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Schill Insurance Brokers Ltd

Most people think of insurance as a necessary evil, kind of like taxes. In fact, insurance is good. It keeps you safe and it gives you peace of mind. Better still, when you get insurance through Schill, the process itself is good. Good and easy. Good and sound. Good from start to finish, even the claims. Seriously. Like the circle around our name, Schill delivers on a promise to protect. Whether you're start...
The Home Wash Company

Servicing the Lower Mainland, offering hand washing using soft brushes for the exterior of your home, roof moss removal, professional pressure washing, gutter and window cleaning. NEW FOR WINTER, SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES. ...
Shell Buseys Home Improvements And Renovations - Renovations

Shell Busey’s Home Improvements and Renovations can change the look of your lower mainland BC home both inside and out. From a complete re-design to minor changes, SBHI&R’s consultant can give you ideas and suggestions if you are stumped. Call today to receive a FREE estimate ...
Shell Buseys Home Improvements And Renovations - Kitchens And Bathrooms

Shell Busey’s Home Improvements and Renovations can remodel or redesign your existing kitchen or bathroom. Our consultants can help you with ideas or work with you if you have your own. In your Kitchen, we can install new countertops, installation of new appliances, new flooring, bu...
Shell Buseys Home Improvements And Renovations - Patio Covers And Railings

Looking for extra shade in the summertime? Or want to barbeque in the winter months? A patio cover is just what you need. Let a consultant from Shell Busey’s Home Improvements and Renovations price out a patio cover for your family. Shell Busey’s Home Improvements and Ren...
Shell Buseys Home Improvements And Renovations - Decks

Shell Busey’s Home Improvements and Renovations can repair or replace your deck anywhere in the greater Vancouver area. From wood to vinyl to composite, a SBHI&R consultant can happily give you an estimate for either repair or replacement. Long term moisture exposure can cause ...
Shell Buseys Home Improvements And Renovations - Drywall

Shell Busey’s Home Improvements and Renovations have experienced drywaller installers in the Vancouver area who can repair holes in your interior walls or put up new sheets of drywall if needed. SBHI&R can drywall your ceiling as well, giving you a smooth or textured finish.
Shell Buseys Home Improvements And Renovations - Siding and Stucco

Shell Busey’s Home Improvements and Renovations can repair siding or install new siding to your home. SBHI&R consultants have experience sourcing and installing different types of siding. From James Hardie to Vinyl, they can find a product suitable for your home. Stucco repairs...
Shell Buseys Home Improvements And Renovations - Handyman Services

No job is too big or too small for Shell Busey’s Home Improvements and Renovations handyman services in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. ...
Top 5 Article Search Results for keyword(s): Home Insurance

Knob & Tube Wiring

Q: I read with interest an article regarding home inspections. We too have had a problem with home insurance in recent years. In the spring of 2002 our insurance company sent out a questionnaire with some basic questions about the roof, fireplace, plumbing, electricity etc. A few months later we were shocked to hear that they would no longer provide us with insurance coverage unless we replaced all of our knob and tube wiring within 6 months. We were told this was because of Sept 11, 2001 and t
What Insurance Companies Look for When Insuring Your Home

If you are like most people, you will probably never need to submit an insurance claim but it's important to check that you have adequate insurance coverage and make a complete inventory of your home. The inventory can be either written or videotaped. Include information such a serial numbers, make and model numbers, physical descriptions, and price of purchase (receipts, if possible).
CondoSmarts - How Do We Get Owners To Fix Their Units?

Dear Tony: We have an unusual situation. A flood occurred in our building and the damages were below the deductible which is $25,000. As a result 3 suites 301, 201 and 101 were all damaged, and each owner was instructed to contact their own insurance company to file a claim to repair their units. The flood was caused by the owner of unit 301 changing their own kitchen faucets. Unit 201 did not have home owner insurance and has refused to repair their strata lot, and now the owners on the second
CondoSmarts - Earthquake Insurance

Dear Tony: We live in a 110 unit bare land strata in the Okanagan Valley. Our recent building appraisal increased our property valuation by over 500% because the in ground systems of water, sanitation and roads were included in the assessment. As a result our insurance doubled. We have been talking to our insurance broker over the reason for the increase and questioning whether the costs actually cover anything new or additional costs. Our policy includes earthquake coverage, but we don’t know
Understanding Knob & Tube and Aluminum Wiring

