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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 get more protection from the risks you face

Sep 20th, 2018 | FCT

After losing a property through power of sale, a borrower sued both the lender’s lawyer and the lender, seeking both general and punitive damages. The borrower alleged that there were improprieties in…

Legal professionals—how fraud savvy are you?

Sep 15th, 2018 | FCT

Since it’s back to school time, we decided to do a pop quiz to find out how comfortable you are spotting and protecting yourself and your clients from fraud. Good luck! 1….

When a young couple’s dream turns into a nightmare

Aug 31st, 2018 | FCT

Buying a first home is often a very exciting and joyful milestone. Unfortunately, there’s an all too common scenario—a young couple spends almost all their savings on the purchase of a new…

Want to help drive change at FCT? Join Exchange today

Aug 23rd, 2018 | FCT

Earlier this year, we launched Exchange—an online platform that allows you to share your opinions on industry topics as well as our products and services with us. It also offers you the…

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…

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