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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.

Real Estate

The return of foreign buyers and the Pacific market

Sep 23rd, 2021 | By FCT

Foreign buyers dominated headlines—and if those headlines are to be believed, the market, back in the early to mid-2010s. Two successive provincial governments in B.C. set up foreign buyers’ taxes in order…

Legal Professionals

Three essential things to look for in a title insurance provider

Sep 9th, 2021 | By FCT

Since coming to Canada in the early 90s, title insurance has become a reliable source of security for more and more homeowners. As a legal professional, you have more options than ever…

Caring for the Community

Meet the William G. Davis Scholarship recipient for 2021

Sep 2nd, 2021 | By FCT

On August 25, we had the honour of awarding the 2021 William G. Davis Scholarship. Named for the late Honourable William G. Davis, a chairman of FCT’s board, former education minister and…

Lending Professionals

Automated property valuation and the lender experience

Aug 26th, 2021 | By FCT

Successfully operating as a broker or mortgage specialist, or operating a lending institution takes instinct and strategy in an industry where one bad call can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Lending…

FCT

Coffee break with Brenna Charles

Aug 19th, 2021 | By FCT

To many successful national lenders in the mortgage broker channel, Brenna Charles is the face of FCT. A business development director for Residential Lending Solutions (RLS) and recently named CMP Rising Star,…

Legal Professionals

How to protect your clients and prevent losses from tax liens

Aug 12th, 2021 | By FCT

When a recycling and scrap shipping company in Redwater, Alberta applied for a loan from a major bank to make improvements to its property, everything seemed fine. The loan officer did their…

Home Owners

How do I know if I have homeowner’s title insurance?

Aug 5th, 2021 | By FCT

Title insurance can cover potentially massive losses and completely turn around what would otherwise have been an awful situation. When unexpected issues come up, it’s important to make sure you’re protected—you might…

Title Insurance

How a Kelowna, B.C. homeowner saved thousands with one email

Jul 29th, 2021 | By FCT

When Sofia Jensen* bought a three-bedroom home in a sleepy neighborhood of Kelwona B.C, she thought she was about to settle in for peace and quiet. A few years later, the city…

Title Insurance

What is Title Insurance and Other Questions Answered

Jul 22nd, 2021 | By FCT

Title insurance can easily seem like another unnecessary add-on to the already complicated and costly process of buying a house, but nothing could be further from the truth. It can help speed…

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