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Are These Common Houseplants Pet Safe?

By Jake McCoy on Sep 16, 2022 10:38:00 AM

Houseplants are becoming a staple of households all across Canada with the industry growing at 50% rate year over year from 2020 onward. This coupled with a wave of pandemic pets being adopted means that homes have more pets and more plants than ever before! With this information in hand, our friends at Pet Shield Insurance are working with Armour to do our part to make sure your pets are healthy in their home. 

Topics: home insurance Homeowners Tenants Insurance pet insurance House Plants
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Low-Cost Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

By Gina Schopfer on Jan 20, 2022 10:15:39 AM

Whether you're looking to sell your home, or enjoy it for yourself, making low-cost home improvements can make a major impact. Before you put your home on the market, we recommend looking into cost-effective ways to bring up your home's value. Here are our budget-friendly home improvement tips:

Topics: Home Insurance Tips Homeowners home maintenance
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Lloydminster's Housing Market

By Gina Schopfer on Nov 5, 2021 4:34:52 PM

Lloydminster, often referred to as "Lloyd," or "The Border City," is found on the Yellowhead Highway, between Edmonton and Saskatoon. The city sits right on the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, and its 100-foot high border markers are impossible to miss. Their four themes include: oil and gas, the Barr Colonists, agriculture, and First Nations & Métis. The gap between the steel pillars of each monument represents the actual border. These markers were constructed in 1994. Lloydminster's population, according to Stats Canada's 2016 Census, sits at 34,583.

Topics: Homeowners Lloydminster
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Calgary's Hail Resistant Rebate Program

By Gina Schopfer on Aug 5, 2021 1:30:00 PM

Have you experienced damage to your roof or home from a hailstorm in 2020? Do you live in the Calgary area? The Resilient Roofing Rebate Program may be just for you!

Topics: Home Insurance Tips Homeowners home maintenance
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Home Sharing Insurance for Short Term Rentals

By Alannah McEwan on Feb 27, 2017 4:06:16 PM

Do you rent out your entire home or part of your home on a short term basis? Aviva now offers coverage specifically designed for those who rent their property through home rental networks!

Topics: home insurance insurance Homeowners
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Fall Maintenance Tips For Your Home That Can Save You Money

By Alannah McEwan on Oct 27, 2016 11:10:30 AM

Fall is here and now is the perfect time to start preparing your home for winter. Regular home maintenance can help you avoid paying for major repairs. It can also reduce your number of homeowner insurance claims (an increase in claims can increase your insurance premiums).

Take care of these important home maintenance tasks to ensure your home is ready for winter.  

Topics: Home Insurance Tips home Homeowners home maintenance home renovations
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Insurance Tips for Home Owners

By Alannah McEwan on Sep 2, 2016 11:39:18 AM

Home ownership is one of the biggest financial investments that Canadians make. You want to make sure that this large investment is properly insured. Your home is vulnerable to damage and destruction. Fire, flood, and theft are just some examples. Properly insuring your home means that you have adequate coverage in the event of serious damage or destruction.

Topics: home insurance home Homeowners home renovations
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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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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.

Topics: home insurance Home Insurance Tips Homeowners Home Insurance Blog
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Satellite Images of Fort Mac Damage

By Rob Stevenson on May 17, 2016 11:30:00 AM

The Government of Alberta and Google have both released satellite images of the devastation that the wild fires in Northern Alberta have caused. Alberta's Map Services App comes with a warning that "structures that appear to be standing should not be considered undamaged". While these maps may not provide all the answers that victims are seeking, for many this is a first glimpse into what waits for them back home.

Topics: home insurance Homeowners Fort McMurray

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