considering it’s a new year and there doesn’t seem to be any change or relief with increasing rates, we wanted to provide further explanation and insight on the impact of the hard market and how it influences the cost of insurance.

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Are You Prepared For An Ice Storm?

Are You Prepared For An Ice Storm?

Posted Feb 12th, 2020

Ice is great in a drink on a hot summer day, but a disaster when it comes in the form of an ice storm in the middle of February. Prepare your home with these tips.

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Ingenious Ways To Protect Your Home From Snow & Ice Damage

Ingenious Ways To Protect Your Home From Snow & Ice Damage

Posted Feb 5th, 2020

Did you know that thousands of Canadians experience home insurance claims due to snow and ice damage each winter? We’ve outlined two of the main culprits to help you avoid potential hassles.

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A Helpful Plumbing Winterization Guide

A Helpful Plumbing Winterization Guide

Posted Jan 22nd, 2020

Winter is here and if you haven’t winterized your plumbing yet or are unsure how too, we’ve got you covered with a helpful guide!

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Please be advised that all Youngs Insurance locations are now closed to the public, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As always, we are committed to our clients and continue to be available via telephone and email. Contact your office with any questions, and for more information and updates, please continue to check https://www.youngsinsurance.ca/covid-19