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The FCT blog aims to answer your industry questions, examine current market trends and provide key information on the value of our products and services.

The FCT blog does not represent a single author or opinion. Instead, it represents the collective voice and experience of FCT’s dedicated niche experts.

How to keep your customers engaged

Aug 16th, 2018 | FCT

It’s important to connect and engage with your customers beyond the first sale, especially since there is a direct correlation between customer engagement and loyalty. In fact, a Forbes article cited that…

Do you really need title insurance for a condo?

Aug 9th, 2018 | FCT

There’s a general misconception in some areas that the only reason you get title insurance is for survey coverage, and if you’re buying a condo, survey coverage isn’t relevant so title insurance…

Four tips to stage your house like a professional

Aug 2nd, 2018 | FCT

If you’re selling your house, you want it to go quickly and for top dollar. One way to make your house more appealing to the most number of people is by staging…

Three reasons to consider refinancing

Jul 27th, 2018 | FCT

When you refinance your home, you’re basically replacing your existing mortgage with a new one—sometimes with better terms. In most cases, the best time to refinance is when your term is up…

Marijuana, lenders and title insurance

Jul 18th, 2018 | FCT

As you may already know, starting October 17, the recreational use of marijuana will be legalized in Canada. However, growing marijuana at home is prohibited in a few provinces, including Quebec. Even…

Why you can count on FCT’s underwriting team

Jul 12th, 2018 | FCT

Did you know that across the country, real estate is consistently one of the riskiest areas of law to practice? From the beginning of a real estate transaction to long after the…

Why Western Protocol is not enough for your clients

Jul 5th, 2018 | FCT

Sam Jones* had been living in his home for a few years before he decided to apply for a permit to renovate his house. In reviewing his application, the city discovered that…

What happens when you get the wrong information about your property?

Jun 28th, 2018 | FCT

Jason Bates*, a seasoned investor in commercial real estate was selling his property, and there was a new building search done as part of the process. Unfortunately for Jason, the new search…

How will the legalization of marijuana affect the real estate market?

Jun 21st, 2018 | FCT

On April 13, 2017, the federal Cannabis Act, which legalizes and regulates the recreational use of cannabis (also known as marijuana or weed) in Canada, was introduced. The government proposed to legalize…

Why should you know your credit score?

Jun 14th, 2018 | FCT

A credit score is basically an evaluation of your creditworthiness or the level of risk you would pose to lenders. It’s calculated based on your credit report—a file that keeps track of…

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