Life expectancy for Canadians rises to 80.9 years

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Life expectancy at birth continued to rise, reaching a new high of 80.9 years during the three-year period from 2006 to 2008. This was up 0.2 years from 2005-2007. Life expectancy at birth was above the national average in three provinces: British Columbia (81.4 years), Ontario (81.3 years) and Quebec (81.0 years). The lowest life expectancy at birth was recorded in the three territories combined (75.2 years).

FAMILYLENDING.ca (announces Rob Browning)

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Robb and Kim Nelson and the FamilyLending.ca team are pleased to welcome Rob Browning as the Vice President of Operations. As FamilyLending.ca expands its business into other parts of the province and country, Rob will assist our team with developing our organization and establishing branches in other cities. Rob brings a wealth of experience as a leader and manager in … Read More

Consumers paying more for home insurance but mortgage interest costs decreased in Aug

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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 3.1% in the 12 months to August, mainly as a result of higher prices for gasoline and food purchased from stores. This follows increases of 2.7% in July and 3.1% in June. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3% in August. The 0.4 percentage point difference between the year-over-year increases posted in August and July was mainly the result … Read More

Housing Types

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From townhouses to triplexes, there are numerous types of properties available to Canadian consumers. Not sure what layout works best for your family? Then check out our explanation of typical housing types below. Your mortgage payments and regular monthly bills may change depending on the kind of house you acquire, therefore it is vital that you carefully weigh the pros … Read More

Renovating Before Selling – Is It Worth It?

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Before putting your property on the real estate market, many home buyers ask whether or not their home would probably gain value from the home renovation. It could, but there will be things you need to take into consideration prior to finishing home renovations.   Expertise vs. Passion It’s simple to get up to date watching home renovation episodes on … Read More