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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.


How a Pool can Impact Your Home Insurance Policy

How a Pool can Impact Your Home Insurance Policy

Posted Jun 17th, 2022

Whether you own or rent a home with a pool, or are interested in installing one on your property, it is important to know exactly what your homeowners’ insurance policy covers in terms of pools and to be aware of the requirements for pools when it comes to insurance. Continue reading to find the answers to all your pool insurance-related questions!

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How to Avoid Accidents at Your Pool This Summer

How to Avoid Accidents at Your Pool This Summer

Posted Jun 17th, 2022

A day at the pool can provide hours of fun, however, if people using the pool are not careful, this activity can be dangerous and result in accidents. On average in Canada, 290 people drown each year. 26% of these deaths are from swimming recreationally. Pool-related accidents are a serious matter and happen too often, but there are practical ways to try and prevent these accidents from happening. Continue reading to learn 15 safety tips that can help make your pool safer this summer and hel...

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12 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Condo

12 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Condo

Posted May 27th, 2022

Buying a condo is a great way to begin your property ownership journey. Deciding to purchase a condo may be one of the biggest financial commitments you will make in your life so you will want to make sure you do your research before purchasing to make sure you make a sound investment that you will be happy with for many years to come. Continue reading below to learn what to consider when thinking of buying a condo. 

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15 Factors That Affect the Price of Home and Property Insurance

15 Factors That Affect the Price of Home and Property Insurance

Posted May 20th, 2022

Numerous factors are considered when determining your home and property insurance policy rate. It is essential to know exactly what goes into calculating your home and property insurance premium when purchasing a home so you can use these factors to help lower your insurance costs. Continue reading to discover what impacts your home and property insurance rates.

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How a Home Inspection can Help to Protect you When Buying a Home

How a Home Inspection can Help to Protect you When Buying a Home

Posted May 13th, 2022

Purchasing a home will likely be one of the largest decisions and financial commitments you will make in your life, so it’s important to make an educated and informed choice. You won’t want to find any surprises after you’ve already bought the home that could lead to financial hardships or health and safety issues. To make sure the home you are interested in buying is safe and up to code, we highly recommend completing a home inspection to properly evaluate the home and property.

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20 Ways to Make Your Home Greener for Earth Day

20 Ways to Make Your Home Greener for Earth Day

Posted Apr 22nd, 2022

Earth Day is April 22nd, and what better way to celebrate than making some green changes at home! We’ve provided simple ways to “go green” that will benefit you and our earth.

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How to Stay Safe on Your Boat this Summer

How to Stay Safe on Your Boat this Summer

Posted Apr 18th, 2022

As the boating season approaches, it is important to brush up on your boat safety knowledge to ensure a safe and enjoyable summer filled with great memories and boating adventures! Whether this will be your first summer with a boat or you have previous boating experience, it is just as important to know the best safety tips to keep yourself, your passengers, and anyone else out on the water safe.

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Consumer Reports Most Reliable Vehicles of 2022

Consumer Reports Most Reliable Vehicles of 2022

Posted Apr 14th, 2022

A reliable vehicle can save you a lot of stress, time, money, and effort and is an important factor that should go into your decision-making when purchasing a new car. Having a reliable vehicle means you can get longevity out of the purchase, and hopefully won’t be in unnecessarily unsafe situations or have to pay for costly repairs.

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How To Prevent a Flood in Your Home This Spring

How To Prevent a Flood in Your Home This Spring

Posted Mar 28th, 2022

Spring showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring the risk of floods that can cause expensive damage to your home and personal belongings. Ontario residents are more likely to experience a flood than a fire, especially in the spring months, so be sure to prepare your home by following our flood prevention tips. You should also talk to your Insurance Broker to make sure your home and property insurance policy is up to date to help avoid the costliest natural hazard in Ontario. 

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How Proactive Spring Maintenance On Your Home May Help Prevent Costly Insurance Claims

How Proactive Spring Maintenance On Your Home May Help Prevent Costly Insurance Claims

Posted Mar 23rd, 2022

Spring has officially arrived! Conducting basic maintenance on your home or cottage in the spring is an important way to help avoid insurance claims and to help maintain the value of your property. Follow our spring maintenance checklist to help protect your home. 

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2021 | Happy Holidays + Schedule

2021 | Happy Holidays + Schedule

Posted Nov 16th, 2021

As the holiday season approaches we'd like to wish you a very joyous time of year, and extend our most sincere appreciation to our valued clients. In addition, we've shared our 2021 holiday office schedule. 

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The Tiny House Movement and Home Insurance

The Tiny House Movement and Home Insurance

Posted Sep 22nd, 2021

Tiny homes have grown in popularity in recent years, and many people are interested in downsizing. We have Ontario home insurance tips to help ensure your tiny house is protected.

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Vacation In Peace with These Home Preparation Tips

Vacation In Peace with These Home Preparation Tips

Posted Sep 15th, 2021

With the Thanksgiving long weekend approaching, you might be heading out of town for a few days to spend time with family. Consider these tips that will help prepare your home before you leave for vacation.

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Is Your Child’s Laptop Insured While Away at School?

Is Your Child’s Laptop Insured While Away at School?

Posted Aug 27th, 2021

In September, back-to-school is an exciting time, especially if your child is going to university. If you were wondering if their laptop was protected on your home insurance policy if it was lost or stolen while away at school, you should read this.

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Expect The Unexpected: Why You Need A Fire Evacuation Safety Plan

Expect The Unexpected: Why You Need A Fire Evacuation Safety Plan

Posted Aug 18th, 2021

Your family is your most important asset, so protecting them is vital. One of the best ways to ensure your family remains safe is to establish a home fire evacuation safety plan, and we’ve shared how.

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Cost Saving Home Improvement Tips to Ease Your Pain

Cost Saving Home Improvement Tips to Ease Your Pain

Posted Aug 11th, 2021

Home improvements typically add value to your property and can also reduce costs. We’ve shared insightful cost-saving tips for home renovations that won’t break the bank.

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Answers to Questions About Summer Grilling Safety

Answers to Questions About Summer Grilling Safety

Posted Jul 21st, 2021

Summer’s here and that means barbecue grills are fired up. We have some beneficial grilling safety tips that will keep you and your family safe all season.

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Reasons Why Location Impacts Home Insurance Rates

Reasons Why Location Impacts Home Insurance Rates

Posted Jul 5th, 2021

The location of your home is unique and comes with individual risks, which is why your home insurance rates can be impacted by where you live. We’ve shared the answers to the reasons why.

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How to Master Summer Fire Safety with Our Tips

How to Master Summer Fire Safety with Our Tips

Posted Jun 30th, 2021

Summer in Ontario is wonderful because there is so much to do in our gorgeous province! Sadly, some fun summer activities can potentially cause a fire risk so we’ve provided helpful fire safety tips.

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The Best Tips and Advice About Dog Park Etiquette

The Best Tips and Advice About Dog Park Etiquette

Posted Jun 25th, 2021

If you’re a dog owner, you’ve probably visited a dog park or will likely visit one this summer. We have some great tips on dog park etiquette and how to ensure your pet stays safe while visiting.

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