Blog

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.

Property Owners

5 things to consider before buying an investment property

Nov 19th, 2020 | FCT

Are you thinking about investing in your first rental property? It’s a big step. But with careful research and some time and effort, it can be a great way to generate a…

Title Insurance

Don’t get caught high and dry

Nov 12th, 2020 | FCT

Buying a home is both exciting and nerve-wracking.  But it can become downright terrifying when an unexpected expense suddenly appears. A title insurance policy is an important investment that can save you…

Caring for the Community

Financial Literacy 101

Nov 5th, 2020 | FCT

Did you know that 48% of Canadians have lost sleep because they are worried about their finances or that 44% are living from paycheck to paycheck? November is Financial Literacy Month and…

Title Insurance

Haunted by liens, encroachments, violations and title fraud?

Oct 30th, 2020 | FCT

Are you ready for some scary, real-life, real estate horror stories to kick off Halloween? Check out our latest video and find out how not to get trapped by the ghosts of…

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Real Estate Fraud and Security – A Q&A with Marie Taylor

Oct 22nd, 2020 | FCT

Canadians are more concerned about fraud today than they were 5 years ago. The reason? Fraudsters are finding increasingly sophisticated methods to get around safeguards. The continual move to a more digital…

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In celebration of credit unions

Oct 15th, 2020 | FCT

Did you know that the first official credit union started in Germany in 1849 to provide low-income workers with an alternative to loan sharks? The theme for this year’s International Credit Union…

Home Owners

Title insurance vs home insurance – Do you know the difference?

Oct 9th, 2020 | FCT

Many homeowners are uncertain about the differences between home insurance vs title insurance. Unfortunately, if you don’t understand the differences you can leave yourself vulnerable to unpleasant surprises down the road. Take…

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Coffee Break with Sam Ishak

Oct 1st, 2020 | FCT

Meet Sam Ishak, our Chief Information Officer responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of technology for FCT, including architecture, application development, information security, infrastructure, business intelligence and technical services. Sam has…

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Virtual learning and education in a complex environment

Sep 28th, 2020 | FCT

In February, Forbes ran an article on the technologies disrupting the property and real estate industry. The article began with a sentence that would ring true throughout the rest of 2020, “no…