CIBC is reporting that the amount Canadians are spending on home renovations and upgrades has dropped to the lowest level in five years.
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By Insurance Hunter Team on Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:15
By Insurance Hunter Team on Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:15
With the prospect of more high-rise buildings one the, well, rise, many are concerned about the affect they will have on the amount of sunlight that is shed on the downtown core. Among them is 66-year old George Traini. Traini has lived just north of the Art Gallery of Ontario for four decades and enjoys exploring the area during sunny afternoons. The idea of high-rises coming in and disrupting the natural sunlight in the area worries him greatly.
"Morning sun is sunlight, Vitamin D, it makes for a healthy lifestyle," he said. "No one wants to live in constant darkness."
By Insurance Hunter Team on Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:15
The Kents bought their Vancouver home in 1972 for $40K and are part of a small group of homeowners that are petitioning their province.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:26
While owning a home is high on the list of aspirations for Canadian millennials, few are on track to turn their dreams into a reality.
It’s more bad news for Toronto’s housing market, with new figures revealing home sales were down 39.5% year-on-year in March.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:27
New items are being thrown out that weren’t too much of a problem a few decades ago. A spike in plastics, sometimes glued to other materials, has pushed recycling programs into overdrive. These are materials recycling plants were never meant to deal with on such an intensive level.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:32
Toronto’s housing market continues to suffer, with the number of new homes being built continuing to slump.
The IBC have issued advice in the event of an earthquake, following yesterday’s Tsuanami warning for the coast of BC, which was later cancelled.
The warning came after a powerful earthquake struck about 250km southeast of Chiniak, Alaska.
IBC reached out to residents to stress the urgency of preparing your home and aligning your insurance policies.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:09
Dr. Wei Tzuoh Chen, a kidney specialist from the United States, is selling his $45 million dollar 9,000 square foot Malibu beachfront mansion. The real kicker? He is willing to accept Bitcoin as part of the sale.
Chen is not the first to sell his home for the cryptocurrency, and with it’s rising popularity, one could be fairly certain that he will not be the last. A quick Google search yields a number of stories of homeowners making the gamble.
Chen decided to make Bitcoin part of the deal because he was intrigued by the investment possibilities.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Thu, 12/28/2017 - 11:48
Thursday morning saw temperatures that broke a 57-year-old record in the city of Toronto. Temperatures dipped below a frigid -22C°, surpassing 1960’s record of -18.9C°.
"It's basically all across the country that the cold weather is entrenched, and it's not going away quickly," said Peter Kimbell, warning preparedness meteorologist at Environment Canada. "In Ontario we don't see an end to this cold until at least the end of the first week of January.”