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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.

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…

Why the appraisal industry in Canada is ready for change

Jun 8th, 2018 | FCT

Customers today want things faster than ever before—their standards are set by taxi apps, instant access to hundreds of TV shows online, and answers to any question at their fingertips. In fact,…

4 questions you should ask your mortgage broker

Jun 1st, 2018 | FCT

If you’re using a mortgage broker to either make a purchase or refinance your home, you may have one question in mind—what’s the best interest rate you can get me? While rate…

Why is it important to offer customers choice?

May 25th, 2018 | FCT

Customers’ expectations are changing with respect to how they interact with organizations. According to Accenture Strategy, 73 percent of customers get frustrated when providers fail to offer convenient interaction methods. And 59…

Can you lien on your title insurance policy?

May 17th, 2018 | FCT

The answer is a resounding yes! When Janice* tried to refinance her house, she discovered that there was a lien of over $2,500 registered on it. This took her by surprise as…

How is data impacting the real estate industry?

May 11th, 2018 | FCT

Data is everywhere. People are talking about it, sharing it, stealing it, hiding it, using it to target ads, and whatever they can think of! So, what’s the big deal about data…

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