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SGI's New Aluminum Wiring Requirements

By Gina Schopfer on Jun 18, 2021 3:41:14 PM

Does your home have aluminum wiring?

Aluminum wiring was commonly used during the 1960s-70s. The price of copper had skyrocketed at the time, and aluminum seemed like the perfect alternative to conduct electricity. Since then, studies have determined that it's much more likely to cause a fire. There are a few reasons for this:

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10 Surprising Things That Are Covered by Home Insurance

By Economical Insurance on Mar 19, 2021 2:20:10 PM

Your home insurance policy is designed to protect you and your property in all kinds of emergencies, from fires and floods to theft and vandalism — but you might be surprised to learn that these 10 things are covered in most standard home insurance policies:

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Busting 5 Common Home Insurance Myths

By Economical Insurance on Mar 9, 2021 4:23:45 PM

When you're shopping for home insurance, you'll probably come across a lot of helpful (and, let's face it, not so helpful) information — but how much of it is actually true? Let's break down five of the most common myths about home insurance.

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Special Limits - Does Your Home Insurance Cover More Than $5k Worth of Jewelry?

By Rob Stevenson on Nov 24, 2020 9:25:20 AM

Did you know that your home insurance policy has has limits that restrict the amount of money you can recover when certain items are stolen or lost? This means that for items such as Jewelry, Stamps and Bicycles the amount of money recoverable in a claim is capped. There are two ways to increase your coverage where needed, read on to see which works best for you.

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High Level Wildfires Spur Insurance Companies to Restrict Binding in the Region

By Rob Stevenson on May 22, 2019 3:01:15 PM


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Tips to Getting Your Mortgage Approved

By Alannah McEwan on Aug 15, 2016 9:41:04 AM

Thinking of buying a home? You’ll probably first need to get approved for a mortgage. To improve your chances, there are a variety of things that you can do. Being prepared will help you show the lender that you are ready and able to take on a mortgage. Below are some tips to help you increase your chances of being approved for a mortgage. 

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Aviva Home Protect Bundle

By Alannah McEwan on Aug 3, 2016 12:31:39 PM

Aviva’s Home Protect Bundle is a new product available to home and condo owners who have their insurance policy with Aviva Insurance Company of Canada. This cost saving value added package was created to help you decrease and prevent claims. It also offers a variety of assistance services from professionals in legal matters, health issues, and real estate. 

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What You Need to Know About Fridge and Freezer Claims & Food Spoilage

By Rob Stevenson on Jun 3, 2016 9:48:09 AM

With Fort McMurray residents on their way back to homes that haven't had power for an entire month now, it's inevitable that they will be returning to a fridge full of rotten food. It doesn't take a month to ruin your food AND your fridge though. Here's what you should do if you have been without power to your fridge or freezer for any extended period of time.

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Jewellery, Bicycles and Stamps - Your Home Insurance Has Limits

By Rob Stevenson on Mar 11, 2016 12:08:21 PM

Your home insurance policy has two parts. Property and Liability. Liability coverage is generally meant to protect you incase someone is injured on your property and launches a lawsuit against you. Your property coverage is meant to provide replacement costs in the event that your home or your belongings inside the home are damaged or stolen. But, did you know that there are limits to amount that your belongings are covered for?

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The Top 6 Ways that Renovations can Void Your Home Insurance

By Rob Stevenson on May 22, 2015 11:13:05 AM

Between picking out tile and choosing paint colours, speaking with your home insurance broker doesn't usually come up when planning renovations to your home. Sure, you don't need to update your home insurance policy every time you change the hardware on your kitchen cabinets, but there are some projects where your broker is going to be your best friend.

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