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Why You Need a Home Inventory for Insurance

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Insurance may seem like a set-it-and-forget-it scenario. Once you purchase home insurance, you don't have to worry about it until time comes to make a claim, right? That's true in some respects, but one important part of taking care of your home is keeping an up-to-date inventory of your belongings. That streamlines the claim process ... Continue Reading

Will Insurance Cover Property Damage from a Wildfire If You're Travelling?

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This spring and summer have left a lot of Canadians worried about property damage from recent floods and forest fires. Alberta had fires and there was massive flooding in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. It's enough to make you want to escape it all and go on a vacation, but if you're travelling, you might ... Continue Reading

How Community Assistance Mobile Pavilion...

After events that cause high levels of insured damage, the IBC's Community Assistance Mobile Pavilion (CAMP) connects insureds with their insurance companies to facilitate the claims process.

Why Title Insurance is Essential When You Buy a Home

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You know about home insurance -- but what about title insurance? This usually incurs a one-time premium cost but protects against various perils that affect your clear ownership of your home. It may seem like an unnecessary add-on to your home purchase price, but it can bring you real value. Here's what title insurance covers ... Continue Reading

Heritage Homes May Need Special Insurance - Here's Why

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Owning a piece of history can be a great experience -- but when that history is a heritage home, it may cost more than you think to insure. Heritage homes require special maintenance and may take more time to rebuild after disaster because of government regulations. Here's what you need to include in your heritage ... Continue Reading