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How does the AIC’s rule change affect appraisers?

Apr 17th | FCT

In February 2019, the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) published a change to its rules to allow AIC members to use non-members for professional assistance in certain instances. This is allowed if the non-member…

EasyFund by the numbers

Apr 12th | FCT

EasyFund is a secure online service that offers legal professionals the ability to safely manage the transfer of real estate closing funds, effectively reducing the need for certified cheques, bank drafts, direct…

Spotlight claim: real estate fraud

Apr 4th | FCT

Rita* purchased her dream property in 2010. Several years later, she was served with a statement of claim in relation to two mortgages that had been registered in 2015. The lender was…

Watch out for these signs of fraud when processing mortgages

Mar 28th | FCT

Losses from fraud, especially in large transactions like purchases and refinances, can be significant. Whether you’re a lender, mortgage broker or mortgage specialist, it pays to be vigilant and investigate further when…