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Contribution Principle

This is the principle which specifies the factors that must be taken into account when calculating dividends. At Canada Life, the key factors are: interest earnings, mortality, and operating expense.


Issue

When an item is approved and released for sale, or when a policy or sales contract is accepted.


Level Premium

A premium that remains unchanged throughout the life of a policy


Underwriting

Evaluating and classifying potential risk of a client.


Mortgage Term

The number of years or months over which you pay a specified interest rate. Terms usually range from six months to 10 years.


Appraisal

A written report by a qualified appraiser estimating the value of a property.



CC&Rs

Covenants, conditions and restrictions, which control the use of the property.


Patio home

Small, single-family home with a patio.


Air Space

The area between insulation facing and interior of exterior wall coverings. Normally a 1" air gap.


Amps

See Ampere


Fiber Glass Insulation

An energy-efficient glass fiber product manufactured by Owens Corning to ensure the best thermal and noise control performance available.


Forced Air Heating

A common form of heating with natural gas, propane, oil or electricity as a fuel. Air is heated in the furnace and distributed through a set of metal ducts to various areas of the house.


Load-Bearing Wall

Includes all exterior walls and any interior wall that is aligned above a support beam or girder. Normally, any wall that has a double horizontal top plate.


Low-Voltage System

Provides security, entertainment, communications, environmental control, networking, and other functions generally powered by a signal cable, phone line or data cable. Is not typically metered.


Sump

A pit in the basement in which water collects to be pumped out with a sump pump.


 

 

 

 

 



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