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August 21, 2021

What percentage of your home office is tax deductible?

In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic incited a mass exodus from the office and turned 40% of working Canadians into remote employees. Should you be one of these, you most likely converted your spare room into an office. Or, without having a spare room, your dinning table, kitchen table, couch or bedroom has now become the […]

August 20, 2021

Condo insurance deductibles are increasing – here's the way it may affect owners

$274,000. Allow that to number sink in for another. That's just how much the annual insurance premium for a 181-unit condo building in Langley, B.C., increased in December 2021, more than tripling from $97,000 annually to $371,000. OK. $245,000. Now allow that to number sink in. That's how much exactly the same condo building's insurance […]

August 18, 2021

Eight items to know when buying your first home

Low rates of interest and also the desire to have more living space in a remote-working world have encouraged some Canadians to stop renting in major cities and begin buying property in smaller towns and cities. That exodus helps keep your country's housing market buoyant – so much in fact that the Canadian Real Estate […]

August 18, 2021

How you can resolve a home insurance claim dispute

Robert's insurance nightmare began on the stormy day last summer. He was sitting inside his basement apartment in downtown Toronto when water suddenly started spewing from the drain cover in the center of his floor. It oozed outward, slowly drenching his couch, machine, shoes, and book collection. Pretty soon, the water was up to his […]

August 17, 2021

Protect your house against water damage and save on insurance

The onset of spring is a welcome reprieve if you are not fans of winter sports or shorter days. But with the warmer weather comes the melting of snow, and much more rain. And whether you are a house owner or renter, all that extra water can cause leaks, flooding, water backup, and overall damage […]