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Invest in condos? With purpose-built rental unable to keep up with high rental demand, low inventory is driving up rental income for condo owners

Invest in condos? With purpose-built rental unable to keep up with high rental demand, low inventory is driving up rental income for condo owners

For the condo-owner who sees their unit as an investment, there hasn’t been a better time to be a landlord. Rents continue to dramatically increase due to a number of key factors: low inventory not enough purpose-built rentals not enough condo owners willing to rent some potential buyers of condos are renting temporarily, as they… Continue Reading

You probably don’t have flood insurance: very few policies do, even though “$1 billion has become the new normal for yearly catastrophic losses”

You probably don’t have flood insurance: very few policies do, even though “$1 billion has become the new normal for yearly catastrophic losses”

Insurance companies rarely ask if a home owner wants or needs inflitration or overland water flood insurance. In a survey of 2300 Canadians, 70% of respondents say their insurance company never even mentioned flood insurance [1]. Yet, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada: “In today’s world of extreme weather events, $1 billion has become… Continue Reading

Choking Hazards: Step-by-Step How to Help — Part Three

Choking Hazards: Step-by-Step How to Help — Part Three

Parts one and two of this three-part special feature discussed choking hazards, cautionary tales, the warning signs of choking, and preventative measures. In this third and final section, we take a look at life-saving techniques geared toward choking children and babies. If you are ever in the position to need to save a choking child,… Continue Reading

Choking Hazards: Prevention is key — Part Two

Choking Hazards: Prevention is key — Part Two

The first part of this series reflected on tragedies and one near-tragedy that occurred and the warnings that their parents have shared in order to keep this from happening to other children. Part two will describe the warning signs of choking and focus on ways to prevent choking altogether. Afterwards, read on to part three… Continue Reading

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