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Ontario couple who bought home in winter finds garbage dump in backyard when snow melts [Video]

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TORONTO –When newlyweds Leanne Lebel and Kyle Ellis were looking to buy a home last fall after years of renting, they were frustrated after bidding on 20 homes and losing out to other buyers.

They were advised by their real estate agent to waive a home inspection as a condition of sale and were able to buy a house in Ennismore, which is northeast of Peterborough in February 2021. 

Lebel said when they moved in, they had to get a new furnace right away and spend $7,000 they weren’t planning to. 

"We had to buy a new furnace because there were dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in the home and we are planning to have a baby so we had to replace it," Lebel said. 

The couple bought the house when there was still snow on the ground and were shocked in the spring when the snow melted to …

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Estate Planning for Your Unique family Situation [Video]

Hear from top elder law attorney Lynn St. Louis, founder of Elder Law Group PLLC, as she reviews estate planning for a unique family situation. Elder Law Group PLLC is here to help with Estate Planning, Wills, Asset Protection, Durable Power of Attorney Financial, Durable Power of Attorney Health Care, Health Care Directives, Medical Asset Preservation Strategies, Obtaining Medicaid Benefits, Long Term Care Planning and Probate & Trust Administration.

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In the latest of our yearlong Medicaid & Estate Planning webinar series in collaboration with Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, held on September 2, 2021, partner Constantina Papageorgiou discussed: • Medicaid eligibility.• Medicaid planning and asset protection.• Empowering caretakers through health care proxies, living wills, powers of attorney, and guardianships.• Wills, trusts, and other planning techniques.• Preventing the dissipation of assets to taxes, creditors, and long-term care expenses.• Preserving personal and family wealth.• Planning for succession and distribution of assets.