Protect your home against winter’s wrath

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(NC) As Canadians, we are fortunate to experience nature’s splendour through all four seasons. However, extra steps need to be taken to protect your home against damage that could be incurred with cold temperatures, ice and snow. “Preparing your home for old man winter’s arrival will help you to protect your investment,” says Royal LePage […]

Renovator, beware: The challenges of finished basements

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  (NC)—Canadians love to renovate and one of the most popular projects is to finish the basement — otherwise known as the wreck room, the kid’s playroom or the man-cave. Some do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) may consider this type of renovation to be fairly straightforward and easy, but the truth is that it requires careful planning and […]

Find out how home renovations affect your insurance

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  (NC)—Homeowners renovate for a variety of reasons. Some build additions to accommodate their growing families. Some replace outdated systems, making their house more energy-efficient and eco-friendly. Still others want to increase the aesthetic appeal and market value of their homes. Whatever the reason you decide to undertake a renovation project, it’s important for you […]