Since the convenience of electricity was first brought in to our homes in the early 1900's, various electrical wiring types have evolved over time and all if installed and maintained correctly can be safe. However, if not installed or maintained correctly, each has potential risks. Shell Busey's Home Service Referral Network receives inquiries from a growing number of people in older homes where insurance policies are being cancelled at renewal or individuals are unable to obtain new coverage
Take preventive steps to save costs later on

Now that the Christmas and new year celebrations are over, my guess is we can sit back and see what surprises may pop up. I am not talking about your credit card statement, although I am sure many people would like to forget about that one. What I am thinking about is your biggest investment: Your home.
Wired for safetys sake: Check out the risks

Since the convenience of electricity was first brought in to our homes in the early 1900s, various electrical wiring types have evolved over time and all if installed and maintained correctly can be safe. However, if not installed or maintained correctly, each has potential risks. My office receives inquiries from a growing number of people in older homes where insurance policies are being cancelled at renewal or individuals are unable to obtain new coverage because of electrical wiring.
CondoSmarts - How Do We Collect For Repairs?

Dear Tony: What happens when an owner refuses to repair water damages to their strata lot? Last year an owner had a pipe break in his strata lot resulting in $8,000 damages to the drywall and carpets. Our insurance deductible is $10,000 so we did not have an insurance claim. The owner did not have insurance to cover the damages, and refused to have the repairs done, so our council decided to repair the strata lot and charge back the amount. The owner has not paid the amount and our strata manage
CondoSmarts - Financing Insurance

Dear Tony: Every year our strata corporation insurance renews at exactly the same time as our new budget is approved. As a result, we never have enough money in the our operating to pay the bill, so the strata corporation finances the insurance policy over 12 months for easy payment, which is over $80,000. One of our owners has challenged this practice claiming we did not disclose the amount of the financing in the budget, and the strata did not get approval for the financing. Have we violated t
Hiring a Contractor

Good contractors have satisfied customers. Ask contractors to provide customer references for projects similar to yours. Then take the time to call these homeowners and ask if the work was done properly, on time, and on budget. Find out if any follow-up work was needed and if this was done satisfactorily. Also ask if they would hire the contractor again.
Understanding Underground Oil Tanks

If your house is more than 35 years old, there probably was an underground heating oil storage tank somewhere on the property. Many homes built between the 1920s and 1960s used oil as a heating fuel, with oil tanks buried close to the foundation of a home. Few homes use oil now, and home owners may not realize that they have an old tank on their property. Tanks have an average life of 20 to 25 years, after which they can begin to leak hazardous materials.
Water Damaged Drywall

Question from Pam in Sherwood Park ----- Dear Shell,Recently, we had a flood in our basement which we found when we returned home from a weeks vacation. We are not sure when the...
GET IT IN WRITING

Having a clear and concise written agreement between yourself and a contractor will help avoid problems before they get in the way of your home improvement projects....
Checklist For Moving

4 Weeks Before Moving... Tour your house and decide which items should be discarded or donated to charity. Consider a moving sale. Call doctors and dentists. They may recommend a colleague near your new home. Get copies of renewable prescriptions. Arrange transfer of school records...
How To Secure Your Home While On Vacation

Q: We have a second vacation home that we go to on the winter months. Can you give us some guidelines regarding leaving our home unlived in for several months.
Home Appraisals A Key Renovation Tool

During the past several years, the home renovation industry has experienced phenomenal growth. As most home appraisers would agree, more and more homeowners are choosing to remain in their current residence as the cost and affordability of homeownership is skyrocketing. Some mortgage brokers and lenders are ordering more appraisal assignments that reflect two values within the report, namely "as is" and "as if the renovations are completed". In order to adapt to the changing times, all parties-
Know the facts on contracts

Spring is here, and that means the spring home show season is as well. I’m sure many of you have attended home shows this spring. I have been at several home shows recently and had the chance to speak to many people who attended the shows. Home shows are a great place to see products you may consider using for your home improvement projects and to speak to the trades people who may end up doing those projects for you. However, I often see many new to market products and services at home shows.
Shopping for a Moving Company

Today most consumers shop for price and theres always a sale somewhere. However when you are shopping for a moving company to ship your possessions, you first want to shop for reputation and experience....
Shopping for a Moving Company

Today most consumers shop for price and theres always a sale somewhere. However when you are shopping for a moving company to ship your possessions, you first want to shop for reputation and experience....
StrataSmart Living

More and more often owners are requesting permission to alter their strata lot or the common property. Alterations can range from installing skylights, closing in decks, to opening the attic in order to create another room. The standard bylaws of the Strata Property Act require the owner to obtain the written permission of the Strata Corporation before commencing the alteration.