Not everyone wants the hustle and bustle of the city life. For many newcomers to Canada the shock and drastic difference of living in a city versus the smaller communities they once lived in can be life altering. We hear from newcomer clients that they do not understand how they have not met their neighbours and how everyone seems so busy yet no one is talking to one another. This busy yet individual lifestyle is not what some people and families are looking for. The advantages of moving to a smaller city or town are definitely appealing to some families.
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Eric, Francine and their family of 8 came to Canada a short 19 months ago. Those 19 months have been full – to say the least. In this time they have felt their first cold Winnipeg winter, they have moved 3 times, welcomed a new baby into the world, found employment in multiple jobs, and they have bought their first home in Canada.
Over the holidays, there were 2 large fires in Winnipeg’s west end and this reminded me of the need for renters to have tenant's insurance. A misconception for many renters is that the building insurance that the landlord has will cover any personal loss during a fire or other emergency. This is NOT TRUE. The insurance that the owner of the building has will not cover any personal belongings of the tenants.
Below I will outline the Top 4 reasons all tenants should have tenant insurance.
#1 Damages to personal belongings
It is nearing the end of November and I just realized that this whole month has been Financial Literacy month! What is financial literacy and why is it important? Why does New Journey Housing even talk about money management? How is it related to housing? Read on to learn more.
Look out for our new Blog coming soon !